Archives for September 2012

The Master’s Quilt

The first book in the Giants in the Earth trilogy, this compelling historical novel brilliantly captures the intense spiritual, political, and personal conflict following the death and resurrection of Christ. Intrigue, romance and suspense in first-century  Israel make this  a powerful novel  you don’t want to miss.

Why I Write “€œFat” Books Instead of “€œThin”€ Ones

Someone once said, “€œInside every fat book is a thin book trying to get out . . .”€ I can’€™t help myself–€”I write “€œfat”€ books! I’€™ve tried to write books under one hundred thousand words, but no matter how hard I try, I just can’€™t seem to lose the weight. My very first novel started …

Why Did A NY Literary Agent Agree to Represent An Unknown Author?

Don Maass was doing a pre-conference seminar: Writing the Break-Out Novel.  I had no idea who he was, but the day-long seminar sounded interesting, so I signed up, along with over 500 other writers. I’€™d brought the novel I was working on, Infernal Gates, with me and made furious notes for eight hours.  Whew!  That was the BEST …

Where Did I Find My Literary Agent?

In the summer of 2009 I was finishing up my fifth novel and wondering if I would ever make it as a full time writer.   I’€™d first decided that writing would be an awesome way to make a living over thirty years ago.   I dabbled with some poetry, short stories, and the rough outline of …

How a Publishing Contest Changed My Life

Hi everyone.  Welcome to my brand new website and my brand new blog.  My name is Michael Webb and I live in Charlotte, North Carolina with my wife and our parrot. Last August I entered a contest sponsored by Risen Books on a whim and submitted a novel I’€™d written in 1998-1999.  Much to my surprise, it won!  When I …