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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.



A heart-warming love story about two soulmates, who survived broken promises and shattered dreams.

Fanny and Charlie, best friends for life. LITTLE ITALY, NEW YORK CITY. 1912. “Watcha doing, Charlie? asked the beautiful, 7-year old young girl with long brown curls peeking out of her straw hat. “I’m making you a picture, Fanny,” replied the handsome 8-year old man with drawing a boat in New York Harbor on the... Learn More

DATE: Jul.23.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books

Sometimes, Fiction Mirrors Life.

People always ask, how do you find your stories? The answer? The story is either something I feel passionate about or with which I some direct or indirect connection. Save the Last Dance, which critics call, “a perfectly crafted ode to love” is such a book. On a cursory level, it’s a bittersweet love... Learn More

DATE: Jul.16.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books

What readers are saying about
CALL SIGN, WHITE LILY.

“Deeply recommended to anyone who cares about justice, freedom, and the gifts God has given women.” _____ The life story of a woman who most people have never heard of will keep you turning pages.” “One of my all-time favorite books.” _____ “Written in a way I felt I was there. Learned so much about this tragic... Learn More

DATE: Jul.09.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life

I Colluded with the Russians!

Ten years ago, I became fascinated by the random lore surrounding Lilia Litvyak, a soft-spoken Moscow teenager, who somehow became the world’s first female fighter-pilot and Adolph Hitler’s worst public relations nightmare, at the age of 19. I also realized because Lilia was Russian and perished in aerial combat some 70 years prior,... Learn More

Robin Hood stole from the rich, gave to the poor….

The SALAD OIL KING stole from the Government, gave to the kids….

The Salad Oil King loved to help kids ride bikes as much as he loved scamming the US government The legend of Robin Hood is well-know the world over. Although, it remains unclear whether Robin really existed—and, if he did, did he take “anything off the top for operating expenses.” By contrast, almost... Learn More

DATE: Jun.25.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life

First, THE GODFATHER. Then, WALL STREET.
Now, THE SALAD OIL KING.

Were you conflicted by Vito Corleone’s utter lack of morality and unequivocal love of family in Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER? Were you confused by Gordon Gekko’s voracious appetite for greed and perverted sense of loyalty in Oliver’s Stone’s WALL STREET? Then Fonso Gravenese’s amoral ethical code and romantic spontaneity will make your head... Learn More

DATE: Jun.18.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books

High school dropout swindles Wall Street Blue Bloods for $13 billion.

Anthony “Tino” DeAngelis, AKA The Salad Oil King, pleads case. Gets 7 years in jail, with two off for teaching Bible classes. One of America’s greatest pre-internet scam artists has disappeared off the American crime scene until now! Life started simple enough for pudgy little Tino. He rubbed olive oil on his yo-yo-strings... Learn More

DATE: Jun.11.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life

If it wasn’t for Tino, there might not be a Warren.

Salad Oil King, Tino De Angelis, and zillionaire Warren Buffet, pose in their offices respective offices. Most everybody agrees Warren Buffet is the world’s most intelligent and successful investor. Ironically, the source of Buffet’s initial fortune was compliments of a high-school drop-out, Anthony “Tino” DeAngelis, nicknamed the SALAD OIL KING. As... Learn More

DATE: Jun.05.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life

The Man Who Changed My World View, Forever.

Lt. Gregory Gagarin, 1943; Awards, 2013; Legacy, 2017. Late last Fall I completed my tenth book, Project Zebra. Roosevelt and Stalin’s Top-Secret Mission to Train 300 Soviet Airman in America. The book took three years to recreate with the help of my knowledgeable collaborator, Gregory Gagarin, 96. He was the mission’s last living survivor... Learn More

DATE: Apr.20.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books

The Russians are Coming!
The Russians are Coming!

Right or wrong, Americans have been obsessed with Russia as ‘the adversary” for all of my adult life, and then some. In that spirit, I offer a few actual facts. • Did you know, in 1944 during the Dewey-Roosevelt Presidential election, Dewy rang on the platform that said he would rid America... Learn More


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