George Orwell and his epic novel 1984 are making a comeback. His character Winston Smith existed in a world where freedom and privacy have disappeared. Some think this is happening today. His colleague H. G. Wells wrote War of the Worlds and because of that we can thank Wells for introducing us to ‘fake news,’… Read More

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Happy New Year and I hope 2017 will be good to you – better than it’s been for me so far. I began the year with my left forearm in a cast due to a broken wrist sustained in mid-December and it ain’t fun, especially when you need two hands to type, never mind negotiating… Read More

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Where in the world do writers get all their ideas? Well that’s just it. The world. And beyond. Sometimes dreams play a part. Stephen King got the idea for Misery after he fell asleep on an airplane. He dreamt about a woman who held this author prisoner. She killed him, skinned him, fed his remains… Read More

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As a writer I like to poke the bear and in my case it’s the historical bear. For example, Americans think of baseball as their game and there is no bigger name in the sport than Babe Ruth. Ruth hitting his first pro home run in Canada may rub some the wrong way. But Ruth… Read More

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I will be a guest on the show Daytime Toronto with host Val Cole on Rogers Cable TV on Wednesday, March 2 to discuss my books, especially the novel The Last Witness, and the situation with young people not knowing history. Daytime Toronto airs at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and midnight… Read More

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For the month of May my novel The Last Witness is on a virtual book tour with Partners in Crime tours. You can check it out at … http://www.partnersincrimetours.net/ Also, Historical Fictionistas is a group at Goodreads and its theme for this coming July is Middle East history. The group is now accepting nominations for… Read More

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My novel The Last Witness is reviewed in the latest edition of The Hidden Child which is published by The Hidden Child Foundation in New York City. Download review. The video in which we ask university students what they know about World War II and the Holocaust was shown to kick off an international conference… Read More

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One-week Promotion for QUMRAN

Starting today April 15th and running through the 19th you can download the Kindle version of my new novel QUMRAN for free! This is a special, one-week promotion. QUMRAN is a biblical-historical thriller about an archeologist – an expert on the Romans – who makes a fascinating discovery in the Holy Land, but there are… Read More

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