Thanks to all who inquired about “what’s next.” I am hunkered down this long challenging winter on the second novel, which takes place during the 1950’s with a strong state police presence. With a little luck, it should see the light of day early 2016. Best regards, Jim.
Thanks to the folks at UMass and the OLLI program for hosting a presentation on the book to forty-three readers who braved a torrential downpour!
Just a reminder: Jim will be speaking Monday, November 24, 11:30 – 1:00 PM at UMass Boston as part of its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program Room 204A, 3rd floor, McCormack Hall. He will lead a discussion about Boston’s social and political environment at the time of the Boston Police strike of 1919.
Thank you to Gavin Kleespies, his staff and the audience at the Massachusetts Historical Society. The Society supported my presentation with a display that included bonds issued by the Sinn Fein Government during the Irish Rebellion, a Boston Police officer’s 1919 diary and posters issued by the U.S. government during WWI.
Jim discusses his novel, ‘The Rising at Roxbury Crossing‘ at the Massachusetts Historical Society, November 5, 2014. Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society, an independent research library, is an invaluable resource for American history.
Just a reminder, you are invited! Jim will discuss his novel, ‘The Rising at Roxbury Crossing‘ at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston on November 5, beginning at 6:00 PM. A pre-talk reception begins at 5:30 PM.
Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society, an independent research library, is an invaluable resource for American history.
Please find additional information about The Massachusetts Historical Society and Jim’s appearance at http://masshist.org/calendar
Jim will be appearing October 12th at the 2014 Dorchester Irish Heritage Festival, Florian Hall, 55 Hallett St., Dorchester, MA from 11A – 6PM. For further info see: http://www.dorchesteririshheritagefest.com/
During the past two years, The Rising at Roxbury Crossing has found its way into the hands of readers from across the globe. They continue to make a connection to the story and because of their encouragement, I, in collaboration with Boston writer Larry Rothstein, have recently completed a screenplay based on the novel. We are currently shopping the manuscript in the film industry.
Please enjoy a small token of my appreciation, a downloadable short story entitled, “The Ringmaster.” (Click here to download) OR if you missed it when first aired, please enjoy a radio interview with Jordan Rich of WBZ News Radio 1030 Boston, which discloses the behind-the-scenes story to the writing of the novel.
It doesn’t seem that a year and a half has passed since the launch of my novel. The Rising at Roxbury Crossing continues to find its way into libraries, book clubs and readers’ hands. And I continue to hear from folks who have read the book and have made a connection to the story. All readers’ comments are appreciated and valued and hopefully will make me a better writer. It has been an amazing journey that you have generously supported. Thank you.
Because of your encouragement, I, in collaboration with Boston writer Larry Rothstein, have recently completed a screenplay based on the novel. We are currently shopping the manuscript in the film industry-another new adventure.
2014 begins a new effort as I have started my second novel, which will also be rooted in Boston.
In the meantime, please enjoy a small token of my appreciation, a downloadable short story entitled “The Ringmaster,” which takes place in Boston during the 1950’s. Click here to download.