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Peter V. Brett Peter V. Brett's blog:


Note: I wrote this post eight years ago on my old blog, but never migrated it to my new one. It was too personal, to make part of my online author persona. But now, with the event old enough to vote, I kind of feel ready to share again. With mild editing, the original post still holds up. It’s...

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Published on May 24, 2015 09:16 • 3 views
Frank Warren Frank Warren's blog:

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PostSecret Live! Comes to the Long Center in Austin, Texas.

Buy tickets online now by using the special promo code: ‘secret’.

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Published on May 23, 2015 16:40 • 1 view
Mark Charan Newton Mark Charan Newton's blog:

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What happens when you take public-domain classics and add a pop-culture inspired pulp cover to them? You get Pulp! The Classics. This is probably my favourite.


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Published on May 24, 2015 00:43 • 1 view
Joseph Lance Tonlet Joseph Lance Tonlet's blog:
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Yesterday I was chatting with my BFF about the whole USA Today thing (see post here). We were talking about how cray, cray it all is. Well, I was saying it was crazy, she was spouting off about how well-deserved it is. Yeah, she's a bit crazy herself, LOL! *wink*

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Published on May 24, 2015 11:45 • 4 views
Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin's blog:
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“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.”

-Robert Louis Stevenson


I love this image, and often recall it to my mind when I feel anxious or harried.


Do you have an image that calms you?


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Published on May 23, 2015 12:30 • 1 view
Amanda Hamm Amanda Hamm's blog:
I expect to post the cover and description for my next book soon. Some authors like to create a lot of hype and fanfare around a cover reveal. I’m not going to do that. I know that anyone who gets excited about seeing one of my covers will likely be disappointed. Let’s be clear that I’m only talk... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 11:39 • 2 views
Javier Marías Javier Marías's blog:

Hoy es día de elecciones autonómicas y municipales en la mayor parte de España, y, por primera vez en muchos años, las encuestas nos anuncian que no tendremos que optar por uno de dos partidos con verdaderas posibilidades de triunfo. Llevábamos demasiado tiempo con la sensación de que los votos a...

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Published on May 23, 2015 15:21 • 2 views
Terry Spear Terry Spear's blog:

Could you please spread it out a bit???


I’ve got water up to my foundation again, and my toilets are gurgling—the water is to the top of the septic tank.


Soooo, I LOVE the rain. I LOVE the greenery. I HATE droughts, but…could you please spread it out a bit–like over the 100 + temperatures in the su...

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Published on May 24, 2015 06:12 • 1 view
Rusty Barnes Rusty Barnes's blog:

We had a roofing job in Eureka Springs. Stupid name for a town. It’s up in the top corner of Arkansas, almost in Missouri, stuck in this Ozark gulley, every street a downward spiral. There are no grids in Eureka. It’s all very disorienting. Following the Steel Cloud into town, I got lost right aw...

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Published on May 24, 2015 06:00 • 1 view
Maureen Twomey Maureen Twomey's blog:
"Personal, very poignant account of an incredibly difficult time in a beautiful young woman's life. Ultimately inspiring and uplifting. Kudos to Maureen Twomey for coming out on the other side with her wit and wisdom intact and for her ability to both share and bring you in, and help you realize... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 11:27 • 2 views
Janette Rallison Janette Rallison's blog:

My mom is the sort of loving, supportive mother everyone wants. She constantly tells me I’m her favorite author.When I recently told her that the demon book wasn’t done yet because I had to make changes thebeta readers suggested, she indignantly told me that my book was perfect and if those beta...

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Published on May 20, 2015 06:57 • 2 views
Philip Plait Philip Plait's blog:

The folks at the European Space Agency released a new picture of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and I have to admit that it threw me.

Huh. Thats the comet? Wheres the second lobe?

For a second I thought we were just seeing it end-on, so that the bi-lobed rubber ducky shape wasnt obvious. But th...

