The Mind of Hitler, Continued

As stated in previous posts, there were twelve important questions about Hitler that needed to be answered in my historical novel, In the Mouth of the Lion. They were: Did Hitler have supernatural powers? Who killed Geli Raubal, Hitler’s niece? Why was Geli Raubal killed? How did her murderer get away with it? Who isContinue reading “The Mind of Hitler, Continued”

The Mind of Hitler

As stated in the previous post, The Guardienne [see the link to the Guardienne Paper on ResearchGate], there were twelve important questions about Hitler that needed to be answered in my historical novel, In the Mouth of the Lion. They were: Did Hitler have supernatural powers? Who killed Geli Raubal, Hitler’s niece? Why was GeliContinue reading “The Mind of Hitler”

The Guardienne

Every writer should be an amateur psychologist. If your characters act in ways inconsistent with human behavior, your readers will throw up their hands (or just throw up) and say, “Nobody would do that!” Their suspended disbelief will drop like a dead bat. But, besides knowing what your characters would not do, psychology can helpContinue reading “The Guardienne”

The Art of Forgiveness

“It took a long time, but as soon as I let go of my anger and resentment, I was free. I dropped the chains I’d been carrying around like Ebenezer Scrooge and felt as if a single balloon could lift me off the ground and carry me to the sky.” I wrote those words someContinue reading “The Art of Forgiveness”

Suicide is Not Painless

by Mary Jo Hazard Last August 11th, Robin Williams committed suicide. He left three adult children to cope with his death—heartbroken, without a choice. On September 26, 1972, my father shot himself. It was my sister’s birthday. He sat on my old twin bed, in the bedroom my sister and I had shared as children,Continue reading “Suicide is Not Painless”

Los Angeles at Night: The Lemmon Incident

I saw something in the news the other day about Jack Lemmon, the actor, who died 15 years ago at age 76. Although I enjoyed his work, I never met him, but I came close. Early in the 1960’s, I was a young researcher on the UCLA faculty. I was involved in a study ofContinue reading “Los Angeles at Night: The Lemmon Incident”

WHO SCARED THE PANTS OFF PARENTS?

I could have been arrested. Some might say I should have been. But thanks to the passage of time, I can continue leading my reckless life while the children I “endangered” have safely reached adulthood. Today parents like me are being arrested for letting children play in parks unsupervised. I picture my face on aContinue reading “WHO SCARED THE PANTS OFF PARENTS?”