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


Tune in with this hour long interview and listen to Peat chat about taking criticism, The Skull Throne, and the complex world of the Demon Cycle.



The Skull Throneis now on sale in the U.S./U.K.! Order the U.S. editionhereor visitWaterstonesorUK Amazonfor the U.K. version.

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Published on May 04, 2015 07:30 • 2 views
Sam Cheever Sam Cheever's blog:
Spring is here and it’s time for a big giveaway from Laughing Vixen Lounge. 11 shops have come together to create one amazing Prize Pack ($280+) full of Jewelry, Perfume, Clothing, Vintage and much more! Many of the shops offer … Continue reading Read more of this blog post »
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Tymber Dalton Tymber Dalton's blog:

me-td-cc-manyblessings3My publisher, Siren, has revamped their BookStrand bookstore site. Instead of the “retro release” specials, they now have a section called Time Machine where they post old backlist titles at a discounted price of .99 (and that’s a great deal!). You have to grab them quick, though, and they’re onl...

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Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin's blog:
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One of my favorite parenting books is Michael Thompson and Catherine O’Neill’s Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understand the Social Lives of Children.


Like most good parenting books, the advice turns out to be just as useful when dealing with adults as it is when dealing with children. (I think abou...

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Mette Ivie Harrison Mette Ivie Harrison's blog:

What is most important? I try to do my most important things first in the day. That means I rarely answer emails first. I write first. I finish my writing and then let myself do other things. And my writing is rarely contracted. I always have things I am working on that are for me, and I find tho...

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Loretta Chase Loretta Chase's blog:

In Lord of Scoundrels, Lord Dain refers to an event occurring between Candlemas and Lady Day. These dates may not mean much to many readers. Following is a short explanation, which I originally wrote for Two Nerdy History Girls. ***

The Severe Steward

The Severe Steward

In my book Lord of Scoundrels, Lord Dai...

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Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton's blog:

I’m in Toronto for a couple of days, working on a show, before I go to Ottawa later this week.


I’ve had a nice time while I’ve been here, though I wasn’t prepared for how profoundly lonely I would feel after just 24 hours away from my family. I guess after months of spending as much time with my w...

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Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman's blog:
I have some good news about Sunne and therefore, Richard. No, HBO has not come calling. But Amazon.UK did. Sunne has been chosen as Amazon.UK’s Deal of the Month, starting today. It is being offered at a greatly reduced price, 99 pence, and will be promoted as well. In the past, when one of my my... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 05, 2015 05:08 • 9 views
Alex Flinn Alex Flinn's blog:

The Simpsons has been renewed for its 27th and 28th Seasons.

This means Bart Simpson is older than my kids and my marriage. I actually remember when they were Life in Hell, a comic strip in (among other places I’m sure) Miami New Times.

This is a lesson in using references in one’s novels: The best...

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Kim Harrison Kim Harrison's blog:

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It was a very tough choice, but I’ve narrowed almost six hundred cat photos down to five for you to vote on to become Peri Reed’s cat and be featured on the phone cling. (This year’s freebie to help promote the new series coming out the first of September.

[Amazon blurb] [B&N blurb]

I hav...

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Morrissey Morrissey's blog:


5 May 2015

Madison Square Garden Goes Vegan For Morrissey

Madison Square Garden has agreed to sell no meat or dairy on the day of the Morrissey show, 27 June. This is the first time the venue has agreed to such conditions in its 47-year history, and Morrissey has expressed "heartfelt gratitude" to...

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Marie Rutkoski Marie Rutkoski's blog:


This lovely postcard, too, came in the mail for me. A banner postal day!

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Amanda Hocking Amanda Hocking's blog:
The day is finally here!Ice Kissed is out!

