To enter, all you ha... Read more of this blog post »
Olen mielestäni lukenut huonon fantasian lukupiirin nimissä kohtuullisen huonoja asioita. Salvatore on aiheuttanut lattialla kierimistä ja tuskaisaa naurua. Odotin siis vampyyriteemaa innolla, koska en uskonut, että tulossa voisi olla ainakaan mitään kammottavampaa. Olin tietysti väärässä.
Ohjelm...Read more of this blog post »
BIG NEWS! Til Death Do Us Part, my prison break and heist novel, is now an Audiobook read by the famous MrCreepyPasta! Get it on Audible here. This book is not a Romance– it’s an adventure in a world of Reincarnation, where children serve sentences for the crimes of their past lives in a maxim...Read more of this blog post »
That’s actually me, doing a reading from my book! The book that I wrote! The one on the shelves! (I know I’m babbling, but it still seems a bit surreal.)
I had my first author event on Friday at Towne Book Center, with a terrific crowd and delicious glittery cake pops and t...Read more of this blog post »
I’m currently trying to wrap my head around the mystery called a newsletter. On top of the other things occupying space in my head, it kind of leaves me feeling like this:
Can you spot the overwhelmed Anna under the pile?
Do you ever feel like you’re buried under the pile? I know I do.
In 2015 wh...Read more of this blog post »
What came first, the music or the misery?
– Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
About the Mixtape project
Mixtape #1: Interpol, “NYC”
Mixtape #2: Violent Femmes, “Kiss Off”
Mixtape #3: Cyndi Lauper, “All Through the Night”
Mixtape #4: Towa Tei, “Technova
Mixtape #5: Teresa Teng, “The Moon Represents My...
Mardi Gras has become the Party for Everyone.
But it was not always so.
Time Magazine in the Feb. 9, 1948, issue, wrote that
balls and "krewes" were for the city's elites only, and that situation lasted for decades.
The '50's were artificial and magazines, television, and movies gilded the times... Read more of this blog post »
I work with women all the time. I work with them one-on-one sorting out their wardrobes and making them look their best and I work with them in group workshops – but, even amongst all these women, it’s quite rare that I find someone who feels confident and happy about how she looks and feels.
Even...Read more of this blog post »
February has officially become the Month of the Hermit for me! Not a bad thing at all between the oft-unpredictable Scottish weather and the fact I had a novel to finish.
It’s been a great month in spite of- or thanks to?- both of these things and I’m settling back into the family home with far m...Read more of this blog post »
For those of you who haven’t seen it, ‘Timeless‘ is a prime-time, network action-SF show. The premise is straightforward: English billionaire Connor Mason funds the secret development of a time travel machine, bad guys steal the time travel machine, the authorities get involved and a square-jawed...Read more of this blog post »
Thank you for this interview Julie! I’d like to know more about you as a person first. What do you do when you’re not writing?
I am at my desk, working on beta reading or social media campaigns for clients. When I am not working, I am either reading, watching movies with my kids, or...Read more of this blog post »
“I knew better,” I muttered, flipping the sun visor down. When I was in college, I lived in West Terre Haute. Every morning, I drove east into the sunrise, and every evening I drove west into the sunset. I promised myself that I would live east of my work. Hah, that didn’t last.
So here I was, hea...Read more of this blog post »
[image error]As a child, I apparently had a bit of a doll problem. If a doll existed, I wanted it. I had that doll where you cut her hair and then could pull it out so it grew again. I had Cabbage Patch dolls. And I was seriously envious of my friend Natasha’s collection, which put my measly two...Read more of this blog post »
Today’s post comes in the form of both a new release alert and author interview. Earlier this month, Kristina Beck’s debut novel, Lives Collide, hit virtual shelves. I am excited to announce that Kristina visits Coffee with Architects of Worlds Afar today to talk to us about both her romance nov...Read more of this blog post »
I have seen my mother living in endlessly progressive pain for the past eighteen months but thankfully yesterday we found out that it will finally end; we just don’t know if it will be through finding a cure for her condition or the harsh reality of death and the helplessness is absolutely crippl...Read more of this blog post »
Every day everybody faces some problems—small and big ones. Some of them are easy to solve, you already know what you have to do. However, there are situations that you dont have any idea how to handle them.
