Our last Popular Fiction II class for the semester was held last night over on the University of Washington campus. I arrived well after dark, which is about 4:30 here in the Northwest. Walking in from the parking lot was like a scene from a horror movie--all I needed was the scary music to get me to break into a run. The only people I saw scurrying for the safety of cars and light were just as trepidatious, not wanting to make eye contact with a six-foot geezer they didn't recognize. I was glad to find that the classroom was well lit and not populated with zombies.
Pam Binder (New York Times bestselling author) was our course mentor, professor and chocolate-enabler. Last night she included a lively discussion about electronic publishing as we contrasted the "traditional" publishing houses with the new print-on-demand, Kindle and other small-press and eBook publishers. I thought I would share part of the discussion here.