My final story for today is an obscure one, that very few people know about it. One of the most interesting epic metal bands to discover in the early to mid-00s were Holy Martyr (@holymartyrband ). I’d first heard of them when they released ‘Hail To Hellas’ in 2003. If you were in the metal sc...Read more of this blog post »
Oh my goodness, can you believe I’ve subscribed to this package for a YEAR?! I know I can’t! If you’re interested in reading any of my other posts, here they are:
Wow! That’s a lot of stationary! And I’ve love...Read more of this blog post »
“Sorry ma’am,” he croaked again, apologizing to her right breast instead of her.
“It... Read more of this blog post »
Much appreciation to the Brampton Public Library for supporting local authors. My latest books, SUPER HAMMY ABC and SUPER HAMI ABC (en français) are part of 74 new books featured in the Local Authors Showcase 2019/20. Speakers included the CEO of Brampton Public Libraries, Rebecca Ra...Read more of this blog post »
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The Democratic Presidential Candidates Have Abandoned The Idea Of Economic Growth, The Essence Of America.
During a recent visit to Toledo, Ohio, to speak at a local school, I saw remarkable signs of an improving economy in this Rust Belt city. My taxi driver from the airport boasted that he could leave his position tomorrow and have his pick of other jobs. The hometown law students with whom I lunche...Read more of this blog post »
The journal I used to record Nicole’s progress through rehabilitation for her brain injury.
I love seeing movies inspired or based on true events. The first two books I wrote were inspired by true events, and when people ask about them, I feel a need to go through the explanation that inspired by...Read more of this blog post »
Shit has been rough.
Up until last week I was able to use school as a distraction from the mystery that is rampaging my body. I sent out letters to everyone over last weekend saying I’m dropping out but staying around until the end of the month to tie up all the loose ends. I have since lost most...Read more of this blog post »
This past week I got to experience my daughter's first "senior night", this one for golf. She's my youngest and the last one we need to get through high school. Which is actually funny because she's also the most organized of my three kiddos and we haven't had to do much to get her through anythi... Read more of this blog post »
É difícil imaginar que poderia ser diferente
quando tudo parece sempre igual
ou o passado soa atraente
mas se esse pensamento existe
também existe a vontade de mudar
o que fará o futuro ser diferente
é entender o que a nostalgia quer dizer
e deixá-la falar por uns minutos
talvez horas, até o dia nascer
His Name Was Zach is still FREE to download on Kindle! You have until midnight tonight. Just click here, hit “Buy Now for Free”, and boom! You have a brand new novel on your Kindle, and it only cost you a few seconds of your time!
Join the readers who already claimed their free downloads this week...Read more of this blog post »
This month my writing chapter’s program featured Robin Cutler from IngramSparks as our speaker. She introduced us to what the company could do for self-published writers. I was happy to hear her.
IngramSparks is a distribution company used by self-publishers to get their books into libraries and s...Read more of this blog post »
Y vamos por el tercero, leyéndolo en orden de lectura (si quieren saber la diferencia entre orden de lectura y orden de publicación, por favor lean la primera entrada sobre Narnia). Vuelvo solo a mencionar rápidamente el origen de mi motivación para leer a esta serie, además de que se trata de un...Read more of this blog post »
I continue to ponder the questions I asked in my post, “What’s Next?” I was asking how I wanted to live, to show up, for this next phase of my life. The questions led me to one of my favorite authors, the late John O’Donohue. He wrote the poem below entitled For a New Beginning.
FOR A NEW BE...Read more of this blog post »
Finally got around to bringing the cast from Book 3 together as originally intended in one portrait.
Meanwhile work is progressing on the first Reverie side story. It’s ended up being a bit more than a short story, but a fair way short of a full novel, so not quite sure what to call...Read more of this blog post »
Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or working mom, going back to school changes the flow of any routine you got into during the summer. Each new school year seems to be different too. There can be new drop-off guidelines, new start times, and new opportunities for your kids to be involved in befor...Read more of this blog post »
Mao Tse Tung y los Guardias Rojos. Ilustración de la Revolución Cultural China, 1966. ¿Qué habrá pensado el escritor Lao She durante todo el día de aquel 24 de agosto de 1966, frente al lago Taiping, en Beijing? En 1949, tras el triunfo de la revolución y la proclamación de la Repúbli... Read more of this blog post »
EXCERPTS FROM LETTERS TO ENGLAND (grammar and spelling choices have been left intact) Tripoli, 24th July 1984 “Another thing which is quite interesting is that some of the Tripoli Players are doing a sound recording for some educational tapes to teach Libyans English words and grammar, and they h...Read more of this blog post »
Dopo eoni di relax lontano dai social, ammetto di tornare con rammarico in questo frenetico ed esigente mondo.
