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Pam Jenoff Pam Jenoff's blog:
Back in the mid-1990’s, I packed up everything I owned, put my Mazda Protégé on a ship and moved halfway around the world by myself to be a diplomat for the State Department in Krakow, Poland. I was 24 years old and didn’t think twice about whether it was a good idea or safe. Communism had just e... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 18:13 • 2 views
Cindy Sutherland Cindy Sutherland's blog:

So, I have a couple of things to talk about today and let’s start with the less controversial one.


The death of actor/comedian Robin Williams hit me pretty hard. I’m one of those old enough to remember him on Mork and Mindy and he made me smile so many times over the years…only slightly more time...

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Published on August 27, 2014 07:27 • 1 view
Stephen Kozeniewski Stephen Kozeniewski's blog:
Hello, boils and ghouls! Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Today we've got a great guest, just smashing. A. Giacomi, perhaps better known as the Poetic Zombie, is gracing us with her presence today to tell us a little bit about her life before her upcoming EVE BRENNER: ZOMBIE GIRL books are released and she g... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 09:00 • 4 views
Răzvan Ţupa Răzvan Ţupa's blog:

Potrivit unui comunicat de presă, joi, 28 august 2014, de la 19.30, la loKal (str. Mihai Eminescu, nr. 57) va avea loc seara de poezie “Best Women Poetry Act”. Vor citi: Rita Chirian, Domnica Drumea, Doina Ioanid, Cristina Ispas, Angela Marinescu, Krista Szöcs, Miruna Vlada, Elena Vlădăreanu. Cel...

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Published on August 27, 2014 06:26 • 1 view
Nick Mamatas Nick Mamatas's blog:
I am part of another SFSignal Mind Meld, this one on underrated authors. Only some of the answers were embarrassing: Joe Hill, Bulgakov, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. A current acclaimed bestseller with a movie coming out is not underrated. A writer whose big novel sells hundreds of copies every... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 17:16 • 4 views
Simon Van Booy Simon Van Booy's blog:

Meet Simon this autumn at readings in New York City, Boston, and Milwaukee:

http://www.simonvanbooy.com/tourdates.htm


Simon Van Booy ›› Author Biography
www.simonvanbooy.com
Tuesday, September 09, 2014NEW YORK7:00 PMSTRAND BOOKSTORE 828 Broadway New York, NY 10003-4805 Emily Simpson212.473.1452 exe... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 12:24 • 3 views
Kathryn Hinds Kathryn Hinds's blog:
(I am going to be busy!)

Title: Napoleon and the Song of Ice and Roses
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Embassy C - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Some of our favorite fantasy epics have their roots in real-world ones. How does our history get a new life in fantasy?

Title: All the Single Ladies
Time: Fri... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 17:20 • 5 views
Ksenia Anske Ksenia Anske's blog:



Photo by Ana Luísa Pinto







Photo byAna Luísa Pinto








How timely, to talk about this. It seems the topic is in the air, with the latest article on Haruki Murakami and how he doesn't give a shit, and the latest blog post by Chuck Wendig on how you'll never get anywhere if you compare yourself to others, and my own thoughts to...

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Published on August 27, 2014 10:28 • 8 views
Zia Wesley Zia Wesley's blog:
portrait of the Kizlar Agha“Will I live with this Kizlar Agasi as I live here with you? And when will I go to the Sultan?”

“Live with the Kizlar Agasi?” he laughed. “No, no my sweet. You will live in the harem with all of the other odalisques—the women belonging to the Sultan. The Kizlar Agasi and his men protect and serve... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 16:59 • 21 views
Mitch Albom Mitch Albom's blog:
#thetimekeeper #everydaymiracles


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Published on August 27, 2014 08:04 • 5 views
Cathy Connolly Cathy Connolly's blog:

Wordless Wednesday



The Bumble Bee enjoying the gardens

The Bumble Bee enjoying the gardens






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One of my favorite visitors of summer! Did you know that the Bumble Bee is just as important to pollinating as the Honey Bee? If you look closely you can see how much nectar they have collected on their legs!



