“Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads
A whale of a tale or two
‘Bout the flappin’ fish and the girls I’ve loved
On nights like this with the moon above
A whale of a tale and it’s all true
I swear by my tattoo.”
–2000 Leagues Under the Sea

Unfortunately, I don’t have a tattoo. (If I did, it would be a biohazard symbol on my forehead. That or the Balrog from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings across my back. Can’t decide.) What I do have is a B.A. in English and Creative Writing, a minor in Arabic, and a burgeoning career in the world of publishing. I have learned and am learning quite a lot, and created this blog so that I might share these tips and tricks with you—the closeted writer, the avid reader, the aspiring author, or the casual passerby. So please: ask me questions, give me advice. This blog exists to help you find the answers you need. (And if I don’t know the answer, I know people to ask. And if they don’t know, well … one step at a time.)