My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I don’t recall exactly when I read Catch-22 for the first time but my ballpoint-penned symbols in the margins indicate it was during or shortly after college in the late eighties or early nineties. Most significantly, it was before America’s reconc... Read more of this blog post »
Books of the Week:
After I’m Gone, Laura Lippman
The Silence of the Library, Miranda James
Murder of Crows, Anne Bishop
In the interests of being thorough, I’m re-reading all the Rex Stout books and the Agatha Christie ‘Miss Marple’ novels on my e-reader as I travel. They make for good company!
But a...Read more of this blog post »
Writing for a living is not an easy profession because your credibility gets you more work and you need to have something to show for your skill. Finding good work and the kind you want to do is even more difficult since you are second guessing all your actions.The path... Read more of this blog post »
You’ll be getting the signed book, along with the other swag prizes from Back to You! I hope you enjoy it!!
For everyone else that entered, thank you so much for your interest! Keep your eyes on the blogfor future giveaways and news about my upcoming proje...Read more of this blog post »
WHY I'M A CONSERVATIVE WRITER
The other day I saw on Amazon that my novels were picking up a
bit of speed. In the beginning when a writer places the pieces of condensed
quill strokes up for the public view he i...
The process of editing went smoothly as usual. Here's a summary of how I do it:
I receive the manuscript as a Word file. I then print it out and for my first read, read it on paper, often making marks on it indicating punctuation... Read more of this blog post »
Thank you for reading! Read more of this blog post »
Me and some of my author friends have arranged a Spring Fling Give away. Enter to win 10+ Romance Books + 150$ worth of Amazon Gift cards.
It’s All About ‘YOU’
By Prakhar Porwal & Ahona Das
Review By Ila Garg
The anthology comprising of 15 short stories, It’s All About ‘YOU’, has been published by Power Publishers. Let’s start with the cover. It’s a simple one. However, I flipped it a lot many times to search for the publisher’s lo... Read more of this blog post »
People do say, Possessiveness is sweet and that a... Read more of this blog post »
Oof I sort of really want to stop talking aboutTrue Detectiveon this blog because I actually don’t care about it as much as my internet activity might make it seem, but I wanted to address this one because I’ve noticed a fundamental misunderstanding of my point in a lot of the pushback I’ve recei...Read more of this blog post »
“Well, I’ve got some bad news for you. You’re already breaking Tildy’s heart.”
“She’ll get over it.”
Tex nodded. “Sure. Sure she will. Someday she’ll forget that she had feelings for you. And not long after that, being married to that asshole, being controlled by her parents, pretty soon she won’t...
I chose to use the word joy in the title, because I think it is a feeling rarely associated with Marketing. Especially for us introverted folk. However, I’m teaching myself to look at marketing as something fun, as a game. And when something isn’t working, I simply adapt, and try something differ...Read more of this blog post »
Twice today, within an hour, I saw (or was part of) two discussions on WHY AMAZON IS THE BIG BAD WOLF AND WE ARE ALL LIVING IN STRAW HOUSES.
You'll have to pardon me if I yawn.
Yes, I've heard all the arguments. "Amazon has ruined book pricing due to self-publishing."
(Actually, that was Amanda Hock...Read more of this blog post »
So glad you liked it! It’s a month to publication, and this is when I start biting my nails. There’s some stress with any book, but the first in a new series is terrifying!
It’s meant to be a trilogy. I just finished the third book last week, and it does wrap up relatively satisfactorily, which me...Read more of this blog post »
Captivated is a book of collected sermons on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. One that succeeds in being unified, engaging, and paced as a book.... Read more of this blog post »
After a week of excitement - launching my first book, sharing the stage with R4's Jim Naughtie at Dulwich Books, being told that Marnie Rome is like Saga Norén during an interview for Audible (!!) - I opened today's copy of The Observer to find a HUGE review by Alison Flood, in which Someone Els... Read more of this blog post »
Welcome back! Here’s what happened this week – in books and posts:
INFINITE SKY by C. J. Flood
STORM by Donna Jo Napoli: I loved SMILE, by her, so I’m curious to read this.
SAY WHAT YOU WILL by Cammie McGovern
PUSH by Eve Silver
THE WINNER’S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski
DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME by Kate Ka...
Two must-reads for fans of the weird will hit stores this spring.
Burnt Black Suns by Simon Strantzas:
courtesy Hippocampus Press
Publisher description: “In this fourth collection of stories, Simon Strantzas establishes himself as one of the most dynamic figures in contemporary weird fiction. The n...Read more of this blog post »
I have discovered Boots on my st... Read more of this blog post »
There’s a school of thought that says ‘submissives’ are weak. I beg to differ. Being submissive in the bedroom is one of the hardest tasks in the world and requires far more courage than being ‘Dominant.’ If you sign up to be a submissive you have to place complete trust in your partner and giv...Read more of this blog post »
I have finished a draft of the third book in the Tilley Pond Mouse series! It will be titled Els Oot and the Lost City.Some familiar characters and a number of new ones to look forward to.
Here is an excerpt from the beginning of the new book draft. Yay! I hope to finish this soon (but know that t...Read more of this blog post »
Today is Legacy Code’s official release! You can buy it now on Amazon.com.
(Click herefor other places to purchase if you don’t purchase from Amazon’s US site.) Paperbacks will be available next week.
Why March 9th?
Legacy Code: March 9th, 2014.
Okay, you probably aren’t asking yourself this questi...Read more of this blog post »
I realise I have not yet posted anything from my completed novelDieu et mon Droit and I want to introduce you to one of my favourite supporting characters. Though this snippet is from its unfinished sequel Alea Iacta Est, I think it really demonstrates some of the finer points of her character. T...Read more of this blog post »
While we await the arrival of a new blogger for Mondays, we will be posting short book reviews in this slot. The last book I read was the final part of the Oryx and Crake trilogy by Margaret Atwood: Maddaddam.
Having been thoroughly absorbed in the future dystopias of Oryx and Crake and The Year o...Read more of this blog post »
Hi Diana! Sometimes an AD will have a specific idea for the illo, but usually they just give me an article or a brief for me to read & interpret myself. When I’m thinking of an editorial illustration, here’s some steps I take:
1. Read the article well & simplify it down to its core ideas....Read more of this blog post »
So it has been a very long time since I've last updated, and I decided today that it was time to let you in on what's new in my life. Here are a few things I realized in the last few weeks:
1. After visiting Florida, I realized that I am meant to live somewhere warm and sunny for the rest... Read more of this blog post »
E-Book Review 16:Julia Chambers – My Renaissance
Sum it up, Heartthrob:A love letter to Italy, a love letter to very hot sex.
What Julia has written here...Read more of this blog post »
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Weekly YA Spotlight:A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (02/03 - 08/03)
The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare (Alex Wayfare #1) by M.G. Buehrlen ✤ March 4th
A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier ✤ March 4th