Authors First: Nine Pet Peeves of a Terrorism and Law Enforcement Expert

May 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment  

Dear friends, My publisher recently launched a new initiative: Authors First.  I invite you to visit their website and to read my latest article by clicking here.  All best, Simon  

Interview with Author Magazine

September 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment  

Here’s a link to my recent interview with Author Magazine editor Brian Mercer.  Click here.

Literary Agent

July 29, 2013 by · 5 Comments  

I’m presently working on my next post regarding the Syrian uprising.  I’m confident I’ll be able to upload it to my website within the next few days.  In the meantime, I wanted to share with you the article I wrote for the ThrillerFest website.  You’ll find it particularly interesting if you’re an aspiring writer looking […]

Al Qaeda and Jabhat al-Nusra Join Forces

April 12, 2013 by · 6 Comments  

With everything that’s going on in North Korea, it’s easy to forget about the conflict in Syria.  Big mistake.  Now that Al Qaeda has officially incorporated the Syrian militant group Jabhat al-Nusra, it’s clear that Syria has become an international battleground for the Islamists.  Al-Nusra’s chief Abu Mohammed al-Jawalani and the head of Al Qaeda […]

Red Cross: Syrian uprising is a civil war

July 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment  

It’s now official.   The Syrian uprising that started sixteen months ago and claimed more than 15 000 lives will now be called a civil war.   What does it mean?  In a nutshell, it means that both sides will be held to international humanitarian laws.  Under these rules, anyone responsible for committing attacks on civilians might […]

European Economic Crisis

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment  

The Greek economy shrank by 6% in 2011.  Unfortunately, 2011 wasn’t an exception as their economy has been shrinking for five straight years!     The unemployment rate in Greece has reached 21.5% and with the results of last Sunday’s election, I say it’s a safe bet to assume it will get worse.  Spain and Portugal aren’t […]