I spent this past weekend at Sleuthfest, one of Florida’s best writers conferences.  It was a dynamic gathering of writers, professional and aspiring, as well as some of the most important agents and editors in the business.  I was struck that it’s probably one of the best things you can do as an aspiring writer, spend…

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I used to give this talk with some regularity when I first went from being an aspiring writer to a published author.  I chose this topic because my journey is somewhat unique, because I have a great deal of experience in the publishing industry, and because initially people weren’t that interested in hearing from an…

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