Category Archives: Old American Publishing


Following last week’s great reply to my first question, here is my publisher Mark Stepp of Old American Publishing as we finish the interview with several specific questions about the business. Hope you enjoy it. VB: What sets Old American … Continue reading

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A week or so ago, I wrote Mark Stepp, my publisher at Old American Publishing and asked if I could interview him for my writing blog. When he sent back the reply, I was so taken by the valuable information … Continue reading

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No doubt I have written about the pros and cons of small publishers, but my enthusiasm for small publishers has increased over the past few weeks as my newly acquired small publisher and I have dealt with getting my first … Continue reading

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It’s The Story Stupid

Over the past few years I’ve noticed the not-too-subtle change in entertainment, including novels and movies. It seems we’ve turned slowly from quality creativity to STORY. Some of those who write today are not very good writers, but they are … Continue reading

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