If You Want to Publish You Must Read This (Warning: contains Hitler, F-bombs, and warm fuzzy feelings)

“No vision is real until it’s enacted upon the earth for the people to see.” —Black Elk   I love writers and poets and artists and musicians and all those crazy dreamers who have the guts to enact a vision and put it out in the world for the people to see. But the world is rarely […]

Why You Might Be Asking the Wrong Question About Suicide

The question gets asked over and over again in the wake of a suicide. It goes something like this, “How could he decide to kill himself?”   I heard people ask this dozens of times in various forms when Robin Williams died. And when Ned Vizzini, author of It’s Kindof a Funny Story (and other fabulous […]

Presenting… The very first review I’ve seen of Backwards!

Before I ever published a book, I didn’t understand the power of reviews. Sure, they’re a good way to get the word out about the book, but I didn’t understand how they can affect the writer and the creation of things. Now that I’ve experienced this, I have to say, reviews scare the hell out […]