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A Writer’s Education

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on September 24, 2015 in General Blabbity Blab |

There’s an old joke that many of my writer friends know well: A neurosurgeon and a writer are introduced at a party, and the neurosurgeon hovers near the writer, “So what do you do?” “I’m a writer.” Warily, she takes a sip of her wine.  “And you?” “I’m a neurosurgeon, but when I retire I […]

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Funke-y Self-Publishing? Is it for You?

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on September 17, 2015 in General Blabbity Blab |

Sooooo… best-selling children’s author, Cornelia Funke, has created her own publishing company, in essence, turning to sophisticated self-publishing strategies to gain creative control over her work.  In a Publisher’s Weekly article, Funke “cites creative differences with her U.S. publisher [Little, Brown],” as the motive behind her decision.  Not only did she see her Reckless series […]

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Part Two – Another Ten (Under -rated/-recognized) Titles

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on September 11, 2015 in General Blabbity Blab |

On my way back from vacation, I heard a segment from CBC’s The Next Chapter.  Host Shelagh Rogers spoke with writer and academic Randy Boyagoda on a topic related to this and my last post:  those books that “fly way under the cultural radar,” the ones that don’t get noticed (or enough notice) to catch […]

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