"Great Producers: Visionaries of the American Theater"

(Allworth Press) 

First Published August 19, 2008

An Epiphany In Lilacs is a novel set in a displaced persons camp outside Hamburg, Germany following the end of World War II. After liberation in May 1945, Daniel, a 14-year-old Latvian Jew, is treated in a field hospital in the British zone of partitioned Germany. A survivor of various concentration camps, Daniel fights to recover from starvation and disease. Racked by nightmares, a nearly nightly occurrence, Daniel finds sleep almost impossible. Through his love of nature, and pre-war memories, Daniel struggles to find comfort. He forms an intriguing bond with an older German gentile, another survivor. Later on, as he joins a theater troupe, Daniel tries to move on with his life, yet still searching for the whereabouts of his mother and two sisters.

Next Stop, Boston, my fourth book and third novel has just been published by Black Pawn Press. It's now available on paperback on Amazon, B&N and other retailers. The ebook version will be available soon. To buy on Amazon, click here. 


Sixteen-year-old Geri Randall's life is turned upside down when her late sister's fiance, Dez Deacon, a washed-up rock star, is named her guardian. Whisked away from the only life she knew and taken on a rock and roll tour, Geri is initially desperate to win Dez's approval. That desire hits a sour note when Dez's treatment of her becomes too much to bear. What ensues is a battle of wills between her and her temperamental guardian, a collision course that will push Geri to do the unthinkable to get what she wants.


This is a very entertaining novel, with effortless writing, naturalistic dialogue, and a good dose of humor. On the surface, it’s a tale set in the glittering, frantic world of a touring musical act. Dig deeper, however, and you’ll find a story about flawed, damaged characters searching for the light that will lead them out of the darkness that has been created for, or by, themselves. And while the characters can be thought of as types—the washed-up rocker; the model who dies tragically young; the teenage ingenue; the pothead musician with a heart of gold—they end up transcending those assumptions.”

 

Wendy Lee, author of The Art of Confidence, Across a Green Ocean and Happy Family (Booklist Top Ten First Novels of 2008).

Sentenced to Shakespeare is a contemporary young adult novel set in suburban New Jersey. The story revolves around Leah, a smart and sensitive 15-year-old girl who is pushed too far by a bully and snaps. Arrested for assault and battery, Leah is sentenced to an unusual form of rehabilitation—she must take and complete a Shakespeare workshop or else risk incarceration. Ostracized by her classmates, abandoned by her only friend, Leah finds comfort and solidarity with the other juvenile offenders in this same program, with one offering her something she's never experienced before--love. 

An Epiphany in Lilacs, my second book, was originally published by Mazo Publisher in January 2017. I got the rights back to it two years later and republished it on Amazon. To buy a copy (only $12.95 in paperback and $2.99 in Kindle), go here.   

                                IRIS DORBIAN

Sentenced to Shakespeare, my third book, has just been published by Sunbury Press/Milford House Press!  To buy a copy (only $14.95 in paperback and $3.99 in Kindle), go here. It's also now available on Amazon, with other major online book sellers, which include Barnes & Noble.  

e-reader audiobook

An insider’s look at the producers who help create the magic of Broadway shows.  Among those profiled are Cameron Mackintosh, Disney Theatricals' Thomas Schumacher, Daryl Roth, Andre Bishop, Roger Berlind, Margo Lion, Jack Viertel, Fran Weissler and Michael David. Also included are legends from the past like David Merrick, Flo Ziegfeld and David Belasco. If you're interested in ordering a copy or viewing a sample of the book, please visit the Amazon.com page.  (To hear a sample of the audiobook, go to the Audible link listed above.)