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…

October 13, 2019

Asked to describe Destiny’s War recently, without much thought, I said, “Indiana Jones meets Lawrence of Arabia.” My attempt to paint a picture of the story drew a further question, are there any movies like Destiny’s War? Well, not exactly, but there are some great movies worth seeing that take place in a similar setting….

October 2, 2019

Marion’s sketches are an integral part of bringing Destiny’s War series to life. The diary notes, sketches, and items from the era provide a glimpse from the narrator’s perspective. Below are a few of the sketches found in Destiny’s War Part 1: Saladin’s Secret.  They are charcoal on paper. These are a few of my…

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