Read More. Live Longer.

Librarians were right.  So was your high school English teacher.  A Yale University study proves, or at least suggests, that reading is good for you. In fact, reading books thirty minutes a day can extend your life two years. Spartak Jones, shown here in his personal library, is an avid reader.  He is typical of […]

Can a married straight guy write a gay coming out novel?

Can a woman, straight or lesbian, write male/male romance?  What about the sex scenes? Coming out is a central part of LGBTQ lore, almost mythical, a rite of passage, often high risk, about revealing your secret inner core to those you care about, that you are different, perhaps that you are part of the dreaded […]

Bookstore Surprise.

I walked into a favorite San Francisco shop, Chrisopher’s Books on Potrero Hill, and there it was, my debut novel, The Chronicles of Spartak–Rising Son.  Spartak looked right at home with his Science Fiction buddies.  Writing a novel is fun but seeing the end result out in public is even better.

A new Hunger Games or sexier Divergent?

Some reviews are more fun than others.  Here is a recent one I like and every author hopes to see: “There are many twists and turns that are rarely seen before they are sprung on the reader and the conclusion simply rocks the soul to the core…an ending that couldn’t have been imagined by the […]

A new video with some early reviews.

I am excited about some of the reviews for Spartak.  It is particularly gratifying when readers understand what I was trying to do. “One of the many aspects of this novel [that is] unique is his placing the story in the near future (no apocalypse tale, this) by projecting the realities of now into the […]