NYC Monthly Meetups On Writing Business

—A Spanish/English language writer learned how to self publish. —An aspiring short-story writer found the encouragement to go on.   —A journalist, who had returned from the Syrian-Jordanian border at 4 a.m. that morning, discussed interviewing military and homeland security people. These three were among the nine writers who gathered during a Let’s Talk About […]

NWU Attends the Writers Digest Conference

Ten NWU New York Members were amongst thousands of writers from around the country who attended the 25th Annual Writers Digest conference August 18-20 at the New York City Hilton Midtown. NWU President Larry Goldbetter helped manage the NWU vendor table as did Lee Christine Brownlee, poet; Calvin Ramsey, playwright; Yusef Salaam, essayist; authors Greg […]

WHY THIS YEAR’S LABOR DAY MARCH MATTERS

It’s no secret, the billionaire class and their political allies have organized labor in their gun sights. They have been outsourcing jobs, busting unions, building fear of immigrants and disenfranchising millions of voters at the polls, especially voters of color and students. This is why we need to show solidarity at the Labor Day Parade. […]

We Are One: Celebrating Workers Stories

Labor activists and leaders joined rank and file workers recently to celebrate the release of a beautiful book of photos and oral histories featuring American union members. Actor and activist Danny Glover; former UAW President Bob King, NYS Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon; UAW Division 9A Director Julie Kushner; and PSC/CUNY Welfare Fund’s Larry Morgan […]

Starting A Publishing Company

I started Hard Ball Press out of desperation. My first four crime novels had gone out of print because either the publisher had shut down, or they had decided not to issue a paperback follow up to the hardcover.  So in the early days of print-on-demand, I began to put out my own novels, and […]