First and foremost, various ways you can donate/help the efforts in Oklahoma are listed here.
But wait: there's more! Literati Literature Lovers Blog is holding a fundraiser for the Red Cross to benefit communities affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. Donat... Read more of this blog post »
“At an event organised by the Writers’ Centrein Norwich the other week, one of the volunteers – a woman perhaps a few years older than me – observed that when she was young writers were semi-mythical creatures, farouche, barely ever seen in the flesh, and their only spoor faded black-and-white ph...Read more of this blog post »
I haven’t rattled on about other artists whose books I love for some time now (Like H.J. Ford or A.B. Frost). While I’ve been at my desk for the past four months writing the first draft of WondLa III, I’ve still craved artistic inspiration. During this time, I started each day with snapshots of s...Read more of this blog post »
• May 23, 2013
» Only five days to go until Once Upon a Tower downloads to e-readers and shows up on store shelves. Romance Reviews Today says: “Written with wit and an understanding of human emotions, Once Upon a Tower is riveting reading.” You don’t have to wait until May 28 ~ read Chapter One r...Read more of this blog post »
Where to begin? I’m from the old generation. The generation before self-publishing began to lead the way in book content and pricing. I also consider myself slower to adapt than my fellow Plotmonkeys, but I’m there now. Better late than never. This means that I’m working in two worlds. I’m publis...Read more of this blog post »
Consequently, I've been getting birthday wishes in my fan mail every May for years. In the beginning, I had no idea why.
Since most, but not all, Wiki-type sites have corrected this o... Read more of this blog post »
The Author's Salon is in the Monterey Room; you'll find the event schedule at the link above. Thanks again for being... Read more of this blog post »
The séances continued.... Read more of this blog post »
Vicente is here!!!! Get him now because I am keeping The Santinis at .99 only until June 1!
Four brothers who believe in service before self and the women who will bring them to their knees.
Erotic Romance Novella
V...Read more of this blog post »
Over at ICv2, they’ve posted a list of the top ten tabletop gaming Kickstarters of all time (um, four years now, in Kickstarter terms). They don’t offer up much in the way of analysis there, though, other than to say “tabletop game projects are among Kickstarter’s most successful categories, with...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve written about Miss Representation before, but the film is now available on iTunes in the UK – and the site is so fantastic – that I thought I’d mention it again.
1. Tell 5 people about the film and share one thing you learned from watching it.
2. Parents – watch TV and films with...Read more of this blog post »
The Kings Croft will be available for FREE download tomorrow ( Sat 25th May 2013 ) for you to enjoy ...
This is the full book ( not a preview ) so please do take advantage.
Here is a link to the UK site >>
And a link to the USA site >>
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Three days ago, Kameron Hurley wrote an amazing pieceon the erasure of women’s stories in particular, but especially their contribution to combat, in the course of which she linked to somethingI wrote last year aboutdefault narrative settings. The response to her article – and, by way of the domi...Read more of this blog post »
Here is something yanked straight from the jaws of science fiction – and yet this is real science…
BY NATALIE WOLCHOVER, SIMONS SCIENCE NEWS (via Wired)
“In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public...Read more of this blog post »
You know the pain of making a bad money decision, from small to large—remember that Living Social deal you never used, or the big house you thought you needed that turned out to be a money pit? Sure you do! But most of us don’t know how to spend money in a way that actually makes us happy, aside...Read more of this blog post »
I am working on the “extras” for the US paperback version of IF I SHOULD DIE, and a lot of you requested interviews with different characters. Well, now’s your time to ask ANYTHING you want of ANYONE in the books (or of me)! Picture me sitting in a room with Vincent, Jules, Kate, Georgia, Ambrose...Read more of this blog post »
roboppy / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Nobody hates foods! In fact, all of us love to eat now and then. Food, among other things, is something that we enjoy. It is said that good food is one that sustains a person and provides the body with important nutrients. …
The post Food: 10 Foods to Try in Flo...Read more of this blog post »
Caroline, who has made some pretty fantastic fan art in the past, entered the Wear Your Wards Contest with this awesome necklace enclosed in a warded wooden box. Check it out.
Here is what she has to say about her entry:
A simple wooden box, originally birch painted with acrylic paint and a coa...Read more of this blog post »
Just completed 1500 words on my current work in progress, LEGALLY WED. What do you imagine could be the story behind these lines?
So what? You got your little heart busted one too many times? And you think a big soft bosom would be the perfect place... Read more of this blog post »
THE UK MEET COUNTDOWN CONTINUES!!
Already at 85% maximum capacity - Don't leave it too late to book and miss out!
