Azrak sketch by Marion
November 25, 2019

Azrak is located in Jordan, approximately 100 miles east of Amman, the capital. The official name is Qasr al-Azraq, which literally mean “Blue Fortress”. The large ancient fort was built by the Romans in the 4th century. Its location held strategic value as the Azrak oasis is one of the sources of permanent fresh water…

November 16, 2019

Destiny’s War Part 1: Saladin’s Secret is going through the final touch-ups for the initial eBook, book, and audio book launch in January.  Meanwhile I am working diligently with the editors on finalizing Part 2: Assassin Awakes for a launch in March after the initial release of Part 1. I have already received several requests from…

November 13, 2019

  Finding the right narrator to bring the story to life is not as easy as one would think, especially for Destiny’s War, due to the period and rich dialogue. There are amazing narrators out there, but finding the right one was a bit of luck with some trial and error. When I first heard…

November 10, 2019

Marion’s journal refers to a gift [Omega Watch] he received from Gertrude Bell in December of 1916. I received the most wonderful Christmas gift from G.B. [Bell], an Omega officers watch. Signal Corps was printed on the face. She made an amusing comment, I was her Signal Corps. The watch was a gift from Ms. Bell…

November 8, 2019

I had sent out several Advanced Review Copies (ARC) of Destiny’s War to professional reviewers before publishing. One of the more challenging issues I face is how will the book (series) be received; is it well written, is it of interest, are there errors, will people even like it? As you can imagine, you create…

November 3, 2019

Mar Musa, is properly known as Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi, the literally translation:  Monastery of Saint Moses the Abyssinian. Mar Musa is a well preserved ruin approximately 50 miles north of Damascus. Their preservation for centuries are most likely due to the remote and hidden location in the mountains. During World War I, the ruins…

October 25, 2019

Destiny’s War has many historical characters, some well known, like TE Lawrence and Gertrude Bell, others are less known but equally important. The first in a series of blog posts, reviewing historical characters in Destiny’s War series.   Baron Max von Oppenheim, was a notorious and intriguing person during the First World War. Born to…

October 19, 2019

NetGalley is offering an Advance Reviewers Copy (ARC) before the release of Destiny’s War. About: NetGalley is an innovative and easy-to-use online service and connection point for book publishers, reviewers, media, librarians, booksellers, bloggers and educators. NetGalley delivers digital galleys, often called advance reading copies, or ARCs, to professional readers and helps promote new and…

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