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What is Real Self Publishing?
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This is Chapter 1 of the free web series about Leo Maddox (one of the leading men from my novel HE BELONGS WITH ME). As it begins it will cover the same span of time HE BELONGS WITH ME covered, so it's essentially a companion novel.
My goal is post... Read more of this blog post »
“Why? Why does evil exists? Why there is so much of rape, terror, and war all around us? Why can’t the world be free of at least these three horrors? That’s all I ask for. This is 21st century after all!" asks a naive and concerned citizen in despair.
The artist looks at the citizen with sympathy...Read more of this blog post »
QUESTION OF THE DAY: HOW DO YOU COPE WITH CRITICISM?
A reader asked me this question today, and I thought I would re-post what I wrote about this last year… hope it's helpful!
Also, I want to open up this question for a general discussion — so by all means, please share your own thoughts and wis...Read more of this blog post »
I decided to have it start this coming Monday, July 28th, which also happens to be...my 30th birthday. So as a birthday present to me, I encourage those of you who haven't yet read Changeling to consider gett... Read more of this blog post »
The angels communicated the law to Moses. It seems then that “angels” refers to ordained leadership in the church and the angels assigned to those... Read more of this blog post »
"God!" I screamed as I looked upward...."No matter how bad it gets, how desperate I become, please don't ever let me lose my humanity!"
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We have been completely humbled by the response thus far and just wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to message us, comment, like our posts, share our book with your friends and write reviews! Without... Read more of this blog post »
I add one word after the other
And with each one I rediscover
The beautiful pictures they create
Of life, friendship, love and hate
How dull my world would be
Without the words that set me free
Otherworld Nights comes out October 28 (or thereabouts—it may be slightly different in the UK)
For names, my go-to website is right on my browser bookmark bar. It’s a . I usually pick from the top 1000, just because more common = more recognizable & pronounceable. It also means I won’t pick on...Read more of this blog post »
For my birthday a few months ago, Tom kindly gave me a copy of My Mistake by Daniel Menaker. The book is a memoir. Menaker, now in his 70s, worked at The New Yorker as a fact-checker, a copy-editor and then as fiction editor for 26 years, before, as he describes it, being palmed off by editor Tin...Read more of this blog post »
Thank you for making me feel left out. Thank you for making me feel that I don't belong. Thank you for making me feel alone most of the ti... Read more of this blog post »
A fellow writer and fan of Bruno, Terrence was keen to experience the magic of the Perigord, which - as all my loyal readers will know - involved a fair amount of eating.
But it wasn't just food - we visited... Read more of this blog post »
of course this line of researchalways problematic for me…
Why is the grass always greener on social media?
I will have my own brand of insignificance.
to prepare for this character, I meant to gather household items I thought would together be helpful in making the sound of a strange woman saddled with an abundance of me time spanking the daughter of her distant but as yet unrevealed relati... Read more of this blog post »
In the places where some of us spend the summer, there is no such thing as a bookstore. You cannot drop in casually or order a book sent home. Or perhaps the nearest bookstore does not have the... Read more of this blog post »
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The site is a great resource, too, for anyone interested in other mystery themes.
Laura Crum is an author you might not be familiar with--her main character is an equine veterin... Read more of this blog post »
In the Tudor and Stuart period that is my speciality as awriterand historian, there was horrificreligiouspersecution. We should all stand up against it in the world today. We know how inNazi Germany Jews had to wear a yellow star. In Mosul Christian homes today are marked with this symbol standin...Read more of this blog post »
From my inbox:
“I have a sneaking suspicion this feeling of being unsettled won’t go away until I control my freedom.”
A common theme in the emails I receive is one of readers feeling unsettled. People are frustrated with one or more parts of their current life, yet they sense that change is possi...Read more of this blog post »
Both Books 1 & 2 are now available in PRINT!!!
*nod nod* Ahyep, you heard me right. You can now hold Draven and Arin and Terra and Lanni and all the other cast of characters in your very own hands!!!
Create Space: To Light The Dragon's Fire, Book... Read more of this blog post »
Very, very informative and helpful, sure is going to save me a lot of stress later I must say, and I think that any future readers will be happy as well. Didn’t realize I was doing so many things wrong; you win this match Crow.
Originally posted on Ylva Publishing:
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كنت أعرف أن نحاتا عظيما كإيميل سيوران سيجرح ما تبقى من أوردة القلب ول... Read more of this blog post »
Post your score & time here (no answers/spoilers please)
Mail me if there are any mistakes!
https://www.goodreads.com/quizzes/384... Read more of this blog post »
If no... get in your car! What the hell, man? Forget that bucket list crapola. All you need is two or three passes along I-94 from Hudson to Milwaukee and you can die... Read more of this blog post »
Now I'm just spoiling you!!
Chapter 2 - Early 1007 - Northman
They’d only just made it home in time. As they’d settled the horses and people within the suddenly, a little too crowded, house near Deerhurst, the faint whispers of snow had begun to fall and by the time th... Read more of this blog post »
There will be six of us for dinner Saturday night, including a couple of really good cooks, meaning that if I try to compete, I fail. So what to serve? I may write good books, but a gourmet cook I am not.
My gut tells me that it’s best to go with simple and fresh, which, this time of year in the...Read more of this blog post »
George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois have produced many anthologies together, and I can honestly say the arrival of ROGUES had me the most excited. While initially, I had this book on pre-order because I wanted to read the story by Patrick Rothfuss, I was continually impressed by the quality of...Read more of this blog post »
May – Philadelphia
Offices of the Justice Project
I came charging down the hall, reading the file in my hand, en route to the law library to find Bruce, our head researcher. As soon as I cleared the door, I felt an impact like I had ran run into a brick wall. Looking up, I saw M...Read more of this blog post »
Back in June, I had a lovely surprise. Chad Merkley, a long-time member of the Wednesday Wandering community, sent me the following:
“I really enjoyed Artemis Awakening. I’m excited for the sequel. One small element that really grabbed my attention was the song that Adara wrote. I felt that it nee...Read more of this blog post »
1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 04
“I’ve been corresponding with King Albrecht and he is supportive of the idea of improvements and so are the Roths,” Karl said. “Silesia is a little more complicated. Well . . . difficult. I will have to convince Aunt Beth that I am not building roads to help my...Read more of this blog post »
Win one of ten (10) advanced reading copies of ONE POTION IN THE GRAVE, the second book in the Magic Potion mystery series by Heather Blake. Giveaway runs through midnight tonight (7/23/14). Ten winners will be chosen. The giveaway form does not play nice with mobile devices. Please use... Read more of this blog post »
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