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Sarah Painter Sarah Painter's blog:

The Fox’s Curse: Crow Investigations Book Three is OUT NOW!

Meep! I really enjoyed writing The Fox’s Curse and am thrilled with the response to it so far. Thank you!


It got a shiny orange bestseller flag and was listed as a ‘hot new release’ but, more importantly, I’ve heard from lots of Lydia Crow fans that it’s their favourite one so far.


One of the most...

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Published on December 10, 2019 00:55
Kelsey Ketch Kelsey Ketch's blog:

{Character Profile} Cole Waverley from Dark Reflections

[image error]Name: Cole

Age: 22

Hair Color: Sun-bleached blond hair

Eye Color: Aquamarine

Closest Friends: Frank, Ben, Nikola

Girlfriend: Alana


Personality: Passionate, intelligent, judgmental


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The Ocean. Cole inherited his love of the ocean from his late father. When he moved in with his uncle,...

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Published on December 09, 2019 05:30
Tom Zijlstra Tom Zijlstra's blog:

Gorinchem (109)

Maandag 09-12-2019
Dat is toch wel opzienbarend. Na alle kritiek op klimaatmodellen laat een nieuw overzicht van klimaatwetenschapper Zeke Hausfather e.a. zien dat 14 van de 17 klimaatprojecties, die tussen 1970 en 2001 werden gemaakt, in de jaren nadat ze gepubliceerd waren uitstekend overeen ble... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 09, 2019 23:46
Carrie Palladino Farias Carrie Palladino Farias's blog:

Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Beef Stew with Root Vegetables like parsnips, turnips and beets in a red wine, tomato based sauce is a hearty, delicious cool weather meal. 

Beef Stew with Root Vegetables like parsnips, turnips and beets in a red wine, tomato based sauce is a hearty, delicious cool weather meal. My family loves beef stew this time of year. In fact, it’s one of our traditions to make a big pot while we decorate the house for Christmas. Since we have ....

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Published on December 09, 2019 09:10
Stuart Rojstaczer Stuart Rojstaczer's blog:

The Golden Stueys in books and movies

I read a fair number of books and watch a lot of movies. Here are my “award winners” for 2019. The awards used to be called The Stueys. But I’ve decided to add some glitter by renaming them The Golden Stueys. All results tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers.


The Golden Stueys for books:

Fiction

Homel...

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Published on December 09, 2019 08:58
Christy Birmingham Christy Birmingham's blog:

How Gertrude Ederle was Captain Marvel of her time

Who was Gertrude Ederle? A spotlight on the inspirational American who was the first woman to swim the English Channel. The amazing day was August 6, 1926.

How Gertrude Ederle was Captain Marvel of her time appeared first on When Women Inspire

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Published on December 09, 2019 10:35
Todd Kashdan Todd Kashdan's blog:

10 Books to Ramp Up Your Intellect

This is my annual list of book recommendations. Not what came out this year but the best of what I read...
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Published on December 09, 2019 12:29
Jane B. Night Jane B. Night's blog:

Book Review: The Cold Moon

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Synopsis: This book is #7 in a series.

Lincoln Rhyme is a paraplegic detective who investigates crimes with the assistance of his police detective girlfriend, Amelia. They are called in to help find a serial killer dubbed the watchmaker who leaves a ticking clock at every murder sce...

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Published on December 09, 2019 03:42
William   Russo William Russo's blog:

Henry Morgan’s Mystery Ships

DATELINE: O’er the Seas, Let’s Go Men! Young Privateer Henry Morgan circa 1660. A preliminary archaeological dive team visitsIle a Vacheoff the southern coast of Haiti to locate HMS Oxford, the flagsthip of privateer or pirate Henry Morgan. The Australian film is called Henry Morgan’s Mystery Shi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 09, 2019 16:57
Paul van Yperen Paul van Yperen's blog:

Die grosse Pause (1927)

The German silent drama Die grosse Pause/The Long Intermission (Carl Froehlich, 1927) was another Henny Porten film, produced by her own production company Henny Porten-Froehlich Produktion GmbH. Fred Hildenbrandt and Walter Supper wrote the screenplay based on a play by Oskar Blumenthal and Max... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 09, 2019 22:00
Joanne Faries Joanne Faries's blog:

Theater - Dear Evan Hansen

Black Friday - I spent the afternoon at the theater in Dallas - Fair Park Music Hall. The Dallas Musicals presented the touring production of the Tony Award winning Dear Evan Hansen , and it was a treat.

