That Time I Met Satan, A Character Of My Own Imagining…

In the Hebrew Bible, he was simply Satan, but rarely that. In apocryphal (non-canonical) literature, Jewish writers referred to him as Sammael, Asmodeus, Satanael, Belial or Beelzebub. Later Christians called him "the Devil" and then "Lucifer." Folk tales of the Middle Ages gave him names like Old Horny, Old Hairy, Black Bogey, Lusty Dick, Gentleman Jack,... Continue Reading →

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Aleph-Tav and language as the foundation of Creation

Rabbi Rachel Goodman, a friend of Bill Roberts, explains to young Norea: "Rabbi Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezritch wrote in Or Torah that the Hebrew letters were created first, before anything else. This is the meaning of the 'Aleph-Tav': it is the alphabet from which all creation has sprung! Creation is made of language. We know... Continue Reading →

Angelology in “Fire of Norea”

This blog contains excerpts and commentary from the developing the novel, beginning with "excerpt 1": Fire of Norea: From Ashes, first excerpt. A new blog will be published periodically, up until publication. Please leave feedback, this is a work in progress! Thank you for your interest. For more information, please visit our Official Fire of Norea Facebook Page,... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Winner!

Wow, what a feeling. I've never "won" NaNoWriMo before (50,000 words written in the month of November for National Novel Writing Month). I've been working on my novel for roughly four years and this is the third year I've participated in NaNoWriMo. The problem has always been that I was still doing research for my... Continue Reading →

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