Benny and the Greatest Bowel Movement in Literature

Benny and the Greatest Bowel Movement in Literature

Several years ago, as an interminable mediation of a high-profile trademark case stretched into the wee ...

Sex, Ecclesiastes, and Jewish Mothers

Sex, Ecclesiastes, and Jewish Mothers

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One of the unexpected joys of writing a mystery series--or any series--is getting to spend more ...

An Author Event in the Era of COVID-19

An Author Event in the Era of COVID-19

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I now have my own sequel to one of my favorite novels by the great Gabriel ...

More on Cage-Free Characters

More on Cage-Free Characters

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Okay, you may be saying, enough with these cage-free characters already! I understand. I promise. But Bookreporter.com ...

Marcus Aurelius and COVID-19

Marcus Aurelius and COVID-19

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I keep a copy of the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius nearby and am continually amazed by ...

A Special Heaven for Authors: My Fantasy

A Special Heaven for Authors: My Fantasy

I've been thinking about the afterlife lately. Not mine, though at age of 67 I know ...

Napoleon’s Penis: The Ultimate MacGuffin?

Napoleon’s Penis: The Ultimate MacGuffin?

The answer: absolutely. And yes, I know where you focused on that painting of Napoleon. But before ...

Cover Reveals: The Good, the Bad, and, well . . .

Cover Reveals: The Good, the Bad, and, well . . .

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Most authors have little say in the design of our book covers, and thus arrives that ...

Thank you, Dorothy Parker

Thank you, Dorothy Parker

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When in need of a snappy one-liner for the beginning of your book--or your essay or ...

Cheerful Words of Wisdom from Falstaff

Cheerful Words of Wisdom from Falstaff

During these cold dark days of winter, with ice and sleet in the forecast and Spring ...