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. The event is held in NewContinue Reading Book Fair: It’s Here!
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 America and tens of thousands ofContinue Reading News about “The Law of Moses”
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 is going home! That’s right, SamContinue Reading Book Fair
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 would certainly be by a quirkContinue Reading Professional Book Reviews
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. The remaining two will be finishedContinue Reading Heard A Good Book Lately?
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 prior and during the Civil War. Continue Reading Sam and Laura have a Voice
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 name given to our town andContinue Reading 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, I must record my thoughts on the prisoner of war camp, called Barracks #3, the Army has forced upon us. The governmentContinue Reading 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, Today Elmira, our little town, safe in the woods of upstate New York was invaded. It was not invaded by a conqueringContinue Reading Summer 1864 No. 19
In 1893, a woman wrote and story as a gift for her former governess’ son. The book was “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” and the writer was a woman named Beatrix Potter. She also illustrated the book. Miss Potter grew up in a privileged home and was privately tutored. She did not have friends andContinue Reading Beatrix Potter