New Years Resolution?
It’s New Year’s Eve. Have you made your resolutions for the coming year? In just a few hours it will be 2012. It could be the end of the world, according to some. Better make it a good one. Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. - Oscar Wilde New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a...
The prisoner is not the one who has committed a crime, but the one who clings to...– Henry Miller
Final Week for Savings at Authors Den
This is the final week to purchase discount copies of my novels at Authors Den.. Head over to my Author’s Den site and pick up a personally autographed copy of FALLING ANGELS or STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY at crazy prices. A signed paperback of Falling Angels is only $1.99 and a signed paperback of Stranger is only $3.05 (plus shipping and handling). Sale ends 12/31/2011. ABOUT FALLING...
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Amazon has both my novels for download for your Kindle: FALLING ANGELS only $0.99 STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY only $7.69. or download from Barnes & Noble.com for your Nook: FALLING ANGELS only $0.99. STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY only $8.19 (limited time). Also available in the iBookstore for Apple iphone or ipad. ABOUT FALLING ANGELS: After a panicked call from his best...
It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is...– A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Top 10 Crime Stories of 2011
Remember these? The Long Island Serial Killer investigation began last December when ten bodies were found along a Long Island barrier beach during a search for Shannon Gilbert, a New Jersey prostitute who had been missing for about seven months. Police were looking for her there because she had called the police from the area. Gilbert’s body was found just yesterday but has not yet...
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For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in...– Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Happy Birthday, Jane Austen
Although not internationally known during her lifetime, Jane Austen is now considered one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her novels of romantic fiction include some of my favorite novels of all time, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, and Mansfield Park (just to name a few). She was born on December 16, 1775. Need a good book to curl up to this winter?...
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My Favorite Short Story
On June 26, 1948, The New Yorker published a short story by Shriley Jackson entitled “The Lottery.” It immediately drew criticism and anger, with many readers cancelling their subscriptions or writing hate mail to the author. When I read “The Lottery” forty years later, I felt inspired. What a wonderful, horrifying story of inhumanity! It stirred in me for days as I...
Our duty is to feel what is great and love what is beautiful — not to...– Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
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Happy Birthday, Emily Dickinson
On December 10, 1830, the world welcomed Emily Dickinson. This shy young woman began to write poetry and was troubled by the death of loved ones around her. She later become the most celebrated female American Poets of the time, many of her works focusing on the theme of death and immortality. I’ve included a one of my favorite poems from a poet that I often return to. Because I could...
Better to reign in hell, than serve in heav’n.– Paradise Lost by John Milton
The Long Island Serial Killer
Yes, he’s still out there preying on victims and the NY Police are still hunting him. The Long Island Serial Killer is believed to have been operating in the NY area for the past 15 years and authorities have found 10 of his victims. Only five have been identified, but police believe the killer is targeting those working as prostitutes or in the sex trade. The investigation into the killer...
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The mind of man is capable of anything — because everything is in it, all the...– Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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This Makes Me Sick
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has pardoned a jailed rape victim, but only after she agreed to marry the man she says raped her. The 19-year-old woman, was one of the subjects of a recent documentary highlighting the phenomenon of rape victims being imprisoned for the “moral crime” of having sex outside marriage, even against their will. This woman was not only raped, but then...