Christian author breaks through to mainstream

by Jim Fletcher -- I wonder what Harvard dropout Robert Frost thought about on those early winter, spring, summer, and fall mornings when he'd pass the "Mending Wall" on his New Hampshire more…

Ol' country stars never die ...

by Jim Fletcher -- It's always fun to come across a person talented in more than one area. To have known Leonardo da Vinci would have been cool, to discuss his paintings more…

Borders to go belly up?

by Jim Fletcher -- The contrast between healthy and unhealthy booksellers is quite striking. It was particularly striking this week, as I watched the dismal news about book chains and distributors juxtaposed more…

Was America's innocence lost ... or stolen?

by Jim Fletcher -- When Alfred Kinsey emerged in American culture, "we" were, in some sense, still innocent. Certainly the horrors of world wars had forced us to eat from the forbidden more…

To publish or not to publish?

by Jim Fletcher -- I had two fascinating conversations this week with publishing friends who are mulling the effort needed to launch a new company. The conversations were instructive, inspiring, but also more…

Can the dead be raised?

by Jim Fletcher -- We'll get to the astonishing story in Dr. Chauncey Crandall's new book, "Raising the Dead," but perhaps the most startling aspect of this "medical memoir" is the author's more…

No, you will not mess with Mark Twain

by Jim Fletcher -- They must be ice skating in hell; the Washington Post has published something that makes sense. A letter t0 the editor excoriates the effort by a scholar and more…

Travelers from other planets ... or from hell?

by Jim Fletcher -- Before Eliot Spitzer apparently became motivated to destroy his own credibility, he said, "I don't care about motivation. I care about credibility." The former governor of New York more…

Learn from the writer behind 'Left Behind'

by Jim Fletcher -- This week, the Writer’s Bloc features a chat with powerhouse novelist Jerry B. Jenkins, one-half of the mega-selling "Left Behind" series. Jenkins is much more than a force more…