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Augusta Li Augusta Li's blog:

Gus here. What follows will be a long post and may contain more personal information than you care to read. You have been warned.


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Some readers might notice that my latest release, Wine and Roses, is published under the name “August Li” rather than “Augusta Li” like my previous books. In the comi...

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John M. Cusick John M. Cusick's blog:

imagesArmchair/Shotgun, as you may know, is a blind-submission, print-only literary magazine. A/S publishes fiction, poetry, and beautiful artwork, thanks in large part to the efforts of the unpaid staff (all of whom have demanding day jobs). Full disclosure- I co-founded this magazine and was a managi...

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Mary Beard Mary Beard's blog:

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I have got a bit fed up with tradtional academic "conferences". Don't get me wrong, some conferences can be really mind-changing, the papers excellent, the networking fun, the resulting publication a (prompt) milestone. I think I am fed up with the default assumption that conferences are a nece...

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Published on September 20, 2014 02:16 • 1 view
Charlie Cochrane Charlie Cochrane's blog:
Further to last newsletter, Nelson is now past and no longer do we have to stand on one leg. (Only a cricket fan would get that reference!)

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The first UK Gayromance book signing/reading event went really well. Can’t believe it was only a fortnight ago! Hopefully it’ll be a regular event, in dif... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 19, 2014 08:19 • 1 view
Kim Addonizio Kim Addonizio's blog:
Sometimes I look at books I wrote and have no idea how I wrote them. I'm sitting here with copies of my new book of stories and forgetting all the years of work and frustration and joy that went those pages. Just happy to have these words out in the world, floating free of me now.
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Published on September 22, 2014 06:24 • 1 view
Arturo Pérez-Reverte Arturo Pérez-Reverte's blog:

Sherlock estaba solo, como les cont� alguna vez. Melanc�lico como Humphrey Bogart en�Casablanca. A�orando, aunque no las hubiera conocido en persona, las aventuras de caza y pelea que llevaba en su memoria gen�tica. As� que resolvimos buscarle compa�era de su misma raza. Se encarg� mi hija, telef...

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Published on September 21, 2014 15:00 • 1 view
R.J. Scott R.J. Scott's blog:
4 Years of Reviews. 4 Years of Supporting Authors. 4 Years of Great Books. 4 Huge Bags o' Swag.

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Published on September 20, 2014 16:01 • 1 view
Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman's blog:
September 22nd, 1515, is the birthdate of the luckiest of Henry VIII’s wives, Anne of Cleaves. I think she was also very clever, for she played her cards perfectly, salvaging Henry’s massive ego while escaping from a marriage that was probably as distasteful as it was dangerous. I think the best... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 22, 2014 06:20 • 2 views
Tommy Donbavand Tommy Donbavand's blog:

Now that the new school year is well underway, I’d like to offer every school in the UK one of my brand new themed author visits…


…for ONE THIRD OFF the standard price – saving you £150!


Each year, I visit dozens and dozens of primary and secondary schools to teach creative writing and inspire a lo...

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Published on September 21, 2014 23:00 • 3 views
Carly Phillips Carly Phillips's blog:

Sorry I’m so late to post! Today I’m giving away winner’s choice of signed DARE book (Dare to Love or Dare to Desire or Dare to Surrender or Dare to Submit), a Carly Tote Bag & Swag!


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Published on September 19, 2014 03:00 • 1 view
Kelly Oram Kelly Oram's blog:
Woohoo, it's time to give stuff away!
Enter to win this Cinder & Ella Gift Pack (now through October 1st)Includes:Signed copy of Cinder & Ellatwo signed signed postersand bookmarks *Giveaway is international*
Enter in two easy steps:1. Click this link -->Cinder & Ella Book Release B... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 19, 2014 19:53 • 1 view
J.A. Pitts J.A. Pitts's blog:

Me_Central_ParkI’ve been sitting on this news for a while now, not knowing how to bring it here. I’ve discussed it one on one, face to face with some folks, but here I am to tell it to all of you who visit here.



Tor dropped my series.



As the title here says, it’s not the end of the world. I’ve already written the...

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Published on September 22, 2014 05:00 • 1 view
Amy H. Sturgis Amy H. Sturgis's blog:
* My latest "Looking Back on Genre History" segment is a review of the centuries-spanning "Destroyed London" exhibit at Loncon 3/Worldcon. It's available on Episode 353 of StarShipSofa. If you listen, I hope you enjoy!

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Published on September 19, 2014 10:49 • 3 views
Jay Bell Jay Bell's blog:

I love this stage of a book release. Everything still feels so innocent and unexplored. You guys are excited to read the new story. I’m excited to get it out there. I can show off the art and strut around all proud of my husband instead of the humbler approach I take with the text inside. This mo...

