Anthony Mathenia

Happiness: How to Find It — Behind the Romance

Week num­ber two of the Buc­ca­neer blogfest con­tin­ues, and our pirate flag whips in the sun as we search the lit­er­ary seas for booty.  Today’s prompt asks writ­ers a very com­mon ques­tion: where did you get the idea for your nov­el? If you would have told me that one day I would write a romance […]

Two Roads, One Book: Traditional Publishing Versus Self-Publishing

It used to be that if an author want­ed to ful­fill their dream of pub­lish­ing a book, he or she had to work through tra­di­tion­al pub­lish­ing hous­es.   How­ev­er, new pub­lish­ing options, such as eBook pub­lish­ing and Print on Demand (POD) ser­vices, have low­ered the entry bar for those wish­ing to self-pub­­lish.  Accord­ing to Pub­lish­ers Week­ly, […]

Happiness: How to Find It — Interview with Rose Gluck

Ahoy! The Buc­ca­neer Blogfest sales on.  Today’s writ­ing prompt request­ed an inter­view with a char­ac­ter from my nov­el.  After some coax­ing, Rose Gluck, the hero­ine of Hap­pi­ness: How to Find It, reluc­tant­ly turned over to me an audio record­ing of an inter­view she did onstage at a 1991 Cir­cuit Assem­bly of Jehovah’s Wit­ness­es.  To her […]