Thank you for this interview Julie! I’d like to know more about you as a person first. What do you do when you’re not writing?
I am at my desk, working on beta reading or social media campaigns for clients. When I am not working, I am either reading, watching movies with my kids, or...Read more of this blog post »
[image error]As a child, I apparently had a bit of a doll problem. If a doll existed, I wanted it. I had that doll where you cut her hair and then could pull it out so it grew again. I had Cabbage Patch dolls. And I was seriously envious of my friend Natasha’s collection, which put my measly two...Read more of this blog post »
Today’s post comes in the form of both a new release alert and author interview. Earlier this month, Kristina Beck’s debut novel, Lives Collide, hit virtual shelves. I am excited to announce that Kristina visits Coffee with Architects of Worlds Afar today to talk to us about both her romance nov...Read more of this blog post »
I have seen my mother living in endlessly progressive pain for the past eighteen months but thankfully yesterday we found out that it will finally end; we just don’t know if it will be through finding a cure for her condition or the harsh reality of death and the helplessness is absolutely crippl...Read more of this blog post »
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I wrote another post for Send the Light, a Christian blog I co-author on … this time on a somewhat different subject than what I’m used to … makeup.
What? Makeup can be a very tricky subject for Christian girls! It really can!
Let me tell you something. The entire Trump administration must be made up of people who were raised by savages. Every week, they do some shit that is unbecoming of what people do when they are raised with sense as a core value and guiding principle.
Latest is the picture that dropped yesterday,...Read more of this blog post »
Rockwood Public Library,
85 Christine St.,
Thurs., May 4, 7:00 p.m.
Fergus Public Library,
190 St. Andrew St.,
Fri., May 5, 10:30 a.m.
Mount Forest Public Library,
118 Main St. North,
Mount Forest, ON
Fri., May 5, 2:3... Read more of this blog post »
The first of two interviews this week is with Louann Carroll. Let us delve into the depths of some of my favourite genres-paranormal and sci-fi. But first get digging...
Hi Louann, before I start asking you about writing-what’s the most interesting fossil you’ve found? My son and I need to know.
Fo... Read more of this blog post »
Hey Guys! We are back today with another fun — and timely! — DFB YouTube Video!
Oh, Starring Rolls....Read more of this blog post »
Arañas de marte, la quinta novela de Guillem López, será publicada por la editorial Valdemar en su colección Diógenes. La espectacular portada corre a cargo de Santiago Caruso.
En esta ocasión nos asomamos al abismo de la locura con una desgarradora historia. La pérdida del hijo, percepción de rea... Read more of this blog post »
No solemos preguntarnos si un violinista tiene que tocar a diario el violín o si un nadador olímpico tiene que nadar todos los días. Supongo que, una vez más, juzgamos la escritura con lupas y filtros distintos.
Detrás de una pregunta que parece tan inocente hay una respuesta cargada, como arma q...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been covering poetic forms on this blog for nearly 10 years now. To celebrate, I’ve collected 10 Japanese poetic forms below.
While poetry in general is known for concision of language, there’s little argument that Japanese forms take concision to extremes. Click on each link to learn how.
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An Alle Leser von “Ein Elefant für Inspector Chopra…”
Erst einmal möchte ich mich entschuldigen, da ich leider kein Deutsch spreche und ich habe deshalb meinen Freund gebeten, die folgenden Worte für mich zu übersetzen: [image error]
Ich bin sehr erfreut, dass Ullstein Buchverlage mein Buch auf Deu...Read more of this blog post »
Thanks to lovely Lidy from French Garden House for this gorgeous pic!
Oh my goodness. I can’t even believe it. Two months from today, on April 25, Slightly South of Simple will be released into the world! I am SO excited. And we are ready to start celebrating! To celebrate two months, we will be p...Read more of this blog post »
Happy Monday from Colonial Williamsburg! It's Homeschool Days down in CW, so my family and I are here on a 2-day pass. Yesterday we had great fun visiting many of the trade shops and enjoying the early spring weather and flowers (daffodils! In February!).
And it's from one of these trade shops t... Read more of this blog post »
Appalling, horrifying, bizarre: it just keeps coming, not just from the White House, but Congress. No surprise, when they’re all in the same pocket. And who’s pocket might that be? The 45 brand (remember I’m not using his name, just the number of his presidency, if you can call it that; don’t leg...Read more of this blog post »
¿Te gustaría escribir mejor? Supongo que sí. A mí me encantaría… El problema es cómo lograrlo, ¿verdad?
En esta entrada… no vas a encontrar la fórmula mágica para conseguirloRead more of this blog post »
В октябре 2015 года состоялся Synergy Global Forum – крупнейший в Восточной Европе и СНГ бизнес-форум.
Форум собрал на одной сцене Сrocus CIty Hall Брайана Трейси, Ицхака Адизеса, Аллана Пиза, Джона Шоула, Кейта Феррацци, Роберта Чалдини, Гарретта Джонстона и Радислава Гандапаса.
Смотрите пол...Read more of this blog post »
I get a lot of anon (and non-anon) messages on Tumblr asking questions about writing. People are looking for tips and tricks and what my process is and how their process should be, all kinds of stuff. Which gave me an idea. Why not make an anonymous inbox right here on the website, and turn it in...Read more of this blog post »
Did you watch the Oscars? Even if you didn’t, you probably heard that there was a colossal error: The wrong winner for best picture was announced. It was a surreal moment – in the middle of his acceptance speech, the producer of La La Land suddenly sa...Read more of this blog post »
How hard would you fight for a chance at impossible love?
“Epic.” ~ Drue’s Random Chatter Reviews.
From the critically acclaimed, award-winning pen of Kim Iverson Headlee comes the thrilling, poignant tale of love...Read more of this blog post »
Before we get started, some of you may have noticed I haven’t been very active here for a while. The simple truth is I didn’t feel like I had anything important enough to say. I got down on myself. It took a lot of thought and soul searching for me to find my voice. You see, this all goes back to...Read more of this blog post »
Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
Cover: BitterGrace Art
Length: 45,000 words
Guarding Morgan (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Only Easy Day (Book #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Face Value (Book #3) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Still Waters (Book #4) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Full Circle (Book #5) A... Read more of this blog post »
Me with Zoe Trope, villain of my award-winning story (see my hand :D), “The Audition Altar”! She called me a “twisted bugger.” :P
Me with Cristina Palmer-Romero, whom you might recall listening to on the Losing the Plot podcast!
Husband Juan, me, Dad Charlie :)
Here are some pics of me and other...Read more of this blog post »
[image error]Why are people so unhappy in their work? No matter how much they are paid, so few people seem to have any satisfaction in what they do.
In Deep Work, Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Cal Newport argues that the main reason for so much unhappiness at work is that people...Read more of this blog post »
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