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Published on May 24, 2015 04:30 • 2 views
Danielle L. Jensen Danielle L. Jensen's blog:
The first stop on the Hidden Huntress blog tour is over at Paper Cuts, where I talk about the inspiration behind Anaïs's character. Plus there is an international giveaway of your choice of Stolen Songbird or Hidden Huntress.

http://cuts-of-paper.blogspot.co.uk/2... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 11:08 • 2 views
Rick Riordan Rick Riordan's blog:
I've been reading a lot the past few months -- as usual an assortment of adult and children's books, fiction and nonfiction. If you're looking for some reading suggestions for kids this summer, here are a few great ones I've come across:




The Iron Trial, by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. Middle... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 23, 2015 15:25 • 68 views
Gail Carson Levine Gail Carson Levine's blog:

A short interim announcement: We’re snatching the blog away from Blogspot and moving it entirely into my website, so that people who don’t have gmail accounts can comment, too. This is an experiment for now. My worry is that unwelcome comments may come in. I’ll delete them, of course, but they’ll...

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Published on May 24, 2015 10:21 • 8 views
Walter Jon Williams Walter Jon Williams's blog:

to_glory_ariseMy first published novel,To Glory Arise, originally titledThe Privateer when it was first released, will be on sale for the next week for a mere $0.99. It’s available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, Smashwords, iBooks, and (for those of you on the Indian subcontinent) Flipkart.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 23, 2015 22:51 • 3 views
Carrie Ryan Carrie Ryan's blog:

It’s so hard for me to believe that Daughter of Deep Silence is coming out in only three days. THREE DAYS!!! *Flails* As I’m sure many of you know, the first week of sales for a book can be important, so as a thank you to everyone who pre-orders my book or buys it in the first week, I want to sen...

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Published on May 23, 2015 12:40 • 4 views
Laurie R. King Laurie R. King's blog:
Wednesday we (ie: self and daughter’s family with two small persons) reluctantly extracted ourselves from the farmyard near Thame where we’ve been talking to cows and magpies the past couple of weeks and flung ourselves at London, to insert said daughter’s family onto an aeroplane Thursday mornin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 04:58 • 4 views
Laura Anne Gilman Laura Anne Gilman's blog:
This is my first time working a holiday weeken at a tasting room, and so far all I have to say is that it's the fun, happy-making kind of ohmyfuckinggod exhausting. :-)

And one of the more amusing moments came when a group of 30-somethings came in on Friday, and were teasing each other, and one of... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 09:06 • 2 views
Sharon Lee Sharon Lee's blog:

Those who have been following along at home will recall that, for a very long time, the only way to get the first 9 (excluding Agent of Change, which has been, and is, available as a free ebook from Baen Free Library and from the Kindle Store) Liaden novels in ebook form was by buying the Baen om...

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Published on May 24, 2015 07:10 • 1 view
Nalini Singh Nalini Singh's blog:
Lucas from Slave to Sensation took ten minutes to answer a few questions sent in by readers, and the interview is now up at Natasha is a Book Junkie, along with a great contest.

Qs 1-3 are spoiler free, Qs 4-10 are spoilerific for later books in the series. Enjoy!!

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Published on May 23, 2015 18:01 • 17 views
Georgia Le Carre Georgia Le Carre's blog:
Thrilled to share with you the news that HYPNOTIZED is the AMAZON UK Stores EROTICA # 1 today.

Thanks to everyone who shared the release posts and who downloaded the book yesterday. I'm truly blessed to have the support of so many wonderful people. I hope you all have an amazing Sunday and if you... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 10:40 • 2 views
Jim C. Hines Jim C. Hines's blog:

Of the five nominees, the collection from The Zombie Nation was recommended by both the Sad and Rabid (SR) puppies. The rest of the category is puppy-free.



Ms. Marvel: The first page includes Kamala Khan smelling bacon and saying, “Delicious, delicious infidel meat” and someone responding, “Chow o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 23, 2015 13:47 • 4 views
Andrew Rajan Andrew Rajan's blog:
Having watched the recent BBC documentary (Fighting For King and Country, Britain's Caribbean War Heroes) concerning the soon to be forgotten contribution that the Caribbean made to Britain's war effort, I was both alarmed and saddened to learn that the memorial created and funded by the public a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 09:50 • 3 views
Jackson Radcliffe Jackson Radcliffe's blog:
I used to play in a den in the lane behind my house. It wasn’t really a den. It was just a space beneath a tree. But I made it my den.

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 »
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Published on May 24, 2015 09:37 • 24 views
R. Joseph Hoffmann R. Joseph Hoffmann's blog:
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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 »
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Published on May 24, 2015 09:12 • 25 views
Jacob M. Appel Jacob M. Appel's blog:
A new Amazon giveaway for Scouting for the Reaper is now live....

https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/bade51f...

