Los que me conocen saben de mi obsesión por los Beatles, que empezó allá en mi adolescencia, cuando el mundo y yo éramos más jóvenes, y que me ha acompañado todos estos años. No es algo continuo o constante, suele venirme por rachas, aparece y desaparece como un guadiana cualquiera, pero en reali...Read more of this blog post »
Tonight we are off to see my daughters favorite band, a group of hormone driven teenage rockers from down under more commonly known as Five Seconds of Summer.
I can... Read more of this blog post »
We Meet Again
by Charles Torluccio |11th Armored Division
One morning in 1990, my wife Doris and I were having morning coffee and reading the newspaper when I noticed that a Holocaust survivor named George Topaz was having a book signing in our town. As I read about Mr. Topaz’s experiences, I felt...Read more of this blog post »
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Originally posted on writerchristophfischer:
Time to continue the introductions to the cast of THE GAMBLERS with Wendy
(The book isalreadyavailable for pre-order now)
THE GAMBLERSis the story of Ben Andrews a shy accountant who becomes obsessed with number...Read more of this blog post »
The information about the Fall into the Story brunch is up. Click here to get all the details!
After the Turn the Page 20th Anniversary signing and the brunch, Nora and I head to New York for RWA. Don’t forget the Readers for Life Literacy signing at the New York Marriott Marquis on Wednesday, Ju...Read more of this blog post »
Some of my favorite new submissions this week.
Monica asked her baker to add "May the Force be with you" to her son's birthday cake - but added, "If it doesn't fit, don't worry about it."
The end result was a little garbled, but I think you'll agree, INFINITELY funnier:
Yeah, Logan, after all,...Read more of this blog post »
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Need help analyzing male characters?
ICYMI, I wrote a thing.
This is a GOOD TIME.
One of the great things about always working on another book or another online class is — you get to shoot a lot for these projects, and I just wrapped up a location fashion shoot a few weeks ago at an incredible location — the Howey Mansion in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida (about 2-hours from the...Read more of this blog post »
I love the Reading Matters Conference. It has been going for a long time and I've gone to all of them. I remember the first one, organised by Agnes Nieuwenhausen. Afterwards, we all went to dinner at a Greek restaurant somewhere in Lonsdale St. I forget... Read more of this blog post »
Hey everyone! I'm excited to share the cover for book two in the Allure Chronicles :)
Lust (The Allure Chronicles #2) - Coming July 16th!
After years of searching Daisy and Owen have finally found each other, only to face the threat of being forced apart. If they are unable to stop Daisy from beco... Read more of this blog post »
I know I lead a small and uneventful life. Maybe that’s why completing a novel and handing it in feels like such a heroic accomplishment. Not as much different from having a baby as it ought to be.
It’s a most peculiar time. The months of struggling against incessant distraction and interruption,... Read more of this blog post »
When you’re brainstorming for a new story, what usually comes first for you, the plot or the characters?
Most of my stories are inspired by a plot premise or external concept. Because of my years working as a journalist, I am accustomed to being given a topic and then finding a story hook or ang...Read more of this blog post »
If you’re not familiar with Wattpad, you should be. They have 50 million readers, a large portion of which are under the age of 25. In other words, if you write teen fiction, there’s an enormous audience awaiting you. What’s more, Wattpad is a great place to experiment with stories. You post chap...Read more of this blog post »
Lots of exciting things are circling my Carina Press mysteries. Today, let’s talk early reader opportunities…
Geek Girl Mysteries is a new series about a geeky woman (girl was good for titular alliteration, but Mia’s most definitely an adult woman) who uses her dogged curiosity and fat IQto solve...Read more of this blog post »
I felt like the luckiest girl at #BEA15 today surrounded by the oh-so lovely David Levithan, Tyler Goodson, and Will Walton (whose wonderful YA debut, Anything Could Happen, came out this week). #allthebrightplaces #mybrightplaces #BEA15 #davidlevithan #willwalton #anythingcouldhappen #booksigni...Read more of this blog post »
To be frank, except for women's sexuality, I didn't see anything about evolving women's rules or rights. There's one thing in the book that classifies as e... Read more of this blog post »
I would post a photo of t... Read more of this blog post »
Ahem. This is actually a placeholder for the post that’s going to come, because as you read this, I’m probably up in Newcastle with the Trinity, asking her where her post is. Well. Kind of. We’ll be launching her book, Pieces of Sky, which is out now from Allen and Unwin. In the meantime, find o...Read more of this blog post »
I saw a bit of the art and it looked gorgeous, but that’s all I know!
Nancy Pearl talked about A Brief History of Montmaray this week in her regular book spot on KUOW-FM, a Seattle radio station. I am very chuffed about this – not only to hear someone on the other side of the world recommending my book, but also because this was NANCY PEARL. The most famous librari...Read more of this blog post »
My opskrif is na aanleiding van die titel van Christiaan de Wet se boek, Die stryd tussen Boer en Brit (1902). Nelson Mandela het beweer dat sy ANC-kamerade “almal” De Wet se boek gelees het, met die oog op die … Lees verder
Thanks toMaria Popova at Brain Pickings for her thoughtful coverage of the book, including some vintage photos by the good doctor during his California days. She calls the b...Read more of this blog post »
Please welcome the Honorable Sebastian Rudd, certainly not the only rogue lawyer in the country but one of the specialty’s more colorful practitioners. He is in no way your typical street lawyer. He does not have an office; instead, he works out of a customized van, complete with bull...Read more of this blog post »
A Matter of When by Eden Winters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A book that combined two of my biggest passions - a beautiful story and music. What's not to love? Especially if it's flavored with more of my heart's delights:
- strong female AND male supporting characters
- villains who appear scarily mu... Read more of this blog post »
North Carolina’s House Bill 405would have allowed business owners to sue employees who record damaging activity in the work...Read more of this blog post »
Cover Reveal and a Huge Contest
I'm teaming up with bestselling authors Rashelle Workman, Cindy Hogan, Lee Strauss, Juli Alexander, Christine Kersey, Lila Felix, and Rebecca Ethington to put together a box set of 8 brand new books featuringnever-before-released novels spanning 1600+ pages.This bo... Read more of this blog post »
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Alina Starkov, The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
“I’m the Sun Summoner. It gets dark when I say it does.”
Tomorrow is Trinity Sunday. I recognize that the doctrine of the Trinity is complicated and thus we have a tendency, even if we affirm the Trinity, to not give it much thought. Since Trinity Sunday follows Pentecost Sunday -- where we celebrate the c... Read more of this blog post »
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