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...

I received a query from a nice lady the other day seeking general advice and thought that others who are just starting down the publishing road might find my answer useful. As follows...modified a little for blog purposes.

And now I find myself in a new home nestled along the side of a creek that flows into the Neuse River. As a writer of historical fiction, it's like stepping onto Ground Zero of North Carolina's colonial origins. I am surrounded by history.

January 30, 2017

Bill's Blog Shorts: Check 'em out. You never know what's in 'em.

My website features a look at four authors who I greatly admire.  At the top of the list is Stephen King – The Master.  Too easy?  Naw.  Believe it or not, there are actually some people who don't like Kin...

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