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Owen R. O'Neill Owen R. O'Neill's blog:
To celebrate the 4th, we and eleven other authors are offering our work for free for one day only! Check out our Free 4th of July Book Blast! There are twenty-nine free books to choose from, so have fun, grab some fun free reading material and enjoy the day!
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Published on July 02, 2015 12:10 • 1 view
Garry Rogers Garry Rogers's blog:
British Museum’s ivory icons denied US entry for loan show by VICTORIA STAPLEY-BROWN, The Art Newspaper 1 July 2015 The US Fish and Wildlife Service blocked the importation of six Byzantine ivory pieces due to come to the US on … Continue reading

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Published on July 02, 2015 12:33 • 1 view
Elena Kincaid Elena Kincaid's blog:
Hope everyone enjoyed The Sizzling Summer Reads Party and that you won some great prizes and read some great books. I am happy to announce that I am now a Coffee Time Romance Coffee House Author. You can check out their site here: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/
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Published on July 01, 2015 08:52 • 1 view
Ann Leckie Ann Leckie's blog:

So, the whole “peas in guacamole” thing, I just find it…I don’t know. First off, you know, if someone finds that guacamole with peas in it tastes good, they should eat that and enjoy the heck out of it. Why not?


Why not. I gather I’m only seeing the edges of this, apparently actual news outlets ar...

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Published on July 01, 2015 17:32 • 5 views
Lexie Syrah Lexie Syrah's blog:
Please Join me in Standing up Against KindleUnlimited
at #StrikeKindleUnlimited To make your stand! http://ow.ly/P7mRK
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Published on July 02, 2015 23:25 • 4 views
Elley Arden Elley Arden's blog:

Hi, Everyone!


Lots of exciting things have been happening here! (Have you checked out my new website yet?!) This is just a note to keep you in the loop on some retailer changes. First off, Amazon Encore has struck a deal with my publisher to republish four of my books:


Save My Soul: Kemmons Bros....

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Published on July 01, 2015 08:01 • 1 view
Lex Chase Lex Chase's blog:


Hello Internet! It’s time for Flash Fiction Friday. Please give a warm welcome to my sweet friend and future DSP Publications alumn, Anne Barwell. Guys. Just a heads up. You’ll need tissues for this Winter Duet short. I am just a mess of sniffles. Damn you Anne! My heart! *shakes fist!*


WARNING:...

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Published on July 02, 2015 22:15 • 3 views
Stephen          Moore Stephen Moore's blog:
I’ve just spent the best part of the last four weeks working on the edits of my fantasy novel, GRAYNELORE*. There were some very long days, and there was often very little sleep. But all in all, the editing was much as I expected it to be – and just how I’ve described it in Part One of this blog!... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 22:55 • 44 views
Jessica L. Brooks Jessica L. Brooks's blog:


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.This week's can't-wait-to-read pre-publication book is:Library Jumpers.


Library Jumpers



Library Jumpers

by Brenda Drake

Publication date: January 5th, 2016

From Goodreads:

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 03:00 • 3 views
Gary Keller Gary Keller's blog:

Since childhood we are ingrained with the idea that summer is a time for taking breaks. Work gives way to relaxing, playing outdoors, swimming and family vacations. After 18+ years of this seasonal schedule, the mindset of summer equating to break time becomes a habit and focusing on work becomes...

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Published on June 30, 2015 08:21 • 3 views
Jamie Ayres Jamie Ayres's blog:

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I’m struggling with what type of book to publish next. Mytrilogy dabbled in paranormal, filled with themes about holding onto faith, taking chances, listening to your heart, and God’s unfailing love.


One story I dreamed up before landing acontract for my trilogy deals with racial tensions in Am...

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Published on June 30, 2015 23:51 • 5 views
Brad Vance Brad Vance's blog:

money-bagsYeah, I’m one of the lucky ones, my income only plummeted 50% yesterday. It’s not looking good. So yes, if you are looking for an editor, copy editor, story consultant, manuscript evaluator, ebook formatter, I’m for hire as of now. BradVanceErotica@gmail.com. I can’t wring my hands and wait for t...

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Published on July 02, 2015 07:13 • 2 views
April Lindner April Lindner's blog:

After two relatively difficult days of being perpetually lost and struggling to figure out How Things Work in Italy, today was a dream. The highlights?
A group trip to the Colosseum. A colleague's fun and fascinating lecture on what a day of ancient Roman entertainment must have been like. Overhe... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 08:51 • 3 views
Lila Felix Lila Felix's blog:

Colby Evans can leap from one country to the next in a heartbeat. She can see every sunset in every time zone in the same day. She can travel across the world in a flash. She defies gravity and physics with every breath she takes. She’s tested her abilities and found them limitless.She is the li... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 05:34 • 5 views
Vonnie Winslow Crist Vonnie Winslow Crist's blog:

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” – Tyrion Lannister, A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin


This is one of my favorite quotes. It took me many years to...

