Note: I wrote this post eight years ago on my old blog, but never migrated it to my new one. It was too personal, to make part of my online author persona. But now, with the event old enough to vote, I kind of feel ready to share again. With mild editing, the original post still holds up. It’s...Read more of this blog post »
What happens when you take public-domain classics and add a pop-culture inspired pulp cover to them? You get Pulp! The Classics. This is probably my favourite.
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Yesterday I was chatting with my BFF about the whole USA Today thing (see post here). We were talking about how cray, cray it all is. Well, I was saying it was crazy, she was spouting off about how well-deserved it is. Yeah, she's a bit crazy herself, LOL! *wink*
Anywho, it rem... Read more of this blog post »
“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.”
-Robert Louis Stevenson
I love this image, and often recall it to my mind when I feel anxious or harried.
Do you have an image that calms you?
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Hoy es día de elecciones autonómicas y municipales en la mayor parte de España, y, por primera vez en muchos años, las encuestas nos anuncian que no tendremos que optar por uno de dos partidos con verdaderas posibilidades de triunfo. Llevábamos demasiado tiempo con la sensación de que los votos a...Read more of this blog post »
Could you please spread it out a bit???
I’ve got water up to my foundation again, and my toilets are gurgling—the water is to the top of the septic tank.
Soooo, I LOVE the rain. I LOVE the greenery. I HATE droughts, but…could you please spread it out a bit–like over the 100 + temperatures in the su...Read more of this blog post »
We had a roofing job in Eureka Springs. Stupid name for a town. It’s up in the top corner of Arkansas, almost in Missouri, stuck in this Ozark gulley, every street a downward spiral. There are no grids in Eureka. It’s all very disorienting. Following the Steel Cloud into town, I got lost right aw...Read more of this blog post »
My mom is the sort of loving, supportive mother everyone wants. She constantly tells me I’m her favorite author.When I recently told her that the demon book wasn’t done yet because I had to make changes thebeta readers suggested, she indignantly told me that my book was perfect and if those beta...Read more of this blog post »
The folks at the European Space Agency released a new picture of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and I have to admit that it threw me.
Huh. Thats the comet? Wheres the second lobe?
For a second I thought we were just seeing it end-on, so that the bi-lobed rubber ducky shape wasnt obvious. But th...Read more of this blog post »
http://cuts-of-paper.blogspot.co.uk/2... Read more of this blog post »
The Iron Trial, by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. Middle... Read more of this blog post »
A short interim announcement: We’re snatching the blog away from Blogspot and moving it entirely into my website, so that people who don’t have gmail accounts can comment, too. This is an experiment for now. My worry is that unwelcome comments may come in. I’ll delete them, of course, but they’ll...Read more of this blog post »
It’s so hard for me to believe that Daughter of Deep Silence is coming out in only three days. THREE DAYS!!! *Flails* As I’m sure many of you know, the first week of sales for a book can be important, so as a thank you to everyone who pre-orders my book or buys it in the first week, I want to sen...Read more of this blog post »
And one of the more amusing moments came when a group of 30-somethings came in on Friday, and were teasing each other, and one of... Read more of this blog post »
Those who have been following along at home will recall that, for a very long time, the only way to get the first 9 (excluding Agent of Change, which has been, and is, available as a free ebook from Baen Free Library and from the Kindle Store) Liaden novels in ebook form was by buying the Baen om...Read more of this blog post »
Qs 1-3 are spoiler free, Qs 4-10 are spoilerific for later books in the series. Enjoy!!
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Thanks to everyone who shared the release posts and who downloaded the book yesterday. I'm truly blessed to have the support of so many wonderful people. I hope you all have an amazing Sunday and if you... Read more of this blog post »
Of the five nominees, the collection from The Zombie Nation was recommended by both the Sad and Rabid (SR) puppies. The rest of the category is puppy-free.
Ms. Marvel: The first page includes Kamala Khan smelling bacon and saying, “Delicious, delicious infidel meat” and someone responding, “Chow o... Read more of this blog post »
The den was invisible to adults and to most other children, but it became something interesting to me through the power of my imagination.
The den was an inhospitab... Read more of this blog post »
I see you in Petrograd safe and warm
In an upper room, a quilt your grandmother made
Around you—and pillows stuffed with Eiderdown--
Like the ones I nuzzled as an unhappy child
Between rosaries and penances.
They were mother and father to me.
They sopped my tears and cushioned my breaking heart.
When yo... Read more of this blog post »
التقى بها خارج ال... Read more of this blog post »
– Andy Dick
This is the last part of this series of essays. I’ve said a lot, I’ve received a little amount of derision, and I’ve received more support and affection... Read more of this blog post »
Bander was jumping to reach higher branches with his axe and answered, “How so?”
“Well,” Miri began. “Take the relationships. Linvin and Anvar are close. Anvar, Rander and you are close. You seem to be getting clo... Read more of this blog post »
“Dark Requiem” has now gone live and is available to download from these outlets.
Barnes and Noble
The print format of “Dark Requiem” will be available to purchase on Amazon in a few days time.
Thank you all for staying on this journey with me and I h... Read more of this blog post »
The Graces, my new novel, has sold. To... quite a few places, as it turns out.
Here are the places so far (with the specific imprint of each publisher it has sold to in brackets):
* U.K. - Faber & Faber (Faber Children's)
* U.S. - Abrams Books (Amulet)
* Germany - Fischer FJB
*... Read more of this blog post »
— Nicole Frail (@nfrail17) May 23, 2015
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May 23, 2015 at 02:05PM
I am a staunch believer that all great tales need a great monster. But not all monsters are created equal. There are ones with blood-slicked claws and paws, others with dopey personalities, others with sentient craftiness. My favorites are the quirky ones who claim only a vivid personality.
(Beast...Read more of this blog post »
I was recently interviewed by Sandy of The Reading Cafe. Stop by today for the interview and a book review of Stealing Mercury.
And as a little treat…Read more of this blog post »
It's time for My Sexy Saturday with MySexySaturday Authors.
This week’s theme is My Sexy Love .
This is Week 93 of My Sexy Saturday,
and the rule of seven that I am following is:
Here they are . . . "Woman? Are you trying to kill me?"
Barn... Read more of this blog post »
I wanted to share with you some news about the next installment of the Hells Saints Series. The book is tentatively entitled LOVING CROW and it is Crow's story. I know many of you will be surprised that Jules and Glory are not next. Jules is threaded throughout this story and Glory... Read more of this blog post »
I took part in an online discusssion around about the time I was starting to seriously seek agents about whether an aspiring author should have an online presence, or could that wait until a book had come out. The perceived wisdom was that a website a... Read more of this blog post »
- He’s with us.
- He’s onto us.
- Is there any difference?
- I’m not myself when I hold his attention.
- Is anyone so consistent?
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