When you are trying to ge...

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Published on August 26, 2014 20:59 • 1 view
Crystal Collier Crystal Collier's blog:
This last week we lost a valuable and optimistic member of our blogging community, Tina Downey. It left me thinking about death. (Imagine that.)

Have you lost someone dear to you? I've lost several. The first one was my great grandmother when I was 16. She encouraged my budding music talents and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 05:00 • 3 views
Jane Lindskold Jane Lindskold's blog:

Last week I did my best to give an answer to that perennial question: “Where do you get your ideas?” At that point, I was still seeing if the idea would become a story and I promised to give you folks an honest report.


Inspiration and story

Inspiration and story


Well, I’m happy to say that the process was a productive...

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Published on August 27, 2014 01:00 • 3 views
Martin Clay Fowler Martin Clay Fowler's blog:
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Without striving, life would not be possible. Without belonging, life would not matter.

You’ve always felt, long before you had words for it, that every life belongs in this world. Not in the next world, not in some better world, but in this world. Yet you haven’t dared to believe what you’ve f... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 16:43 • 10 views
Kelly  Jensen Kelly Jensen's blog:
In yesterday's post, I wrote about how I enjoy getting my nonfiction via graphic novel, and I read two spectacular ones over this past weekend. Coincidentally (or maybe not), they were both graphic memoirs about growing up as a girl in America.



Liz Prince's Tomboy addresses this topic a bit more... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 26, 2014 22:00 • 5 views
John McElwee John McElwee's blog:

When Ann Harding Was "A Screen Event" --- Prestige (1932)

Director Tay Garnett turned loose his camera for RKO-Pathe and the thing fairly leaps about sets and location for this melodrama set at a French penal, read Hellhole, colony. Ann Harding foolishly goes there to join dissipated and near-go... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 06:30 • 3 views
Melinda Clayton Melinda Clayton's blog:
I've had several emails the last couple of weeks regarding various aspects of self-publishing. The fastest and easiest way to answer those questions has been, quite honestly, to give a coupon for a free download of my self-publishing guide, Self-publishing Made Simple: A How-to Guide for the Non-... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 16:35 • 14 views
Skye Taylor Skye Taylor's blog:

Soft Launch vs Hard Launch



My first book with my current publisher was due out in March, but eventually made it to release in April. Book two is due out this month, but I still don’t know what day and it’s already the 26th. Somewhere I heard the term soft launch, butI had no idea what that was.





So...

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Published on August 27, 2014 07:00 • 1 view
Bryce Evans Bryce Evans's blog:
Welcome Back
Today I want to welcome back my favorite Sci-Fi Author KD Jones. This is her latest book "Torch" which is the 7th book in her Galactic Cage Fighter Series. I have been waiting for this book and I love these books. This series has been a best seller for KD. I was so excited to get this... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 26, 2014 19:20 • 6 views
Emily Tilton Emily Tilton's blog:
The full court press for Her Daddy, Her Dom, and Her Doctor continues. This little bit happens after Adam, the dom, has brought Natalie to Fiji. She thinks they don't know anyone there, of course, but then Adam surprises her by giving her her own room-key.
Adam returned, with two folders, one of...
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Published on August 27, 2014 07:17 • 3 views
Edward Kelsey Moore Edward Kelsey Moore's blog:
Picture E.K.M. will enjoy some music making in September when he revs up his cello and joins the orchestra at Chicago Opera Theater for Macbeth , composed by Ernest Bloch. This powerful opera follows the torments which Macbeth and his Lady experience as they fall prey to a spiral of ambition and murder.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 11:42 • 3 views
Daniel Newcomer Daniel Newcomer's blog:
They wore matching, bright orange-colored hats, all 20 of them, and sprouting beneath those American mesh-trucker topperswas pale or sun-burnt skin, sunblock lotions, muscle shirts, and thick wayfarer or aviator sunglasses. Large ticks or beetles clung to their backs, wrapping around their waists... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 28, 2014 11:06 • 4 views
T.M.  Smith T.M. Smith's blog:
Knowing he’s loved can make any man fly.
Fifteen years ago, Ben Warren was a wakeboarding champion: king of big air, ballsy tricks, and boned grabs. Until a career-ending injury left him broken in ways he still has no hope of fixing. Now he takes his thrills where he can get them, and tries not... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 26, 2014 22:00 • 7 views
Jessica Hawkins Jessica Hawkins's blog:
This weekend I went location scouting for my work in progress. Here, my friend & I sneak up to the 16th floor to get a better look... #wsite-video-container-852838365757963851{ background: url(//www.weebly.comhttp://www.jessicahawki...); } #video-iframe-852838365757963851{ background: url(//c... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 10:01 • 4 views
Mychael Black Mychael Black's blog:
Everyone else seems to start their blog by saying how awesome Mychael is. I’d like to say Mychael is a big meanie. I’m pretty sure his hair is really a rabbit held on by a piece of Velcro. He once … Continue reading →
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Published on August 27, 2014 05:22 • 7 views
Mariachiara Cabrini Mariachiara Cabrini's blog:

