Monday, December 31, 2018

Can Life Imitate Art?

Sometimes life imitates art, not the other way around. About eight years ago I became sick with a mysterious, life-threatening disease. My primary care physician ran all the tests in a vain attempt to diagnose it. In the meantime I wasted away and lost thirty pounds. I developed a mild psychosis and a hideous red rash over half my body. Finally my doctor told me he was stumped, and I asked him, "Could I have cancer?" In desperation, he referred me to a gastroenterologist and I finally received a most surprising diagnosis.

What do you know! About ten years earlier I wrote a story about a woman with a mysterious disease. The difference was that everybody hated and feared her for some unspecified reason while I was shuttled from specialist to specialist. "The Blue of Her Hair, the Gold of Her Eyes" won Preditor's & Editor's #SciFi / #Fantasy Short Story of the Year. - Why does everybody fear and shun Rachel and what will ultimately happen to her?

The Blue of Her Hair, the Gold of Her Eyes

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Sunday, September 30, 2018


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John B. Rosenman, SciFi & Fantasy Writer

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Suppose you could have yourself reborn at the age of seven so your childhood self could help you cope with crippling guilt for the death of your father -- would you do it? And would it be fair to the boy you once were, especially since he will live only one day? Published by Gypsy Shadow Publishing and Available at Amazon:
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Thanks to suspended animation, Turtan is over 3500 years old and travels on freeze ships to distant worlds. His mission is to investigate weapons to help humanity turn the tide against their ancient nemesis, the Cenknife. Vicious aliens, the Cenknife seek to conquer the universe and enslave humanity.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018


I'd like to ask a few questions:
1. Do miracles happen?  2. If so, are they always caused by God or have a supernatural origin? In other words, are there ever any everyday miracles that have natural or medical causes?  3. Have you personally ever experienced any miracles, and if so, of what kind?
These and other questions occurred to me after reading the article below. The link is provided at the end.

'Miracle' Boy, 13, Who Was Apparently Brain Dead Wakes After Parents Sign Organ Donation Papers

Trenton McKinley

Because of a dune buggy accident, McKinley was brain dead for days and his parents were about to donate his organs to five children.  He suffered multiple skull fractures as well as kidney failure “due to the lack of oxygen after his cardiac arrest,” according to the Facebook page. Fox 10 reported that he continues to suffer from nerve pain and seizures every day, but he’s keeping a positive attitude.
“I said I could turn sideways and put salsa in there and eat chips and dip out of my head,” he joked to Fox 10. “No more washing dishes for me!”
He’s had three brain surgeries and continues to make progress as he recovers at home. A video posted to Facebook showed McKinley sinking a basketball into a hoop at rehab last month, while another showed him taking a stroll with the help of a walker.
McKinley told Fox 10 that he feels he was in heaven while he was unconscious.
“I was in an open field walking straight,” he explained. “There’s no other explanation but God. There’s no other way. Even doctors said it.”

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Please check out my interview on MuseItUp Publishing's blog. (Just scroll down.) It's at


Who are some of your favorite authors?          
Orson Scott Card, Octavia E. Butler, Stephen King, Robert Silverberg, Lee Child

What motivated you to become a writer and at what age?          
I grew up when there was no TV and listened to The Shadow and similar programs on the radio in the dark.  They fired my imagination.  Then came books like Men of Iron and SF magazines. I can recall scribbling cartoon panels when I was really small, five or six or so.  I liked to make up stories.  Oh, yes – my father used to tell me bedtime stories in the dark about a boy and his adventures.

What 3 words describe you as a person?          
Neurotic, impractical, visionary

What 3 words describe you as a writer?         
Imaginative, spontaneous, painstaking

When not writing, how do you spend your time? Hobbies?          
Tennis, reading, and watching movies, serials, and CNN

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?           
Perhaps it was Men of Iron, which my father gave me.  All those brave, heroic knights.  Now I write about brave, heroic knights in space.  (Interview continued on the site above.)

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