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…

Long live 'Common Sense'

by Jim Fletcher -- One of my favorite publishers – and the list is very short – is Encounter Books, based in New York. The conservative publisher produces smart books and assumes, more…

Turning Obama-Alinsky tactics on their ear

by Jim Fletcher -- In "Rules for Radical Conservatives: Beating the Left at Its Own Game To Take Back America," the reader is treated to a humorous, irreverent look at a strategy more…

Making promotion a team sport

by Jim Fletcher -- In speaking with an author friend this week, I was reminded of the importance of actual book promotion in the publishing process. In this space, we have discussed more…