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FINDING KATE AND FUTURE HOLLYWOOD/BOLLYWOOD

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, In : New Book Release 

Hollywood, as I experienced it in the eighties, was already beginning to show it's age. Most of the stars who had made all the great films were either dead, retired, or locked suspended animation somewhere in between. By the time the new "Turks" began taking over, nothing was the same.  


In QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016), the fifth in my popular Koski and Falk series, I introduced a character named Kate Keenan, an amalgamation of the characters I met at Screenwriter's school at UCLA, whom I lea...


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Alive and Aware, Living Life as It Really Is

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : New Book Release 

ON MY BEHALF was never meant to be published. It was merely a journal for my venting. Nothing formal. My intent was to bring my life to light to myself and hopefully band-aid some old gaping wounds.

As I was writing, however, I had an epiphany. I thought ever-so-reluctantly: What if my story mattered to someone, even helped them to realize things about themselves that would have otherwise been swept under the rug and ignored? Wouldn’t that be worth publishing? It suddenl...


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Riots, Rock and Roll, Casual Drugs and Recreational Sex

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, In : New Book Release 
Forty years ago, during the height of the anti-Vietnam War movement, a large number of students at the University of California at Santa Barbara rose up in outright rebellion, burning down a branch of the Bank of America and clashing with police in three separate riots. The Isla Vista Crucible  takes place at the university and the nearby student community of Isla Vista during that tumultuous 1969-1970 academic year. The story follows three roommates trying to live and enjoy their student liv...
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SO, A. G. HAYES, WHO IS KILLING ALL THE LAWYERS?

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, June 16, 2011, In : New Book Release 
The protagonists in my book, WHO'S KILLING ALL THE LAWYERS? are based on a couple of Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents I met during the cold war in Vienna, Austria, a few months after the end of World War II. My unit had moved from Italy into Austria to augment other units searching for fugitive Nazi’s mingling as Austrians citizens.

Several of us were trained by army intelligence to not only seek runaways, but to fraternize with the general population and gather information for coun...
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Ilan Herman's CHAN KIM Released by Savant Books

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, May 9, 2011, In : New Book Release 
On April 27, 1974, a young mother named Chan Kim is forced into the Killing Fields, where her baby girl dies. Why her child deserved to die remains the question at the center of Chan Kim’s search for love and hope throughout the novel. Who can help her somehow accept the injustice done to her?


After surviving the Killing Fields, Chan Kim is summoned by Amery, a powerful spirit who claims that Chan is blessed with the psychic ability to change humanity’s destructive trajectory. Chan Kim is...
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MY TWO WIVES AND THREE HUSBANDS

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : New Book Release 

Not many people have had multiple wives AND husbands, as I have had, so MY TWO WIVES AND THREE HUSBANDS may be an eye-opener. Mae West once said to me, “I owe it all to dirty living!” and in her case, as well as mine, it’s not just funny, it’s true. That is, if “dirty” means “unconventional."

I believe people were meant to enjoy life, and I've tried to share my sense of joy, discovery and wonder in this, my love story. In addition to my human loves, I was also been ensnared by t...
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Savant Books and Publications Announces Release of Don "Four Arrows" Trent's LAST SONG OF THE WHALES

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, September 19, 2010, In : New Book Release 
I am happy to announce the release of my newest book and my first work of fiction.


Although I’m pleased to have book praise from such folks as the directors of the Cousteau Society and the Algalita Foundation, I think the best endorsement comes from my anonymous proofreaders annotation sent to the publisher along with the final proofing markups:

"It is a well-written, well-edited book, in my opinion. I also think it is an excellent read, full of vital information that everyone needs to be aw...
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"Today I Am A Man" by Larry Rodness Now Available on Amazon.com!

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, February 7, 2010, In : New Book Release 
What would you do if your child came home from school one day and told you he’d been repeated beaten up by a bully? Would you go to the school to complain? Would you go to the parents of the bully? Would you go to the police, or would you take matters into your own hands?



Steven Goldman handled it the only way he knew how and got arrested. But the story really begins over 35 years ago. At 12 years old he and his family moved from a quiet neighborhood in Toronto Canada to The San Fernando V...
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"Today I Am A Man" Pre-release Announcement

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, December 21, 2009, In : PreRelease 
“Today I Am A Man” is a fictional work based on fact about a 12 year old boy whose family moves from the bleak and wintery climes of Canada to the sizzling hot culture of the fabled paradise of Los Angeles, California, in the early 60’s. The music of The Beach Boys and The Ventures were siren songs beckoning hopefuls...


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"Tropic of California" Sails Briskly Out of Port

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, August 28, 2009, In : New Book Release 
“TROPIC OF CALIFORNIA” - A SYNOPSIS
 by author R PAGE KAUFMAN
   
Tropic of California: The Strains of Strauss” is a slowly unfolding satirical romp through Southern California with the definitive tragic character of the "new" 21st century, Alan Strauss. This twenty seven year-old, divorced ex-shoe salesman is a true life survivor, temporarily down on his luck, yet persistent as he is suddenly lifted up to a high executive position of a national seafood restaurant chain only, by a gran...
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