What Now? Awaiting the Muse, or Not

Clash of the Innocents, my second novel,  has started its way in the world and the inevitable question is, “what now?”  I have a list of projects, all lined up like ducks in a row, that have been waiting patiently for me to have the time and the...

Reviewing the Publishing Roller Coaster

Gentle Reader,If you cast your eyes ever so slightly to the right, you will see my “Progress Report” Bar.  Do notice that it is completely, completely, filled in with a lovely purple hue from left all the way to the right.  Yes, it’s really true this...

Genius Floored: A Report and a Competition

Genius Floored: a great title for a wonderful book with a great cover (sorry, the photo doesn’t do it justice). Published by Soaring Penguin, a small press that heard about the project and stepped up to help. Thank God for small presses….. Friday evening I...

Edits and Readings

I’m in a bit of a rush right now so this will be quick.A couple of weeks ago I made a big announcement that I had completed my new manuscript. Well, never mind.In my exuberance, not to mention impatience, I made that statement before I heard the comments of one...

History and Politics in Berlin

Living in Europe, I’m surrounded by history in a way I never was living in New York. Of course it’s in the nature of history that most of it is before my time and only really touches me tangentially, at best. But I remember the Cold War. It was the...