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My wife, Marcia, and I made Aliyah to Israel in the spring of 2011, sight unseen, and never looked back. After discovering that I lacked the courage and athleticism required to drive in Jerusalem, I took to the streets on foot each day, rarely without a camera.
My new, fine art photo book, the Streets of Jerusalem, is a compilation of the best shots I captured on my almost-daily hikes over the last six-years. Very few images in the collection are of the city’s well-known windmills, tombs and holy places; the photos focus instead on men, women and children at work, play, or prayer, pursuing mischief or simply sitting in the sun.
Below is a video preview, with original music by Deborah Schleiber, a wonderful piece called “Zion” that seems to fit the photos perfectly.
My new novel, Sunny Side Up! has been available at Amazon.com in paperback and ePub since March 19th. Sales and the critical response have been gratifying—many sincere thanks to those of you who have purchased, read and let me know that they enjoyed the book—but, so far, readers have left only two reviews at the Amazon website. Since my greatest fear each time I do this is that someone very articulate will buy the book, read it, hate it, then post a well-written scathing review, I am always comforted after several positive reviews appear.
Fortunately, Sunny Side Up’s two lonely reviews are both 5-stars. “You get a great story, laugh out loud lines from characters you may, like me, recognize, and unusual but real family dynamics,” says one.
“Many observations were laugh-out-loud funny and I really felt like I was transported back to the 50’s. Sunny Side Up! is light reading with full-bodied content!” says the other.
Additional reviews (especially if you enjoyed reading it) would be both helpful and appreciated.
Sunny Side Up! price promotion begins Sunday, April 16
Beginning Sunday, April 16, 8:00 AM EST, the Kindle version (only) of Sunny Side Up! Hollywood Invades the Everglades, the romantic comedy set in 1950s Southwest Florida that asks and answers the question, “Can love be found in food service, especially on breakfast shift?” will be on sale at Amazon.com for $4.99.
The “countdown” promotion sale will last five days. After Sunday the price will increase each day by 10% of list until April 20th, when the sale ends.
You can read the opening of Sunny Side Up! HERE.
The Kindle Version is listed at Amazon.com, HERE.
The new, 1950’s retro romantic comedy, Sunny Side Up! which asks (and answers) the question, Can true love be found in food service? is now available at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle versions.
WHEN A LARGE Hollywood production crew invades tiny Vireo, Florida to shoot a feature-length film in the Everglades, local sisters Myra and Emma Rosenquest get caught up in the excitement. Determined to escape the tedium of waiting tables at her stepfather’s rural diner, Emma sets her sights on breaking free from her “old world” family and learning the movie trade but, to succeed, the rebellious, unwed mother of twins must enlist her older sister’s help.
After Emma coerces Myra into accompanying her to a casting call, hearts break and emotions flare when Myra, not Emma, lands a job. Slithering reptiles, pouring rain, swarms of mosquitoes and budding romance abound as Myra, hired to “grease wheels” during the unit’s month-long romp in the swamp, artfully referees frequent collisions between Vireo’s California visitors and shocking redneck reality.
Sunny Side Up! is a lighthearted, retro-romance based on Warner Brothers Pictures’ actual visit to Naples, Florida in 1951 to shoot scenes for the feature-length film, Distant Drums, starring cinema legend, Gary Cooper. Reconstructed from archival news accounts of Warner Brother’s improbable, month-long stay in postwar Southwest Florida, Sunny Side Up! vividly recalls the postwar days of three-cent postage stamps and bobby socks, when Hollywood was king.
Take a look at Amazon.com …
Books two and three of the Three Prophets Series, Faithless Heart and For the Sake of His Name, are now available in paperback at Amazon.com. The Ivory House, book one of the series, will be available in print form sometime this spring.
From a few 5-star mentions at Amazon…
The Ivory House:
“Couldn’t put it down. Very well written and researched. Very descriptive and made you feel as though you were actually there at Yashar’s side.”
“As I was reading this book I found myself coming under Hosea’s spell. I can’t explain it any other way. It was a profound experience for me. As a weekly Torah reader, the opportunity to to be introduced to other biblical references is welcomed. I recommend it to anyone open to new experience. I truly thank the author for creating it.”
For the Sake of His Name:
“Couldn’t put this book down – from one adventure to another, it captivated and drew this reader into the story bringing tears, laughter and a profound knowledge that our God is the same today as He was in Daniel’s time. Amazing!”