Category Archives: BooksNJ2017

Chains

We locked ourselves up; always have. In ships, in ghettos, in little boxes. Small spaces in which we can not breathe Spaces in which we die. Divided by faces and beliefs, voices and dances. My people would not do that. … Continue reading

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New 5-star review for THE RED HAND–Many thanks!

The prose is crisp and delectable and the overall writing featuring descriptions that pull readers into a dark wave sweeping through a city. The chilling story is fast-paced, twisty, and with the potential to hold readers awake throughout the night. … Continue reading

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THE RED HAND a 2020 Top Shelf Book Awards nominee

THE RED HAND, the fourth Frank Nagler Mystery is a nominee for the 2020 Top Shelf Books Awards. The multi-award winning book has been named: Distinguished Favorite in the 2019 Big NYC Book Contest; Second Place winner for mysteries in … Continue reading

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The Great Emptying aftermath. WIP: ‘Mount Jensen’

The injured voices will always fill the night, the child will always need succor. Who among us will harden their hearts when the cry comes? Whose will soften? There will come a time when your answer stares back at you. … Continue reading

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Deacon Merrill’s diary: The Great Emptying of 1865

This is from an WIP called THE YEAR THE WORLD CAME TO MOUINT JENSEN, MAINE, about the fate of a small lake community.   Max and Emma Jensen are visiting Gramma Merrill to ask about an event they had read … Continue reading

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The days before Monday

Just last week I watched as a high school quarterback threw a football in a perfect spiral to a player sprinting down the sidelines. Their echoed, joyous, “Oh, yeah” split the hollow space of the cement stadium. This week, they … Continue reading

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When this is over

When this is over Lovers will hold their kiss longer And taste that sweetness again; Sunrise will bring praise and relief And nightfall an emptiness.   When this is over Books will be put away and clothes folded, A bed … Continue reading

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When the world burned

Unseasoned daffodils push sampling shoots into the air. Do they wonder why they have been summoned so early, Ask why there was no frost to hold them sleeping for just a few weeks more? Will they understand when their pale … Continue reading

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Bob and Emilio discuss Christmas

Bob brushed the cold plastic seat of the park bench before he sat. It was an old habit. He and his grandfather used to sit on the benches on Boston Common and gaze at the lighted trees and absorb the … Continue reading

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Saying thanks when hard work paid off

The hardest part of writing at times is knowing too much. In the case of THE RED HAND, the Frank Nagler Mystery series prequel, that was surely the case. I had written three books about Frank Nagler, Ironton. N.J., and … Continue reading

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