Sometimes you need to make a choice and it is a difficult task. You cant foresee the futu... Read more of this blog post »
Today is Fat Tuesday. While there is soccer practice and writing to be done, the holiday cannot go by without being celebrated. Although my family is not Catholic in traditions, there is so much about the history of Mardi Gras, combined with the reverence around holidays...Read more of this blog post »
A family vacation to a country home out in the middle of nowhere was meant to be relaxing. It was meant to be a way to bring the family closer togethe... Read more of this blog post »
Hello all! Time for another dares post, but first we’re trying something new.
Went to California to visit my sister and her family for a week. Pictures coming Wednesday! Although not very good pictures. I also made some observations about humankind while I was down there (basi... Read more of this blog post »
I literally CANNOT even believe that March is almost here. Like, what?? Like, Spring next month?? HUH! I’m still so cold!
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Let me tell you something. The entire Trump administration must be made up of people who were raised by savages. Every week, they do some shit that is unbecoming of what people do when they are raised with sense as a core value and guiding principle.
Latest is the picture that dropped yesterday,...Read more of this blog post »
Ser escritor es algo que asociamos directamente con la imagen de una persona sentada delante de un ordenador escribiendo. Parece obvio, ¿verdad? Un escritor… escribe. Sin embargo, hay otras muchas, muchísimas cosas, que tiene que hacer una persona hoy en día para poder ser escritor. Tareas que qu...Read more of this blog post »
Rockwood Public Library,
85 Christine St.,
Thurs., May 4, 7:00 p.m.
Fergus Public Library,
190 St. Andrew St.,
Fri., May 5, 10:30 a.m.
Mount Forest Public Library,
118 Main St. North,
Mount Forest, ON
Fri., May 5, 2:3... Read more of this blog post »
Howdy, faithful fans! Exactly one month late according to my goals in the previous post, the Garrish Army (the army of fans and readers and friends and even enemies trying to subvert the system because I am all about sticking it to the man) will receive its first ever newsletter!
The Garrish Army...Read more of this blog post »
The first of two interviews this week is with Louann Carroll. Let us delve into the depths of some of my favourite genres-paranormal and sci-fi. But first get digging...
Hi Louann, before I start asking you about writing-what’s the most interesting fossil you’ve found? My son and I need to know.
Fo... Read more of this blog post »
Get ready for some pure delight in this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast. We’re joined by the wonderful and witty author of the spunky and endearing Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series.
In this episode, Maryrose Wood joins us to discuss where the idea of a governess...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve promised a hurricane of activity leading up to my Literary Speed Dating date on 24 June, and one of them is updating book blurbs. Content is king, of course, but even a king could benefit from a little mascara. Just ask Johnny Depp.
So, speaking of using the equivalent of a Kohl pencil to giv...Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Huh...so I thought I'd rated this one four stars the first time I read this, but turns out it was five. Well, now that I've re-read it, I'm bringing it down to four for sure. Don't get me wrong, Celaena's story - and rediscovery of her true... Read more of this blog post »
Thanks for stopping by! I'm sharing my review of Marguerite Martin Gray's Surround Me, the second book in the Revolutionary Faith series. Have you read it?
About the Book From the back cover: "As the dark curtain of the rumors of revolution threatens to descend, Lou... Read more of this blog post »
Hey Guys! We are back today with another fun — and timely! — DFB YouTube Video!
Oh, Starring Rolls....Read more of this blog post »
Arañas de marte, la quinta novela de Guillem López, será publicada por la editorial Valdemar en su colección Diógenes. La espectacular portada corre a cargo de Santiago Caruso.
En esta ocasión nos asomamos al abismo de la locura con una desgarradora historia. La pérdida del hijo, percepción de rea... Read more of this blog post »
No solemos preguntarnos si un violinista tiene que tocar a diario el violín o si un nadador olímpico tiene que nadar todos los días. Supongo que, una vez más, juzgamos la escritura con lupas y filtros distintos.
Detrás de una pregunta que parece tan inocente hay una respuesta cargada, como arma q...Read more of this blog post »
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