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I’ll Never Forget the Time When
Welcome to the sixth session of
THE MODERN INK SOCIETY!
Do you know who you are .. and who you are meant to become? Does it seem like you are not living the life you dreamed of when you were a child? Or are you unsure which pathway in...Read more of this blog post »
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The countdown for the dark fantasy StoryBundle is about to run out. If you want to do a little early Giftmas shopping, now is the time.
Pay $3 or more, get five books.
Pay $12 or more, get all nine.
You get to choose how much goes to the author and how much...
If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.
But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.
Yeah … what up with that?
Maybe if...Read more of this blog post »
Follow Mia's story as she explores the possibilities of falling in love with Philippe.
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A tortured rock star trying to start over. An uptown girl trying to prove herself. And the dark addiction that binds them together…
Ethan Kelly lost his best friend and bandmate to an overdose, but staying clean is proving harder than he thought it would be. His only safety net duri...Read more of this blog post »
Nick’s eagerly anticipated new novel Funny Girl is finally being published in the UK on November 6. To celebrate, Penguin.co.uk are giving away limited edition proof copies of the book, in exchange for you telling them your favourite British funny woman. Who’s it going to be? Caitlin Moran? Jenni...Read more of this blog post »
David Streitfeld of the New York Times has now cementedhimself as the blabbering mouthpiece for the New York publishing cartel, and while he is making a fool of himself for those in the know, he is a dangerous man for the impression he makes on his unsuspecting readers.
(I should point out here th...Read more of this blog post »
Wow. Where DID the summer go?? But now it’s fall and there are less than two months until Mortal Heart comes out! Gad. I’m nervous and excited and ALL THE THINGS.
To get everyone in the right mood for the Mortal Heart release, my publisher will be sharing some exclusive outtakes from the book. If...Read more of this blog post »
When you read your story, does it sound off, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you’ve done something wrong? Sometimes–maybe even lots of times–there are simple fixes. These writer’s tips will come at you once a week, giving you plenty of time to go through your story and...Read more of this blog post »
My Orlando roadies! It was great to see all you guys. Thank you for coming on out. It was a huge signing. :-) (Just click for a high resolution photo for yourself.) I left lots of signed stock, and they told me they would send some to the other Barnes and Nobles in the area, so if you’re in the a...Read more of this blog post »
Note: this is a cranky-pants ranting that I probably shouldn’t post, but here we are.
I promise, I’m not going to be that person who fisks every last thing that a certain group posts. And I’m not going to do a line-by-line on the latest letter to come from Authors United. Nor am I the person who c...Read more of this blog post »
I’m going on the road this fall to visit several schools, libraries, and conventions, and I’m looking forward to going to several places I’ve never visited before. Here’s where you can find me:
Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. – Sarah Waters in Conversation with Malinda Lo (San Francisco)
I am honored to be int...Read more of this blog post »
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, San Diego, CA
EXO reading and signing.
Borderland Books Cafe
September 20th, 3pm
(other appearances here.)
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Usually, there’s a line for the Featured New Book Spotlight.
Makes me think no one’s releasing books this time of year (and if you’re an author and this is true, this may be the best time for a release ’cause there’s not as much competition — and you can build up reviews to help get noticed i...Read more of this blog post »
Zionism and Apartheid
It’s quite common to find, among the One State Solution advocates, an analogue with Apartheid South Africa. If the trenchant racist Afrikaner regime was able to accept a peaceful transfer of power, why would this not be possible in Israel ? If activism were to focus on heali...Read more of this blog post »
Convolution Location:Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California, USA, 94010
Gail's Schedule at the Convention
Noon ~ 1:30 PM Steaming Outside Victorian London
"Not all Steampunk is British. Explore the Amer... Read more of this blog post »
This is an excerpt from a work in progress called How to Write YA, a companion to Afterworlds, my book about a young novelist living in NYC. Afterworlds comes out Sep 23, and you can pre-order it at the bottom of this page.
What Are Novels?
I’m not going to talk much about the history of the novel....
Is he a hero…or the villain?
When Elizabeth Ward sees Saxon Black rushing into the backroom of The Blade—a low end bar in Miami—she isn’t sure if he...Read more of this blog post »
It is an exciting day in Lockhart land. I am interviewed on one of my fave podcasts, Sara Zarr's This Creative Life. Zarr wrote Roomies (with Tara Altebrando) and The Lucy Variations and lots of other awesome books, and the podcast interviews all kinds of writers about the intersection of life an...Read more of this blog post »
I was recently interviewed onstage at George Washington University by Michelle Boorstein, a religion reporter for the Washington Post. The next day, Boorstein published an article summarizing our conversation, in which she excerpted a few quotations that made me appear somewhat sexist. I believe...Read more of this blog post »
"I don't get the love interest. I mean, am I supposed to like him?"
This is a response I hear often from readers. And it's started me thinking. Are writers supposed to write a love interest that every reader will fall in love with? For example, in a story where the main character is a female who f...
Giants look utterly wretched. A few good plans from JPP, and maybe we have a new TE emerging. Nothing else good can be said. They were humiliated by the Cardinals, with a backup QB. C'mon.
Jets took a 21-3 lead and still figured out a way to piss it away. Harass... Read more of this blog post »
Well, Mr. L likes pies. On my Mom's birthday, we have fruit cake (*shudder*) so it's now just once a year I get birthday cake... Read more of this blog post »
We will mostly be there to be funny and for moral support. They will have Magic Breaks on sale, so if you miss...Read more of this blog post »
You can find me today over on the Timeless Quills blog, chatting about this and that, including a rather Eloise-esque grad school misadventure involving the Britney Spears movie, Bertucci’s, and an Intellectual History professor. (All names have been withheld from this story to protect the profes...Read more of this blog post »
I just spent the weekend at a writers retreat, and it was sheer, unadulterated heaven.
Once upon a time, I used to sandwich writing time in between all the other aspects of my professional life. I woke up at 4:30 in the morning to write before going into the law office. I sat at ergonomically tort...Read more of this blog post »
I'm emerging from my writing "hermitage" (remember my photo?) with a couple of bits of good news!
ONE CAME HOME has been chosen for a couple of statewide reading lists for 2015-2016. These are the best lists to be on because kids read the books and then vote on their favorites. My book is for thos...Read more of this blog post »
Something’s different, I sense it. I’ve been frustrated, and Spiritual communication has been oddly elusive. Now it feels like I’m the one that needs to change. Why? I’m worried about someone special to me. She’s clearly making the wrong decision, in my eyes anyway. Why can’t she see? I’m sure I’...Read more of this blog post »
I'll post more about the story I'm contributing at a later da Read more of this blog post »
But I have been watching “Mad... Read more of this blog post »
Emu smiled and said, "My father's farm is thousands of acres. I'll spend most of my time working on the computer. I troubleshoot the programs they use for payroll, crop yield, water utilization, and other st... Read more of this blog post »
If the parents happened to be unconscious individuals, the enlightened state did not last long. Even if both of them had been enlightened, we still have to go through our ow... Read more of this blog post »
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