Interview: Susan Bays, Independent Publisher at Arbutus Press

By Gloriana  Susan Stites Bays publishes under the name of Susan Bays, and writes as Susan Stites.  She owns and operates Arbutus Press, a small independent company that publishes nonfiction subjects relating to Michigan and the Midwest only. Arbutus Press flourishes due to Susan’s skills, resourcefulness and drive.  Here, Susan shares some of her secrets—how she began, … Read more

Travel Writing: Be Prepared

By Roy A. Barnes An old saying goes “People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.” Not being prepared is one of the biggest detriments to fulfilling one’s dreams. For me, the dream of being a published travel writer took many years of preparation. When I was a youngster of about four years old, … Read more