Mystery Author @LucyBurdette Talks Food

Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

Please welcome Lucy Burdette to the blog today. Lucy (aka Roberta Isleib) has had eleven mysteries published, most recently Topped Chef, the third in the Key West food critic series. Murder with Ganache will be out next February. Lucy’s books and stories have been shortlisted for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. Were you “born to […]

Preparing for a Career as an Author of Fiction Novels or Non-Fiction Books

This is the second handout that I recently prepared for a high school career fair. See Tuesday’s post for an overview of jobs in writing, publishing and marketing. Here are some tips for individuals interested in becoming an author. 1. Accept that you will need a job, possibly for several years, until your book career […]

Rob Lowe’s Book and the Writing “Brat Pack”

I never read biographies or autobiographies – I mean, never. It’s not that I have anything against those kind of books, but I much prefer fiction novels. I have to admit though, I got hooked on Rob Lowe’s new autobiography Stories I Only Tell My Friends after reading an excerpt in Vanity Fair while walking […]