This past weekend, I attend the OCCW conference in Irvine, California and I won 2nd place in the fiction writing contest. The award is a publishing package with Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson. I will publish the second book in my SAMSON OPTION trilogy called THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLES. I hope to see this book available before the holidays this year. The third and last book in the series, THE RETURN OF THE MAHDI, will be published in 2012. I am very excited about this as my unpublished manuscripts have been lanquishing for some years due to events out of my control. I know there are readers out there who will be happy to continue reading about Ari Ben Haim's adventures as he struggles with his identity as the possible Hidden Holy One, the Mahdi. His wife Lily continues in THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLES to wrestle with her destiny as the one who will thwart an act of bioterrorism that is meant to wipe out Israel, her adopted home.