May 14, 1780
Celia stood alone on the edge of the ballroom, waiting for Rear-Admiral Lord Rathbone to bring her the cup of lemonade she’d expressed a desire for.
It wasn’t an idle desire, either: Her need for citrus was reaching crisis proportions such that the las...Read more of this blog post »
Over a decade ago (2001), I decided it was finally time to commit to writing a novel and began my journey in earnest. I had harboured the ambition for my entire adult life and after about a year the first draft of 'Digital Wax' was completed. Over subsequent drafts, I learned a great deal about w...Read more of this blog post »
From this site: "Food Photographer Beth Galton and Food Stylist Charlotte Omnès collaborated for the series ‘Cut Food’. We can’t decide if looking at the pictures makes us sick or hungry but it is definetely a fun idea to provide a peek at food in a way that defies gravity- slicing it righ... Read more of this blog post »
A novella of 20,000 words.
Jane Timmons has two weeks to . . .
1. Keep her distance from her sexy boss, the onc... Read more of this blog post »
فِأنا لا يَلِيقُ بِي إِلاَ المَآسِي فَقْط ..
سَعِيدة وأَخَافُ أنْ َيأتِي يَوُماً أَجْلِسُ فِيه أَتحْسرُ عَلّىَ أَيامُ سَعَادِتي..
فَالأفرَاحُ لاَ تَلِيقُ بِي، أُجِيدُ فَقْط أَدّوَار التّرَاجِيدْيَا..
فـَعِندمَا أَفرح، أشعرُ وَكَأننّي "نِصف"..
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One of the questions everybody seems to ask writers – right after “Where do you get your ideas?” – is “Do you have a time of day when you write?” I can’t figure out whether they want me to say “yes,” hoping that writing is the same as any other nine-to-five job so maybe they can do it, or whether...Read more of this blog post »
This morning I woke up to the news that Amazon was about to launch “Kindle Worlds,” a New Publishing Model for Authors Inspired to Write Fan Fiction.
My initial reaction: WTF?!
I read the press release, and then I read the Kindle Worlds for Authors guidelines and this is what I’ve concluded: This i...Read more of this blog post »
And yet artists have always run in schools. Pa... Read more of this blog post »
I got 10/10, but I've read a lot of Georgette Heyer, so I exp... Read more of this blog post »
I just stubbed my toe on a linguistic thread on reddit (as one does): what sentence can you come up with that would be completely incomprehensible (without a detailed explanation) ten years ago?
Some examples, culled from reddit, to get you started:
hang2er: "I can't get a 4G signal here, I'll skyp...Read more of this blog post »
We like to think of SCATTERLANDS as embracing all the awkward parts of the newspaper strip. Do you remember newspaper strips? News-pa-pers. Printed things on very thin slices of wood. Hello?Read more of this blog post »
I’m announcing, proudly, that I’ve had a poem published in each of these two anthologies: On the Dark Path, An Anthology of Fairy Tale Poetry, and the cancer poetry project 2. The first is probably appropriate for high school and above. My poem, called “Becoming Cinderella,” presents an entirely... Read more of this blog post »
Luck of Love is live on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords!
We are so excited to share this story with everyone :) I hope that all of you love our characters just as... Read more of this blog post »
والتَّبَلُّدُ نقيضُ التَّجَلد، بَلُدَ بَلادَةً فهو بليد، وهو استكانة وخضوع.
والمَبْلُودُ: المتحيرُ لا فِعلَ له؛ وقال الشيباني: هو المعتوه.
I had a reader ask me why the Amazon & BN reviews matter…
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I’ve noticed you’ve been pushing for more reviews…the book club thing and periodic requests for reviews, etc on twitter, FB. I don’t ever pay attention to them. I ask friends or go to blogs. Store reviews just don’t matter to m...
Congratulations to Stephanie Frederick, won Monday's giveaway for a signed copy of A WITCH'S HANDBOOK OF KISSES AND CURSES!
(Stephanie, please send me your mailing address at jane.jameson AT hotmail.com)
I will be giving away one signed copy of A WITCH'S HANDBOOK OF KISSES AND CURSES every day be... Read more of this blog post »
…as in “Dork.”
Yesterday I was at the grocery store. Because–I know it’s shocking–I had to get some groceries. In fact, I have to do this pretty much every day. It’s these children of mine, you see. They (and those pesky childcare laws) insist I feed them. Were it not for them, I would happily liv...Read more of this blog post »
Eight years ago Princess Academy was published. Once it won a Newbery Honor, its success overwhelmed me. I'd considered writing a sequel before but decided against it, sure that it could never match up.
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Our publisher is arranging some appearances for the release of Magic Rises. Right now the schedule looks like this:
July 31-Murder By The Book (Houston, TX)
Aug 1-Book People (Austin, TX)
Aug 3-Mysterious Galaxy (San Diego, CA)
Specific times and online order information for signed copies will be add...Read more of this blog post »
This contest is for everyone who loves the Psy-Changeling series!
The aim of the contest to is spread the word about Heart of Obsidian, and give back to fans at the same time. That's why we have so many prizes, so lots of people can win!
I know it's a long post, but please read to the end so you... Read more of this blog post »
Amazon announced Kindle Worlds today, describing it as “the first commercial publishing platform that will enable any writer to create fan fiction based on a range of original stories and characters and earn royalties for doing so.”
I didn’t know this was coming, but I’m not surprised, exactly. Am...Read more of this blog post »
I'm so excited to be hosting another Indie author today! E.R Arroyo is the author of "Sovereign," a post-apocalyptic novel set in a dystopian future. Here's a bit about the book:
“…because of this book I kinda want to create some sort of special shelf for books that go above and... Read more of this blog post »
I am delighted to be talking today with historical novelist Giles Kristian.
When I was fourteen I suffered a bout of glandular fever. I was off school and bored out of my mind, so my mother bought me a book. There were wa...Read more of this blog post »
The loss of a dog can be devastating. Two years ago after moving to North Carolina, my beloved Speckles fell sick. She was a “once in a lifetime” dog. Now that I’m getting ready to make the move back to … Continue reading →Read more of this blog post »
There's a storm front coming! Four years after he was presumed dead, Derrick Storm--the man who made Richard Castle a perennial bestseller--is back in this rip-roaring, full-length thriller.
From Tokyo, to London, to Johannesburg, high-level bankers are being gruesomely tortured and murdered. The...
Do You Have a Plan?
Sometimes I wonder if I’m bi-polar. Not because I have mood swings (although my husband may disagree) but because I tend to approach many tasks in ways that seem totally opposite.
Case in point. I tend to do a lot of things by the seat of my pants. My creative muse thrives b... Read more of this blog post »
Talisman of El
by Alecia Stone
Giveaway ends July 06, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Happy Wednesday All! This time around, this round's topic started with Cole, who asks:
How do you define success? Is it getting published, making the New York Times list, or just finishing a novel?This is a hard one for me, actually, as it changes on what seems and feels like an hourly basis. Or... Read more of this blog post »
Thanks to Kassandra Lamb at misterio press for this terrific launch day blog! Book 4 in the Riga Hayworth series is here!
When my husband and I were planning our wedding a few of his, shall we say, less stable family membe...Read more of this blog post »
Smiling, I stared at the traffic-filled highway and almost giggled when I said, "Don't punch your desk. Go home and yell at the trees."
He laughed, but... Read more of this blog post »
I love worldbuilding, and I was describing alien evolutionary history before I ever thought of writing fiction. When I did turn my attention to storytelling, however, I learned the hard way that it’s not the same thing at all. The best worldbuilding starts at the basics (a planet with lower gravi...Read more of this blog post »