A Brand New Novel
Josephine Baker, the early-20th-century African-American dancer, comic, and singer–hugely famous in Paris. Did you know that she was also a spy for the French Resistance during WWII?
It’s easy to forget what I’m doing, and why I’m doing it. Until I curl up with a truly good book.
Does God hate women? I would say “no.” God is love, remember? It’s men who hate women — men who appropriate the religious beliefs of holy men (and ignore those of holy women) and, with the help of the sword and the iron fist, turn them from tools of liberation into tools of oppression.
Dear Reader, Fresh back from New York and Book Expo America ’09, and I am still feeling excited over the response to “The Jewel of Medina” and its sequel, “The Sword of Medina.” I connected at last with readers there, including librarians, bookstore owners, book lovers, and media people, who lined up — against my […]
Dear Reader, Just when you thought it was safe to go into the bookstore … ta da! The sequel to “The Jewel of Medina” makes its German debut. Encouraged by strong sales of the first book — which I’ve been told hit the best-seller lists in Germany — Pendo Verlag will launch the rest of […]
Every cloud, the saying goes, has a silver lining. And so it goes with “The Jewel of Medina,” being yanked out of publication by Random House, the world’s largest English-language publisher, just months before it was scheduled to appear on bookshelves in the U.S., then being the subject of threats in Serbia and an attack […]