The Cave
Historical fiction / August 29, 2018

Ancient Thai Mysticism and a modern-day tale of The Wild Boars Football Team and their leader’s adventure in a Thai cave are woven together in this young adult’s story of hope, courage, adventure, teamwork, bonds of love and survival. Ancient Thai Folklore and A Modern-Day Tale of a Boys’ Football Team’s Cave Adventure combine to weave a story of Lek, a small boy, who learns to swim and dive, and escapes the clutches of the cave’s jaws. It is a tale of family solidarity, of hope and longing. It is also a story of The Princess of Sip Song Panna, a tragic, mystical heroine who bestows her benevolence on the lost boys. It is the story of an International Team who fought for the survivors and won against the ferocity of nature: The Monsoon. Most of all, it is the story of a true hero, who did not die in vain. REVIEW A well-crafted fiction interwoven with true-life drama By Piaras on August 29, 2018 (Emerald Book Reviews) This captivating and commendable work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There…

Doña Gracia’s Gold Pendant
Historical fiction / August 29, 2018

Imagine having to guard the secret of your family under the threat of mortal danger This historical novel is a story of love, jealousy, intrigue, mortal terror – of family secrets, courage, and devotion. It depicts the wide-ranging journey of Doña Gracia Nasi, a wealthy young Jewish widow from a family of forced converts, exiled from Spain in the 16th Century. Doña Gracia’s turbulent history comes to life, from age 12, when she is first told the secret of her forcibly converted family, to her escape from the terrors of the Inquisition in Portugal finally to Constantinople, via London, Antwerp, Venice, Ferrara, Lyon and Saloniki. The true story of Doña Gracia – forced convert, tycoon, charmer of kings, savior of her people! A successful businesswoman and visionary in a world in which women had no rights, Doña Gracia risks her life and her immense fortune to save her persecuted people. She powerfully bends kings to her will in an era of flourishing culture and the religious battles between Christians, Jews, and Moslems. Heralded the “Queen of the Jews,” she succeeded in obtaining a royal decree from the Ottoman sultan to settle the city of Tiberias. Meanwhile, her heartbreaking feud with…