Get Lost!

We want to inspire you to leave the smart phone at home, turn off the GPS navigation system, stop checking for new Facebook posts and get out and enjoy the wonders of this world and experience your life by getting lost and then finding a new way home. Get outside your comfort zone by jumping … More Get Lost!

The Dutch Cycle of Life

I didn’t steal my first Dutch bicycle, I salvaged it from a local train station. It had been abandoned since February and stood rusting in the rain and frost, there in the bushes, until I finally decided to take it home in April. With some elbow grease and a new back tire I would have … More The Dutch Cycle of Life

Swedish: The Nordic Language of Love

To this day I regret not learning to speak Swedish when I had the chance. My first visit to Sweden was also my first visit to any country where English is not the first language. During a journey when anything that could wrong, did go wrong, speaking a little bit of Swedish could have helped … More Swedish: The Nordic Language of Love

Disneyland On Strike?

Matthew’s third birthday was to be spent at Disneyland, frolicking with Mickey and Pinocchio. We didn’t have a big budget available, so we traveled on a small one. We rode in the second class train to Paris and stayed in a youth hostel. We ate picnics under the Eiffel Tower and walked between the museums to … More Disneyland On Strike?

Reading in a Winter Wonderland for $0.99

For all the new followers of the Fly by Night Press website and WordPress blog site, I invite you to join me in a very snowy winter wonderland adventure, found in pages of my first novel, The Deceit of Riches. (Click here to watch the Book Trailer) From now until 2 January, the e-book is … More Reading in a Winter Wonderland for $0.99

Please judge my book by its cover!

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but are they the right words? Planning and designing a cover can make or break a book’s success. Will a reader find the art work on the front (and back) of a closed book intriguing enough to pick it up? If she is tempted enough to open … More Please judge my book by its cover!

Road Trip through Romania as it Celebrates 100 years of Nationhood

Val has just written an article for a major travel blog called Cheeseweb!  It details the best of our epic summer trip through Romania.  Click HERE to read it. You can also watch our videos below for a taste of what’s happening in each of Romania’s three regions:  Wallachia (Bucharest), Transylvania, and Moldova (Iași).   … More Road Trip through Romania as it Celebrates 100 years of Nationhood

Christmas in Aachen, Germany

How do Europeans celebrate Christmas?  In a variety of ways!  Each country has its own fascinating traditions which have come down through the ages, bringing holiday cheer to young and old.  Germans celebrate Christmas in a big way, and German Christmas Markets are an integral part of the German holiday traditions.  Follow us through the … More Christmas in Aachen, Germany

Why is this author smiling tonight?

Thanks to all of our new followers in the WordPress community!  My first novel, The Deceit of Riches, has just broken though into a Top 100 list on a Amazon.com sales list. Under the category of Historical Fiction: Russian, with growing sales, it has reached #99 today…and this author is smiling about it!  It’s the … More Why is this author smiling tonight?

The Deceit of Riches Book Trailer

Watch our new book trailer to find out more about this thrilling novel, an excellent gift choice. It’s available now for a reduced price as a paperback or Kindle download, or through Kindle Unlimited.  Check Amazon via the button to the right.

Masterful Suspense

A senior Russian military engineer is murdered. Is it espionage or treason? In the modern Russian revolution, corruption and hidden agendas in both government and industry have replaced law and order. When Peter Turner, an American student uncovers a murderous shadow network of extortion, money laundering and espionage he must get out of Russia before … More Masterful Suspense