Book Launch – Revenge of the Dragon Lady

Well, it is the first of September and as occurred at this time these last few years, today is book launch day! Revenge of the Dragon Lady, my latest novel set in the days leading up to the Second World War, is now available in print and for Kindle readers. This time...

Support Your Local Authors

Being an author I confess that I endorse libraries and book stores that support local authors. After all, isn’t it the same as supporting your local merchants, micro-brewers, farmers and other local entrepreneurs? Perhaps it is a question of whether the local product...

Still Flying After All These Years

I suppose I will never get over my fascination with things that fly. Sitting out on the deck in the evening I still watch with awe as light planes cut through the twilight while high above a gleam of silver marks an airliner heading west. I still drive out of my way...

Bringing Back Harry

It’s time to bring back Harry. Last week I came to a decision. I was twenty-three thousand words into a new novel when it became clear to me that rather invent another character it was time to bring back Harry Braham. So, after some serious thought, I pulled twenty...

Obituary

As I have gotten older I have found myself glancing over the obituary pages with some interest. I suppose, as I near 68, I am looking for how my contemporaries have fared. Too many of mine never made it back from Vietnam and others seemed to not be able to cope with...

Requiem for a Yankee Air Pirate

Memories, all he has are memories and they play a silent dirge for him. Oh, and the decorations, medals and citations no one any longer wants to talk about. That was then, this is now, they say. Four decades are a long time to keep the memories alive, time to move on,...

Something New

Here is something that I am working on. It’s very rough at this point, but I would like to give my readers a chance to comment. Immendorf, Austria – May 1945 The Horch cut through the early morning fog, its dusty hood streaked by rivulets of moisture. The driver...

Mixing Fact with Fiction

In the movie version of Graham Greene’s, The Third Man the evil Mr. Popescu warns Holly Martins, played by Joseph Cotton that he should not “mix fact with fiction”, and yet that is precisely what we genre novelists must do. What becomes gratifying is when we see that...

A New Adventure–Revenge of the Dragon Lady

Meanwhile, the intrigue begins the moment that French steps on board the China Clipper. Along with a pair of beautiful women, there are ex-patriate Americans, shadowy German businessmen and an all too charming Japanese businessman are among the passengers. In Honolulu...

An Old Passport – A New Plot

My oldest passport looks like a well-thumbed travel guide. Full of stamps and dog eared pages, it is a chronology of places and dates. Dozens of trips, long and short and yet it does not show all of the travel that I undertook during my dubious career as an...