a fiction writer's theory

A Fiction Writer’s Theory

All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction.Steve Almond, WD

surviving the joplin tornado book excerpt

Surviving the Joplin Tornado Book Excerpt

I recently wrote a book about surviving a natural disaster. I was living in Joplin, Missouri when an EF5 tornado tore a path right through the city in May of 2011. When you live through an experience like that it certainly makes you see things differently. I feel very lucky to be alive. Here is …

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