Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray
Korenman releases new novel
On Dec. 19, author Adam Korenman released his latest novel, When the Skies Fall, the second book in the Gray Wars Saga. The Fort Worth native began working on the series while a student at Paschal High School back in 2001, chipping away at chapters in his free time until he had the foundation for the story arc.
In 2015, he self-published his debut novel, When the Stars Fade, and ran a grassroots campaign through the Kindle Direct Publishing service. The success of WTSF garnered the interest of a local publisher in Los Angeles, California Coldblood Books. Now, Adam is signed on for the full six-book run, available wherever books are sold, including Amazon.
The series focuses on a cast of pilots, soldiers, and politicians all struggling to survive amid an intergalactic war. From the explosive battles in space to the nail-biting confrontations on the ground, the war for survival is brutal and endless. It has received praise from both military service-members and the sci-fi community, and was recently called “a veritable all you can eat buffet laid out for readers who hunger for gritty, realistic military science fiction.”
Adam was a captain in the U.S. Army from 2006 to 2017, serving with units from Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Cali-fornia. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
When the Stars Fade and When the Skies Fall are available now.
B’nai B’rith Christmas tradition
For more than 30 years the B’nai B’rith Isadore Garsek Lodge in Fort Worth has served meals and provided gifts for the homeless on Christmas in Fort Worth.
This year over 50 B’nai B’rith members and volunteers from Congregation Beth Israel, Beth-El Congregation and Congregation Ahavath Sholom, along with members of the Christian community, joined together for this special annual event.
It’s held every year at Beautiful Feet Ministries in Southeast Fort Worth, a Christian organization that serves the poor and the needy. On Christmas Day the Jewish community takes over and serves a hot breakfast and a hot lunch and distributes toys, clothing and toiletries collected throughout the year.
Each year 100-150 homeless and needy guests have their day brightened when the Tarrant County Jewish community works side-by-side to help those in need.
— Submitted by Jim Stanton