Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2011’

Twenty Years of Perspective


Last night as I lay sleeping, I dreamt O, marvelous error- That there was a beehive here inside my heart And the golden bees were making white combs And sweet honey from all my failures Machado de Assis   This past weekend I was at a writers conference. During the question and answer period after my presentation, I was asked …

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Pot Banging and Persistence–the First Sale Story


I was sitting at my desk on the sales floor when the phone rang.  It was my agent.  She told me I sold my book– BORING.  It’s what happened but what a snooze. The real story, the important one with life lessons and pot banging, is not about the sale, but of an agent calling and offering to rep my …

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