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L.J. Bonham L.J. Bonham's blog:
Author Insights: You current project is a dystopian novel with the working title, “Sector 12,” structured as a heroic quest. Can you describe your latest struggles with the book?

L. J. Bonham: “Sector 12” is just one of several projects I’m involved in now, and each has its own challenges. At the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 13:56 • 1 view
Stephen Cosgrove Stephen Cosgrove's blog:
Sorry about the delay in posting, but I have been in the midst of the chaos created in re-launching the Serendipity Books , introducing my first Y/A novel, SOS (October 2014), and trying to keep my bare feet in the alphavat whilst I stomp out word wine on yet-another new book. (And, yes, that is... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 13:44 • 2 views
Belynda Kitts Belynda Kitts's blog:
I am sure there are many things we writers have in common. However, I just want to focus on one for now. And that is the need to write.

I know it sounds kind of funny when you read it and think, how can it be a need? Well the answer is quite simple, it just is.

All of us have a way of expressing ou... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 13:44 • 23 views
David G. Cookson David G. Cookson's blog:
The CircleThe Circle by Dave Eggers

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Like most people living in this century, I use social media on a fairly regular basis. But there’s always a limit. I don’t go personal very often, and for whatever reason I never bother to comment on people’s weddings, birthdays, birth of children,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 13:31 • 21 views
Carl Baker, Author Carl Baker, Author's blog:
Hello GR Friends,

So I'm working on my next novel, doing a lot research. And as not to give away any clues or give away the store per say, I thought it would be a fun idea to have your help.

Can anyone one tell me what they call a Japanese, "Lady of the Night" to put it in a not so negative term. I... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 13:30 • 6 views
Kris Noel Kris Noel's blog:

Thanks! Try this:


Quick Tips for Adding Romance to Your Story


If you want something to be subtle, you don’t need to make a big deal about it in your writing. There doesn’t need to be a big moment when they realize they’re in love with each other or that they want to date each other. You can have t...

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Published on August 28, 2014 11:54 • 3 views
Giovanna Fletcher Giovanna Fletcher's blog:


I’ve got some exciting news for you this morning… It’s time to go back to Rosefont Hill and spend the festive season with Sophie and Billy in a little novella. Christmas with Billy and Me will be available from 6th November.



I can’t tell you how lovely it’s been to be reunited with these wonderfu...

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Published on August 29, 2014 23:12 • 1 view
Andrew Maloney Andrew Maloney's blog:
I received a wonderful e-mail from nine-year-old "AB" (obviously I won't use his real name.)

When asked to outline the sequels for The Elementalists, "AB" writes:


Hello Andrew.

I think book 2 can be at Siava's house. And he will have his minions there to fight. Dark can not overcome light. It will... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 13:15 • 34 views
Julie    Murphy Julie Murphy's blog:


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They are so pretty ahhhh

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Published on August 06, 2014 08:54 • 3 views
David Abrams David Abrams's blog:

On today's menu:

1. ”Why should I let best-seller lists spoil a happy life?” That's William Maxwell with some practical advice for writers, as quoted at Head Butler , Jesse Kornbluth's never-disappointing blog about arts and culture. With something akin to stabbing an icicle into my conscience, M... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2014 08:04 • 2 views
Renee Rose Renee Rose's blog:
I'm dashing off this Sat Spanks post at the McDonald's in Elephant Butte, NM, which happens to be the busiest McDonalds on earth. For a moment, I feared the wifi would have child protection controls and I couldn't be able to pull up my blog, but woo hoo! here I am! I'm driving the nine hour drive... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 29, 2014 20:00 • 2 views
Cardeno C. Cardeno C.'s blog:
Those who follow me on Facebook may be aware that I’m not “out” to my family. Oh, I don’t mean in terms of my sexuality, I mean in the fact that I write. They don’t know I write, and they definitely don’t know I write m/m romance.
It’s not that I’m ashamed of the “m/m” bit – although that will de... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 06:22 • 12 views
Kristy Bowen Kristy Bowen's blog:
* We're reaching the final couple days in dgp's open submission period and already there is so much goodness in my inbox, but there is always room for more (particulary for strange little books). I've already made it into June and accepted a few things for early next year, but I plan to dig in a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 08:47 • 4 views
Anthony  Ryan Anthony Ryan's blog:

I’m very pleased to report that the Kickstarter for Ragnarok Publications’‘Blackguards’ anthology is now funded and has reached the $17,000 stretch goal, which means my Raven’s Shadow novella ‘The Lord Collector’ will now be included. The original $14,500 goal was reached after only three days an...

