August 2023

Naomi at work on The Mission

The Self-Help Novel: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Note: This month’s blog is being guest written by my husband, Larry, who is President of Your Finest Hour Leadership Programs. He was a career naval officer, private school administrator and teacher, and for the last seventeen years

Hampstead Heath Pond

Summer: In London and in Life

Most consider summer a season with a slower pace. After a busy spring, we catch our collective breath. We look back and

Parliament: A witness to a rule of law and not of men


Not too long ago, I had a dream in which I was preparing to speak to a group about my novel, The Witness. While I was gathering my papers, an argument broke out between

Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his Four Freedoms

A New Look at FDR’s Four Freedoms

Jennifer Jeffries, the protagonist in The Witness, was the victim of a brutal attack during a visit to London. Her physical injuries healed slowly, but the emotional damage she suffered was even more difficult and enduring.

Sherlock Holmes observing Baker Street Station, Central London

A Writer’s ABC

All writing begins as a shadow, a faint image, a specter without substance. Then something steps out of the mist and engages a living mind. What is

Naomi at work on The Mission

Writing is a Relationship

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “‘Tis the good reader that makes the good book.” That’s an eloquent way to voice the belief that writers and readers are