Monday, March 25, 2013

Announcement: PUBLISHED!!!!

I wrote  A Pius Man in 2004. Thinking I wanted a real job to fall back on, I went for a PhD in history, tinkering with the novel on occasion along the way. At the end of 2006, I discovered that I was screwed on the PhD angle, and my books were my fallback.

Since then, A Pius Man has outlasted two agents, and even the professor who originally inspired it. It brought me a great new friend, and then I lost several.

And, apparently, someone else thinks it's a good book.

It's even been compared to The Avengers.

So, after nine years ....

Watch the video. Please. I was up until 4 a.m. making it. I'm going back to bed now. When you're done, please follow the links below.

And, thank you all.  It's been a very, very long road.

Now, let's go out there, and make it a bestseller.

A Pius Man comes in paperback:
Or kindle:

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pius Works: The Works Cited Page

Yup. Here it is: everything I've ever used in the novel.

It's a bit of a list. It might take a while. A long while.


Works Cited.

8 Priests Reported Seized.” The New York Times. September 12 1942, Pg. 2.
Actes et Documents du Saint Siege Relatifs a` la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, Volume V. (Vatican City: Liberia Editrice Vaticana, 1972).
American Writer Convicted of Defaming Pius XII” The Associated Press July 2, 1981. Section: International News.
Australian Jewish News, 16 April 1943.
Berlin Lokal Azeiger, 3 March 1939.
Berliner Morgenpost, March 3, 1939.
Bernard, Jean, quoted in Lapide, Three Popes and the Jews. (London, Souvenir Press, 1980), 247.
Bernstein, Carl. Politi, Marco. His Holiness: John Paul II and the Hidden History of Our Time. (New York: Doubleday 1996).
British could prove Nazi plot to kidnap pope.” The New York Times. August 3, 1991, Page 18.
Brown, M.L.T. Eugenio: True Hero of the Holocaust. Pennsylvania: St. Andrew’s Publication. 2002.
Blet, Pierre, Pius XII and the Second World War: According to the Secret Archives of the Vatican. Translated by Lawrence J. Johnson. (New York: Paulist Press, 1999).
Burleigh, Michael. “'Hitler's Pope' tried to help Jews, say documents: Pius XII is accused of ignoring the Holocaust, but two newly printed letters suggest otherwise.” Sunday Telegraph (London). February 16, 2003. Pg. 31
Burleigh, Michael. “Hitler's Pope was really a friend of the Jews.” Sunday Times (London), July 28, 2002, Sunday. Section: Features; News Review 7.
Cardinal: Pius XII prepared to resign if captured by Nazis,” The Associated Press, January 27, 1988.
Carroll-Abbing, John Patrick. By the Grace of God. Delacorte Press. New York.1965.
Catholics Shelter Children.” The New York Times. September 9, 1942. Pg. 9.
Cavalli, Dimitri. ”Evidence conflicts on Pope's war actions.” National Post. June 8, 2002 Saturday National Edition. Editorials; Letters; Pg. A23
Cianfarra, C.M. The War and the Vatican. (London: Burns, Oates, & Washbourne, Ltd. 1945).
Coppa, Frank. The Modern Papacy. Longman. New York. 1998.
Cornwell, John. Hitler’s Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII. Viking. New York 1999.
Cornwell, John. “Reply to the Vatican Letters.” The Tablet (London).November 27, 1999.
Dalin, David G. “Popes and Jews - Truths and Falsehoods in the history of Catholic-Jewish relations.” The Weekly Standard. 29 October, 2001.
Dalin, David G. The Myth of Hitler’s Pope. Regnery, New York. 2005
Demands Jews be saved.” The New York Times. December 28, 1942. Pg. 21.
Doyle, Kevin M. “Under His Very Windows: The Vatican And The Holocaust In Italy. By Susan Zuccotti. (Book Review).” First Things. #112. Apr 2001. p. 52-5.
Eady, Robert. “Church and the Holocaust,” The Ottawa Citizen January 7, 1994. sec. News pg. A8.
Eichmann's diary reveals church's assistance to Jews: Pius XII opposed deportations imposed in occupied Rome.” Zenit. March 1, 2000.
French censorship hides rising unrest.” The New York Times. September 10, 1942. Pg. 9.
Gestapo Reveal Secret War on Pope,” The New York Times, September 26, 1945, Pg 10.
Gilbert, Martin. Auschwitz and the Allies. New York: Holt and Company, Inc. 1981
Gallagher, JP,.The Scarlet and The Black., Ignatius Press, 2009.
Gilbert, Martin. The Righteous. Henry Holt and Company. New York. 2003.
Goebbels Diaries: 1939-1941, Translated by Fred Taylor. (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons. 1983).
Hitler wanted to kidnap the pope and occupy Vatican: Former Nazi.” Agence France Presse. July 16, 1991.
Hungary Deports Jews, Eden Says.” The New York Times. July 6, 1944.
Irish Said to Plan Refuge for Pope.” The New York Times October 17, 1943. P. 44.
Irish priest who became the 'Pied Piper of Rome’ Mgr Patrick Carroll-Abbing.” The Irish Times. July 21, 2001. City Edition; Obituaries; Obituaries; Pg. 16.
Jews of Rome Thanks Pope For Aiding Them.” The New York Times, June 17, 1944. pg 5.
Jews Rights Defended.” The New York Times. March 14, 1940. Pg. 8
Jaki, Stanley L. Why Believe in the Church? Michigan: Real View Books, 2002.
James, Barry. “New Look at Pius XII’s Wartime History,” United Press International. September 20, 1981.
Jewish Chronicle (London), September 11,1942.
