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One of the Christmas memories I have from my childhood is cooking or baking with my mom. Here is an excerpt from To Kill the Other, in which making pastry, remembered by Marek, a Polish character in the novel, is based on my own experience. “I like the powdered ones because they remind me of […]

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Working on To Kill the Other took me places. No, I didn’t really travel by foot or plane, but I read as much as I possibly could. Hoped to understand something I couldn’t even name—a new culture, and a religion largely unknown to me called Islam—something that appeared to be elusive, strange, and deeply foreign.     I started […]

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In this video I am reading an excerpt from “To Kill the Other.” The reading took place at a friend’s house on November 19th, 2011. The excerpt pertains to the shipyard workers uprising in Gdansk and Gdynia in December 1970. As a six year old boy, Marek witnesses his mother’s death. He learns that the […]

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Midwest Book Review

Midwest Book Review has been reviewing books for 35 years.  Here is their review of To Kill the Other: To Kill the Other Danuta Hinc Tate Publishing 127 E. Trade Center Terrace, Mustang, OK 73064 9781617390197, $18.99, www.tatepublishing.com No one is born a murderer of thousands. “To Kill the Other” takes a spin on how […]

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It’s a rainy Saturday morning. I am drinking my coffee, looking out the window (as I always do) and thinking about my book reading that will take place tomorrow. How can I possibly talk about the years of working on this novel?  What is the most important message I can convey to my audience?  I […]

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On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania we honor the memory of those who lost their lives on that day and we remember those whose lives were changed forever because of that loss. The memories of the attacks are fresh and vivid for many — we remember […]

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A question of killing: Howard County author searches for an answer by Lisa Kawata Howard Magazine hit a record for social media activity with this article.  You can find the link: here.        

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Back in June, I told you about a writer and peace advocate, Charles “Chic” Dambach, whom I met at the Baltimore Book Festival. We had a conversation that day about my novel, To Kill the Other, and his book, Exhaust the Limits, which, each in its own way, explore the same themes. “We really should […]

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I had an interesting conversation with a friend yesterday. She said she has tried to leave her iPhone at the hotel room, where she was staying, and go to the beach with just a book in her purse but wasn’t able to do it. I had the best intentions to disconnect myself from the world […]

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The Wall Street Journal recently published an article, Jewish Donors Warn Obama on Israel, by Laura Meckler.  An interesting article on a burning issue sparked more than 1,100 comments. Here is the exchange I had with one of the readers. The spelling, grammar, and wording is the same as it appeared on the Wall Street […]

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