Tate’s Abusive Tirade

Ryan and Mrs. Ryan

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...]

What a day a difference makes

Ellensburg

  I was talking to a student the other day who was totally stressed out by all the political hoopla of an election year. An interesting conundrum because I’d also spoken to several students that same day who didn’t vote in the last election because 1) they didn’t register 2) they didn’t care enough to [Read More...]

Triplets, Curses & other Garden Tales

linds

The Gardener     Nobody drives fast by her house. Everyone slows down to gawk. Some even park their cars and walk up the brick paver-pathway to the big house with the wide plank-porch, in search of The Gardener. “How do you do it?” they gush. “Get these flowers to grow so beautifully, here in this desert land?” The soil in these parts is mostly [Read More...]


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