Years ago when I decided to be a writer, a big question that rattled through my mind was what would I write about? They say ideas are a dime a dozen, and yet there wasn't one that clicked. My mistake. I underestimated the power of my ideas, and in doing so rejected many... Read more of this blog post »
Stal... Read more of this blog post »
The following section flows on after I talk about the radical turnaround the we encountered as a family, thinking that things were going to be better for the family, but we did not know the strugg... Read more of this blog post »
"How silly," I thought. "You're writing the... Read more of this blog post »
The MARK OF THE THIEF release is only four weeks away (Feb 24th)! I am so excited to share this book with you. I know lots of you found copies through Scholastic Book Fair, or you begged, borrowed, or otherwise got an ARC (Advanced Review Copy), but I still have 3 ARCs left to give away. Right he...Read more of this blog post »
Dear Lovely You,
who doesn’t want to play the piano,
take out the recycling,
study for your geometry exam,
get on the treadmill,
clean up the basement,
or do that big thing that feels like an impossible thing—
okay, yeah, boy, do I hear you.
It doesn’t matter a hill of sprouting beans if you’re 9 and st...Read more of this blog post »
"Stop Child Abuse Now": Bill Murray's Blog Talk Radio Show
When: Wednesday January 28, 2015
Check for your Time Zone: 8 pm EASTERN; 7 pm CENTRAL; 6 pm MOUNTAIN, 5 pm PACIFIC
Special Guest, SUE JULSEN: Abuse Survivor, True Crime, Memoir, and Crime Fiction Author of 9 Books with #10 coming soon!
#102 Collette Nicole! You win $10 in ARe bucks!
Now, the monthly winners will be chosen from a random post. I'm using Random.org to pick the post (by entering in the number of December posts and going from there, since this is the drawing that stems... Read more of this blog post »
And it’s HAWT. First, I’ll tell you a little bit about TRY ME. It’s a book that has a Marine hero (yum) and the woman he’s always loved (of course) –who just happens to be his ex-best friend’s little sister…who just might happen to hate him for sleeping with his ex-best friend’s wife. Allegedly....Read more of this blog post »
Adventures in Censorship
A blog post by Rocky Wood, 29 May 2013
On Tuesday US time Facebook notified Lisa Morton, Greg Chapman and myself that the Facebook page for our graphic novel, 'Witch Hunts: A Graphi... Read more of this blog post »
I promised excerpts and tid-bits in the lead up to the release of Anticipation. Here's the very first part of Chapter One. Let me know if you want more. The manuscript is coming along well - not long now, I promise, but I'm still not handing out any dates because there are a couple of things I'm...Read more of this blog post »
Remember this vulture feather tattoo? And all those hints about "kill what needs to die"? And how many times I listened to all the Gangstagrass albums and asked people for old-fashioned terms for liver chestnut?
The book in question has finally come home to roost, with the hardcover expected to la...Read more of this blog post »
Thanks! Definitely check outSalvage by Alexandra Duncan—it’d be my top sci fi recommendation if you’re looking specifically for diversity in the genre, with a variety of abilities, ethnicities, and religions all focused on in the book.This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner featur...Read more of this blog post »
I knew there was a Washington Post writer in the audience at the Mises Institute’s event on secession this past weekend in Houston, and I knew exactly why he was there: to write an article about the “extreme” Ron Paul, as a way of causing problems for Rand. Now that you know that, you’ll better u...Read more of this blog post »
After I wrote my November post on being depressed,a lot of people reached out to me, soI wanted to give one last update.
No point in burying the lede: I feel much, much better. Turns out everyone was right–depression does lift, even if that feels impossible when you’re in the middle of it.
While I’...Read more of this blog post »
Yeah, no, not a poet. In case you somehow missed that. But I did finish reading—typos, ahoy!—and I've discovered that I know how to write a very sad book. Sorry, for that.
On a slightly happier note, I'm almost 8,000 words into N2—no, it doesn't have a title yet—and with tonight's Fall Out Boy/wr...Read more of this blog post »
I know what you might be thinking: "You're a stay-at-home mom. You have plenty of downtime."
Really? If you call downtime my daughter... Read more of this blog post »
Okay, so—I’m making yet another concerted effort to revamp my blogging habits. But you have to understand, blogging isjust not in my makeup. It’s a struggle. All I have written on my calendar today is “write two blog entries.” And yet, I feel like this:
Blogging is my least favorite activity eve...Read more of this blog post »
Excerpt from chapter 7/ Near Death
“Honoring all ways we survived our childhood abuse is healing.
We were amazi... Read more of this blog post »
The Inn Boonsboro Trilogy by Nora Roberts. $ 4.99 AMZN | iBooks
From the Jacket Copy:
Together in one boxed set: three Inn BoonsBoro novels featuring the Montgomery brothers—Beckett, Ryder, and Owen—who bring an intimate bed-and-breakfast to life in their hometown and find their own lives revamp...Read more of this blog post »
HARD AS IT GETS – Amazon & B&N right now
HARD TO COME BY – B&N only right now
HAR... Read more of this blog post »
It can happen that when you first load Calibre your books all seemed to have disappeared. This is usually because the software has been told your e-books library has moved to a different folder and is now poi...Read more of this blog post »
http://w... Read more of this blog post »
I have SO MUCH NEWS to share with you all. So let’s get to it.
First up: FAIREST IS OUT TOMORROW.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all?
Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Ci...Read more of this blog post »
I would like to break down some signing facts for y'all:
Plane ticket to Seattle for me: $575
Cost of hotel room for entire event: $450
Cost of one standing banner: $80
Swag (pens, keychains, bookmarks, etc.): $75
Books (I decided to bring a sm... Read more of this blog post »
As the EU wrings its hands over what to do about renewed fighting in Eastern Ukraine, Russian bankers are opening a new front against the West: by threatening to build a financial transfer system that Western sanctions can’t throttle. TheFTreports:
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The suggestion that Russia could be shut out of...
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