Poetry in the Time of a Pandemic

April is National Poetry Month, and it’s a great time to take advantage of social distancing to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). The origins of poetry are tied to songs and remembering (Wikipedia), which is probably why poems can cut straight to the core of the writer and why they can evokeContinue reading “Poetry in the Time of a Pandemic”

I’m a NaNo Rebel

November is National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known as NaNoWriMo. This is the month when writers gonna write write write write write! The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. You’re supposed to start from scratch, leave your editing hat on the shelf (preferably under lock and key), and follow the mantraContinue reading “I’m a NaNo Rebel”

Goin’ to Carolina … for My Mind

As a writer, I have been to many writers’ conferences and workshops. However, until last weekend, I had never been to a literary festival. The main difference is that writers’ conferences are geared toward writers hoping to improve their craft; whereas literary festivals are centered around both readers and writers – all lovers of booksContinue reading “Goin’ to Carolina … for My Mind”

Being a Publisher…

Being a publisher is a lot of work, but it is also very gratifying. My favorite is handing a copy of the book to the author for the first time. The first author I worked with was Lt. General Lawrence Snowden. I was honored to know him and to work on his memoirs with him.Continue reading “Being a Publisher…”