Book Expo America is a conference, primarily for professional industry types (publishing people! Booksellers! Etc.), but also for all variety of people... Read more of this blog post »
Besides raging over the same weekend? Both are ignorantly destructive blowhards, apparently. At least Lindsay didn’t kill anything (except his own common sense, and maybe his career in secular leadership).
Lots happened while I was away at the fantastic Imagine No Religion conference in Kamloops,...Read more of this blog post »
A primeira dessas coisas fala... Read more of this blog post »
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the pre-publication process, “bound galleys” are the first-pass typeset pages of a book (“first-pass” means straight off the typesetter’s computer, pre-proofreading, pre-correction), bound with soft covers and sent out to reviewers so that they h...Read more of this blog post »
I've just finished a complete read through of the rough (very rough) draft of the sequel to Amaranth & Ash, currently known only as Evanscar.
As a writer, I have a terrible time stepping back and looking at the big picture. I"m always getting caught up in the minutae, line editing whole sectio...Read more of this blog post »
Aqui fica um convite para se juntarem a mim no próximo SABADO dia 25, na Feira do Livro, a partir das 15h00.
Tragam os vossos livros para um autógrafo!!!
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First, let me tell everyone how grateful I am for all the support this month for my Santinis. I have cracked into some of the important list...Read more of this blog post »
Think its too hard to find a bikini or two piece that makes your shape look great? Think again. The itty-bitty bikini made its beach debut in 1946. Frenchman Louis Réard named this design after the Bikini Atoll, one of the Pacific Island sites where nuclear tests had been held. He thought this ne...Read more of this blog post »
We've heard from a lot of people regarding authors behaving badly. Then yesterday my husband was IM'ing me and said "I think the last review you got for Killing Kate on Amazon is fake.
You can read it here:
http://www.amazon.com/review/R... Read more of this blog post »
Peat’s running all kinds of contests these days from haiku reviews to punching innocent kitties and babies in face. Check out what else he’s been posting about.
@PVBrett -Spend today’s writing time working on #skullthrone, or trying to find a new way to say where I got the idea for Warded Man? #d... Read more of this blog post »
Who the hell am I kidding? They're all my favourites. Especially the one I'm live blogging right now, from the bar at Claret House while the kids knock over a music lesson. I'm drinking a mystery red, a weird Yarra Valley blend of sangiovese and sav blanc. Yep, the Britney Spears of the wine worl...Read more of this blog post »
Sitting by her son’s hospital bed, Meleese worried and hoped. The doctor came and checked on him daily; every day, he would start by asking how Meleese younger daughter, then 7 months old, was doing, and he “checked her out from top to to...Read more of this blog post »
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This is a repost, but as I am about to put on my regalia and get on the subway, I felt like sharing it again.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my MFA students and the citizens of Newark, New Jersey for teaching me the...Read more of this blog post »
My memory lapse spells FREE BOOK for you. Until tomorrow night (today's Wednesday, tom... Read more of this blog post »
Finally saw Iron Man 3 with the kids today. It was fun. Really liked Guy Pearce and it was fun how Tony Stark was hardly ever in his suit. I loved how Pepper became more of a character and tough to boot, and I wish I understood the Extremis (is that what’s it’s called?) drug more. I liked Tony’s...Read more of this blog post »
A while ago I got this email from a teacher:
I teach 10th grade English to students with learning disabilities, mild cognitive disabilities, and emotional disabilities. It is close to impossible to find a novel that all are interested in and will actually participate in discussion a...
The best way to grasp my reasons for writing “Sex... Read more of this blog post »
Sometimes, less is more. Far more.
Apparently this is never as true as Peter Jackson's recent experiment with using a... Read more of this blog post »
Dearly Beloved Y’all,
I’ve been receiving more inquires about the progress on Spellbreakerand its expected publication date. The continued interest in the series and the notes of support mean more to me than I can express. Progress on Spellbreaker has been very good.
Back in January, I predicted...Read more of this blog post »
THEN on Saturday I hop on a plane for LA... Read more of this blog post »
Meantime, greetings to the new commenters (and thanks), and if you're in Sydney this weekend, stop by!Read more of this blog post »
Note: For every entry received in this mixer giveaway, I will donate 10 cents to Oklahoma tornado relief efforts on behalf of PW friends/readers.
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For this giveaway, to keep the focus on the...
In an official press release today, Amazon has announced Kindle Worlds, ushering in a new era for fan fiction. By allowing copyright holders to willingly open their worlds to exploration, fan fiction will be publishable and purchasable just like e-books on KDP are today.
If you ask me, this is a...Read more of this blog post »
What makes a great science fiction story?
Creativity of world-building details.
The underlying story should have memorable characters and timeless themes, but it's the world-building that scifi fans are looking for. We want fantastical new planets to explore, with shocking cultures and inhabitants... Read more of this blog post »
for the (Early) Summer Reading List?
answer isn’t an emphatic “I am! I am!” then
this post is likely not for you.
THE TAO OF MARTHA by this very
attractive (okay, heavily Photoshopped) person on the book cover.
See what I did
there? I put my own book at the top of the (Ear...
And on May 23rd, 1533, Henry... Read more of this blog post »
I’m stealing this idea from my friend Warren, who does it better than I do.
My name is Wil Wheaton. I’m an actor, writer, champion of geek culture, and a guy who makes things on the Internet. This is my blog, but …
Here’s my Twitter.
Here’s my Tumblr.
Here’s my Facebook.
Here’s my new show,Tabletop.
He... Read more of this blog post »
"I loved Eversea and recommend it. The characters are honest, the story was engaging, and I devoured it in a matter of hours. Now I wait. Patiently. Hopefully." ~ Ari
"...the cov... Read more of this blog post »
Hearts on the Line copyright 2013 T.A. Chase
Addison scrubbed his hand over his face, then sighed. “All right, Doctor. We’ll be your distraction, but you better get your ass moving to wherever you need to go. While they’re going to chase us, we’re not going to keep enough of the soldi...Read more of this blog post »
It's graduation season, so a few relevant links about school, students and our future:
My TEDx talk about education
And a reminder about Stop Stealing Dreams, a free manifesto that asks, "what is school for?" I hope we can ask this question more...Read more of this blog post »
Critic Amos Lassen says of Bereft,
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There is no happy ending here and I doubt there ever will be if we do not live up to our responsibilities to make the world a better place for everyone. I suspect that there is a lot of the author’s own life here but even if there is not, I believe we can all ag...
Please excuse me if I come across a little punch drunk in this post. I’m coming off of several months worth of conventions, deadlines and… there was something else in that list but my mind seems to have let it fade away. Needless to say, it’s been a very hectic, but fun time and I’m ready for a b... Read more of this blog post »
While I can’t show you Robert Byrd‘s gorgeous interior art for Africa is My Home, I can show you the cover in the following book trailer. (And if you are at BEA, do stop by the Candlewick Press booth for a more comprehensive look or, even better, come to my Thursday 3:30 signing of F&Gs of th...Read more of this blog post »
I have some autoposts running here, but, for the most part, I’m off in my head for the next couple of days. Emails, texts and D tweets will get me with the usual speed, but I’m mostly away from the public internets to get some thinking done. Image above from my friend Ellen Rogers’ archive.Read more of this blog post »
And to add to the joy of nations* Pav has done a u-turn and decided to finish being on heat after all. And is dripping thick gooey blood all over the landscape. ** What a good thing she stays in the kitchen at the cottage—on the lino. And for the moment there is No Rioting at the mews. For more t...Read more of this blog post »