Thursday, September 29, 2011

Keep On Keeping On

This week I guest blogged for Amy Sue Nathan's great blog on the topic of "My Long Journey to Publication." Sigh. Fortunately the post is shorter than the journey.
Check out her fun blog and it's great great title and theme line right here.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's Indie Thursday to Celebrate Indie Bookstores

This week I had the extraordinary pleasure of guest-blogging for Jenn's Bookshelves about my favorite independent bookstore, Childrens Book World, in Haverford, PA.
Read the post on Jenn's blog and please, if you can, buy your books from stores who know books and know you and know your community. Win, win, win. (This is not a Charlie Sheen joke.)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Utimate Path to Publishing

There's been a lot of press about the new novel THE ART OF FIELDING, a "literary baseball" novel that is not being marketed that way because they're afraid of scaring away book clubs. Now that it's climbing best-seller lists, maybe that madness will stop. I'm a huge baseball fan -- the tenacity required to get published comes from my growing up a Cubs fan-- and one of my marketing clients is The Phillies. So I have no fear.

But what's most interesting, for writers, is an excellent article about the book's genesis, written in Vanity Fair. There's an "extended play" version of the article in eBook form, and it is the most interesting and most hopeful, discussion of how a bestseller can come to be, that I have ever read. Read the novel or don't, my fellow writers, but the article is worth every penny.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Short Fiction Anthology: Liar Liar

Sometimes a short story anthology is perfect for busy people: you can read one or two a night and feel a sense of closure. The Liars Club new fiction anthology Liar Liar is on sale now, featuring stories by me and New York Times Bestsellers Jonathan Maberry, William Lashner and more more more.