Books

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Film

Overview The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an American film produced in the year 1996 by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. The film is basically a musical animated drama and is based on the novel written by Victor Hugo in 1831. The plot of the film is centered around Quasimodo and his… Continue reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame Film

Locations

The Notre Dame Fire

The Fire Just recently, the Notre Dame Cathedral suffered a major tragedy that has shocked everyone. The medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris was engulfed by a major fire which destroyed the very famous landmark of France. The incident took place on April 15th and shook the entire structure, resulting in the roof to collapse… Continue reading The Notre Dame Fire

Life

More International Incidents

This is the second part of my recent decision to share a few of my international shenanigans that won’t ever make it into one of my books. Some might say otherwise, but I still attest it’s an important part of on-the-ground research. My old travel journals are also an interesting look back into the things… Continue reading More International Incidents

Life

International Incidents

If you’ve read the Author’s Note from one of my recent Saint Michael Thriller Series releases, you already know these stories are based in part on my travel experiences to Rome, Vienna, and Paris. Soon enough, London will be featured as Father Michael’s newest backdrop. In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy reading about… Continue reading International Incidents

Real Life Crime

The New York Ripper

When it comes to prolific serial killers, America has produced them in abundance over the years and decades. For example, let us look at the example of Ted Bundy. A lawyer by profession, Bundy was on the charm offensive when it came to the opposite sex. He always made a lasting impression on women. Unfortunately,… Continue reading The New York Ripper

Locations

Tourism in Vienna

Although one of the Absolver books is based in Vienna, don't let it put you off visiting the "city of dreams" - there are many reasons why Vienna is well worth a visit. Vienna is an immensely intriguing city found in Austria, Europe. It is often known as the city of music because many world-renowned… Continue reading Tourism in Vienna

Real Life Crime

Rodney Alcala (Serial Killer)

Rodney Alcala, another name on the list of American psycho-serial killers, a Texan who was found guilty of torture, rape, serial killing and also for providing cannabis to a minor in the 70’s. Alcala was also referred to as the ‘Dating Game Killer’ as he appeared on one of America’s most popular dating shows while… Continue reading Rodney Alcala (Serial Killer)

Locations, Real Life Crime

Viennese Crime

Vienna is known for its beauty, its rich history pertaining to crafts such as cooking, baking, music and art as well as its amazing contribution to the field of psychology. An even more astonishing aspect of Vienna is that there is barely any crime found there! Austrian Law enforcement agencies are the ones who combat… Continue reading Viennese Crime

Real Life Crime

Theft of the Mona Lisa (Paris 1911)

More than 100 years ago, in August 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the walls of the Louvre in Paris. The famous Leonardo da Vinci painting wasn't recovered until two years later, in December 1913. It is one of the most popular paintings in the history of art. Artists from all over the world… Continue reading Theft of the Mona Lisa (Paris 1911)

Police Life

FBI Training Quantico

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was officially founded in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation, or BI and then became the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935. The training facility at Quantico was first opened in 1972 and occupied 385 acres at the time of opening, it has since expanded to 547 acres. The FBI… Continue reading FBI Training Quantico