General Dempsey says his duty is defeating the Islamist militants reigning in Iraq and Syria, not toppling al-Assad
Amnestyreport reveals desperate plight of Syrian refugees in Turkey
World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Constanze Letsch
Governmen... Read more of this blog post »
The Day I Finally “Felt” Like I Was an Author
By: Author Skye Turner
About seventeen months ago, I started on this journey called self-publishing. One day in the summer of 2013, while my husband was offshore and my kids were running around my house like crazy little people, I sat at my laptop and d...Read more of this blog post »
It’s hard to admit that you’re positive about your body and at the same time acknowledge that you want to lose weight. It’s hard to admit that you firmly believe all your friends should see their own beauty but that you struggle with seeing yours. I have moments when I look in the mirror, and [.....Read more of this blog post »
Guess who won the 2014 NaNo WriMo title? I did!!! I am so excited, this is when being long winded pays off. I technically began Nov. 1st, officially on Nov. 2nd and I finished on Nov. 13th. I consider this story a short story, cause my stories are normally three times this longer. I hope you enj... Read more of this blog post »
The idea of an Ethical Author badge is floating round the internet again. Full write up here but the basic principle is that authors agree to abide by pledges as follows:
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The Ethical Author Code
Guiding principle: Putting the reader first
When I market my books, I put my readers first. This m...
Sex Ain’t Love
What: Black Carpet Screening
When: 11/22/14 11:30 p.m
Where: Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Drive
Atlanta Ga 30308
Sex Ain’t Love is a coming of age comedy that follows the exploits of Zeke a local poet, as he finds his way through love and life. Come along with playboy Zeke a...Read more of this blog post »
I’ll start at the beginning.
I love my fans. I mean…I. LOVE. My fans. I’m pretty sure a fan could message and say “boo” and my day would transform into unicorn puppies and mango ice cream clouds. I always try to make extra time to interact one on one with them. And since I write a lot of YA...Read more of this blog post »
С радост ви съобщаваме, че четвъртият брой (НОП4) вече се задава. По покана на г-жа Федя Филкова тази година списанието ще бъде представено на традиционния Поетичен Никулден в София, на6 декември, събота, от 17.00 часа, в изложбената зала... Read more of this blog post »
Deadly Crush is now in a box set with 11 other spectacular authors!
TOUCHED BY LOVE, a compilation box set of 12 YA books, is on sale for only $0.99!!!! That's 12 full length books for less than a dollar...
(Stay tuned at the bottom of this page to win free signed print copies of each book in the...Read more of this blog post »
Tigers swept by Orioles
mitch albom: Winter comes early again and who knows what this team will look like next year
Winter began to creep into the city just after six o'clock Sunday night, courtesy of a man named Nelson Cruz - or, as he is known around here, Death. Cruz, the Baltimore Ori...Read more of this blog post »
Originálny názov: I´ll give you the sun
Žáner: young adult fiction
Slovenské vydanie: plánuje ho Slovart
So that NoahandJude becomes Noah and Jude.
“You kill them?” Guillermo says in disbelief.
“No, I saved them.”
Obyčajný príbeh vyrozprávaný n... Read more of this blog post »
Unwrapped Christmas gifts cover every inch of the kitchen table. Stuffed animals stacked on top of Barbie dolls stacked on top of puzzles stacked on top of Nintendo DS gadgets stacked on top of Dream Houses. There are too many to count. Lola, my daughter, sits on a chair in front of the table. I...Read more of this blog post »
Who is ready forTHEGame?
Who wants to win a $100 Amazon Gift card?Read the details below and make sure to follow each step for your chance to win! Winner announced on December 16th.
HOW... Read more of this blog post »
La entrada de hoy será corta y concisa, pero aún así vendrá cargada de material que, espero, os resulte interesante (y además os ayude a aprender de forma autodidacta).
Estamos en un momento en el que aprender nuevas cosas, aunque sea por nuestra cuenta, es algo casi... Read more of this blog post »
Good Friday morning! What an amazing week it has been! Wow! The week kicked off with the release of Depraved! After just five days the book already has 20 five-star reviews! Readers are calling Depraved riveting and the best yet! I hope you’ll grab your copy! You can get yours by clicking here!
