It’s been a testing time over the last couple of months to say the least. The Teens have both had exams and we’ve all been stressed as a result. Bad planning on the parental side didn’t help, I admit. The last thing my husband... Read more of this blog post »
Slightly less hazy on Saturday, and either that campfire smell has lessened or I’m getting used to it.
Enjoyed my loft workout, then took another walk. Kept to the gravel road awhile, going uphill past other cabins–one has a classic Lincoln parked outside. I spot another marked trail, so why not,...Read more of this blog post »
Dean Carter's point of view is coming. For those of you who don't remember who Dean is, he's Jack's younger brother.
Pre-order is LIVE for The Other GameAmazon: http://tinyurl.com/TOGAmazon
Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/TOGUK
Amazon Australia: http://tinyurl.com/TOGAus
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Oliver Sacks, London, May 2015 by Bill Hayes
Oliver Sacks died early this morning at his home in Greenwich Village, surrounded by his close friends and family. He was 82. He spent his final days doing what he loved—playing the piano, writing to friends, swimming, enjoying smoked salmon, and com...Read more of this blog post »
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"Dorinda pulled the other sirens close to her and they giggled and touched one another. And while they did this, they began to change—from women with beautiful hair and fine bodies they changed into men, then into animals and birds. They could d... Read more of this blog post »
The Hotel Yearsby Joseph Roth, translatedby Michael HofmannNew Directions, 2015, 192 pp., $14.95
“Why do you people always go wandering around in the world?” So asks a Russian peasant of Mendel Singer in Joseph Roth’s novel from 1930, Job. “You people” are of course Jews, but in Roth’s fiction it...Read more of this blog post »
Bury it in the ground.
Wrap it up well.
Gold will be all right, but silver tarnishes,
Try wax inside a linen wrap.
Stone will endure, but clay is different.
In a damp climate, beware of water seeping.
Use chalk to protect ceramics.
Books... Read more of this blog post »
وهذه تعليقات سريعة جدا عليه، مأخوذة منه نفسه، دون استعانة بشيء من خارجه.
1. الفيلم قوي بصريا، كعادة إصدارات تنظيم "الدولة"، ولعله أقوى مما سبق كثيرا (إذ لم أشاهد جميع إصدارا... Read more of this blog post »
If you still have zucchini and you’re looking for new recipes, I have the perfect recipe for you Zucchini Cookies. These cookies are more of a cake like cookie. If you are more of a crisp cookie fan these may not be your favorite cookie, but I think they’re worth a try.
Chocolate Chip Zucchi...Read more of this blog post »
I promised a little while back that we would put up a link to the blog I was writing specifically for the new ERTH DRAGONS series. If you click onthe highlighted linkit should take you straight there. You can read the prologue of the book and also see the glossary and character lists, whi... Read more of this blog post »
The mainstream comic book industry has started to integrate Muslim and Arab heroes into their plots [AP] – Image from Al Jazeera storyWhat to do when you can’t sleep? FB, of course. Just came across an interesting article on Al Jazeera English website (via FB).
The full link is here – The rise...Read more of this blog post »
There is a persistent belief (assumed to be true, even by prominent bloggers)repeated over and over again as if it's fact - but,it's not. In fact, this belief is sometimes used as a "logical"excuse for the author to include anything in their diet, and their diet recommendations,the author doesn't...Read more of this blog post »
Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my steampunk romance, A Lady Never Lies. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:
About this excerpt: Richard and Jocelyn continue their conversation about family.
ENJOY THI... Read more of this blog post »
Okay, it’s the end of the month again. I can’t deal with how fast this year has already gone by. Does it seem ridiculously fast to anyone else?
What I’ve been working on: Cell Story! After a long chat with a couple writer friends, I figured out The Thing That Was Missing and I was able to finish m...Read more of this blog post »
At the time I was learning to write fiction--and believe me, it was a steep learning curve--I also took on something else--quilting. Who knew that years later those two important aspects of my life would merge in The Cats in Trouble Mysteries?
I probably took more quilting classes than I... Read more of this blog post »
Some time in 1999 or 2000 someone in DC’s design department asked me to recreate the lettering for this cover from 1971, beautifully crafted by Gaspar Saladino. DC was planning a replica edition but did not have the film negatives of this cover to reprint it from. All they had w...Read more of this blog post »
Right, I thought I was done with the whole Hugo thing, but one last thought (with reference to this post by Elizabeth Bear). I’ve already posted it on twitter, but for the record, here goes…
My position on slates is pretty much the same as Bear’s:
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I will never willingly participate in a slate. If...
http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/715217... Read more of this blog post »
All righty folks! I’m gearing up for the big finale of Magic University at last. THE POET AND THE PROPHECY goes live on September 15th and can already be pre-ordered at Amazon and Smashwords, with other ebook sellers coming online this week.
The big cover reveal was Friday at Tor.com and they pub...Read more of this blog post »
I hate sinus infections. I really like breathing.
I have a feeling docs all over town are swamped, half a million people in Spokane area and all of them with respiratory distress. On the other hand, there are going to be those who have a lot more need of a doctor’s time than I do. This stuff seems...Read more of this blog post »
Even though I haven’t been in school for a long time, for me, September marks the beginning of a new year. Orange is the new black, breakfast is the new lunch, Monday is the new Thursday, pork is the other white meat, and September is the other January. (And yes, it’s still September, even though...Read more of this blog post »
Or: Recent and Upcoming Debuts in Fantasy and Science Fiction... that just happen to be written by women.
Charlie invited me to come by and join in the posts helping those who may not already be in the know to find the wealth of writers who also happen to be female that they can't otherwise find...Read more of this blog post »
All righty, then.
This is a post about magic.
As some of you may know, I have long, on-going (unrequited) love affair with the Maine resort town Old Orchard Beach. So great was my love that, against the advice of Practically Everybody, I wrote three books(Carousel Tides, Carousel Sun, Carousel Seas...Read more of this blog post »
Texts from my wife abut my three year-old son, Charlie:
Driving thru Starbucks. Clara wants a water. I ask Charlie if he wants one, too. He says, "How about no? How about a Dunkin Donut?"Charlie woke up early because he pooped. When I went in his room he said, "I pooped. Will you change my diaper... Read more of this blog post »
After reading my latest novel, The Color of Light, one of my readers sent me the link to an organization called Operation Inasmuch. Their name comes from these words from Jesus: “In as much as you did it for the least of these, you did it for me.” The reader believed this group was in the spirit...Read more of this blog post »
Here’s my book review of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.I don’t often review recent releases. But there was such a buzz about The Girl on the Train , I couldn’t help myself. Especially since, after I’d downloaded the ebook sample, that Buy Now button was burning... Read more of this blog post »
When I was a child, big yellow buses were parked until the Wednesday after Labor Day. But times have changed and this week buses started to roll.
In the Northeast, there has been a long-standing tradition summer vacation is extended into September. In other areas around the country, th... Read more of this blog post »
captivating and we want to protect
it. Inspired from hearing my
pastors' homilies over the
weekend and previous weekend.
The way the Lord speaks to us.
The Lord helped me to
sum it up.
The beauty within us connects
to the beauty around us, when we
are surrounded by natures... Read more of this blog post »
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