Cover Reveal!!

Cover Reveal!!

You wrote the book.  You found a publisher. (Finally!) And now the book is making its way to market, which means to bookshelves in book stores.  To READERS!  Others will read what you spent so many years writing.   Or will they?   What if they...
Writing on the Lam

Writing on the Lam

October 2, 2012 On leave from academic duties, I have traveled to the mountains of Eastern Tennessee to spend a month in the rustic log cabin my father built by hand in the 1970s.  Here, in my “writer’s retreat” I have time to myself.  I’m supposed to be...
Cabin Dreams

Cabin Dreams

October 4, 2012:  The fourth day of my “writer retreat.”   I am staying in the log cabin my father built in the 1970s.  My brother and I were in junior high when the building began.  He’d bring us up with him on weekends to help him dream it.  One...
Chinese Takeout and Rustic Cabins

Chinese Takeout and Rustic Cabins

October 3, 2012: I am now on my third day of my writer’s retreat, or what I’m calling my writer’s retreat. I’ve come alone to the cabin my father built in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee. He had intended the cabin to be a temporary shelter for the permanent house...