Leslie Rollins

Leslie Rollins

Click below to listen to our podcast interview with Leslie Rollins (Good-Time Girl, self-published). Leslie’s definitely a pantser (“I let my character do the driving”) and had an epiphany a year ago – chasing agents and publishers wasn’t working for her. Wanting to...
Crow Lake

Crow Lake

Sometimes I run across a fabulous book by the merest of coincidences. As an avid reader of the NYTimes Book Review (yes, even way out here in the hinterlands of Wisconsin we get Sunday delivery), I love their By The Book feature where well-known authors answer a...
Up From the Blue

Up From the Blue

Set in 1970 America, with its backdrop of rising feminism, school busing, and military families. Tillie, an 8-year old girl must deal with the slow disintegration of her family as her free-spirited and eccentric mother slowly sinks into mental illness. When her father...
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

The ten short stories in this collection, first published in 2010, took the author, Robin Black, eight years to write and they are wondrous and poignant and fiercely brilliant. The people in them suffer terrible loss, usually of someone they love. Her characters are...
Marlene Adelstein

Marlene Adelstein

Click below to listen to our podcast interview with Marlene Adelstein (Sophie Last Seen, Red Adept Publishing).  Marlene is a big believer in plotting and also works as a developmental editor, so she has lots of great tips for how beginning writers can improve their...