I was honored to be the subject of a cover story in the Long Island Pulse, for their March edition. Check it out. The cover photo shows me smoking a cigarette, which as I explained to my health insurance provider and my life insurance agent, is only a prop. Writers once had a bad reputation for drinking and smoking, but now they eat macrobiotic food, exercise, and meditate…” which might explain some of the crap that’s out there. Did that come out right?
Anyway, I’m on a roll with magazine covers, and the April edition of American Legion magazine will have me front and center. I’m not sure what photo they’re using for the cover, but I hope it’s the one where I’m on the treadmill eating an organic apple. But I digress. I was truly honored to be interviewed by the American Legion magazine, not only for my writing accomplishments, but also because of my military service. More on this in the April Newsletter.
On the movie front, Aaron Eckhart as John Corey in Plum Island has moved another step closer to reality. More on this as it develops. I don’t want to jinx it.
More exciting news: Many years ago, I wrote a paperback originally titled The Quest. It’s about a search for the Holy Grail, and it preceded The Da Vinci Code and the subsequent slew of religious thrillers by about thirty years. Well, I decided to resurrect The Quest and I’m rewriting it. It will be published on September 17 by Center Street. You can pre -order it now. We don’t have cover art yet, but I’m thinking of Da Vinci’s Last Supper, showing Judas smoking a cigarette. Maybe French fries on his plate. Bad guy.
Let me take this opportunity to wish all my Irish friends — and everyone is Irish on March 17 — a happy St. Patrick’s Day. And let me also take this opportunity to suggest a book that captures the spirit and joy of that day: Cathedral, by me. It’s about the Irish Republican Army taking over St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York during the parade on Fifth Avenue. So, maybe it doesn’t exactly capture the spirit and joy of the day, but it’s a good read. It’s a perfect St. Patrick’s Day gift. Order now.
And finally, because Passover and Easter come early this year, let me now wish everyone of both faiths a joyous and blessed holiday. And keep in mind that there are more things that bind us together than divide us. Jesus, remember, was in Jerusalem for the Passover, and the Last Supper was a Seder meal. Judas got stuck with the bill, and well…you know the rest.
So, happy St. Pat’s, happy Passover and Easter, and happy spring.
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