Writing in Progress

Rough Prototype of Cover

My new novel, The Stones of Yemen, is presently with the editor. I will work with her at the end of November to do the final rewriting and then off to proof-reading. I hope the book will be on the market, if not by the end of this year, by the first part of next year.


Bryan Rogers, an American physician associate, is working in an International Rescue Committee refugee camp in Yemen one August morning, when a Saudi jet drops an American-made bomb on a school bus. Fifty-one people die, including forty young boys. Bryan’s colleague, Nebraskan physician Sheila Emory, witnesses the bombing and calls for Bryan’s help. After an exhausting day of treating victims—which ends with them in each other’s comforting arms for the night—the next morning brings news that the bomb blew into unrecognizable bits Bryan’s best friend’s son. Soon, that dear friend is recruited to carry out an act of retribution against America, and Bryan is the only one standing in his way. This is a story about friendship, bereavement, hate, love, and loss.

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