Sunday, October 15, 2017

60 Minutes on the Opiate Crisis

If you saw the 60 Minutes story today (October 15) on the whistleblower from the DEA on the opiate crisis in America, you'll want to read my soon to be published novel, The China Connection, that fictionally explores another aspect of the drug crisis. Look for it soon on Amazon and other bookstores and ebook outlets. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

The China Connection

My new Lieutenant Morales mystery/thriller will be published shortly. Keep an eye on this blog for details.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Food for Thought

"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." J. Robert Oppenheimer quoting the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, on the detonation of the first atomic bomb.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Upcoming Appearance

i will be appearing at the Fall Author's Forum at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library on November 14, 2017 at 7:00PM to discuss my new mystery, The Trials of Lieutenant Morales. Please plan on attending.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Want to Live Longer? Read!

Do you want to live longer? Of course you do. Who doesn't? I'm going to surprise you with an easy and effective way to increase your life span. And this method requires no special exercise equipment, no gym membership and not even any special diet. The only thing you need is a book!

Yes, you read that right---a book can be your key to both a longer and more fulfilling life.

In a 2016 study published by the Yale School of Public Health, it was reported that people over the age of 50 who read any type of book for as little as 30 minutes a day could increase their lifespan on average by two  years.  The study was based on some 12 years of data originally compiled by the University of Michigan's Health and Retirement Study.

It should be emphasized that while  reading any type of book is effective, simply reading magazines and newspapers does not appear to have the same effect. Although researchers are not sure why that is the case, one theory is that reading a book causes you to think critically and make more brain connections that can protect against cognitive decline.  They referred to this effect as "deep reading."

So, if you want to live longer, get out your library card and head to your nearest library.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Dead in the Water

My mystery thriller, Dead in the Water, is anything but dead in the water.
Dead in the Water, which features the retired homicide detective, Lieutenant Mario Morales, has been called a "heart-stopping read!" by the acclaimed book lovers' website, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. It is the perfect book for the beach or just sitting on your back patio drinking a glass of homemade lemonade.