When I worked in a college library, I had to periodically go around and wake people from where they had fallen asleep in the book stacks, on tables, or in quiet corners. I didn’t wake them to be cruel but because the library had to close sometime, and they couldn’t spend the night even… Continue reading Sleeping in the Stacks
I am an inveterate book thief. I don’t steal from bookshops or libraries – I’m not a complete monster – but if a family member or a friend leaves a book unattended, I’ll pick it up and begin to read it. When I was a child, this habit got me into all sorts of trouble.… Continue reading Life as a Book Thief
Did you know that of the 14 kisses found in Jane Austen’s novels, only 3 involve lip contact between a man and a woman, and 1 involves a man kissing a severed lock of hair? I certainly didn’t. This week’s post about Alan Moore’s Jerusalem made me curious about the quirks and oddities of renowned literature. Though plenty… Continue reading Words, Numbers, and Fun Facts about Famous Literature.
Welcome to A Writer’s Workshop! By stumbling upon this webpage, you have found a window into my writing and publishing process. Over the next several months, these pages will describe the trials and tribulations of self-publishing a first novel. Since my professional background is in the sales and marketing of books, I’ll also feature content… Continue reading Welcome to A Writer’s Workshop