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Joshua Blum Joshua Blum's blog:
It’s amazing how long it can take to put together a short movie. The video in said title is technically not even a movie, really, it’s a music video that’s about 4 and a half minutes long. But, man, did that sucker take a long time to put together!

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Published on May 03, 2015 18:47 • 1 view
Stuart Aken Stuart Aken's blog:
The Methuselah Strain, from FBP.The Methuselah Strain, from FBP.

I told you yesterday about rumours that my publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing, was planning to issue the new, revised edition of my dystopian science fiction novella, The Methuselah Strain. Well, turns out those reports were true. Dan Grubb, the owner of the p...

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Published on May 02, 2015 13:56 • 1 view
Lev Raphael Lev Raphael's blog:
On May 5th, the authors' association Pen America will give a freedom of expression award to Charlie Hebdo,the wildly iconoclastic Parisian journal. Ten of their staffers were gunned down along with two police guards back in January.

That award has prompted angry exchanges between literary heavywe... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 01, 2015 14:23 • 1 view
R.T. Payne R.T. Payne's blog:
Lights coming straight over the top of Mount Rainier at night do look like something more dangerous and exotic than an airplane; you can see why Washington is the UFO sighting capital of the country. (Or is it the world?) I thought it was the moon at first, rising with alarming speed and brightne... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 03, 2015 18:17 • 26 views
Amy H. Sturgis Amy H. Sturgis's blog:
Just a quick note to say that my essay "In Search of Fringe's Literary Ancestors" from the book Fringe Science is the spotlight essay today at the Smart Pop Books website. You can read it for free here! Read more of this blog post »
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Roz Morris Roz Morris's blog:
Yesterday I was teaching an editing masterclass at The Guardian. During the lunch break I got chatting to a desk editor from its sister title The Observer, who remarked that hed always been curious about writing a novel, but wondered where his journalism instincts would be a hindrance and where a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 03, 2015 06:47 • 1 view
Nathan Burgoine Nathan Burgoine's blog:

Today’s the last of four Sundays where I’ve had the pleasure to run you through some of New Lit Salon Press‘s wonderful science fiction anthology Startling Sci-Fi: New Tales of the Beyond. After being lucky enough to get a sneak peak of it, and loving it, I knew I wanted to try to boost the signa...

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Charlie Cochrane Charlie Cochrane's blog:
It’s one part Sherlock Holmes, one part Poirot, and one part romance. The mystery is really what drives the plot, but the setting and characters really bring it to life.

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Published on May 02, 2015 06:58 • 3 views
Tina Connolly Tina Connolly's blog:
So, for fun Seriously Wicked swag, I made up some postcards with a new magic spell on them that doesn't appear in the book. They came and they are super cute, if I do say so myself. Here's a teaser....
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I'm signing and numbering all 250 of them, and I'm going to give them out at all my tour stopsc... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 02, 2015 15:12 • 5 views
R.J. Scott R.J. Scott's blog:

Excerpts of Italian translations all collated into one dowloadable document (ePub, Mobi and PDF). Links at the bottom of this post

RJ Scott | Proteggere Morgan | Il miracolo di Natale | Natale a New-York

Sue Brown | Non succede mai nulla | Sabbia e sale - Serie Sull’Isola di Wight, Libro 1 | Rappo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 02, 2015 07:27 • 2 views
William Meikle William Meikle's blog:


Time to push this again - THE UNSPOKEN anthology proceeds go to cancer charities. Go buy it in paperback or ebook.

Stories by greats like Tim Lebbon, John Shirley, Guy N Smith, Anna Taborska and many more. Read more of this blog post »
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Kelly Creagh Kelly Creagh's blog:

So surprises (like trilogies) often come in threes!


First surprise: Courtney Pierce is the winner of theAprilcast-a-characterOblivion ARC give-away. Congrats Courtney!


And thank you all for your amazing Nevermore casting suggestions! I loved reading them and seeing the different choices. Maybe one...

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Published on May 03, 2015 07:39 • 8 views
Christopher Fowler Christopher Fowler's blog:
With the death of Ruth Rendell, we have lost a giant of the literary crime world.Rendell got her first publishing deal with Hutchinson after after working as a journalist on a local paper, the Chigwell Times. She apparently left the job after writing up a local tennis club dinner without attendin... Read more of this blog post »
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James L. Thane James L. Thane's blog:
I've long been a fan of John Lescroart's series featuring San Francisco lawyer Dismas Hardy and Homicide Inspector Abe Glitsky, and so it's always a treat to open a new book in the series. Glitsky has recently been forced to resign from his position as head of the Homicide department and is at l... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 02, 2015 18:37 • 2 views
Austin Scott Collins Austin Scott Collins's blog:
Success is inherently unpredictable. I don't mean unpredictable in the sense of wild and erratic; I mean unpredictable in the sense of literally impossible to call, no matter how much information you have. Ultimately, most of us don't get what we deserve. (And thank goodness for that!) We get wha... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 03, 2015 17:50 • 31 views
Timothy Gager Timothy Gager's blog:
Last year I rode with Kim Addonizioand all went smooth.

