The Method Writers

I’m sure by now most of you have heard me tease about the Rogues Gallery Writers’ new project, The Method Writers. But now I’m going to take a few minutes to tell you how it came to be and what it’s about: Last October, The Rogues Gallery Writers released our first publication, and … Continue reading

Good Morning, Herr Mueller

Early on, when I was meeting with then 88-year-old Rabbi Samuel Cywiak to ghostwrite his Holocaust memoir, he kept insisting that I include a Holocaust story, which he called the “Herr Mueller” story. It was about a good-natured rabbi who always greeted every man, woman and child he had encountered … Continue reading

What A Difference A BOOK Makes!

  Over two and a half years ago, when I had first met with Rabbi Samuel Cywiak to begin work on his Holocaust memoir, Flight From Fear, I was amazed at how active and lively he was for a 88-year-old man. Here he was, and still is, working as the … Continue reading

Is Antihero the New Superhero?

  As a new season of television is well under way, and I’m a enjoying the hell out of some of the shows—like my personal favorite, Showtime’s Dexter—I’ve realized that there has been a major trend in the past several years: A strong emergence of the antihero on cable television. … Continue reading

The Official Release of “Writing is Easy”

  October 1st, 2010 is the official release date for the Rogues Gallery Writers’ Writing is Easy short story collection/inspirational guide for writers and writers groups! I meant to do this earlier, but here is a little taste of WIE. (Sorry, that sounds perverted!) This is an excerpt from my … Continue reading

Introducing the Rogues Gallery Writers!

rogues’ gallery (r?gz g?l??-r?) noun – A collection of pictures of known and suspected criminals maintained in police files and used for making identifications. (Pictured from left to right: Michael Ray King, Tracy McDurmon, Rebekah Hunter Scott, and Jeff Swesky; aka the Rogues Gallery Writers. Photo courtesy of Vintage Photos … Continue reading

What Inspired Me To Be A Writer?

It’s hard to give a clear-cut answer to that question. As a young boy, I didn’t sit under a tree with a copy of “Catcher in the Rye” and think, “This is what I want to be when I grow up.” Yet I think the passion for creating and possibility of … Continue reading

What’s Going On . . .

Once again, it’s been a bit too long since my last blog post. Plenty of change had been going on in my life, preventing me from staying on top of things as I’d like to. Everything’s starting to settle down though, so I plan on making regular postings again. Today, … Continue reading

The Three Burning Questions Regarding My Holocaust Writing Project

For the past year and a half I’ve been working with Rabbi Samuel Cywiak of the Sons of Israel Synagogue in St. Augustine, FL to help produce his Holocaust survival memoir, “Flight from Fear.” I am the ghostwriter for his memoir. Rabbi Cywiak is 89 years young, and is very … Continue reading