While at my first few book signings in 2018 and 2019, I was surprised how often I was asked if my book was nonfiction or based on a true story. In retrospect, I shouldn’t have been surprised. In the Texas Panhandle, my […]
News anchors are welcomed into millions of homes every day. In the days of Cronkite, Rather, and Jennings, they were sometimes the most trusted people in the country. And, while there are more great movies about their print counterparts, some of the […]
Critique groups can be very enjoyable and rewarding and should definitely be an important part of your life and growth as an author.
I received an interesting offer last week. I was contacted by a fitness apparel and product brand who wanted me to be one of their Instagram brand ambassadors. They offered a tiny bit for free, discounts thereafter, and commission on sales. Two […]
Story structure is among the myriad decisions a writer makes when composing a novel. This subject is top-of-mind for me as I construct the first draft of my third novel, a sequel to Let the Guilty Pay, which I’ll get to in […]
Newspaper and magazine journalists are often at the center of fictional stories as well as true ones. They certainly are at the heart of my novels. These are five of the best movies about print journalism with fictional stories, even if they […]
I knew about Joe Exotic’s big cat sanctuary long before Netflix featured him in a docuseries (one of their lesser crime docs, in my opinion) called Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. At various points in my life, I’ve lived within 140 […]
Few issues are as divisive among novelists as deciding whether ’tis nobler to suffer through an outline or to attack the blank page without a plan. Unlike some aspects of the craft and process of writing, analyzing the propensity of mega bestsellers […]