Publishing

One Hour Photo

I was driving with my son when we passed this old strip mall that had a One Hour Photo Shop. Intrigued, he asked me what it was. “Well,” I explained, “sometimes people need their pictures quickly for some reason or… Read More ›

Lessons from Stephen

It’s Stephen King’s birthday this week. Saturday, to be exact. I’ve been a Stephen King fan for quite some time now. I picked up Pet Semetary when I was in ninth grade. At the time, everyone was passing around VC Andrews’ Flowers in… Read More ›

Meeting Neil

I came to Neil Gaiman in a backwards sort of way. A student of mine, Alex, brought  American Gods into class and told me that I had to read it. I, of course, took the book, thanked him, and proceeded to… Read More ›

Death of Handwriting

I recently proctored the PSAT for approximately 85 tenth and eleventh graders. The PSAT doesn’t really mean anything in terms of getting a kid into college. I mean, it does qualify top scorers for  the National Merit Scholarship (which is definitely nice), but PSAT scores… Read More ›

Damned if you do…

I’ve been waiting for a call or an e-mail about a manuscript that is currently with an editor at “a big publishing house.” How that all happened is a bizarre story that I will tell once I find out the status… Read More ›