Knightfall Episode 2 What do the Youngest Templar and the New History Channel series Knightfall have in common? Quite a bit. The Youngest Templar is set during the third crusade and Richard the Lionheart’s fight for the Holy Land. Knightfall takes place in the late 1200-1300s and shows the Order in decline. Indeed, Philip and … Continue reading More Knightfall and The Youngest Templar
Knightfall is the new scripted series from the History Channel about the Knights Templar. 1. Knightfall starts with the siege of Acre. The Templars have lost the Holy Land. They are being trashed talked by a Saracen. Don’t ever trash talk a Templar. (You might kill them, but you’ll pay for it). The forces of … Continue reading Five Observations On Knightfall!
My newest novel, Prisoner of War, is on sale now. It is another based on a true story, of a young boy who joined the service in 1941 at the age of 15. His home life was not so good. But he was big for his age and in those days, if you could get … Continue reading America’s Youngest Prisoner of War in World War II
Writers are asked all the time ‘what inspired you to write this book?’ Into the Killing Seas, my newest novel, is told through the eyes of a young boy who, along with his brother, stows away about the USS Indianapolis. Almost two days out of port, the ship was sunk by a Japanese submarine. Two … Continue reading The USS Indianapolis and Writing About History for Kids
Dear Readers, This week is the annual Banned Books Week, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, the American Library Association and many other organizations. As you may know, as a writer, I welcome all opinions and all incarnations of free speech. For our democracy to work, everyone has to have a voice. Even morons … Continue reading Eight Ways To Get You Started In Getting My Books Banned!