In the midst of so many challenges, so many large considerations before us as a nation, I have a reason to celebrate, albeit a selfish one. The paperback edition of This Tender Land, which was released on May 26, debuted on Publishers Weekly’s bestseller list at #3, on the New York Times list at #7, and on the L.A. Times list at … Read more
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 email@example.com 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