Truth is in the House

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Before becoming a full-time author, ghostwriter, editor, and writing coach, I had two parallel careers. One was in the courtroom as a business litigation and trial attorney where I delighted in the art of legal writing and advocacy storytelling for clients. The other was in the gymnasium as a basketball coach, primarily at the high school level, coaching both girls and boys in public and private schools. I relished teaching the game and the enduring lessons inherent in value-based sports competition.

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The Book Award(s)

The prevailing thinking in the book industry—like most market segments—is that awards matter. Most publicists will tell you that book awards can sell books and also yield other opportunities like speaking engagements and even film scripts and the like. They can have...

The Memoir Client

As I found my way as a novice attorney, I developed a personal mantra that became the cornerstone of my legal career: “Every client is the only client.” Despite the glamor and intellectual challenge of the work, especially within the theatrical ambiance of court...

Voice Purification and The Birth of Literary Segregation

Dateline: January 31, 2022 On December 31, 2021, the big five book publishers, Penguin Random House, Hachette, Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, and Macmillan, announced the formation of a trade association dubbed the Literary Voice Association of America (LVA). The...

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