Maybe You Can’t Tell a Book by Its Cover, But You Can Sure Sell It That Way

Maybe You Can’t Tell a Book by Its Cover, But You Can Sure Sell It That Way

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I read a fascinating post on the Jezebel website by Kelly Faircloth  in which she recounted ...

Now We Can All Take That Road Not Taken! The Copyright Freeze Has Melted

Now We Can All Take That Road Not Taken! The Copyright Freeze Has Melted

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Once again my dual lives as a lawyer by day and an author at night have ...

Beers, Brands, Books, and Brawls

Beers, Brands, Books, and Brawls

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My bio describes me as a lawyer by day and an author at night--and I generally ...

Guess What? Now There’s an Awesome Map for Your Favorite Road Trip Novel

Guess What? Now There’s an Awesome Map for Your Favorite Road Trip Novel

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As I have mentioned more than once on this blog, among my favorite opening lines in ...

Opening Passages to Greatness

Opening Passages to Greatness

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The other day I stumbled upon The Heart, a wonderful series in the online version of The ...

Make America Naughty Again

Make America Naughty Again

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As many of my readers know, I haven't been able to quit my day job. Fortunately, ...

Cain is able, better than most, and far darker: An Appreciation

Cain is able, better than most, and far darker: An Appreciation

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At least thirty years had passed since I first read The Postman Always Rings Twice by James Cain. ...

The Magical Lure of the Intimate Voice

The Magical Lure of the Intimate Voice

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I have written here and elsewhere of the power of a great opening line. If you ...

I’m Sorry, Anna.

I’m Sorry, Anna.

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Mark Twain For more years than I'd care to admit, my take on Leo Tolstoy's novel ...

What’s Your Dream Reading Spot?

What’s Your Dream Reading Spot?

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On a lounge chair near a waterfall? How about a desert isle beneath the shade of ...