An American playwright, a producer and the seventh best-selling fiction writer of all time. Sidney was born in Chicago to Russian parents, who dropped out of school very early in life. In his words it was ‘strange kind of atmosphere for someone who is going to be a writer’. Perhaps this explains why he invested a majority of his resources in to the education sector in America. He sold his first poem to a magazine at the age of 10, and knew right away that he wanted to become a writer. His TV works spanned a twenty-year period, but it was not until after he turned 50 and began writing. Most of his books have strong female protagonists inspired by his mother, who was the deepest influence on him growing up.

#BoundRecommends a few of his Must-read novels.

If Tomorrow Comes

The novel centers around Tracy Whitney, an ordinary woman who is wrongly framed by the Mafia. The novel takes the reader through a fast-paced journey of becoming a con artist after she is released from prison, and subsequently outwitting and avenging the Mafia.

The Stars Shine Down

The plot revolves around Lara Cameron, a young girl who only wishes to win the approval of her alcoholic father. Soon after we see the life (and the story line )has much bigger plans for which is she inexperienced and underprepared. She realizes that only she would be able to overcome these ruthless trials in life and uses her strength and determination to fight her way to the top. She finds fortune and love after conquering the male-dominated real estate market, but there are more sinister plans that await to destroy her.

Master of the Game

Kate Blackwell is one of the richest and most powerful women in the world. She is an enigma, a woman surrounded by a thousand unanswered questions. Her father was a diamond prospector who struck it rich beyond his wildest dreams. Her mother was the daughter of a crooked Afrikaaner merchant. Her conception was itself an act of hate-filled vengeance. She becomes obsessed with her father’s company Kruger-Brent and builds her empire ruthless putting even her loved ones at stake. She lives a life as beautiful but as cold as the diamonds that made her.

Tell me your Dreams

Computer whiz Ashley Patterson is convinced she is being stalked. Co-worker Toni Prescott an internet addict. And Alette Peters prefers quiet weekends in the arms of a beefcake artist. They know virtually nothing about each other–until the three women are linked by a murder investigation that will lead to one of the most bizarre trials of the century.