I admit, I half admire what I am about to hold up for sport. The ability to play with language, to stretch it like taffy into a gossamer thread, is a game worthy of the Olympics for there is always the real danger the thread will break and like London Bridge come falling down. James
Persistence pays off! I’ve just received a glowing notice from the online Midwest Book Review for Gothic Spring. I couldn’t be more tickled about this. Truly, the Midwest Book Review is the gold standard for authors trying to reach an audience. ”T
A friend recently sent me a short story he’d written which is about to appear in the literary magazine, “Drash.” The publicationfocuses on Jewish and/or Pacific Northwest themed material. His tale is about a boy who uses ventriloquism to convince his Jewish parents that the li
A friend sent me an article from the local newspaper, which speculated that anger was the proper fuel for art. To support his theory, the writer, David Stabler gave three examples of artists famous for their flashes of visionary fire though it alienated those around them: Adrienne Ric
I might be a fool, but I’ve always sided with John Locke rather than Thomas Hobbes on the question of whether man is basically good or bad. I believe human nature is good because we need each other to survive and that necessitates cooperation and compromise. Whether that understandi
Persistence pays off! I’ve just received a glowing notice from the online Midwest Book Review for Gothic Spring. I couldn’t be more tickled about this. Truly, the Midwest Book Review is the gold standard for authors trying to reach an audience.
Last week I received a positive review of my novel “Gothic Spring” and forwarded it to my publisher, expecting to be congratulated. Instead, I received a cautious reply, reminding me that not all reviews will be so glowing. So much depends upon a reviewer’s personal likes and
Dear Friends, below is a review I just received from Mid West Book Review for Gothic Spring. This is a company librarians frequently use to make their library acquisitions. It is the major reviewer for small and midsized indie presses. I am honored to have my book selected for r