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 »
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 »
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?
I’ve started and stopped and deleted blog posts on and off for four years now.
Personally, I don’t see what blogging has ever done to help my career. I mean very few people ever comment. And regretfully I’m a bad hostess and very rarely ever reply to comments…yes I’m really bad about that. I am....Read more of this blog post »
A Podcast about the upcoming Authentic Living Weekend – Loving Ourselves and Others
Filed under: authentic living, courage, John Siddique, love yourself Tagged: authentic living, concious evolution, john siddique, love, meditation, spirituality Read more of this blog post »
Dogwood Blues and I have plans to be at magnificent Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans in the future. We’re still working out the details, and the date hasn’t been set, but I’m too excited to keep quiet! The email arrived, and the date for my book signing will be scheduled.Read more of this blog post »
I can’t say this enough. TO THE EDITORS! That’s right folks! The first editor has the first half of my book, and I am beyond excited to hear what she thinks. Now you’re probably screaming in your head, “Maddie?! What about the second half?” Well, no need to fear! The second half will be to this e...Read more of this blog post »
Today we have a report from On the Spot by our Official Ireland Correspondent, writing about the gay marriage referendum, which just won approval in that Catholic country.
by Grania Spingies
Every once in a while you have a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. Sometimes it’s beca...Read more of this blog post »
As some of you may be aware my newest release is “I, Hero – The Beginning”, now available on the Kindle.
With the release I am offering a special until just before midnight on MemorialDay (May 26th) – contact me via my Facebook author page with aPM (private message) and request a REVIEW COPY andyo...Read more of this blog post »
What impact will the revelations about Zed’s training have on their relationship?
Why is everyone who’s reviewed it so far hinted at a need for tissues…?
(I know the answer to that one, but I’m not telling.)Read more of this blog post »
So this is an older article by Gavin , a clearly idiotic writer.
Gavin compared the short haired girls to boys, with sometimes bigger butts and boobs. He even went so far to call it rape. Mr. Gavin has indeed a lot of horrible articles, but this one might be the worst.
Ladies, there is nothing wron...
Based on a true story of abuse and betrayal
By: Hunter Marshall
Published: 3 March 2015
Synopsis via Goodreads
I only knew two things when I married Grey Andrews: one, I was in love and two, I wanted to rebel against my parents. For the first time in my life, REALLY rebel. I, however, wasn'... Read more of this blog post »
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
From conversation between Dumbledore and Harry, at the last chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling
I recalled this statement a few days ago, while I was reading Hugh Howey’s Wool. I...Read more of this blog post »
Curious about how a book begins its journey to traditional publication?After writing a novel, a would-be author needs to finda literary agent who will represent him or her and attempt to sell the book to publishers. Query Letter Success has collected a lot of query letters that published authors...Read more of this blog post »
The #weekendcoffeeshare is the brainchild of PartTimeMonster. We sit down every weekend and share our week in a more informal, personal way than maybe the rest of our blog posts are written. Feel free to join in.
It’s been a while since I sat down with you and had a cuppa so we need to catch up...Read more of this blog post »
You entered our world in the wee hours of a Monday morning in June, almost initiating your daddy into the first-time parent club on Father’s Day. He carried a new copy of Fatherhood into the delivery room, not realizing you’d arrive before he had a chance to read any of it.
We’d spent the day...Read more of this blog post »
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago said that she will file a resolution on Monday calling for a Senate inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the Commission on Higher Education’s recent approval of tuition hikes for some 300 private colleges and universities nationwide.
Santiago, co-author of the Unified S...Read more of this blog post »
Readers selecting books during the Eureka Springs ninth annual Books in Bloom. Elegant
Ever have one of those really great weekends filled with everything delightful? Books in Bloom out of Eureka Springs (Arkansas) was one. Two days before I attended a jam-packed workshop from the Village Writing...Read more of this blog post »
Blog Tour Collection 5
Last one from my DS blog tour posts… this originally aired over here on the Dreamspinner Blog as Release Party #5.
Location, Location, Location!
The series name “West Coast Boys” clearly states that location is a big part of the stories. There’s a lot of reasons f...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve fallen into that trap. At times I’ve embraced the false notion that the key to life is to be completely free of wanting anything. If I could empty myself of desire, then whatever came my way would be enough. I believed this is what God wants from me. To...Read more of this blog post »
Lord of the Bears 4 (Bear-Lord) by Jess Hayek
Click here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XV17WV0/
Can Logan's enemies stop true love?
As Logan and Jenny continue to explore each other's hearts and bodies, a plan of revenge is unfolding in the shadows. The gorilla-shifter Duncan forms a hunting p... Read more of this blog post »
"When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul." Psalm 94:19
Whatever we feel anxious about today, may we invite Jesus to console us and transform fears to joy.
Sharon Hinck Read more of this blog post »
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