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JoAnn Smith Ainsworth JoAnn Smith Ainsworth's blog:
You can take it from me that it’s never to late to follow your dream.

That doesn’t mean that having the dream is enough. Nor is it easy getting there. I took a lot of baby steps before I got to the end result. Those steps started over ten years ago.

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Published on May 26, 2015 18:20 • 1 view
Rachel Neumeier Rachel Neumeier's blog:

So, kinda in honor of just picking up Uprooted . . . which should be arriving in thirty seconds or so given the magic of electrons . . . let me draw you to this guest post by Naomi Novik over at Fantasy Book Café.


UPROOTED-cover


The post is about flow; that is: “My very favorite thing about writing — about al...

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Published on May 25, 2015 15:11 • 1 view
Jess Faraday Jess Faraday's blog:
Late night thoughts, and a bit of a debrief regarding Fool's Gold over over at my website.
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Published on May 26, 2015 18:00 • 2 views
Vicki Lane Vicki Lane's blog:

Ah, the scent of carrion is in the air! The Arum Vulgaris (also called arum dracunculus, voodoo lily, snake lily, stink lily, dragonwort) is in bloom!

Yes, those are flies promenading on its spadix (the vulgar bit)-- they are lured by the aroma to act as pollinators.

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Published on May 25, 2015 21:00 • 1 view
Erin Bow Erin Bow's blog:
Over on my tumblr, a reader asks: "Do you start with characters or plot?" My answer: no. I start with something I call “the original equipment.” This is something that I don’t work on, that comes to me as a gift. It’s usually a character or two and something a bit more the a premise and a bit l... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 26, 2015 10:33 • 1 view
Eve Langlais Eve Langlais's blog:

A throat cleared. “Earth to Arik. Come in, boss.”


With brows drawn, Arik glared at his beta. “What?”


“I was asking what had your boxers in a knot.”


“You know I go commando.”


“Usually, but something obviously has your panties in a twist. Spill.”


Oh, he spilled all right. Arik yanked off the hat and flu...

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Published on May 26, 2015 03:35 • 2 views
Aliette de Bodard Aliette de Bodard's blog:

Because it’s been a while since I did one of these, and because this blog has kind of fallen by the wayside while I worked on other things (mostly keeping up with the snakelet): have a snippet from my latest short story!


Thanh arrived late at the First Presentation party; deliberately, because i...

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Published on May 26, 2015 08:00 • 3 views
Shannon Stacey Shannon Stacey's blog:

I can’t believe it’s time already, but my new Boys of Fall series launches today with Under The Lights!


Under the Lights “This charming tale is a feel-good read that will have readers eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series.” – Publishers Weekly


From the New York Times bestselling author of the Kowals...

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Published on May 26, 2015 04:44 • 1 view
Bert Murray Bert Murray's blog:
The sequel to Colin Preston Rocked And Rolled is now available on the Amazon Kindle store!


She is hoping that a summer by the seashore will help her find the one...

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Published on May 26, 2015 17:43 • 1 view
Peter V. Brett Peter V. Brett's blog:


To introduce our latest contest (see the official winners here!), Peat tweeted a clever little intro on Twitter and Facebook:


Ward A Noun Tweet


He meant that folks should ward something (i.e. a person, place or thing), but fans took this to mean make your own ward symbol that will guard against any noun.


This resu...

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Published on May 26, 2015 05:00 • 2 views
Anno Nomius Anno Nomius's blog:
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Members of the house & senate make $174,000 per year, majority, & minority leaders -$193,000, cabinet members - $199,700, the speaker - $223,500, the Vice President - $230,700, & The President - $400,000. Average household income in the country - less than $55,000


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Published on May 26, 2015 17:59 • 24 views
Jess Hayek Jess Hayek's blog:
Logan owned a private jet and he was an experienced pilot. Jenny was a little nervous to fly but he assured her it was extremely safe. As a small town girl she'd never flew before but at least her first time would be with him.
"Do we need parachutes?" she said.
"No." He laughed.
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Published on May 26, 2015 17:34 • 3 views
Alex Bledsoe Alex Bledsoe's blog:

So today, the third Tufa novel, Long Black Curl, hits stores and devices. The pre-release reviews have been good ones, and that’s always a comfort. But the finally judgment really comes from the people who buy it. Hopefully, you.


