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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...

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...

Building Community with the Editors Guild

This brief post is to announce that I’ve taken on the volunteer position of Vice President of Member Services with the Northwest Editors Guild. The Northwest Editors Guild promotes the craft of editing and helps organize and educate member editors through...

The Fiction Editor: Sensibility, Craft, Art

Thomas McCormack’s The Fiction Editor, the Novel, and the Novelist (Paul Dry, 1988) is a standard guide for editors of novels. Similar (and better) works now offer a more schematic approach. I’ll review the related Self-Editing for the Fiction Writer (William...