While doing research for another project on the Animal Planet website, I came across a sci-fi "documentary" called MERMAIDS: THE BODY FOUND. It talks about mermaid folklore and digitally creates what hominids would have looked like if a segment of our ancestors had evolved in the sea... Read more of this blog post »
It only took me four hours and eight gazillions reads of my 'Smashwords Checklist', but I did it.
Yay, me (she said, the tiredness evident in her voice).
That's the last of them that needed to go there and I, for one, am happy.
I'm still working on Bewitchmen... Read more of this blog post »
In a world where millions of books are available, I suspect most authors would be happy just to know someone read their book. Knowing a reader didn’t just read their book but actually liked it would be the icing on the cake. Knowing a reader loved it…well, that would create some seriously warm an...Read more of this blog post »
Thanks to Allison Ingman who helped me come up with a title: Evolution. The second half of the two-part book will be Revolution.
This series was initially going to be a trilogy but I think the ideas I... Read more of this blog post »
The one and only time I was asked to speak to an MBA class I had the microphone ripped from my hand. Goldman Sachs asked me to address their summer associates–big-brained kids pretending to be interested in what I was saying. The gig was sold to me as fifteen minutes of very casual dinner talk ab...Read more of this blog post »
Hey guys! I know I already posted a blurb for my upcoming Goodreads freebie THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TRYING NOT TO DIE, but,of course, right after I posted it, the plot dove sideways and ended up in a completely different place.
The story is complete now, rounding out at 25,000 words, and I should k...Read more of this blog post »
I've read Winger and I have read Looking for Alaska. Yes, both books are set in boa... Read more of this blog post »
Baseball legend Yogi Berra’s advice to aspiring athletes—or to anyone struggling to make it to the top of his or her profession—is as practical as what he told himself when he was struggling to earn a place in the Major Leagues.
Yogi Berra,considered one of baseball’s greatest catchers of all tim...Read more of this blog post »
Hearts of Iron has been out a little more than a week, and in my entirely biased opinion is doing very well. Sales are good, international readers are starting to discover the book, and I thought I’d take the time to go over some of what I consider are the more important points t... Read more of this blog post »
It might be the most fun you’ve ever had on a blog tour! Yep, in addition to my real-life launch party with Donna K. Weaver, I’m also doing an online launch, and I’d love to have you join the party!
I swear up and down, this blog will not be all about my books. I will still blog about writing craf...Read more of this blog post »
here i am, spending a week on the beach in hilton head when along comes a sinus infection. i’m taking my antibiotics and using the prescription nasal spray like a good little girl, but still everything tastes like cardboard or soap. so while the others order all sorts of tasty goodies, i just...Read more of this blog post »
In my last post but one I said a little bit about what I now do for a living. This post expands on that by delving into the topic of sketchnoting.
Sketchnoting is a technique in which one uses imagery and diagrams in note-taking as a way of anchoring memory, concepts,...Read more of this blog post »
Thank the muses or whoever I should bow to, that there are words to wrap around my painful known-ness, and give me the solace of the unknown, the place that I create where there is narry an angel or a devil that I did not summon as my submissive, no solicitors on the phone, and no viruses to cau... Read more of this blog post »
In 1977, scientists aboard a submarine journeyed to the springs of the sea, confirming what the Bible said thousands of years ago (See also Genesis 7:11 and Genesis 8:2) about springs on the ocean floor... Read more of this blog post »
I was recently asked by Tina Bustamante, one of my writer friends, to write a guest post for her blog. After batting around a couple of topic ideas, we arrived at one that we both know all too intimately: “How to Keep Going When There are no...Read more of this blog post »
Once upon a time a young girl wanted revenge. But first, she wanted to be beautiful.
Twelve-year-old Bettony has read enough stories that begin with ‘Once upon a time’ to know what happens to the ugly stepsisters at the end, and she’s determined to escape that fate by any...Read more of this blog post »
Today when I was driving home from work I was thinking about business slogans. I have no idea why. I have to assume there was one on the radio because I don’t drive past anywhere with a visible slogan on the way home. That’s because I purposely take this weird back way to get home that may or may...Read more of this blog post »
Blog Tour Host: JT Therrien - Friday, September 6th
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VisitNarratives: JT Therrien Author BlogJT will present a character interview with Ida Prescott Light, grandmother of Steuart Jame... Read more of this blog post »
Stealing the Preacher
By Karen WitemeyerBethany House Publishers
Reviewed by Teresa Mathews
5 stars *****
In this amazing Texas tale Karen Witemeyer re-introduces us to Crockett Archer. If you read Short Straw Bride you will remember the lovable brothers that had to take care... Read more of this blog post »
This is not a kerfuffle
So today’s been a shit show and it’s only 2pm my time. Yup, a whole lot of kerfuffle.
What’s a kerfuffle?
I’m glad you asked. Kerfuffle is one of my favorite words, it means commotion. Normally when I have mornings like these, I keep to myself and listen to 90′s angst music....Read more of this blog post »
I've spent a lot of time recently downloading a raft of iPhone games. With Hay Day done and over with, I've been looking for the next fun thing. Basically I need three games in rotation at all times: an one-on-one game, a farming game, and something multiplayer strategy. Oh and sometimes a build... Read more of this blog post »
Yesterday was amazing!
Thank you all for your sweet words, emails, Tweets, Facebook, & GoodReads messages! I love y’all! I had a wonderful 30th birthday and a fantastic book release day. It was so much more than I could’ve hoped for!
Today is Day 2 of the Girl with Guitar Blog Tour (#GwGonTour...Read more of this blog post »
I went ahead and purchased a domain name for myself since I’m probably not going to stop this writing thing any time soon. I mean, if I haven’t stopped since the age of 7 I doubt I’m suddenly going to think “Hmm. Now that I’m published and people actually know my name, I’m going to move onto som...Read more of this blog post »
Melissa Miles McCarter
Fat Daddy's Farm
Free March 27, 2013
List price: $9.99
Joy can be interrupted - but not lost. Most people think of motherhood as a joyous experience, but for some it can... Read more of this blog post »
Something in the predawn hours ignited a spark in the dormant ashes of the rock pit just outside the cavern. Spirals of smoke lofted into the air like white billows of vapor rising from a steaming roast. Only four miles beyond the mountain of stone and thick barrier of forest laid spread an ope...Read more of this blog post »
I came across this image the other day.
In the fourth book, yet to be named, Adam is one of the lead characters. Guess where he falls within the hierarchy of band members? (The last one is the bass player in case you are wondering).
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