On March 10, I had the honor of speaking at the AAUW Literary Luncheon in Laguna Beach. I’m always a big ball of anxiety leading up to these events, even though I end up having a great time. I never learn.
With Elizabeth Letts, Annabelle Gurwitch, and Kathryn Slattery (one of the event organizers)... Read more of this blog post »
‘ – Dad thought that books were for pussies. Which is also why I haven’t kept any of my old books: the miserable fucker burnt them all.’
Maria laid a calming hand on... Read more of this blog post »
I know Priyanka Naik ever since I read her wonderful debut, Twists of Fate, years ago when I was just starting my writing journey. She is a wonderful writer and deservedly won the Literary Diva award years ago. Recently, she even won the Tata Lit Live award for her poetry. So when I saw a post on...Read more of this blog post »
Here's the cover for THE DEATHLESS, book 1 of my new trilogy. Once again, art is by the fabulous Jaime Jones. The Hardback is coming out in the UK on the 14th June and is available to pre-order now!
Cover by the wonderful Jaime JonesAnd here's th... Read more of this blog post »
The other day I showed some data from the World Happiness Index, and guessed that, as in 2016, the 2018 data would show a significant negative correlation between the religiosity of a country and its happiness index: that the more religious the country, on average the less happy its inhabitants.
N...Read more of this blog post »
Women of the Greek War of Independence. Manto Mavrogenous and Moscho Tzavela Women played a huge role in the decades leading up to and during, The Greek War of Independence in 1821, and their heroism is highly regarded in Greece. At the time, there was a huge gulf between the women of the afflu...Read more of this blog post »
On April 6, Rituals of the Dead – my travel thriller set in Papua and the Netherlands – will be available as eBook and paperback worldwide! (You can preorder it now and save a buck.)
To celebrate, I am giving away a fabulous travel-related prize package on April 5!
ONE lucky traveler... Read more of this blog post »
Sarah Waters on BBC World Book Club in London.
On Tuesday 17 April at 1pm, Sarah Waters will be talking about her acclaimed historical novel, Tipping the Velvet – a saucy, sensuous historical romance set amongst the music halls of Victorian England.
Do you have questions for Sarah? Send them to...Read more of this blog post »
The third character bio released as part of the read along for SOCIETY OF WISHES on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/146307582732845/?active_tab=discussion)
Learn more about the book here: http://elisekova.com/society-of-wishes-wish-quartet-1/
Birthday: January 11, 1998
Wish...Read more of this blog post »
Good Day, lovelies! Since I mentioned the aforementioned title in my previous post, I thought I would proceed with my thoughts on why I chose self publication over traditional. For the newbs out there who are interested in the joys of writing; apples or oranges, it really is all fruit. what I mea...Read more of this blog post »
Over the course of its existence, Twitter has consistently given credence to the “you should never meet your heroes” concept. The ability to see what celebrities are up to in their daily lives, can be fascinating, but also frustrating when one sees glimpses of the person’s true character. Sadly,...Read more of this blog post »
All my review... Read more of this blog post »
Have you always wanted to see your name in a novel? Be the winning bidder and you’ll be a character in Michael’s next Harry Bosch & Renée Ballard novel, DARK SACRED NIGHT, coming out on October 30, 2018. Plus, Michael will send you a signed and personally inscribed hardcover copy of the book...Read more of this blog post »
I don't engage with people like that. He's not really asking people to change his... Read more of this blog post »
Title: SEVER Author: Mary Elizabeth Series: Closer Duet Genre: Contemporary Romance Release:...Read more of this blog post »
Come and Find Me, my fifth book, is set free after weeks and months in torturous captivity. If you see a copy in the wild do snap it (not literally, that would be book abuse) and share it. You can of course buy it online and as an ebook.If you can make it to Toppings in Bath for 8pm tonight there... Read more of this blog post »
Print Length: 38 pagesPublisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published) Publication Date: March 11, 2018Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLCLanguage: EnglishAvailable on Kindle Unlimited Genre: Mythology, Short Story, Kidlit
Lord Brahma is highly disturbed when the four vedas are stolen from him the mom... Read more of this blog post »
Over at Clarkesworld, our submission guidelines provide a list of stories that are very difficult for an author to sell us. The list has evolved over the years, but we haven’t had to add many in recent years. That said, we still receive a lot of submissions from authors that have either not read...Read more of this blog post »
It’s a wonderful year of good news for Daisy and Hazel! A Spoonful of Murder is out now … and the Detective Society’s next adventure is coming on the 4th of October!
