When my husband insisted upon seeing Saw VI, I knew we were in trouble. Saw I was great, the second installment okay, the rest dark vortices of wasted time and money.
Hollywood’s preference for trite, poorly-written sequels over original material has grown to sickening proportions. Why risk producing something unique when millions will line up to see Part II of an already trashy movie? Perhaps this is because audiences (myself included, I’m ashamed to say) continue to reward their cowardice.
Could something equally insidious be happening with books? Continue reading
This weekend is the book launch for Writer’s Bloc IV! My short story Proving Ground is one of the pieces featured in this anthology. Many of the authors and I the will be on hand mingling and signing books. It’s my first launch (and first published fiction) so I am super excited. I hope many … Continue reading
Not since The Da Vinci Code have I read a thriller woven so deftly between past and present as The Columbus Affair by Steve Brady.
This novel reimagines the motivation behind Columbus monumental voyage across the Atlantic in 1492. A Jewish converso in a time of renewed inquest against non-Christians, he sets sail hoping to find religious tolerance in East Asia. With him he carries the temple treasures, four sacred objects the Romans ransacked from Jerusalem in 70 CE.
Fast forward to modern day where religious fanatics seek to discover the hidden resting place of Columbus’ treasure in the jungles of Jamaica and a thrilling adventure of historic clues and shifting alliances unfold. Continue reading