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!
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?
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What one word or phrase would you suggest to describe this setting?
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Ten years ago, I shared a book with my father. Now, I get photos like this from him…
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I leave it to you, the reader, to decide if this is not the world’s most beautiful bookstore! … More Book-arest: Finding the MOST beautiful book store in the world!
For the last twenty years I have lived in a country that was not able to defend itself from the Tyrant next door. Only through the selfless sacrifice of others from Canada, Great Britain and the United States of America has this small country been able to live in liberty and peace since 1945. Thousands … More In Memory of Liberty
I took an hour today and visited an infamous spot at the train station in Iasi, Romania. On a cold March morning in 1997, a customs officer was found here, dead, half dressed, having fallen From the Rooftops. Was it suicide? Was he pushed? It was a rather unnerving twenty minutes, standing on this corner … More Always Visit the Scene of the Crime
Recently St. Michael’s golden domed monastery in the old city of Kyiv, Ukraine celebrated the nine hundredth year anniversary of its founding. That’s pretty darn old! So you’d forgive me if I made the mistake of planning this beautiful cathedral and the ancient complex surrounding it as a setting in my new novel, From the … More Kyiv’s Disappearing Cathedral
Many people these days keep a smartphone in their back pants pocket for quick, indiscriminate selfies. Me? I keep a compact writing book, secured by a black elastic band, in my pocket to record the impressions and emotions I experience when visiting a place. A picture may be worth a thousand words…but are they the … More A Writer’s Block (Pocket Sized)