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The More Things Change… A Publishing Perspective

Because I don’t want to come off as a slightly more active version of Get-Off-My-Lawn Guy, I’m not going anywhere...

Leaving Our Island Day

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. Only two-and-a-half months had passed since the bombing of...

On the Threshold

The Threshold It’s been a while (and I use that term modestly) since I’ve been on the threshold. And by...

Slaughterhouse Five

The Book and Kurt Slaughterhouse-Five captured my imagination (the book) and admiration (the author) on my initial read (way back...

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Can a Knife Be a Page-Turner? I’m late to the book, but I just finished The Knife of Never Letting...

A Step Forward with Fast Backward

Fast Backward Didn’t Happen Fast. Fast isn’t my middle name. If I were a Great Plains farmer who’d endured a...

The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

What the Hell’s an Alex Crow? The Alex Crow: unbridled imagination, inspired (and inspiring) storytelling. Andrew Smith’s tale isn’t for...

NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is on the Horizon. But last week I was only thinking about NaNoWriMo. I was busy, on the road,...

Serendipity

On December 20, 1991, I was unemployed. Not destitute, mind you (this isn’t a story about facing Christmas with a...

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