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Michal  Mahgerefteh Michal Mahgerefteh's blog:
Many writers who are in their 80s and even 90s are having difficulty finding a publisher to even consider their memoir; a poetry collection or a short story collections. I strongly felt that I must help by creating a special project to sponsor their books under the title, Above90 Book Project. Ou... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 20:42 • 1 view
David Raffin David Raffin's blog:

When a dog hears another dog it responds with a hearty round of reciprocal barking.

This is an unbroken chain, as long as there is a dog to answer the call and response.

It is akin to the human game of telephone.

One message is passed on continuously, dog to dog to dog.

The message starts in China, l...

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Published on December 05, 2014 21:56 • 1 view
Thomas L. Friedman Thomas L. Friedman's blog:
There was a lot of Putin envy going around earlier this year. Oh how things have changed.
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Published on December 20, 2014 11:30 • 1 view
Tamora Pierce Tamora Pierce's blog:

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i wish men understood that when women are talking about feminism and rape culture and shit, it’s not just a political conversation. it’s not about being a “social justice warrior” or whatever. it’s about our actual lives being shaped by misogyny since childhood, and the...

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A.K. Hasan A.K. Hasan's blog:
Gladiator Leaders: Councilman Rather Bright meets Ms. Rosie Light http://t.co/Cb27QKzKQU via @authorhouse
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Published on December 20, 2014 20:33 • 2 views
Josh Lanyon Josh Lanyon's blog:
Today is something simple. A poem and a couple of pictures. The poem is "In Excelsis" by Amy Lowell. We have beenfocused onChristmas romance over the past few days and somehow this spoke to me. The photos are byKati Molin and Morgan Studio (licensed thru Shutterstock).



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Published on December 20, 2014 09:15 • 1 view
Vanessa Kelly Vanessa Kelly's blog:

How to plan a weddingroyal spy


I’m doing my regular gig at The Jaunty Quills today, talking about my real-life hero and giving away an ARC of my soon-to-be-released book. Stop by for a chance to win a copy of HOW TO PLAN A WEDDING FOR A ROYAL SPY.

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Published on December 20, 2014 14:32 • 3 views
Katrina Abbott Katrina Abbott's blog:
If you're a newsletter subscriber, you've already read this, but if not (and why aren't you?) you'll want to check out this short before Making Ripples comes out in January.

Check out Risking it All: The Rosewoods - A Short Story - a bonus short story that Team Brady members are definitely going t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 19:42 • 3 views
David Moody David Moody's blog:

I’m excited to announce the release of a free JOE & ME audiobook. A joint production betweenThis is Horror and Infected Books, and narrated by yours truly, it’ll be free to download from 2pm GMT on Tuesday 23 December. Happy Christmas!


Joe-and-Me-audiobook


And if you enjoy the story, why not help yourself to a f...

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Published on December 20, 2014 08:11 • 4 views
David Brin David Brin's blog:
Whenever I go talk to corporations, agencies or public groups about the future, one word I emphasize is "resilience." Try as you might, to predict the future and anticipate threats -- neutralizing enemies and preparing your professional responders -- sooner or later some surprise is going to hit... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 19:47 • 3 views
Brandon Sanderson Brandon Sanderson's blog:

It’s that time again, so I’m just going to post the same thing I did last year.


Many of you know that I teach a creative writing class at Brigham Young University once per year, Thursday evenings each Winter semester. As an undergraduate I took this class from David Farland when he was teaching it...

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Published on December 20, 2014 11:02 • 17 views
George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin's blog:
Discussions of North Korea, cyber war, the corporate cowardice of Sony Pictures, and THE INTERVIEW have been taking over the airwaves these past two days, and millions of words have been devoted to the issues. I won't try to rehash them all here.

The most important words, and the truest words, wer... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 10:04 • 16 views
Elizabeth Bear Elizabeth Bear's blog:
I think I might have tired this dog out.



Tea today: Stash White Christmas
Teacup today: Queen Anne "Marilyn," which is snowdrops. Snowdrops, and not, as some misguided ebay seller recently claimed for a similar cup, lily-of-the-valley. Botany is not an ebay teacup seller strong point.