Keogh, Dermot “The truth must out.” The Irish Times October 16, 1999. Section: City Edition; Weekend; The Papacy; Pg. 67
Kurth, James. The Defamation of Pope Pius XII, printed in “Modern Age” volume 44 no3 Summer 2002. p. 283-7.
Lapide, Pinchas. Three Popes and the Jews. Hawthorn Books, Inc. New York. 1967.
Lapide, Pinchas. The Last Three Popes and the Jews. Souvenir. London. 1967.
The London Times. October 1, 1942.
Marchione, Margherita. Consensus And Controversy: Defending Pope Pius XII. (New York: Paulist Press. 2002).
Pope Pius XII: Architect for Peace. (New Jersey: Paulist Press. 2000).
Matthews, Herbert L. “Pope Condemns Dictators, Treaty Violators, Racism; Urges Restoring Of Poland.” The New York Times. October, 28, 1939, pg 1.
McCormick, Anne O’Hare. “Position of Pope in Italy Has Been Enhanced By War.” The New York Times. August 21, 1944.
-Vatican Journal 1921-1954. Edited by Marion Turner Sheehan. (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Cudahy. 1957).
-The New York Times. October 30, 1939.
Monsignor John Patrick Carroll-Abbing, founder of Boys' Towns of Italy, is dead at age 88.” The Associated Press, July 10, 2001.
McInerny, Ralph. The Defamation of Pope Pius XII. St. Augustine’s Press. South Bend, Indiana. 2001.
Nazi Press Blames Pope for Hostility of Priest.” The New York Times, October 2, 1943. Pg 3.
Nazis Said to Revive Polish Persecutions.” The New York Times, February 21, 1943, Pg. 3.
Nazis Warned in Lourdes," The New York Times, April 29, 1935.
The New York Times, March 3, 1939.
The New York Times, September 11, 1942.
The New York Times, December 26, 1942.
O’Carroll, Michael. “Pius XII saved Jewish lives.” Sunday Times (London). January 27, 2002.
Pacelli, Eugenio (Pope Pius XII). Summi Pontificatus. 1939.
- Mystici Corporis Christi. 1943. Found at.
Pius XII Defended by Daughter of Roman Rabbi,” Catholic World News, March 31, 1998.
President Pledges Aid to Save Jews.” The New York Times, July 26, 1943. Pg. 19.
Pope Broadcasts Five Peace Points.” The New York Times, December 25, 1941. Pg. 1.
Pope is Said to Plead for Jews Listed for Removal from France.” The New York Times, August 6, 1942.
Pope Has Long Talk with Taylor; Move to Aid Jews in France Seen.” The New York Times. September 20, 1942, pg. 1.
The Pope’s Message.” The New York Times. December 25, 1941. Pg. 24.
The Pope’s Verdict.” The New York Times December 25, 1942. Pg. 16.
Pope said to Help in Ransoming Jews.” The New York Times. October 17, 1943. Pg. 1.
Rabbis in Palestine Seek Aid of Pontiff.” The New York Times. July 9, 1944. Pg. 12.
Reich Seen Pressing Drive on Catholics: Vatican Hears Persecution Has Grown Since the Encyclical.” The New York Times, November 4, 1939. Pg 3.
Reich Bishops’ Letter Told Pius of War on Nazis.” The New York Times. October 20, 1945.
Rome Seminaries Raided.” The New York Times. January 1, 1944.
Rychlak, Ronald J. “Goldhagen v. Pius XII,” First Things #124 June/July 2002
-Hitler, the War, and the Pope. (Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor. 2000).
Spellman Puts off Air Trip to Rome.” The New York Times February 20, 1943. Pg. 3.
Siemon-Netto, Uwe. “Farewell To The Shoeshine Monsignor.” United Press International. July 10, 2001.
Vatican Protests Ban on Encyclical.” The New York Times. November 5, 1939. Pg 39.
Vatican Post Goes to Jew As Italy’s Ban is Imposed.” The New York Times. March 2, 1940. Pg 1.
Vatican Denounces Atrocities in Poland; Germans Called Even Worse than Russians.” The New York Times. January 26, 1940.
Vichy Act Scored by Vatican Radio.” The New York Times, February 21, 1943. Pg. 19.
Warner, Gerald. “Twisted Interpretation Of History Blames Pius Xii For The Plight Of The Jews.” Scotland on Sunday. September 26, 1999. 18.
WW II pope helped plot against Hitler.” United Press International, May 17, 1987.
Zolli, Israel, Before the Dawn.
Zolli, Myriam, quoted in “Pius XII Defended by Daughter of Roman Rabbi,” Catholic World News, March 31, 1998.
Zuccotti Susan. Under His Very Windows: The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001).

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Being interviewed.

Did I mention that I and my friend Allan were being interviewed for our book Codename: Winterborn?


Well, we are, right here.

Enjoy, all.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pius Papal Predictions.

Good news: The pope isn't African, or a "Pius XIII."

Bad news, he is a Jesuit. And the UN declared war on the Catholic church.

Is that bad? He. Hehehehehe.  You have NO idea.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cover craziness

It's been a long, long week.

A lot of stupid cover stuff happened this week.

Look at the shiny graphics. Please.

Oh, did I mention that Codename: Winterborn, is published?

Did I mention that my coauthor had an interview with

Did I mention I've had very little sleep lately?

Enjoy, all.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Trailer for Codename: Winterborn

Last week, I mentioned a project called Codename: Winterborn.  Well, here's a little bit more about it.

A link to look up the book on

And, more importantly, a trailer.

Yes, oh look, shiny, a trailer:

Oh well.  Sorry about no doing the blog this week. I'm a little sick right now.

Be well all.  See you next week.