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Straight from my mind to your screen—here’s a collection of my thoughts, from the heartfelt to the odd, and everything in between.



Elvis, John Cash, Jerry Lee and Me.

 Memphis, TN. March 2012. Had a great time in Memphis.  Did a book presentation and newspaper interview, and met some great people. Also discussed the possibility of a Call Sign, White Lily movie with a Hollywood Producer-Director who spends part of the year in Memphis. More about that in news and press section... Learn More

DATE: Apr.26.2012 | CATEGORY: My Life | COMMENTS:

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Amelia Earhart vs. Lilia Litvyak – Only one is the “Real Deal”!

Amelia Earhart, a Playful Media Creation; Russian Teenage Flying Ace, Lilia Litvyak, the Real Deal. A beautiful young American girl, Amelia Earhart,  attends finishing school in Philadelphia in 1915, and falls in love with flying at the age of 20. She meets a wealthy book publisher and publicist, George P. Putnam, who foots the... Learn More

Greg Gagarin, Former Top-Secret American WWII Pilot, discusses “Call Sign, White Lily”

Greg Gagarin, an MIT Club Partner, was in Army ROTC at MIT before Pearl Harbor and in his junior year accepted a provisional commission in the US Navy. Upon graduation in 1943 he received his commission, was affiliated with the Harvard-MIT Radar Laboratories, and went to Corpus Christie, Texas to do naval... Learn More

A Most Unusual Endorsement from Dr. Yury Zaitsev

I may be one the greatest fans of the New York Times newspaper fans in the history of the world. Between print and digital subscriptions, I’ve been reading it every day since I was about 14 (and that’s a long, long time ago!). But, it seems every time I read a story... Learn More

DATE: Feb.15.2012 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

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Papa Cado Taught Me a Lot…Meet Frank from New Orleans

Writing PaPa Cado taught me volumes about what the human spirit can accomplish. After all, overcoming 46 heart procedures is a lot of adversity in one lifetime. Is in that spirit I’d like you to meet Frank from New Orleans. He loves people, food, and most of all music. Unfortunately, Frank is confined... Learn More

DATE: Nov.07.2011 | CATEGORY: My Books | COMMENTS:

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First Meeting between M.G. Crisci and Yelena Sivolap

Capturing that First Moment Creating and writing Call Sign, White Lily with Yelena Sivolap had been an amazing collaboration for almost two years. Imagine, a Russian school teacher and an American author, products of two cultures that had been long-time enemies, came to trust each other; to laugh about each other’s preconceived notions; and to... Learn More

DATE: Nov.07.2011 | CATEGORY: My Life, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

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Iona College – Spotlight on Alumni Authors

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from a little commuter college in New Rochelle, NY, called Iona College. Over the years—no thanks to me–the College has developed quite a reputation as a bastion for the study of Liberal Arts. On a recent trip back East, I stopped by the campus to... Learn More

DATE: Nov.05.2011 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life | COMMENTS:

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To My Russian Friends Around the World

The brand new Russian edition of Call Sign, White Lily is now available for sale through Amazon. Anyone, anywhere in the world can buy it, and Amazon will ship it to your door. At the same time the autographed print Russian version can still be purchased at this website, as well as the electronic... Learn More

DATE: Nov.02.2011 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Lilia Gets a Facelift

I would like to thank everybody for their feedback and their purchases. The first edition is now sold out. Numerous reviewers have commented that Call Sign, White Lily was far more than a historical tribute to a great female war hero lost in time. Rather, it was a far more complex and entertaining story... Learn More

DATE: Nov.02.2011 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:


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