Inventing Madness

Who was the real Thomas Alva Edison?

Inventing Madness is a novel about the inventor, Thomas Alva Edison. It describes his obsession with power and fame.
Although there has been much written about Edison, Inventing Madness intertwines true facts with fiction. The book tells the story of Thomas Edison from his early childhood until his death at the age of 84 in 1931.
Inventing Madness explains how Edison secretly obtained many of his ideas and made them appear as his own.
Edison was bullied as a child, kicked out of public school in first grade and raised by a very religious mother. He learned at an early age how to eliminate his enemies and competitors.
Inventing Madness describes Edison’s involvement with Topsy, the famous circus elephant, as well as his invention of the electric chair.
The book delves into the fascinating relationship between Edison and Nikola Tesla that had been, up until now, well hidden from the public eye. Their collaboration leads to an amazing invention, only now revealed. It will change the world.
Inventing Madness uncovers the life of Thomas Edison, the world’s most famous inventor, as never seen before!

Novels by J.G. Schwartz

The Curious Spell of Madam Genova

A spell cast upon two pocket watches goes terribly awry, changing the course of history in twentieth-century America.

The Curious Spell of Madam Genova follows the journey of the pocket watches as they pass from owner to owner, resulting in amazing luck and horrific tragedy for some of the most famous individuals of the twentieth century. Charles Lindbergh, Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan, among others, are some whose lives become interconnected, and their fates intertwined with a touch of magic.

Was Ethel Rosenberg executed for the wrong crime?

By early 1940, after almost a decade of planning and implementing stricter and more aggressive anti-Semitic laws, the “Final Solution,” Hitler’s plan to exterminate the Jewish people, is set in place.
Ethel Rosenberg, along with other members of the Young Communist League, attempts to draw isolationist America into the European war to stop the genocide.
Just prior to World War II, a plan is conceived to infiltrate the highest offices of the War Department.

The Pearl Harbor Conspiracy begins in the early 1920s and continues through the 1990s. It is full of intrigue with numerous plot twists, including blackmail and murder. The novel is a harrowing tale of female resistance and camaraderie.


Eric Hoffer Award
Finalist 2020

Red City Review
Honorable mention in Mystery
Thriller Category 2015

The Silverwood Kobo-Berforts
Open Day Writing Competition
Shortlist 2015

CLUE 2015 Novel Writing Contest, Shortlist 2015

The Pearl Harbor Conspiracy


National INDIE Excellence Awards  Winner, Military Fiction 2020

Chanticleer International Book Awards First Place Winner, 2019

GOETHE Book Award for post 1750’s Historical Fiction

Latest Release!


Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBA)

First Place Winner, 2021

Paranormal, Supernatural Fiction