It is a challenge for writers to get answers to their publishing questions. While there are many opportunities, editors and agents are often overwhelmed with email and physical mail—so they do not respond. Your submissions go into a black hole (no response) or you receive a form rejection lette... Read more of this blog post »
Jessie: in New Hampshire hunkering down for the long winter slog.
One of the best things about being a writer is the built in necessity of trying new things. You expect to be asked to createnew books, imagine new characters, describe new settings. There are new themes to explore, new voices to use...Read more of this blog post »
The first necklace with my mini-landscape pendants on stone. I might be playing with gold-filled chains for an even more (for me) minimal look. But for now, this will do.
Materials: black stone pendant, black polyester waxed cord, Toho glass seed beads, India lampworked glass beads, acrylic pai...Read more of this blog post »
I few years ago I wrote back to back posts about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby[image error]. (One about the book’s first lines; the other about the its last lines.) Anastute reader provided a careful analysis of the book’s famous last line that merits its own post. Here is that analysis...Read more of this blog post »
This was my first tattoo:
I had it done over a year ago in honour of my pen names. The blue jay needs no explanation, and my fanfiction pen name is a variation of ‘freebird’. I also thought the image of the bird flying from the cage represented the freeing of my creativity. But at the time, I was...Read more of this blog post »
Hello a big shout out for MOAN DAY! Who doesn’t love a good moan on a Monday? So without further ado, let’s have some wicked naughtiness…
Dancing With Death
Whimpering under the image he had planted in her mind, she tried to shake her head to get rid of it, but he had locked her whole b...Read more of this blog post »
TO CHEW ON: “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” 1 Corin... Read more of this blog post »
Dominic Stabile - I’m currently living in a small Maine town called Penobscot. I’m from South Carolina, so most of my fiction takes place in the South East.
ZBF - What go... Read more of this blog post »
No, that header is not sarcastic. Those of a cynical disposition who would prefer not read a soppy post, please look away now…
I turn forty this month and I’m absolutely thrilled about it.
For various personal reasons, I have always been aware of how lucky I am to be alive. I mean, we’re all luc...Read more of this blog post »
1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 05
“Pray continue,” Gervais returned in that language.
“We have medicines to defeat some of the more common sickness, if we’re careful about food and water we’ll avoid most of the ick, and as we’re not headed to Bombay or the wetter regions of India, there’s...Read more of this blog post »
Just watched this really interesting Ted Talk by Julian Friedmann about the art of storytelling, in particular with regards to movies (and, even more so, how Hollywood's managed to apply it so successfully over the years). So here are a couple of my notes for you (see below for the full video):
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When you’ve lived your life as a criminal…
When you’ve done unspeakable things …
When your soul has become dark and stained…
The path to redemption begins where you least expect it.
Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn’t want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited...Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In The Weight of Him, we meet Billy and his family who is grappling with the loss of a son by suicide. We're brought into the world of an obese man who decides to make positive life changes after his son's death. His struggle is real and I e... Read more of this blog post »
When I typed the last word of the first draft of INCEPTIO in 2009 I didn’t have a clue what to do with it. After advice, professional assessment, and submitting to a lot of agents whose response was “great concept, great story, great writing – not sure I could sell it” I decided to go the indepen...Read more of this blog post »
There are times when you really need a bigger boat.
Mercy and Adam have decided to get married and go on a honeymoon. Of course, everyone else has plans on their time, including a few odd jobs they could do. Such as figure out why so many peopl...Read more of this blog post »
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Why is it here? What am I doing? I think I’m just hungry. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich sounds good right now.
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January 15, 2017
Last night I had a dream that gave me a great idea. Before I went to sleep last night, I was listening to a recording by the Jack Quartet, who focuses on contemporary music. When I went to their website, I read that they are actually a non-profit organization. As I dreamed las... Read more of this blog post »
Inkspell Publishing LLC is determined to make your Valentine’s Day extra special with this romantic boxed set for the romance readers! Six authors bring to you six sweet and sizzling romance novellas that will make you swoon. And here’s the cover reveal of the box set!
And there is a special pr...Read more of this blog post »
Rejected and ruined by Liebe Falls’ golden boy, Paige hoped to never see Sterling again, but fifteen years later, she’s forced to work with him. Could it be a second chance? Not in her wildest dreams.
Get your copy of this sexy, funny, heartfelt romance today.
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It’s that time again! Because my day job actually consists of buying adult books, not children’s, I am privy to a whole different slant on how children’s literature is perceived by the wider publishing world. What assumptions do adult authors make of our profession? How do books for children affe...Read more of this blog post »
He hadn’t moved fast enough!
“JOE!” his mother bellowed.
Instantly, Joe’s shoulders stiffened and he froze. Looking over his shoulder, trying to determine if his mother could actually see him, his eyes collided with his mothers. Ca...Read more of this blog post »
The final installment of the Reckless Beat series.
I'm not going to get all blubbery and emotional. *sniffle* I promise.
This story was a long time coming. Ryan and Leah have loved each other from the start. Originally as best friends, but we all knew... Read more of this blog post »
Our 2nd editionof Letters from Cupid is now available for preorder from Dreamspinner Press! It’s been significantly revised and expanded from the original edition, and we’re pleased with the changes, which we think deepenDerek and Macon’s character and relationship development.
Letters from Cupid...Read more of this blog post »
Author and Top 500 Amazon Canada reviewer Mirella Patzer, of Great Historicals’ Historical Fiction Book Reviews, has this to say aboutour new releasenovel WHITE SPIRIT:
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Lance and James Morcan love to write books about aboriginal peoples of the world. Their novels always intrigue me with their...
Artículo 519. Quizás lo que más me gusta de este enero es que es época de reencuentros y de preguntas. El otro día intercepté tres conversaciones interesantes en un mismo bar. En una mesa un hombre le contaba a una mujer que había estado en Japón estas Navidades y que allá había lugares para ir a...Read more of this blog post »
В нашем электромагазине кто-то купил сразу 99 чашек Фрая, а потом пришёл другой кто-то и купил сразу 30 чашек.
Мы, как внезапно выяснилось, лютые пессимисты. По крайней мере, такого поворота не ожидали. У нас счётчик чашек был ограничен цифрой 100. Т... Read more of this blog post »
wakanomori and I went to see Moana this past week. (I arrived at the theater first and bought the tickets. "Two for Moana," I said, and the ticket seller said, ". . . Two adult tickets?" "Yes," I said. Yes, two adults can go see a Disney film, unaccompanied by a child. IT CAN BE DONE.)
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…yeez don’t have to be crazy to be a writer, but most of we scribblers will prob’ly tell yeez it helps… it wouldn’t be the first time (nor, I s’pose, the last) that this ol’ Jurassic’s sanity has come under question… the journey thus far into my crime fiction masterpiece production over the pa...Read more of this blog post »
There was a weekend? I’m behind and trying like bad to catch up!
So Friday I saw my doctor and I’m in pretty good health except for my Rheumatoid Arthritis That’s really good news for me. Yeah, we have to deal with my stomach issues, but we’ll figure out a way to manage it successfully. And I’d l...Read more of this blog post »
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Publication date: December 27th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction
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