Writestream Tuesday with ‘Mobster-Turned-Minister’ Robert Borelli

Please join me on Tuesday, January 5 at 1 p.m. Eastern when I welcome author Robert Borelli to Writestream:

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Robert saw three kinds of people: those like his parents, who worked hard but didn’t seem to get anywhere; those who were addicted to drugs and alcohol, living on the streets; and those who had it all, but lived a life of crime. At a young age, Robert was attracted to the latter and became an errand runner for a local mobster.

As he began his ascent through the ranks of the Gambino crime family, he fell into a life of crime and drug addiction. Eventually Robert’s crimes landed him in prison, looking at a very long time separated from his family – particularly his daughter.

After being encouraged by a friend to read a Bible, the Lord began to do a work in Robert’s heart that would lead his life in a new direction. In the midst of this spiritual transformation, Robert began to cooperate with Federal authorities and agreed to testify to the things he had seen and done while in the Mafia.

Today, Robert shares his story with audiences throughout the U.S. By putting God’s love into action and sharing his own experiences, Robert is proof of how God can give anyone a new life, no matter what they’ve done.

Visit Robert at his site RobertBorelli.com. To listen to the interview online, click on this link to Writestream Tuesday: ‘The Witness’ with Robert Borelli at 1 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, January 5. Call in with your questions at (347) 945-7246 and press “1.”


Book Review: ‘The Violet Crow’ by Michael Sheldon

Posted on Amazon.com:

Masterful storytelling, well-defined characters, witty dialogue, perfectly placed elements of comic relief, and an unpredictable plot make The Violet Crow an entertaining and irresistible read. I fell in love with psychic Bruno X the second he burst onto the scene, having been hired by the police department mainly to placate an overly intrusive, sensationalistic media to help solve a murder in the fictional South Jersey suburb of Gardenfield. What begins as a joke eventually vindicates unlikely hero Bruno as he employs Jewish mysticism, mind-reading, and meditation to secure justice for the victims. Along the way, he develops a close friendship with the chief of police and other officers assigned to the case as they attempt to follow the clues and find the guilty — all while being dogged by the relentless P.C.Cromwell, a perfect characterization of today’s morally bankrupt media.

The author weaves several interesting subplots around the main plot, which keeps you guessing until the end. As a native of the Philadelphia area (though I haven’t lived there in two decades), I laughed out loud at his descriptions of South Jersey dialects and employment of Yiddish words and phrases, and enjoyed the book’s familiar settings including Caesar’s in Atlantic City. I also appreciated the author’s realistic portrayal of psychic ability. Most of all, I hope he’s planning a series around Bruno X because he’s one of the most endearing, unique characters I’ve come across in modern literature. Looking forward to Bruno’s future adventures!

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Missed my Writestream interview with Michael back in September? Click below to listen.


Common Ground on Common Core Writestream Promos

If you’re fighting back against the Common Core State Standards and need some guidance, Kirsten Lombard’s Common Ground on Common Core: Voices from Across the Political Spectrum Expose the Realities of the Common Core State Standards is a must-have in your toolkit.

In a week featuring new promos, we’re happy to announce the addition of 30-second and 60-second promos by Resounding Books to the Writestream Radio line-up. Take a listen.

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