Coming February 27th, the wedding of Paul and Vince.
Together with their families and friends
request the honor of your company at the celebration of their marriage.
Cover by Reese Dante (notice the chubb... Read more of this blog post »
Books I Recommend:
Fred Saberhagen’s The Dracula Tapes and the rest of the Dracula series —such a droll sens... Read more of this blog post »
Make America great again !
A slogan so often repeated...
In one mans presidential campaign.
But which America will be great again ?
Will it be American white ?
Or will it be American black ?
Or was it a gimmick, and mere sound bytes.
But Americans responded.
The Americans with no or low... Read more of this blog post »
A quote from The Smile
There must be no errors. No one wanted to embarrass her husband by forcing him to inflict a public punishment on a wife who was shamefully spoiling their fun. We were proud, both of our married state and our prim behavio... Read more of this blog post »
Like a dog on a tight leash
bound to its master,
I have spun around the tiny room
that I am constrained to.
Only now I have realised
that I have been chained,
after seeing you paralysed
when you got coiled
by the leash you put around my neck.
I wonder to myself
how this happened to be.
You cannot bear
I’ve avoided this conversation for the most part, but today of all days this conversation can not be avoided.
I live in The United States and we have come to a troubling time. I know that some would disagree, though the majority does not, but our democracy is flawed. The brokensystem of the Elect...Read more of this blog post »
Colleen Hoover, Author of several NYT bestsellers raised OVER $60,000 in ONE DAY for a local homeless boyin her area. That’s right, over 60 grand!! The Go Fund Me account that Colleen wrote raised so much so fast that there was no need to keep it open longer than a day! Although it’s nowclosed fo...Read more of this blog post »
Some thoughts about love…
I have a lot of love for humanity. I know that’s not a popular sentiment at the moment, and that’s a-okay.
Loving someone doesn’t mean you have to subscribe to her/his beliefs. Love isn’t about agreeing 100% of the time, and it isn’t about perfection. It’s about wanting...Read more of this blog post »
Are your thoughts helping to build you up, or tear you down? That's the question Lesley Alderman poses in his recent NY Times article on conquering negative thinking. You can think yourself into a spiral of negativity and only see gloom and doom. You can keep moping. You can believe that ev...Read more of this blog post »
My husband had traveled a bit before I met him. Not much, mind you, but he’dvisited Colorado, and a couple other states. Me? I was 18, and fresh out of high-school the summer we met. The farthest my parentshad takenus was to visit my grandparents in Stacyville, IA. There was no such thing as a fa...Read more of this blog post »
I just finished a rewrite of a draft of a book titled: The Butterfly Murders, which I set in Rochester, New York, which has always ranked high in most dangerous cities in New York State.
Rochester is the 7th largest community in the state with a population of 209,802 (this does not include the sur...Read more of this blog post »
I finally get to share my beautiful cover with all of you, straight from my talented watercolor artist, Mandy Cave(to be featured in my newsletter). She did a wonderful job with the painting and my uncle Michael Foley made the te... Read more of this blog post »
REVISED AND UPDATED.
Just: A Sign of the Times is a collection of poetry, with inspirational musings, my own experiences and observations from my life at the ages of sixteen and seventeen.
Split into four chapters, Chapter One contains Inspirational poems that will urge you to write and to live.
Cha...Read more of this blog post »
Get your MUG today. (Sorry, the Unicorn doesn't come with it.)
This is a giant military base and preserve do people here not know how to read signs? The Magical Crimes RV is big. Almost forty feet long it can be a bit impressive when it pulls up next to you. The gate guard house a... Read more of this blog post »
In education, lectures are vilified with good reason. They are boring. They are so much bombast. They are inflicted by vainglorious pontificators on passive victims who must endure or find ways to daydream through it all.
