Should Authors Read Reviews of Their Books? I Did

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Many a writer insists that no good can come of it when authors read reviews of their books. Some writers don't want to risk … [Read more...]

Book Contests — My Big Starter List for Authors

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Want to win some book contests? If you're famous and your book is hitting the best-seller lists and it has the support of … [Read more...]

Write Another Book? I Dunno . . .

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "Barbara, you've got to write another book," a southern California friend said -- quite emphatically -- after finishing … [Read more...]

The Oakland Tribune Tower — A 1923 Structure With a Twenty-First Century View

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I worked at the Oakland Tribune for years, but, working stiff that I was, I was never invited to the lofty heights of the … [Read more...]

BookExpo America: Dog Books, Funny Books, Holy Books, Swag

By Barbara Falconer Newhall What do a Buddhist nun, a bald satirist, and a 136-pound Newfoundland dog have in common? They were all part of the mix at … [Read more...]