Se trovare l'energia creativa sufficiente nel caos della vita quotidiqna per continuare a scrivere nuove e buone storie è già complesso di per sé, partizionare quelle briciole appare un'...
The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic. —Peter Drucker
On Today’s Episode:
I talk with Carla about leading through transitions.
Whether transitioning seasons or transitions within a team, it’s key to prepare your team and yourself... Read more of this blog post »
I thought I should update this because like, I just now realized it doesn’t have as many chapters as I thought it did. I’m probably going to be skipping ahead a bit in this chapter. That Cinderella Ball is making me want to. Gaaah. I can’t wait to get there!
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Wombwell Rainbow Interviews
I am honoured and privileged that the following writers local, national and international have agreed to be interviewed by me. I gave the writers two options: an emailed list of questions or a more fluid interview via messenger.
The usual ground is covered about motivati...
I’m having a go at writing narrative poetry for a personal project. This is one of the chapters. I’m unsure of the rules- and this is how it’s emerging. Despite it being a true story, I welcome all feedback- good and bad.
Walking into my brother’s home in Johannesburg.
From the car, through the...Read more of this blog post »
By Ovundah Nyeche.
It is no news that in our state, several ladies have been killed recently and if you put all the news together and try to analyze the deaths which are more than 8 now, several things are connected and common.
* Hotel rooms
* White handkerchiefs
* S...Read more of this blog post »
Elayne Becker, freelance editor
JILL: I'd be lying if I said my heart didn't break when I learned you were leaving Tor Teen. What led you to thi... Read more of this blog post »
[image error]Es asombroso el zumbido existente en las administraciones que cuentan con funcionarios interinos de larga duración, por cuanto se agitan nerviosos por la expectativa de los pronunciamientos del Tribunal de Justicia Europeo, avivado por los medios de comunicación, y alimentando el sue...Read more of this blog post »
It so happened that, even though I don’t consider myself to be of a certain age, we joined the National Trust with a family pass, our kids dragging down the average age of a visitor by at least thirty years.
Over the summer, we visited a number of lovely places – Thomas Hardy’s house, Agatha Chris...Read more of this blog post »
In the book Managing Authentic Relationships, the Deputy Director of the Hermitage Amsterdam Paul Mosterd writes about relationship management from a historic perspective. Mosterd covers this topic by describing what can be seen on four 1...Read more of this blog post »
Giving your power to your past is one of the biggest personal distractions you can allow. Situations that you keep re-thinking over and over again, can keep you complacent. Whatever situations that have happened in the past can push you, or hold you back. Instead of recalling the success and prod...Read more of this blog post »
Así es: ¡tengo noticias estupendas! A la vez que nuestro canal de ciencia, magia y misterio, El Grimorio, sigue creciendo con el apoyo de más de 10 mil suscriptores (¡gracias, gracias, gracias!), también impulsamos las historias que han ido marcando hitos y avances en mi carrera literaria a travé... Read more of this blog post »
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No mesmo ano em que uma sondagem do semanário Expresso revelava que 43% dos portugueses não liam um único livro há seis meses, leio que na Finlândia as pessoas são bastante mais amigas da leitura e que são vendidos por ano no país cerca de 20 milhões de livros, o que indica aproximadamente 4 li...
[image error]Re-editing the Wicked Space books has been a lot of fun. I had to rewrite a few sections of the second one, which I thought I released through my former pen name but I was mistaken. The second part of Wicked Space was never released, so this is a first.
I’m happy to continue the Sexy...Read more of this blog post »
Ochii sunt albastru deschis ca cerul Danemarcei unde el nu a fost, doar soția, dar totul oricum s-a întâmplat acum mulți ani, în 73 când ea avea 15 ani și a stat pentru o lună în Copenhaga dar nu putea să rămână pentru că abia îl cunoscuse pe el și apoi erau și supravegheați așa că ea s-a întors...Read more of this blog post »
Ask the Author: Featured Authors
That's one of the questions Barbara Kingsolver probes in her new novel, Unsheltered . Weaving between the present and the past, it follows two families in Vineland, New Jersey, living in different moments of cultural crisis....more