Writing Shortcuts (Part 2): Getting Setting Right the First Time

Attention! This post was graciously sponsored by Grammarly. (Thanks Grammarly!!) I use Grammarly for proofreading because, as I’m sure all the zombies in the crowd will agree, two sets of eyeballs are better than one! (Is anyone else as excited for Halloween as I am?!) Now, onto our regularly scheduled program: writing shortcuts, first drafts, and setting.Continue reading “Writing Shortcuts (Part 2): Getting Setting Right the First Time”

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The Reviews Are In!

Byberry State Hospital has been out for two months this week (it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long already!) and it’s been getting some great reviews in the local Philadelphia newspapers. Thought I’d share! “Byberry State Hospital . . . tells the real-life horror story of Northeast Philadelphia’s notorious mental institution, shuttered since 1990,Continue reading “The Reviews Are In!”

On Killing My Darlings and the Most Author-Friendly Way to Buy a Book

The book is done. All the photograph permission forms have been signed, the copyediting changes made, the final page proofs approved. As we speak, the book is at the printer, making 1,200 neatly bound, neatly stacked copies of my little paperback. It’s done. This book, as you will see it, as I will hold itContinue reading “On Killing My Darlings and the Most Author-Friendly Way to Buy a Book”