I never set out to be a writer. Back in 1979, when I entered the Second Form in a 200 year old, all boys, military school called, The Albany Academy, I simply wanted to become a rock n’ roll star. Like Ringo or Keith Moon, I wanted to play drums in a huge rock band, make a ton of money doing it, get lots of girls, and see the world. While most of the uniformed boys sat attentively in math class, taking copious notes, I drew illustrations of huge drums sets and stared out the window. All that changed when for the first time, I was introduced to Frank Nash in my second term English lit and writing course. First thing that caught my attention was the classroom itself. The Academy was an old building even back then, having been built in the 1920s. Made of stone and strong woods, with real blackboards instead of chalk boards, the place seemed like a kind of time warp. A school caught perpetually in the 19th century instead of one that would see the 21st century in only two more decades.
We are celebrating 18 years as homeowners! From the day we moved in we've never look back on all those years of apartment living always following someone else’s rules before we were allowed to live by our own set of rules and become the people we were meant to be. * We grew as individuals and as a family. Each room has been imprinted with our personalities. With each home improvement we keep imaging the ways we can make the house with our style. * Some days have been long with endless things to do, but the years have gone by quickly. Our dream has been a very happy home for us. * We’ve welcomed family and friends into our home and the memories have been both happy and sad. I imagine the house breathes a sigh of relief when we go on vacation and as we say good night to each other. * And I smile as I see the second generation - our lovely granddaughters getting so much enjoyment in the house that we love. * Rebecca Book Writing Coach and author
The Book of Zev Book Tour The Book of Zev is a political thriller that tells the story of two gentle people who change the course of history. Zev Bronfman, a strapping 32-year old-virgin, angry atheist, refugee from a religious Jewish life, and former engineer for the U.S. Patent Office in Alexandria, Virginia, drives a cab and sleeps around in New York City. After a bitter divorce, Sarah Hirshbaum, a beautiful, redheaded, depressed, God-hating kosher chef, seesaws between yoga and too much red wine. Independently, the two consult the same psychic who inadvertently sends Sarah Zev’s session tape. When Sarah contacts Zev to pick up the recording, a series of events forces them to connect with a powerful terrorist in order to thwart his plans to destroy the UN and Israel. Click here to read an Excerpt of The Book of Zev Pre-order from Amazon See What Reviewers Have to Say Part wish-fulfillment romantic comedy, part edge-of-your-seat end-of-the-world a