A Year Gone

Well, it’s been almost a whole year since I posted here. There was a lot going on throughout the year. The carryover of Covid into 2021 and the loss of several people that I knew due to Covid, plus some health issues of my own that I had to deal with. But the time was not idly spent that’s for sure. I managed to publish four more books in the Polish Dragon P. I. series and also created a website for them as well, https://www.polishdragon.com/. Following The Lineage Sword was Midnight Cranes, The Good Book, and Hanging Cloud which was just published in November. They have also won awards through Literary Titan and The Firebird Book Awards so please check them out when you get a chance.

My writing is improving and I thank all of those who have given me feedback either personally or in reviews. Some of you have been very honest and I appreciate that very much. It is through this kind of feedback that I get better, whether it is good or bad. So please don’t be afraid to hurt my feelings, just be honest.

Another thing I found out this year was that there are so many people who would like me to write them into my stories and then kill them off. I even had a discussion with one friend and his wife on how to do it. So Mike, if you are reading this, I’m working on it.

I also had the chance to experience a virtual book tour with “The Polish Dragon P. I. (The Good Book)” and found it quite interesting. Through the book tour, I managed to meet new people and authors from Goodreads. If you are a member please follow or friend me and I will do the same for you. If you care to join Goodreads here is the website https://www.goodreads.com/.

With the holidays arriving in just a matter of days please take the time to be thankful for those around you. Let us not take our friends and family for granted, be kind to one another and try to do at least one good deed a day. Simply opening a door for someone or saying thank you might just brighten up someone’s day.

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. As a token of my gratitude for all that I have and accomplished I would like to give away a FREE Kindle version of “The Polish Dragon P. I. (The Good Book) on Monday and Tuesday, December 13th and 14. I ask that you please leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads, good or bad.

Ĝis la venonta tempo


New book coming soon!

Just finished writing the rough draft of my latest book, “Polish Dragon P. I. (The Lineage Sword). I am doing the editing right now and have sent it out to some beta readers to give me some feedback. So far the feedback has been positive:

Lot’s of twists and turns

Started reading it and couldn’t put it down

Another winner, very enjoyable

A young man whose family immigrated to the United States from Taiwan disappears right after his father’s death. He was to inherit his father’s martial arts school as is the tradition and the lineage sword was to be passed on to him. It to has disappeared and the Polish Dragon P. I. is called in to help find them both. It will not be an easy case as his investigation takes him to Taiwan and into the realm of the Guard Corp who were the protectors of the Chinese Emperor.

My Christmas Gift to You!

Beginning next week Monday 12-14-20 I will be giving away five of my books on Kindle for FREE. One each day from Monday through Friday. Here is a list of 8 books and I will let you choose the ones you want to have. Vote below for your top five books. The top five books are the ones I will list for FREE on Kindle. And please remember to share with family and friends and to leave a review on Amazon! MERRY CHRISTMAS!🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅

You can message me your top five picks and I will add the totals up and give the list of the winners on Sunday 12/13/20. If you need descriptions of the books please go to my page on Amazon.


Wishing everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Sun Press Interview

Shaker Heights’ Zimcosky continues growth as person, author

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — We never truly know what hidden talents we may have unless we try new things.

It’s a sentiment many have heard over the years, but for Shaker Heights author Steve Zimcosky, it’s a truism. In fact, in 2013, it wouldn’t have been fitting to even call him “author Steve Zimcosky.”

Zimcosky, who grew up in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood, worked as an adult at a factory job before, in the 1990s, putting his interest in holistic health to good use. For more than 20 years, he has worked as an independent contractor teaching Tai chi— a Chinese martial art practiced for defensive training, health benefits and meditation — and Qigong (a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing and meditation) at One-to-One Fitness at Case Western Reserve University.

“I was teaching tai chi and Qigong when a student said that I should write a how-to book on Qigong,” Zimcosky said. “Instead of writing a how-to book, I decided to do it in story form.”

