September 29, 2012

Interview: Barbara Kyle

Author Barbara Kyle talks about upcoming books, the craft of writing and her busy life. Just hearing about her schedule makes me feel like a sedentary writing wimp.
September 21, 2012

The Queen’s Gamble

Book review and analysis of writing technique. Fast-paced and filled with details that readers of historical novels crave, The Queen’s Gamble is set in the first year of Elizabeth I’s reign, when even her supporters doubt the young queen will survive to rule a second year.
September 15, 2012

Interview: Beverly Swerling

Beverly Swerling, author of the City of Dreams series, dishes on what it's like to have a book in the revision and production process, and what advice she wishes she had been given when she was just a new author. Lots of insights for writers.
September 9, 2012

City of Dreams

Book review and analysis of writing technique. City of Dreams by Beverly Swerling, a novel about early Manhattan and a family feud that poisons lives and loves for generations.
June 25, 2012

Literary Business Road Trip

I decided it was time to make the most of the fact that my agent and editor both live on the coast. A few tweaks to the travel route, a few emails, a few jokes about Thelma and Louise, and we were on our way.
June 17, 2012

Notes from a Freelance Editor

I got mentally prepared to receive back pages of criticism about my manuscript. After all, Jennifer had edited novels written by far more experienced and published authors. She was not going to let me off easy, in fact it’s her job to point out anything and everything that could be an issue.