“Lovemarks” in Literature

The term “literature” covers a lot of ground.  Ordinarily, literature is thought to be writing that has appealed to a large number of readers over a long period of time.  So-called “classic” literature is sometimes measured according to four criteria: solid plot,...
What Drives Terrorism?

What Drives Terrorism?

What Drives Terrorism?  There have been countless terrorist attacks all over the world for years. Terror attacks have a long history and are still a current threat. In a span of one year, one cannot count how many terror incidents have occurred. The use of violence,...
Writer’s Blog, Part II

Writer’s Blog, Part II

So… having published one novel, I began examining possible scenarios for the sequel.  As a SEAL, and as an academic, I had developed a keen interest in terrorism (and some expertise in counter terrorism).  I thought my characters would be comfortable in a story about...

Writer’s Blog, Part I

Writer’s Blog, Part I  I wanted to write… about writing.  This is not an esoteric subject; everyone writes in one way or another.  Especially now, with email and social media, most people spend a lot of time at the keyboard.  In fact, the keyboard (and for many, the...

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