Poland will play a part in the story. But I am saying no more here right now. 😉Read more "On Page One"
Underneath language differences we are all basically the same. Wordless photography on Instagram can help remind us of that fact.Read more "When Words Will Not Do"
We flew back here to London on Friday evening. We are now re-acclimating time-zone-wise. However, we cannot go out for 10 days.Read more "From “Self-Isolation”"
What the hell has happened? Many in the country are clearly fearful of innovation, fearful of the future, indeed seemingly fearful of EVERYTHING they do not immediately understand.Read more "This Winter Of Disarray"
As promised at the end of the previous post: several of the historical men… and their fictional influences.Read more "Who “Are” They? (Part II)"
Real women in history have a major impact on my writing – in fictionalization. For that is the nature of writing fiction: I believe all fictionalization is invariably sourced – even subconsciously – from real people a writer has, in some way, shape, or form, bumped into somewhere in life.Read more "Who “Are” They?"
We have always had trouble defining with precision what makes an American; but that is actually not a bad thing because that creates a flexibility about boundaries and allows the identity more easily to evolve.Read more "The (Endlessly Evolving) American"
Hello! I know I have been quiet this past week. Let me explain: We are in New York, in the Catskills, at our house here, and have just completed a “mini-quarantine” under New York anti-Covid guidelines for arriving travelers.Read more "Hurdles Of Pandemic Travel"
I do not expect, or even hope…
…to be able to please every reader.
And I do not count words as I write.Read more "Words Written"
We as Americans among ourselves may at times forget – or we are MANIPULATED into forgetting by demagogues such as the soon to be ex-president – that we have more in common than we may realize.Read more "If You Are Younger Than About 35…"
I hope you go to Eternity thinking, “Yeh, that bastard Robert was right.” Damn straight. I do know a helluva lot more about it than you and your ilk do.Read more "A Distant Horizon"
I have spent a lot of time recently staring at and frantically typing more of the new manuscript. One thing I have learned since 2013 is that there is no easy way to write a novel. Don’t believe anyone who tells you it is not a big effort.Read more "On A Scroll"
I took a moment to be alone with her: I kissed her now lifeless forehead, and paused as I thought briefly on how while her troubles were mercifully over our lives going forward would never be the same…Read more "Half A Decade Ago"
This post is perhaps mostly for you other author “nerds” out there, I guess. I am sure you have your opinion on this too. I hope, though, others of you might find it interesting, of course.Read more "Lost In “The Crowd?”"
Given my relatively low author profile, when I think about it I am awestruck at how many of my books have been bought over the years. But this 2020 is not just any year; these are extraordinary times.Read more "Extraordinary Times"