May 12, 2022

Eye of the Moon in Three Luxury Hotels

Thanks to our collaboration with Bedside Reading, the Harvest Inn, the Conrad New York Midtown, and The Ven Embassy Row now have Eye of the Moon […]
May 3, 2022

May is for Moms

We have special discounts for our readers and their mothers on Eye of the Moon limited First editions: 10% off paperbacks (code: MOTHERS)15% off hardcovers (code: GIVEMONTH) […]
April 7, 2022

Call for Librarians

In honor of National Library week, we have created a presentation and special limited time offer for our librarians! You may also view it here. Midwest […]
March 25, 2022

For a limited time: get your Eye of the Moon here!

We are in the process of restructuring our distribution channels and shortly will not have our Eye of the Moon paperbacks and hardcovers available through Ingram, […]
March 21, 2022

Reduced Prices for Novel Series

There is a lot in the air with this series, so we wanted to reduce the prices for a limited time in appreciation for our fans. […]
November 17, 2021
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Kindle Countdown Deal – US

Starting from 1 am PST November 19th to midnight PST November 26th, Eye of the Moon, Shadow of the Son, and El ojo de la luna […]
February 2, 2021

Update to Sequel of Eye of the Moon

You will be happy to know that the first draft of the sequel will be finished very soon. This is good news for me, too. Of […]
November 19, 2020

The Rhinebeck House of Eye of the Moon

This photograph is of the actual house in Rhinebeck I summered at. It was called Marienruh. I never called it by that name. To me, it […]
July 29, 2020

Last Call for Kindle Unlimited!

Did you miss out on the giveaway that ended yesterday? There’s still a chance to read Eye of the Moon for free. August 9th marks the […]
July 24, 2020

Special Limited Giveaway of Eye of the Moon

From July 24th through the 28th, we have the last giveaway of Eye of the Moon before the launch of the sequel, by having the book […]
May 18, 2020

Eye of the Moon Now Part of the Bedside Reading Family

Eye of the Moon was selected for the Bedside Reading program and featured in their newsletter this month.
May 12, 2020

Eye of the Moon now available in Kindle Unlimited

Eye of the Moon is available in the Kindle Unlimited program in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, the UK, and the […]
April 28, 2020

Sample Eye of the Moon

You may read a sample of Eye of the Moon. To read more, visit my Order page to see options to buy.
August 28, 2019

More Ways to Purchase Eye of the Moon

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July 9, 2019

Fiction and Lies

Earlier this year I was privileged to be interviewed by Peter Anthony Holder. He recently sent me an email after reading my novel, Eye of the […]
April 25, 2019

Gothic

Definition: Gothic Adjective. 3. of or relating to a style of fiction characterized by the use of desolate or remote settings and macabre, mysterious, or violent […]
April 11, 2019

Xenia

I am writing the sequel to Eye of the Moon and am a tenth of the way through, or maybe not. That milestone is subject to […]
February 9, 2019

Eye of the Moon Wins Second Place!

Eye of the Moon has won the Silver/2nd Place award in the 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards for the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror category! JUDGES’ COMMENTS:  – The cover […]
November 22, 2018

That’s Nice

I gave a book reading at Books & Books in Coral Gables the other day. Before I got to the reading itself, I spoke to the […]
October 29, 2018

5-Day Free eBook Giveaway

Get your free copy of the Eye of the Moon Kindle ebook all across the world from today (October 29th) to November 2nd! See the links […]
October 25, 2018

Ghosts

Ghosts have been part of the human experience for as long as stories have been recounted. They have been recorded in one form or another by […]
October 17, 2018

Exclusive Event: Coral Gables, FL

November 19th, two days after attending the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards ceremony as a Gold Medal winner for “Fiction: Intrigue”, I will be at a […]
October 11, 2018

Alice II

According to my grandfather, Serge Obolensky, Alice was an expert in Egyptian hieroglyphs. Toward the end of her life, he wrote that she had gotten herself […]
October 4, 2018

Alice

Many readers have wanted to know more about Alice in Eye of the Moon. Alice in the novel was inspired by my grandmother, Ava Alice Muriel […]
September 25, 2018

The Interval Between Two Worlds

The Bardo Thodol is part of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Nyingma means “ancient” in Tibetan. Bardo Thodol translated into English is “Liberation through hearing […]
September 19, 2018

Complexity into Simplicity

When I was in High School, I was often given writing assignments to analyze poems and novels to find the author’s hidden meanings. I thought this […]
September 13, 2018

