Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Inexpensive Performance Enhancer: Beets

Do you like red beets on your salad?  Most salad bars feature sliced or chopped beets. Maybe you add them to your salad because you've heard about the anti-inflammatory properties of beets just like cherry juice. The latest news is that in addition to those properties, it also can provide enhanced performance of athletic events.

According to a report in the New York Daily News, several British athletes legally used beet juice to improve their performance in track and field competitions during the 2012 London Olympics. It must have worked because one of the British athletes, Mo Farah, won two gold medals!

Now, I can't guarantee a gold medal--or even a bronze---but you might improve your performance the next time you are working out at the gym. Why not give it a try.

Friday, January 13, 2017


I have just received notification from Kirkus Reviews that the review of my detective mystery, A RESERVATION FOR MURDER,  has been selected for inclusion in the January 2017 copy of the Kirkus Reviews. Less than 10% of reviews of self-published books are published in the magazine.

I am truly honored by this selection. Kirkus Reviews is the premiere book review magazine in the country.

To see the review please go to
The review of A Reservation for Murder is located on page 22.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cure for Alzheimer's? The Latest News

Everyone knows the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease. A recent study published in the JAMA journal Neurology reported that statin drugs used to reduce cholesterol may reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer's by up to 16%.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Publisher's Weekly

The September 26 issue of Publisher's Weekly magazine contains a nice blurb about my new detective mystery, A Reservation for Murder. Please check it out on p.55. Thanks.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Jimmy Buff's Italian Hot Dogs

If you happen to find yourself in the area of West Orange, New Jersey, you must make a stop at Jimmy Buff's Italian Hot Dog's. Located at 60 Washington Street in a tiny diner, Buff's serves what is one of the best and certainly the most unique hot dog I've ever had the pleasure to enjoy.

Buff's  serves its dogs with fried potatoes, onions and peppers on a unique bun that is a far cry from the ordinary hot dog bun. Like Primanti's in Pittsburgh, everything, including the fried potatoes are piled on the hot dog itself. It makes for a mouth-watering experience that only makes you crave another one.  In fact, Buff's offers a double, which is the same price as a single on Tuesdays.

I'm told that some days the lines snake out into the parking lot in front of the restaurant. I sure understand why.

Located just about twenty miles from Manhattan, it's definitely worth a visit.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Markdown Deal

l've marked down the price of the Kindle format of my new romantic suspense novel, A Reservation for Murder, to 99 cents!  What a deal! You could pay up to $4.99 for one of James Patterson's Bookshots. Why not get a full length novel at 20% of that price?  Just click here: A Reservation for Murder

Friday, August 12, 2016

A Reservation for Murder

Although the free days for my romantic suspense thriller, A Reservation for Murder, are over, it is still available on Amazon for only $2.99! Just click this link: AReservation for Murder