Spring in Paris means the French Open tennis tournament, known to all simply as “Roland Garros.” The charming and tight-knit complex of show courts and crowd-friendly outside courts was built in 1928 the first time France defended the Davis Cup. It’s been updated and expanded over the years but is showing its age, and now its expansion… Continue reading ROLAND GARROS: soon to be the minor league of tennis grand slams?
HAROLD KASSELMAN’S FIRST NOVEL has been in the top 10% of Kindle paid books for a solid year — no small accomplishment. It has ranked #1 in baseball and in sports psychology, and it’s a good read. I had the pleasure of reading it before publication, and I read it again before I interviewed Harold… Continue reading Baseball crime or awful judgment? A PITCH FOR JUSTICE – author interview with Harold Kasselman
PARIS IS BEST KNOWN as a welcoming destination for lovers, but for the solo traveler there are many charms as well, as Stephanie Rosenbloom, the Getaway columnist for the New York Times travel section, wrote in a recent column. She has an eye for both the small corners and broad vistas of the city — look at this… Continue reading Paris for the solo traveler
I reviewed The Resistance by Peter Steiner some time ago, shortly after I attended his presentation at the American Library in Paris. It’s a good book, and I hope he writes more like it (this is his latest, although he published several earlier). I was in Paris, my novel Treasure of Saint-Lazare was about to be published, and… Continue reading THE RESISTANCE by Peter Steiner – wartime thriller