Tag: how to be a writer

The Hustle, Episode #222,222

That’s a whole lotta books signed, stories told, songs sung, hands shook, merch boxes lugged, gear packed and unpacked, soundchecks checked, gas station coffee, and just general truckin’. Thank you, 2002 Toyota Sienna with two hubcaps on the other side: Then there was the time the gas tank fell off: Full gas tank story after…View post

Where It All Began

From Coop: In time I began to recognize letters and make attempts at small words, so Mom sent away to a Chicago newspaper for a phonics book. When it arrived, she started at the beginning and worked through page by page… Dug the remnants of that phonics book out of a box in the barn…View post

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