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Jack B. Rochester has worked in publishing his entire career as an editor, publisher and writer. He's written 11 works of nonfiction, including the national bestseller The Naked Computer, hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and short stories and poetry for literary magazines. His first novel, Wild Blue Yonder, was published in 2011. The sequel, Madrone, will be published by Wheatmark in spring, 2014. Jack earned his Master's degree in comparative literature from California State University at Sonoma, where he sponsors an annual scholarship for students who aspire to a career in writing. He was raised in South Dakota and Wyoming, spent many years in California, and today lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts. No moss grows...more


Once upon a time, the process for getting published worked like this: Step One:Write a book Step Two:Beg an agent to represent that book Step Three:The agent begs a publisher to publish the book Step Four:Wait (a long time) Step Five:Publish These days, self-publishing, e-publishing […]
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