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The Art of the Publisher

Roberto Calasso has amicable connections among literary luminaries in Europe because, well, that’s what publishers do. They seduce writers. And they seduce them through their wit and intelligence and, above all, taste. All of these are on display in Calasso’s slim The...

The Cure for Contract Vertigo

One measure of arriving as a writer is how many hours you’ve sweated over a legal contract in the brutal process of selling your art. It feels so desperate, so momentous, and yet so futile. Thankfully, some local lawyers felt pity for beleaguered artists and formed...

The Hero’s Buzz: Review and Interview

M. Scott Anderson, client and friend of the collective, is gaining buzz for the audiobook of his fantasy adventure novel The Hero's Brother. On the popular audiobook review site Audiofile Magazine, Anderson's novel received praise for voice actor Mark Bramhall's...

Tommie Whitener’s Wanda and the Watch

I first met Tommie Whitener in Madison Park when he was up from San Francisco visiting family. He told me about a few writing projects that really sparked my interest. But what truly connected us was our conversation about families. Both our kin are from Arkansas, and...

The Hero’s Brother Audiobook Launch!

Another writer of ours has published his first book. In an absolute first for us, this book has already been transformed into a downloadable audiobook. In The Hero’s Brother, M. Scott Anderson presents a rollicking adventure with a very literary bent. It’s a fantasy...

Seattle7Writers Reading at Elliott Bay Books

The capstone to the residency I just completed with Seattle7Writers was a night of public reading. The charismatic and wonderful Jennie Shortridge hosted the event at Elliott Bay Books. There I joined past residents Janet Buttenwieser and Sierra Nelson to read...

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