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Famous Trials–Why We Are Still Fascinated

This week marks the 89th anniversary of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, held in Dayton, Tennessee. Today, we remain fascinated with this and other high-profile trials, perhaps because—despite much evidence to the contrary—we need to believe that sometimes justice prevails, truth wins, the bad guys get their due. I’ve written novels about two of these famous

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Charles Lindbergh

Who did it? Who knows?

September 14th marked the 60th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s published account of his historic flight.  In my verse novel The Trial, the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month old son from the second floor bedroom of the aviator’s home in Hopewell, NJ, the subsequent police investigation, and the six-week criminal trial, are seen through eyes of

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The Trial

The Case That Never Dies

Mark Falzini has an unusual job. AND he has a new book, which I highly recommend. Mark was my “go to” source when I was writing The Trial, my historical novel based on the Lindbergh baby kidnapping. On November 5th, Mark’s book New Jersey’s Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial, co-authored by James Davidson, will appear on bookshelves everywhere.

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Ringside 1925

Truth, Justice, and the dangers of teaching Science

We are fascinated with crime, police investigations and high-profile trials. I’m not sure why, but despite all of the evidence to the contrary, perhaps we need to believe that sometimes justice prevails, truth wins, the bad guys get their due. I’ve written novels about two of these famous trials, but although they took place just

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Contest!

We begin our friendships in many ways. Share a story about the circumstances in which you met one of your closest—or most unlikely—friends. Enter it in the comments accompanying this blog entry. You’ll be registered for a random drawing to win one of ten autographed books. Post your story no later than midnight on June

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Celebrating Teachers

Each year, I spend one day at a public school not far from where I live in Pennsylvania, a place where the teachers have gone the extra mile (and then some) to write grants, do extra projects, etc., in order to give their students all that they can in terms of good literature and to

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