Tag: Stephen King

  • Collaboration

    Collaboration

    Fourteen years ago, I penned the first words to The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas. “I was 12-years old when my father took me to my first Olympic Games.” Yesterday, I read a review on Amazon by ‘Kevin.’  I know nothing about Kevin other than his posted reviews on Amazon indicate he is an…

  • “The Hamsa” Revisited

    “The Hamsa” Revisited

    In the spring of 2002, my son Brad and I had dinner with Steven Pressfield and then shared a beer with him at his house.  He’s a good man, Steve Pressfield is.  As we chatted in his sitting room, I asked him if he understands and recognizes when he writes something very special. “I don’t…

  • The Cure for All Human Ills

    The Cure for All Human Ills

    In 1916, this is what C.S. Lewis wrote to his childhood friend, Arthur Greeves. “Whenever you are fed up with life, start writing:  ink is the cure for all human ills, as I have found out long ago.” I think he’s right.  Although I first penned The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas in 2002…

  • Why Dogs?

    Stephen King is exactly two years and one week older than I am.  We are both New England Yankees. I never read his first book, Carrie, but I was hooked when I read his second novel, Salem’s Lot.  I’ve only read 15 of his nearly 60 novels. I’ve heard it said that if this or…

  • When Readers “Get It”

    I suppose I am like that broken record when I continue to tell people that the highlight of my writing career is when readers actually ‘get the point.’  It is an extraordinary experience for someone like me when that happens. The way I see it, Stephen King stands alone at the top of the writers…