Blurb in the Word

Blurb in the Word

Blurbs, those auditory bits of promotional text on the back of books have come under fire, pushing the publishers into a tizzy. In separate articles in The Atlantic and Esquire this fall, the industry’s reliance on high-profile authors’ blurs as “a...
Q & A with an author pal, Dennis Crosby

Q & A with an author pal, Dennis Crosby

what is it about writing that is attractive to You? Well, there’s certainly something cathartic about it. It’s an amazing outlet for stress and anxiety. I’ve had days that have been so difficult that my only recourse for expression and comprehension was through the...
How to Rock an Author Event: Five Tips

How to Rock an Author Event: Five Tips

So you’ve become an author, have you? Published by a small press, or else a large one with no publicist, so that the onus of selling your book falls upon you? Welcome to life as an author, 2012. Because I’m an extrovert, marketing via public appearances...
Dreams are… realized.

Dreams are… realized.

Dreams are restorative, of that, we are assured. My physician ordered sleeping pills during my active treatment for breast cancer and angst. A dozen years later, I’m still on the pill. I sleep well and dream long. It’s said that dreams are both the love...