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Getting the Inside Scoop from Robert Rotenberg, Author of "Old City Hall"

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My g uest today is author and Toronto-based criminal lawyer Robert Rotenberg. Welcome to OpEdNews, Bobby. I just finished Old City Hall , your legal thriller, and I didn't want to put it down. While this is your first published novel, you've actually been writing for a really long time. A particular typewriter figured prominently in your youth. Can you tell our readers how it propelled you down the path that ultimately led to this book?

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When I was seven, my oldest brother Lawrence had his Bar Mitzvah. It was a big fun event. I remember this stream of very grown-up presents appearing at our doorstep, and the one that caught my eyes was a portable typewriter in a beige leather case. It had a neat little handle and a zipper that made a click-clicking sound when I snuck into his room to open it up, stare at it and fiddle with the keys.

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I was fortunate to have two dynamic older brothers, Lawrence - nee Larry - now a tax lawyer and gelato maker, and David, the 'creative one' in the family who my parents always worried about. So I'll brag - he's probably the best acting teacher in North America, runs his own studio now after years of being a professor, has worked all over the world, and I almost forgot, has written six tremendous novels, murder mysteries set in Shanghai and a great sprawling novel named Shanghai. So please stop reading this, and go and order all his books. Then, tell him that his little brother told you to do it.

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What my brothers and parents, especially our mother, really gave us was a love of books, and even more, a love of story. Real thought into people, their lives, where they came from and where they are going.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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