February 22, 2015

Press Release: First Reviews of House Divided

First Reviews are in for House Divided – the heart-wrenching story of a war no family should have to fight alone Peter G. Pollak’s thriller depicts the dire consequences of allowing Islamic terrorism to infiltrate American shores ELKRIDGE, MD – February 22, 2015 – The first reviews are in for House Divided, Peter G. Pollak’s 90,000-word thriller. Adele Brinkley, owner of With Pen in Hand editorial services, writes: “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 wrap up. I am truly impressed.” Nathan Van Coops, author of […]
February 3, 2015

House Divided’s Acknowledgements Page

Here is the Acknowledgements page from House Divided: I owe a debt of gratitude to a number of people who helped me at various points in the writing of this novel. Hoping not to forget anyone, thanks go to Edward Beck, my expert on the Arab-Israeli conflict, members of the crime fiction Linked-Inn interest group who helped with firearms and explosives, and Paul Joseph Wood on Naval careers. Salvatore Scibona (author of The End) and Ann Mallen provided input on the opening chapters. I’m grateful to critique partner Sonja Hutchinson and to Nathan Van Coops (author of In Times Like These and The Chronothon) whose insights and recommendations made this a better book. Susan Lider, who is serving as publicist […]
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 […]
August 27, 2014

In today’s post I answer the question: “When will I be able to read your next novel?”

After self-publishing four novels in a relatively short period of time––The Expendable Man in February 2011, Making the Grade in April 2012, Last Stop on Desolation Ridge in February 2013, and In the Game in November 2013, I went back to a coming-of-age fantasy I’d started ten years earlier. That book is projected to run over 200,000 words, and has been a struggle to organize. Parts of it have come together easy, but how to handle other parts remain unresolved. Instead of continuing to bang my head against my keyboard, in March of this year I put that project aside and started working on a new thriller. The first draft of House Divided was completed earlier this month. I’ll be […]