This year, my first literary child, Iron Lake, turns twenty years old. I’ve been penning my Cork O’Connor series for two decades. What a joy it’s been to see Cork and his family and Henry Meloux grow across all these years. If you’d asked me back in the fall of 1998 if I could imagine … Read more
A “lost” Cork O’Connor short story will be published this spring as a limited-edition hardcover by A.S.A.P. Publishing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to reserve a copy!
So let’s talk failure. Here’s a photo I posted to both my website blog and my Facebook page last December. I’d just finished the first draft of the novel I’d planned to be the follow-up to Ordinary Grace. It had taken me nearly two years to complete that draft. I thought it wasn’t bad, but … Read more
There are mileposts in every writer’s career, I suppose. Getting an agent. Getting a publisher. Getting that first book into stores and into readers’ hands. I could go on and on, because a writer’s career is simply a journey, and although every journey doesn’t have an identifiable destination, it seems to me they all must … Read more
I’m often asked what I think of e-books and e-readers (e.g., Nook, Kindle, Kobo). My answer has always been a rather emotional argument in favor of the real thing, a book made of paper, with a real cover and real pages. My line of thinking has always gone something like this: You can fall in … Read more