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Patrick Rothfuss Patrick Rothfuss's blog:

Over the years, we’ve had more and more fans donating books to the fundraiser.


In the first couple of years it was only one or two people, but as things have progressed, we’ve had an increasing number of generous folks kicking stuff in from their personal libraries, or goodies they’ve managed to p...

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Published on November 20, 2014 22:35 • 1 view
Penny Watson Penny Watson's blog:

Sleepy Hollow put me to sleep, but hell and damnation this guy is HOT! Tom Mison is a British actor who is rocking the beard. And the scraggly hair. And the 19th century Colonial American duds.


Happy Beardy Friday!Penny




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Published on November 21, 2014 04:11 • 2 views
Josh Lanyon Josh Lanyon's blog:

I receivedsome excellent news today. The Japanese edition of Fatal Shadows is going into a second print run.


Meanwhile Fair Game was picked up by Harlequin Mondari, the largest romance publisher in Italy as their first foray into male-male fiction. One of my German publishers (I have two) is abo... Read more of this blog post »
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M.L. Tyndall M.L. Tyndall's blog:
Guess what? It finally rained her in California yesterday. Thank God. It wasn't much rain but at least the plants and trees got a sprinkling. Having lived in both Florida and California, I can tell you the rain is VERY different. In Florida, it comes mostly in heavy spurts pounding all around. I... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 00:30 • 2 views
Rocky Rochford Rocky Rochford's blog:
Alright gang, I guess this time you've caught me joined by another author, what can I say, I hang out with a lot of them. Then again, you could always knock know and then, after all, we could have been getting caught up to all sorts, like talking about politics! Le Gasp!

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Published on November 21, 2014 10:55 • 19 views
Kim Harrison Kim Harrison's blog:

You know how irritating it is to order something for Christmas, and then it doesn’t show in time? Yep. I do it all the time. Which is exactly why the cut off for a personalized, first-edition hard cover of THE WITCH WITH NO NAME is today. After that, all that will be available through Nicola’s is...

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Published on November 21, 2014 05:18 • 5 views
Steven Pressfield Steven Pressfield's blog:
Nick Palmisciano was earning a quarter million a year when he learned he was being promoted — a promotion that would add another hundred thousand or so to his income.
The promotion announcement landed on a Friday. The following Monday he gave his notice.
“I knew that if I took that promotion, the g... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 10:33 • 1 view
Charles Stross Charles Stross's blog:

I'm in Berlin! (Combination of vacation and research trip.) And I'll be in Brauhaus Südstern (Hasenheide 69, 10967 Berlin) on Sunday evening from about 7pm. I gather they have good beer, and food. Conversation too, if you're in town and want to drop by.



(Facebook event here.)

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Published on November 21, 2014 03:28 • 2 views
Walter Jon Williams Walter Jon Williams's blog:

Taos-LogosmallTime for a reminder/brief rant reminding you that Taos Toolbox, the master class for SF & Fantasy, will be accepting applications starting December 1.
If you’re serious about building your career as a writer, you might want to start putting your application together. Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 20, 2014 20:34 • 1 view
Norman G. Finkelstein Norman G. Finkelstein's blog:



Israel agrees to work with Gaza probe into attacks on UN facilities
After refusing to cooperate with a different UN committee, Jerusalem agrees to participate in another as long as a number of its conditions are met.
ByBarak Ravid |Nov. 20, 2014 | 1:30 AM|6



A damaged classroom at a UN school in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip.
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Published on November 21, 2014 09:42 • 1 view
Martha Wells Martha Wells's blog:
There was a really nice non-spoilery review of Stories of the Raksura here.

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(I use a lot of profanity in my daily life, and I have to consciously withhold it when I'm speaking in public, so as you read this, just insert it randomly throughout.)

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Published on November 21, 2014 05:43 • 4 views
Laurie R. King Laurie R. King's blog:
The short story “Mary’s Christmas”– –is now available in a print version! My local shrine to print wisdom, Bookshop Santa Cruz, can sell you this nice little booklet (with my signature and an inscription, if you like) here. It begins one winter’s evening in late 1921 or 1922 when the two are seat... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 04:45 • 5 views
Molly Harper Molly Harper's blog:
Amazon has changed the formatting for Author Pages, and instead of a "like" button, we now have "Favorites" which allow you to get automatic updates from your Favorite Authors. To add me to your list, clickHEREand then click the yellow button under my picture.
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Published on November 21, 2014 09:29 • 8 views
Laura Anne Gilman Laura Anne Gilman's blog:
Warning: rant ahead, wherein I pull no punches even if I don't name names.