Ho riflettuto a lungo se fosse il caso o meno di fare un post dedicato a questa autrice sul mio blog. Ma poi mi sono detta, non avete forse apprezzato Joey W. Hill e Jaid Black, autrici anche loro di generi di nicchia e molto forti? Ma pur sempre brave scrittrici prima di tutto?


Perciò non merita...

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Published on August 26, 2014 23:16 • 1 view
Marla Rose Marla Rose's blog:

Back when I first began on my path to living as a vegan nearly twenty years ago, the word seemed like it would be such a badge of honor, though an elusive one. It seemed to be crackling with intention, full of muscularity, of purpose and transformation and all I could do was hope that if I worke... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 09:28 • 3 views
Sam Pink Sam Pink's blog:
the violence in chicago this summer....
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Published on August 26, 2014 23:51 • 1 view
Suara Keadilan Suara Keadilan's blog:

(Oleh Lyn Nasir)


KUALA LUMPUR 26 OGOS: Pakatan Rakyat tetap akan mengemukakan satu sahaja nama yang akan dipersembah kepada Sultan Selangor sebagai

calon Menteri Besar.


Demikian penegasan Ketua Umum KEADILAN, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim ketika ditanya berhubung keputusan KEADILAN dan DAP malam tadi unt...

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Published on August 27, 2014 02:27 • 3 views
Adrian McKinty Adrian McKinty's blog:
It's been over a year since I wrote a Sean Duffy novel and in the intervening time I've mostly been goofing off. I've tried to write a couple of things here and there but they've gone nowhere. A while ago I had an idea for a 4th Sean Duffy novel but initially I was reluctant to write it as I rea... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 07:00 • 4 views
Don Pizarro Don Pizarro's blog:
This Won't Take But a Minute, HoneyThis Won't Take But a Minute, Honey by Steve Almond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An opinion about a book of 30 microessays and 30 flash fiction stories shouldn't be very long. The essay half is on writing; it's now in my top 5 of writing resources. Not every flash tale resonated with me but "Unfriendly... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 03:00 • 2 views
Carrot Quinn Carrot Quinn's blog:

I’ve been in Portland for a week, staying with my good friend Seamus, riding a bike, taking naps, eating collard greens and too much dark chocolate. Reconnecting with the people who I love, face to face and on the phone, through email, however I can- sometimes I think that I am a very poor friend...

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Published on August 27, 2014 12:04 • 1 view
Melissa Snark Melissa Snark's blog:
Warning, uncensored and dangerous thoughts beyond the cut...






A writing crony described a conference she attended. Three published authors spoke. Three published authors gave the same advice: Just Keep Writing.

My friend spread her hands. "I really wanted to know-What comes next?"

