Category Archives: Paths to Publication

Tracing the path to publication taken by successful published authors.

Path to Publication: Elise Hooper

I’m thrilled to be interviewing Elise Hooper on the eve of the launch of her first book (September 8 at Elliott Bay Book Company) and the start of a promising career (she has already turned in a second book to … Continue reading

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Paths to Publication: E. A. Stewart

Sometimes you don’t even notice the writers working quietly beside you, in my case, my writing partner and longtime friend, Annie Pearson, who writes medieval novels under the pen name E. A. Stewart. I first met Annie when I was … Continue reading

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Path to Publication: Adrienne Ross Scanlan

Adrienne Ross Scanlan has been a student in several of my Hugo House classes: Deep Revision, Writing the Non-Fiction Book Proposal, and DIY Publishing. And I knew how hard she was working on this book since I saw several early … Continue reading

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Path to Publication: Allison Green

I had the pleasure of spending time with Allison Green last year during a writing retreat. Here’s a photo of me with Donna Miscolta, Jennifer Munro and Allison Green taken during that week. We’re obviously having a serious discussion about … Continue reading

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Path to Publication: Sonya Lea

I’ve known Sonya Lea for years. We’ve both taken classes from each other (with great benefit–at least on my side) and I felt honored to be able to read an early draft of this memoir. I was impressed by both her … Continue reading

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Paths to Publication: Carrie La Seur Interview

I was delighted to learn that my cousin-in-law, Carrie La Seur, who is married to my first cousin, Andy Wildenberg, is also a writer. Proof that talent runs in the family! What I didn’t realize, until I read her book, … Continue reading

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Paths to Publication: Interview with Mary Oak

In previous Paths to Publication, I’ve featured two traditionally published authors and an award-winning self-published author, Judith Gille, who happens to be a friend of this month’s published author, Mary Oak. They met in one of my classes, I believe. … Continue reading

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Paths to Publication: Interview with Judith Gille

For the last two episodes of Paths to Publication, I featured two writers who were published by traditional publishers. So I thought it was about time to showcase a self-published author. I’m especially happy to introduce Judith Gille and her … Continue reading

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Paths to Publication: Interview with Bernadette Pajer

I’m happy to feature Bernadette Pajer as my second guest on Paths to Publication. I had been hearing about Bernadette for years from my co-author, Curt Colbert, who would run into her at the grocery store where she worked as … Continue reading

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Paths to Publication: Interview with Shannon Huffman Polson

I’m always fascinated by the stories of how writers become authors, which is why I’m starting this new feature called Paths to Publication. At the end of my Writing Your Non-Fiction Book Proposal classes, I always feature a previous student … Continue reading

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