Bad timing of course, seeing that 'The Dry Well' has just been published, especially for someone who has no portable devices other than a Filofax.
I still believe in complete bre... Read more of this blog post »
[image error]I’m excited to announce that Knight Takes Pawn (Red Knight #1) is now LIVE on all platforms in both ebook and paperback.
A HUGE THANKS to everyone who has read and reviewed KTP. This is my first thriller, and definitely not my last since it will be a series, and I can’t believe all o... Read more of this blog post »
Dacă nu suntem femei, evrei, creștini sau cu vreun handicap oarecare, sigur avem măcar sânge „negru” ori maghiar, vreo orientare de cine știe care fel și așa mai departe.
Doar că unii dintre noi știm că acuzația de discriminare este, î... Read more of this blog post »
There I was on one of Atlanta’s super highways stuck in bumper to bumper rush hour traffic. I was allowing myself to get frustrated as my wife tried to assure me that eventually the traffic would break up and we would move. “There’s nothing we can do. Being frustrated is not going to help the sit...Read more of this blog post »
Four months, to be exact.
She folded lacy paper snowflakes into the desk drawer and hung pastel eggs in their place. Bunnies. Crosses, stark against a crimson sky -... Read more of this blog post »
But there is something missing from her life. Something major. Something she can... Read more of this blog post »
It's not all heartwarming moments around the Day Center, though this week had its share. Tension and conflict, held back with meditation, medication and protection orders, percolate just under the surface.
Colin came into the Day Center with a cast on his hand, boiling. He'd been jumped the night...Read more of this blog post »
The original cover
Here's the thing about being a teacher: You're the one left behind. I'm not talking about pay structure or professional status, I'm talking about being left behind by the students.
Each year teachers ready their classroom, prepare their strategies, devise fresh ways to enrich... Read more of this blog post »
In April, Terry and Judine are traveling to New Zealand and Australia.
First, they will be visiting the Season 2 set of “The Shannara Chronicles” in New Zealand. They are really looking forward to this. Not only will they be meeting the actors who will be bringing new characters to life but they...Read more of this blog post »
Amid the vast floating towns of Halang Bay, everyone seems to be casting nets. In some cases these are part of the floating homes themselves. At night, the lights go on, the nets go down via a winch, and the fish wander into the nets and are caught. Fishing boats, like the one shown in the photo,...Read more of this blog post »
As I mulled over my short fiction, I found seven wildly different stories with one thing in common–a heroine totally unlike me. I’m the girl next door. I have no idea where these strange ladies came from.
In The Oniomancer (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine), a Chinese-American punk...Read more of this blog post »
Петър Денчев (1986) е режисьор, който още в постановката си на „Медея” по Еврипид, Жан Ануи, Теодор Драйер и Йосиф Бродски (Драматичен театър „Сава Огнянов“, Русе, 2012), с изключителната Мариана Крумова в главната роля, направи силно впечатление и привлече вни...Read more of this blog post »
The Focused Tribe
The Himba people of northwestern Namibia are semi-nomadic sheep and cattle herders that have largely avoided contact with modern cultures. Their villages consist of wooden huts organized around a sacred fire that connects them to their ancestors. Their living spaces are devoid...Read more of this blog post »
Well now, it's Mothering Sunday here in the UK, so I'm not cooking.
Which has nothing to do with #SexySnippets.
Which has nothing to do with cooking but it does in a roundabout way have something to do with mums.
As I've just received my fantastic cover for The Furnace Man, (Kera Faire, my dark si... Read more of this blog post »
We all know the first line of a query is your "hook." I call... Read more of this blog post »
Of late, one show that my daughter has got me hooked to, is Gossip Girl. It... Read more of this blog post »
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 25, 2017
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It can be tricky in this day and age explaining to some people exactly how they are misogynist, racist or any of the other ‘isms’ that we’re all proud not to be. In the good old days, misogyny was easy to call out – and still is sometimes today – because people would turn round and say ‘Don’t tr...Read more of this blog post »
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“We curse everything, for we are cursed, and we have no arms to shelter her and no lips to press to her hair and above all no words to tell her that we know loss and we know pain and if they were monsters we could fight we would have slain them in her name long ago like the heroes...
The intolerable left-liberal columnist Mike Royko once said, “It’s much harder to be a liberal than a conservative. Why? Because it’s easier to give someone a finger than a helping hand.”
In my secret Facebook group (accessible to the show’s supporting listeners), people are taking turns replying....Read more of this blog post »
I’ve found a love in myself for the Bronte sisters.
I’m a bit interested in what was going on between Charlotte and Anne, that’s for sure.
Seriously, read their Wikipedia entries. They’...Read more of this blog post »
Really enjoyed seeing these Houston writers today @jamicrumpton1 @kingscottking http://dlvr.it/Nk8gTyRead more of this blog post »
We sit on the cusp of a transportation revolution, as companies race to be first to market with a working self-driving car. We’ve been tracking this technology for some time now, and like many have been intrigued by its promise to reduce (or even eliminate) traffic accidents, to help cities impro...Read more of this blog post »
Janet and I spent last week in Hawaii. After attending a conference in Honolulu, we opted to spend our free time not at a beach resort but rather on the small, sparsely developed island of Molokai. There, we hiked the Kalaupapa trail, a vertiginous descent that negotiates 26 switchbacks in three...Read more of this blog post »
1925 – John Logie Baird gave his first public demonstration of his ‘Silhouette Television’ at the Selfridges department store, Oxford Street, London. It was part of the store’s birthday celebration.
1979 – The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, was delivered to the John F. Ken...Read more of this blog post »
Want to be 20 years younger overnight? Well you can be if you have the Shifter Gene…but there are a few side effects.
Side effects you say? Like what?
How about hyper-fertility? Meaning the need to breed or die with the hot Alpha of your choice?
Okay, maybe it’s not so bad…sign...Read more of this blog post »
Welcome to the latest update on Big Stompy Robots. If this is the first you’ve heard of my new game, you can find out more about it here.
This blog is mostly about games design – specifically how to approach changing the game following play-testing. I’m using Big Stompy Robots as the example, and...Read more of this blog post »
A RENOWN garden-making friend reminds me of a key lesson his mentor taught him: “There is no such thing as [read more…]
The post a diversity of marigolds and zinnias old and new, with marilyn barlow appeared first on A Way To Garden.
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Here’s a great post by Sherwood Smith at Book View Café: Worldbuilding: Curses and Cusses .
How many Sf or fantasy novels have you read, or shows have you watched, that toss you right out when the characters started cussing and the made-up words, or euphemisms, sound totally fake?
Some writers so...Read more of this blog post »
[image error]An interesting pair of events happened on this day, only five years apart. In 1955, copies of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl were seized as being obscene. Only five years later, D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover was ruled not obscene. It’s all got me to thinking about our standards for...Read more of this blog post »
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