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March 9, 2015

A few days ago, a student asked about agents.  Every writer knows this question is coming, but most are uncomfortable answering it, afraid they might step on someone’s toes, or say the wrong thing, or worst of all, get asked for a referral .  The student wants to avoid...

October 16, 2014


James Patterson's novels appear in just about every drugstore, grocery store, airport, Walmart, news stand, discount house, chain store, and book store in America, along with most every other retail outlet you can name that sells printed books. Just like a single soft...

August 11, 2014




I just turned off the tube after watching Roxana Robinson on Bloomberg voicing her thoughts on the current battle between Hachette and Amazon.  Her comments made it clear she is clueless about the concerns of the 99% of real writers toiling out here in the hinterlan...

March 2, 2014




Some friends ask why I chose to write a novel that includes such a distasteful topic as torture.  It is so ugly and controversial, most people would rather avoid the subject altogether.  Further, Internal Security depicts the reality of the act, not some harmle...

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