Tag: how to be a writer

Sign’em Up, Ship’em Out

Dropped by the Ambient Inks merchandise fulfillment center the other day to sign 330 books for Wisconsin Public Television donors. Travis and Kayla and the crew had everything all ready to go, as they always do. In this photo Travis is “flapping” the books…inserting a slip of paper on the page I need to sign.…View post

The Secret to My Country Music Journalism Career

I remember we were on a family trip a year or so ago when we stopped in Iowa so I could do this interview. I don’t remember what all we talked about or if I said anything dumb or awful but I did talk about how I got my big break in country music journalism.…View post


After last night’s Wisconsin Public Television show I woke up to a happy avalanche of emails, messages, and questions. Right now I gotta check out of a hotel in the city and drive three hours north to the where (I am not making this up) the roof is leaking and the snow plow truck battery…View post

Tucson Book Festival Talk

I’m supposed to talk about a lot of different things in Tucson today. Anyone who’s seen me speak knows “supposed to” is more like “might, if he wanders off into it.” So I’m putting up a few links here in case I don’t cover everything or if you attended and want to see/know more. The…View post