We did some de... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 11:32 • 1 view
Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho's blog:
John Heilprin The Associated Press GENEVA – The bestselling author said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press that he was prepared to make himself an example — even if it meant inviting criticism and potential threats — if Sony Pictures had taken him up on his $100,000 offer for the ri... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 07:28 • 5 views
Leah Braemel Leah Braemel's blog:

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Back in 2008, I wrote a short story, FIRST NIGHT, as part of Samhain’s newsletter The Samhellion’s Holiday celebration. Since my first book, PRIVATE PROPERTY–a story about a couple who had previously been in a no-strings-attached affair had just gotten amped to relationship status–was due to be...

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Published on December 20, 2014 07:00 • 6 views
Glenn J. Soucy Glenn J. Soucy's blog:
I've been asked several times about how I keep the story moving at a fast pace. I always maintain the same answer, all I do is write down what the characters do. Half the time I don't even agree with them. :)
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Published on December 20, 2014 19:32 • 5 views
S. Jane Sloat S. Jane Sloat's blog:

Nothing plunged me deeper into exile than living in the Via Copernico in Milan.
It was not far from the Sondrio subway station, and Vespa-infested.
In the next street there was a horse meat shop and an old-fashioned grocer, where you had to ask the clerk to ferry items down from the shelves.
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Published on December 20, 2014 07:57 • 1 view
Laurie  Brown Laurie Brown's blog:
When I was little, still riding a tricycle little, I was chit-chatting with the boy next door who was black and I said, "I'm vanilla ice cream and you're chocolate ice cream." I thought this was a brilliant observation...an observation, not a judgement and if it was a judgement, which is wasn't,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 19:00 • 24 views
Blake Alma Blake Alma's blog:
By Blake Alma
About the Book:

This is a story of how a young boy, named Thomas, who was hopeless and friendless found something that changed his life forever. Even though it is a cold an bitter world, there is one on earth who gives great hope to people. His name is Jesus Christ. Even though Thomas... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:51 • 7 views
Robert  Jacoby Robert Jacoby's blog:
Last week Gina left town. Went to Sweden to see her son's graduation ceremony (Master's degree in chemistry; he's in his doctoral program now). She'd be gone three nights.

Three nights I had alone. Three chances for dinner of my choice. God help me.

Say the word with me: Fatburger.

I wasn't going to... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:48 • 7 views
R.M. Romarney R.M. Romarney's blog:
Hi everyone, I'm R.M


I was wondering if you would like to play a part in a poem anthology... The Poetry of Wasted Words... please post your poem in the comments https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... with your name at the end... see the beautiful in our world.


Wasted Words

If everyone gave wast... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:46 • 6 views
Rival Gates Rival Gates's blog:
Sculla was positioned in the middle of the front rank. His men stood at attention; awaiting their leader’s command. “Javelins!” Sculla yelled. The men each grasped one of their javelins and hurled the weapon at their enemy.
The salvo was accurate and lethal. Nearly the entire first line of goblins... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:44 • 6 views
Warren Fahy Warren Fahy's blog:
Read about the science behind Fragment and Pandemonium: http://tinyurl.com/dy9frw6
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:29 • 6 views
Laura Lee Laura Lee's blog:
New Contemporary Fiction available for review: Identity Theft by Laura Lee. Author of Angel (and 15 other books).

This novel is to be released in January. You can read more about it on Pubslush.

When a bored employee in a rock star's office starts an online relationship with a fan in the guise of... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:15 • 45 views
Twyla Turner Twyla Turner's blog:
I can't even describe the level of pissed off I am right now! So I had noticed that I had a few returns on Scarred. I figured that it was due to how intense the first couple of pages are. So just as a precaution I decided to put a disclaimer in the description for the novel. I submitted it and th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 02, 2014 10:10 • 2 views
Sara  King Sara King's blog:
Forging Zero went on sale the 18th, which (holy crap) saw it launch into the top 40 books on all of Amazon!! If you have friends you still need to get Christmas presents for, this is the ideal time. The book's gonna be $0.99 for only another couple days, then it's back to the regular $3.99.