Zimcosky went on to write the story of a 10-year-old boy, based on himself, taking trips to visit his grandparents in Pennsylvania and, while there, meeting a wise man who lived on a hill. The man tells the boy the intricacies of the practices of tai chi and Qigong. The result of this mix of story and textbook was 2013′s “The Old Man From the Hill (Lessons in Qigong and Tai Chi).”

The 79-page book went on to garner excellent reviews on Amazon.com and led to three “Old Man From the Hill” sequels.

“A lot of tai chi people enjoyed it,” Zimcosky said. “A lot of them said they wished they had a book like this when they first started.”

“They’re really stories more than novels,” Zimcosky said. “They aren’t very long.”

Their lengths notwithstanding, Zimcosky’s flair for creating and telling a story has flourished. He learned over Labor Day weekend that his most recent effort, the novella “The Revelations at Black Corners,” has earned him a Gold Award from The Literary Titan, an organization of professional writers, editors and professors who have a passion for the written word.

The Gold Award is the higher of two awards, the other being the Silver Award, that The Literary Titan bestows.

In its review of “The Revelations at Black Corners,” The Literary Titan states: “Zimcosky knows how to keep an audience interested. The sections of the book are quick and well-structured. Even though you will be immediately invested in the plot, you will realize that in no time at all you have flipped through all the pages!”

The book takes 47 pages to tell its story.

“I write my stories so that, if you’re commuting to work on a bus, you can finish it by the time you get to work,” Zimcosky said.

The 63-year-old was unaware, prior to 2011, that he had a talent for writing, but he is always seeking to get better.

“My friends and family read my books, but I found that family (including his wife of eight years, Ivy, two daughters and a stepson) will give constructive criticism. They aren’t afraid to do that. Friends always want to be nice.”

Zimcosky said he often gets ideas for plots while out walking in the park. He then has to quickly put them down on paper.

As a self-published author, Zimcosky now does his own publicity work, but he is hoping the Gold Award may find him a publisher and a wider audience.

The author says that success is not necessarily determined by the number of books he sells.

“For me,” he said, “success is based on whether people enjoy the book.”

Wow! It’s been five years

It’s been five years since I have published my first blog post which started with my first book The Old Man From the Hill (Lessons in Qigong and Tai Chi).I have also not written in quite some time too. It has been quite a journey for me and I am now working on my tenth book. Of course they have all been Novellas (short stories) but still it takes some time to write them.

There is great enjoyment for me in writing. I find that it helps me to relax almost as much as the Tai Chi and Qigong that I practice. My first book was about Tai Chi and Qigong and I have evolved into writing about ideas that just pop into my head.

Two of the most recent ones have been about Reiki, which many people are unfamiliar with. To make it easy for people to understand I try to weave the information into stories that simplify that information and hopefully make the story enjoyable as well.

My Cursed Heart was the first one that diverged from writing about Holistic Health ideas and modalities to writing about witches and curses. The idea popped into my head one day while thinking about how many of my extended family has had heart problems that is almost seemed like a curse to me. Boom! There was the storyline and then once I started things just kept flowing.

The latest one is going to be about spirit possessions and how that affects perhaps, for the better a best selling author. The story goes along until certain facts are presented to the writer and, well I’ll just let you read the story when it comes out.

I would also like to take the time to thank my editor, Rose, who has done an amazing job with my last two books. Without her it I might be struggling to make sure the stories make sense and are written the way they should be.

For those of you who have read my books, please send me some feedback about what you think of them and remember to leave a review. You can leave a review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads (if you belong), Readers’ Favorite and anywhere else that you might think of.

Until next time!

Why you should write a review!

Why should you write a review of a book, video, or anything that asks you to write one?

The reason is that many of the books you purchase and I will only speak of books at this point; is because many new authors are self published and generally through Amazon. I have several published through them but Amazon will not put a book in its catalog unless the book has at least fifty reviews. Why? I really don’t know the answer to that.

