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Recent Press

Some recent articles on Roger Herst and his works:   4 Steps for Raising Happy Children From Harlem To Harare (Harlem World) 4 Steps For Raising Happy Children (The Somerville News Weekly) Read More →

When Doing Good, Isn’t

As a young man I heard a lecture by an eminent academic who argued that producing wheat to feed the emerging world isn’t a good idea. How is that possible? People in the Third World were starving and we had Read More →

On Repetition in Series Novels

Repetition is the plague of series novelists. You find it in characterizations, plot and environment. Gore Vidal once said that most novelists have only two characters which they disguise in numerous characterizations. We tend to write about personalities we know Read More →

On Writing a Novel Series: Part III

There are lots of tricks for writing series novels. Trick one is don’t blow out your brains on the first book. That means hold your characters back a little because you may want to draw upon them in future stories. Read More →

Issue with Series Novels: Part II

I don’t think any author begins thinking serious about writing a series novel. That comes only after he/she has produced at least one book with possibilities to extend. When thinking about what a character would do or say one is Read More →

So, You Want To Write A Fiction Series?

Interested to write a serial novel? First, ask yourself if you believe you can sustain a story for multiple books. People often tell me how much they want to write a novel. I ask them to tell me the outline Read More →

Customer Reviews

A Kiss for Rabbi Gabrille is one of the best books I've read, and I've read hundreds. The suspense mounted and carried you right through the book.

- Len

One finishes Destiny's Children with perhaps fiction's greatest reward, a lasting permanent understanding and appreciation of this period and location in America's ultimate unification.

- Kent

Destiny's Children's three main characters are immensely likable, and the challenges that they face are extraordinary and engaging. .

- Stephen

Roger Herst, a rabbi and a previously published and accomplished novelist, really knows about Jewish congregations, rabbinical politics, women's issues, and how to tell a great story.

- Bader

Mr. Herst has created a strong, intelligent, yet vulnerable character in Rabbi Gabby Lewyn. His insights into the politics and intrigues of a synagogue were of special interest to me.

- Mary