A Delightful Evening with Two Great Guys Who Happen to Be Terrific Writers

Writing a novel is, by definition, a lonely avocation. It's just you and your computer--or just you and that legal pad. Thus any opportunity to hang out with a fellow writer is a welcome opportunity--but sometimes it can be a truly delightful opportunity. And that's what I experienced last Monday ...

God or Huck Finn: Who Should Tell Your Story?

An online discussion among several of my fellow Poisoned Pen Press authors got me thinking about the one decision every fiction author must make before typing CHAPTER 1 at the top of the page. That decision? Who will tell your story? "Huh," a baffled reader may wonder, "doesn't the author tell ...

First Review of The Dead Hand

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Writing is a lonely pursuit. You spend all those hours on your own, writing and rewriting your novel, hoping that it's working, hoping that your readers will enjoy it, worrying that maybe you're kidding yourself, that maybe you're producing the literary equivalent of the Hollywood bomb. Thus nothing makes an author ...