The Doctor Is In!

Welcome to the exclusive Internet home of ninety-book author D. J. Herda. We hope you'll take advantage of your time here to look around, check out Mr. Herda's latest and future book offerings (Books), ask him a question (Contact), check out the always provocative "Writing Right" blog (Blog), subscribe to the periodic "Writing Right" newsletter (Newsletter), or ask him for a little help when you simply need a proven pro on your side (Struggling Writers).

Herda has been writing for publication for half a century. He penned his first novel at the age of fourteen--a book, he admits, that was "... just God-awful!" He has worked at perfecting his craft ever since. Today, he has more than ninety books and several thousand short stories, articles, columns, and scripts to his credit.

A superb craftsman, Herda knows publishing from both sides of the desk. He also knows the uphill battle that struggling young (and not so young!) writers face today, and he continues to honor a lifelong commitment to help talented, deserving authors get the opportunity to succeed in an increasingly hostile and competitive marketplace. (Check out Struggling Writers in the menu above.)


The founder of Creative Writing Workshop and a former journalism, fiction, photography, music, and ski instructor, Herda is a former Dean of English at Chicago's Fox Community College. A native of the Windy City and a graduate of Columbia College, he has spent much of his adult life in the Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Utah. In addition to writing, he mentors other authors and occasionally works as a freelance book editor, doctor, and ghostwriter. He is a literary scout for independent publisher Elektra Press and is constantly on the lookout for remarkable new talent to showcase to the world.