I’m Starting a Publishing Company. Want to Join?

***Please note that I am currently closed to submissions at this point, as I have chosen not one, but two people out of my strong list of candidates.*** After many years of dreaming, pondering, and contemplating, I’ve decided to start my own publishing company. Sure, most authors do that nowadays, so on the surface, thisContinue reading “I’m Starting a Publishing Company. Want to Join?”

Last Minute Gift For Every Adult You Know

My wife struck the jackpot on my birthday last month. She got me two books that, having read them, have gone on my all-time favorites list. These two books belong under every tree this Christmas. Read my review of The Reading Promise here.  The second one, Creativity, Inc., caught my eye in a Barnes and Noble earlier this year.Continue reading “Last Minute Gift For Every Adult You Know”

Why Booksellers and Publishers Shouldn’t Target Audiences

As an author, when you submit your book proposal or final manuscript to a publisher one of the first questions you are asked is: “What is your target audience?” This seems to me to be backwards, and I hope one day the flaw in this scheme is realized by publishers and agents before it’s too late.Continue reading “Why Booksellers and Publishers Shouldn’t Target Audiences”

Please Buy My Movies

This picture on your left, these are the movies we’re keeping. [A link to the ones we’re selling is at the bottom of this page. There are plenty to go around.] Let me rewind. I’ve always taken pride in my movie collections. This dates all the way back to VHS tapes when the Disney moviesContinue reading “Please Buy My Movies”

Our Full Potential

Sarabeth and I watched Adam Sandler’s Mr. Deeds last night. I (reluctantly) admit it’s one of the funnier movies in our small comedy collection. Watching it, I kept thinking, What happened, Adam? As goofy as his movies are, we actually enjoy a small handful of his older ones. Several years ago, he took a detour from his usualContinue reading “Our Full Potential”

5 Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that if you feel like you ought to make a resolution this year, then that probably means you need to make a resolution. But the word resolution is overused and not as heavy as a word I am going to propose in its stead for this post. This year, I plan onContinue reading “5 Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions”