Tag: Writing

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

Big Fat Book

Photo from a reader, with accompanying note: In the summer afternoons, you might find me sitting on the boat reading.  It is usually one of your books.  Thank you. Now, this past summer I forgot where (I like to say “lost”) your “Man Working” book.  I found it on the boat after the “great rainstorm”…….Being…View post

Headed to Tucson

My presentation will be in the Arizona Daily Star tent, Saturday March 2, 11:30 a.m., and is advertised as follows: Writing From the Middle of Nowhere: A Freelance Life Best-selling author and longtime freelance writer Michael Perry will share a humorous, frank, off-beat look at writing for a living in “flyover” America. Using a tractor…View post

Me, Myself, and I

I have received correspondence indicating a reader “cringed” when I improperly used “I” instead of “me” in this week’s newspaper column. Grammar-wise, the correspondent is absolutely correct. But there is a larger context. I composed the following reply and posted it in the corresponding forum, but then deleted it because comment-section responses too easily appear…View post