Twitter Writing Community – Tracking Progress

I’ve been a part of the Twitter writing community for several years now. It is near and dear to my heart and largely responsible for my first novel MADE SAFE finding a home with Pandamoon Publishing. Even as a long time member of the community, …

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Zadie Smith at Unbound Book Festival

Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri just ended over the weekend. I became aware of the four-year-old event last year when Salmon Rushdie headlined (I had a FREE ticket, they are all free) but could not attend. But when Zadie Smith was announced as the …

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Interview with Shaun Harris Author of The Hemingway Thief

I remember hearing about The Hemingway Thief when it came out last year but didn’t actually step up and buy the book until I ran into Shaun Harris on Twitter. I could tell right away from our interaction that I’d be in good hands(even though …

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Two Months of Dreams Fulfilled

We are fast approaching two months since my debut novel MADE SAFE launched into the world, fulfilling my¬†childhood dream of being a published author. In that time there have been a few other firsts: My novel has shown up on library shelves in my area. …

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Podcasts for the Crime/Mystery Author

I write mystery/suspense (*ahem Made Safe out Fall 2016 from Pandamoon Publishing) fiction and I am always on the lookout for interesting new angles and ideas for my writing. Here is a short list of podcasts

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Explain to me why Darth Vader is targeting my kids

I feel like I missed something. I am a fairly recent father. My son is two years old and my daughter is four months. When did Darth Vader become a children’s teddy bear? Why not an actual teddy bear like creature like Wicket the Ewok? …

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