Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Storms of Denali: A Rip-Roaring Adventure for Xmas!

Many years ago, I worked as an editor of a sometimes-insane outdoor weekly. The debut novel of another alumnus of that nuthouse, Nicholas O'Connell, The Storms of Denali, is a rip-roaring mountain-climbing adventure that would make a great Christmas gift, stocking stuffer, or guilty pleasure for your own good self. You can read more about Nick at his website here.

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Golden Age for Writers?

You'd be hard-pressed to get me to agree, but Stephen Marche argues in Esquire that we're living in a new Golden Age for writers. The barriers to publishing have fallen (hello, e-books) and Tom Wolfe got a $7 million advance. Having banged my head fruitlessly against the publishing wall for much of the past five years, I see it differently, but perhaps I'm just being narcissistic. Wouldn't be the first time.

How do you see it?

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