Duality

In Eye of the Moon, Alice wrote in her diary:      To those that come after:      If you are reading this, I am dead.      […]
September 1, 2018

Gold Medal Winner: Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

I am thrilled to share with you that Eye of the Moon won the Gold Medal for “Fiction: Intrigue” in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards! […]
August 20, 2018

Hardcover Giveaway on Goodreads

August 6th marked six months since the launch of Eye of the Moon and we’re commemorating with a giveaway of ten signed hardcover copies of the […]
July 24, 2018

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead features prominently in Eye of the Moon. The ancient Egyptians believed that the afterlife was just like the Egypt of […]
June 22, 2018

Goddesses and Eye of the Moon

Egyptian mythology developed over a period of 3,000 years. This is an extraordinary amount of time when compared to the 600-year life span of the modern […]
June 15, 2018

Goodreads Giveaway Is Live!

In celebration of you, my readers, we launched a Goodreads Giveaway for 20 signed paperback books of Eye of the Moon! Use the “Enter Giveaway” below […]
June 7, 2018

First award: “Best First Book (Fiction)” in the IRDAs!

Eye of the Moon won the “Best First Book” in the fiction category of the 2018 IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDAs). I received the award at BookCon in […]
May 30, 2018

Rhinebeck

The last time I was in the town of Rhinebeck was so long ago, I have no memory of it. The other day, I visited and […]
April 26, 2018

Book Blog Tour Update

February 1st: Compulsive Reader featured their review of Eye of the Moon in their newsletter announcement. February 2nd: Elizabeth A. White hosted Ivan for a guest […]
April 9, 2018

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: April 21st to 22nd

I am attending the upcoming Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (April 21st and 22nd) at the SPAWN booth (#184). This event is the largest festival […]
April 6, 2018

Library Reading

I did my first book reading as an author on March 28th at the Glendale Central Library, Arts & Culture. I have been to a few […]
March 15, 2018

Tucson

This weekend I participated in my first book festival as a member of the Southern California Mystery Writers of America at their booth at the Tucson […]
March 14, 2018

Review of Eye of the Moon by Athena Schaffer

Hereditary Witch and current High Priestess of the Sherwood Wiccan Coven, as well as an accomplished journalist, artist, and fellow author, Athena Schaffer reviewed Eye of […]
March 12, 2018

Book Reading on March 28th at the Glendale Central Library

March 8, 2018

Julie Davide Reviews Eye of the Moon

Today on Julie’s Bookshelf, Julie Davide posted her review of Eye of the Moon, as well as a synopsis, short excerpt and other goodies. We were […]
February 9, 2018

Guest post: “The Basis of Eye of the Moon

We are very excited to announce today’s book blog tour post: Nadene of Totally Addicted to Reading hosts Ivan, with the guest post “The Basis of […]
February 5, 2018

Eye of the Moon Available Now!

Today my debut novel is available worldwide, in hardcover, paperback and eBook for multiple devices!
February 2, 2018

Guest Post: “An Addiction Worth Cultivating”

Elizabeth A. White is a professional editor and journalist, and her site features a variety of in-depth reviews, interviews, and guest posts. We are thrilled to […]
February 1, 2018

Review on the Compulsive Reader

Compulsive Reader, an elegant site maintained by Magdalena Ball, hosts intelligent and insightful reviews and author interviews for a worldwide community of over 10,000 readers. It was […]
January 29, 2018

New, Expanded Book Trailer

An extended look at the upcoming novel “Eye of the Moon” through media and other industry reviews.
January 12, 2018

What’s in a Name?

A number of readers have asked me how I was able to write Eye of the Moon. It is one of those questions that can be […]
December 15, 2017

Assumptions

We all make assumptions and sometimes they trip us up. It is a theme that runs through Eye of the Moon. We assume that people are […]
November 22, 2017

Adventures with the Real Robert the Bruce

At the beginning of Eye of the Moon, Johnny Dodge blames his troubles on Robert the Bruce. Percy asks whether he is referring to the Scottish […]
November 21, 2017

Giving Thanks Giveaway

In the spirit of thanksgiving, Smith-Obolensky Media is hosting a giveaway from today until the 6th of December: a Rafflecopter giveaway There will be five winners: […]
October 23, 2017

Eye of the Moon Now Available to Preorder

For a limited time, preorder Eye of the Moon in hardcover, paperback and eBook! Preorders close January 12th. All paperbacks and hardcovers will be mailed ten […]
September 12, 2017

Why I Wrote Eye of the Moon

I grew up in an environment that was decidedly different from the majority of my peers. There were cooks, maids, butlers, and chauffeurs. Both my parents […]