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David Estes David Estes's blog:
Originally posted on Donnie Darko Girl.

I am a writer. Although it started out as a casual thing, I became so obsessed with creating stories that I turned my fun hobby into a career, quitting my day job as an operational risk manager to pursue my lifelong dream of being a real author. With the cr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 02:00 • 2 views
Nimue Brown Nimue Brown's blog:

(Or, why I mostly don���t do that thing). I���m generally not a fan of little exercises for anyone, especially not delivered through this sort of medium. It���s one thing when you���re working directly with a student and helping them find things to explore, but with something like this, fired off...

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Published on December 17, 2014 03:30 • 1 view
Tenae Hunt Tenae Hunt's blog:
There's been something that's been bothering me for a while now, and I'm finally ready to just come right out and say it; it is bad not to want to fix mistakes in your own books - I'm talking a couple of misspelled words - because you want to use it to show how much you can improve between books?... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 01:05 • 9 views
Valarie Budayr Valarie Budayr's blog:

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Can you believe that Christmas is only a hop-skip-n-a-jump away???


With the winter months upon us, I feel this is a great time for readers of all ages to snuggle in with a good book. I have been blessed with tons of amazing books titles for kids over these last few months and I want to get these...

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Published on December 17, 2014 01:00 • 1 view
Elizabeth  May Elizabeth May's blog:

I have a confession: I love winter retreats.


IMG_20141208_152621Well, I love retreating any time of year, really, but by the time December rolls around I am a mess from Seasonal Affective Disorder. My Novembers are spent so busily and fastidiously managing winter depression — diet, exercise, keeping busy, waking up...

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Published on December 17, 2014 04:49 • 7 views
Susan Barnett Braun Susan Barnett Braun's blog:

Do you clap in church?


Perhaps I should clarify a little. Do you clap along to the music played in church? If you attend a charismatic church, you’d probably say, “Sure!” If you’re Episcopalian, more likely you’d answer, “Of course not.”


But there’s a vast in-between out there. Growing up, I went t...

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Published on December 17, 2014 03:26 • 5 views
Isobelle Carmody Isobelle Carmody's blog:
Eat the Sky Drink the Ocean is a new anthology featuring a graphic story by Isobelle. It is a collection of sci-fi and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcasing twenty stellar writers and artists from India and Australia. It is published in Australia by Allen & Unwin and will... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 20:53 • 7 views
Brad Simkulet Brad Simkulet's blog:

I take my knife,

a box cutter with a fresh blade

and I peel back the skin

over

my kneecap.



then I scoop and pop

with my strong fingers

and the cap pulls free

a cup

and I drink my blood

and chew my tendons



the yum trumps the pain

and salty blood

slips down my gullet

a tang

filling my belly with heat

but m...

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Published on December 17, 2014 17:30 • 2 views
Rachelle Du Bois Rachelle Du Bois's blog:
I have never had so much fun and joy as right now. With every brave step, I move forward with excitement and expectation of good things to come. I have managed to get my tenth novel out there, and it is just waiting to be read and enjoyed. The greatest gift any reader can give an author is to rev... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 00:51 • 32 views
Alison  Stuart Alison Stuart's blog:
Of all the heinous offences laid at the feet of the puritans (or "fun police") during the time of the Interregnum (1649-1660), the banning of Christmas raises the most interest. Oliver Cromwell is generally credited with this decision but the fact is that the abolition of Christmas (or “Christ’s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 15:26 • 6 views
Michael Linen Michael Linen's blog:
Taking a moment to breath. Just finished writing "Her Obsession 2", the sequel to "Her Obsession 1: Tina's Wrath" a few days ago, and now pulling a all nighter writing "Her Obsession 3". Both books are urban thrillers, and both will be released Valentine's Days of 2015.

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Published on December 18, 2014 00:02 • 7 views
Bethany Lopez Bethany Lopez's blog:



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Published on December 17, 2014 03:42 • 1 view
Linda Andrews Linda Andrews's blog:

TheChristmasShipChapter Three


Roselle’s knees knocked together under her long skirts and coat. She was about to be shot thanks to Michel Gaspard and his interference in farm matters. Worse, his orders had endangered an innocent. The poor American, Jacob Kerrigan, must rue the day he’d left his home country. Swall...

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Published on December 16, 2014 23:14 • 6 views
Becca Jameson Becca Jameson's blog:

The Rules web-sharing sizeI’m excited to announce a new series! The first book in the Claiming Her series is called The Rules. It releases on January 6, 2015, and it is available for pre-order now! This series will follow the lives of three dominant bachelors who own a nice slice of the technology industry and the submiss...

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Published on December 17, 2014 18:20 • 8 views
Victoria Scott Victoria Scott's blog:

This holiday season, ‘This is Teen’ (the teen division of Scholastic) asked me to record a video reading the first chapter of Salt & Stone. I was super duper excited about the idea, and hope you’ll enjoy this sneak peak into the sequel as much I enjoyed writing it. Happy holidays from my litt...

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Published on December 17, 2014 13:38 • 8 views
Jennifer Niven Jennifer Niven's blog:


I’m in a serious swoon over the All the Bright Places ARC review package created by Random House.


