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So, the whole “peas in guacamole” thing, I just find it…I don’t know. First off, you know, if someone finds that guacamole with peas in it tastes good, they should eat that and enjoy the heck out of it. Why not?
Why not. I gather I’m only seeing the edges of this, apparently actual news outlets ar...Read more of this blog post »
Lots of exciting things have been happening here! (Have you checked out my new website yet?!) This is just a note to keep you in the loop on some retailer changes. First off, Amazon Encore has struck a deal with my publisher to republish four of my books:
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Hello Internet! It’s time for Flash Fiction Friday. Please give a warm welcome to my sweet friend and future DSP Publications alumn, Anne Barwell. Guys. Just a heads up. You’ll need tissues for this Winter Duet short. I am just a mess of sniffles. Damn you Anne! My heart! *shakes fist!*
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.This week's can't-wait-to-read pre-publication book is:Library Jumpers.
by Brenda Drake
Publication date: January 5th, 2016
Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik... Read more of this blog post »
Since childhood we are ingrained with the idea that summer is a time for taking breaks. Work gives way to relaxing, playing outdoors, swimming and family vacations. After 18+ years of this seasonal schedule, the mindset of summer equating to break time becomes a habit and focusing on work becomes...Read more of this blog post »
I’m struggling with what type of book to publish next. Mytrilogy dabbled in paranormal, filled with themes about holding onto faith, taking chances, listening to your heart, and God’s unfailing love.
One story I dreamed up before landing acontract for my trilogy deals with racial tensions in Am...Read more of this blog post »
Yeah, I’m one of the lucky ones, my income only plummeted 50% yesterday. It’s not looking good. So yes, if you are looking for an editor, copy editor, story consultant, manuscript evaluator, ebook formatter, I’m for hire as of now. BradVanceErotica@gmail.com. I can’t wring my hands and wait for t...Read more of this blog post »
After two relatively difficult days of being perpetually lost and struggling to figure out How Things Work in Italy, today was a dream. The highlights?
A group trip to the Colosseum. A colleague's fun and fascinating lecture on what a day of ancient Roman entertainment must have been like. Overhe... Read more of this blog post »
Colby Evans can leap from one country to the next in a heartbeat. She can see every sunset in every time zone in the same day. She can travel across the world in a flash. She defies gravity and physics with every breath she takes. She’s tested her abilities and found them limitless.She is the li... Read more of this blog post »
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” – Tyrion Lannister, A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
This is one of my favorite quotes. It took me many years to...Read more of this blog post »
Print it out, solve it, and e-mail me your answers. If you're the first person to send me the correct answers before I post them on Tuesday, 20 July 2015, I'll m... Read more of this blog post »
I'm rather overwhelmed to announce that there are already 8 agents signed up to take part! So I think it's safe to say that New Agent w... Read more of this blog post »
I always meant to write to Amazon – not to their “customer-service” email – but as a registered letter, addressed to their CEO, responsible for customer / supplier relations or Jeff Bezos. Being too busy, I never got around it. Just now I found by chance a former blog post by David Gaughran wh...
In light of recent developments, our thoughts are all abuzz regarding what we can do next about more of the issues that still face the United States in how we treat people. Something that immediately popped into my head, which is a tiny thing in the bigger scheme, was again (I’ve talked about thi...Read more of this blog post »
See the original post for rules and requirements as well as other useful information. Please follow ins...Read more of this blog post »
Here at the SFR Brigade's Summer Cafe its time for some supernova hotness with space opera erotic romance. Dine in with Scifi Romance Excerpts and a giveaway!Care to join me for brunch?
Here's all the places we'll be visiting durning the Supernova Hotness week of the blog hop with the SFR Brigad... Read more of this blog post »
I started my first audiobook.
Actually when I was a kid my mother had bought to me and my sister some amazing fairy tales. But it wasn't only a book. It was a whole series of books and tapes so you could see the pictures and listen to the story at the same time! We were thrilled! So we would sit... Read more of this blog post »
Todays world is full of parents who work from home. For the past nine years, I’ve been one of them.
When summer vacation arrives, it comes with new challenges. Our home offices are no longer the sacred, quiet spaces that we love and thrive in.Read more of this blog post »
Last Friday I posted a Help Wanted thing. I got a ton of responses, which is super helpful. Unfortunately, as soon as I had the time to sit down and respond to email, a virus roared through my family, and we’re all under the weather this week. It’s been super fun (/sarcasm font).
In other news, i...Read more of this blog post »
My first instinct was to minimize this and be all NBD about it. BUT DAMMIT, that feels crappy and probably makes me a bad feminist. So hey: HOW TO REPAIR A MECHANICAL HEART made a freaking BuzzFeed list, and I am proud today.
Click to read the article, and thanks to everyone who read, reviewed, an...Read more of this blog post »
Folks, one of the things I love about this job is the fact that I get to watch authors’ careers bloom and blossom. I see authors starting out or at the beginning of their careers and watch as they garner praise and flourishes throughout the years. Today’s example is author Lynne Jonell. Back in 2...Read more of this blog post »
That is... if you expect to get rich writing your stories.
Reality is that you have to earn money to support your writing. At first, I tri... Read more of this blog post »
Hi guys. Hot isn’t it? I live in Barcelona where it’s always hot – even when it’s cold, and I’ve learnt a thing or two about temperature.
TOP TIPS FOR KEEPING COOL.
Put a damp towelabove an open window so it’s draping down like a big wet curtain. This works better if there is a slight breeze.
P... Read more of this blog post »
Nobody has ever paid authors by the number of pages read. Authors have been paid by pages wr... Read more of this blog post »
The Goddess Inanna
My poem “Inanna” appears amongworks by 92 cross-cultural writers and artistsincluding Carol P. Christ, Max Dashu, Genevieve Vaughan, Lydia Ruyle, Susan Hawthorne, and Starhawk in She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Spirituality, and Activism,a major new anthology of essays, poems,...Read more of this blog post »
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I meant to write this earlier, but I got occupied with Full Circle.
There’s a joke about a Scottish woman who paid 1000 to have someone research her family tree … and about how she had to pay another 1000 afterwards to cover it up.
It isn’t very funny, is it? I don’t think Ben Affleck finds it very...Read more of this blog post »
Image via Alan CleaverWE finally, get to share some of the amazing things that are going on here at Adventures, the First Five Pages Writing Workshop, and YA Series Insiders. We have a number of new contributors we've added recently, and we're e... Read more of this blog post »
As I mentioned not long ago, the sad news around funding for the Arts in Australia right now has impacted a lot of great journals and presses, one of which being IP, who published Stepping Over Seasons for me.
Due to this, I’ve taken on SOS myself and wanted to share a mock-up for the new cover,...Read more of this blog post »
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series about the unprecedented dependence Americans have on their federal government. The first story showed how the food-stamp program has doubled under President Obama, as it did under President George W. Bush.
NEW YORK – The growing number of retired A...Read more of this blog post »
Everyone likes to have choice.
No, that's not quite correct. These days people demand choice, especially in the arena of consumer goods and services.
The more choice the better, it would seem - or at least the manufacturers would have you think so, as you try to pick... Read more of this blog post »
It's been weeks since I posted regularly on my blog, which is all kinds of weird for me. I love blogging and have been religious about it for years. But life has gotten in the way a lot lately. I'm hoping now to return to a more regular schedule. So, a couple of t... Read more of this blog post »
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