The Trumping of America: A Case of Historical Amnesia? (or a “Call to War”)

According to Rudy Giuliani, “before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack inside the United States.” Just a couple days ago, I heard the bat-shit crazy Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson tell a female Fox News correspondent she had the “luxury” of working at Fox. Such are just two of the … More The Trumping of America: A Case of Historical Amnesia? (or a “Call to War”)

Down to the Wire

  My first story for the super-fun microcosmfic.com in which the participant actually spins a digital wheel of sorts; this determines the character, setting, and genre one must include in his/her story. Mine landed on actor/battlefield/sci-fi. The story had to be submitted by 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time. I began writing at 11:45 pm and clicked “submit” … More Down to the Wire

Steroids as American as Apple Pie?

“Josh Bertetta’s provocative book significantly adds to the canon of anabolic steroid works started with ‘Legal Muscle’ and ‘Bigger Stronger Faster.’ This fascinating, truth-seeking journey is an antidote to the distorted perspectives presented in the mainstream media. Fasten your seatbelts. If you thought you knew the story of steroids in America, think again.” ~ Rick … More Steroids as American as Apple Pie?

Hooray! My First Back-Cover Blurb

After reaching out to a number of individuals to read my Keeping US Strong: Tony Fitton, Steroids, and the American Way in advance, I recently received my first back cover blurb from attorney-at-law and recognized authority on all steroid-related legal issues, Rick Collins.   Here’s what he had to say:   “Josh Bertetta’s provocative book significantly adds … More Hooray! My First Back-Cover Blurb

“Keeping US Strong”: An Introduction

Richard Anthony Fitton was called the “Kingpin” and the “Godfather.” Keeping US Strong is the story of his life. But it is not some Mafioso story. Not some other story of organized crime. Yet it is a story of drugs and one of America’s greatest social ills. They are evil. They’re insidious, reprehensible. They’ll corrupt you and give … More “Keeping US Strong”: An Introduction

Bob Hoffman, A “Keeping US Strong” Colorful Character

My forthcoming book Keeping US Strong centers on the life and times of Tony Fitton, aka the “Godfather of Steroids.” But there is a cast of characters who color its pages. In the upcoming weeks, I shall write a number of posts as introductions to several of these individuals who play an important role in the … More Bob Hoffman, A “Keeping US Strong” Colorful Character

They Themselves

 For the first time in seven months I wrote a piece of flash fiction, the below being the result. Based on this picture, it had to include reference to a dragon and a magical stone and consist of no more than 100 words Thanks to Emily June Street at Luminous Creatures Press for hosting and Mark A. … More They Themselves

Keeping US Strong: Tony Fitton, Steroids, and the American Way

Hello Fellow WordPressers, I write this post (more of a letter really) as an open invitation. For the past 15 months I have been working on a biography about former British powerlifter Tony Fitton who, after moving to America, became one of the country’s leading dealers of anabolic steroids before they became household names. He … More Keeping US Strong: Tony Fitton, Steroids, and the American Way