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Published on September 21, 2014 01:32 • 2 views
Sarah J. Maas Sarah J. Maas's blog:
So, this will be a super-quick update, since I’m finally back from tour….and juggling two intense deadlines PLUS all the drama/excitement of buying a house (...which is one of the most traumatic/miserable processes ever. UGHHGHGHG.). Just a heads up: I’ll probably be MIA online for the next sever... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 19, 2014 12:29 • 4 views
Keris Stainton Keris Stainton's blog:

I’m happy and proud to announce that I’ve been awarded a Grant for the Arts by Arts Council England. The purpose of the grant is to support me in writing my next novel, All Together Now (due out next year), which is, of course, completely brilliant (the support, not the novel) (that’s only ok so...

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Published on September 22, 2014 03:58 • 1 view
Felicity Heaton Felicity Heaton's blog:
Manday Hotties Hop - Every Monday!


Good Monday Morning! It’s time for the Manday Hotties Hop! I have some yummy new mancandy pictures for you… check out these hotties…


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Which shot is your favourite? I want to open my door to #1



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Published on September 21, 2014 20:59 • 1 view
David Nickle David Nickle's blog:
Knife Fight and Other Struggles is coming out in a month, but the first review has hit the streets already, in the venerable Canadian magazine of arts and progressive politics, This Magazine. And I am delighted, and as always relieved, to report that reviewer Braydon Beaulieu dug it.

He likes th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 21, 2014 14:39 • 1 view
Eden Winters Eden Winters's blog:
I don't know many authors who don't shake in their boots when a new book releases, waiting to see how the story will be received. I'll be flat honest here, A Matter of When isn't a hit, so I feared the reviews. Today's five-marble review at Cryselle's Bookshelf helped to ease my mind.

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Published on September 20, 2014 19:32 • 3 views
John Crowley John Crowley's blog:
Wehn did "foreboding" turn into, or adopt a new role as, an adjective? A foreboding house. A foreboding prospect. Does it seem that new (mis)uses of words travel so fast that they outrun criticism, and are seated with the good uses before thay cna be called out?
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Published on September 21, 2014 17:31 • 1 view
Colleen Houck Colleen Houck's blog:

Hello Everyone!


It’s that time again. We have less than two weeks until the YA Scavenger Hunt begins. I hope you reserved plenty of time for this one because there isn’t just one team or two or even three. This time we have 6, that’s right, I said 6 YASH teams which means more prizes, news, and fu...

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Published on September 20, 2014 11:03 • 1 view
Thomas L. Friedman Thomas L. Friedman's blog:
Here’s why the no vote in Scotland was a good thing. Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 20, 2014 21:00 • 1 view
Tamora Pierce Tamora Pierce's blog:




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From tekknoir




Meet Pinklepurr. She’s the most loving grouch of a cat you’ll ever meet. Ten years ago, her mother was a stray who came into our family and gave birth Pinke and her sister. Since then, she’s been my most loyal and loving companion and at times, a desperately neede...

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Published on September 21, 2014 13:24 • 1 view
J.L. Merrow J.L. Merrow's blog:

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…over with The Blogger Girls, who have been kind enough to make me their spotlight author for the week. They’ll be running reviews of my books all week. Smile

Why not pop on over and let me know your favourite kind of Man With a Tragic Past™and while you’re there, don’t forget to enter the giveawa...

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Published on September 21, 2014 11:45 • 1 view
Andrew  Grey Andrew Grey's blog:

Amazing Friday everyone. Is there a Senses story you haven’t read? In celebration of the release of Love Comes Around, I’m offering you a chance to win a copy of oneof the first 3 Senses stories of your choice. All you need to do is comment on this blog post with your email address and on Sunday...

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Published on September 19, 2014 08:06 • 4 views
Derek Haines Derek Haines's blog:

Twitter Has Egg On Its FaceI love Twitter, and have been a user since 2009. However, one facet of Twitter has become an extreme annoyance for me – automatically created user accounts, or bots. They are created by a software program and user accounts can be created by the thousands. They serve no useful purpose other than t...

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Published on September 21, 2014 06:23 • 3 views
Lauren Oliver Lauren Oliver's blog:
Hey Little Beantown Olives!
Don’t forget to come visit me next week on my Rooms tour!

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Published on September 19, 2014 08:41 • 1 view
Aleksandr Voinov Aleksandr Voinov's blog:
So, Riptide put Scorpion on a special promotion - it's currently $0.99 (or £.0.77) at Amazon com/co.uk.

Also, I'm running a price promotion for Return on Investment from tomorrow (I'm experimenting with several tools Amazon offers, to see the effect with my own two eyes, as it were). I'm still gat... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 21, 2014 10:18 • 8 views
Hugh Howey Hugh Howey's blog:

I guess that would make them snowballs?



This group of authors should stick to writing. Where they can edit. And they don’t have to speak live. Especially about things of which they know less than nothing (that’s where what you think you know is gobsmacking-bonkers-wrong).


Roxana Robinson is preside...

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Published on September 21, 2014 14:58 • 9 views
Josh Lanyon Josh Lanyon's blog:
We had a sudden snap in the heatwave, and all at once last night was cool and breezy. What a relief!

But at the same time there was a sense of No! Is summer over? Not yet!

