Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

Tn. Book tour

I often get asked which is more difficult to write, non-fiction or fiction, which is something like asking me which one of my twin daughters was more work to raise. Those who think writing fiction requires no research don’t understand the challenge of writing good fiction. ¬†Imagine if neurosurgeons approached brain surgery in the same [Read More...]

Parachute Powell: A visit with a Modern-Day Zeb

Powell.

While making an appearance at Litchfield Books in South Carolina, I had the opportunity to interview a World War II veteran. Powell was parachute infantryman during World War II. A job he volunteered for, after volunteering for the Army. Like an elder Jimmy Fallon, the handsome Powell is quick to laugh and does so often. [Read More...]

The Gordon of Crossville, TN

Christian Bend Sign

  My buddy Gordon took this photo on April 16, 2007. I know the date because we had just crossed over the Holston River in Gordon’s red truck when the DJ on the country radio station stopped the music for breaking news. “There’s been a shooting at Virginia Tech,” he said. 32 people were killed. [Read More...]


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