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Fair Game

Whose story is it? What is "fair game," and if you have to ask, then ask. If you can't ask, then maybe you shouldn't.

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Wade: A Novel

Wade: A Novel Wade, is now available on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, and wherever else they sell books and e-books. Thanks to IndieReader for being a trusted arbiter of taste for small, independent presses for over a decade, and for the high praise of Wade. Back cover copy: "Except for being the only man in town… Continue reading Wade: A Novel

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Writing with the Write Stuff

It’s a question the big-time interviewers ask writers all the time, usually rockstar-writers: “So where did the idea for (insert newest NYT best-selling book title HERE) come from, and why write about it now?” These writers have whatever the answer is down to a tagline: “Well, Oprah, I went to Alaska in 1988 and there… Continue reading Writing with the Write Stuff

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA: Love Writing, Writing Love

(Cue harp music…) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… One, two, three, four, five… Wait, that isn’t how the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning goes, is it? In fact, she doesn’t say a single number, nor spell one out.  The reason for that is numbers fail to capture all the nuances… Continue reading LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA: Love Writing, Writing Love

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New Year Must-Do’s Redux

It's that time of year again. The "I WILL read ______ this year." For some, it's Moby Dick. Others, War and Peace, or Ulysses. For many late-Boomers and Gen-Xers, the generation's most talked-about literary wonder was--and remains--David Foster Wallace's epic novel, Infinite Jest. I read it back in 2016. Then I read it again in… Continue reading New Year Must-Do’s Redux