As most authors will attest, writing can be a lonely and frustrating endeavor and financial rewards are uncertain. A rational person might conclude that putting pen to paper is an exercise in futility if viewed only from an economic lens. Fortunately for readers, the artist’s hunger to flex creative muscles or a desire to make a difference with words ensures a continued supply of books and articles. This reality does not necessarily mean that what gets published will sell well or reflects talent or both. It does however mean that lots of people want their proverbial voices heard and are willing to incur an opportunityRead More →

Let’s face the reality. Some people get a lot of breaks because of their contacts, they are in the right place at the right time or they lead a charmed life . Unfortunately, waiting around for Lady Luck is not an option for most people. I believe in the power of hard work, appropriate risk-taking and being open to learning from failure. When I finally decided to commit time to fiction writing, I had already expended considerable effort to learn about the publishing industry and try to understand how commercially successful authors create and market their books. I continue to attend workshops about story structure.Read More →

This is the start of what I hope will be a wonderful journey to “I Am A Writer” land. While I have written thousands of words throughout the years as an economist, expert witness and professor, this is the first time that I am expanding my horizons by writing a fiction book. Please join me on this happy exploration of the writing process, the creative mind and the power of words.Read More →