"Connectivity. We are all connected to one another. You cannot easily separate one life from another. All our lives intersect. One action of one person can have a profound effect on another without the original person even knowing it." (Section 4 Stay Involved, Chapter 31 Sa... Read more of this blog post »
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This is my second happy venture into the delightful fictional world of Valerie Comer. While her stories incorporate some not-so-happy life circumstances and events, her telling of them is cozy and light.
Ms. Comer has created a tightly knit worl... Read more of this blog post »
I often walk into my closet and stand there completely helpless. I will admit that the sea of black doesn’t help the issue (sorry I’m not sorry), but beyond that, it sometimes feels daunting to decipher what is going to fit on a particular day. To be clear, I’m not a size 2 kind of gi... Read more of this blog post »
I’m at Joyfully Jay’s with a cover reveal for A Way Home, the third book in my gay Amish romance trilogy. Check out the cover and the very first excerpt, and you can also enter to win one of three free ARCs (advanced reading copies). Easy peasy!
Contemporay M/M romance A Way Home will be availab...Read more of this blog post »
Light br... Read more of this blog post »
To be honest, I distrust most general writing advice. So I give a lot of bad advice in my workshops. I just hope that even though it may be bad, it’s useful to think about. Here’s some of my worst:
I hope you get the chance to watch your entire life disintegrate in one day. There’s no greater gift... Read more of this blog post »
I don’t watch television shows until they’ve been renewed for at least a fifth season. Why, you ask?
Because I am a killer of good television.
It’s a documented fact that if I love a show, it will fail to find other viewers and the network will unceremo... Read more of this blog post »
It’s been ages since I’ve held a free giveaway, soit’s past time to do another one and have a little fun! The prizes this time will be a $50 gift card to the book retailer of your choice (e.g., Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.) for first prize, and two $20 gift cards for the runners-up.
The only c...Read more of this blog post »
1. The New Rambler, a new book review journal, edited by Eric Posner, Arian Vermeule, and Blakey Vermeule, looks very good plus I owe them a review.
2. Toulouse School of Economics magazine (pdf).
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Have you ever met someone that fascinated you, yet confused you at the same time? Someone that one moment is kissing you, sending chill bumps through your body, then the next moment he’s ignoring you, as if he doesn’t know who you are?
In FINDING T... Read more of this blog post »
My husband and some friends are in this one!
Diner Stories: Off the Menu is a collection of exciting stories and real tales, all serving up a fantastic fare about the one place we all know, love to go to, and enjoy no matter your walk of life. Cozied up inside this collection are people wh... Read more of this blog post »
That's not to say that I don't like people who don't read, mind you--if that were the case, I'd have approximately 89% fewer friends (sadly). But, one of the true joys of this self-publishing odyssey has been seeing how incredibly supportive and generous... Read more of this blog post »
"Yes," said Lauren.
She aimed the pistol at the herd and locked the sight on the largest deer. He was an adult bull and easily weighed five-hundred pounds. An arctic king. His fur was dark grey with a patch of white covering his neck and chest. Lauren looked... Read more of this blog post »
When I was young, I read lots of short stories, including the entire contents of several monthly scien...Read more of this blog post »
Jacqueline Woodson gets it.
You will notice my main character, Phoenix, is the only one without a real photo. No matter how much I s... Read more of this blog post »
The fourth book in the Fairyland series, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, is out today!
Yes, that is a boy and Chicago and a knitted wombat on the cover. Do not fear! This is still a series about September and her adventures in Fairyland, and you will absolutely find out what happened after the admitt...Read more of this blog post »
1. Email is almost always a means of informal communication. As such, you can dramatically decrease the amount of time spent with email with short, efficient replies like, ‘Thanks” and “Understood” and “Agreed” and “Got it.” Dispense with formalities whenever possible and increase efficiency.
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The next book in my Mastered series, UNRAVELED releases today! Isn’t the cover gorgeous? And so far, the reviews for what’s inside have been outstanding too! Check it out — buy links are below or look for it in Target!
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Welcome to the official website for Saundra Mitchell! I’m the author of SHADOWED SUMMER, THE VESPERTINE, THE SPRINGSWEET, THE ELEMENTALS and MISTWALKER. I’m the editor of the YA anthology DEFY THE DARK. I’m also the author of WHILE YOU’RE AWAY, writing as Jessa Holbrook, and WILD, writing as Alex...Read more of this blog post »
Nowhere to Hide
In Nowhere to Hide, Sigmund Brouwer pens a young-adult thriller that is hard to put down!
From the moment that William Lyon Mackenzie King sen... Read more of this blog post »
Don't have Burlwood Forest yet? It's available on Amazon.com for both... Read more of this blog post »
Yes, we all say it, but a perusal of blogs, articles, and conference schedules show a focus on eBooks, social media, marketing, promotion, formatting, cover design and much less on learning the craft of writing. Everyone is asking ���How, in this flood of content, can I sell books?��� And the ans...Read more of this blog post »
I already have a number of book events lined up for this year. I’ll announce even more events down the line, but for now I wanted to tell you everything I know. I would love to see you at any of these bookstores, libraries, and festivals!
Wednesday, March 18, 7pm
The Astoria Bookshop in Queens, New...
This is an extract from Ursula Le Guin’s review of Ishiguro’s Buried Giant, and I think it sums up very well some of the problems that occur when lit writers assume writing genre is an easy thing.
“A wild country inhabited by monsters, an old couple who must leave their home without knowing exactl...Read more of this blog post »
Some time ago a friend asked me to comment on another story in a magazine I was also in, and I did. Regretted it immediately, and belatedly remembered why I stoppe...Read more of this blog post »
Just a quick note to say that Recipe for Disaster is finally here!
Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered, and if you never got around to it, you can absolutely order it today or pick it up from your favorite local bookseller!
If you want to make me the happiest author in the world? After yo... Read more of this blog post »
I was bleary-eyed this morning until I looked at my little desk companion here. Her arms were busy lifting up and down. Her only purpose—to make me smile. I’m not one of those who loves a clean desk, as you can see. I need clutter and little gadgets and toys. They all make my desk feel lived in...Read more of this blog post »
During the Cold War with the Soviet Union, science and engineering at both Stanford and U.C. Berkeley were heavily funded to develop Cold War weapon systems. Stanford’s focus was Electronic Intelligence and those advanced microwave components and systems were useful in a variety of weapons system...Read more of this blog post »
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