(Oh my God, the post-its! And the Sharpie! And the map of Indiana! And the blurbs!)

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Published on December 17, 2014 15:13 • 5 views
Susan Ee Susan Ee's blog:

Dedicated to readers like Penryn who have it tough at home, who had to grow up fast due to life circumstances, and who have no idea how much potential they really have. You are being fire-forged, just like Penryn. And like her, you can turn your greatest trials into your greatest strengths.

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Published on December 17, 2014 09:59 • 46 views
Shana Galen Shana Galen's blog:
This time of year most of us are getting ready for the holidays. We’re shopping and wrapping and baking and decorating and its easy to get lost in the bustle of the busy season. One thing I never skimp on though is decorating my tree. Not because I feel it has to be perfect, it’s […]
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Published on December 16, 2014 21:01 • 7 views
K.A. Tucker K.A. Tucker's blog:


It's been a while since I haven't been on a tight deadline. I still am, but I thought I'd pop up for a second to offer my loyal readers a special treat. Actually, THREE special treats.3 giveaways, all a little bit different.I hope you like them. I wish you all a very safe and happy holiday seaso... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 08:49 • 13 views
Erin Bowman Erin Bowman's blog:

Thisblog has been woefully silent these past few months, but I did have a baby, so I hope you can forgive me.


I can’t believe 2014 is nearly over. I have lotsto look forward to in 2015. Baby Bowman is already growing like a weed and I’m sure there will be tons of ‘firsts’ happening in the days to...

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Published on December 17, 2014 07:00 • 8 views
Adam Christopher Adam Christopher's blog:

The year is almost over. I still have tonnes to do! And… I haven’t blogged much, because BUSY.


But there’s some cool stuff happening, and I’ll have plenty to talk about soon — when I’m allowed to talk about it! — so in the meantime here’s a collection of link to some neat things me and my friends...

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Published on December 17, 2014 01:26 • 7 views
Rebecca Zanetti Rebecca Zanetti's blog:
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Janie will answer your questions if you leave them below in the comments!!


Oh my goodness, it’s so good to be back here with everyone. If you last recall, the King sent a bodyguard my way, and well…we’ve been traveling the world and writing about it. I have to say, I...

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Published on December 17, 2014 11:29 • 7 views
Peter L. Berger Peter L. Berger's blog:

It’s the unavoidable business of media these days to comment as quickly as possible on the story or controversy of the day, or even of the moment. TAI Online has done that with respect to the Senate Torture Report, most notably in Walter Russell Mead’s thoughtful post of December 10, but in some...

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Published on December 17, 2014 21:05 • 5 views
Rachel Brimble Rachel Brimble's blog:

I am thrilled to welcome Pia Fenton/Christina Courtenay to my blog today! Hi, Pia :D As Pia is a fellow member of the Romantic Novelists Association and a regular visitor to the Bath/Wiltshire Chapter meetings, I am lucky enough to call Pia my friend as well as fellow author. Let's start the int... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 01:00 • 7 views
Leigh Bardugo Leigh Bardugo's blog:





The Darkling had told her her he was destined to rule. He had claimed his throne, and a part of her too. He was welcome to it. For the living and the dead, she would make herself a reckoning.


She would rise.


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Published on December 17, 2014 16:30 • 12 views
Jennifer Crusie Jennifer Crusie's blog:

So I was going to wait until the new year to start a new recurring feature–Your Moment of Dog–but then today I was cleaning out the basement for the insulation guys who are coming Friday and heard Milton make this racket. Squirrel, I figure. He has a thing for squirrels. Still, the neighbors woul...

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Published on December 17, 2014 11:55 • 6 views
Tyler Cowen Tyler Cowen's blog:

Felix Salmon writes:


Facebook’s algorithm is already working overtime on trying to slim down a virtually infinite range of possible News Feed posts to a much smaller number. A significant chunk of the NewsFeed is already ads, so in order to make it into the News Feed if you’re not an ad, you need...

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Published on December 17, 2014 11:45 • 11 views
Philip Yancey Philip Yancey's blog:

Some thirty years ago, when I lived in downtown Chicago, I wrote this reflection on my aquarium. It became a kind of parable with special significance in the Christmas season. A shorter version made its way into one of my books; here is the original.


When I look out my downtown window I see a twe...

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Published on December 17, 2014 11:16 • 9 views
Garrison Kelly Garrison Kelly's blog:
NAME: Kat Sexton
AGE: 27
OCCUPATION: Agent of the Flame
CANON: Fireball Nightmare

It happened yet again, folks: the alumni from Final Fantasy Hardcore couldn’t hold down a job after all. Deus Shadowheart, Dr. Scott Cain, Gail Reinhold, Rudiger Seran, all of those guys and more are out of work yet aga... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 22:43 • 7 views
Lisabet Sarai Lisabet Sarai's blog:
By Desiree Holt (Guest Blogger)




With Christmas practically right
around the corner, I wanted to share a taste of my newest Christmas
story. Bang the Drummer is part of the collection The 12 Brides
of Christmas
from The Wild Rose Press – a spicy version of
twelve drummers drumming!











Blurb




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Kennedy has... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2014 00:00 • 7 views
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