Monthly Archives: July 2009

weekend

Oh glorious weekend. It feels like it’s been a long time coming. I haven’t been home for a couple of weekends as I was out of town for a funeral and then for my association black belt test (it’s sort … Continue reading

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WD humor writing book featured on Pop Candy!

Here’s a link to an excerpt from And Here’s the Kicker by Mike Sacks (a book of conversations with humor writers), on USA Today’s Pop Candy Blog.  I’m always excited when any of our books ends up being mentioned on Pop … Continue reading

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“Your Story” Contest Entries

Today our team read through submissions for a short story competition. Yet again I was amazed by the number of Leprechaun stories that we received! I rarely find myself contemplating leprechauns, but apparently some writers out there are fascinated by … Continue reading

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Back in the Fray

I hit the ground running (sort of) this morning after a weekend of a funeral, a birthday party for my mom that involved a series of unfortunate jet ski incidents where I smashed my big toe and tweaked a muscle … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Week

  Well writers, it’s been a crazy week full of wonky computers, slow printers, permissions red tape and other hurtles and delays. I’m also sad to say I have a funeral to go to this weekend, so I’m heading to … Continue reading

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WD Author Wins Indiana Authors Award

Yesterday I found out that one of our authors, James Alexander Thom, won the national author category for the Indiana Authors Award.  Thom, author of historical novels including Follow the River and Panther in the Sky, is working on a … Continue reading

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Novel Writing… The Issue!

This afternoon advance copies of Novel Writing, the special issue of WD that I edited, arrived in the office. I’m really excited… the issue looks great. My friend Claudean did a great job designing it. It hits newstands on 7/21, … Continue reading

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