Debbie Russell's Crossing Fifty-One: Not Quite A Memoir has won First Place in the Nonfiction - Parenting genre for the 2023 Pencraft Awards for Literary Excellence. Debbie Russell is a lawyer turned writer. She spent twenty-five years as an assistant...
Often submitting authors are surprised we didn't accept their submission for further consideration. Methinks they do not understand that we have quality standards, and they hope we will take everything submitted. Even... garbage. Truth is we do not send a reply...
Cevin Bryerman is a friend who happens to be the publisher at Publishers Weekly (PW), the most respected pub in the book business. Cevin reached out to me a few weeks back and told me I should put an ad in their upcoming issue about business. He had...
Leslie Simmons, Red Clay, Running Waters J Stanion, My Place Among Them Dean Cycon, Finding Home Michael Miller, High Bridge Four Koehler Books authors have been short-listed for the Goethe Award. The Goethe Book Awards recognize emerging new talent and...
Summer 1990. The Berlin Wall has fallen. In Europe, Communism has called for the priest to say the last rites. Outside in the streets and on the Plazas the energy is bubbling over from the blind euphoria and the intoxication of victory. Capitalism has come out of the...
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Q: Your novel is very unique in fiction in that it features seventy archival images as chapter headers. Why did you choose this approach?
A: During…thirty years of research and writing, I pored over hundreds of books with wonderful archival photographs. They informed my main character, a young frontier photographer named Frederick Cortland, who goes West to escape the Civil War draft and ultimately befriends the Nez Perce and comes to admire Chief Joseph.
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