Many years ago I lived in Romania for 16 months as a young American volunteer. It was in the mid-nineties; communism (as it only shortly before existed in Romania) was a thing of the past, but its shadows still loomed large. Huge, half-built ‘hunger domes’ — that had been intended as neighborhood mess halls — … More Book Review: I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
It’s October and author V M Karren has been hard at work racing to get his new novel ready for launch in a few weeks. It’s called October Revelations and is the third and final book in The Deceit of Riches Trilogy. October Revelations, which is scheduled for release on November 12th of this year, … More October Revelations: A Great New Fall Read
You gotta Love it to Write it! … More “You gotta Love it to Write it!”
I leave it to you, the reader, to decide if this is not the world’s most beautiful bookstore! … More Book-arest: The MOST beautiful book store in the world!
My dear readers, I am excited to present to you the book trailer for my new novel From the Rooftops, the long-awaited sequel to my award-winning historical thriller The Deceit of Riches! I will be releasing From the Rooftops on October 10th, 2019 via Amazon. Pre-orders will soon be available, so stay tuned. As subscribers, … More Book Trailer: From the Rooftops by V M Karren
The new official trailer of The Tales of a Fly-By-Night by V M Karren is now available on YouTube for viewing! Here you can catch a glimpse of the beauty, humor, and grandeur behind this collection of travel stories from across Europe. Click HERE to read a sample of the book, or order your … More Book Trailer: The Tales of a Fly-By-Night
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
“What is that up ahead, there, on the shoulder? A tractor?”
“No, it’s a horse cart!”
“What’s it carrying?” I asked trying not to look.
“I don’t…really…know….” Christine’s eyes followed the wagon as we passed the one horse rickshaw. Grungy, toothless gypsies urged their mangy bowed-back steed to move faster.
“…strange…” I whispered squinting into the rear view mirror.
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