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message 1: by Rick (new)

Rick F. | 12868 comments Mod
As we increase in number- I notice that many of our members have their own Blogs- and Q&A with Authors ect on them- so I felt it would be nice to provide a place for our member Bloggers to highlight their Blogs and feel free to include links and discriptions!
Rick


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Jodi Stone (jodistone) | 7 comments I have a blog that is fairly new but also have a group on here that is called "children's book authors and illustrators" that I invite anyone that writes and illustrates children's books to join. We also have members that might not be authors but love children's books and those are welcome to join ad well! I am a published author and illustrator with five books on the market and welcome questions about the publishing world as well:). Visit my goodreads group at http://www.goodreads.com/jodistone


message 3: by Marc (new)

Marc (AuthorGuy) | 98 comments I blog pretty often at http://authorguy.wordpress.com about a lot of different things, but mostly writing and the experience of writing. I learned by doing.


message 4: by Patricia (last edited May 29, 2011 05:40PM) (new)

Patricia Puddle (Trishapuddle) | 82 comments Thanks, Rick, that's awesome. I blog about my children's books, the animals that inspire my stories, and interviews with other authors.
http://trish-mollygumnut.blogspot.com/

I also have a Q & A Group for authors of children books on Goodreads. It's new so here is the link: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/4...


message 5: by Patricia (last edited May 29, 2011 05:59PM) (new)

Patricia Puddle (Trishapuddle) | 82 comments Jodi wrote: "I have a blog that is fairly new but also have a group on here that is called "children's book authors and illustrators" that I invite anyone that writes and illustrates children's books to join. W..."

Jodi, I've just joined your awesome group. I also have a Q & A group for authors of children's books on Goodreads. I hope you come along too. It's new and only been up a few days.


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message 7: by Tabitha (new)

Tabitha Olson (tabithaolson) | 12 comments My blog has been going pretty strong for the past three years, with book reviews, author interviews, notes on the craft of writing from agents and editors, agent hunting, and more. Stop by if you like!

http://tabwriter.blogspot.com


message 8: by Robin (new)

Robin (goodreadscomtriviagoddessl) I don;t have a blog yet, seems that is too intrusive. I just keep a journal of my own to peruse when I like. Call me old-fashioned.


message 9: by David (new)

David Housholder | 4 comments My blog has over 104k recent views.

Mostly politics:

http://RobinwoodChurch.Wordpress.Com

My new novel:

The Blackberry Bush by David Housholder


message 10: by Robert (last edited May 29, 2011 10:09PM) (new)

Robert Morrow (robertmorrow) I have 2 blogs. The primary blog is RingingTrueNet on Wordpress at http://www.ringingtrue.net. I have a separate Ringing True blog on Tumblr which contains more experimental material: http://ringingtrue.tumblr.com . I use both blogs to talk about the book, share excerpts, write poetry and make sundry comments about the issues raised in Ringing True (which covers just about everything).


message 11: by Richard (new)

Richard (nemzep95) | 20 comments I have a book review blog on tumblr: nemzep95.tumblr.com


message 12: by Rick (new)

Rick F. | 12868 comments Mod
TO ALL OUR BLOGGERS

wanted to run this by you....By The Way- if you do and I mention the books on James Mason- as stated in my "To My Fellow Members" Post- I will fully disclose I have an affiliation with the book(s)- as that is the ONLY ethical thing to do.

AS STATED IN MY INTITAL BOOKTROPE THREAD- MY SUPPORT AND LOYALTY WILL ALWAYS BE TO OUR MANY JAMES MASON WRITERS- I WANT THIS UNDERSTOOD- MY HEART IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE WITH MY FRIENDS WHO ARE WRITERS AND MEMBERS OF JAMES MASON AND I WILL ALWAYS DO ALL I CAN TO ASSIST- REGARDLESS OF AFFILIATION OR NOT- LOYALTY IS PARAMOUNT TO ME!!



Please make sure to list your site on my James Mason Group- with about 4,175 members- I know many will enjoy your terrific content! Happy to send you copies of Dove Creek, Friends or Lovers and or Skull Dance

I feel an review/Q@A/ect featuring Rory(Friends or Lovers) and/or Michael LaRocca Skull Dance will garner much interest--
Best
Rick

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/2535...

Dove Creek by Paula Coomer

"Dove Creek is a beautifully wrought novel which tells a tender story of a woman who loved and learned the lessons of the heart from the men and women she nursed on the Nez Perce and Coeur d'Alene reservations of northern Idaho." -Mary Clearman Blew, author of All But the Waltz and Balsamroot.

