The King of Kreskin Avenue

Is it Time to Reinstitute a Military Draft?

Many of the fans of The King of Kreskin Avenue remember the draft and military conscription as one of the more unpleasant consequences of the war in Vietnam.  Between 1964 and 1973, using a lottery based system, the U.S. military drafted 2.2 million American men out of an eligible pool of 27 million. Share your thoughts below Several my […]

Dad Would Have Been Proud

Just about everybody I run into these days asks me, “how’s the book going”? My reply has been consistent – right on track where I projected, but I really need more ratings and reviews to move on to the next steppingstone of the The King of Kreskin Avenue’s journey. However, this post is not a […]

The King of Kreskin Avenue Reviewed by Kim Williams On Reedsy Discovery

Must read ? This is an exceptional portrayal of a war’s impact upon families, friends, and service members and the choices they face as individuals. “The King of Kreskin Avenue by A. K. Vitberg is an exceptionally written and emotionally moving coming of age novel. Mario Colucci, known to the youth of Kreskin Avenue as “the […]

Remembering the Polarity and Divisiveness of the 1960’s and 70’s

I want to share a small video with you that gets to the heart of a key motivation I had for writing The King – refreshing (or educating) readers on the polarity and divisiveness we experienced in the 1960s and early 1970s, in order for readers to make comparisons to the polarity we’re experiencing today. […]

Nathan Englander – “Find the Sweet Spot” – the Art of Writing

Last night, Janice and I attended the SUNY Brockport Writer’s Forum featuring a reading and conversations with acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning author Nathan Englander. Truth be told, with the launch of The King of Kreskin Avenue at the Genesee Valley Club coming up in a few days, I went to see how a pro participates […]

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