Tate’s Abusive Tirade

I’ve published two books with mainstream publishers, one with an academic press, and two with a Christian publisher. I like to think I know my way around this business by now. The basic differences between the publishers had little to do with anything other than money. Some committed more money to marketing. Some paid bigger [Read More…]

Drinking Habits of a Younger Generation

It seems like everyone in my life drinks their breakfast. My daughters do it. My nephews do it. My editors even do it. They swear that their drinking habit is one of the healthiest things they’ve ever done. lifted from Andy Meisenheimer’s Facebook page Juicing they call it. When I told my daughter Konnie I [Read More…]

Living Biblically with a vagina

Over at her blog this week, Rachel Held Evans related her frustrations over working with a Christian publisher. In this case, Thomas Nelson, because they have banned the use of the word “vagina” in her upcoming book, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood.” I suppose when they signed contract with Rachel it never occurred to the [Read More…]