Received this nice review of my latest, to be released June 2, 2016 A collection of subdued tales features characters who can neither evade the past nor confront the inevitable future. John Fromme, narrator of the book’s titular and longest story, is a schizophrenic freelance writer. When his wife, Janet, frantically tells him their […]Read More Kirkus Review, Collateral Damage and Stories
Thumbing through the latest New Yorker issue (March 28, 2016) turned up a pleasant surprise: a short story, “My Purple Scented Novel,” by Ian McEwan, probably today’s most highly regarded English novelist. Predictably for me, the story proved as satisfying as cold watermelon on a hot North Carolina summer day. Then I began to wonder: What […]Read More What Makes The Master Writer?
Thirteen Hours In Benghazi, The Inside Account of What Really Happened, by Mitchell Zuckoff Journalism has been expanding it reach, particularly since 9-11, when the U.S.’s invincibility began being called into question, and the world stage became a much more complicated place. In times of political transition world-wide, nothing is certain; there are no rules, […]Read More
I’ve pretty much gotten out of the habit of seeing movies in a theater – or as an old country friend of mine calls them, walk-in picture shows. Part of it is I have enough physical discomfort to make theater seating an ordeal and, I suppose, the threat that someone who carries what remains of […]Read More The Big Short – Movie Review
When Stephen Fairchild first approached me with regard to interest in his novel, “The Silver Lining Betrayals,” I confess, I didn’t know what to think of it. But as I read the book it dawned on me that he had written it, not only as a business tool, he was delving into new genre […]Read More Inventions and Business – An Interview
The Girls of Usually, by Lori Horvitz When you take a creative writing course in college, you’ll no doubt have a professor like Lori Horvitz, and if you display some talent and follow the professor’s guidance, you’ll write some well constructed non-fiction pieces similar to those in The Girls of Usually. Ms. Horvitz has led […]Read More The Big Why
The Silver Lining Betrayals – A Novel, by S.J. Fairchild One of the great things about the novel is that it’s always evolving, and with The Silver Lining Betrayals, Fairchild has broken new textual ground, both in genre and style. This book is all about the business of business, and Fairchild has captured the manner […]Read More The Perils of Business and Personality