No...Read more of this blog post »
Welcome to my side of a book chat…
The Friday Fragments feature lists of what I’ve read over the past week. They are not meant to be a recommendation list. If you’re interested in a not-at-all-inclusive list, you can look on my website.
This is not a book review column. It’s just a list with, maybe...Read more of this blog post »
It’s a lovely old house, built in 1871, remodeled and some new additions. Of course, Julie Anne, George the cat, and I love it…
But, here’s the thing, there are ‘ghost birds’ flying around inside the house!
You think I’m kidding? Nope, not trying to put something over on you…
We’re in t... Read more of this blog post »
Max Scratchman: Illustrator, Editor and Poet Max Scratchman is a freelance illustrator whose editorial works have been included in publications in Britain, the US… Read more of this blog post »
Some couples never ever argue.
They are in-tuned to each other’s temperaments At All Times. They escape the usual disagreements and misunderstandings that plague the rest of us. They float in a space of complete zen and bliss.
They are...Read more of this blog post »
As an author, I have a soft spot for every book I write, even if others don’t love them like I do. lol But it’s amazing, wonderful, hopeful, sustaining to have one that gets good sales. I was super excited this morning to see that “Unwrapping Hank” has hit #1 in gay romance on Amazon. I’m so grat...Read more of this blog post »
We're declaring "Friday" a day early today, so we can share this space-faring guest post from Club Des Femmes'Selina Robertson and Sophie Mayer, the co-curators of the "Ada & After: Women do Science [Fiction]" festival. The festivalstartstonight and runs across the ICA, Electric Cinema Shored...Read more of this blog post »
You should know the following:
1) It has more sexy times than my other books. If you are anti-sexy times, don't read this one.
2) It is my attempt at writing in the NEW ADULT genre... so, it's not like my Knitting in the... Read more of this blog post »
How to Build Character through Description
Begin in your character’s bedroom and use these building blocks:
All of the five senses: taste; smell; sound; touch; sight.
Your... Read more of this blog post »
Two of my books will... Read more of this blog post »
Frederick Thomas had a penchant for embracing people during spontaneous expressions of good feeling. Once this even led him to treat in light-hearted fashion something as inherently humorless as the Ku Klux Klan.
On the night of July 4, 1923, his popular nightclub Maxim had filled up with American...Read more of this blog post »
This routine is killing me.
Day in and day out, it’s; the same thing: go to work, bed a whore, get a criminal off on a technicality— pretty standard for one of Chicago’s most established criminal defense attorneys. Yet I’m almost positive that if I don’t find something to get me out of th...Read more of this blog post »
Trinidad, an island in the Caribbean. I remember when I was older, asking my dad, “What is Trinidad known for?”
He would say, “It’s basically a landing strip for the U.S. during wartime.”
“Dad, come on. We’ve got to be known for something besides that.”
“The island’s chief econo... Read more of this blog post »
No network is more important than your family. It’s a highly exclusive group that’s going to do anything they can to help you professionally, which is why their support can’t go unnoticed. It’s one of the key takeaways from the concept of counterbalancing.
In The ONE Thing you learn that counterba...Read more of this blog post »
Since Thanksgiving is less than a week away here in the U.S., all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what... Read more of this blog post »
Ya hemos hablado en otras ocasiones de programas de escritura diseñados específicamente para la escritura de novelas. Sin embargo, ese tipo de aplicaciones no son la única opción que existe. Por eso quiero hablaros del que se ha convertido en mi sistema predilecto a la hora de escribir: las herra...Read more of this blog post »
Dino the Wonder Dog came into our lives in April 2007. We had lost Pepper and Shadow just three months before and at the time said to ourselves, as many dog owners do, we won’t get another dog. Isn’t it nice to n... Read more of this blog post »
More recently, he wrote a dystopian novel of his own, The Cause. Due to be published on Nov 28, The Cause takes place in... Read more of this blog post »
While gift cards always work aseasy stocking stuffers, here are even morestocking stuffer gift ideas for your kids. Stocking Stuffers for Kids 1.Thinking Putty Creatures Green (ages 3+) Thinking Putty Creatures have a unique texture and come with a pair of big creature eyes.We love our original T...Read more of this blog post »
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