I don't mind rejection, but not when it seems arbitrary. Ah, the whim of editors. One declined my manuscript because her pet peeve is present tense, and she’s also looking for multicultural stories, … Continue reading >>
At the Rochester Spotlight on the Arts show, I saw something I’d never seen before: Authors, sitting in a booth with their books stacked in front of them on a table. There was a Michigan mystery … Continue reading >>
If you like dark stories with flawed narrators who go to frightening extremes, Bad Marie, by Marcy Dermansky is for you. As a writer, I learned much from studying the main character, Marie.
After … Continue reading >>
My chocolate Lab had apparently opened an account with Washington Mutual Card Services sometime before she left this world to chase squirrels in heaven. The statement that came in the mail looked … Continue reading >>
After a complete reordering of my novel, which resulted in the deletion or streamlining of several scenes, and the writing additional scenes, and subsequent transitions… and then rewriting two major … Continue reading >>
It’s no secret to those who know me well that Jim Morrison is an obsession of mine, as well as an influence on my writing and art (see Linda + Jim Interview). My poetry chapbook, Dear Jim, is based … Continue reading >>