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Thrillers to make you think...

The Jungle Rules Trilogy presents thrillers to make you think.  In this blog, I would like to talk about the important issues that underlie the page-turning narratives.  My view is that we can all learn a lot from fiction, but only if we have a forum for discussing the dialogue that underpins the action.  The image of a fence - connected by posts - represents the lines of conversations I'd like to feature in this space.  I solicit your comments to help build that metaphorical fence, leading us to a deeper understanding of leadership, loyalty, love, morality, corruption, drugs, terrorism, and other topics I have woven into the stories.  Let's get started!


“Lovemarks” in Literature

The term “literature” covers a lot of ground.  Ordinarily, literature is thought to be writing that has appealed to a large number of readers over a long period of time.  So-called “classic” literature is sometimes measured according to four criteria: … Read More

What Drives Terrorism?

What Drives Terrorism?  There have been countless terrorist attacks all over the world for years. Terror attacks have a long history and are still a current threat. In a span of one year, one cannot count how many terror incidents … Read More

Writer’s Blog, Part II

So… having published one novel, I began examining possible scenarios for the sequel.  As a SEAL, and as an academic, I had developed a keen interest in terrorism (and some expertise in counter terrorism).  I thought my characters would be … Read More

Writer’s Blog, Part I

Writer’s Blog, Part I  I wanted to write… about writing.  This is not an esoteric subject; everyone writes in one way or another.  Especially now, with email and social media, most people spend a lot of time at the keyboard.  … Read More

Weaponizing Hate

Weaponizing Hate By Paul Shemella American citizens have split into two political camps.  For brevity, let’s call them Right and Left.  The split began with the formation of modern political parties, but the “factionalism” feared by the founding fathers – … Read More

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