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Locked and Loaded

Travel Locks: Or How to Not Get Robbed during a Trip Ever had something stolen from you on a trip? Ever been walking around, reached for your camera when you saw a beautiful statue or medieval tower only to grasp … Continue reading

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Visiting the Kaiserburg, and How to Spell Nuremberg

One of the first clues to the history and whereabouts of the Holy Diamond, in the novel The Holy Diamond  is the Kaiserburg in Nuremburg.  Before I tell you about this fascinating palace-fortress, I want to note that both the … Continue reading

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EUROVISION FINAL!

Fan of Eurovision? Maybe you don’t know what it is? Well The Holy Diamond might be one of the few novels, if not the first, to feature the beloved and despised, but ever thriving, European song contest that gave birth … Continue reading

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How I Stopped Dreaming and Finally Wrote a Novel

How Long Did it Take to Write The Holy Diamond? I’m Done, but Where Did I Begin? Every novel writer has a story about their story. Each is as different, and the same, as the novels themselves. You can write … Continue reading

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HOLY MOLY, THE HOLY DIAMOND IS ON SALE!

After about one year of thinking, one year of writing, and one and a half years of revising and editing, The Holy Diamond is ready! In e-book from Amazon sites and paperback. You can find all of the links for … Continue reading

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Paperback Proof!

Just got the paperback proof from CreateSpace! It came within three days, which is amazing since it went from South Carolina to Europe via UPS.  I’ve included the Irish Times headline to show that the photo is current – ie, … Continue reading

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Surrendering to the Charms of Flensburg

When I wrote the chapter about Flensburg, Germany, in The Holy Diamond, I did so without having ever visited the city.  I knew almost nothing about it, other than that the post-Hitler Nazi government led by Karl Doenitz and Albert … Continue reading

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Paperback Production

The Holy Diamond will be published simultaneously in e-book (probably exclusive on amazon, through Kindle Direct Publishing Select); and paperback via CreateSpace. This is all a bit of a new process for me, but I’m happy to share a bit … Continue reading

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The Vatican Museums

While the history of the relic that I call the Holy Diamond begins in Jerusalem, the novel The Holy Diamond begins in the Vatican Museums – an enormously rich collection of paintings, sculptures, furnishings, monastic books, and liturgical items spanning … Continue reading

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BOOK COVER READY TO GO!

Or how I hired someone to design my novel cover  Great news! The Holy Diamond cover is made and ready to go! This includes cover, spine, and back cover. All that is left is to actually have a novel to … Continue reading

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