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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.



Lilia Litvyak meets her childhood heroes, Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Lilia Litvyak, the heroine of my book, Call Sign, White Lily, became fascinated with the idea of flying at the age of 12. A rather bold thought for a young Russian girl living in a male dominated society during the 1930’s. But, for those of you that have read the book, you... Learn More

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

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

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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

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