Posts tagged "rabbi gabby"

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 →

The Diminishing American Jewry

When I was a child, the official number of Jews in United States was five million. A sturdy number, but a small minority in a population of 150,000,000. Today, it is hard to determine a comparable population, largely because it depends 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