I can’t tell you what it’s going to be called yet, but what I CAN do is share its cover colour with you.… Read moreRead more of this blog post »
A heads up that members of my Readers Club will be getting an exclusive sneak preview of Presumed Dead tomorrow.
You can read the original prologue (deleted from the final book), which introduces one of the main characters and sets up the story.
All you need to do is go here to sign up.
Presumed De... Read more of this blog post »
Instagram: che mondo allucinante. Forse ancor più di Facebook, il che è tutto dire. Mi sono chiesta spesso quale sia il meccanismo che scatta dentro di noi quando seguiamo gli/le influencers sui social. Forse vorremmo segretamente essere come loro? Andare in vacanza alle Maldive e avere un fidanz...Read more of this blog post »
Sapete cosa mi piace davvero? Il modo in cui accogliete la mia passione per alcuni libri, lasciando che vi contagi. Ho immensamente apprezzato Nowhere Girls per i motivi che vi ho elencato nella mia recensione e sono molto felice di notare l'entusiasmo con cui avete preso parte allo speciale dedi... Read more of this blog post »
The Magic Box
JANE: Over the last several weeks, Alan, we’ve been discussing your encounters with various magazines. Even though you met these through the “magic box,” you rapidly found those you preferred.
These days, as people feel they have less and less time to read, seems like...Read more of this blog post »
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tara Ingham, I am 23 and as I write this I have a charcoal strip glued to my nose in a desperate attempt to keep the black heads at bay. I have been writing novels since I was 14 and havin... Read more of this blog post »
Yes, my sweethearts--I pose as Lovecraft Scholar yet again, with an essay just publish'd in The Curse of Yig and Selected Ghastly Ghostwritings, just publish'd by PS Publishing www.pspublishing.co.uk in jolly ole England. This is a delightsome series edited & illustrated by Pete Von Sholly.... Read more of this blog post »
Back again. Maybe this will become a habit, who knows? In this short space of print, I want to talk a little about the end of a few things. Please bear with me on this if you’ve heard some of it before or already have the news. But I think all of it needs commenting on.
You never write, you neve...Read more of this blog post »
And a paperback copy will be out as soon as Amazon stops giving me the run around!
The struggle is real.
Nick Stahlnecker is eighteen and not ready to grow up yet. He has a summer job, a case of... Read more of this blog post »
Naturally, I had to include some of the tracks from the first three books within the playlist for With This Man. Some of your old favourites, and hopefully now some new favourites, too.
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Almost a week in already and I’m still going strong. I’m over on Unabridged Andra
In case you missed any of the previous stops, here are the links, and you should stop by because there’s a Rafflecopter for an Amazon gift card at the end of the tour ( April 13. You gotta be in it t...Read more of this blog post »
Dopo che l’altro giorno, al mattino, mi hanno avvisato dalla Svizzera che non riuscivano a chiamarmi al telefono e ho guardato il telefono e c’era scritto che la mia sim non era valida, adesso, al mattino, quando mi sveglio, guardo sempre se la mia sim è valida o non è valida; ci sono, tutte le m...Read more of this blog post »
‘You turn your back for two seconds…’ is a phrase we’ve all heard countless times when hearing about the wild/cheeky/explorative adventures of children.
Thanks for the artwork Buddy Bob Fletcher.
I’ve always had a thing for Asian men. They have such beautiful hair and skin, and such lovely dark eyes. They tend to be sweet-natured and great in the bedroom. What more could I ask for?
The guy in the upper photo is, I believe, a porn actor. I don’t know his name but I’v...Read more of this blog post »
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