When you hear the word “fasting,” do you automatically cringe? Do you dread Ash Wednesday or Good Friday? Or do you embrace the self-denial of fasting on those days? If you’re like most people, you might not look forward to Ash Wednesday or Good Friday, the Church’s compulsory days of fasting. Ho...Read more of this blog post »
It’s been an intense few days. As I write this, I’m in Cascade Locks, Oregon with a crew of filmmakers from Let Media to film a short video about yet another Nestlé water grab. I have been both inspired and distraught, listening to the story of another community fighting a company hell bent on do...Read more of this blog post »
Six of Crows is great!
Her hood! Her blades! Her boots!
Also, I just spent waaaaay too long scrolling through@aadoris‘ blog, but I feel like all that glorious art is going to give me good dreams.Read more of this blog post »
Think of your favorite book. What the first thing that comes to mind? I’m willing to bet, it’s the characters. Most people relate to people, not things.
Characters bring emotion to story, and emotion is what attaches readers to books. It took me a while to truly appreciate this fundamental truth o...Read more of this blog post »
“We are steeped in the history, drama, and even mundaneness of the Surrealist era, with a colorful cast of characters that includes Man Ray,
Paul Éluard, and the master himself, Picasso. . . . Valdés reveals Maar to be more than just Picasso’s model for his portrait The Weeping Woman
but an inspiri...Read more of this blog post »
’80s Mix Tape
A.J. Pine, Autumn Jones Lake, Bobbi Ruggiero, Gwen Hayes, Jenny Holiday, Karen Booth, Rachel Cowell
(Romance Rewind #2)
Publication date: February 9th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Save a Prayer by Karen BoothRead more of this blog post »
Angie Dawson never wants to see Graham Whiting again, a complete impossibi...
inspired Miguel's mom from Lollipop--
also my gossip buddy during
soccer games.Well, honestly, I don't get much done on Wednesdays anyway--GATE and dance, and usually there's aqua, which I skipped today because I wasn't feeling well. And yesterday as a "day of rest" was... Read more of this blog post »
Kyle gets caught up in a case that is entirely unrelated to Bodyguards Inc. Not only does he abruptly need time off, but he has to have absolute trust and complete support from Ross without being... Read more of this blog post »
Don’t have time to read? Now you can listen to Desiree!
That’s right. Some of my books are now out in audio (Thank you, Decadent Publishing!) so you can take me with you wherever you go. Working out? NO prob! Just plug in the ear buds. Working at home? Same thing. Driving all over hell’s half ac...Read more of this blog post »
Just when it seemed that Learoyd, the warrior conjured up from the distant past, was the only human on this strange version of Earth, where the inhabitants are humanoid animals, Kurt Busiek throws a curve ball. Learoyd and his human-terrier companion Dusty are exploring th...Read more of this blog post »
The Melrose Coven
[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, werewolves, HEA]
In the midst of a war between vampires and werewolves that's been waged for centuries, King Kevyan Melrose lands an unexpected mate.
Dorian Keller... Read more of this blog post »
who create great food from all the best local ingredients, but that's not all you can eat in Portland. Oh, no. At the airport, for example, you order this crazy bastard of a dish.
Click the image to see a larger version.
Yup, that is the Mac-n-Cheese Burger, which comes with bacon, of course, beca... Read more of this blog post »
This is a great read about the political bias in mainstream publishing. http://www.nickcolebooks.com/2016/02/09/banned-by-the-publisher/
But remember, all of those allegations about ideological bias against conservative and libertarians was just in you Wrongfans’ imagination.
I don’t know Nick Cole...Read more of this blog post »
I'd been putting off a return to Facebook for a long time, but I'd known for at least a year I'd have to slink back there with my tail between my legs. It's the advertising. Increasingly online ads are served up by either the Book of Face, or el Goog, or nobody.
Building a mailing list, I had no c...Read more of this blog post »
Update: Elizabeth is in her new office in the old Animation Building on the Disney lot. As promised, here’s a photo of the Seven Dwarfs building. If you want to see the trailer for Elizabeth’s new show, The Family, watch here.
We...Read more of this blog post »
I’m getting nervous, but the good news is that as of today, preorder links are up at Smashwords and Kobo. I’m hoping to have Nook and iBooks up within a few days. Go to the Incubus page for direct links.
I had a good writing day. My back and neck and head are finally starting to improve, thanks to...Read more of this blog post »
The internet has been on and off for the last few days. Sometimes it flashes a furious amber at me and goes off altogether. Sometimes it moves at a surly and glacial pace. In these times, one can go onto it, but it’s like driving along with a slow puncture, so there is no point. All the flashing... Read more of this blog post »
I learned something important watching the Superbowl this past Sunday (and not that defense wins championships, though it appears they do). What I learned camein the aftermath, as we collectively went crazy assuming the very worst about two quarterbacks. We seemto do this, assume the worst about...Read more of this blog post »
O comprar la... Read more of this blog post »
(Photo: Brian Bloom)
“We can’t out-obedience the competition.”– Seth Godin
I expected this episode to be amazing, and Seth 10x’d expectations. He’s incredible.
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We start with a few simple moves: The Childs Pose. The Cat, and the Down Dog, then the Cobra.
I’m thinking to myself, I’ve got... Read more of this blog post »
"The film is directed by J. Bla... Read more of this blog post »
Almost six years ago I met a woman online who had lost her husband a month and a day before Jeff died. For all these years, we’ve helped each other try to make sense of the senseless. When we first came in contact, she was living in Vermont and I was living in Colorado. And now life, that champio...Read more of this blog post »
2016 started with a bit of a bang. NO SHOW hit the milestone of selling 50,000 copies. Thomas & Mercer commemorated the landmark with a with a nice wall plaque.
Thanks to everyone who bought a copy. I’ll be forever in your debt.And if you haven’t picked up the book, don’t let this good news st...Read more of this blog post »
I don't hear much from my foreign publishers as a rule, but I did hear Germany was releasing the Parasol Protectorate in hardcover, although it seems they have only done the first three... Read more of this blog post »
Hey, all! Shockingly, there’s another book launch around the corner! Calamity releases one week from today. I feel like I just did this…because I did. The Bands of Mourning, as you know, was a somewhat accidental book—and Tor slotting it in January meant that my normal release schedule of fall bo...Read more of this blog post »
It's been a while since I've ranted on the state of Amerikuhn edgykayshun, that beacon of mediocrity, edubabble, and pedagogiblither to the rest of the Western world. It's so bad now, that even British edubabble giant…
The post AMAIRIKUHN EDGYKAYSHUN: PEARSON, THE GED, AND THE REAL PROBLEM appear...Read more of this blog post »
Project: Brims... Read more of this blog post »
No one is "born" an atheist. If you really believe that, then trees and puppies are atheists. They begin life with no belief in God.
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Okay, so the nurse has had enough.
I know body types. Screw me. Sue me. Whatever.
Some of thebest writing advice I ever got didn’t come from a writer. It came from a reader who had a husband in the military. She told me…
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People don’t want to knowhowthe clock works. They just want to know that it wo...
Published in BeLight
Most so-called “overnight successes” are a matter of years or longer, such as the writing career of Morowa Yejidé ’92 (Moe-roe-wah Yay-gee-day). After a decade of short story publications, her novelTime of the Locust(Atria Books/S... Read more of this blog post »
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