Like Wisp of a Thing,the prior novel in the series, this book also f...

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Published on May 26, 2015 01:26 • 4 views
Tansy Rayner Roberts Tansy Rayner Roberts's blog:

capHappy Musketeer Morning to you all!


I had a very festive birthday weekend, including a Gold Class viewing of Mad Max: Fury Road (ahh always nice to watch the apocalypse from a comfy chair), a self-inflicted Much Ado About Nothing marathon, and finally managing to perfect the coffee cake made from...

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Published on May 26, 2015 15:00 • 3 views
Ciara Xyerra Ciara Xyerra's blog:

another five days of what i wore…


friday, may 22


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bacon print miz mozelle dress. i specifically wore this dress on this day because we went to a local barbecue place for dinner. it’s called mr. bacon’s & it’s only open for dinner once a week for two hours. i’ve never been a big barbecue fan,...

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Published on May 26, 2015 15:23 • 1 view
Lauren Oliver Lauren Oliver's blog:


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Trying to find your favorite author at an event



Helpful info if you’re going to BEA or BookCon!

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Published on May 26, 2015 09:41 • 1 view
Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin's blog:
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Of everything that I’ve considered and concluded about happiness and good habits, I think this phrase sums it up best.


We must strive to know ourselves, and accept the truth about ourselves, but at the same time, try to do the best we can.


As Flannery O’Connor put it, “Accepting oneself does not pr...

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Published on May 26, 2015 12:27 • 1 view
Matt Fraction Matt Fraction's blog:


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Published on May 26, 2015 16:57 • 3 views
John C. Wright John C. Wright's blog:

Message from Mike Allen:


CLOCKWORK PHOENIX is an anthology series devoted to publishing brave,beautiful, experimental work that is open to stories from everyone

anywhere. There’s only two days left to make it fly, and we open tosubmissions as soon as we are funded! Please check us out here:

http://...

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Published on May 26, 2015 12:40 • 1 view
Carrie Ryan Carrie Ryan's blog:
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My book, Daughter of Deep Silence, is out today! Feel free to click on this link and go buy it :)


But, I figure that release day is probably one of the largest blog traffic days of the year for me, and there’s something I’d rather celebrate more than my book today and that’s my cat, Sam. As many of...

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Published on May 26, 2015 13:31 • 6 views
Cherie Priest Cherie Priest's blog:
Okay! As you may already know, today is I Am Princess X day! Go ahead. Click the link if you're not sure what I'm talking about. Beware: MUCH SQUEE LIES BEHIND THAT LINK. MANY ALL-CAPS. SOME SILLY MOVING TEXT AND THREATS OF CHAMPAGNE.

Consider yourselves warned.

Right! So that was today's BIG ne... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 26, 2015 14:28 • 9 views
John A. Autero John A. Autero's blog:
This book will make you question everything.

"The Scorpion"
http://www.amazon.com/The-Scorpion-Jo...

A conspiracy theory to end all conspiracy theories
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Published on May 26, 2015 16:31 • 2 views
Susane Colasanti Susane Colasanti's blog:
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Going to BEA this week? I will totally be there. Everyone who comes to my signing will get a hardcover copy of City Lovefor free! Where: BEA, Autographing Table 14 When: Thursday, May 28, 11:00am Hope to see you there … Continue reading Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 26, 2015 13:15 • 6 views
Jane Green Jane Green's blog:
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Published on May 26, 2015 13:04 • 2 views
Windry Ramadhina Windry Ramadhina's blog:
Sesuatu mengenai kepala si pemuda lucu. Sesuatu itu cukup besar dan keras untuk membuatnya terbangun.
Gilang mengerang lirih, merasakan ubun-ubunnya nyeri. Saat membuka mata, samar-samar dia melihat seorang lelaki menjauh tergopoh sambil mencangklong ransel gemuk yang seakan-akan hendak meledak. S... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 26, 2015 14:53 • 2 views
Cat Gardiner Cat Gardiner's blog:
Here we are at the end of May with the summer upon us. Some of you will be at the beach, others traveling with family, many of you looking for an escape and a laugh or two.

If you haven't yet read Lucky 13, it is a RomCom Chick Lit staring Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet; a modern NYC roman... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 26, 2015 16:08 • 2 views
Candy Korman Candy Korman's blog:
Why do I still read newspapers?
Because I find inspiration for fiction!

