CENTER STAGE

A Political Thriller

“An entertaining political thriller—smart and engrossing. No shortage of political intrigue depicted with astuteness and emotional drama.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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AT THE BORDER: SEPARATING CHILDREN HAS ZERO MORAL STANDING

The images of children separated from their parents is more than personally heart-breaking, it is a disregard for American values. A long-term, comprehensive immigration solution is complex and requires bi-partisan support, but short-term—end the inhumane policy of family separation.

The “zero-tolerance” policy which has separated children from parents is inhumane on … read more


2020:  STARBUCKS’ HOWARD SCHULTZ VS. DONALD TRUMP?

Howard Schultz has stepped down as Chairman of Starbucks—his dream job is to be President of the United States.  Could Schultz capture the Democratic nomination to take on Trump?

After Trump—mayors, congressmembers and business people all gaze into the mirror and hear “Hail to the Chief.” As the … read more


Reviewer Praise for Roll the Dice

Roll the Dice is collecting 5-star reviews on Amazon.com. 40 reviewers have weighed in so far, with an average rating of 4.6 stars!

Here’s what they have to say so far:

“Tyler Sloan is the real deal, and the book grabs you from the start. It’s a fascinating look at the behinds … read more


THE RECIPE FOR FILM/TV SUCCESS:  IS ROLL THE DICE A TASTY DISH?

Four franchises have the recipe for certain movie box-office success—Star Wars, Marvel, Harry Potter and The Fast and the Furious. 

What is the recipe if you do not fit into those four boxes?  Can a story, such as my novel Roll the Dice, without an action hero or alternative universe, … read more


BOBBY KENNEDY—THE FIRST ROCK STAR CANDIDATE

Bobby Kennedy for President is now available on Netflix.  Watch it.  Bobby was the first rock star political candidate.

The outstanding four-part documentary covers RFK’s life, but focuses on his 1968 run for the Presidency.  Deploying archival footage, it struggles at times to capture the essence of Bobby, … read more


Are Journalists Leaving the Building?

Disclaimer—I am an author, attorney and hard-core political junkie.

Disclaimer II—my registered political affiliation is “Decline to State” or No Party. Where I reside in California, No Party comprises 25% of the electorate.

I pride myself on being politically independent in my thinking, writing, voting and blogs, but—too many media outlets, left … read more


The Wonders of Travel

All the senses are in play when you travel—seeing sights you have only witnessed in videos, books or magazines; tasting new culinary treats and experiencing new adventures—my thrill is touching history, walking on the same streets as someone trod a thousand years ago.

When I was younger, trips to islands were … read more


THE WRITING PROCESS—START WRITING!

The process of writing a novel and retaining a publisher was a time consuming, circuitous, thrilling roller coaster ride with uncertain twists and turns.  I am proud to say I landed on terra firma and I’m delighted to share that ride with you.  There were struggles and obstacles encountered during … read more


THE WRITING PROCESS—FINDING AN AGENT & PUBLISHER 

Writing was a very consumptive process.  I never suffered from “writer’s block,” but my legal practice was a full-time occupation.  I believed I had finished the book on many occasions; but those were illusions. I rewrote Roll the Dice many times.

I initially believed the novel was completed and entered … read more


ZUCKERBERG WILL BE GRILLED, PUMMELED & FILETED—BUT HE COULD SHINE

United States Senate hearings are usually dry, of no public interest and only attract a CSPAN-12 audience.  FBI Director James Comey’s testimony drew some public interest and forty years ago Watergate hearings mesmerized a nation while airing on all three networks.  That was then—a … read more


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January 12, 2021
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