I always wanted to be a novelist and became a newspaper reporter in college thinking that would be a good way to learn how to write. Looking back, I realize that being a reporter can teach you a lot about writing, but it isn’t necessarily the best path to becoming […]
When I decided to put down some thoughts about the “writer’s life,” the first thing that came to me was what a lawyer friend once told me. He said, with utter conviction that the three scariest words in the English language were: general prison population.
I owe the title Free Booze Tonight to the Cold War, country music, and an old friend named Rob. I’ve always heard that coming up with a book title is one of the toughest tasks a writer faces. I even heard a writer once say that if he had a […]
People often ask where I get the ideas for my books. It’s not an easy question. They can come from anywhere. I got the idea for Free Booze Tonight at the Hollywood Bowl.