So, as I've mentioned in the past, BY BLOOD is going to be getting a perty new cover for its paperback release this summer. I am SOOOO excited about that (and can't wait to share it with you!). Well, along with that, I have something really, really awesome to share. That new cover is going to fea...read more »
As many of you know, I suffer from depression. It’s nothing too serious. It’s just one of those things that makes me who I am. It could be a beautiful spring day, the sun shining, birds singing, the leaves all green and waving in the warm gentle breezes—and I still have a tendency to feel down. T... read more »
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As always, I thank you for your support and patience. You're amazing, all of you.... read more »
most of it will be included in the collected suicide notes book.
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This week I wanted to spotlight authors who have served in the armed forces. I thoroughly enjoyed their stories.
SAT &BAF! Tales of a Tower RatSince I read both of his books, we start with Doug Depew. He was in the army during the turbulent 80’s. His job: security at a Pershing Site. For those... read more »
Nobody is perfect
Nobody is a saint
And Still Learning
And giving thanks
To the "fadda" above
as my father used to say
Grew in love and wearing
A badge of courage...
Put all of my experiences in a big (#%+%#+=) pot and stirred it.
Do what scares you
Do what you love
Do what makes... read more »
Most people will have views on how prisoners are or should be treated, but few have a real... read more »
Some days The river is silver, cold, brutal…totally out of character as a harsh wind blows in from the north.
Sunlight glitters from the dark blue surface merrily cavorting with the passing waves—- evidencing the joy of a hot summer day.
I have seen the water appear green like a jealous rival...read more »
I've also been apartment-hunting and starting to plan promo for Authors After Dark in Aug... read more »
La Calareceived its first review today, and it is a five star!
"Nat Wood did a wonderful job of drawing me into the story by having Lance tell the story. He was funny and adorably sweet. I enjoyed every bit of this story because the characters were so right for each other and their story felt ver... read more »
James Tiptree Jr Award 2012
An award for SF&F "that expands or explores our understanding of gender"... particularly topical for 2312! 2312 had b...read more »
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Spider-Girl Vol. 5: Endgame (Spider-Man) by Tom DeFalco
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This volume collects Issues 22-27 of Spider-girl. A lot happens in the course of these six issues.
There ar... read more »
I vacillate between periods of healthy activities (yoga, body weight exercises, running) and periods of high sloth (couch sitting! desk sitting! sitting in general!). My inertia in either is strong, but eventually something will push me into one or the other. Recently, it was realizing that I am...read more »
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You probably are expecting to read why Rebecca Forster writes. Other than the fact that creativity and talent flow from her fingers, like some viscous substance and cover the keyboard of her trusty Mac, I only tell you why I write.
Quite some time ago, I... read more »
Thomas Hargrove is an American agricultural scientist who was was kidnapped by FARC in 1994 and held captive for 11 months. Hargrove kept a diary of his captivity on checkbooks and other scraps of paper, which was later published as Long March to Freedom: Thomas Har... read more »
any story, your goal ought to be to create and maintain a fictional dream, or an “illusion that there is no filter between reader and events that the reader is actually experiencing what he is reading,” as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. defines it.
For the r...
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الواقع أثرى من أن نعبر عنه فى كلمات ، هوس النشر منعنى من أن أكتب، أوصــــد قلمى وغلل يمينى ، أظن الأن انه لا يجب علي كل ما أكتبه أن ينشر سواء أثناء حياتى أو فى... read more »
Jeanette Pekala is the author of Culture Shock, Book 1 in the newly released Culture Shock Series. She's a seriously nice, generous person and is definitely and Indie to watch! I invited her to my blog and she was gracious enough to accept. So here she is...Jeanette Pekala!
Welcome, Jeanette! You... read more »
Skeptics have written quite a bit about the allegedly “irreconcilable” differences between the genealogies of Jesus recorded in the gospels of Matthew (Matthew 1) and Luke (Luke 3:23-38). The genealogies appear to be quite different, especially as each author traces the lineage from King David do...read more »
Kitchen Affairs will also be includin... read more »
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Somewhere in the recent blogosphere, perhaps between IRS scandals and major sun spot activity, just to orient the reader to the here and now... read more »
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How To Write a Technically Correct Poem, a writer's Guide To Writing Poetry.
A brilliant and quirky little book... read more »
Today’s prompt is adapted from one of the most popular segments of theWarm Up Writing Coursethat I run here as an online course (and a home-study version).
Write A Copycat Story, based on one of your favorite short stories by another writer
Take a story by a writer you really, really... read more »
‘I can’t get no…satisfaction.’
How true. I have been pondering whether we are destined to go through life in a state of vague dissatisfaction. As my partner said when I expressed this to him, it’s a thought that Alain de Botton would be proud of. If any of you have read his work, de Botton does...read more »
Five Stars of Cold Entertainment!
Aptly titled, “Ice Blue” is an action packed page turning mystery thriller with a steamy romance thrown in to keep things interesting. Susan Rea drops the reader right into the middle of the action with tension and suspense that builds and builds.
Rae tackles an im...read more »
Ellen Dawn Benefield
I sighed as I gazed into the mirror. This had to be the most bizarre outfit I had ever worn in my life. I stroked the tresses of the long wig, straightened the leaf patterned negligee and inspected my green skin make-up.
"Okay, Lis... read more »
London Heiress kidnapped by the Marquess of Ashlund, read the headlines. Yet no one tried to save her.
Wallington was seven years old when a mass assassination attempt rocked
Regency England. Her father was the only accused traitor to elude
capture. Now as a grown woman and a British spy,... read more »
Electa Graham is one of my favourite twitterbugs, she laughs at her kids because they have to go to school, makes jam in her spare time, and she also scares me just a little bit. She was kind enough to review “Hell in the Kitchen” on her blog so I thought I’d pretend to be a good egg by returnin... read more »