This year I was to pick up Nick Flynn--I practiced (my daughter plays Nick), made sure my camera phone was charged, set the mode to Airplane. I was prepared.

Except along the way, I was lucky enough to add Gregory Pardlo, this year's Pulitzer... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 02, 2015 07:42 • 1 view
Rival Gates Rival Gates's blog:
Rander rubbed his eyes and asked, “Why are you waking us up now. It is not even light yet.”
“We must move out now,” Linvin answered. “Any farmer with livestock and crops still in the fields this far into the fall will be up at the break of day. We must not be discovered here. Furthermore, anyone... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 03, 2015 17:41 • 5 views
Deborah Blake Deborah Blake's blog:

It's a well-known fact that I spend most of my days off at home--usually writing, sometimes working in the garden (more about that in my next post) . But yesterday, the first Saturday in May, was an exception.

My lovely friend Rob owns a store called Imagicka in Binghamton (a little over an hour a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 03, 2015 10:50 • 4 views
Rosina Lippi Rosina Lippi's blog:

gilded-top onlySo here, I’ll open up what will probably be a very short discussion: I love the book jacket art for The Gilded Hour, but I can’t deny there’s a big anachronism right in the middle of it. The novel takes place in 1883, and photo on the cover showsthe Washington Square Park arch. From the NYU websi...

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Published on May 03, 2015 06:56 • 2 views
Sharon Creech Sharon Creech's blog:
SometimesI visitamazing schools
where the enthusiasmand energyand good willis so high
thatIswoon.

Bright and cheery welcome

students independently engaged


playing with words

celebrating books

and peopleandtheirstories.
Thank youFay Schoolfor a beauteousand deliciousvisit.
You're allamazing.
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Published on May 03, 2015 16:45 • 4 views
J.L. Merrow J.L. Merrow's blog:

Jack_in_the_Green_400x600My May Day themed historical short story with paranormal overtones Jack in the Green, is out today in its 2nd edition. Open-mouthed smile

It’ll be available exclusively from JMS Books (and at a 20% discount) for one week, then at all major e-tailers on May 10th.

Jack in the Green

Stranded in a remote country villag...

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Published on May 03, 2015 06:15 • 1 view
Ciara Xyerra Ciara Xyerra's blog:

i really liked the way my gray floral sweatshirt fleece lady skater dress came out, so i decided to make another in a more summer-appropriate fabric:


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this is a baby rib knit i got from fabric.com. i bought two colors of the same fabric: blue & hot pink. i think i originally bought them to m...

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Published on May 02, 2015 15:07 • 5 views
Jessie Carty Jessie Carty's blog:
“In the beginning was the urge, and the urge was with you, but first you had to make a pot of coffee, and then the telephone rang, and then you realized you had to defrost something for dinner, and then you sat down at the computer and discovered the urge was gone.

You wouldn’t be a writer if you... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 03, 2015 11:44 • 3 views
David Mack David Mack's blog:
Check out the piping-hot cover for Star Trek: Seekers #3 – Long Shot, coming July 28 from Pocket Books: As with the first two books of the series, the art is by digital illustrator and accidental muse Rob Caswell. Pre-order your copy from your favorite online retailer today: S&S:http://books.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 02, 2015 11:34 • 4 views
Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin's blog:
fishinabowl

“Setting the gently sloshing tank on the dresser, Ellsworth sprinkled in some food and spent a few minutes watching the little fish dart up and away from the surface, over and over again. Like always, it did something to him, that movement, something he could never quite figure out. It seemed to...

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Published on May 03, 2015 12:24 • 5 views
Hugh Howey Hugh Howey's blog:

I was reading the new Steve Jobs biography last week, and the author briefly touched on the roll-out of the iTunes store. Prior to the launch of the store, iTunes was just another place to organize songs, most of them no doubtstolen via Napster, which was terrorizing studios at the time.


Even with...

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Published on May 02, 2015 11:06 • 8 views
Matt Fraction Matt Fraction's blog:
“It turns out that the Wall Street bonus pool in 2014 was roughly twice the total annual earnings of all Americans working full time at the federal minimum wage.

You read that right: Just the annual bonuses for just the sliver of Americans who work just in finance just in New York City dwarfed th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 03, 2015 10:21 • 2 views
James Buchanan James Buchanan's blog:
Requiem in Leather (Deputy Joe Book 4)
Coming May 15, 2015 from MLR Press

The wilds of San Francisco are a long way from the rural-Utah beat of Deputy Joe Peterson.

Kabe’s former Dom, the man who protected him in prison, dies and Kabe, along with Jack’s other boys, returns to The City to pay their... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 03, 2015 11:03 • 7 views
John Joseph Adams John Joseph Adams's blog:

In a long piece about apocalyptic fiction for NPR, writer Jason Heller calls The Apocalypse Triptych “the most ambitious, audacious undertaking of its kind” and describes the stories as “stories of loss, love, betrayal, and survival pitted against a backdrop of earth-shattering cataclysm” and as...

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Published on May 02, 2015 11:48 • 1 view
Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton's blog:

I’m in Toronto for a couple of days, working on a show, before I go to Ottawa later this week.


I’ve had a nice time while I’ve been here, though I wasn’t prepared for how profoundly lonely I would feel after just 24 hours away from my family. I guess after months of spending as much time with my w...

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Published on May 03, 2015 15:43 • 16 views
K.M. Weiland K.M. Weiland's blog:

What is a story butscenes? Put one scene after another–and you have a story! Of course, it’s alittle more complicated than that. Those scenes have to hang together in a way that makes sense. They have to create a contiguous arc. Every one of those scenes needs to be integral to that arc. If a sce...

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Published on May 03, 2015 03:00 • 2 views
Joe Haldeman Joe Haldeman's blog:
While we were in the air between Poland and Florida, this story unfolded–Thursday, 11:18 AM: EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros. and Sony are battling to set upthe feature adaptation of the popular sci-fi actioner The Forever War with ChanningTatum attached to star and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 02, 2015 15:08 • 4 views
Jenny Han Jenny Han's blog:


“Peter…I don’t want us to ever break each other’s hearts.”


What a little cutie! Don’t break his heart, Lara Jean!

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Z.A. Maxfield Z.A. Maxfield's blog:
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Andrew Tye Andrew Tye's blog:
I am giving this book away for free on Monday, May 4, 2015

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Resumes, Interviews & Careers was written to help you get more interviews, better job offers, and ultimately land your dream job.

I've worked with many students and professionals looking to advance their career... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 03, 2015 16:49 • 6 views
Jeff VanderMeer Jeff VanderMeer's blog:

Annihilation-Feature


For those who’ve asked me on Twitter about the possibility of new Area X/Southern Reach fiction, I can report that I’m (slowly) working on a novella entitled “The Bird Watchers.” The novella is set during the last week before the event that created Area X and the viewpoint character is Old Jim...

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Published on May 03, 2015 10:43 • 11 views
Chloe Neill Chloe Neill's blog:
This one for Chicagoland Vampires! I’m having waaaaay too much fun with this. Enjoy! Xoxo, Chloe
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Published on May 02, 2015 13:20 • 7 views
Elizabeth Moon Elizabeth Moon's blog:
I'm knitting another pair of shorty socks, this time using more of my mother's stash of Bernat's "Sesame" yarn (they don't make it anymore: 100% wool, lovely feel, came in "pull skeins" neatly wrapped into narrow plastic sacks with a little device that let you pull the yarn out through the hole w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 02, 2015 14:56 • 5 views
Lyn Cote Lyn Cote's blog:


The first E-book in my QUAKER BRIDES series is on sale this week only for 99 cents! Normally $14.99. So don’t miss this sale!


(Click covers to purchase.)


The prequel to the series. “Where Honor Began” is on sale for 99 cents also.


The second book in the series BLESSING will be released July 1st.



H...

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Published on May 03, 2015 09:49 • 6 views
Kristin Cashore Kristin Cashore's blog:
The hats of the Kentucky Derby, in pictures.

In other news, it's supposed to be near 80F today (26C), and I can't remember how to do that. What do I wear again? Do I bring a layer? Should I open the windows? What's going on?

Only a few days ago, there were still piles of snow… Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 03, 2015 08:51 • 8 views
David Moody David Moody's blog:

1984A week or so ago I attended a school production of 1984. With a small cast, limited props and basic lighting and sound, they did an excellent job of bringing George Orwell’s classic novel to life. As I was watching, it struck me how relevant and frightening the story remains today (in fact, just...

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Published on May 02, 2015 09:09 • 3 views
Carolyn Jewel Carolyn Jewel's blog:

Writer's Diary - Romance Author With A Few Opinions

Two books I’ve read recently had quite an impact on me, and so I am sharing them with you.

The Remains of War, Surviving the Other Concentration Camps of World War II
by Pauline Kok-Schurgers
Self-published (iUniverse)

I forget where I read ab...

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Published on May 02, 2015 18:49 • 6 views
George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin's blog:
It's draft weekend for the National Football League, so of course I have been glued to my television set. This year, for the first time in decades, they are holding the draft in Chicago instead of NYC, and it looks as though the whole city has gone crazy. Nothing can compare with the pulse-poundi... Read more of this blog post »
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