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Published on August 30, 2014 02:19 • 4 views
Raine Miller Raine Miller's blog:

I realized I’ve been remiss on sharing teasers from Priceless like I usually do when I’m about to release a book. Enjoy this one where our Gaby and Ivan are finally talking civilly for the first time. *I think they are adorable*


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lakegabyari“YOU liked this last night so I hope another blueberry mojito is...

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Published on August 29, 2014 23:18 • 9 views
Amanda Hamm Amanda Hamm's blog:
Now that I’m working on the last book in the Hartford series (so it’s been a few weeks since I’ve actively worked on it, but I promise I’m making progress) I’ve been giving some thought to what I want to work on next.

I’m definitely leaning towards a similar series, one with books linked by the se... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 12:25 • 12 views
Cal Newport Cal Newport's blog:

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Shallow September


I track my deep work hours using a weekly tally, so I have a good sense of how my commitment to depth varies over time. A trend I’ve noticed is that my deep work rate hits a low point around this time of year.


The obvious explanation is that the start of the fall semester adds e...

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Published on August 29, 2014 06:31 • 7 views
Stacy Horn Stacy Horn's blog:

2nd place trophy: I can kick your ass.

3rd place trophy: I am not worthy.

2nd place trophy: Bow down before me.

3rd place trophy: Yes, your swimming-greatliness.


Then, in a stage whisper …


3rd place trophy: Nice weight-lifter shoulders there, 2nd place.


NYC Parks & Recreation Lap Swim Program

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Published on August 30, 2014 11:39 • 1 view
Susan Price Susan Price's blog:
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A couple of weeks ago, I enjoyed a Flatcap day out in
Edinburgh.
I should explain - I'm a member of the other SAS, the Scattered Authors Society, which has a chat-board called 'Balaclava.'
The lovelyPenny Dolan (who wrote 'A Boy Named
M.O.U.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 29, 2014 16:05 • 4 views
Phillip K. Frye Phillip K. Frye's blog:
Football season is officially underway. That means fall and winter are just around the corner. So, it is time to break out the comfort food recipes to console the losers and warm the chilled.


Ingredients:

For the Shrimp:

1 pound 20 -30 count shrimp, deveined and peeled, tail off
1 green bell pepper,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 12:17 • 20 views
Aaron Dembski-Bowden Aaron Dembski-Bowden's blog:

People have started getting their First Edition copies of The Talon of Horus, and I’ve already been sent a couple of initial comments along with a surprising number of selfies for The Contest. And I was pretty damn happy to be sent some initial comments from first-day readers Lucien Eilam and Bal...

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Published on August 29, 2014 23:54 • 7 views
Daniel Bensen Daniel Bensen's blog:

87K words. Jan2013-Aug2014. NEW FRONTIERS is done.


I sent the final draft to Jennie Goloboy to shop to publishers. Thanks to everyone who helped and supported this project, including Melissa Walshe, Tex Thompson, Simon Roy, Ben Poulsen, Michael Silva, Christine Yip, Lucy Chochrane-Davis, and Franc...

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Published on August 30, 2014 04:21 • 3 views
Georgia Le Carre Georgia Le Carre's blog:
Hey everybody,

Have you heard about Amazon's new Kindle Short Reads?

For those of you who havent' - In the last few months Amazon has begun a new book programme aimed at people who enjoy quickies during their coffee breaks, lunch breaks or on their train ride home, or those who generally prefer a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 11:54 • 2 views
Rebecca Douglass Rebecca Douglass's blog:
School's starting up again, and we moms are back to the old PTA work, with all the frustrations and fun that entails. Just to keep everyone smiling, and to remind us that things could always be worst, I'm offering a special deal on the first Pismawallops PTA mystery!

From today through Sept. 10,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 00:30 • 5 views
Steena Holmes Steena Holmes's blog:

SchoolOn Facebook and Twitter, I’m seeing countless posts from parents welcoming the end of summer and the start of the school year. For some, school has already started and you’re well into your way of establishing routines, but for others, we’re getting ready for the sound of school bells to ring.


Nor...

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Published on August 29, 2014 07:28 • 4 views
Victoria Kahler Victoria Kahler's blog:
Years ago, when everyone was reading the Harry Potter series, I didn't really get it.

