The Steps to Book Publishing

by Ali Shaw “I have a completed manuscript. Now what?” It’s a common occurrence for authors to come to us knowing they want help to publish well—whether independently or traditionally—but they feel unsure of the steps that go into publishing at a professional level....

Watch Your Language—Even if It’s Blue

by Kristen Hall-Geisler Last year I wrote and independently published a book, my first to see the light of day and sit on bookshelves real and virtual. It is called Take the Wheel: A Woman’s Guide to Buying a Car Her Own Damn Self, a title I workshopped. My marketing...

Family History as Story

by Camille Cole Every family has a story, lots of stories, in fact—some legends, some simple tales of the lives of ordinary people. Narrative history is a genre that allows us to write creatively about experiences and historical events by focusing on people who share...