It needs to be over for the sake of the wasteland that was my garden. But I need that quiet solitude of water and sky. Where i... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 19, 2014 07:39 • 1 view
Mette Ivie Harrison Mette Ivie Harrison's blog:
Some writer friends asked me today how many words I write in an average day and I groaned a little. Partly because people say they hate me when I answer this truthfully, but more because this is the wrong way to think about something that is essentially an art. Yes, writing is also partly commerc... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 19, 2014 16:09 • 3 views
S.L. Viehl S.L. Viehl's blog:
Ten Things You Can Have for Free

BirdFont is "a simple Mac app designed to help you create your own font by using vector graphics tools: the built in editor enables you to draw a new design for any letter or symbol. Since the app is able to work with vector images, the output will have a high qual... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 22, 2014 04:00 • 2 views
Paul Tremblay Paul Tremblay's blog:

*For note of disclosure, see below.


Stephen’s latest book, After the People Lights Have Gone Off, is a short story collection published by the new and impressive Dark House Press**.What I admire most about Stephen’s work is how fearlessly he approaches and employs possibility. It’s one thing to co...

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Published on September 21, 2014 14:48 • 3 views
Heather  Leigh Heather Leigh's blog:
Ahhhh, the swear word, the curse, the obscenity, the good ol' bleeped out sentence.

Why do we do it? Is it cultural? Regional? Emotional? All of the above?

I posted a link to a lovely article on my website. You can click here to read it


http://www.relativelyfamousseries.com...

Yes, my characters swe... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 22, 2014 05:30 • 4 views
Malcolm R. Campbell Malcolm R. Campbell's blog:

burningdownhouseA September 16 2014 interview with author Nell Bernstein in The Awl (“The Case for Abolishing Juvenile Prisons”) begins with this overview:


“Last month, archaeologists identified the first of the fifty-five human bodies recently exhumed at Florida’s Dozier School for Boys—a now-shuttered juvenile...

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Published on September 21, 2014 12:29 • 1 view
Joe Haldeman Joe Haldeman's blog:
Wow, what a party. I'm not good at estimating crowds, but it was much larger than I'd expected. A good salmon dinner and free-flowing bar. Some nice speeches – notably from the men who hired me, Ken Manning and Jim Paradis, both still professors here; and a nostalgic slide show, which niece Lore... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 21, 2014 07:26 • 3 views
Jenny Han Jenny Han's blog:


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C.J. Cherryh C.J. Cherryh's blog:

Ordinarily WE do it…but when the pipe in question is the house water supply, connected to the city water supply, in our basement—we call the guys with the really big pipe wrenches and the knowledge.


300.00 later we have a new 5 dollar part installed: a ‘bleeder valve’ on our house water line, just...

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Published on September 19, 2014 10:58 • 3 views
William Nicholson William Nicholson's blog:

My early morning walks continue, and throw up new challenges. As I make my way down the lanes many creatures dash away from me in terror, pigeons clatter out of trees, rabbits burst out of hedgerows, pheasants explode like rockets from the tall maize. It’s all very disconcerting. I feel like some...

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Published on September 22, 2014 02:01 • 4 views
Michael              Parker Michael Parker's blog:
This could be my last blog entry for a while. This time next week we will be travelling up to Bilbao to catch the boat back to England. Technically we’ll be homeless until we have handed over the money for our Park Home at Pagham (West Sussex). It means no Wi-Fi for a while, but like a lot of peo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 22, 2014 05:12 • 6 views
Robin McKinley Robin McKinley's blog:


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“WHAT?” I said again. I tried to lower my voice. “What hasn’t happened in a long time?” I wanted to know, but I wanted to get away from the armful of naked woman remark as fast as possible too. I was shivering harder, in spite of the blanket (or cape), shivering hard enough that my wound...

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Published on September 20, 2014 19:32 • 3 views
John Green John Green's blog:

In which Hank announces the launch of GAMES WITH HANK!

http://www.youtube.com/gameswithhank

Also, thanks to all of you spending time watching pre-rolls, we're giving money away to independent creators! The first to grant recipients are:

Kelly Kend: http://www.kellykend.com
Physics Girl: http://ww...

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Published on September 19, 2014 09:44 • 3 views
Marie Rutkoski Marie Rutkoski's blog:





If her heart were truly a scroll, she could burn it. It would become a tunnel of flame, a handful of ash. The secrets she had written inside herself would be gone. No one would know.
Her father would choose the water for Kestrel if he knew.
Yet she couldn’t. In the end, it wasn’t cunning that kep...
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Published on September 21, 2014 19:14 • 7 views
Sydney Salter Sydney Salter's blog:
I'm back at my desk after a summer off. I loved spending lazy summer days with my brother's family visiting from Japan and soaking up every moment of my oldest daughter's last summer before college. I even went on a few field trips--like a day at the zoo--with my friend and her teenagers.

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Published on September 19, 2014 09:27 • 4 views
Shayla Black Shayla Black's blog:

Lots of readers are familiar with my Wicked Lovers series, but I’m excited to set aside a little time to talk about some other things I write. One I’m always giddy about is the Doms of Her Life series with Jenna Jacob and Isabella LaPearl. For me, this series is an opportunity to explore the deep...

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Published on September 21, 2014 15:30 • 1 view
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