I remember the Disney movie, where—as the film poster says—"...two friends...didn't know they were supposed to be enemies." The novel is a different animal altogether. In the novel, the fox and the hound are never friends. The hound hunts the fox relentlessly until the latter dies from exhaustion. Then the hound gets shot.
Spoiler alert for a novel that came out in 1967. Read More
I love compliments. I crave them. So I usually go out of my way to get them. People call me an overachiever. I'm just trying to get you to say something nice to me. Read More
When I decided that I wanted to write, I was not at all sure what I was getting into. The world is a great deal more complicated once we step into it. After a few years of touring various conventions, speaking at panels, and doing book signings, I've realized that writing is a lot more complicated than putting words to paper. Read More
I haven't written on my blog in months, but there's a really good reason for that. You see, I was working on this book. Writing has always been a passion of mine, but writing a book has been a dream. Thanks to A Murder of Storytellers, that dream is now a reality. Read More
I learned in graduate school that I had gotten by for years in school without ever attempting a second draft. My modus operandus was to write one, perfect first draft. Something complete and ready for submission. This isn't how it should work, but it's how I managed to survive through school and undergraduate college. Read More