Ten copies are available. Enjoy!
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Published on May 24, 2015 08:53 • 3 views
سراج منير سراج منير's blog:
كان يرى فيها كل خصاله الشخصية عيوبه و ميزاته خفة ظله و ثقل دمه ضحكاته و مرحه غير المبرر أحيانا و تجهمه الذي يأتى بلا موعد. يرى فيها النسخة الأنثوية منه و يؤكد دوما أنهم لو أجروا له و لها تحليلا للحامض النووي لوجدو خمسة و أربعين كروموسوما متطابقين وواحدا فقط يميزهما إلى ذكر و أنثى
التقى بها خارج ال... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 08:20 • 2 views
Cheytan Kris Cheytan Kris's blog:
Recently, one of my friend ready my book and called me at night 12.30 and spoke at length till 1.45 am into the morning... he was blown with the idea of the book and the explanation i gave... to some extent he was even shaken and scared by the central message of the book. The reason is stated bel... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 08:10 • 2 views
Green Markos Green Markos's blog:
My second book Crows and Honey released on May 22nd!! So excited about this story!!

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Published on May 24, 2015 08:01 • 6 views
Josh Hilden Josh Hilden's blog:
“Straight people say, ‘You know you’re just gay,’ and gay people say, ‘You know you’re just gay.’ There is such a thing as bisexual!”



– 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 »
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Published on May 24, 2015 07:40 • 2 views
Lucie Novak Lucie Novak's blog:
But now I am wrapping up my life as a doctor.

https://luciemuses.wordpress.com/2015...

Forgive my absence.
Lucie
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Published on May 24, 2015 07:37 • 24 views
Rival Gates Rival Gates's blog:
“Your family has a very strange dynamic,” Miri said as she added to her green pile.
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 »
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Published on May 24, 2015 07:17 • 5 views
A.D. Koboah A.D. Koboah's blog:
Hi everyone

“Dark Requiem” has now gone live and is available to download from these outlets.

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Barnes and Noble

itunes

Kobo

Smashwords

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 »
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Published on May 24, 2015 07:02 • 3 views
Laure Eve Laure Eve's blog:
So.... I have news.

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 »
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Published on May 24, 2015 07:01 • 7 views
Bob  Stockton Bob Stockton's blog:
As I look back and remember my close to 15 years of sea duty there are many remembrances, but the one thing that stirs me most is my recollection of steaming along the coast of a foreign shore in the wee morning hours waiting for the incoming tide to enter port for some liberty after a long opera... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 05:50 • 38 views
Roshani Chokshi Roshani Chokshi's blog:

I am a staunch believer that all great tales need a great monster. But not all monsters are created equal. There are ones with blood-slicked claws and paws, others with dopey personalities, others with sentient craftiness. My favorites are the quirky ones who claim only a vivid personality.


(Beast...

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Published on May 23, 2015 06:34 • 3 views
Charlee Allden Charlee Allden's blog:

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…

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Published on May 23, 2015 03:00 • 5 views
J.M. Maurer J.M. Maurer's blog:
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It's time for My Sexy Saturday with MySexySaturday Authors.
This week’s theme is My Sexy Love .


This is Week 93 of My Sexy Saturday,
and the rule of seven that I am following is:
7 words!
Here they are . . . Picture "Woman? Are you trying to kill me?"
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Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

iBooks

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Published on May 23, 2015 05:58 • 18 views
Paula Marinaro Paula Marinaro's blog:
Hello Friends!
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 »
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Published on May 24, 2015 05:31 • 30 views
Jo Zebedee Jo Zebedee's blog:
Promoting your book - part three: Social Media

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 »
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Published on May 24, 2015 03:18 • 3 views
Melissa Sheehan Melissa Sheehan's blog:


- 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?

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Published on May 17, 2015 20:55 • 2 views
Chris Bohjalian Chris Bohjalian's blog:
The first time my daughter, Grace Experience, appeared in this column, she was in utero: it was Mother's Day, 1993. How long ago was 1993? Most of us weren't sending email. (Most of us didn't know what email was.) Bill Clinton was in his first year in the White House. I had hair — and not just in... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2015 05:20 • 13 views
Melanie Surani Melanie Surani's blog:


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Published on May 23, 2015 17:00 • 1 view
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