"Dove Creek is a beautifully wrought novel which tells a tender story of a woman who loved and learned the lessons of the heart from the men and women she nursed on the Nez Perce and Coeur d'Alene reservations of northern Idaho." -Mary Clearman Blew, author of All But the Waltz and Balsamroot.
"We don't have enough female quest stories, but this is one of them--lyrical in its language, vivid in its detail, important in its observations of the chaos and confusion that come when a young woman lets go of her identity and strikes out on her own perilous journey of self-discovery." -Kim Barnes, Author of A Country Called Home.

"Paula Marie Coomer writes like a house afire, and her richly variegated novel deserves a prominent place in the literature of the modern American west." -Ed McClanahan, author of Famous People I have Known,and O the Clear Moment.






Rory is an educator, writer and composer.

Born in Sussex, England in 1962, Rory graduated from London University in 1986 with a music degree. His postgraduate studies culminated in a PhD from Sheffield Hallam University where he completed research on intimate relationships and democratic governance. He lives in Yorkshire with his wife, Caroline, and his two children, Natasha and Bethany.

Rory developed his early career throughout the 1990s in London, firstly as Data Centre Manager at Procter & Gamble HABC, then as a software developer and worker-director of Computercraft Ltd. He moved to Yorkshire in 1998, and in 2001 became MD of First Contact Software Ltd where he won a DTI Smart Award for contributions to innovation in database design. In 2002, he won a Hallam PhD Studentship that enabled him to establish a new career as a university lecturer/researcher focusing on governance in cooperatives and social enterprises. He is now a Senior Lecturer in Organisation Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Sheffield Hallam University.

Professional Interests

Since 2009, he has been recognised by Marquis's Who's Who in the World in 2009 for his contributions to music and knowledge. He became an UnLtd/HEFCE Ambassador for Social Enterpreneurship in Higher Education in 2010, and also member of the editorial board of the Social Enterprise Journal. His active research interests cover Governance, Gender Relations, Cooperatives and Social Enterprise. In 2010, he established the MSc Co-operative and Social Enterprise Management at Sheffield Business School.

His writing on gender issues is reflected in the book Emotion, Seduction and Intimacy. In November 2010, the third edition will be published by Libertary Editions (based in Seattle, USA). Libertary will also publish Rory's first novel, Friends or Lovers, written to explore aspects of his PhD study that were difficult to discuss openly in a university setting Rory Ridley-Duff


Skull Dance by Gerd Balke(deceased- completed by Michael LaRocca)
Skull Dance 4.00 ·
An atmospheric tale of intrigue, heroism and romance, spanning cultures and continents, against a backdrop of twisted politics and international nuclear espionage....
"Skull Dance is not only a fast-paced suspense thriller but a haunting book rooted in realism....If you plan on reading just one book this year,
this should be it."
- greatreporter.com
"A timely ta...moreAn atmospheric tale of intrigue, heroism and romance, spanning cultures and continents, against a backdrop of twisted politics and international nuclear espionage....
"Skull Dance is not only a fast-paced suspense thriller but a haunting book rooted in realism....If you plan on reading just one book this year,
this should be it."
- greatreporter.com
"A timely tale of intrigue, terrorism and greed...packed with 'edge of your seat' action and soul searching realism....I highly recommend this book to anyone with a taste for adventure and intrigue."
- The Popper Gazette
"Gerd Balke brings the customs and culture of India to life, and international intrigue and espionage to magnifi cent proportions. Skull Dance is a diamond of a thriller...."
- Patricia Spork, Writer's Graphic Image(less Skull Dance by Michael LaRocca Dove Creek by Paula Coomer Friends or Lovers by Rory Ridley-Duff


message 13: by Michael (new)

Michael LaRocca (MichaelEdits) Yep, I've got a blog. http://www.editormichael.com for the live link, or you can just remember EditorMichael.com.

It's a few months old, but really it's just a continuation of my newsletter, which was around for over 10 years before I "got modern" and started blogging instead. Newsletters follow schedules, but I just blog whenever I have something to say. No pressure that way.

Two days ago, I did something that caused over 1000 people to visit my blog on a single day. If you can figure out what it was, please tell me, because I'd sure like to do it again.


message 14: by Marc (new)

Marc (AuthorGuy) | 98 comments Michael wrote: "Two days ago, I did something that caused over 1000 people to visit my blog on a single day. If you can figure out what it was, please tell me, because I'd sure like to do it again."

You probably got mentioned by one of those blog link sites. They collect blogs and post links to the interesting ones. They're followed by lots of people just waiting for interesting links to pop up.


message 15: by Rick (new)

Rick F. | 12868 comments Mod
Michael wrote: "Yep, I've got a blog. http://www.editormichael.com for the live link, or you can just remember EditorMichael.com.

