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The first weekend of winter arrives early and has nothing to do with snow.

I am a winter kind of person. I don't ski, I don't snowboard, and I fail every year to get my snow tires applied before the snow falls, but still--winter is grand. I love the whole being indoors thing. I love the need for sweaters and wool socks and fires in the fireplace. I love… Continue reading The first weekend of winter arrives early and has nothing to do with snow.

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Shakespeare’s Skull: A Historical Whodunit

I might have mentioned, I'm writing a book on Shakespeare and his plays and how they influence today's world. Weirdly enough, it's called Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard's Influence on Today's World.¬† This is the third (published) book I've written, and it's my favorite. My research process is reading great books and watching great movies, so… Continue reading Shakespeare’s Skull: A Historical Whodunit

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In the beginning, there was market research…

We're thinking hard about starting a new series at Nomad Press. We're pondering, we're testing the water, we're gathering evidence of future success or failure. We're nervous. We're hesitant. Until we're not, and then we're boisterous and foolhardy. Of course we can launch a new series in the space of six months! Of course everyone… Continue reading In the beginning, there was market research…

editing, education, nonfiction books, Uncategorized, writing

Trying to Inspire

I write and edit children's nonfiction books and I've been wondering lately--am I, are we, so focused on functionality that we're missing the chance to inspire? Most of the conversations around the office have to do with how to make our books easy for teachers to use "right out of the box." We provide essential… Continue reading Trying to Inspire