February 2, 2015

House Divided Press Release: Peter Pollak’s thriller is now available

House Divided, a thriller depicting how Islamic Terrorism could bring dire consequences to America, is now available in print and ebook formats Peter G. Pollak’s fifth book tells the heart-wrenching story of a war no family should have to fight ELKRIDGE, MD – February 2, 2015 – House Divided, Peter G. Pollak’s 88,000-word thriller, is now available for purchase from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Although fiction, this novel paints a very real picture of the devastating impact that Islamic terrorism could bring to America. What Advance Reviewers Say “Peter G. Pollak gives us a thriller that hits close to home in House Divided,” said Nathan Van Coops, author of In Times Like These and The Chronothon. “Writing from an […]
January 16, 2015

The first review of House Divided is in

The first review of my forthcoming thriller, House Divided, has been posted on Goodreads by Nathan Van Coops, author of two dynamic time-travel novels In Times Like These and The Chronothon. Here’s what he has to say about House Divided: “Peter G. Pollak gives us a thriller that hits close to home in House Divided. Writing from an obvious depth of knowledge on the political forces involved in the Israel-Palestine conflict, he presents us with a plausible and terrifying glimpse of what could happen when the fallout of Middle East tension lands on American shores. “Leonard Robbins is a seasoned former CIA agent, adept at searching out terrorists, but when terror comes knocking at American Universities, the president asks him […]
January 16, 2015

Win a Free Copy of House Divided

If you’re a member of Goodreads (www.goodreads.com)–the free website that allows people to share what they’re reading with friends, you can register to win a copy of House Divided, my forthcoming thriller, but you need to sign up soon because the giveaway ends February 1st. Here’s the link: Goodreads Book Giveaway House Divided by Peter G. Pollak Giveaway ends February 01, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win
January 8, 2015

House Divided Preview Available

House Divided, my 90,000-word thriller, will not be available until February 2nd, but you can preview the book and read the first three chapters at https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1162232. Then, if you own a Kindle or read books on your PC or iPad using the Kindle app, you can pre-order a copy of House Divided at http://www.amazon.com/House-Divided-Peter-Pollak-ebook/dp/B00R3SQEQQ/. What My Editor Said About House Divided Here’s what the woman who did the final edit on House Divided wrote after she’d finished the book: “I must say that you tell one terrific story. I really enjoyed reading it. Your use of dialogue to tell the majority of the story still amazes me. You also did a great job with characterization, plot, the outcome, and the […]
December 21, 2014

Press Release introducing House Divided, my forthcoming thriller

ELKRIDGE, MD – December 17, 2014 – House Divided, Peter G. Pollak’s 88,000-word fifth thriller, is now available for pre-order purchase on Amazon.com. Although fiction, this novel paints a very real picture of the devastating impact that the Palestinian-Israeli war could bring to America’s shores. “House Divided depicts my genuine concern about terrorists using naïve young people to achieve their goal of destroying Israel,” said Pollak. “It also shows how families can be torn asunder in a world where truth can be hard to come by.” House Divided will become available in print and e-book format February 2, 2015. About the Novel In House Divided, Alison and Leonard Robbins disagree about how big a mistake their  college student daughter is […]
December 1, 2014

The story of a story yearning to be free

Fact: It is taking me as long if not longer to revise my forthcoming novel, House Divided, than it did to write the first draft. Here’s why. The focus in writing a first draft is the story. When I finish a draft and pull the cork out of my favorite Cabernet, I’m very happy, but I don’t have something I would show even my most faithful reader. That first draft is full of grammatical, spelling, syntax and other errors, including typos, bad word choices, repetition, dull exposition, and disjointed dialogue. Yet, in the midst of all that, exists a story yearning to be free. During the first round of revisions I’m still focused on the story. This is when I […]