The most terrifying thing about reading US immigration discussions online is seeing utterly gleeful lack of compassion some people are displaying.

To those people (to everyone) I say, go read (not reread because clearly you... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 05:13 • 4 views
E. Lockhart E. Lockhart's blog:

Cheery end of the year stuff is happening with We Were Liars. Your local independent bookshop will probably have nice gift-y looking copies with bands around the center that makes them look special, and Hudson Booksellers (in all the airports) will have the book on display for quick and easy gift...

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Published on November 21, 2014 08:58 • 5 views
Brandon Sanderson Brandon Sanderson's blog:

Brandon’s assistant Isaac here to talk about the process of creating the ebook cover for Sixth of the Dusk.


Beneath the Surface by Julie DillonWe knew from the beginning of the Shadows Beneath anthology project that at some point we wanted to release Brandon’s story by itself, especially for those who just wanted the story apart fr...

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Published on November 21, 2014 10:05 • 17 views
George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin's blog:
There's a new GAME OF THRONES computer game on the way, this one from Telltale Games.

Unlike the earlier games from Cyanide, this is an HBO license, derived from the television series rather than the novels, so the characters will look like their TV incarnations, and in many cases will be voiced... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 20, 2014 23:28 • 12 views
W.B. Keckler W.B. Keckler's blog:
Salon posted this clip of Bill Cosby rhapsodizing about rape drugs on his 1969 album It's True! It's True!

The number of alleged rape victims is now up to fifteen.

Amazing what once passed for funny, going by the audience's response.

And this is the guy who took other comedians to task for using blu... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 20, 2014 21:21 • 1 view
Corey Redekop Corey Redekop's blog:

Bookmas:when the Shelf Monkeys gather ’round the fireplace and warbleGood King Bookcelauswhile theyroast marshmallows and burn every copy ofThe Da Vinci Codethey can find. Because cheapliterature burns best. Today’s not-so-secret BookSanta: Helen Marshall! Helen Marshall is an award-winning Canad...

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Published on November 21, 2014 05:27 • 7 views
Matthew Dicks Matthew Dicks's blog:

A tweet from a student:


I wrote Budo in my math project.



As an author, a teacher, and a lover of the subversive, this made my day.


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Published on November 21, 2014 03:57 • 4 views
MaryJanice Davidson MaryJanice Davidson's blog:
I'll be at the Rochester Public Library tomorrow (Saturday, November 22) from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for their 3rd Annual Celebration of Authors. There will be a crap ton of us, including Mitch Anthony, Amanda Hocking, Abbie Williams, Richard Noll, Ann M. Noser, John and Lori Betcher, and Bill Wi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 09:38 • 6 views
Lorelei James Lorelei James's blog:

An old man in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.”


“Pop, what are you talking about,” the son screams.


“We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” the old ma...

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Published on November 21, 2014 05:31 • 5 views
Christie Silvers Christie Silvers's blog:
Finally! It's finally here! I can't believe we've made it to this day. After so many issues (*cough* Amazon Pre-Orders *cough*), postponements, distractions, and roadblocks against me, the book is finished and today's the day it enters the world. Whew!

First off, I want to thank all of you for vis... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 02:50 • 4 views
Jim C. Hines Jim C. Hines's blog:

Friday challenges you to a dance-off!



Dorkly shares 50 behind-the-scenes photos from Star Wars IV – VI. (Includes 12-year-old Warwick Davis!)
Working LEGO particle accelerator. (Okay, so it actually accelerates a LEGO soccer ball, but still!)
Pugs!!!
Food-tasting cats. Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 05:28 • 1 view
Thomas L. Hay Thomas L. Hay's blog:
What is an author to do when his story has so many genre categories,
that make it impossible to list in just one or two? I had this problem
with my latest novel, “An Abduction Revelation.” Some readers say that
although it is written like a memoir, it has to be fiction. Now how can a
memoir be fi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 09:48 • 23 views
Pam Jenoff Pam Jenoff's blog:
It’s a scary time to be a writer. Independent bookstores are struggling, Borders closed (yes I know this happened a long time ago, but I am still in mourning), Amazon has turned the world on its head, and self-published and traditionally published authors spar with one another. More days than not... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 09:42 • 6 views
Catherine Coulter Catherine Coulter's blog:
Sky all overcast, gray, pregnant with rain (I hope) and not snow (I hope), and I'm bouncing up and down here at the computer writing to you because I'm finishing the edit today (well, maybe tomorrow) on NEMESIS -- the next Savich and Sherlock, out this upcoming summer. Here's what happened. I fin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 09:37 • 4 views
Greig Beck Greig Beck's blog:
BOOM! Cover Reveal and Overview...

