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Retired from composing and learning to write. Ten thousand hours at it and counting.
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Posted on January 8, 2018 at 10:57am 8 Comments

I am happy to announce that I have signed a deal with TCK Publishing for Never Speak, If I Fell, and The Girl in the Game, novels of psychological suspense.


This never would have happened without my wife Judy, agent Evan Marshall, and the brainstorming, mentoring, beta-reading and handholding of countless friends, family and fellow writers at Our Salon and Open Salon over the thirteen and a half…


An Improbable Cause

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 8:56am 6 Comments

Thirteen months ago I wrote about finding my new agent, extending my metaphor of storming the fortress of the publishing business. A new year, and time for a new metaphor : climbing a mountain.

I first gazed up at the summit thirteen years ago. It looked close. I was writing a memoir about my father and the 1960’s. Memoirs…


When Life Imitates Art

Posted on February 17, 2016 at 8:44am 3 Comments

When I began blogging I vowed to only write about politics on the rare occasions that I had something personal to contribute. This is one of those times.

ACT I: Plum Pit Throat 

 I just finished a new draft of book one of my series  and sent it to my new agent. Just as I embarked on my re-write I…


Inside the Castle

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 11:00am 5 Comments

Note: The good news recounted below would not have happened without the support and encouragement of my many friends from Open Salon and here at Our Salon. Thanks, guys!

Late fall I recounted my quest for a new literary agent. I likened it to storming the dark castle of the publishing business, armed with only a query letter. What I sought was an “Offer of Representation” – a writer’s ticket…


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