Many of us self published authors don’t make very much money and speaking for myself it is more of a hobby. I enjoy writing and coming up with ideas for stories and if you have read any of my books it generally pertains to martial arts or alternative health practices.

For us to share we need to get our books out there but if no one writes a review it is hard to do. I have had many people tell me they will write a review of my books but never do. I understand sometimes life gets in the way but I generally try to give gentle reminders but to no avail. I have had one person write a review at least one year after I gave it to them. It might have even been two. But that person is an author and I know how sometimes that can be time consuming.

So, I would kindly ask any one who has read my books to please write a review on Amazon. You can also leave one at Barnes and Noble as well.

I would like to take the time to announce I will be having a new book coming out very soon and it is a futuristic endeavor. I hope that you like it. 

Check out my Amazon authors page and my Instagram page. Until next time.



Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews

I am so humbled by getting a five star review on two of my books from Reader’s Favorite. My first book “The Old Man From the Hill (Lessons in Qigong and Tai Chi)” and “The Eagle and The Dragon (A Reiki Tale) are the two books.

Why does it matter about the reviews from Reader’s Favorite? Here is why:

Huffington Post


national book

Then there are those whose books have won awards from Reader’s Favorite:

Jim Carrey Actor


Eric LaSalle Actor


Jonathan Frakes Actor/Director


I am honored to be in such great company and look forward to someday being an Award Winning Author!

My Thanks to all who have purchased my books I am very grateful to you!



So here we are Christmas 2017 and many of them I have celebrated with family and friends. With the last couple of years seeming to be in such turmoil I think everyone should take some time and just remember our very own reasons for celebrating.

Remember that no one reason is better than another it is our own reason. Whether you celebrate it as a holiday or a holyday it is fine. We must understand that each person has a reason for celebrating and that if we truly are to live in peace we must understand our reason is not the only reason.

We may celebrate the fact that we can be with family and share a wonderful meal or that we can go to service at our local place of worship or that we can spread joy by giving to others.

Peace on earth comes from us, if we have peace in our hearts and we share that peace then it can spread far and wide. Goodwill towards others helps us to find that peace in our hearts. Give from your heart and not for getting a reward or a pat on the back for doing so. Give without any attachment of getting anything in return and you will find that peace in your heart.

So as we get ready to celebrate the holiday/holyday with our family and friends do not let the turmoil around us creep in. Only those who have hate in their heart seek to divide and those with peace in their heart seek to unite.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all.

Tai Chi pays off!

So, several days ago I had a car accident where the woman crossed over the double yellow line and side swiped my car. Also pushing my car into the curb in my lane. I was not hurt but the car that is another story.

What I realized after arriving home was that my Tai Chi training had actually paid off. When I saw her car coming towards me I did not panic but remained calm. What seemed like a twenty minute ordeal took only a few seconds to happen but I was just calm and relaxed. Like I am when I practice my Tai Chi.

The woman of the other car was shaken up as this was her first accident and she was on her way to a doctor appointment. I tried to calm her down and did not realize how calm I actually was until I got home. Even after the police arrived I continued to remain that way and did my best to keep her calm. I reassured her that I was fine and that she was fine and nobody got hurt. I told her that cars can be fixed but we should be thankful we were not hurt.

She could not believe how calm I was and how I was so compassionate to her for her hitting my car. Again I reassured her that things would be fine and that is why they call them accidents. I guess she expected a lunatic to jump out of the car and start yelling at her but was surprised by the calm demeanor I presented.

One of the benefits of Tai Chi is stress relief and the ability to remain in a calm state. Bingo benefit received! I only wish that she could have felt the same calmness that I did.

The car is still in the shop, have not heard from the insurance company but I still have my calm demeanor. For Now!!!!

Until next time, stay calm and do Tai Chi!!