Fahrenheit 451

If you’ve been a fan of this site for a long time, you know that I call my former town of Cluj-Napoca Unicorn City. Here is yet more proof of why it keeps on deserving that nickname: Cluj-Napoca’s Avram Iancu International Airport is the first airport in Romania that hosts a free library. The library,…

Lazy Sunday

Plenty going on in the world today but taking a mini holiday around here so all I’ve got for the blog is a picture of my wife and two cats doing what they love to do ;) Enjoy your weekend, everyone and back to work tomorrow!

The Book of Awesome

If you live in Ireland, you probably know who Diana Bunici is. If not, she’s a young woman from Moldova who emigrated to Ireland and became a popular host of a TV show for kids called “Elev8” (Elevate). In spring of 2015, she got a job for the Irish TV channel, working from London. Now,…

Inside the Fabulous Homes of “Gypsy Queens”

What happens when a foreign photographer who speaks no Romanian travels to the country and takes high-res photos of gypsy palaces? Pure comedy, of course, as well as some really nice pictures. Click on the link for the full experience. I guess Cuvelier never asked where all that fabulous wealth came from LOL

2016 A Banner Year for Vosganian

If you’re in Paris today, you can meet Varujan Vosganian at the launch of the French translation of his novel, “The Book of Whispers”. The original Romanian version (Cartea Soaptelor) can be found here. I see that Vosganian was in Prague last week for the Czech language launch. I’ve seen Persian, Spanish, Armenian and German…

Writing Books to Get Out of Jail

After the issue garnered a ton of media attention around the world, the Romanian Justice Minister used her enhanced powers* to eliminate the “write a book, get out of jail more quickly” system: Romania says it is changing a law that allowed prisoners to reduce their sentences by writing books. Convicts could cut 30 days…

Read my TWO new books for free!

WORD COUNT: 1700 Oh sweet, I wrote two awesome new books! Oh wait, did I mention these two books are very explicit adult books with very vivid descriptions of intimate acts? Yikes! I know, I know. For some of you, it’s kind of a shock that I’m now branching out into writing “porno” books. But…

The Colony Giveaway!

Finally! After a ton of hard work, my new book The Colony is now on sale. Yes! Not only did I have a ton of fun writing this book, the “beta” readers who got advanced copies of this book love it too. It’s been really great hearing the enthusiasm from people who have enjoyed reading…

The Transylvania Book Fair

After all the research lately into taxes, politics and business, I thought it was time for an unequivocally positive story from around these parts. Last weekend here in Unicorn City was the first Transylvania Book Fair (link to Romanian news article about it here). There are a couple of other book fairs which come to…

Christian Missionary Edition

I am very happy to announce the American release of my guidebook, The Complete Insider’s Guide to Romania: Christian Missionary Edition. Please be aware that the material in the Christian Missionary Edition is virtually identical to the standard version of my book, The Complete Insider’s Guide to Romania. What sets the Christian Missionary Edition apart…

Further Adventures in (Self) Publishing

Oh my word, yesterday I did something that a normal person would’ve done a long time ago – research the fields of writing, publishing and selling books. You might remember my earlier post on this subject. All of my books (so far) have been self-published, which means that not only did I write them but…

Cabbage and Tuica

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece called Adventures in Publishing about what it’s like to be an author beyond just the process of writing a book and actually getting it published. Well today I went and delivered my completed manuscript for my upcoming book (in Romanian) to my publisher. This happened literally…