I didn't want to go to Hogwarts.
I wasn't curious about the taste of butter beer or Bertie Botts'.
Harry's scar wasn't particularly cool to me.
I didn't care if Harry ended up with Cho or Ginny.

While I could read a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 11:41 • 18 views
M. Keep M. Keep's blog:
In the dead of night, they call for her. The monsters and their strange, ancient city deep below the earth. Theodora is not content to find a husband and settle down. She seeks adventure, not courtship. She feels the primal pull of beings that shouldn’t exist and falls into the den beneath. Saved... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 29, 2014 13:54 • 3 views
Thomas W. Devine Thomas W. Devine's blog:
Londoner, Diane Setterfield, is said to have had breathtaking success in 2006 with her first novel “The Thirteenth Tale”.

In an interview with Diana Dekker (The Dominion Post “Your Weekend”, August 9, 2014) Setterfield said that she used to think “you had to be quite an extraordinary person to be... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 11:51 • 19 views
Simona Burčíková Simona Burčíková's blog:




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Published on August 30, 2014 07:35 • 5 views
Thomas A.  Meyers Thomas A. Meyers's blog:
The cool chill of summer's end bellows across the land. Grass scorched from Tejas heat continues to fade into dull brown colors. The rain clouds gather in the sky like a mob of burnt marshmallows.

Autumn approaches...

With that, my adventurous spirit is renewed. Long have I not journeyed into the w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 11:29 • 10 views
A&E Kirk A&E Kirk's blog:
Another Goodreads contest!

This time for an autographed copy of DROP DEAD DEMONS! Enter with the link below.


And remember to enter the Massive Review Contestfor lots of cash and prizes! Also, the HEXY NEWSLETTER goes out this weekend so be sure to SIGN UP HERE to receive all the latest Hextraordina...

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Published on August 29, 2014 20:30 • 7 views
Quinn McDonald Quinn McDonald's blog:

The thrasher outside my office window fights a small snake under the red bird of paradise bush. The bird, about the size of a robin, would advance, peck the head of the snake, then grab the neck and jump back, pulling the snake off the ground.


redThrashers are insect eaters, but have a curved, strong...

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Published on August 30, 2014 00:01 • 5 views
Elmore Leonard Elmore Leonard's blog:
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Beverly Ovalle Beverly Ovalle's blog:
I've listed a new short on my page, Triple D Dude Ranch. It was picked up by Secret Cravings Publishing and due out in October!

My first western.

NOW I have some more good news! My full length novel, Stealing Hope just got a contract with Assent Publishing!

Stealing Hope is due out in 2015. No fir... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 11:07 • 37 views
Joseph Cognard Joseph Cognard's blog:
I just noticed that Pixar movie being worked on is very similar theme to one of he stories in Three Twigs for the Campfire.
Wonder if that will be a good thing.

Three Twigs for the Campfire by Joseph Cognard

On sale with Amazon just $0.99 for Kindle. Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2014 11:07 • 6 views
Madeline Miller Madeline Miller's blog:

Saturday, August 30th, 2014


Last spring Newton director Melissa Bernstein staged the first half of The Song of Achilles. It was a pleasure and honor to see the actors bring these characters so vividly to life, and I remember being particularly impressed that, despite knowing it was coming, I jump...

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Published on August 29, 2014 20:17 • 6 views
Dorothy Love Dorothy Love's blog:

First of all this is not about me and my books. So far, this Amazon “reviewer” has not targeted any of my books ( I guess there is some advantage to being obscure!), but many of my colleagues have been targeted and I’m hoping with this post to help reverse the damage by shining a bright light on...

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Published on August 30, 2014 10:34 • 6 views
Tracy St. John Tracy St. John's blog:


Due to ongoing personal issues and time constraints, I will be laying low for a few weeks. The Shalia’s Diary blog will continue to be on hiatus until further notice. The Wicked Words blog will also be taking a break until October 4. During this period, I will not be on Facebook or Twitter either... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 29, 2014 21:00 • 3 views
Muhaya Hj Muhammad Muhaya Hj Muhammad's blog:
Kata-kata Mutiara Prof:
"Ikhlas ialah apabila kita menyembunyikan kebaikan kita sebagaimana kita menyembunyikan kejahatan kita."

"I don't know what I'm afraid about, sebenarnya tak ada apa-apa infact I'm so blessed and grateful that I finally take this step to do it....it is an experience that yo... Read more of this blog post »
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