Actor/Narrator comment on CRY FOR JERUSALEM Book 3

great way to start the morning is to receive an email containing this quote from Simon de Deney, who has done a fantastic job narrating the audiobook version of this series. “Wow. It’s such a beautifully structured piece of writing. It has that quality of surprising you while feeling inevitable.” I reached out to connect with Simon on LinkedIn and got this back: “And I ought to thank you as the series is one of the highlights of each year for me.”

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Comparing Creative Nonfiction to Standard Nonfiction

“Just the facts, ma’am…” Los Angeles police detective Sergeant Joe Friday (actor Jack Webb) directed the witnesses he interviewed in the 50s/60s TV show Dragnet. They so often spun off into the realm of creative nonfiction, and he and his partner had no time for that. But those with compelling true stories should write their story in just that way and bring it to life for the reader.

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The Child Inside

It was a difficult decision to become a writer and make the transition. It took more than a year to come together. But I wrote and published my first book when I was 48. Since 2008, I’ve ghostwritten over 35 nonfiction and fiction books, written dozens of novellas, short stories and vignettes, and hundreds of essays, posts, and articles. Since 2009 (through my company Adducent), I’ve helped publish 60+authors and 80 titles (as of this writing).

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British ‘ROMANS’

Born in 1959, and growing up with a love of reading and history, I watched epic movies. Historical sagas like Ben-Hur, Spartacus, The Ten Commandments, The Robe, Quo Vadis, Julius Caesar, The Fall of the Roman Empire, Cleopatra, and others. The mellifluous eloquence of actors like Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Charles Laughton, Stephen Boyd (who was Irish), Peter Ustinov came to me as Roman voices.

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