Sorry, I have no positive news about my search for an agent. I share this paucity of information to alert my fellow writers that getting New York’s attention isn’t a cakewalk. It’s harder than writing a book. Much harder. And there’s competition. Yes, J. K. Rowling won the
The edits on my memoir have returned, so for the next several weeks, I’ll be focusing on rewrites. I’ve been working on this book for the past two years and, at the current rate, I fear it may take me longer to draft my recollections of past events than to have lived them. If
“You made it so easy.” The woman on the other end of the phone laughed. She was referring to an email I’d sent to friends about Barnes And Noble’s holiday 20% discount on my books. I sent the message more for vanity than for sales. I was tickled to see my novel, Hear
Several months ago, I broke with the last of my 4 publishers. I’ve had 4 because the first became ill and closed the business. Another bought a company that held my contract and turned out to be a crook. Law enforcement eventually shut him down. A third tried to change t
Since my brief hiatus in July, when I entertained a former student from South Africa, the last few weeks have been busy. I taped 4 new episodes of Just Read It. (Click) That’s the ten minute book review program I co-host with Susan Stoner, author of the Sage Adair mystery series.
In the writers’ pecking order, the author with a publisher stands taller than the one who is self-published. Having a publisher implies someone other than the writer believes in the work enough to commit hard cash to producing it. Nonetheless, after working with 4 publishers, I’
Opening my electronic mail, recently, I found as comment from a reader: “Each time I read Gothic Spring, or any of your novels, really, I’m reminded again that you are a storyteller extraordinaire.” I’m not modest enough to bury the compliment. Writers cherish a few kind