E. Michael Helms
Some people pay big money for a writing coach — I get all the motivation I need from E. Michael Helms, author of several novels and non-fiction books, including the addictive Mac McClellan mysteries. I was thrilled he agreed to an e-mail interview. You can read it here.
At a farmer’s market a few years ago in Quesnel, British Columbia, we paused to peruse the booth set by the local writers’ group. A novel caught my eye, and a conversation began. Lin Weich has had a fascinating life and now writes stories born of her experiences, which she self-publishes. You can read the interview here.
With so many publishing options available, how do you sort out the best option for your own book? How do you keep from getting swallowed whole by the sharks that swim the waters? How can you be sure you’ll end up with a book you’re proud of, instead of something that leaves you wondering if it ever saw an editor or cover designer? Gordon Williams, whose small Canadian publishing house Babora Books [http://www.baborabooks.com] specializes in action-adventure science fiction, graciously agreed to answer a few questions from ellenbooks, ranging from understanding what he believes are the three key publishing models to sniffing out the bad guys.