John Reed’s New Novel Excerpt and Interview – by M. Talley

John Reed is the author of four espionage novels, Thirteen Mountain, Dark Thirty, Shadow White as Stone and The Kingfisher’s Call. He has been a presenter at the Maui Writers Retreat and has been a staff instructor at the Santa … Continue reading

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Pfeffering by Gloria Garfunkel

             Hermann Pfeffer’s greatest achievement was creating a brilliant accounting short-cut referred to by accountants the world over as Pfeffering. As a child, he had been a piano prodigy. As an adolescent, a chess prodigy. But he came from a … Continue reading

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Larry Orbach’s and Vivien Orbach-Smith’s “Young Lothar”: Reviewed by Gloria Garfunkel

My friend since middle-school, Vivien and I have much in common. We are both writers. We are both funny. We both have a strong moral compass and psychological insight. And we are both daughters of Holocaust survivors, terrified it could … Continue reading

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No!

I said, “no.” But it was ignored. They say that’s the definition of rape. But wait! I was married to you! So that makes you entitled. Surely saying, “no,” was just my way of being coy. As far as clothing, … Continue reading

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