Cover - (Kanin #2) Ice Kissed

Return to the world of the Trylle in the second book in the bestselling Kanin Chronicles


In the majestic halls of a crystal palace lies a secret that could destroy an entire kingdom…


Bryn Aven refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she... Read more of this blog post »
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Gail Carriger Gail Carriger's blog:
On one of our various stop-overs on our driving tour of the South Island, we made our way to Kaikoura. We had intended to swim with dolphins but weather did not permit. However we saw some truly adorable seal pups playing in a waterfall which made it well worth the trip. Perhaps almost as good as... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 04, 2015 09:28 • 2 views
Kat Richardson Kat Richardson's blog:
I missed the announcement of the winners of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, for which my book REVENANT was one of the nominees for Best Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding. While I did not win in my category–which I didn’t expect anyhow–I’m … Continue reading Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 04, 2015 13:13 • 5 views
Paul Krugman Paul Krugman's blog:
A lot of it is wages and other market income.
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Harley King Harley King's blog:







Telling my personal story has often been difficult for me because my nature is to stick to the facts. I was raised to believe in factual truth. I have a bad habit of correcting my wife in front of people when she has the facts wrong. And she lets me know it. Old habits are hard to break.



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Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola's blog:
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Bill Crider Bill Crider's blog:
Cinco de Mayo - Holidays - HISTORY.com: Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebr... Read more of this blog post »
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Shannon Hale Shannon Hale's blog:

Elizabeth Bird (librarian, author, blogger) asked me to contribute to her upcoming anthology FUNNY GIRL. For the announcement, she wanted me to write a sentence or two about being funny and being a girl and a writer or whatever, and yeah, I got carried away. Here’s the stuff I sent her that was o...

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Dave Barry Dave Barry's blog:

My new book, The Worst Class Trip Ever, comes out today. It features international intrigue, a giant butt kite and the deadly Gadakistani throwing fork. It's for middle schoolers. But it would also make a fine wedding gift.


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Brandon Sanderson Brandon Sanderson's blog:

krunk4ever Sat May 02
@BrandSanderson Own pretty much every book of yours on my Kindle. Just curious why your Alcatraz series is not available on the Kindle.


BrandSanderson Sat May 02
@krunk4ever We are re-releasing them in January, and are waiting til the for ebook editions.



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Published on May 04, 2015 16:08 • 24 views
George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin's blog:
LOCUS has just released its list of finalists for this year's Locus Awards. I am pleased and proud that ROGUES, last year's big crossgenre anthology from Gardner Dozois and yours truly, earned a nomination for Best Original Anthology.

In addition, three of the stories in the ROGUES have also been... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 04, 2015 18:20 • 11 views
Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews's blog:

The new chunk is up. See you later, after all of our galley stuff.

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Naomi Novik Naomi Novik's blog:

logo-phoenixcomiconNaomi is attending the 2015 Phoenix Comicon!


It is a great convention. It really is. I’ve gone to it as a professional writer and the panels are always top-notch and the signing area is amazing. Not to mention some of the best authors attend this one every year! I have no doubt that Naomi will hav...

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Published on May 04, 2015 13:35 • 2 views
Elizabeth Bear Elizabeth Bear's blog:

Congrats, all!

Now back to the word mines.

2015 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2015 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 26-28, 2015; Connie Willis will MC...

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Published on May 04, 2015 11:53 • 2 views
Donalyn Miller Donalyn Miller's blog:

I cleaned the season’s first melted chapstick out of my car yesterday. Summer must be around the corner. Time to check the expiration date on last year’s sunscreen and buy some new flip-flops.


Our bleak winter weather lasted too long, and I’m hungry for the sun. I long for the first day that’s so...

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Published on May 03, 2015 22:51 • 3 views
Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho's blog:
A reader of my books met me at an afternoon book-signing in Bilbao, in the Basque Country. “You always speak of symbols,” she tells me, “I want to show you a symbol that you have never seen.” The next day she picks me up at my hotel. “I don’t know how this started,” she […]

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Lorelei James Lorelei James's blog:

Sexy, mysterious and muscled cowboy, anyone?

cowboy stretching#ManCandyMonday

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Nalini Singh Nalini Singh's blog:
Please share: ROCK HARD has dropped to an incredible $2.18 on Kindle.

This is an Amazon generated sale, so I have no idea how long it'll last, but if you want to grab the book, now's your chance! Hot rugby player turned CEO vs his (growling) mouse of a P.A.? Game on!

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Published on May 04, 2015 16:30 • 11 views
Sarah Dessen Sarah Dessen's blog:

Saint Anything

You guys: it’s finally happening!