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Published on June 30, 2015 19:42 • 1 view
P.D.R. Lindsay P.D.R. Lindsay's blog:
It seems to me that New Zealand writers and the NZSA and Creative New Zealand and the Book Council will never grow out of this idiotic belief that pretentious arty-farty 'literahry' writing is great writing. Whilst searching for a market for a story I came across this print journal, an American w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2015 14:39 • 3 views
Graham Downs Graham Downs's blog:
All right, so by now you know the drill (if you don't, read on). Each month, I post a crossword puzzle for your brain-teasing enjoyment.

Print it out, solve it, and e-mail me your answers. If you're the first person to send me the correct answers before I post them on Tuesday, 20 July 2015, I'll m... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 30, 2015 07:30 • 4 views
Charlene Newcomb Charlene Newcomb's blog:
What a way to begin my first HNS conference – a 3 hour broadsword workshop with writer/actor/swordsman David Blixt and his associate Brandon St. Clair Saunders. These two gentlemen were superb swordsmen and were incredibly patient with some of us … Continue reading Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2015 06:16 • 1 view
Beth Rinyu Beth Rinyu's blog:
Exactly one week to go until Easy Silence goes live, and I couldn't be more excited! It is now available on pre-order on Amazon and is enrolled in Kindle Unlimited for 90 days. If you don't have a Kindle you can download the Kindle app on mostly every reading device. I hope all of you connect wit... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 04:07 • 1 view
Michelle Hauck Michelle Hauck's blog:
Last summer, I did a New Agent Contest in July. I decided to send out a few agent invites this morning and maybe start to think about doing another one this year.

I'm rather overwhelmed to announce that there are already 8 agents signed up to take part! So I think it's safe to say that New Agent w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2015 11:51 • 1 view
Doris-Maria Heilmann Doris-Maria Heilmann's blog:

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I always meant to write to Amazon – not to their “customer-service” email – but as a registered letter, addressed to their CEO, responsible for customer / supplier relations or Jeff Bezos. Being too busy, I never got around it. Just now I found by chance a former blog post by David Gaughran wh...

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Published on June 30, 2015 16:45 • 4 views
David S. Atkinson David S. Atkinson's blog:

In light of recent developments, our thoughts are all abuzz regarding what we can do next about more of the issues that still face the United States in how we treat people. Something that immediately popped into my head, which is a tiny thing in the bigger scheme, was again (I’ve talked about thi...

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Published on June 29, 2015 17:00 • 5 views
Barb Hendee Barb Hendee's blog:

S3B4_usa_512So far, so good, and the raffle is still ongoing. Use of the new secured submission form is working out well, and we assume by the response so far the everyone finds it more comfortable to use.

See the original post for rules and requirements as well as other useful information. Please follow ins...

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Published on July 02, 2015 16:00 • 4 views
Travis Luedke Travis Luedke's blog:

Here at the SFR Brigade's Summer Cafe its time for some supernova hotness with space opera erotic romance. Dine in with Scifi Romance Excerpts and a giveaway!Care to join me for brunch?

Here's all the places we'll be visiting durning the Supernova Hotness week of the blog hop with the SFR Brigad... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2015 08:29 • 1 view
Athina D. Athina D.'s blog:




I started my first audiobook.
Actually when I was a kid my mother had bought to me and my sister some amazing fairy tales. But it wasn't only a book. It was a whole series of books and tapes so you could see the pictures and listen to the story at the same time! We were thrilled! So we would sit... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 30, 2015 04:06 • 5 views
C.C. Chapman C.C. Chapman's blog:

Balancing screen time and sunshine

Todays world is full of parents who work from home. For the past nine years, I’ve been one of them.

When summer vacation arrives, it comes with new challenges. Our home offices are no longer the sacred, quiet spaces that we love and thrive in.

While some build a writing shed or a tiny house to...

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Published on June 30, 2015 06:14 • 1 view
Robert   Zimmermann Robert Zimmermann's blog:
As many of you may know already, I live in New York. And no, not New York…City. New York is also a state, and most of it goes unnoticed when someone says New York. But before I get off track so early on in this post, I’ll go back to the point. I live in […] Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2015 07:09 • 1 view
Sarah Chorn Sarah Chorn's blog:

Last Friday I posted a Help Wanted thing. I got a ton of responses, which is super helpful. Unfortunately, as soon as I had the time to sit down and respond to email, a virus roared through my family, and we’re all under the weather this week. It’s been super fun (/sarcasm font).


In other news, i...

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Published on July 02, 2015 02:00 • 3 views
J.C. Lillis J.C. Lillis's blog:

My first instinct was to minimize this and be all NBD about it. BUT DAMMIT, that feels crappy and probably makes me a bad feminist. So hey: HOW TO REPAIR A MECHANICAL HEART made a freaking BuzzFeed list, and I am proud today.


