A Family of Writers
My very talented daughter-in-law, Ami Silber is a writer in the ROMANCE genre, bringing to that field a real depth and power through her finely wrought characters and stories. Writing under the name Eva Leigh (and formerly Zoe Archer) she has earned yet another triumphant review for her work, a blend of fine writing and solid research in historical fiction. This new title is Counting on a Countess. Here's the review:
Leigh proves that the most intriguing part of London is its underground; a place where a smuggler and a nobleman can make the perfect match. Always original, sensual, absorbing and fast paced, Leigh’s novels explore the dark and dangerous aspects of the era. Readers will be clambering for more of her emotional, well-told tales that can be enjoyed over and over again. RT Book Reviews (top pick)
Ami Silber is a graduate of the prestigious MFA writing program at Iowa State. Visit her at www.evaleighauthor.com.
Writing under the name Nico Rosso, my son and Ami’s husband is also an established writer in the Romance field and has created a new Romantic Suspense series called AUTOMATIK. Book 2 in this series, One Minute to Midnight, has been nominated for a Romance Writers of America RITA award in Romantic Suspense! A second book in this series, Count Down to Zero Hour, received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. These are down-to-the bone, noir-tinged, Romantic Action books. See all his books at www.nicorosso.com.
My son Justin DiPego's newest novel, “The Seven O’Clock Man” is a murder mystery that takes place in old Skid Row in LA, where the ‘lost people’ live, and the protagonist who is trying to solve this string of murders is a ‘lost man’ himself! (Available on Amazon)
This is a cleverly written, exciting murder thriller, with a twist! Set in the late 80s DTLA skid row, it's full of interesting characters and insights into the homeless culture of a time past. Don't get too cozy, it's definitely a rollercoaster of a book. Amazon Review
Justin also has a new film in release called The Ghost of New Orleans, now available on cable and DVD and starring Terrence Howard, Josh Lucas and Lake Bell! One review called it “A haunted noir thriller.”
Justin is also a personality in the DIY field, winning awards and maintaining his own articles and high-style videos at www.doitwithjustin.com.
My book on Creative Writing, containing all the tips, examples and methodology from my 45 years in in the field, was just announced as a nominee for the BOOK OF THE YEAR award presented by Foreward INDIES, the organization honoring independently published books. Please check out the testimonials and the reviews for this how-to on Amazon (So far, 23 reviews, all five-star) and on this site. WRITE! Find the Truth in Your Fiction is available in paperback and also as an ebook.
I just presented a talk to the Salt Lake City Film Festival and screened my film Words and Pictures there with a Q&A. On June 21st I’ll be appearing on a panel at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference.