Rod Raglin

This blog will touch on the experiences I have as a writer (not to be mistaken for my experience as a writer, i.e. how many books I've written, etc); the pleasure and the pain, the joy and the grief, the satisfaction and the frustration, the magic and the reality - have I left anything out, oh yeah, the rejection, rejection and more rejection,  the humiliation and the embarrassment, the jealousy and the resentment - that pretty much covers it, except for why I do it which perhaps I'll realize along the way. Are you totally confused? Good, let's begin.

Last chance to enter cover contest

Here are two covers I designed for my new novel

The Widower


I need your help to decide which is best.

If you let me know which you prefer,

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FOREST – Love, Loss, Legend

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Contest closes July 31, 2015