Click to read the article, and thanks to everyone who read, reviewed, an...

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Published on July 01, 2015 17:44 • 21 views
Betsy Bird Betsy Bird's blog:

SignCatFolks, one of the things I love about this job is the fact that I get to watch authors’ careers bloom and blossom. I see authors starting out or at the beginning of their careers and watch as they garner praise and flourishes throughout the years. Today’s example is author Lynne Jonell. Back in 2...

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Published on June 30, 2015 21:00 • 1 view
Carrie Bailey Carrie Bailey's blog:
Some of the statistics about self publishing book sales and the 95% of traditionally published authors who can't live on their writing alone aren't encouraging.

That is... if you expect to get rich writing your stories.

Reality is that you have to earn money to support your writing. At first, I tri... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2015 09:41 • 3 views
Mark Hendy Mark Hendy's blog:

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Hi guys. Hot isn’t it? I live in Barcelona where it’s always hot – even when it’s cold, and I’ve learnt a thing or two about temperature.


TOP TIPS FOR KEEPING COOL.



Put a damp towelabove an open window so it’s draping down like a big wet curtain. This works better if there is a slight breeze.


P... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 30, 2015 04:18 • 3 views
Erica Verrillo Erica Verrillo's blog:
Picture With the recent announcement that it will begin paying Kindle Unlimited authors by pages read, rather than borrows, Amazon has set off a spate of commentary, fromFortuneto a satirical jab by theTelegraph.

Nobody has ever paid authors by the number of pages read. Authors have been paid by pages wr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 30, 2015 11:11 • 1 view
Annie Finch Annie Finch's blog:


The Goddess Inanna


My poem “Inanna” appears amongworks by 92 cross-cultural writers and artistsincluding Carol P. Christ, Max Dashu, Genevieve Vaughan, Lydia Ruyle, Susan Hawthorne, and Starhawk in She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Spirituality, and Activism,a major new anthology of essays, poems,...

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Published on May 18, 2015 05:41 • 3 views
Christopher Nuttall Christopher Nuttall's blog:

I meant to write this earlier, but I got occupied with Full Circle.


There’s a joke about a Scottish woman who paid 1000 to have someone research her family tree … and about how she had to pay another 1000 afterwards to cover it up.


It isn’t very funny, is it? I don’t think Ben Affleck finds it very...

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Published on July 02, 2015 12:21 • 1 view
Martina Boone Martina Boone's blog:
I'm SO excited about this post, because I finally,
Image via Alan CleaverWE finally, get to share some of the amazing things that are going on here at Adventures, the First Five Pages Writing Workshop, and YA Series Insiders. We have a number of new contributors we've added recently, and we're e... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 04:00 • 1 view
Miranda  Miller Miranda Miller's blog:
No-one hears me. No-one sees me.
The real me is hidden so deep even I can't find her anymore.
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Published on July 02, 2015 21:26 • 4 views
Toi Thomas Toi Thomas's blog:
A little while ago, Michael D’Agostino, of A Life Examined, brought up the idea of a new blog hop called Question of the Month. He thinks blog readers would like to know a little more about us, the bloggers. So we’re all gathering to show you guys who we are by taking part in the … Continue readi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2015 03:00 • 1 view
T.M. Carter T.M. Carter's blog:
Free on Amazon a short story by T.M. Carter:


http://www.amazon.com/Millennium-Man-... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 02, 2015 21:22 • 5 views
Ashley Capes Ashley Capes's blog:

As I mentioned not long ago, the sad news around funding for the Arts in Australia right now has impacted a lot of great journals and presses, one of which being IP, who published Stepping Over Seasons for me.

Due to this, I’ve taken on SOS myself and wanted to share a mock-up for the new cover,...

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Published on July 02, 2015 04:14 • 5 views
Jerome R. Corsi Jerome R. Corsi's blog:

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Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series about the unprecedented dependence Americans have on their federal government. The first story showed how the food-stamp program has doubled under President Obama, as it did under President George W. Bush.


NEW YORK – The growing number of retired A...

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Published on July 02, 2015 17:33 • 3 views
Gary M. Nelson Gary M. Nelson's blog:
[Also available as a podcast]

Everyone likes to have choice.

No, that's not quite correct. These days people demand choice, especially in the arena of consumer goods and services.

The more choice the better, it would seem - or at least the manufacturers would have you think so, as you try to pick... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 07, 2014 23:47 • 4 views
Liesel K. Hill Liesel K. Hill's blog:
Hello all! Happy Monday morning!

It's been weeks since I posted regularly on my blog, which is all kinds of weird for me. I love blogging and have been religious about it for years. But life has gotten in the way a lot lately. I'm hoping now to return to a more regular schedule. So, a couple of t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2015 07:29 • 1 view
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