As It Turns Out, You Do Know Jack

For years, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Lee Child’s novels about Jack Reacher. I love the way the Reacher stories thrum with pleasurable uncertainty while I roll my eyes as Reacher’s over-the-top, alpha-male infallibility. For me, the latter annoyance begins...

Writing For Children & Teens

Madeleine L’Engle once said, “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” Not only is that my favorite quote, it’s my standard response whenever someone asks me if I think...

Member News Recap From Our June 2020 Newsletter

MB Austin’s short story “Smithereens: The Unvarnished Truth Of The Pollensa Bay Blockade” is the in the Nuns with Guns anthology (Knotted Press Road, June 2020). Leslie Budewitz’s Bitterroot Lake will be published by Crooked Lane in May 2021....