M. A. Granovsky uses her background as a cancer biologist and lawyer, and her travels around the globe, to craft fast-paced, intricately plotted capers, where the protagonists rely on their wits rather than their brawn, and the body count rises only as much as is necessary.

Laced with humor, her writing provides a window into the worlds of scientists, attorneys, and financiers, the passions and fears that motivate them, and the unintended consequences of untempered competition.

Her first novel, POISON PILL, is out now and available at Amazon, and B&N.


The Center for Lessons Learned

The most magnificently-named thing I stumbled upon today is the “Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL).“*  It is a real place – an information depository, designed to help the Army to reach better decisions by avoiding making the same mistakes over and over again. That got me to thinking. Couldn’t we all benefit from a … Continue reading

Doing nothing: try it

Are you up for a little experiment? For ten minutes, do nothing. Sit down with a cup of coffee (or tea, or water, or no liquids). No electronics to distract you. No reading materials for entertainment. I’ll wait… So what happened? What did you think about? Did emotions you didn’t want to feel creep up? … Continue reading

The great declutter of 2014

As the new year approached, we all made resolutions – perhaps we were brave enough to call them “resolutions” or perhaps we demurred and called them “goals” or “guidelines” or “intentions” or mere “thoughts.”  As I tweeted on December 31, 2013, mine are simple: Play more; Argue less; Drink good wine; Make new friends.   … Continue reading

Of patents and patent trolls – a primer (Part I)

In the past few weeks, because there have been prominent patent-related stories in the general media, questions about patents have also made it into my casual conversations. So I figured that many people, whose lives don’t involve knowing what 35 U.S.C. § 101 et seq. stands for (the patent section of the U.S. Code), might … Continue reading

When you come to a fork in the road, take it

This weekend, I took a good look at my novel-in-progress (which, as I have mentioned before, is not really in-progress at all). Once my brain realized resistance was futile, and that I wasn’t going to let it zone out on pictures of cute puppies (PUPPIES!), the problem with my novel became immediately apparent.  Somewhere, my … Continue reading