What happens, though, when a speaker is so knowledgeable, silver-tongued, a...Read more of this blog post »
The Mercy Journals,
Claudia Casper’s futuristic third novel,The Mercy Journals(Arsenal 2016) foretold Trump’s threatened wall between the U.S. and Mexico. It has been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award in the US for the best work of...Read more of this blog post »
Hey friends! Want to win an ARC ofIf We Were Villainsand read it before everybody else? You can enter our first Goodreads giveaway here:https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/218768-if-we-were-villains
Good luck!–M Read more of this blog post »
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For $1, you can read exclusive unpublished poetry. For $10, get a poem on a subject of your choice, and for $20, you get to pick a book for me to review!
Plus if I hit $75 total, I will fix and post my translation of Boris Pasternak’s first Dramatic Fragment, a 191...Read more of this blog post »
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I'm still working on this project, but am thinking of moving on soon, maybe to another book. A motivating factor behind Misery was I had to do it - it was my assignment as part of a larger group. I worry t... Read more of this blog post »
You’re a writer. You’re awesome. Share your favorite lines from your novel here.
*Open to published and unpublished writers*
This is a positive place for writers! A place where you can show off your writing!
In the comments, post some of your favorite lines fr...Read more of this blog post »
If you haven’t had a chance to read Henry and Reed’s story in The Weight Of It All, now is the time to grab it!
At just 99c, it’s a bargain!
You can find it at BookBub!
Or at Amazon!
After being dumped by his long-term boyfriend for being overweight, Henry Beckett decides to make some drasti...Read more of this blog post »
Author’s note: so far, I’m blessed to have gotten a total of slightly over 8,000 readers of my books, spreading my messages of hope and healing in over 90% of the marketplaces that Amazon sells. A shocking realization that I had tonight while sitting with a friend at a favourite cafet was that th...Read more of this blog post »
ZAČÍNÁ TO S KLIŠÉ
Mladí sympatičtí manželé... Read more of this blog post »
Mõni aeg tagasi saadeti mulle üks tagasihoidlik puhastusvahend nimega Nr 1 (link).Koostisainetelt on tegemist ökotootega, aga ökomärgist firma veel taodelnud pole, ehk tulevikus teevad sedagi. Nende sõnul võib vahendit võib julgelt kasutada kõigil pindadel – nii kõvadel kui pehmetel.
Väidetaval pu...Read more of this blog post »
I decided y’all need a tour of a published author’s room so when y’all are published authors, you’ll have some ideas for décor.
Okay, who am I kidding? I just want to show off my organizational skills … which are really awful, by the way.
To fend off the boredom, I’vegot a bunch of random poems pos...Read more of this blog post »
Hi! I think it’s great that you’re learning to sign! No harm there certainly–the problem only lies in cultural appropriation, so when hearing people learn sign for their own gain rather than respecting Deaf people and Deaf culture. For example, often hearing people teach their hearing babies sign...Read more of this blog post »
It’s Eleven days until Caraval releases, so I thought it would be fun to share a little bit about how it sold. This picture is one of my favorite screenshots—it’s also one of the happiest memories of my life.
For those of you who don’t know Jenny Bent (the awesome woman in the picture) she is my...Read more of this blog post »
I apologize for these dashed-off thoughts below. I’ve been traveling all day and unable to get online. I’ve got a dinner to get to shortly, and I want to get something up. I heard the Inaugural Address on the radio while driving. Here’s what I think.
TAC founder Pat Buchanan didn’t get to give a P...Read more of this blog post »
Recently in the course of one day, my mom and a good friend and my fiance all asked me, “What’s going on with you?”
And for each person I genuinely searched my memory, trying to think of anything, and all I could come up with was, “Nothing.”
My life is not very eventful. During the day I rarely l...Read more of this blog post »
I know you can see right through my smile to the frightened woman crouched at the back of my mind.
I watch as you wade through the paper, thin layers that fall like tears from my body.
Dropping to your knees beside my broken self you wrap me in your arms and I know I am finally safe.
By Lucy Willia...Read more of this blog post »
It’s modern horror time! So which film from this eclectic trio was my favorite? Let’s take a look.
BANG BANG BABY (2014)
A sci-fi musical about 1960s rock ‘n’ roll and a chemical leak that turns people in a small town into mutants? Sounds like my kind of movie. Plus, it stars Jane Levy of the...Read more of this blog post »
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