An Indie Publisher’s Take on the Brave New Content World

By Brooke Warner

by Brooke Warner When I started my publishing career in 2000, the publisher I was working for was just dabbling in ebooks, author platform wasn’t yet a thing, and the editorial department made acquisitions decisions with very little input from the marketing department (something that’s now not only unheard of, but might be characterized as … Read More

Why Book Clubs Are a Gift

By Barbara Whitney

by Barbara Whitney I have been a member of five book clubs around the world.  Starting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, then moving back to Baltimore, Maryland and then overseas to Hanoi, Vietnam. Now  I am a member of two book clubs in Pike County.  Living overseas or transitioning back to the USA, is challenging without a … Read More

Our Words Matter

By Amy Ferris

by Amy Ferris This is the third year in a row that Milford Readers & Writers is hosting a Women’s panel. I am so delighted. I am delighted for many reasons, the main one being that women’s voices are a deep passion of mine. You can almost call it an obsession. Women writing/righting their lives, I just love the … Read More

Writing About War

By Lucian Truscott IV

by Lucian Truscott IV It was November of 2003.  This country had invaded Iraq seven months previously, and I was sent over to “cover” the “war” by Harper’s Magazine and the New York Times.  I flew into Kuwait on British Airways and caught a flight on an Air Force C-130 to BIAP, Baghdad International Airport, … Read More

Never Kill a Mockingbird

By Michelle Oram

by Michelle Oram I remember watching To Kill A Mockingbird many times when I was little. My mother was a big fan of Gregory Peck. It began with the opening theme song, a simple innocent melody, which made the hairs on my arm tingle. As the music is played the contents of what seems like a children’s … Read More

Alan Alda – The Science Guy

By Suzanne Braun Levine

by Suzanne Braun Levine Everyone knows Alan Alda – writer, director, actor. And it’s no surprise that he won Emmys in all three categories for his work on M*A*S*H, one of the most popular TV shows of all time, in which he played the beloved dyspeptic character Hawkeye Pierce. But it might surprise some to … Read More