Bucharest is a city near and dear to my heart. Between Fall 1994 and Spring 1996, while providing volunteer humanitarian service there, I walked the grey avenues, packed into crowded buses, licked summer ice cream in the parks, and cuddled orphans. Even after leaving Romania for my native California, I felt I had taken part … More The Historical Fiction of Bucharest
October is an important month for Russia, especially if you’re a communist! ‘The October Revolution’ which began in St. Petersburg on October 25, 1917 (O.S.), under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin, moved Peter the Great’s Tsarist capital in St. Petersburg back to the original capital of the Russian state: Moscow. Spurred on by the philosophies … More Discover Moscow Through Books
Will you be travelling to Italy this summer? Knowing something about the history and culture of Italy can greatly enhance your experience. Here are five of our favorite books on Italy, a sampling to give you a taste of what to expect besides pizza and gelato: ROME: THE BIOGRAPHY OF A CITY by Christopher Hibbert. … More Read Your Way Through Italy
In the snooty, intellectual circles of cosmopolitan neighborhoods, where money is merely a fashion accessory, a more sophisticated version of the causality dilemma, regarding the order of the first chicken and the egg from which it hatched, is discussed endlessly, without ever coming to agreement. Those gathered for wine and cheese after the debut of … More Art Imitating Art: An Introduction to Little Sicily
FLY-BY-NIGHT PRESS is pleased to announce the release of V M Karren’s new novel, October Revelations, on Amazon today, after the author spent years of hard work writing and researching for the piece. October Revelations is the third book in The Deceit of Riches Trilogy, following the award-winning debut novel, The Deceit of Riches, and its follow-up From the Rooftops. … More PRESS RELEASE: OCTOBER REVELATIONS
Marten (with an “e’) shares his fresh cross-cultural insights after his three-week road trip from Chicago to Seattle and how it felt different from travelling in Europe,.. and what things he wishes he could have brought home with him to Holland.
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(Excerpt from The Tales of a Fly-By-Night by V M Karren) I first heard about it as a young boy. I was never able to forget the word even though I didn’t fully understand what it meant. When my brother and his friends spoke about it, they spoke with awe and reverence. In America the … More Don’t Look Back!
It’s October! This month, our ‘Travel Europe Through Books’ online book club will be traveling to Moscow by way of the popular novel, A Gentleman in Moscow (2016) by Amor Towles. A Metropolitan Novel The first stop on our trip to Russia is Moscow, and more specifically the Metropol Hotel, pictured above. Just across the … More Gentlemen in Moscow
Where’s the Witch? A witch, a boat, and a bicycle. What do they have in common? In V M Karren’s new book, The Witch of Drontenburg, they are all located in a small fishing village on the southern coast of the Netherlands. They are all part of a story about local superstition, growing up, and … More A Witch, a Boat, and a Bicycle
The Witch of Drontenburg ©2020 by V M Karren, Fly-By-Night Press Official Release: September 17, 2020 on Amazon. ‘The Witch of Drontenburg’ is a new short read set in the Netherlands. Read the excerpt below to get a feel for the book. Chapter 1: An Outsider For as long as he could remember, Jaap de … More Excerpts from ‘The Witch of Drontenburg’: