Alexandria, VA – August 31, 2015
The other day, little man (my five-year-old) excitedly told me that he wanted to preserve the seeds from the apple he was eating.
“We can plant these seeds,” he said excitedly, “and grow apple trees; then we won’t have to go to the store to get apples! We can jus...Read more of this blog post »
I’m lucky enough to be part of the Sweet 16s, a community for all the 2016 debut YA/MG authors. One of the best things about being part of that community is that I get to read people’s books before anyone else! (MWAHAHA)
Here is the Goodreads review I wrote for Emily Henry’s THE LOVE THAT SPLIT TH...Read more of this blog post »
Gay Erotic Romance
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Lydian Press (September 30, 2014)
Amazon: Everything's Coming Up Roses: Four Tales of M/M Romance
Amazon Kindle: Everythin... Read more of this blog post »
You can learn more about the book and... Read more of this blog post »
Here are the top 10 reasons why people will read anything on the net so long as it’s a list: http://bit.ly/tcTuW0
Please take all of your list posts, cat pictures and internet memes and post them where the sun don’t shine.
I’m a part-time seeker of truth and a full-time grumpy arse.
GET OFF OF MY LA...Read more of this blog post »
the number one killer of women.
Thank you lifescript for this article.
Clearly, it got home for me… Read more of this blog post »
For the first week of running, most of my videos were full of “Ahh, my legs!” and “I’m dying” and “I can’t do i... Read more of this blog post »
Pretty #cool #portauthority of NY and NJ handing out cold water at #jfk in taxi line #iloveny
Their walk with death through life elicited the best in us, restoring our hope and opening our eyes and hearts to the miracles aroun... Read more of this blog post »
Good news! This weekend I finished the first draft of the next Ivy Years novel. And my friends in The Locker Room on Facebook helped me choose a new "win song" for the Harkness men's Hockey team. So I promised to post a brand new teaser excerpt! So, without further ado, I give you DJ and Lianne....Read more of this blog post »
It's been a summer of mood swings here in Portland - we've had very hot, very cool, and very stormy weather, as well as smoke from recent wildfires blanketing the valley.
So I haven't been as on-top of my blackberry picking as I have been in past years. We live near some wonderful walking paths,... Read more of this blog post »
In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.
On September 6, 2015 we will celebrate The Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from the book of P...Read more of this blog post »
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Trust me, baby. I’m a creep.
a mix for Sundays.
Faunts - Das Malefitz
Silversun Pickups - Dream At Tempo 119
When In Rome - The Promise
Peter Bjorn and John - Up Against the Wall
Arcade Fire - Deep Blue
Peace - Lovesick
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
Deptford Goth - Bronze...
Swarthmore College Professor Barry Schwartz just published an op-ed inThe New York Times, “Rethinking Work.” The essay begins by noting that a “survey last year found that almost 90 percent of workers were either “not engaged” with or “actively disengaged” from their jobs.” So 9 out of 10 “worker...Read more of this blog post »
play is troublesome
whether with fire
or ending in frostbite.
direction has no inborn
about whom to hurt
Or, maybe it doesn’t sit so well
with what else was
and beyond ozone, ionosphere
to outer reaches becoming penitent
feel...Read more of this blog post »
He wasn't the only one who was forced to flee his country as a political refugee. Why did he hang on to the past when his friends decided to move... Read more of this blog post »
It's probably going to evolve some in the future, and eventually (hopefully) I will be able to put up freebies and other fun stuff.
Soon 's I come up with f... Read more of this blog post »
The Stars Were Right by K.M. Alexander is a space opera, fantasy, street-gritty noir, crazed-villain sort of yarn set in the far future but filled with analog tech alongside gleaming splendor, and non-humanoid races mingling with humans in the many-leveled city of Lovat.
Waldo Bell is a caravan ma...Read more of this blog post »
The blossom is out in the little Cornish harbour town of St Felix
But Poppy Carmichael's spirits aren't lifted by the pretty West Country spring. Inheriting her grandmother's flower shop has forced her to return to Cornwall, a place that holds too m... Read more of this blog post »
The most obvious problem with claiming that mind and brain are the same is the lack of an explanation as to how consciousness can arise from matter. In the past, some scientists adopted the denial strategy, saying that mind and consciousness didn’t actually exist. The American behaviourist B.F...Read more of this blog post »
Release: October 5th 2015Renee “Ren” Miller finally has everything she ever dreamed of. For the first time in her life, everything is perfect and she doesn’t want to change a thing. Ash “Maverick” Fuller can’t help but feel that something is missing from his... Read more of this blog post »
Yes, you read that correctly. There's no gimmick or haha about it. These novels were not short little tales, but actual full-length novels that literally ATE days of my life away (more on this below). One was 89k, the next, about 92k. They were the first two... Read more of this blog post »
A fantastic day. Published my first Art Mystery book, cleaned more of the kitchen, and spent time with James. Meditating on gratitude. Join me! #namaste
The post appeared first on Lisa Shea Blog.Read more of this blog post »
Obscure spoilers for the series finale. You were warned.
In The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis approaches the idea of transformation through individuals given a chance to escape their dreary world for one day and dwell on the outskirts of a higher plain. Some of them retreat back to the bus, to retu...Read more of this blog post »
I'm happy to announce that the official release date for Sensational will be Tuesday, November 10. Pre-order links will be posted here as they become available.
I plan to post an excerpt from the new book each week until release date. Here's the first one for you to enjoy!
It was the oddest sensati...Read more of this blog post »
I’m sorry for taking so long to do a blog post. I’ve been away on vacation and it’s been so overwhelming catching up upon my return that it’s taken me a while.
It’s like I’m digesting all the things I saw in Spain and Portugal, all the ideas that percolated through the sand in my mind to be refine...Read more of this blog post »
I’m SO EXCITED to announce our first LIVE full day event in the United States!
Grant Andrew (aka our Chief Operations Officer + will be leading a one-day Shining Academy business mastermind intensive in Denver, Colorado.
9-5pm, September 24th (less than a month away!)
Denve...Read more of this blog post »
Two days agoI did something that terrified me. I joined the open mic at a reading where everyone in the room was starkers. Krissy Kneen, a friend and an author I’ve long admired, was the feature reader. I was one of the last to get up on the open mic—everyone was being so brave, reading about...Read more of this blog post »
The Empty Nest, Part 4
When our youngest son was a Senior in high school and our youngest daughter in eighth grade, it occurred to me that my gig as a full-time mother and home educator was almost complete. Retirement loomed near.
I mourned. I couldn’t imagine any other life. We married very youn...Read more of this blog post »
Fall by Melyssa & Joey Winchester
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Joey Winchester
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26060344-fall
2 Former Best Friends
1 Unforgettable Second Chance Love Story
Some say that falling is t...Read more of this blog post »
Me, looking up from my sprawled position on my bed: Oh, hey Kid. How long've you been up?
Balthy: An hour.
Me, surprised: Yeah? I haven't heard you. Whatcha been doin'?
B, shrugging: Avoiding responsibility.
Me, having lost an afternoon binge... Read more of this blog post »
Okay, yes, I am fully aware that it is still technicallyAugust. But I’ve been ready for autumn ever since my sister and I got home from California the second week of July. Even as self-proclaimed summer girl, I go crazy for autumn. I love everything about it from the fall candles, to the changing...Read more of this blog post »
First, good students genuinely want to learn. They don't study materialRead more of this blog post »
merely because they see it on the syllabus or expect it on the test.
good students fight the natural human tend...
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