As an... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:10 • 12 views
Francesco La Manno Francesco La Manno's blog:






Le immagini, che ho inserito in questo articolo e che ho trovato in rete, raffigurano egregiamente gli obalesh, un'antica razza di antropoidi presenti su Mablia già prima della comparsa dell'uomo.Se volete avere maggiori informazioni su di loro, potete trovarle ne Il tempio di Premaliuk.
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Published on December 20, 2014 03:54 • 4 views
Monica Burns Monica Burns's blog:


via Monica Burns http://ift.tt/1zfeKP7 So do you have someone in the family that you adore, yet has less than what you personally consider good fashion sense? Do you like funky, tacky Christmas apparel? via Facebook Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 22:40 • 6 views
Annie Bacon Annie Bacon's blog:

modification d'une image de tzunghaor prise sur openclipart.orgIl faut l’avouer, ce fut année de grandes réussites (Bourse du CALQ) et de grandes difficultés (Faillite de Courte Échelle). Pour voir comment l’année 2014 réelle se compare avec l’année que j’avais prévu, j’ai reprismes listes dresséesen janvier, puis lesai colorié de vert et de rouge selon le s...

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Published on December 20, 2014 05:19 • 3 views
Gina Marinello-Sweeney Gina Marinello-Sweeney's blog:
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"The only way that your work will truly find an audience is if it is genuine."










Author Gina Marinello-Sweeney was recently interviewed by leading entertainment website New Release Tuesday. Take a look at the link below!

http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/arti... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:04 • 10 views
Cynthia D. Witherspoon Cynthia D. Witherspoon's blog:
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I was not expecting my response to this book. At all. I thought I'd read a few short stories about Christmas, maybe find one that I liked, and keep moving.

No. You can't pick just one. And you can't just keep moving. You have to learn more about the Spellbound world.

Krys. Noah. Lachlan.

Each of t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:04 • 5 views
C.K. Dawn C.K. Dawn's blog:


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Published on December 08, 2014 00:25 • 8 views
Brandy Jeffus Corona Brandy Jeffus Corona's blog:
ARC sign ups for Midnight Outbreak is up!
If you love the Walking Dead you will love this! It's completely different from my other works, not a love story, but a zombie story!!

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Published on December 20, 2014 17:55 • 7 views
A.Z. Banda A.Z. Banda's blog:
Kindle Free Book Promotion for fantasy Arturo's Ghoul ends 11:59 pm December 21, 2014, Pacific Standard Time.

Click here.

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Published on December 20, 2014 17:52 • 6 views
Romina Russell Romina Russell's blog:

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Now that ZODIACis out in the world(s), we’ve embarked on a blog tour that’s thus far taken us to someamazing destinations (full list detailed below). Of all theinterviews and guest posts we’ve done, the most personal piece so far has beenoneabout our journey to here. If you’re an aspiring author...

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Published on December 20, 2014 17:20 • 11 views
Billy Roper Billy Roper's blog:
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Published on December 20, 2014 17:13 • 5 views
Charlie Fenton Charlie Fenton's blog:

We all know how Christmas is celebrated today, with a tree, lights and Santa leaving presents on Christmas Eve. But what was Christmas like in Tudor times?


First, for the four weeks leading up to Christmas (Advent), people would fast until Christmas Day. Christmas Eve was particularly strict and T...

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Published on December 20, 2014 15:03 • 8 views
C.J. Anderson C.J. Anderson's blog:
West raced ahead of the group of soldiers advancing to Vasquez's position. He moved very fast for a large man. Unleashed. Unarmored. Unprepared for her accuracy. He ran with his blade in the air like some backwoods bloodspilling hatchetman.
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Published on December 20, 2014 16:42 • 53 views
A.C.  Williams A.C. Williams's blog:
I don’t do fancy very often. It’s usually only for weddings (for people I love very very much). Most of the time you’ll find me in blue jeans. My company’s CEO recently announced a change in our company’s dress code—now we can wear jeans all the time! Sure for certain occasions it needs to be… Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 04:52 • 6 views
Kate Heartfield Kate Heartfield's blog:

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...

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Published on December 20, 2014 07:49 • 6 views
Simon Hugh Wheeler Simon Hugh Wheeler's blog:
If you're not doing much this Christmas, or you need some time away from the festive hysteria, check out the movie, Almost Human.

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 »
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Published on December 20, 2014 16:26 • 11 views
Zoltan Istvan Zoltan Istvan's blog:
A new extensive interview on the Transhumanist Party and transhumanism on a popular #French site: http://8e-etage.fr/2014/12/17/a-la-re... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 16:25 • 5 views
Beth Flynn Beth Flynn's blog:

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...

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Published on December 20, 2014 14:30 • 12 views
Soraya Naomi Soraya Naomi's blog:

I’ll be doing an author takeover on December 20at 6 p.m. EST, and I’ll be giving away copies of For Fallon and For Luca.


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Published on December 20, 2014 01:37 • 5 views
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