Turning the pages of a newspaper exposes me to the news OUTSIDE my corner of the world. It's a great way to discover oddball tidbits that inform my fiction.

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Published on May 26, 2015 16:03 • 4 views
Victoria  Buck Victoria Buck's blog:
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Published on May 26, 2015 15:47 • 5 views
Rebecca Glenn Rebecca Glenn's blog:
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Rebecca with Marie Grosholtz at Madame Tussaud’s, Washington, DC









Join Brent and Rebecca as they discuss Madame Tussaud!


Born Marie Grosholtz, she learned the art of wax sculpture from her “uncle” Curtius. Together they created the first wax museum in Paris, France in the 18th Century.


H...

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Published on March 08, 2015 17:48 • 2 views
Steve   Wilson Steve Wilson's blog:
Okay, so you've completed your novel, and let's say it's Christian fiction, and is hard-hitting, edgey, and full of twists. You're saying, 'Okay, Steve, that's me. What do I do now?'

The first thing you need to do is find someone as passionate about your book as you are, and GET IT PUBLISHED!

(I w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 26, 2015 15:36 • 19 views
K.T.  Hunter K.T. Hunter's blog:
Why Me?

In a time of need it seems like everyone is walking out of Story Rammington’s life; punishing her for the terrible hand that life has dealt. At the tender age of 18, Story doesn’t have a reason to keep moving forward, but she attempts to do so. Story loves Journalism, but hasn’t been so ad... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 26, 2015 15:18 • 30 views
Ian Murray-Watson Ian Murray-Watson's blog:
I think I'm going to invite fans become to become 'Friends of Astralia.'. (Second Astralian adventure already well under way). We can offer discounts. All you have to do is sign up for a Free Trial and we will then take the subscription from your account every month until you notice.
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Published on May 26, 2015 15:03 • 4 views
Claudia Connor Claudia Connor's blog:
OMG!! Look who's just made an appearance!! JT McKinney !! *SWOOON*

You can sign up for my News Letter here for an exclusive TEASER ~ mailing out tomorrow ~ and more info on my writing habits and that windy trail I follow to book completion!

Thank you all so so much! <3

http://claudiaconnor.com

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Published on May 26, 2015 14:49 • 22 views
Ruth Goring Ruth Goring's blog:
In the first week or so after my book was available, it was really fun to check the Amazon page periodically. A little orange banner proclaimed that Soap Is Political was the #1 New Release in the category Poetry About Places! A relatively small category, of course, but what fun to be number 1 AN... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 26, 2015 13:57 • 4 views
Zoltan Istvan Zoltan Istvan's blog:
My new story in The Huffington Post on transhumanism, life extension, and overcoming deathist culture (with Steve Aoki video): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zoltan-...
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Published on May 26, 2015 13:51 • 4 views
Tera Lynn Childs Tera Lynn Childs's blog:

heroagenda:



Three winners will get an advance reader copy of Powerless and a swag set that includes a bookmark and hero and villain mark temporary tattoos.

Enter now!

(Psst! If you want to share the giveaway, go hereto grab the code.)

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Published on May 26, 2015 11:13 • 11 views
Alexandra Engellmann Alexandra Engellmann's blog:
The old cover took me about 20 hours, and this one 60. Every part of it was an experiment. It was totally worth it, if you ask me. The cover itself aside, it really boosts your confidence when you finish something 30 times more complex than what you did before.
Here's the Amazon link
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Published on May 26, 2015 12:55 • 7 views
Setta Jay Setta Jay's blog:
Hi Everyone,

ARe Cafe has a preview of Binding Ecstasy. :)

http://www.arecafe.com/cafe-news/sett...

xx

Setta Jay
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Published on May 26, 2015 12:54 • 3 views
Catherine Coulter Catherine Coulter's blog:
26th of May, Super Tuesday -- super, why? Well, HUGE BIG WONDERFUL ANNOUNCEMENT: J.T. Ellison's new novel WHAT LIES BEHIND is out today! If you didn't pre-order it, then get yourself to the bookstore or get on your iPad store or whatever e-reader you have and order it up and dive right in. I want... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 26, 2015 12:29 • 7 views
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