Publishing a book is challenging to say the least—you wrote the book (which took ages), revised it (which may have taken even longer), handed it over to your editor (which was intimidating and, yes, time-consuming), and then waited for typesetting, cover design, proofing, and a myriad of other production tasks. So, when the book is finally up for purchase, you can sit back, relax, and watch the sales roll in, right?
Not so fast. (more…)
A writer is a person tasked with a difficult job—to take words and make them beautiful. Writers paint vital images for their readers, images that stimulate the mind, images that satisfy, bewilder, and fascinate the human psyche. This art, the art of writing, is crucial to society, to education, and to the shaping of our world. (more…)
A little girl sat at a desk that her father painted for her, complete with drawer handles carved into butterflies and located in such a way that it faced the prime species of pear trees for climbing, which lie just beyond the windowsill. A feeling of failure rushed through her veins as her hands flew rapidly in an attempt to hit something or someone. (more…)