This isn’t exactly an awards recommendation post, because I have a stack of reading (and re-reading and mulling) yet to do myself and can’t even begin to guess what will be on my own nomination lists. I will cram, right up to the last minute. Most of my reading time this year has been dedicated t...Read more of this blog post »
When you're suffering from too much Christmas spirit, (ie, whisky, vodka, brandy, etc.) your head will be able to cope with the intricacies of the plot: man is abducted... Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been asked more than once if music was a big influence for me while writing Nine Minutes. The answer is “absolutely yes!”
The songs I’m listing here help me to find my way to a different time and place. They help me to get in the mindset to write about Grizz. Some just remind me of him (for o...Read more of this blog post »
That might sound a bit hyperbolic, but I'm serious.
And if you're going to read on, you should know that there will be SPOILERS, so go catch up on the Legend of Korra right now. There are four seasons, each only like 13 episodes that are 20 minutes long, you could easily catch up in a few dedicat... Read more of this blog post »
The name comes from the 1949 "Captain Video" television program. I was ten years old when Americans watched television for the first time and prime-time dramas were acted out "live" on c... Read more of this blog post »
“So this is Bonemarrow Canyon,” Red said critically as Focus and Clarity guided the flat-bed cart into the broad, overgrown ravine. The freckled blonde sat up front with Tourni... Read more of this blog post »
In The Saints of Lost Things, I mention the Second Vatican Council, which among other things allowed the Catholic Mass to be celebrated in vernacular (native) languages. I was raised a Methodist and became a Catholic late in life. I call it being a Cath... Read more of this blog post »
When you look at the acknowledge... Read more of this blog post »
As promised, I've posted a teaser for my upcoming release, the first book in a new Night Horde series.
Find it on the FCP blog here: http://tfcpress.wordpress.com/2014/12...
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By Arthur D. Robbins
Which #Democracy? There are so many to choose from: Rhetorical Democracy (R.D.), Civic Democracy (C.D.), Economic Democracy (E.D.), Political Democracy (P.D.), Social Democracy (S.D.). Let’s start with rhetorical democracy.
It was only after the drafting of the... Read more of this blog post »
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Happy 250th, The Castle of Otranto…
Originally posted on Longreads Blog:
As a child, Horace Walpole frequently heard it said of himself that surely he would die soon. Bo...Read more of this blog post »
Being alone for the holidays makes me want to crawl into a clothes cave and not come out until every tree has been thrown to the curb. On the upside I’m not at all chilly.
Today, I got an email from a blogger who said she could not find a reviewer for me. She tried two reviewers and both had DNF. I thought that it was very nice of her NOT to post a horrible review. This person did not want to destroy my career as a new budding author. I thank her for...
Lisa Harris and Lisa Henry.
I swear I didn't do that on purpose!
I sent out a bunch of 20QQ requests, and as the authors got back to me, I grabbed two and paired them up. And for some reason the two Lisa's were last. Jin... Read more of this blog post »
It's simple to do so, just follow the link and you'll be in with a chance to win. If you have already read it, you still might want to enter as it will make a nice xmas pre... Read more of this blog post »
My first posting in several days. Last Tuesday my MacBook Pro went on the fritz and I’ve been without a computer since. I took it in to a repair shop in Alba Adriatica and it was beyond their ability. They suggested I take it to a store in San Benedetto, a much larger city of 60,000. The gentlema...Read more of this blog post »
December 20, 1552: Death of Martin Luther's wife, Katharina von Bora
German reformer Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, a former nun on June 13 1525. Katharina was sent to the cloister in 1504 by her father, and became a nun sometime around 1509.
Ar... Read more of this blog post »
People post updates on their profile, but now, not all of their friends can see them. You only get posts on your news feed from people you interact with on a regular basi... Read more of this blog post »
They might not understand what they have in common with brothers of the Night’s Watch or why “as the crow flies” means traveling in a straight line, but hooded crows are capable of analogical reasoning. According to a study published in Current Biology...Read more of this blog post »
When I was a kid, I always wanted a JanSport backpack.
They justlooked so damn cool. Not only that, but theywerecool. I knew they were cool because all the kids who were cooler than I was had them. Which is to say everyone, since I pretty much occupied the dungeon-level of my school’s hierarchy of...Read more of this blog post »
In addition, December was chosen for its closeness to the winter solstice in the N... Read more of this blog post »
"Why Kimba Saved The World"
"Vacation Hiro" &
"Miss Fatty Ca... Read more of this blog post »
Welcome to this week’s Awesome Indie Book Roundup, my weekly feature to highlight indie authors and their works!
Please click the covers for any books that interest you to learn more about them.
And don’t forget to download the FREE books!
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Gluten Free Latke! Used gluten free flour, with some salt, pepper, cayenne, thyme, and sunflower oil.
Hello, I’m ND and I’m here to not only promote, but celebrate both the release of my first ever Beyond Fairytales story and the Christmas Holiday. I’m even giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of the book!
When I got to thinking about a blog tour, I decided I wanted to go with somethi...Read more of this blog post »
Alternative Title: Follow your rainbow!
Welcome to ‘Max Has Writer’s Block’ a silly segment where I play games, answer non-writing questions, and talk about pretty much everything that comes to mind. My game of choice at this moment isThe Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, a rogue-like dungeon crawler...Read more of this blog post »
– characters, motivations, voices, plot connections.�� Their lives touch or intersect when an overarching mystery threatens them all.�� I can hardly write fast enough to get it all down.
And yet … I can’t manage a single word of poetry.�� Assonance, aliteration, metaphor … I reach and it’s just no...Read more of this blog post »
Dear Ones –
First of all, big news (OK, not big news, but big news for me): I got new glasses, and I love them! I've been putting off getting an eye exam for a long time, because I've been in total denial about the state of my 46 year-old eyes, but I finally went to the eye d...Read more of this blog post »
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