Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Novel Wants to be Born

The late great Bill Webber, President Emeritus of New York Theological Seminary, once told me that the closest a man comes to experiencing giving birth is writing a book.  Therefore, I wasn’t surprised that it took me nine months to … Continue reading

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Excerpt from The Summer of Capri

No matter where we have been, no matter who we have become, no matter where we live now, there’s the place where we are from, where our roots are planted.  My roots are in Brooklyn.  I grew up in Brooklyn.  … Continue reading

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Working on the P.I. Novel — The Summer of Capri

I believe I can fly! Work on the novel is going well.  Just wrote a scene, a flashback.  The main character, Alexander Jones, a P.I., is thinking about his brother, killed in a gang war in the mid-’70s.

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