I hadn't entered a grocery store in over 12 months. I had perfectly planned out our needs to avoid actually shopping in person. We have a incredibly stocked pantry with backups so we would never run out. The grocery delivery was first class. That is until today. I had planned a fabulous meal for dinner, … Continue reading Grocery Shopping in the Covid Era
This year I hope to publish my latest novel, DEEP INTO THE WEEDS. Over the next few months I plan on posting several teasers. The protagonist Preston 'Mac' McPherson is a dairy farmer who with the encouragement of his brother-in-law, Fergus Becker converts his farm to growing marijuana. Below is a scene late one night … Continue reading Deep Into The Weeds – Preview 1
That inauguration photo of Bernie Sanders was quite the internet sensation and created a flurry of memes including the Where's Bernie (and Waldo) meme above. The senator took it in stride and used the opportunity to raise a significant amount of cash for charities in Vermont. Bernie: What are your views on the Green New … Continue reading Bernie Sanders: The Meme Machine
My maternal grandparents Tzipora and Zev Zloczower I rarely post anything that isn’t funny or about my writing process. Even more rare is anything to do with my childhood or parents who were Holocaust survivors. My dad died just over twelve years ago. My mom died two and a half years later. During my mother’s … Continue reading My Parents Were Holocaust Survivors: These Are Their Stories
Even disgraced former U.S. presidents get a presidential library. After all, Richard Nixon has one. So, I've begun to collect possible locations for consideration. Four Seasons Total Landscaping - The owners have promised to make a portion of their parking lot available for a library. The Philadelphia company was a critical part of the Trump … Continue reading Top 10 Locations For A Donald J. Trump Presidential Library
January The year started off so well. My New Year’s resolutions included traveling, keeping in touch with friends, traveling more, and eating and living healthier. Okay those resolutions didn’t work out so well.We started 2020 with a bucket list vacation, hitting stops in South America and Antarctica. While we were gazed at volcanos, waterfalls, icebergs … Continue reading 2020 Review: The Year The Shit Hit The Fan
I had a great chat with the co-hosts of the Beyond the Trope podcast about writing humour and satire and you can listen to it right here!
All writers quickly learn that getting a book or story published doesn’t end when they complete their first draft. There’s a lot of editing ahead before their work is considered polished. Since everyone’s drafting process is different, their editing process will likely vary as well. Some writers will undertake to edit themselves. Others will make … Continue reading Do Writers Need To Hire An Editor?
Twas the restoration period before Christmas, when under the roof, Not a creature was stirring, not even a Poof. Hosiery was meticulously suspended by hooks on the wall, In anticipation that visitation from St Nicholas would befall. The offspring were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of bousou spread danced in their heads. And … Continue reading TWAS THE RESTORATION PERIOD BEFORE CHRISTMAS…
Not every writer has the passion and time to write a novel. Or maybe you do write novels but want to try something different. Writing short stories might be for you. Short stories are in demand by magazines, newspapers, blogs, and anthologies. Many of these publications pay authors for short stories. In fact, you can … Continue reading The Ten Tips For Writing A Great Short Story