The Very Idea

I like to hear from writers about how they come up with story ideas. Sometimes something completely out of the blue triggers one. A second grader told me his favorite author, Dav Pilkey, the creator of the Captain Underpants series, got the idea to write his books when his teacher said the word “underwear” and the whole class burst out laugh...

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Promotion and the Review

As a first-time author, I was the last one to know firsthand the riggers of promotion, and, especially, the way to reviews. Writing the book was one thing, promoting it another. I’d dived in and hit cold, hard reality. No stopping in mid-air to think about it. I had to go all in. From start to finish, it had taken10 years to bring THE LAST CAD...

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