In October 2021, little Maisie came to live with us. She’s quickly become one of the great joys of our life on the lake, filling our home with boundless energy and the unconditional love only a dog can offer. She’s quickly become great friends with Sue’s cat, Jezebel.  

No matter where we go, there's no place like home.
My father and I at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, November 2010, one of the many highlights of our eastern Mediterranean cruise that took us to seven countries.
In October 2018, Sue and I went to Spain and joined a Trek bicycle tour of Andalusia, riding some 200 miles in a week. Here I am atop El Torcal on our final day.

Sue and I on horseback in Tibet, during our visit to China in May 2016.

The fall of 2019 saw us in the Central American nation of Belize. On my birthday, we explored a Mayan cave, then climbed up this mountain and rappelled down. Here’s Sue on her first-ever rappelling attempt, right after mine. We both managed it well, thanks to hours in the gym building our upper-body strength. It looks easy on TV.  Believe me, it’s not.

Sue and I in the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru, the climax of a five-day, 50-mile trek along the Salkantay Trail at altitudes exceeding 15,000 feet. This trip in June 2017 came six months after I underwent knee replacement surgery.

Sue at Bodor Major Horse Farm in Hungary, where the climactic action of The Red Wolf is based.
On our trip to Alaska in August 2021, we biked to this lake near Juneau, with Mendenhall Glacier on the far shore. The photographer wanted a little more action, so we happily complied.
Researching a novel is fun when you get to travel, which my wife Sue and I do a lot. But it's not all work and no play. Here we are on the beach in Cancun, Mexico, May 2019. You can read more about our travels on her blog: