Just. Watch. Me.
I’m sure you’ve heard that old adage: “Write about what you know about.” And that’s exactly what I did when I set my Whiskey Sisters series in the fictional town of Mayhem, Minnesota. Now, I’m a New Yorker by birth but I spent nearly eight years living in St. Paul. To...read more
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak about how I speak about music. Or, more precisely, how I write about it. I assembled this awesome Power Point presentation with video clips and audio and all kinds of cool graphics—only to have my tech setup fail miserably,...read more
William F. Buckley, Jr. spoke at my undergrad commencement ceremony. At the time, I didn't really know who he was or why he was important and it didn't help that I couldn't understand a word he was saying through the crappy PA system. Fast forward more than...read more
I’ve made some really amazing new friends lately. I don’t know why that should surprise me, but it does. Maybe it has something to do with being an adult. I mean, as children, we’re surrounded by a constantly shifting landscape of other kids. Classrooms, sports teams,...read more
I'm what they call a "hybrid" author, meaning I publish traditionally as well as independently. As a result, I'm often asked which I prefer, which I recommend, and which is more lucrative. But there are no black and white answers to any of these questions because each...read more
Recently, I had the pleasure of doing a presentation on how I write about music—and how music is so hard to actually put into words. I mean, think about it...without using the title or saying any lyrics or humming any tunes, try and describe a song or a piece of...read more