On editing, editors and the truth in fiction

A lot of writers cast editors as the bad guys, the kill-joys. Clods who stomp all over our brilliant linguistic trills. It’s always perplexed me because, in my writing life, editors are the unsung heroes. I’ve weathered mismatches, sure, editors who saw themselves as sausage-makers. Who didn’t have the time, or the ear, or the knowledge of a topic that …

The Backstory…and What We’re Reading

I started Clyde Hill Publishing in 2013 because I’m really bad at small talk. When I turned 50, it occurred to me that meandering conversations about sports, family and weather left me feeling empty. I’m as much a sports fan, family man and weather nut as anyone, but talking about them is fleeting. Talking about books, however, brings ideas to …