What’s in a Name?

  Eliza knew Cadfan, in a fit of jealousy, had tethered Angharad’s spirit to the Ruins of Maldwyn. No one would have her in the afterlife. She would remain his for all eternity. Determined to free her ancestor, Eliza stood before the crumbling stones, a dozen...

Introducing Rick Iekel – Local Author

Rick Iekel writes wonderful local history— the kind teachers should use in their classrooms. In his first book, House with a Heart, Rick cleverly uses the house as the point of view character while travelers seek shelter in it from a storm. In the most engaging way,...

Good Company

No matter how esoteric or unique the passion, people will find like-minded individuals and create a community. Writers, after spending hours in their solitary worlds, need to grapple with certain realities as they resume “normal” life. Whether it is critique groups,...

Comps

Comps are about organization. Not yours, but the publishing company’s and the book store’s. It answers the practical question: Where am I going to put this book in my store? Under thrillers? Christian fiction? Literary fiction? Dystopian fiction? Fantasy? Sci-Fi?...

Stop the Presses!

He called two minutes after I texted him to “Stop the presses!” My friend/editor/publisher and I thought The Divine Meddler was ready for its first print run to reviewers and us for final input and edit. Instead, I told him I wanted to chop the last chapter and...

Once Upon a Time…

As I scrolled through my online New York Times, a photo of an editor at work gave me pause. Paper did not lay strewn across his desk. Instead, he focused on his computer screen. Then I realized I was reading the daily edition without paper either. I felt relieved I...