It was a raw September afternoon on Godiva Beach, lonely and deserted, the wind whipping in off the water stinging Cassie’s face, good weather, she told herself, for burying a friend. The church service in the morning had been small, twenty family and friends sharing their grief, saying goodbye, perhaps half that number continuing on… Continue reading A Minor Case of Murder, Chapter One
"Don't get too close," I warned. "The spiders here are as big as your head." "Actually," Bob replied, "they're bigger."
It is perhaps, a cliche, this thing about writers and whiskey, but there is something very special about doing a reading in a bar. Until now, my favorite reading was at The Apple Barrel, on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, back in 2009. But I think that’s going to change because I have arranged a… Continue reading KGB
East Coast Derby Extravaganza
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, my dead Romanian ancestors were a fixture on my blog. You know that feeling you get when you want to post something new, but you've got nothing interesting to say? When that happens to me, I turn my blog over to my dead Romanian ancestors. On Dead… Continue reading My Dead Romanian Ancestors Make Their First Appearance on WordPress
When my short story, The Sound Bite, was first published by woman’s corner magazine in 2006, the editors wrote the following, by way of introduction - Author Jeff Markowitz writes, “I’ve always wanted to write a story about the early 70s, about the blending of anti-war politics, eastern spirituality, sex, drugs and music that we… Continue reading Hippies-turned-stockbrokers
Monty Woolley was an American actor, with stage, film, TV and radio credits spanning the 1930s - 1950s. He is probably best known for his role in the original stage production as well as the 1942 film production of The Man Who Came to Dinner. Monty Woolley died in 1963, of natural causes. But there… Continue reading Music to be Murdered By