My first industry review for CRESS is in, and it’s a star! *GIDDY*
The full review is below:
Marissa Meyer. Feiwel and Friends, $18.99 (560p) ISBN 978-0-312-64297-6
This third of four books in Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles has no shortage of humor, action, or romance, and the author still delive...Read more of this blog post »
Hoy, La Fraternidad de Babel cumple ocho años. Me gusta que este aniversario sea en diciembre, tan cerca del solsticio, y me gusta que este blog sea hijo de la procrastinación. Algo inútil creado por razones inútiles. Eso está bien.
Pero lo que más me gusta sois vosotros, amigos míos. Sin merod... Read more of this blog post »
'That which is perfect" is a Being...'
Perfection, in the sense in which St. Paul uses it, refers not necessarily to perfection in the way we tend to understand it. Perfect is not opposed, for instance, to corrupt, or damaged o... Read more of this blog post »
As thousands of people attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, and politicians line up to praise him, it’s easy to forget how recently this international hero was viewed as a terrorist and enemy of the state.
In Green Is the New Red, I discuss the change. Here’s an excerpt:
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Nelson Mandela joined...
Thank you all for entering the Holiday Story contest.I so loved reading your stories. See Monday’s blog forthe winners.
Many immigrants to Canada make the mistake of thinking that the “universal benefits” they hear about will automatically apply to them. That would put about $550 a month into a...Read more of this blog post »
In 1815 – Ada Byron was born in London, England to the poet Lord Byron and Anne Isabelle Milbanke. She would later marry William King and take on his title as Lady Lovelace. But she is best remembered as Charles Babbage’s friend, and writer of the first program for his Difference Engine. She is c...Read more of this blog post »
Reading is very personal. Like music, it’s subjective. One person might love a novel so much they re-read it every year. Another person might hate the same novel so much they can’t finish it. And readers are nothing if not vocal, especially those who leave negative reviews. I’ve been asked by a c...Read more of this blog post »
2. Faces in things (recommended).
5. Raising the minimum wage doesn’t really fight poverty. And Hester Peirce on alternatives to the Volcker rule.
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It’s that time. I’m back in Los Angeles at Antioch University starting my second term as a graduate student. It is freaking awesome. I have Gayle Brandeis as my workshop leader. She is kind, gentle, perceptive and exacting all at once. My fellow workshoppers have been pretty amazing. I cannot bel...Read more of this blog post »
I am confident any spa and wellness center I consult and partner with can be improved on many levels:
- Marketing and Branding
- Product & Service Creation
- Ecofriendly and Natural Product Lines
- Customer Service
- Sales and Event Planning
- Exp... Read more of this blog post »
It’s true. I’m counting down the days until the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug, is released.
Critics say these movies are too long and dull. I disagree. To me, they’re eye candy of the best kind. They bring me back to junior high school when I was reading The Lord of the Rings series...Read more of this blog post »
Carolyn can talk about her glom since she's been in a few but mine h... Read more of this blog post »
Whee! I’m so pleased to announce the official book tour for The Boys of Summer! Partnering with Virtual Writers, I can promise you an exciting, entertaining, and professional tour! Here is the press release that gives all the details!
If you’re here for the Queer Town Abbey Christmas Blog Hop, ple...Read more of this blog post »
As we seek to leverage new technology for the advancement of God's Kingdom, this year we're hosting several live Google Hangouts with Christian leaders.
This Friday at 3pm EST, we will be joined by Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr., professor at Reformation Bible College and Ligonier Teaching Fellow, to have a...Read more of this blog post »
Hi! Welcome to Hop and Hot Guest Central! If you’re here for the Christmas Paws Blog Hop, Click HERE (you could win $200.) If you’re here for the QTA Christmas Hop, Click HERE. (more great goodies). And now, welcome my RWA pal, Brenna Aubrey, who...Read more of this blog post »
XOJANE PUBLISHED MY ARTICLE THING, which is sort of about my transition from nerd girl to person who likes punching stuff, but also about some other things, and you should totally read my, like, debut over there. There are cute pictures of my boyfriend wrestling my dog.
here is the... Read more of this blog post »
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I am ten years old. I am riding a banana seat bike through the alleys. I am allowed to go as far as 31st Street, and then I have to turn back. Words cannot describe how much I love this bike. It is turquoise with sparkly flower decals and I ride back and forth through blocks of alleys singing t...
Even with the contemplation that has characterized much of this year (thank you so much for the touching comments on The Long Pause) there’s one aspect of my business growing rapidly that I could not be more thrilled about: public speaking.
Which might seem funny given that for many people the t...Read more of this blog post »
The 12th book in the bestselling THE ARRANGEMENT series is out! Wahoo!
THE SERIES WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD
Volume 12 in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Serials
* **Warning Sexual Content***
There is so much blood that I can’t think. The night goes from bliss to chaos...Read more of this blog post »
Appears to be time for me to do a quick update about the Lux series movie option and the Covenant series TV option since I’ve been receiving a lot of questions recently about the two deals.
There are no updates that I can share at this time. That doesn’t mean things are not happening. Trust me, t...Read more of this blog post »
Kobo/Edelman mi ha mandato questo Kobo Glo circa 7 mesi fa, per una media di lettura giornaliera pari a circa 40 minuti, tutti i giorni! Non male, no?
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The campus battlelines are clear: staff, students on one side against university management, police and courts on the other
Three years ago today, parliament voted by a narrow margin to triple tuition fees and cut the educational maintenance allowance. Outside, thousands of students, lecturers and...Read more of this blog post »
The marketing brainstorming has led to a bunch of insights, some of which relate to “If you build it to be less of a pain in the ass, then you will do it more often.” So I’m going to be dinking around with the blogs for a bit, so if you see all kinds of mayhem, it’s probably just me and not some...Read more of this blog post »
Today, I embarked upon a new novel and I decided to blog about its life cycle — the ups, the downs, the woe-is-mes and the triumphs. Every novel goes through a similar journey, but we usually try to recapture those feelings after the fact. It is so much more real to capture them in the moment. An...Read more of this blog post »
Simplicity guru Elaine St. James believes no one can maintain more than three priorities. Yep, that’s right . . . only three! “If you have a job you care about, that’s a priority. If you have a family, that’s a priority. Which leaves one more. Maybe it’s staying in shape, maybe it’...Read more of this blog post »
Digital Book World has put out another survey about authors, indie authors, hybrid authors*, hobbits, wizards and drones.
While I applaud the effort, I find a lot of the data about authors essentially skewed, especially when it comes to those of us who make our living writing. Especially for those...Read more of this blog post »
I hope December is off to a good start for you, with the drumbeat of the holidays approaching, the things we love about them, and the things that concern us. I’m still frantically looking for last minute gifts for my kids. It was a lot easier when new bicycles and special dolls were t...Read more of this blog post »
Have you ever heard the saying, “Be careful what you wish for?” Last week I asked for some questions you’d like me to answer, and you sent in a lot of them. They’re good questions, too. But where do I begin? Well, I chose a couple that got asked more than once.
Will I ever write from a guy’s point... Read more of this blog post »
This morning I sent off the copyedited manuscript of To Break the Demon Gate, along with a list of preferred artists to do the cover, to the publisher. One advantage of working with a specialty publisher for things like limited editions is that you often have some input into matters like cover ar...Read more of this blog post »
While I was working on splitting Tolstoy’s War and Peace into the two separate books, Just the War, andJust the Peace, I would occasionally tell people what I was up to, and most people would laugh and think it was a joke. And it was a joke! A very funny one, too! But I didn’t let that stop me fr...Read more of this blog post »