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Ellis Shuman Writes · 2d ago

What a Typewriter Bar Mitzvah Gift and Devoted Creative Time Can Do for Your Writing

I had this conversation with author Lia Mack a number of years ago but she has just re-posted it on her new blog. In the interview, Lia stated that my "insight and inspiration for fellow wri...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 1W ago

The Day I Bumped into the Prime Minister of Bulgaria

&TweetDuring the two years we lived in Bulgaria, my wife and I regularly left our home in ...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 2W ago

Review of Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

&TweetThey clean. They clear tables. They wash dishes; they wash floors. They walk the streets, ride the buses. They are dark-skinned, indistinguishable, and most of them don’t speak our language. They are all around us, but we don’t acknowledge thei...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 3W ago

How Bulgarians Welcome the Month of March

&TweetWalking the streets of Sofia during the month of February you come across stands sel...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 1M ago

Romantic Weekend in Israel’s other Walled Old City

& TweetWe lift our glasses of champagne to toast the setting sun. The Mediterranean is g...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 1M ago

Review of The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything

& TweetA middle-aged woman has been brutally murdered in her home and Inspector Avraham Avraham is called to the scene. Two clues present themselves to the inspector. The woman was the victim of a rape that he had investigated years before, and a p...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 1M ago

Valley of Thracians Now on Sale

Valley of Thracians - a suspenseful thriller set in modern day Bulgaria - is now at sale f...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 2M ago

Gripping, Mysterious Thriller

&TweetReviewed by Alison Jack.VALLEY OF THRACIANS begins with grandfather Simon Matthews travelling from Chicago to Bulgaria in order to search for his grandson, Scott. Scott had gone missin...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 2M ago

Review of The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts

&TweetMany readers – male readers that is – say that Shantaram is their favorite book ever. Who would not be captivated by the epic adventures of an Australian bank robber and heroin addict who escapes from prison and travels to India and the tumultu...
Ellis Shuman Writes · 3M ago

Recent Reads December 2016 Edition

& TweetThe train pulls away from the station and I pick up my book. This is how I start each day, well, this is how I start the productive part of each day. I read for nearly 40 minutes while traveling to work in the morning. I read for nearly 40 min...