Weediting

Weediting

In the garden, the last several days, I’ve been thinking about the similarities between weeding brand new baby vegetable plants and editing a manuscript. I’m probably thinking about that because at this time of summer, I’m doing both. Teeny carrot threads of green...
Tonight is the Midwest Book Awards Gala

Tonight is the Midwest Book Awards Gala

Update: Tonight is the Midwest Book Awards Gala. The three finalists in Young Adult Fiction category, Slider’s Son, Waking in Time, and Murder Book, are drastically different. They’re all good. They’re all well-written with good characters and a good...
Maple River Creative Writing students

Maple River Creative Writing students

Jason Willis, my friend for years, teaches English at Maple River, and last week, he invited me to visit his Creative Writing class Friday afternoon. We only had an hour, but what great kids. Great questions, great thinkers, obviously lots of passion for stories in...
Allen Eskens and more

Allen Eskens and more

I’ve been so busy with school and life that I haven’t blogged for ages. First, I need to announce that Allen Eskens will be visiting South Central College, Conference Center B, on Wednesday, March 21, noon to 1. He’ll talk and read; all four of his...
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