Entries by Richard Gradner

Am Yisroel Chai!

Theodor Herzl Theodor Herzl (1860-1904), an Austro-Hungarian journalist, playwright, political activist and writer, is considered the father of the State of Israel. Herzl was born in the Jewish quarter of Pest in the eastern section of Budapest, Hungary. After the sudden death of his sister to typhus, his family moved to Austria, where he went […]

The science of happiness

I found this on social media today and felt it worthy of sharing. Received this today. Never read them but this one I did and made sense: “ As I sat in the park after my morning walk, my wife came and slumped next to me. She had completed her 30-minute jog. We chatted for […]

Prophecy

The famous French astrologer, Nostradamus, served in the court of Catherine de Medici, the Queen of France from 1556. He was appointed as the royal seer and advisor to her 7 children. In my novel, Servant of Memory, I included a fictional encounter between Nostradamus and the Queen, where he explains how trying to change […]

Ask Me Anything!

I was recently invited to answer a series of questions about my writing on AMA – Ask Me Anything: Feel free to chat to me about my love for writing, yoga, spirituality and ancient history and how I combine all of these disciplines into my passion for producing exciting tales, designed to enlighten my readers […]

Cover me up

Excited to announce new cover designs for all 3 of my novels: Return to Lemuria, Unicorn and Servant of Memory. I felt it was time to focus on some of the (female) characters in each of my stories. After all, where would us men be without them? 🤔 Any guess as to who each one […]

1st Proof Copy!

And so it begins. My first proof copy of my third novel, Servant of Memory, has arrived and it looks amazing! The book is available on Amazon, Kindle and free to read on Kindle Unlimited if you own an account. Here’s the synopsis: Bound by the shackles of time, Elijah Levy is in his 14th […]

Servant of Memory – Q&A

For my most recent novel, Servant of Memory, I was asked some questions by a fan: What inspired you to write “Servant of Memory”? The genre of my work is mythical fiction and I believe that as a writer, one should try and stay as much within a particular genre as possible so as to […]

What is the Voynich Manuscript?

The Voynich Manuscript is a roughly 250-page book written in an entirely unknown language/writing system. It’s been carbon-dated back to the 1400s and includes illustrations of plants that don’t resemble any known species. It’s named for the Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912. It is believed to have been intended as a medical […]