The Names of the Days

My new novel of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, The Names of the Days, has just been published! It’s a real milestone for me, and I expect it to reach out to lots of new readers and friends.

The title refers to specific days during the eighteen days of the 2011 uprising that resulted in Mubarak’s resignation. It describes the scenes in Tahrir Square, Cairo, as tumultuous, but not as violent as many revolutions.  The purpose of the revolutionaries was clear; they wanted peaceful, orderly demonstrations, and hoped that the police and the military would grant them that.  It… Continue reading

Starfire Mystery Series

Do you remember the 1950’s – or are you interested in the mid-century life of mid – America?  The Starfire Mystery Series is set in Iowa in that glorious time known as a ‘golden age,’  most likely because of its relative tranquillity after years of war and world-wide suffering. Business was at its best, or so it seemed, and life was good.

Of course it wasn’t exactly perfect, not even in Hillville, the small seat of the government of Bogger County, Iowa. There were all too many murders, and it was a good thing for the good citizens… Continue reading

Protected: The Great Sphinx Of Amun-Ra

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Cyberworld

May15, 2012
Digital books – the energetic wave of the future (as well as the present) – are a new phenomenon for me. I have never been in the forefront of technology, and am struggling to stay even mid-pack as I work my way through the morass of the cyber world. It seems a morass to me, if not to lots of others. Being a ‘certain age’ – soon to achieve 74 years – I am rather late at getting started in the eworld. But there is no excuse, I keep repeating that mantra, for not jumping in and learning… Continue reading

We can all learn from the Egyptians

I thoroughly enjoy writing, much of which is done in the late, late hours of the night and very early morning.  It’s my best time to work.  Something about the quiet of the night helps me concentrate, and there are never phone calls or other things I need to do that interfere with the processes and thoughts as they form on a page.  Some people like very early morning for the same reasons, but I find it difficult to get up and go at it then.  The darkest hours work best for me.

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