It's a few months old, but really it's just a continuation of my newsletter, whi..."


hahaha- in honesty- I still do not know what Blog means.. combo of two words? log being one?


message 16: by Michael (new)

Michael LaRocca (MichaelEdits) Blog is short for Web Log, so you win .... well, nothing. But you were correct, so there's that. :-)


message 17: by Rick (new)

Rick F. | 12868 comments Mod
Michael wrote: "Blog is short for Web Log, so you win .... well, nothing. But you were correct, so there's that. :-)"

thanks Michael!


message 18: by Katina (new)

Katina Ferguson (katinaferguson) | 11 comments I have two blogs

This one documents my journey as a writer:
http://www.katinaferguson.com/journey/


This one is a family-themed blog that focuses on the different ways to be efficient (i.e. potty train in three days, or getting picky eaters to eat)...A lot of the post come from my personal experiences in implementing the principles talked about.
http://www.fergyville.com/


message 19: by Robin (new)

Robin (goodreadscomtriviagoddessl) Wow it took me longer to potty train, in three days, amazing. What do you give a picky eater. Mine is a vegan.


message 20: by Holly (new)

Holly (fullmoonbites) | 23 comments My blog is a mixture of my reviews, author interviews, guest post and I also have a weekly line up that included new books coming out, featured series and more.

Moreover I do a feature called, Author of the Week. Which is an about me and interview with the author. A list of his/her books, awards/recognitions, coming soon, ect. Also a giveaway!

FullMoonBites


message 21: by Katina (new)

Katina Ferguson (katinaferguson) | 11 comments @ Robin When it comes to potty training, it really takes longer than three days for them to master the whole thing (I had to train my boy and my 2 girls)...but by three days they're not pissing everywhere and know to head to the bathroom and can wear underwear. The rest of the time is just practice, practice, practice (washing hands, getting better a pulling down bottoms etc)... From start (know nothing) to finish (I'm a pro) is actually a month :)


My picky eaters were my girls, the last one (now 2.5) is finally getting out of that phase... Here is the link to that post I wrote. The secret though is to add calories to the food they are willing to eat... http://www.fergyville.com/2010/10/hel...


message 22: by Katina (new)

Katina Ferguson (katinaferguson) | 11 comments The "loaded oatmeal" I wrote about is still my life saver :)


message 24: by Robin (new)

Robin (goodreadscomtriviagoddessl) Thanks Katina. I am glad I am out of that phase that you are in. But I am sure I will have some stuff to deal with later.


message 25: by Brick (new)

Brick Marlin | 75 comments Stop by my blog if you get a chance, folks:

http://brickmarlin.wordpress.com/


message 26: by Rick (new)

Rick F. | 12868 comments Mod
Brick wrote: "Stop by my blog if you get a chance, folks:

http://brickmarlin.wordpress.com/"


nice blog Brick!!


message 27: by Robin (new)

Robin (goodreadscomtriviagoddessl) I wish I had a blog so that I could post things. Don't know the first thing about that. Any recommendations for newbies like me?


message 28: by Richard (new)

Richard (nemzep95) | 20 comments Carroll wrote: "Richard wrote: "I have a book review blog on tumblr: nemzep95.tumblr.com"

Impressive, Richard."


Thanks :D. I haven't been reviewing as much as I'd like, but I'm hoping to read more and put up more reviews. I should have two up within a few days.


message 29: by Rick (new)

Rick F. | 12868 comments Mod
Richard wrote: "Carroll wrote: "Richard wrote: "I have a book review blog on tumblr: nemzep95.tumblr.com"

Impressive, Richard."

Thanks :D. I haven't been reviewing as much as I'd like, but I'm hoping to read mor..."


sounds great Richard- keep us posted!


message 30: by Brick (new)

Brick Marlin | 75 comments Rick wrote: "Brick wrote: "Stop by my blog if you get a chance, folks:

http://brickmarlin.wordpress.com/"

nice blog Brick!!"


Thanks! It isn't much, but it gets the job done I suppose. :)


message 31: by Elizabeth (last edited May 31, 2011 07:53PM) (new)

Elizabeth Lang | 4 comments I have a new blog up: Sci-Fi Worlds

http://elizabethlang.blogspot.com/

If you have a moment, drop by and vote in the poll for your favorite sub-genres of Sci-Fi!


message 32: by Kae (new)

Kae Cheatham (uppitywoman) I have two blogs. At Mental Geysers I post book reviews and personal/writing tidbits. This blog feeds to my GoodReads blog.

At Get It Together Productions I post writing/book industry information and writing tips.

I hope to see new followers from this conversation.

