is intended for people who read books, as well as those who write them, be they young writers or old writers or even would-be writers. I hope my musings can contribute in some small way to helping you externalize your deepest thoughts and bon mots. I invite you to leave a comment.
I was honored recently by having my novel, The Oath, awarded the 2016 Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA) Book Award for Fiction.
Funny how this book business works: you get frustrated because it’s so damn hard to get your work recognized by anyone but your wife and kids (and even that is sometimes dicey – ha ha). And then you get a call from a well-known and well-respected publishers’ association saying they have given your work their highest fiction award.Continue reading
I started writing The Custer Conspiracy after imagining what the consequences would be if it just so happened that George Custer faked his own death and was not killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Probably none at all. After all, that battle occurred 140 years ago. Who the heck today would even care?Continue reading
What can I tell you? Secret papers supposedly written by George Custer have been found. They contend there was a “conspiracy” to kill him at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and somehow he thwarted that “conspiracy”. I know it sounds unbelievable, but you can read his story for yourself by following this link to Amazon.Continue reading
For the past three months, my third novel, The Custer Conspiracy, has been circulating among the NY Literati looking for an agent. To date, I have received five requests to see the entire manuscript seeded between thirty-three outright rejections.
Even though I think The Custer Conspiracy is worthy of a mainstream publishing house, I’m not surprised at the level of disinterest. I understand the book business pretty well (I think), and can appreciate the pressures the agent class is under when trying to select books the ordinary reader (you and me) will be allowed to read.Continue reading
Three days after Custer’s troops were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, surviving officers and soldiers of Reno and Benteen’s commands began the gruesome task of burying their fallen comrades. Was Custer’s body among them?Continue reading