Category: Uncategorized

Risk is the Price of Progress

Published by on June 17, 2016
Categories: Uncategorized

Dear Publishers and Agents, From reading some of my posts, you might infer I hate you. I. Do. Not. In fact, I totally understand the role a publisher and agent plays in the success of a book and its author — I think I’ve covered those in previous posts, and I’m looking forward to the day […]

Another long damn day.

Published by on June 16, 2016
Categories: Uncategorized

This is one of those days. The kind where you’ve been productive. Meeting challenge after challenge. Working hard and working smart. Smiling and thinking positive thoughts. Staying up and staying on. Then one phone call blows a hole in all your positiveness with what you feel is a massive betrayal but honestly isn’t; still it threatens […]

Words for Blood

Published by on June 14, 2016
Categories: Uncategorized

I’ve always been the outlier. That one that throws off a surveyors assumptions. The one marketers don’t know how to reach and cannot figure out why. It’s DNA deep with me. I don’t do it on purpose. Here’s one story to illustrate that. In 9th grade we students were required to fill out a form listing all […]

Uncertainty: My discipline. My friend.

Published by on June 12, 2016
Categories: Uncategorized

There are no guarantees that the plans we make, the ideas we have, or the life we seek will come to fruition. As the old saying goes, man plans while God laughs. I’ve been a reader of business publications since I was 20. In the pages of the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., and others, one thing shone […]

In the service of words — Fidelis Semper

Published by on June 4, 2016
Categories: Uncategorized

Fidelis semper: Ever faithful. Much to the chagrin of mother, husband, friends, children, and more, ever faithful is what I have been to words my entire life. To them, I’ve been too enthusiastic in that devotion, but I don’t — I won’t — apologize. Some say the Devil is in the details. They are heretics. I […]

The Beard That Kept It’s Promise

Published by on January 16, 2016
Categories: Uncategorized

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams starred Dan Haggerty, the man who owned The Beard That Kept Its Promise. I was just a kid, but even then there was something about that beard that inspired a real confidence in truth, justice, and all things awesomely Real Man. Only on the day of Dan’s death […]

No More Slaps and Shoves From You

Published by on December 28, 2015
Categories: Uncategorized

From memoir, such as mine –Twinkle – to movies — such as The Burning Bed – to documentaries such as this one or to my music video with my original song   It is clear domestic violence is a worldwide problem. There’s just some folks that will beat on other folks. Mankind’s history proves there is no final cure. […]

Linda Sands

Published by on September 25, 2015
Categories: Uncategorized

Michael Connelly was in town for an author tour for his newest book and, somehow or another, by the time Michael arrived at the restaurant, the only chair left to sit in was across from me. To my immediate left was Jedwin Smith, an internationally known author and prize-winning war correspondent I had only just […]