My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This biography affords an insight into the life of an extraordinary man O.G.S. Crawford. His life is symptomatic of an age when the ‘Great British Eccentric’ could still thrive although,... Read more of this blog post »
Now, I didn't look it up on Snopes, well I tried and couldn't find it, so I'm assuming it's truth. This statement for me is wrong in just so many ways. Let me tell you why.
1. He is a role model for young people. Young people should read. Why? Because it is proven... Read more of this blog post »
Love the cover art, and this TOC is so amazing. Honored to have my story “Playing With Fire” in here. It’s got more wolves, fireflies, a hut on a hill, a man alone trying to fix his broken heart, and a giant tree branch that may be his undoing.
Looks like Michael Bailey and Written Backwards have...Read more of this blog post »
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And you'll have my sympathy, and a recommendation to hit that "Block/Report" button right quickly.
There's an explanation for that recommendation - as well as some background links, an... Read more of this blog post »
• the First Words of the Bible,
• The First Humankind, and
• The First Sin.
Today we come to the first sacrifice.
It is notable that as sin is introduced in Gen 3, the first thing we read about in Gen 4 is sacrifice. Wherever there is sin there needs to be sacrifice to deal with... Read more of this blog post »
Not long ago, I used a great service called SelfPubBookCovers.com. I had just revised an old story of mine and wanted to give it a fresh new look but didn’t want to wait the usual 6-8 weeks for a cover so I decided to try something new. Browsing through hundreds of premade covers, I found one tha...Read more of this blog post »
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‘Tis the season for West Coast-style luxury at Wya Point Resort, Vancouver Island’s new year-round eco-luxury destination. Tucked into a lush coastal rainforest next to an exclusive beach, theresort invites guests to ring in the holiday season with its West Coast Christmas package. This package...Read more of this blog post »
January’s Author D&D game, taking place at Legendary ConFusion, is looking to be the most epic game yet. Howard Tayler has been hard at work painting minis for each of the players. Check out this work-in-progress photo:
Here is the character line-up thus far:
Male Human Paladin (Myke)
Male Dw... Read more of this blog post »
I know the author online. I’ve participated in many email chains with him, Sarah, Mike, and Tom. I’ve got a copy, but I’ve not had a chance to read it yet. I wanted to read the reveiw copy, but I’ve got a deadline and I’ve been slammed. I’ve heard good things about it though.
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One of the most fun and valuable parts of what we do in the Picture Book workshop at Lighthouse Writers Workshop is manuscript critiques. Yesterday afternoon I was absolutely delighted to see the transformation of two manuscripts we had had the honor and pleasure of reading and critiquing previou...Read more of this blog post »
I recently attempted to make a two-minute video for my new book My Life & Other Stuff That Went Wrongwith a bunch of rotten kids. They ruined the whole thing.
I realised later that one of the kids in the video was the guy who previously sent me a blackmail letter. Let this be a warning to othe... Read more of this blog post »
This is aWorldbuildersblog.
When I first started worldbuilders six years ago, I did the whole thing out of my living room. It was just an idea I was trying out on my blog, so the only prizes I had to give away were my own books, and I had grand dreams of maybe, just maybe raising as much as $500...Read more of this blog post »
Great Books at Great Prices
Find your next favorite novel!!
The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne:
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Get all 4 parts in a bargain bundle for $2.99 ! All Romance EbooksAmazonBarnes & NobleSmashwords******When Kai Kelly inherits her estranged grandfather’s estate in Bliss, Idaho, life becomes anything but blissful. The discovery of a beautiful, but unusual, ring in the attic leads to much mor... Read more of this blog post »
There were times he dreamed that the cage had taken him after all; that he made some impassioned speech confessing guilt and repentance on the floor of the Hearings Chamber, and offered himself up for the sentence instead. That the Chancellery law-lords in their enthroning chairs and finery murmu...Read more of this blog post »
Are the two orange circles of the same size?One way to understand more about the brain is to look at how we can trick it, that is, to look at how the brain reacts to teasers and visual illusions.
Here are 10 visual illusions to combine fun and learning about the visual system.We know you know...Read more of this blog post »
Jason’s SidecarGinn HaleJason frowned at himself in the mirror, yanking the uncomfortable noose of his tie in an attempt to get the thing straight. Somehow every adjustment he made only worsened the situation. Also it suddenly struck him that instead of recreating the stylishly ruffled look his... Read more of this blog post »
Two nights ago, I had this dream that I was super sick, with a sore throat and sinuses filled with concrete-like gunk. Yesterday morning, I woke up with a sore throat, and sinuses filled with concrete-like gunk.
Last night, I had a dream that I was some sort of combination of Superman and The Doct...Read more of this blog post »
If you shop on Kindle, then you're in for a treat until 12th December, because I've reduced both Purple and Ealdorman to $0.99 or £0.77.
Remember, book 4 of Unison is due for release on 1st January 2014,... Read more of this blog post »
Life can be one big distraction. Emails, phone calls, text messages, tweets and posts can quickly eat away at the hour or less of writing time you’ve carved out for yourself. And those are just the digital distractions! They don’t account for the mental, physical, and emotional distractions you h...Read more of this blog post »
Tonight’s free song from the Colors Made of Tears soundtrack is “Chappy Chaperello,” but there is a story behind this song…
Legend has it that in the late 1880s a former slave by the name of Chaperello, or Chappy to those who knew him, developed a new form of lip balm dispensed by means of an appl...Read more of this blog post »
So, remember when a copy of my novel Adaptation had a cameo in episode 1.7 of CBS’Elementary, “One Way to Get Off,” which aired Nov. 15, 2012?
Check out “Adaptation” in the upper right corner!
Well, since then Adaptation has appeared twice more. It turns out its first appearance was actually earli...Read more of this blog post »
Emily, who won the Loose Id Gift Certificate.
Debra, Kat, and Melora, who won iTunes Gift cards.
Eddie and Andrew have dynamite chemistry. But Eddie’s profoundly dyslexic, and Andrew lives to read. Andrew’s pathologically disorganized, and Eddie likes things neat and clutter f...Read more of this blog post »
At some point over the weekend, I will be sending out the first post from a new email newsletter system, replacing the old MACHINE VISION newsletter that was sponsored by my previous book publisher. The onboarding page for ORBITAL OPERATIONS can be found, not unreasonably, athttp://orbitaloperati...Read more of this blog post »
I was running late this morning. Well. So surprising. Not. And I came blasting into the courtyard at the mews about mid-afternoon, didn’t quite spurt gravel into West Sussex as I spun Wolfgang into his corner, flung open the door and . . . almost stepped in a Gigantic Pile of Dog Crap.
I attained...Read more of this blog post »
My holiday novel, Just the Three of Us, is available exclusively at Amazon!
City planner Remy McIntosh is looking forward to spending the holidays with his lover, architect Lane Anders. For the past six months, he’s been planning the perfect getaway — two week...
Merry Christmas season!! We decorated our tree over the weekend and got out all our red and green … in hopes of preparing our hearts and minds for the celebration of the coming of Jesus, God incarnate, Emmanuel, God-with-us, into the world and into our lives. How wonderful is that?!!... Read more of this blog post »
And now a moment of... FAQ Report
On a few occasions someone has asked me what exactly are the dates for my five Parasol Protectorate books. Yes it's alternate history, but what exactly is that alternate time? There are, of course, some hints, but in most of the books I never come outright and say... Read more of this blog post »
The Virals are put to the ultimate test when they find a geocache containing an ornate puzzle box. Shelton decodes the cipher inside, only to find more tantalizing clues left by “The Ga...Read more of this blog post »