~ Impaler, how are you doing?
~ Just fine, Adolf – how are you?
~ Missing the old days.
~ Why do you call me Impaler?
~ Vlad the Impaler – the perfect bloodthirsty tyrant
~ You were no slouch, Adolf.
~ Ja – but you are a good student.
~ Better than you, Adolf.
~ What makes you think that?
~ I’m going to win.
~ No – not possible.
~ Why do you say that?
~ I at least believed in something.
~ What was that?
~ They know I am great,
~ You are despised, Impalier.
~ So were you, Adolf.
~ But I didn’t care.
~ But I am feared.
~ Not enough. Your reign will be short.
~ I have ruled for a long time.
~ But you used to know when to stop.
I owe my life to Hitler, though I never met the man. My father was paid to stop Hitler, so there is no conflict of interest. I was given a thunk on the back o' the head by God when I was fifteen, and within a week began to write. I haven't stopped. My first novel was accepted 'over the transom'. My first editor/author luncheon in New York included a naked man with roller skates at the next table. For the sake of research I have lain on Kafka's grave, but I did not weep. I wish upon my own gravestone the phrase "Thank God He Didn't Die A Virgin". There is truth in every truth - so watch out.
My published novels include the popular fantasy A Lost Tale and the thriller The Bonner Deception. I also have two editions of humorous and spiritual short stories, The Elephant Talks to God, which are appreciated by both young and old.
My manuscripts range from stories about unicorns and druids in the 'Passing Through Trilogy' to the 9/11 destruction of New York. I have filled in the missing diaries of Franz Kafka; recounted the first person dementia of a serial killer; explored the outrageous lifestyle of the famous; and listened in while an elephant and God converse. I currently switch my attention between the saga of a family of onion farmers, from Fourth century Italy to the present day, and a contemporary NATO thriller.
I live in Canada and make Nova Scotia my home.
I prefer to travel by train, but embrace the computer age with passion. I am always on the hunt for unique onion recipes.
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