Many of us are making our pilgrimage through fasting, praying and almsgiving – three spiritual pillars common to many religions. In these challenging times, we may pray more, fast more – though not necessarily by choice – and offer more kindness and understanding to our brothers and sisters than we have at other times.
In 2013, LA actor, producer and director Alistair McKenzie and I collaborated on two audiobooks offered on Audible: The Sixth Day and The Olympian. Since then, Alistair has produced two other audios for this website that you can download from the ‘Complimentary Offerings’ page: “Rosie, A Tale of Redemption” and “The Christmas Story” from Gaspar, Another Tale of the Christ. I will forever be indebted to Alistair and the way he has brought my manuscripts to life through his spoken words! Continue reading FREE Olympian Audio Books
According to Wikipedia, an epigram is a brief, interesting, memorable, and sometimes surprising statement. This literary device has been employed for over two millennia. Epigrams often appear as Epigraphs at the beginning of a book to suggest its theme. The only books in which I did not employ an epigraph was my first, The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas, and my cop thriller, DWI: Dying While Intoxicated. I subsequently added an epigraph to the Kindle edition of The Olympian.
Rarely can I read a book and not find a typographical error. While that may be an overstatement, it is to say that despite every editor and publisher’s best intentions, the pesky typo is apt to exist in the best of manuscripts. Spelling errors, grammatical errors, double words… I’ve seen them all, I’ve seen them in my books, and I’ve seen them in books by my favorite authors published by the most prestigious publishing houses. Continue reading An Editing Tool
Afghani writer Khaled Hosseini brought us The Kite Runner in 2003, a complex story of friendship and redemption that follows two Afghan boys – one rich, one poor – through three decades. The book and the film are outstanding and worthy of your attention.