Posts tagged "writing"

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 →

When Kindness Doesn’t End Well: Reflections on Refugee Crises in Europe

Most people would agree that politicians suffer from a universal sickness – hypocrisy. I submit that they suffer an even more significant disease—shortsightedness. They way people are elected in the world’s democracies narrows their views to the next coming election. Read More →

Nunavut, Canada’s Inuit Territory

The largest region ever in the history of the world granted by a sovereign government to its indigenous people, Nunavut, homeland to the Inuit, achieved territorial independence from the Northwest Territory in 1999. Rich in minerals of every variety, Nunavut 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