A Peek at My High School Yearbook: How on Earth Did I Pass my FBI Background Check?

With all of the intense scrutiny Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook received from the Senate Judicial Committee last week; I just had to take a look at my old high school yearbook to see what kind of reproachful and censorious information it contained about me. After looking at it … Read more…

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Join Me Tomorrow at the San Diego Festival of Books

Join me tomorrow for the 2nd annual San Diego Festival of Books where I, along with other authors will be signing books, talking about writing, and generally schmoozing with readers, (and one another). Most of all, browse the author booths in Authors’ Alley, attend the book and author sessions, visit … Read more…

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Book Tour: The Staircase of Fire by author Ben Woodard

Today, ForeignCorrespondent is pleased to participate in a book tour coordinated by BeachBoundBooks for The Staircase of Fire, a new young adult mystery by Ben Woodard. The tour began May 23 and runs until June 13, 2018. About the Author Ben is a (mostly) retired amateur adventurer who has traveled … Read more…

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Honored to be selected as Rising Writer for May 2018

The Rave Writers International Society of Authors (RWISA) has honored yours truly as its Rising Writer for May 2018. I am honored by this selection. RWISA is an exclusive community of talented writers and I feel privileged to have been invited to join, let alone to be selected for this honor. … Read more…

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COMING MAY 29! “The Lost Years of Billy Battles” (Book 3 of the Finding Billy Battles Trilogy)

Where in the world is Billy Battles? As Book Three of the Finding Billy Battles trilogy begins we know where Billy is. He is in Chicago with his wife, the former Baroness Katharina von Schreiber living a sedate and comfortable life after years of adventure and tragedy. That changes with … Read more…

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Meet Maretha Botha, RRBC Spotlight Author

It is my pleasure today to host Maretha Botha, author of “Fauna Park Tales” a series of children’s books that focuses on the animal world. These are wonderful books. Please read on. . . .  “I’ve received a few free gifts – one is the gift of life and another … Read more…

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ALL ABOUT THE #RRBC SPONSORS BLOG HOP!

Today, ForeignCorrespondent is pleased to participate in the Rave Reviews Book Club Sponsors Blog Hop in support of author Jan Sikes, and her book “Til’ Death Do Us Part.” Read on.  Welcome to the first ever ALL ABOUT THE SPONSORS BLOG HOP!  These kind members of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB (RRBC) donated their … Read more…

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Fascinating Facts For Word Lovers

As a someone whose primary tools are words, I am always interested in where these critical implements originated and how they continue to evolve. The study of grammar, language, vocabulary–otherwise known as etymology–has always fascinated me. For those who enjoy writing and reading, what follows should be an entertaining romp … Read more…

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Some Thoughts on the Art and Craft of Writing

I was interviewed recently about the art and craft of writing in general and writing in the historical fiction genre in particular. As a journalist for some thirty years, I interviewed thousands of people all over the world. Now that I am on the other side of the table, I … Read more…

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My Favorite Classic Hotels

[One of the great things about being a foreign correspondent is the opportunity one has of staying in classic hotels around the world. During my career, I stayed in my share of them–some more classic than others. In some cases, I lived in a hotel for months at a time … Read more…

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