Medieval Doctors called Beaks survived the Black Death by having antibacterial perfumes in their masks.
Art and the Eyam Plague: 1666
When I was a young student of Art History, I had the most amazing teacher, Ellen Kosmer, who took loved the Middle Ages and cemeteries and cathedrals just like...Read more of this blog post »
I offered Vell Bruixot (Catalan: The Old Wizard) an opportunity to respond to my Deconstruction of A Criminal Book Review. Surprisingly, s/he has responded.
Here is the wording of my offer to him/her below:
Your review of my book is abusive, malicious, vicio...Read more of this blog post »
The Visitor by Bree Abbington
As so often in life, some of the best gifts come in the smallest of packages. “The Visitor” is one such gift. It is based on a true story and is bound to tug at a few heartstrings. The author of this non-fiction tale has been through a rather difficult year. After fif...Read more of this blog post »
Limited ARC Copies for Ringer are available. (Bloggers ONLY.)
20 copies are up for grabs, entries will be selected randomly by random.org, but you will need to fill out the required* fields for your entry to be valid.
They say it’s the quiet ones you have to worry about, and she was quiet, very qu... Read more of this blog post »
Just a reminder of how important showing kindness can be.
You won’t believe this story.
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a le...Read more of this blog post »
Shattered was out in the UK on 6th March: hurrah!
Last week I was on tour to schools to celebrate both the Shattered book birthday, and World Book Day: they were on the same day!
I had such a good week. The schools I visited are listed below.
3 March: Ridgeway School, Swindon
Read more of this blog post »
And after you're done with IEA, head over to my blog and read the Epilogue:
http://elleaycart.blogspot.com.e... Read more of this blog post »
Originally conceived of as a send up of spy stories called Double O duck, Disney changed its mind and Darkwing Du... Read more of this blog post »
After my first year at uni, I spent the summer temping as a copy typist at a local authority (obviously honing my future typing skills!) It was quite a ‘traditional’ working environment, with a fixed one hour lunch break, and I don’t know about you, but it takes me about five minutes to eat a san...Read more of this blog post »
Hey, I admit there are times I am a blonde and a bit spacy. But My 11 year writing anniversay just passed. If any of you would like a copy of ANY book I have put out that either you haven't read, or maybe you have never heard of me, lol and we jut browsing through, just leave me you email and wha...Read more of this blog post »
Unlike CJ Peterson (here's her post), I don't automatically agree to chain posts, simply because of time, but I have a horrible time telling anyone 'no', especially awesome gals like her. So, while I'm terrible at remembering to do these posts, even when I said I would, she's great at reminding m... Read more of this blog post »
If you'd like a chance to win a copy of Reluctance, comment below and please mention your preferred format, PDF or ePub. Winners will be drawn Friday afternoon.
Reluctan... Read more of this blog post »
The Kindle version is only 99 cents most of the time, but this week it’s less than that. It’s free from Sunday March 9 through Thursday March 13. The chapters are:
Chapter One – Who Can I Blame?
Chapter Two – When Does Life Begin?
Chapter Three – Learning
Chapter Four – Pr... Read more of this blog post »
Communion with Christ is a certain cure for every ill. Whether it be the wormwood of woe, or the cloying surfeit of earthly delight, close fellowship with the Lord Jesus will take bitterness from the one, and satiety from the other. Live near to Jesus, Christian, and it is a matter of secondary...Read more of this blog post »
Please don’t read this if your mind is closed to new ideas or if you dislike debate. You’ll simply be wasting your time and you may upset yourself.
And I do know Inferno is fiction, too, but that doesn’t mean I’m not allowed express an opinion. To the the person who called me a threat to society...Read more of this blog post »
However, today, the sun is out and I've been writing in the garden which has been excellent. Penny-Slow is very exc... Read more of this blog post »
This post will be split into two. The first sign up forms are for bloggers ONLY. The last sign up form is open to everyone over the age of 18 years old.
I have eight FALL FROM INDIA PLACE ARCs (English language) up for grabs to book review bloggers.
8 ARCs of FA... Read more of this blog post »
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Captivating, March 8, 2014
L. Collins - See all my reviews
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: The Book Slave (Kindle Edition)
"The Book Slave" is the kind of intensely emotion and drama rich col... Read more of this blog post »
It’s that time so without further ado, here are the winners.
Remember you have until Thursday March 13 to contact me and claim your prize!
Winners of my digital backlist
After our Art Deco feature, we figured it was high time for some Art Nouveau goodness!
(By Anna Taart)
Or more like art nou-WOAH, am I right?
I'm a huge fan of this style, so it's fun to see it translated so beautifully onto cake.
(By Comper Cakes)
Yeah, I'd hit that.
(With a fork.)
No one's ever...Read more of this blog post »
Jacqueline has followed her high school boyfriend (Kennedy) of 3 years to the college he has chosen to acquire a law degree. Being a talented musician herself, Jacqueline could have gone to any musically based college she desired, but her heart made her decision for her and that heart was about...Read more of this blog post »
Again we are SO proud of @rdegnore for being nominated for a #LambdaLiteraryAward for her novel INVISIBLE SOFT RETURN http://t.co/W9AKSplhhX
26th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Ann... Read more of this blog post »