Book Disclaimers: Everything You Need to Know

Book Disclaimers: Everything You Need to Know

Many authors assume that their book disclaimers are supposed to be boring. They presume some pricey lawyers devised standard legalese, and they dare not depart from the norm. Not so. The law does not require a book disclaimer to be boring. In fact, just the opposite...
How to Legally Use Quotations in Your Book

How to Legally Use Quotations in Your Book

Every once in a while, I get an email from someone asking about the legalities of publishing a book of quotations they find inspirational, educational, or just plain funny. Their motives are laudable; they want to share these insights with readers. Or their motives...
Using Family Photos, Letters and Stories

Using Family Photos, Letters and Stories

I was inspired to write my novel Coyote Winds by my father’s memoir of growing up during the Dust Bowl. His stories were full of authentic details, such as using summer hail to make ice cream and shooting rabbits while sitting on the fender of a moving pickup. I...