Tag: The Law Of Moses

The Law Of Moses: Sam’s Story

I’ve never been in combat, but I served with several men who were.  Viet Nam was over and the country was ready to move forward.  Only some of our vets couldn’t.  Even years later, many of the men I knew tried hard to drink themselves to death.  Some of...

Book Fair: It’s Here!

It is Here! Today is the first day of the 2017 BookExpo New Title Showcase.  If I told you it isn’t on my mind, I’d be lying to you.  If I claimed not to be excited having one of my books in it, I’d not be telling the truth....

News about “The Law of Moses”

In a few weeks, June First, to be exact, The Law of Moses will be displayed at the 2017 BookExpo New Title Showcase, in New York City. Truthfully, I don’t know how to prepare myself for this. I have been told it is the largest book fair in North...

Book Fair

All Aboard! Anyone who has read “The Law of Moses,” knows Sam is raised and lives the first part of his life in New York.  For anyone who hasn’t, telling them so, isn’t much of a spoiler. In order to share the big news, I have no choice.  Sam...

Professional Book Reviews

Recently, I received a book review for my book, The Law of Moses.  The review was from a book review blog named the Hungry Monster and it is run by a man named Thomas Anderson.  I’ve never met Thomas, most likely, never will.  If we were to meet, it...

Heard A Good Book Lately?

Like many, I set goals for the coming year.  Last year, 2016, (had to write that one more time) I set the goal to convert all my novels into audiobooks.  I came up a little short, only six of the eight were finished by the time the ball dropped. ...

Sam and Laura have a Voice

Sam and Laura have a voice and that voice belongs to Joseph R. Durika. The story of Sam and Laura is told in a trilogy of novels; The Law of Moses, A Higher Calling, and Vengeance Is Mine.  Sam and Laura are two people who come of age just...

Winter 1864 No. 21

In the year of 1864, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; the war that had split her country continued.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel, Everything I wrote concerning the disgrace known as “Hellmira” has come to pass.  “Hellmira” is now the...

Autumn 1864 No. 20

  In the year of 1864, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; the war that had split her country continued.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel, I must record my thoughts on the prisoner of war camp, called Barracks #3, the Army...

Summer 1864 No. 19

  In the year of 1864, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; the war that had split her country continued.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel, Today Elmira, our little town, safe in the woods of upstate New York was invaded. It...