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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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Many writers, on the verge of marketing their novel to an agent or editor, make the mistake of not working on their platform. They believe it’s too early, but it’s almost too late by the time the query letters go … Continue reading

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New Contract

We’ve been home from San Antonio a couple of weeks now, and things are settling down. I’ve signed a contract with Old American Publishing for my book about the lost communities of the Boston Mountains in the Arkansas Ozarks. No … Continue reading

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