Cheers!


message 33: by Kae (new)

Kae Cheatham (uppitywoman) Elizabeth wrote: "I have a new blog up: Sci-Fi Worlds

http://elizabethlang.blogspot.com/

If you have a moment, drop by and vote in the poll for your favorite sub-genres of Sci-Fi!"


I voted. Thanks for the opportunity.


message 34: by Marc (new)

Marc (AuthorGuy) | 98 comments Holly wrote: "My blog is a mixture of my reviews, author interviews, guest post and I also have a weekly line up that included new books coming out, featured series and more.

Moreover I do a feature called, Au..."


Why do you call it FullMoonBites? Anything a werewolf-based SFR can sink its teeth into?


message 35: by Marc (new)

Marc (AuthorGuy) | 98 comments Robin wrote: "I wish I had a blog so that I could post things. Don't know the first thing about that. Any recommendations for newbies like me?"

Go to Wordpress.com


message 36: by Roger (new)

Roger Lawrence | 45 comments I have a blog full of strange ramblings and when I've got the courage, my paintings. It's primarily about writing but also my pet gripes.
http://threehoodies.blogspot.com/


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

Marc wrote: "Robin wrote: "I wish I had a blog so that I could post things. Don't know the first thing about that. Any recommendations for newbies like me?"

Go to Wordpress.com"


Good advice. Wordpress for sure.


message 38: by Roger (last edited Jun 04, 2011 04:39AM) (new)

Roger Lawrence | 45 comments Get a blog at Google. It's free and you get a wide variety of formats to choose from. nb. Don't start faffing about with the HTML unless you know what you're doing. I had a good looking blog right up to the moment I thought I was clever.


message 39: by Judy (new)

Judy (Judy5cents) | 18 comments I have a blog on books and writing here on Goodreads. http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 40: by Holly (last edited Jun 06, 2011 11:17PM) (new)

Holly (fullmoonbites) | 23 comments Marc wrote: "Holly wrote: "My blog is a mixture of my reviews, author interviews, guest post and I also have a weekly line up that included new books coming out, featured series and more.

Moreover I do a f..."


When I started the blog the name FullMoonBites had been in my head for a while and though for an entirely different reason than for a blog name. It just seemed right at the time to use it.

I think it could be something you might enjoy. At least, I hope so. As I love a verity of genre's, I wanted my blog to be something everyone could enjoy, no matter what genre(s) they loved.

My reviews are very varied in genre as are the authors/books I feature.

The same is to say about the giveaways as well; I have a few going on right now if you would like to check them out.


message 41: by Scott (new)

Scott (Bookblogger) Hello everyone,

My blog is a book review blog focusing mainly on indie authors with reviews, interviews, guest blogs, and giveaways. Right now I have an active coupon good for Dean Murray's Frozen Prospects and details on a contest he is running with some nice prizes. The address is http://www.indiebookblogger.blogspot.... check the top left for the link to the free coupon.

Thanks to anyone who stops by!


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message 43: by Richard (new)

Richard (nemzep95) | 20 comments I just posted reviews on Over the Moon by Diane Daniels and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer on my book blog, nemzep95.tumblr.com, if y'all are interested in looking ;).


message 45: by C. (new)

C. C. (cjoybellc) | 26 comments Hi RIck! Thank you for this thread! :)

My blog is here: www.cjoybellc.com ;) I've had it for a long time now :)


message 46: by Holly (new)

Holly (fullmoonbites) | 23 comments Mike wrote: "Skull Dance by Gerd BalkeI have a blog where I'm having a giveaway of one of the books that Rick introduced me to, "Skull Dance," which was an enjoyable and philosophical mystery.
Please st..."


Could not find your blog, dead link.


message 47: by Holly (new)

Holly (fullmoonbites) | 23 comments Mike wrote: "For Holly,
My blog, http://mikedraperinguilford.blogspot.com
sorry it didn't go through the first time.
Mike

This is in reference to the giveaway I'm having for "Skull Dance," please stop ove..."


Got it this time. :) Following you and going to enter giveaway.


message 48: by Michael (new)

Michael (MichaelADraper) | 34 comments My blog is mostly mysteries, award winners, thrillers and an assortment of literary works.

http://mikedraperinguilford.blgospot.com

Currently having a giveaway for "Skull Dance" please stop over and say hi.
Mike


message 49: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Remy (SarahRemy) | 5 comments I started one here on Goodreads and have moved it over to Wordpress:

SarahRemy

It's a brand new, shiny, lonely blog in want of visitors.


message 50: by Jason (new)

Jason Miller (JasonJackMiller) I'm blogging over at http://jasonjackmiller.blogspot.com

I write about music and books and culture and post a few concert downloads every week, shows or artists who appear in my books.


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