CHECK OUT who's coming already :)
It's only seven weeks until UK Meet 2013, which means deadline for signing up is ap... Read more of this blog post »
Avalyn and Father Purgeon sat at the desk. The priest was still soaking in what she’d told him earlier. The cigarette buds in the ashtray had piled up. He lit another and looked over at Sarah, asleep on the couch. She looked peaceful. About as peaceful as a corpse, Father Purg... Read more of this blog post »
Hey everyone, this week I’m answering a question that has been posed multiple times. A lot of you want to better understand Cam and his actions, so he is the theme for today’s Q. Special thanks to Hope, Ashlea, Nick, and many others for asking!
Q: Did Cam ever really love Luce? What is Cam’s true...Read more of this blog post »
It can be told: we have a deal on the house. Papers are signed. Now to just get through the process.
Now to help the kids deal with leaving friends.
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--ALWAYS WATCHING, Chapter Nineteen
(ALWAYS WATCHING is available for preorder. Click here.)
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Apparently CNN—a sucky, biased, boring, news channel which is only watched in airports and doctor’s waiting rooms—has a website with blogs on it! Of course, their blogs are of the same high quality that we’ve come to expect from CNN on TV.
Recently I was able to participate in a Twitter fight with...Read more of this blog post »
For those in the Pittsburgh area, you can celebrate with me and pick up your copy at my release party, hosted by Mystery Lover’s Bookshop. The Facebook invite is here, and more information is also on my Ap...Read more of this blog post »
I’m going to be testing and evaluating the Google Chromebook for the day job, so of course I’m going to take advantage and evaluate it as a writer as well.
The attached photos are of the Samsung model we purchased. It has an 11″ matte display, USB, HDMI, and SD card ports, and a full-size keyboard...Read more of this blog post »
Recently, Blue Ridge Christian Academy in South Carolina came under some vicious attacks from many atheists for teaching biblical creation. Specifically, a quiz given to eight fourth-grade students of this private school, based on the teaching of one of our videos, Dinosaurs, Genesis, and the Gos...Read more of this blog post »
I spent4 hours writing part of book number 8.
I added a flying tiger, a Elf queen. Several different elf clans, ogres and Dawain a tracker.
Hold on to your seat the new adventure is about to start.
Can Ashley, Daniyyel, Aodh and their new friends save the world and defeat... Read more of this blog post »
Hello dear readers!
Here is the second installment of our anniversary trip to Portugal. The sweet little town of Sintra is less than an hour's train ride from Lisbon, and we spent days 3-5 of our trip there.
Our first Sintra destination was Quinta da Regaleira. While planning our trip, I'd read a... Read more of this blog post »
The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer is a delightful YA mystery which has kept me entranced right from the very beginning. Yes, I know I hardly qualify as the target audience for this novel, but I forget my age when I read books. In many ways, The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer is like H... Read more of this blog post »
(And yes, I'm finishing up book 6, tentatively titled A Wolf in the Fold.)
h... Read more of this blog post »
Dearly Beloved You Guys,
My heart is overwhelmed by the amazing response I’ve been getting from the NYT piece. The stories you all are sending me about people and families succeeding, struggling, and living bravely with disability are both beautiful and truly humbling. I wish I could reply to ever...Read more of this blog post »
I came home from the RT convention and immediately got sick. I got over the cold, only to hurt my back.
Now I'm about to go on antibiotics because I'm sick as a dog. It may (or may not) be strep throat. The lab culture hasn't come back yet, but I feel even worse... Read more of this blog post »
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Happiness interview: Lisa Takeuchi Cullen (@lisacullen).
I met Lisa through a writers’ group; oh, how I love to belong to groups. She’s a woman of many writing talents–journalism, fiction, TV-writing (in fact, did a pilot for CBS this season)–and I couldn’t wait to read her new novel.
And it doesn’...Read more of this blog post »
In case any of you enterprising and impatient cats are searching Amazon occasionally, don’t flip out when you see the product page for DUST. It’s just a pre-order page. The book will release on August 17th, which gives me plenty of time to write it, have it edited, and get the physical edition pr...Read more of this blog post »
That’s when the call was placed to police - that’s when the authorities became aware that two men were hacking another to death with...
Modern Mythology -- See http://www.jamescurcio.com for more media, free & otherwise.
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The third book is called In the Age of Love and Chocolate, and it publishes at the end of October. Every single one of these questions is answered. But the story is really about what happens when someone who has always been incredibly strong finds herself in a position where she has to ask for he...Read more of this blog post »
“I play a Gibson Les Paul through a 65amp half-stack. Love that amp. It’s so huge-sounding. I’m all about big, nasty, sleazy dirty riffs, and that amp with the Les Paul make my sound. I also play around with some pedals. One of my favorites that I used on the record is a Death By Audio pedal cal...Read more of this blog post »