You might think the answer to the question Sarah posed in this week’s show is a resounding “Yes! Of course writers should be paid!” except that far too many publishers and readers don’t quite agree. It’s not that readers and publishers are mean people, though a few of them certainly are, but that writing itself is surrounded with a cloud of confusion and we writers don’t do the best job of clearing things up when we need to. Sarah, who has wrestled with the issue herself when she was a new writer, has some very wise and charming things to say about writing and the paying green. Listen in!
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Harriet Tubman is one of America’s most beloved historical figures but has sadly been largely relegated to just a few facts during Black History Month. This incredible ex-slave, spy, cook, nurse, public speaker and rescuer deserves a story worthy of her stature.
“Minty” – tentatively titled after Tubman’s nickname – is a “reimagining” of Harriet Tubman as an action hero. It is a period piece with a modern flare.