THE BOOK OF THE DEAD by GREIG BECK

It’s Lovecraft meets Indiana Jones.

When a massive sinkhole opens up and swallows a retired couple from Iowa it seems like a freak occurrence. But it's not the only one. Similar sinkholes are opening all over the world, even on th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 09:35 • 5 views
Robin  Stevens Robin Stevens's blog:

I am beyond delighted to finally be able to officially announce that Murder Most Unladylikewill be availablein French in 2016!


Flammarion Jeunesse has boughtthe book, and I’m so excited that it’s found such a fantastic French home. I can’t wait to read (with difficulty) my own book in another lang...

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Published on November 21, 2014 01:12 • 1 view
Frank Edler Frank Edler's blog:
You're reading Books, Beer and BLOGshit! It's the only blog unofficially endorsed by the Funky Bunch! We are you white hip-hoppin' bloggers, Mr. Frank and Mr. Jeff!
We are unloading the big guns on the Blogshit for this stop on the Winter of Zombie 2014 Blog Tour. Mark Tufo, author of the breakout... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 02:56 • 5 views
Patrizia Viselli Patrizia Viselli's blog:
Hello!

There is something new on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ma...

Enjoy!
Patrizia :)
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Published on November 21, 2014 09:15 • 19 views
Erkan Saka Erkan Saka's blog:

yu00FCzme de bilmezdi


Bir sabah anne, bir sabah…


Beden eğitimi dersini yaptığımız spor salonunda yazardı: “sağlam kafa, sağlam vücutta bulunur”. Üç tarafı denizlerle çevrili olan yarım adada yüzme öğrenemeden mezun olduk birçoğumuz liselerden. Sağlam kafa, sağlam vücutta bulunurdu da, yüzme öğrenmek için havuz gerek...

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Published on November 20, 2014 06:50 • 4 views
Skye Turner Skye Turner's blog:

Today is the RELEASE DAY for Alluring Surrender, Book 5 Bayou Stix. This is the last book of the Bayou Stix Series. Bayou Stix is a band and every book is based on a different member of the band. All can be read as standalones, with the exception of the novella (novella is only to be read after r...

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Published on November 21, 2014 06:40 • 4 views
Kayla Lords Kayla Lords's blog:

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 [.....

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Published on November 21, 2014 02:00 • 7 views
Dana Burkey Dana Burkey's blog:
Hey everyone!!


First of all, I wanted to thank the 400 plus people who entered to win my Hearts to Follow Series! I really appreciate your interest in my book, and hope you will all still look into reading my series.

To help with that I am happy to announce that the first book in the series is FRE... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 09:00 • 5 views
Collette West Collette West's blog:
The recent uptick in popularity of erotic romance novels that came with the whole FIFTY SHADES phenomenon has left a lot of men, wondering what it's all about. The curiosity that guys have for these books varies from man to man. Some are dying to know more, but won't be caught dead reading it. So... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 21, 2014 08:56 • 29 views
Carey Anderson Carey Anderson's blog:

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 »
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Published on November 20, 2014 06:03 • 6 views
K.J. Charles K.J. Charles's blog:

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:


The Ethical Author Code


Guiding principle: Putting the reader first


When I market my books, I put my readers first. This m...

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Published on November 20, 2014 08:32 • 27 views
Makasha Dorsey Makasha Dorsey's blog:

SEX AIN'T LOVE (FINAL DRAFT)


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...

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Published on November 20, 2014 07:45 • 6 views
Teshelle Combs Teshelle Combs's blog:

I’ll start at the beginning.


Step 1.


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...

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Published on September 05, 2014 05:45 • 6 views
Jon Gresham Jon Gresham's blog:
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Speakeasy #16 at Artistry featured two very different, excellent, inspiring poets, George Szirtes and Ng Yi Sheng.

Apart from being a TS Eliot prize winning poet, George, is a Manchester Utd supporter. He also delivered a wonderf...

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Published on November 21, 2014 01:52 • 1 view
Beth Rodgers Beth Rodgers's blog:
What nerve. I mean, did he really have to answer that question wrong? It's the last day of class. Shouldn't he show just a little bit of care for once in his life? He throws away our friendship and then decides to be a first-class jerk. I guess I can't take full credit for keeping him from being... Read more of this blog post »
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