Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Are You Listening, Joe the Plumber?

New York Times readers know Timothy Egan, a columnist that writers can love. He just weighed in on Joe the Plumber and my writer friend extraordinaire Leora Krygier who will soon have a new book out called Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents sent me the link. I thought I'd pass on the favor.

It begins: "The unlicensed pipe fitter known as Joe the Plumber is out with a book this month, just as the last seconds on his 15 minutes are slipping away. I have a question for Joe: Do you want me to fix your leaky toilet?" I strongly suggest you go here to read the rest:

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal." Some of her other blogs are and where she takes questions on editng, grammar, formatting and more.

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