May 5, Sunday: The Derry Township Historical Society's
8th annual Festival of Local Artists, Authors and Artisans, 1-4 p.m.
May 19, Sunday: The Hershey Public Library's 100th Anniversary Family Fun Festival, 1-5 p.m.
Bill is available to speak before your group or at your convention. Let me know!
MY BOOKSClick on the cover to read about my new book "Writers Gone Wild," with 200 stories and anecdotes about the great writers you never learned in school.
"A hilarious and witty compendium of writers behaving badly." — Caroline Leavitt, reviewer and author ("Pictures of You")
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As a longtime fan of Dorothy L. Sayers, I also published her first Lord Peter Wimsey novel in an annotated edition with 500 footnotes, maps, chronologies and essays! A great gift for the mystery reader in your life!
Amazon Trade Paperback
Barnes and Noble TPB
NEW RELEASES MAILING LIST
- Claire Messud is Deeply Sorry You Bought Her Last Book And Wishes You Didn’t Buy Her New One
- Spending Sunday in the Field Selling Books
- Building an Online Readership in the 2010s, or What a Neil Gaimalanch Looks Like
- Caroline Leavitt On Being Brave, Taking Risks and Terrible Recipes from the 1950s
- Scott Lynch is my newest favorite writer, even though I haven’t read any of his books
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Category Archives: Humor
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I don’t normally post twice in a day, but ace freelance visual journalist Charles Apple alerted me to the idea holiday gift for the writer in your family (either published, self-published, or dreaming to be). If they weren’t drinking before, … Continue reading
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Hi, all. Before I leave for the Pennwriters Conference in Pittsburgh, I wanted to share a bit of art I couldn’t include in yesterday’s post about authors always needing publicity. I don’t know if this guy is still selling T-shirts, … Continue reading