It’s been eight long months since the onslaught of Covid-19. Eight long months since this disease descended upon us. Eight long months since this deadly plague changed our lives maybe forever. When I wrote my first blog about the pandemic, I was just settling into a new routine to avoid coming into contact with the…

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For those of you who read my blog, I apologize for not posting the past few weeks. With working on my new manuscript at a feverish pace and driving all over the northeast to attend readings and book signings for my new thriller, Live to the Network, I’ve been hard-pressed to find the time to…

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I just hit the three month mark since my new Ethan Benson thriller, Live to the Network, hit the book stands, and I am anxiously awaiting the first sales figures from my publisher, Page Publishing, Inc. While I am eager and hopeful to find out if you, the reader, is buying my new novel, I…

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As some of you may know, I suffer from acute chronic asthma. I’ve probably been living with this disease for most of my life, even though my condition was only diagnosed about ten years ago. The truth is I’ve been battling lung disease since I was a kid, suffering from chest colds and bronchitis, and…

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Today’s the day. The beginning of my book tour for my new Ethan Benson thriller, Live to the Network. It’s my first chance to stand in front of a live audience, to talk about my new book, to explain my forty year career as a writer, producer, and director in television news, and to discuss…

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Thanksgiving! My number one, all time favorite day of the year! Ever since I was just a little kid growing up on Duxbury Road in Great Neck, New York, I’d wait for this day, the third Thursday in November, with anticipation and joy. I remember my mother getting ready for the holiday—picking up a turkey…

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I recently had the pleasure of meeting Congressman Joseph Kennedy at the Barrington Stage Company here in the Berkshires. Kennedy is running for the US Senate in Massachusetts, hoping to unseat Ed Markey, who’s been the state’s junior senator since 2013 and a member of Congress since 1976. They’re both Democrats, and it promises to…

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With the publication of my new Ethan Benson thriller, Live to the Network, I thought I’d write about the villain in my new novel, and explain why I chose the notorious Chinese gang, the Tong. For those of you who are unfamiliar with these thugs, the Tong is an underworld crime syndicate that rules the…

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The fall foliage has been particularly beautiful this year here in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the colors particularly vibrant, the weather warm and mostly dry, the sky a rich, deep blue almost every day. I have spent quite a bit of time outdoors—walking through the woods, snapping pictures, enjoying the last of the warm weather…

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How do you write about a psychopath? How do you create a stone-cold killer? How do you conceptualize the demons that drive his or her personality? Many of my friends and readers have asked me these questions, curious to know how the inner workings of my mind dream up the dastardly crimes that are committed…

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