Mike H. Mizrahi: Historical Fiction Author

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My newest historical novel, Tattered Coat, at Amazon.com

Are you like me?
I love a good rescue story.

Help me if you can, I’m feelin’ down
And I do appreciate your bein’ round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me.
–John Winston Lennon

Remember this song? Okay, I admit it. I’m hopelessly locked in a musical time warp, an unabashed fan of the Beatles. John Lennon was crying out for personal help during a troubled period in his life. Who of us hasn’t?

I have a passion for reading and watching great rescue stories. Tales of heroes and heroines who march headlong into danger at great personal risk for the sake of someone else. Like Samwise Gamgee, the faithful friend, and Frodo Baggins, the ring-bearer, in Lord of the Rings. Dorothy Gale of Kansas. The band of brothers who save Private Ryan. And Aslan, The Great Lion, from C.S. Lewis’s classic Chronicles of Narnia, to name just a few.

Tales about transformation. Hope. Love. Self-discovery. Sacrifice. And the dilemma as old as time—good versus evil. They draw us in because they’re about the human experience. Our experience. I seek to write stories that do the same.

So join your imagination with mine. Sit back . . . relax . . . and journey with me.

The best news of all? I believe—no matter where you’re at right now—that rescue is coming, because your life is an awe-inspiring story still being told. And in the final chapter you will be rescued, because the best is truly yet to come.

Deliver me from the mire and do not let
Me sink; may I be delivered from my foes
And from the deep waters.
– Psalm 69:14

The Latest From Mike H. Mizrahi

It Is Well

A story of powerful faith and devotion. As we approach another Christmas season, Karen and I are so thankful for our family and friends whom we love, our church community, and the many blessings that bring us great joy. Yet, to be honest, a blanket of sadness covers us most days. One we must [...]

Opening Lines

Grab ‘em right away with your opening lines, or they will put your book down. As a novelist, I’ve had this advice hammered into my brain, and my keyboard. This is not an easy task. And I’ve found this to be true with the books I pick up. Goodness…how many novels have I taken [...]

Cultural Pivots

Chances are, if you’re not a kid yourself, you remember that age-old refrain from the movie Bye Bye Birdie. Comedian Paul Lynde sings the lament that parents from every generation have expressed during their child-rearing days, yours truly included. If you’ve never watched it, this 1963 film is a parody on rock and roll [...]

Now & Then

In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock, something amazing has occurred. The Beatles have been reunited. Well, technically, it happened back in the ‘90s when Paul, George, and Ringo worked on three of John’s demos, recorded on a cassette tape before he died. Two of them, “Real Love” and “Free as a Bird,” [...]