نار تضيء .. في الطريق ظلمتي
و خذ مني نورا .. يبهرك ..
و كحل لعينيك به تبصر الكون
و قابل الكل بابتسامة أخ
و اكسر خبزا للجائع .. حتى لو كان قط
فخبزك .. يعود اليك .. مهما طالت الايام
و قل لنفسك .. الامور الطيبة
اقرا .. مايدفعك للامل
اقرا .. سطورا تدفعك لاستقامة
مملوءة بالر... read more »
I’m excited to tell you that I’m working on a guest post for Jasmine Eclipseabout my experience with the publishing process! It’s going to be fun and informative. If you are interested in the publication process or you have your book written and aren’t sure what to do with it this should...read more »
In celebration of my book coming out this week (4 DAYS Y’ALL!), I’m doing a quick 2-day giveaway! If you’re already following me on Twitter or you start following me in the next two days, you can enter to win either an iTunes download or a CD of the second Nashville Soundtrack (Season 1...read more »
I've been blogging since 2011 and, in spite of my innate inconsistency, I've managed to post often enough in order to maintain a reasonable visiting flow. I blog about personal stuff (my boyfriend's battle with his chronic illnessAll I want for Christmas is you), my fear of commitment (To Bride... read more »
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 »
What really got me were his shoes.I sat on a plane, staring out a rain-dappled window at a kid who couldn’t be more than twenty. He was wearing one of those fluorescent yellow vests and held up two orange batons in an X formation over his head, presumably giving some si... read more »
Check out the website for the new e-magazine dedicated to helping readers connect with new books. It’s called “Readers’ Rock,” and it will be available in June. Get your subscriptions in now. It’s free, and it’s going to be jam-packed with author interviews, book reviews, special offers, and othe...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 »
You can snag a copy of your own HERE. If you have Amazon Prime, you can even read it for free!
Don't have a Kindle? You can download a free reader HERE for your PC.
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 »
Along with work, it's finals week (I'm taking a break from grading to write this now), and I've been both plagued by migraines and on an emotional roller coaster.
Around the beginning of the year, I resolved to start looking for an agent. Well, I haven'... 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 »
In preparation for Kat’s birthday bash on June 6th (click here to read the details and find out how you can join!), I’ll be showing a three-part preview of Lighting the Way, Kat and Natalie Volume Two. (This i... read more »
Buyer, Beware & BirthCONTROL: Coming Attractionsread more »
Here are some handpicked titles from ourComing Attractions page.Want to include your book? Just read ourShare Your New Book with GalleyCat Readerspost for all the details.
Buyer, Bewareby Diane Vallere: “Out-of-work fashion expert Samantha Kidd i...
Siri von Ess... read more »
http://www.bra... read more »
You probably are expecting to read why USA Today best selling author, 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... 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 »
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Fantasy May 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Great read. I'd love to hear more from these characters. The fantasy wonderfully written. The imagery of the book is so vivi... 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 »