HARDBACKS, BROKEN SPINES,

& DUSTY COVERS
a blog about books, writing, and publishing

I think most of my fellow writers out there will appreciate the anecdote I’m about to share. As writers, our Normal Ship left port without us long ago (attributed to Terri Main). We who spend countless hours imprisoned by our obsession – researching, writing, editing...

In truth, the pirate community is filled with some of the best, most friendly people I’ve ever met. At this point I’ve made numerous acquaintances and several real (not just Facebook-type) friends. So, it is only natural that I eventually reached the point where, if I...

There are two stories I often tell about my experiences with literary agents that end with the same punch line. They go like this… Agent 1: I’ve read your sample chapters. I think you write just like John Grisham. Me: Thank you! Agent 2: I’ve read your sample chapter...

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