In three weeks, I'll be driving 600 miles (round-trip) in order to spend five - fifteen minutes reading an excerpt from someone else's book at a small public library in Massachusetts. And I'm cancelling other plans to go. What possible reason could there be for such foolishness? Kurt Vonnegut. When I am asked for a… Continue reading Slaughterhouse-Five
I was scrolling through my facebook feed this morning when I spotted a photo taken at a workshop on how to develop a series. The speaker in the photo is a talented and knowledgeable author. I will not mention her by name because you might mistakenly draw the conclusion that I am speaking ill of… Continue reading Cranky Old Man Updates His Blog
Why do we do in-person book events in the age of social media? To sell books, certainly, but mostly, it's about the joy of connecting face-to-face with readers, of meeting people, talking about books, about becoming part of a community of book lovers. I spent yesterday at the Harlem Book Fair along with other members… Continue reading Connecting with readers
Join me this Sunday in conversation with my good friends Jack Getze and Jane Kelly at the Ocean City NJ library..
I blog so infrequently these days, I figured the least I could do is to let you know that I'm guest blogging today at the NY chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. Death and Taxes
To my friends in south Jersey... tomorrow (Sunday) is Lines on the Pines, a gathering of authors, artists and artisans celebrating the Pine Barrens. Spring forward and then join me in the Grand Ballroom at the Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City where I'll be signing books and otherwise making a fool of myself..
Folks in other parts of the country are surprised when I tell them about the Pine Barrens. After all, it’s not what people think of when they think of New Jersey. You might be surprised to find more than one million acres of pine forests and cranberry bogs less than one hundred miles from Manhattan,… Continue reading the jersey devil rampage – 108 years ago today