A Few Words With: Editor Stuart Horwitz

A Few Words With: Editor Stuart Horwitz

As noted here before, every professional editor has their own focus, their own style, and their own process for how they help writers take a lump of coal into a shiny diamond. This week, I sat down with the estimable Stuart Horwitz, the founder of Book Architecture,...
A Few Words With: Literary Agent Elizabeth Kracht

A Few Words With: Literary Agent Elizabeth Kracht

As any aspiring writer can tell you, it’s tough out there in the literary world. I sat down recently with agent, writer and freelance editor Elizabeth Kracht of the Kimberly Cameron Agency to gain some insight into the ever-evolving publishing industry.  ...
A Few Words With: Kate Recore

A Few Words With: Kate Recore

From our earliest years we are conditioned to trust authority figures like police, teachers and doctors. But what happens when those figures let us down by skipping out on their oath of service? As author Kate Recore can attest, the results can be life threatening. In...
A Few Words With: Debut Author Mike Houtz

A Few Words With: Debut Author Mike Houtz

As for most debut authors, the path to publication for thriller writer Mike Houtz has been a series of incredible learning experiences. I sat down with him recently to talk about his new book “Dark Spiral Down,” the joys of going with an independent...
A Few More Words with: Dick Belsky

A Few More Words with: Dick Belsky

We don’t do a lot of second takes here at the Open Mic, but then some folks are always worth hearing from again. Such is the case with R.G. “Dick” Belsky, who dropped by recently to talk about his latest crime thriller, “Below the Fold,”...

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