Jack Shoemaker of Counterpoint Press Shares Fifty Years of Book Publishing Wisdom

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Publisher Jack Shoemaker of Counterpoint Press got his start working in a bookstore as a teenager. Fifty years later, he had … [Read more...]

Crime Novelist David Corbett: Acting Taught Him How to Write Scenes

By Barbara Falconer Newhall What's the best way to master the art of scene writing? By acting out scenes by the play-writing biggies. That's the advice … [Read more...]

Gary Kamiya — A Fun Guy Sings a Love Song to San Francisco

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Due to a common writing misstep, Gary Kamiya, a highly experienced writer and editor, found himself with only six months to … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: Writing Tips from Jasmin Darznik of “Good Daughter” Fame

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Jasmin Darznik was at the Book Passage bookstore in Marin county, California, Monday night for the monthly meeting of the Left … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Memoiring in the Mountains with the Bestselling Jasmin Darznik

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I first met Jasmin Darznik back in 2006, and right away she presented a problem. We were in the same nonfiction workshop – it … [Read more...]