My Helmet as a Talking Point

To promote my books, I’ve signed up for a series of book fairs set up by Texas Authors as well as association and industry events. In terms of book sales, ome have better results than others. So, to make my booth more interesting and provide something to attract them...

Reading from a Book

This weekend I have a booth at the Lone Star Book Festival. It’s in a large tent set up in Main Street Garden, a park in the heart of downtown Dallas. Traffic at least on Saturday was not what the organizer – Texas Authors – wanted. One couldn’t blame the light...

Lessons Learned from Writers Workshops

During Q&A at about every third or forth speech I give, someone asks, “Have you every been to a writer’s workshop?” The answer is yes, I’ve been to two types. When I got serious about writing my first novel, I started attending a small, weekly one run by a book...

Obsession With Spies

At speaking event, a reader who has read several of my books asked me, if I was obsessed with spies and, if so, why? Obsessed with, no. Concerned about, yes. Of what I call the “Big Four,” two – John Walker and Jerry Whitworth – worked together. Walker sold...

Manuscript Resurrection Part IV

I’ve written three other blogs about Moscow Airlift describing how the manuscript evolved over time and this is the fourth, but not the last. If I were to give them sub-titles, it would have been: I – To rewrite, or not to rewrite an old manuscript, that is the...