Why I Write

Why I Write  People who know I came from a successful business career often ask me this question.  The easiest way to begin is to answer in the reverse. I do not write to gain fame and riches though I would love to have a New York Times number one best-seller and the...

“Sealed with a Kiss”

“Sealed with a Kiss” If that title has a vague ring of familiarity that’s no accident. It not so coincidentally bears the name of a song from the mists of my youth. And when doing this blog though it may be begging the season by a month (or more) the summer beckons in...

Sophomore Slump

It’s finally happened. You get the “call.” Receiving that long-awaited “call” (usually an email today) from a publisher is the closest an author can come to an out of body experience. Let’s fast forward… Your first book survives editors, cover artists, and...

A Man Apart

“Okay, what’s the story? You’re a guy, and you’re writing… romance?” It’s a question I hear often. Every convention I attend or speak at I get that suspicious stare followed by the inevitable… “Why?” So in answer to the first comment, yes, I’m a healthy male and...

The Four “E’s”

The title comes from a workshop I took years ago with a woman I call my mentor, a wonderful instructor named Jo Ann Ferguson. Jo Ann is one of the most kind and supportive fellow writers I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Perhaps the most critical thing(s) I...