Video Trailer: The Prospect of My Arrival by Dwight Okita

A human embryo is allowed to preview the world before deciding whether to be born. His name is Prospect. He will meet a range of people to help him make up his mind. Trish Mesmer is the scientist charged with counseling Prospect. The book is literary fiction at heart, with a somewhat sci-fi premise. The book may not appeal to readers of hard core sci-fi. Those who appreciate the trippy, modern world on display in the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” or “Being There” may find themselves at home. The Prospect of My Arrival, the literary fiction book by Dwight Okita, is available on and Barnes &[subscribe2]

Mark Budman Announces the Release of “Time Fighters: The Shifter Prince”

Time FightersTime Fighters: The Shifter Prince, the young adult paranormal romance by Mark Budman, has just been released by The Lone Knight Publishing company. It is available for Kindle through

In the country of Poslopia, the last totalitarian country of Europe, the resistance leader is about to get executed. The only people who can save her are 17-year-old Yaroslav, a shape-shifter, a trouble-maker and the scion of an old dynasty, and Amber, an American exchange student and a time traveler. Together, they go back in time to find the ancient True Shield that can help them to liberate the captive. The clock is ticking. Time is of the essence.

Mark Budman is also the author of My Life at First Try (Counterpoint Press), reviewed by People magazine, Boston Globe, San Fransisco Chronicle and The Washington Post.

Fairy Tales Do Come True

My prized set of “My Book House”

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” —   Graham Greene

My daughter doesn’t live at home anymore, so I have been in the process of converting her bedroom into an office. This has been a major undertaking, (girls have a lot of stuff), but a necessary one. It is impossible to write coherently in an open and shared space where the cone of silence cannot descend. As I write this weekly post, it is pouring rain outside my window, soaking everything in sight, including the wild turkey pecking at the sodden grass. It reminded me that when I was a child, these were the days I loved to read.

What can a writer keep in their workspace that inspires them? In my case I couldn’t bring anything INTO the room until I removed eighteen years of accumulation. After the cleanout was nearly complete, I decided to move something very precious into my new private space, something that means the world to me. My collection of “My Book House” now sits in pride of place, serving as a daily reminder of the first important discoveries in the journey of this writer. It is, I sometimes think, why I am who I am. Continue reading “Fairy Tales Do Come True”

Sneak Peek: The Rescuer’s Path by Paula Friedman

The Rescuers PathToday we have a sneak peek from Paula Friedman’s historical/young adult novel, The Rescuer’s Path:

In 1971, Malca Bernovski, a Holocaust survivor’s daughter, goes horseback riding and discovers wounded antiwar leader and terrorist suspect Gavin Hareen. She aids him, and trust builds between them, becoming love. They flee cross-country, but FBI pursuit closes in; shielding Malca, Gavin is fatally shot. Bereft, Malca yields their baby at birth for adoption.

Thirty years later, that daughter finds Malca; in reuniting, each can let go of past loss.

The Rescuer’s Path is available on Continue reading “Sneak Peek: The Rescuer’s Path by Paula Friedman”