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Rich Babbitt

December 28th, 2012

Rich Babbitt wrote and self-published his first book in October 2010. Just five months later, Dementi Milestone Publishing agreed to publish his work as a paperback illustrated by artist Wendy Custer. The new book — From PAPERBOY to BOOMER: How Lessons Learned from Paper Routes and Lawn Mowing Helped Shape 10 Skill Sets of Today’s Leaders — was released in September 2011.

Melissa P. Gay, author of the blog This Common Reader, interviewed Rich in December 2012 and got some good advice for authors publishing and marketing their first book.  (more…)

Neville Leads Second Master Class on Fiction

December 6th, 2012

Katherine Neville







On Saturday, Nov. 17, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Neville shared her toolkit of creative writing techniques to an eager group of aspiring authors. The Library of Virginia provided the venue for the day-long workshop titled “Plotting, Pacing, Planning and Producing,” the second in a series of Master Classes offered by James River Writers in 2012.  (more…)