Guest Post: The Philip Dolly Affair

by VanessaVaile

On Getting Published, Good Books, and Living Goddesses

College Leadership Crisis: The Philip Dolly Affair

By Jann M. Contento & Jeffrey Ross (Rogue Phoenix Press, 2011)

“On the Joys of Co-Authoring and Collaboration”

Jeff:  Jann and I have written several op-eds and quasi-academic articles together over the years. We have been kindred spirits, I suppose, in many respects. I think early on I asked him to help me do some research for an article I was working on about community college purpose. That experience proved successful, and I continued to rely on him for help. Pretty soon, we worked together more collaboratively on a piece—I think it was “Hudson Heroes, Potomac Pundits, and Leadership in America “(Academic Leader, 209)—that more or less cemented our working relationship as writers.

Concerning our current novel, The Philip Dolly Affair—Jann had the original idea to develop the text. I had written a short story, “Call Me Phil

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