In Memoriam: J. Geils

   That soap-box derby race driver is a young boy named Jay Geils, as he looked in the 1950s, when we became neighbors and friends. A few years later, Jay became a famous musician, leader of the J. Geils Band. Yesterday, my old friend passed away at the age of 71. In his memory (and his father’s),…

Read More

READY, FIRE, AIM now available for pre-order

My new book, Ready, Fire, Aim! An Immigrant’s Tales of Entrepreneurial Terror, is now available for pre-order on Amazon in both soft-cover and e-book formats (will be shipped to readers on June 1). Ordering it is simple: (1)Control + click: https://www.amazon.com/Ready-Fire-Aim-Immigrants-Entrepreneurial/dp/1608081818/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486484639&sr=8-1&keywords=9781608081813 (2)Click on either “Paperback” or “Kindle” (3)Click on “Pre-order: Add to cart.” Alternatively, you can…

Read More

A most disturbing book

I just finished reading a most disturbing book. As a boy hiding from the Nazis throughout World War II, I dreamed of a country where people were decent and free, and whose sons were fighting to defeat our oppressors. To me, the United States was “the shining city on the hill.” Of course, as an adult, I learned that my…

Read More

Book review: CONTAINMENT by Hank Parker

A virus carried by ticks breaks out in Pennsylvania. When it is traced to a terrorist group, a page-turning race to save the world from a potential bioterrorism disaster begins. The good guys in this thriller are a male CIA agent and a female epidemiologist, who travel to far corners of the earth in an…

Read More

Ready, Fire, Aim! new publication date

  The publication date for READY, FIRE, AIM! AN IMMIGRANT’S TALES OF ENTREPRENEURIAL TERROR, has been moved up to June 1, 2017! Soon, it will be possible to pre-order the book from Amazon–please stay tuned for the announcement. Thanks for your interest and following!!

Read More

Writing on the beach

Three years ago, when we added a vacation in the tropics to our usual ski holidays, we found ourselves on the island of St. Kitts. I had never in my professional life taken a vacation of more than ten days, so my wife Sue and I wondered how I would handle two full weeks. I behaved…

Read More

HIDDEN FIGURES, a brief review

The movie, HIDDEN FIGURES, has received a lot more hype than the book upon which it is based. I have not seen the film, but my understanding is that it depicts the lives of only three of the many important characters in the book and that (surprise!) some of the story is fictionalized (Hollywoodized?). Margot…

Read More

My publisher’s 2017 releases

My publisher–the WriteLife imprint of BQB Publishing–has announced the release dates of twelve books for 2017. Needless to say, I’m particularly looking forward to June 27. Here is the schedule: Spring/Summer Over 50 and Motivated by Brian Howard – April 18, 2017 The Motivated Job Search Workbook by Brian Howard – April 18, 2017 Be…

Read More

PREVIEW OF MY LATEST BOOK

Here is an early look at the cover of my upcoming business autobiography, READY, FIRE, AIM! AN IMMIGRANT’S TALES OF ENTREPRENEURIAL TERROR Publication date : June 27, 2017.     More details coming soon!  

Read More

CONTAINMENT, a thriller by Hank Parker

My friend, Hank Parker, is the author of CONTAINMENT, a thriller which will be released by Simon & Schuster on January 10, 2017. You can pre-order the book now from Amazon. As a member of a writers’ group a few years back, I had a chance to read some early drafts of the book. Hank is…

Read More