The Eagle In The Debates

presidential seal

As a licensed falconer, I’ve had the opportunity to keep company with numerous birds of prey, including hawks, falcons, and eagles. While differing in the particulars, by their very nature all species of birds of prey share certain characteristics. One of the themes of my Frank Pavlicek novels is that, symbolically and otherwise, we have much to learn from these magnificent creatures. Nowhere has this been more evident than in watching the debates in the run-up to this year’s presidential …

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Last Chance To Register To Vote


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Virginia Festival of the Book picks Box

CJ Box Below Zero

Earlier this month, the Virginia Festival of the Book announced that CJ Box which will be the featured speaker at this year’s Crime Wave brunch. Box burst on the scene in 2001 with his first novel starring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, Open Season, in 2001.  Since then, he has been an out-and-out book writing machine, cranking out no less than eleven Pickett novels as well as a number of best-selling standalone thrillers.  Along the way, Box’s books have picked …

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The Eighteen Dollar E-book

The Casual Vacancy

Would you be willing to pay eighteen dollars for an e-book? How about a new one from J.K. Rowling? To the delight of millions, Rowling pioneered an entirely new subgenre of young adult fiction with her Harry Potter series. Very soon now she’ll be publishing her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy.  The plot details of the book remain tantalizing vague but it has been loosely categorized as a crime or mystery novel. Will lightning strike twice? Will Rowling’s …

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