Pen & Globe

A “Simple” Summer Sale

Just in time for your summer reading pleasure, from now until the end of July my first novel A Simple Game is available for only $1.99! You can read my international thriller about a group of terrorists who try to hold the world hostage by systematically killing our biggest sports stars any number of ways – […]

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Gift of “Game”!

Just in time for your holiday shopping, win an autographed copy of my novel A Simple Game! Starting today through December 21, you can win one of six free copies of my international thriller here on Goodreads. If you’re already a member, it’s easy to enter. Just go to “Browse,” choose the “Giveaway” link, find A Simple […]

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In Our Own Write

Every year I eagerly await the November issue of The Foreign Service Journal, which features books written by American diplomats – and this time I’m honored to be among them! My novel A Simple Game appears as one of the fiction selections showcased in this year’s edition, titled as always “In Their Own Write.”  The […]

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Location, Location, Location

Place: Ephesus, Turkey | Drink: Local pomegranate wine | So, how do you decide where to set your novel?  A great question I’ve been getting since finishing my first book, A Simple Game.  For me, I followed that old adage, “Write about what you know,” or, in this case, where you’ve been. All told, the action […]

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Book Clubbing

Place: Istanbul | Drink: sangria | So, I not only survived but actually thrived on my first book club experience as guest author.  A highly valuable encounter for a writer, I think, and credit goes to those who hosted, organized, and promoted last week’s event – big thanks, respectively, to Laura, Debbie, and Miriam!  And, […]

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Book on Nook!

Place: Istanbul | Drink: Café Organico Indonesie coffee with milk | For all of you out there with a Nook, you’re in luck: I’ve just made my first novel A Simple Game available on Barnes & Noble.  Let’s see how it does here against the rest of you Kindle readers (I saw somewhere how sales on […]

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Got Game?

Place: Doha, Qatar | Drink: fresh mint & lemon drink | Get it here, for free!  For the rest of the month of March, you can win one of six signed copies of my first novel, A Simple Game.  If you’re already a member of Goodreads, it’s easy to do.  Just look right, scroll down to […]

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The Great Idea Machine

Place: Gaziantep, Turkey | Drink: salep | So, how did you come up with the idea for your first novel, A Simple Game?  A great question, which I get a lot these days, especially now that the dang thing is finally done. Sitting in a café in Gaziantep, just 40 miles north of the Syrian border, […]

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Kirk Wolcott’s First Novel

  • Politics, terrorism, and sports collide in this riveting debut novel by American diplomat and former sportswriter Kirk Wolcott, prompting a crucial question for our time: How far is too far when trying to change the world?

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