You mean, 'writers' lie?

by Jim Fletcher -- Disclaimer: no real names will be used this week in order to keep Dear Columnist from being murdered by shadowy publishing goons. Recently, I was speaking at a more…

Inside the scandalous, hilarious White House

by Jim Fletcher -- When a writer is clever in presenting ideas, possessed of a quick mind and blessed with writing skills … readers win. Laura Ingraham has proven herself a winner more…

World's most expensive book up for auction

by Jim Fletcher -- News of the sale by Sotheby's of a rare copy of John James Audubon's "Birds of America" has this book-lover jazzed! It brings to mind the subject of more…

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…