How A Newspaper Article Generated An Idea For A Novel

“Print is dead.” That sad obituary on the newspaper, magazine, and book businesses has implanted itself in our post-fact society. Today, Facebook posts from your crazy aunt or tweets from someone semi-employed and living in his parents’ basement grab the wheel and steer our cultural conversations into crazy town.

I write today to proclaim that the reports of print journalism’s death are greatly exaggerated — to borrow a witticism from cynic-in-chief, Mark Twain.