Aren’t you tired of repeating plot lines? Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fight. Boy and girl get back together and have hot sex. Or what about a guy who dies at the beginning and you read the rest of the novel trying to determine who done it. Or someone is charged with a crime and he spends the whole novel proving his innocence.
Aren’t you tired of real life? Wouldn’t you like to read something different? Something that varies from your own personal struggles.
My novels are fiction. No plot or characterization has been done before. And each novel is different. I write from the heart and enjoy exploring various genres. Each novel has a diverse and distinctive voice.
Don’t you want to escape reality for a bit? My novels have nothing to do with real life. I may use real places, but that’s the only realistic thing about them. I want my characters to be imaginary and behave how I wish. There is no possible way you can compare them with a real person. I want you to identify with that person and enjoy following their adventures.
Does the life of a mermaid or pirate interest you? Or how about souls and demons? What about being telepathic? Are you interested in the art world? Do you enjoy playing poker?
All those are examples of my novels. I want you to enjoy reading a good story and just a story. I don’t want you feeling that what happened to my characters could happen to you. I write to escape reality.
Do you like Star Trek? I’m a big fan and my favourite character is Deanna Troi from the Next Generation because she is telepathic. I’d love that skill and often wonder what it would be like to read people's minds.
If I can’t be telepathic then at least I can write about it. That Truthful Place is a novel about children who develop telepathy.
I wanted to create a utopian society of children from many different back-grounds. I wanted to show that it doesn’t matter what race you are. Everyone will find similarities allowing them to work together to create a perfect society.
Their 13th birthday seemed the best time for the children to be given telepathy since that time is such a big deal in most religions. I needed a moment when the children are most impressionable. Most children have a big party for their 13th birthday so it seemed like a good time for the change.
All the children had to be from North America because I wanted them to be proficient in English. But, they also had to speak a second language and understand a different culture. I love learning about new cultures so incorporated that into the novel.
I hope That Truthful Place portrays these elements and that the message is clear. I don’t believe an utopian society is possible but I like to write about them. You’ll find that theme running through my novels.
Do you like to travel? Where do you like to go? Do you travel to the same resort? Do you like cruises? Or do you prefer visiting different countries?
Unfortunately since I have no money and two very old pets I can’t bear to leave behind, I can’t travel at the moment. This is very difficult for me because I love to travel. I enjoy seeing new things, smelling new smells, hearing new sounds and experiencing new experiences.
When I am able to travel again and it’s March or April, I plan to visit South Africa. There are many reasons for my interest in that country, the main one being two very special friends reside there.
While living in Israel in the 80s, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. While studying there, I met a wonderful woman named Dorit. We became great friends. But after we completed our degrees, she married a really nice South African guy and moved there.
For many years, I tried to find Dorit. When I met someone from South Africa, I would ask them to look for her but no success. Then one Christmas day 3 years ago, I received an email from her asking if I remembered her. She had googled me and found my website and email address. I wrote back right away and told her how I had been looking for her and I was so glad to connect again.
So, after 30 years, Dorit and I are friends again. We keep in touch through Skype. She has invited me to visit them and I would love to, but I need at least $7,000 for that trip. If I’m going that far (it’s a 20 hour flight), I’ll stay for at least a month so that I can see everything because I’m only going there once.
My plan is to fly into Cape Town and spend a few days there. Then I’ll fly to Johannesburg and spend a couple of weeks just following Dorit around. I’ll bring my laptop so I can work when she’s busy but I just want to hang out with her. That’s the best way to enjoy a visit.
Of course, if I go to Africa, I’m going on safari. I’ve always wanted to do that because I love animals and nature. I can’t wait to see all the animals in their natural habitat and not in a zoo. I plan to take as many pictures as possible. But going on safari is very expensive. My friends have been and enjoyed it immensely so I’ll probably get a recommendation from them.
I’m also fascinated by South Africa. How do the people really live there and what it’s like. I can’t imagine any reason to want to live in a country with so much violence and prejudice. My friends live in a gated community and describe the possible dangers. I look forward to experiencing their lives if even for a few days.
But I love travelling to new places and encountering new ways of life.
Where do you want to go?
Sleep is of the utmost importance. It’s the most essential part of your day. After a good night’s sleep, you can accomplish anything, even write books. But without sleep, nothing will work out because your body feels like rubber and your mind is muddled and cloudy.
If I don’t sleep, I get sick. I’m Bipolar. Sleep is so necessary for people with any illness or disease. Anyone in pain whether it be emotional or physical needs sleep in order to recuperate. Sleep recharges your batteries.
I always had trouble sleeping. I started taking sleeping pills when I was 13 years old. Every morning, I’d wake up exhausted. I was irritable and couldn’t concentrate so my day was hell. This lasted years. The doctors just gave me more and more sleeping pills but nothing worked.
A couple of years ago, I did a sleep lab and was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Who knows how long I’ve been suffering with that. Now I use a CPAC machine which blows air into my nose as I sleep. It’s natural and works great. What I love about it is no side effects or any more medication.
Because of that simple treatment, I sleep great now. I wake up feeling energized and excited to start my day. I’m capable of writing which obviously I was incapable of due to my exhaustion. In the last two years since using the CPAC machine, I have written and published 5 novels and 1 non-fiction. See what can happen with a good night’s sleep.
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