The World is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good. – Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Best Historical fiction of 2023 was created when I fell down a rabbit hole, which is easy, however making sense of it all may not. Many years back, I began to explore American history, I had lived here in Boston for over forty years, had married, had raised two amazing children and as certain political events unfolded, I felt the urgency to become a citizen, something I had long ignored.
Strangely, the more I read about American History, the more I began to discover facts that most knew very little about. I was quite intrigued. Around this time, I began to sense a creative urge to try something new, something out of my comfort zone. I soon rekindled my interest in writing and used the information. I decided to write a short story, then another, then one more, till I felt I had enough to collect these stories into a book; The Kings Have Won.
The first story I wrote, I believe, was about General Smedley Darlington Butler and the Bank Plot to overthrow FDR. Few knew about this legendary soldier, so I continued on; Andrew Jackson, Paul Warburg, and the Federal Reserve and then the 1929 Crash that followed. I was hooked.
The nineteen stories in this book document some of the incredible events I discovered while doing my research, and while this is book of fiction, most of the stories are based on historical events. A few stories are inspired by legends, hearsay or are complete fiction. It took me 8 to 9 years of research and writing and I am super proud of “The Kings Have Won” and believe it is the Best Historical fiction of 2023.
I hope you’ll enjoy the book as much as I did writing it. This welcome video describes what led me to write this book.