I am BEYOND excited to share my twelfth book with you. It’s so close to my heart (I explained why in this post ) and I cannot wait to hear what you all think! Look for it today anywhere books are sold. You can also go here to order it online in print or ebook...

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Published on May 05, 2015 00:00 • 13 views
Jim C. Hines Jim C. Hines's blog:

DemiCon was much fun! We got back last night, and I’m still recovering and catching up. So here are a few pictures from our pre-convention trip to Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines. (Big thanks to Amanda for schlepping us back and forth from the hotel!)


The full album is over on my Flickr page.


Next up...

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Julie Eberhart Painter Julie Eberhart Painter's blog:
Tid “Bites”

During my sojourn as a volunteer and a volunteer coordinator in nursing homes, one of my pleasures was to interview “the resident of the week” for our front page feature on our in-house newspaper. To get the interview started I used a few stock questions. One was what is your favorite... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 05, 2015 04:30 • 5 views
Elizabeth Fremantle Elizabeth Fremantle's blog:
WEARING RESEARCH LIGHTLY
It is tempting, when your research has thrown something idiosyncratic about a particular period, to try and weave it into your narrative come what may. Take for example the fact that in the sixteenth century red crosses were painted in the corners of palace courtyards (the... Read more of this blog post »
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Deborah J. Cornwall Deborah J. Cornwall's blog:
We will all die. That statement may be the only certainty in life. Yet accepting an early death is unbelievably hard, regardless of whether you're the patient, the caregiver, or a close "significant other" (family friend, neighbor, business partner, old schoolmate, and so on). When cancer intrude... Read more of this blog post »
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Katie McGarry Katie McGarry's blog:
Hi everyone!

It's May! That means we are on the countdown for Nowhere But Here! Here are what the reviewers are saying about Oz and Emily's story:

"Tantalizing secrets and larger-than-life characters leap off the page in McGarry's new Thunder Road series...With quirky secondary characters who will... Read more of this blog post »
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Lauren Crossley Lauren Crossley's blog:
Hi everyone I hope you're all okay. I just wanted to let you all know that I have been taking some time off from my writing lately. I felt like I needed some time off, I wanted some time to relax and life has been so hectic lately. Anyway, I am now ready to get back to it and I will continue writ... Read more of this blog post »
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Richard Rashke Richard Rashke's blog:
In honor of Esther Terner Raab, I am pleased to offer DEAR ESTHER for free today. Please click the link below to receive your free copy of this play.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008LE4BYS/r...

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Kevin L. O'Brien Kevin L. O'Brien's blog:
I have finished a new story:

Redjack -- a Dribble & Maggot story

Sir Differel and Lady Margaret -- aka, Dribble & Maggot -- are on the trail of a serial killer the press has named "Redjack", but he captures Differel, and somehow prevents Vlad Drakulya from locating her. She will become his... Read more of this blog post »
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P.J. Roscoe P.J. Roscoe's blog:
I have been very busy this last month, so please forgive my lateness in blogging! What with the faeries taking over and faerie story lady being born and offering storytelling and art workshops, it has been a wonderful, yet tiring month of meeting lots of people. So many kind people out there who... Read more of this blog post »
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صديق الحكيم صديق الحكيم's blog:
أرحب بالجميع علي مدونتي
وأرحب بأي أسئلة أو استفسارات
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Debra  Robinson Debra Robinson's blog:
It's that time again folks-Mercury Retrograde is in the shadow period leading up to full Merc RX on May 19th through June 11th. Then a couple more weeks of retreating shadow period as it leaves.

Act accordingly-don't buy big ticket items especially electronics, don't schedule surgeries or sign con... Read more of this blog post »
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Warren Fahy Warren Fahy's blog:
Face of the Day – Treehopper, Sphongophorus cladonota ballista, from Panama: https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3073/22...
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J. Hale Turner J. Hale Turner's blog:
You know life can be so amazing as it can be challenging.

I hit a dry writing spell due to health issues and it was so frustrating, as stories continued to churn in my head.

So one day, I started going over a few of my old manuscripts. Many needing much cleaning up. Soon the writing juices started... Read more of this blog post »
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