Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Writers?

Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Writers?

I heard that this weekend at the Writers of the Flathead Conference in Kalispell, Montana. I remember David Morrell saying the same thing at Thrillerfest several years ago. It’s a mantra. It used to worry me when I heard it, but then I realized my day job is...
Tattoos of New York Public Library Staff

Tattoos of New York Public Library Staff

I spent a great portion of my childhood in the New York Public Library. It was my home away from home. I knew the Dewey Decimal system and there were certain numbers, such as history, where I could go deeper inside to specific areas with certainty. I remember finding...
On Covers and the Importance of Title

On Covers and the Importance of Title

Perhaps the biggest mistake I made early in my writing career involved titles. I’d never gone to a writing conference or had any classes on publishing. I was living overseas in the Orient, studying martial arts. This was pre-Internet– yes there was a time...
Interview in the Big Thrill

Interview in the Big Thrill

I just had an interview features in the Big Thrill, the magazine for the International Thriller Writers. Click on the image below for the complete interview. You’ll learn some interesting things about me and my writing. New York Minute by Bob Mayer New York...
“Worst Advice I’ve Heard from a Speaker”

“Worst Advice I’ve Heard from a Speaker”

This was what someone posted on a conference twitter thread that I recently spoke at. Of course, the speaker was moi. Making friends and sowing happiness wherever I go. The advice was to query every agent who attended the conference whether the attendee met the agent...
Every Author is Different based on the Three P’s

Every Author is Different based on the Three P’s

Product, Platform, Promotion. We all rate differently on those three, therefore any writing advice we get has to be factored through our own personal situation. One size does not fit all. I call my book on writing a Toolkit because I don’t believe there are any...