Reviews

Once upon a time, reviews were written by book-industry professionals and newspaper columnists, and many bought books based on such recommendations.  Well-known authors' opinions still carry weight both in the…

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Mistakes

It's frustrating to find mistakes after publishing. And somehow they get through. The most aggravating to me was discovering that I had inadvertently labelled chapters improperly, doubling Chapter 3, and…

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Character names

I have been asked how I select the names of characters.  Sometimes I look through a phone book or newspaper (the bridal and baby-brag pages provide some interesting contemporary names). …

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