Monday, December 8, 2008


Here I am at my sponsor, BORDERS BOOKS, in time for Christmas, with Professor Richard Hughes with whom I once traveled throughout the Soviet Union. With thousands of The Altar Boys sold and it being named a Finalist in the USA Book News Best Books of 2008, this has been a very satisfying year. Thanks to all of you for reading and recommending the novel and writing those great 5-star reviews of both of my novels on

And for those afraid to ask: Yes, my leukemia treatment has been a complete success and I am alive and well. In fact, I have recently retained the services of a young, muscular, black personal trainer with dreadlocks. I have always aspired to be buff, fast and black. By the Spring, I expect to return to running 5K races and challenge at least myself.