I had almost given up hope this story would ever see the light of day because several editors had assured me that its length, 17,000 words, render... Read more of this blog post »
9. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
8. The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi
7. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
6. Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes
5. Embassytown, by China Mieville
4. The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood
3. Light, by M. John Harrison
2. Cloud Atl... Read more of this blog post »
Yesterday we made a trip to http://www.thealpacaHacienda.com
One of my daughters has always dreamed of being a farmer. My other daughter has designs on trying everything this world has to offer, at least once! The perfect combination for a busy summer day.
We’ve seen the alpacas many times before....Read more of this blog post »
Should authors post reviews on Goodreads?
Heidi at Bunbury in the Stacks asks, in a post that was a nice surprise for me!
Anyway, Heidi points out that at least some readers disapprove and at least one author has quit posting reviews in response.
Isn’t that interesting? That never occurred to me.
It’...Read more of this blog post »
I’m so excited to share with you a novella compilation, authored by a number of talented Christian writers! Here’s the scoop, with a note from each of the authors:
A BRIDE FOR ALL SEASONS
byDebra Clopton, Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Robin Lee Hatcher
It All Started with an Ad in a Mail Order...Read more of this blog post »
In light of the horrific carnage in Syria and warnings the country could completely implode, TheBlaze has published an interview with me about the prophecies of Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49 and the general topic of Bible prophecy and events in the Middle East. Here are excerpts from the story by rep...Read more of this blog post »
With the Brotherhood persecuting witches like never before, a divided Sisterhood desperately needs Cate to come into her Prophesied powers. And after Cate's friend Sachi is arrested for using magic, a war-thirsty Sister offers to help her find answers—if Cate... Read more of this blog post »
But...but...I wanted something I could glance at. Someth... Read more of this blog post »
As if we haven’t been through enough. After my husband recovered enough to go back to work, he was assigned to a new position at his work. It was a $3 an hour pay raise working on the only machine like it in the country. He has been doing fine on the job, but his supervisor, as well as the next b...Read more of this blog post »
Isn’t it gorgeous?! Lou Harper has come up trumps again with the cover to my anthology of collected m/m short stories, Blooming Marvellous. On the cover is Ky Baptiste, narrator of the title story and street artist (hence the graffiti tulips!)
This anthology is my editing project for this week, an...Read more of this blog post »
تتذكر كلامهم عنها " مُشكلتها إنها عاقلة ، وبتفكر كتير بزيادة "
وتتذكر في داخلها " صحيح .. كل شيء إن زاد عن... Read more of this blog post »
Alexis Bedlam has been chosen. Selected by the annual lottery as a sacrifice to the alien race that saved mankind from the Great Plague, he’s none too happy to be carted off to be some alien’s snack pack, love slave maybe, but not someone’s dinner. Little does he know that he’s about to come fac... Read more of this blog post »
Here's a list of my published books in 2013 so far. I like to do these things on occasion to keep readers up to date, and for my own records. I'm notoriously bad at remembering when I've had something published. And posts like this keep me organized just in case a reader asks a question. If you... Read more of this blog post »
If you do, and you also enjoy high quality, ethical, free-range spanking films and photo galleries, you probably know of Pandora Blake and her Dreams of Spanking website. I’ve been a fan of Pandora’s films and her blog since before I started writing erotica, so I was beyond flattered when she rea...Read more of this blog post »
As you probably know by now, I work in a high school. Today is my first day of summer! I absolutely love this time more than any other of the year because I’m looking at 2 months of absolute freedom. Usually I start this season with a to-do list as long as my arm. I’m one of those people who live...Read more of this blog post »
Well we still have tomorrow before end of round, but it’s not going to make a huge difference in whether or not I meet my goals, so I figure I’d go ahead and write my wrap up post today on my regular midweek check-in day.
So, these were my Round 2 goals:
Write 20 out of every 30 days.This one went... Read more of this blog post »
I love this.
In real life, I’ve tried a few low-key variations on this, but it never seems to get through. I think if we want to educate the people who ask these questions, we need to explain directly why it’s inappropriate to make assumptions based on appearance. In the meantime, however, I’m jus...Read more of this blog post »
I always enjoy the banter between old characters. This hasn’t had a final edit:
Dee shook her head and handed some napkins over to May. “She’s pregnant and the hormones are not fun. For any of us. You can ask Chris.”
“Has that man been taking tales home about me being mean to him?”
“You threw ladle...Read more of this blog post »
Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of themany period notables.
1717-March 16 1788
Born at Leicester, he was elder son of the physician Richard Ludlam (1680–1728), who practised there; Thomas Ludlam was hi...Read more of this blog post »
And the winners are:
Debbie N Danny Mosley
Please email me at email@example.com to claim your prize. You have one week to claim your Lost ARC. Congrats!
Filed... Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been aware of Quib.ly for a while, but haven’t really had the time to have a good look around the site, so when I was invited to take part in a home education Twitter chat, I jumped at the chance.
Quib.ly is a membership site focussed on children and technology. Members can ask questions – or...Read more of this blog post »
I’m still working on the next Her Angel romance series book, HER WICKED ANGEL.
I didn’t manage to get the book completed in first draft before I went on holiday to Italy. I took it with me on my Kindle though, and after reading a couple of books by another author, I began reading it over to reacq...Read more of this blog post »
The brilliant jewelry design team at Gorjana & Griffin has come up with yet ah-nother Gracelet design and this one is even better than the one I showed you last week. The envelope is smaller and it’s on macrame instead of long leather cord. Why wrap your wrist like a mummy when you can stack...Read more of this blog post »
Warning: spoilers, some talk of rape.
This week, despite knowing absolutely nothing about the plot,I bought Saga: Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, for three reasons: one, I was on holiday, and no holiday is counted as such until I’ve gone bookbuying; two,as part of the Great Litera...Read more of this blog post »
Claude Auchinleck, 1946 photo70 Years Ago—June 19, 1943: British Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell becomes Viceroy of India; Gen. Sir Claude Auchinleck named to succeed Wavell as C-in-C of India & Southwest Pacific. Read more of this blog post »