Does An ARC Have to Include A Cover Illustration?

Does An ARC Have to Include A Cover Illustration?

One of the most confusing concepts in publishing is that of the Advance Reader Copy, or ARC. I call it confusing because there appears to be no universal agreement on what those initials actually mean. While some sources refer to an ARC as an Advance Reader Copy,...
Character: What My Novels Are (Mainly) All About

Character: What My Novels Are (Mainly) All About

“Sahno offers a compelling vision of a community whose need for companionship and support in the face of life’s struggles is stirring.”“The characters are deep, well thought out…”“I read this novel in a few short days, drawn in by a believable plot and...
Book Projects: The Sausage-Making

Book Projects: The Sausage-Making

Lately I’ve been writing a few blog posts about my background and life experiences, some of which may be of interest to my readers. Today I’m going back to talking about books a bit, but I think this topic may interest both fellow writers and non-writers....
Adventures In Southeast Asia

Adventures In Southeast Asia

“A writer never has a vacation. For a writer, life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” ― Eugene Ionesco I first began visiting Southeast Asia over twenty years ago, so it probably comes as a surprise to readers that I haven’t written about my...