Former White House chef Matty Wendel shares foodie reflections and recipes in new blog

Monday Jump Start: Wanda Jackson "Thunder on the Mountain"

Why I Hid My Credit Card and Other Tips to Help You Finish the Damned Proposal

Welcome to my home!

What literary agents read when they're not reading what you wish they were reading

Buy This Book: STELLA by Siegfried Lenz

Claudia Sternbach's road to publication: Chapter 3

Happy Birthday, Etta James! "Born to Be Wild" (mission accomplished!)

Buy This Book: Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell

In Praise of the Palate Cleanser

The Journal of Universal Rejection: A Permanent Thumbs Down

What Not To Wear (and Do) at the AWP conference: Why I Can't Say What I Really Want to Say

Three Questions for Kathy Patrick

Comparison shopping for eReaders

"A Wrinkle in Time" in 90 Seconds

More XtraNormal fun--and why do I so relate?

An Interview With Author Carol Cassella

Rejection Reaction:What's Your Style?

Adult Swim

Ray Bradbury on craft, persistence and rejection (Brilliant but be warned...he's wearing shorts.)

Who's reading (and buying) mysteries? Interesting facts and figures from the Sisters in Crime survey

Buy This Book: Seth Mnookin explores a killer pop culture phenomenon in The Panic Virus

In a world of Tiger Mothers, I'm proud to be a big pussy

Words That Heal: President Obama's Speech at Tuscon Memorial

Huck Finn, Redux: For a little bit of levity :)

Eye of the Beholder

The Letting Go

From middle of the night musings to book publication: Chapter 2

The World's Most Literary Rent Party Ever (which is awesome but I'm sad it has to happen)

Note to Pubvolks: Please be this guy. (Bookseller Jonathan Tonge's thoughts on the economics of fun and passion)

Salman Rushdie on the job of writing a novel: "I just get up in the morning and work."

Buy This Book: "Breathless" or "What the Night Knows"...or pretty much anything else by Dean Koontz

Teaching, Sensitivity, and Literature: When Objectives Clash

Note from Font de Gaume (a 16,000 year old lesson in publishing technology)


Is C-wording the N-word F-worded up? (Huck Finn now sanitized for your protection)

Laura Hillenbrand's Personal Triumphs Rival Those of Subjects

Upending: At Least the Novel's Not Like This!

On When it's Good to Be a Big Fat Loser: Or Why Fighting the Novel is Better than Not Fighting at All