The conversation me... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 26, 2014 21:00 • 4 views
Tamara Thorne Tamara Thorne's blog:

Tamara Thorne, will be interviewed at Conversations Liveby Cyrus Webb, on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 3 p.m. Pacific and 6 p.m. Eastern timeto talk about the release of her novel, Thunder Road, which hits bookstores everywhere in next week.


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“Evoking Stephen King’sterrifying novel The Gunslingeran...

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Published on August 27, 2014 12:24 • 4 views
Harrison Bae Wein Harrison Bae Wein's blog:
This is my first blog post here. Obviously, I'm excited about my recently published novel, The Life and Opinions of Housecat Hastings. I'm just learning how to use Goodreads. I'm really impressed with all the interesting groups and the interactions the site allows. I hope it helps people find my... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 15:15 • 6 views
Nicholas Kaufmann Nicholas Kaufmann's blog:

TornTorn by Lee Thomas


My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Just when you think you’ve seen everything that can be done with werewolves, along comes this tightly written, thrilling, and thematically surprising novella. In the guise of a siege novel, in which a small town jail is under attack from once-human monster...

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Published on August 27, 2014 11:05 • 2 views
Lindsay J. Pryor Lindsay J. Pryor's blog:

Last week, I announced on my Facebook page that Shani from the awesome Paranormal Book Club gave Blood Shadows a 5 star review and shout out on their Facebook page. This week, Shani has now given Blood Roses and Blood Torn 5 star reviews too! The PBC Facebook page is featuring Blackthorn right no...

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Published on August 27, 2014 11:38 • 6 views
Jared C. Wilson Jared C. Wilson's blog:

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I am not a big fan of using the blog to raise money for stuff, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t let you know about an important missional opportunity in this New England region so many of my readers care deeply about.


I would like to introduce you to Redemption Church and invite you to partner wit...

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Published on August 27, 2014 10:27 • 8 views
Delia Remington Delia Remington's blog:

Writing Stuff


My vacation at the beginning of August sparked an idea that’s been on the slow burn in my brain all month. I was going to put it on the shelf to write during the month of November, but then I got an email about a short story contest that made me rethink that plan. Since the entry da...

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Published on August 27, 2014 11:41 • 4 views
Debra Doxer Debra Doxer's blog:
The cover reveal for my latest book, Play of Light, is set for September 10th. You can sign up here to help reveal the cover.

Play of Light releases on December 8th. I'm pretty excited! My early readers are telling me this is my best work yet.

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Published on August 26, 2014 17:15 • 3 views
Lilia Ford Lilia Ford's blog:
A few months ago, one of my favorite authors, K.J. Charles, had a terrific blog post about the difficulties authors have today managing the pressure to share details about their real lives for the sake of curious fans. I write with a pen name, and since one of the main rationales for that pen nam... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 26, 2014 18:10 • 8 views
Kim M. Kimselius Kim M. Kimselius's blog:
Tack alla ni som har mejlat mig och hoppats få vinna boken Skräckresan med Titanic . Älskade att läsa era motiveringar. Det var väldigt många som ville vinna en bok, därför lottar jag ut två böcker. Vinnarna är:

Christina Linnea ÖrtendahlochAnn-Britt Jansson
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Published on August 26, 2014 21:00 • 4 views
Vinny O'Hare Vinny O'Hare's blog:

frontcover About Agent of Influence:


Cairo, Egypt, 1953 – A secret sect calling itself the Brotherhood of the Caliphate splinters off from the Muslim Brotherhood as the storm clouds of revolution gather.


Louisville, KY, 1973 – Political power broker and multi-millionaire Aman Kazim’s Derby contending tho...

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Published on August 27, 2014 12:40 • 31 views
Nick Redfern Nick Redfern's blog:

This looks to be a good, forthcoming book from Dave Clarke: Britain's X-traordinary Files .

And here's the book's description:

"David Clarke opens The National Archives’ own X Files to uncover the secret, official accounts behind legendary paranormal and extraordinary phenomena.

"From mediums emplo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 08:36 • 4 views
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