Can America survive spurning Israel?

by Jim Fletcher -- Several years ago, I edited a book for a man who was a mentor to mega-pastor John Hagee. David Lewis's "Can Israel Survive in a Hostile World?" was more…

There's no Opie on staff at USA Today

by Jim Fletcher -- For those of you who appreciate really good television, "The Andy Griffith Show" was and is a classic. The writers were particularly brilliant, men like Aaron Ruben, James more…

Could mom-and-pop bookstores return?

by Jim Fletcher -- Anyone who's been in publishing for long knows that everything cycles out. Certain genres are all the rage for a time, then they ease back into the shadows more…

As NFL begins, read how NFL began

by Jim Fletcher -- In these summer months, especially as we gallop toward fall, I thought it might be fun to take a break from the heavy topics we've recently reviewed and more…

So you want to be an author …

by Jim Fletcher -- I constantly hear from writers who want to be published; some have been published, some are novices. One of the things we all have to remember – those more…

To shill a mockingbird

by Jim Fletcher -- The news from religious publishing is so fascinating, I must bring it up again. From tiny signs that religion/spirituality publishing has a pulse, to the status of specific more…

Reagan's 'Rendezvous with Destiny' comes to life

by Jim Fletcher -- What hasn't been said or written about the great man, Ronald Wilson Reagan? Biographies, documentaries, columns – the nation's 40th president has become an iconic figure, no small more…

Harry Reid is an 'elderly mountain woman'

by Jim Fletcher -- Cleverness in writing is always a tricky proposition. Mark Twain could pull it off at will, but I suspect the old agnostic had God-given skill the rest of more…

When God said it would happen, it did

by Jim Fletcher -- Christian publishing for many years has followed trends and, in my view, taken the path of least resistance. In practical terms, this means publishers often publish authors who more…