TARGET CHURCHILL: How a Bestselling Historical Thriller was Born

I am a member of the Lotos Club in Manhattan, a literary club celebrated for having Mark Twain as its most famous member. Apparently he had spent many happy hours with fellow members there in his declining years. A few years ago at Lotos event, we were regaled by James Humes, a distinguished professor, historian, Pulitzer […]

Weighing in on The Torture Report: Torture or Deprogramming?

Amid all the abrasive and conflicting arguments prompted by the so-called torture report released by Senator Feinstein, I am baffled by the absence of the crucial, indispensable question that never entered into the conversation, pro or con. That question is simply why those men who were chosen to endure water-boarding never reacted to other less […]

How do you Decide the Ending of a Story?

Roderick Thorp was part of a small group of novelists who came together on a monthly basis in the late eighties in Los Angeles to chew the fat. Rod had made a breakthrough success at the age of twenty-seven with the novel The Detective, which became a very successful movie starring Frank Sinatra. Rod’s novel […]

The Warren Adler Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to get your loved ones for the holidays? Warren Adler has a book for everyone! Thrill seeking, without the snow in your boots:       The holidays getting a little too sugary sweet? Chew on these gritty mysteries:        Don’t want to look at family photos? Here’s something a little less sentimental: […]

Detective Enjoys Fame as Model for Whodunit – Warren Adler’s Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series

“As a 10-year veteran of the local police force, the 32-year-old Miss Roberts has been bitten, kicked and scratched by unwilling suspects. She has chased burglars, investigated murders and attended more autopsies than she cares to remember.

When a local author (Warren Adler) suggested that she would make a terrific character in a novel, Miss Roberts replied, “You’ve got to be kidding.”

What Can Be Done About the Pain of Divorce? Divorce Consultant Joy A. Dryer Reviews “The War of the Roses – The Children”

We know that marital conflict negatively affects children’s adjustment, and divorce specifically increases risk for children, as the high drama of The War of the Roses – The Children underlines. However, several factors make today’s divorce more humane, where both adults’ and kids’ voices are heard by all….

And If The Polls Are Dead Wrong?

Allow me to make a hypothetical assumption that to many will border on fantasy.

Suppose all the polls which predict one of the tightest races in Presidential electoral history are dead wrong and one or another candidate wins in a landslide, both popular and electoral?