A lonely teenager lies and ups his celebrity quotient in school as the unknown before "best... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 09, 2019 04:00
Ryk E. Spoor Ryk E. Spoor's blog:

Castaway Resolution: Chapter 7

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We finally reach the new stuff!



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Part 2: SETTLERS


Chapter 7.


"All right, everyone," Laura Kimei said, "settle down."


Sakura knew this was mostly directed at Francisco and Hitomi; the two youngest members of their unplanned colony were running around, chasing a virtual animal projected...

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Published on December 09, 2019 03:47
Steven Liebowitz Steven Liebowitz's blog:

Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday


Advent


In the Christian tradition this is the season of Advent; of preparing hearts and minds for the birth of something new with a joyful expectancy.


In contemporary American culture, we want to skip preparation and cut to the chase.


Skipping over preparing and actually feeling worthy...

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Published on December 09, 2019 05:18
I.D. Blind I.D. Blind's blog:

Happy women’s day, beautifuls!

I love female characters.
In my books they are always colorful, fun, and oh so unique
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Published on March 08, 2019 10:50
Eduardo Santiago Eduardo Santiago's blog:

IDYLLWILD AUTHORS SERIES 2016

WITH NATASHIA DEóN, AUTHOR OF “GRACE” A NOVEL.Deon 2016

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Published on August 06, 2016 18:41
Voicu Mihnea Simandan Voicu Mihnea Simandan's blog:

How To Start A Successful Career In Boxing

Starting a boxing career also means pushing yourself into an unusual job. And long before you can sting hard like a bee or float flexibly like a butterfly, there is...

The post How To Start A Successful Career In Boxing appeared first on V.M. Simandan.

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Published on December 09, 2019 17:43
Charlotte Eriksson Charlotte Eriksson's blog:

samuelmrtn:It rained all day but the mountains seemed like home...



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It rained all day but the mountains seemed like home in the storm

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Published on December 09, 2019 23:00
Sean Shannon Sean Shannon's blog:

Bouquet: B, O …

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The Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor: “Violins Under the Bed” (wgte.org)





There was a popular tweet a few weeks ago about how school spelling bees are traumatic because so many of us can remember when, and how, we got eliminated from them even decades after they happened. I shared my own s...

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Published on December 09, 2019 14:07
Kathryn C. Lang Kathryn C. Lang's blog:

67 – Accomplish Your First and Discover Your Heartseed with Growing HOPE

Listen and watch #GrowingHOPE daily by using the links at the bottom of the page. Daily Inspiration and Encouragement Monday, December 9, 2019 Quote of the Day “You will always accomplish what you believe you can and what you determine to do.” – Kathryn Lang Moment of HOPE It Starts with the Firs...

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Published on December 09, 2019 12:16
Jessie Voigts Jessie Voigts's blog:

History Comes Alive at the Great Sand Dunes National Park

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Did you know that there are sand dunes in the southern part of Colorado near the New Mexico border? This unique national park may be a bit off the beaten track, but it is definitely worth the drive.

For decades, I had been fascinated by this geographic wonder and...

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Published on December 09, 2019 11:19
Caroline     Miller Caroline Miller's blog:

Elizabeth, I’m Not The Least Bit Sorry

Not long ago, I grew weary of seeing my news feed treated like a public kiosk. I love promoting my friends’ achievements when they publish a book or have an art show, but commercials are fair game for exploitation. One day, for example, I attached an announcement for Just Read It, my book vlog, t...

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Published on December 09, 2019 07:00
Nikki Stern Nikki Stern's blog:

Breath, Blood, and Bone

I have been absent awhile, dear friends, fighting a battle alongside my brave sister, a battle we could not win. After nine weeks of caretaking at my house, she passed away at the very end of November, the victim of a particularly acute form of pancreatic cancer. What most people don’t know is th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 09, 2019 08:52
Andrew J. Patrick Andrew J. Patrick's blog:

Patterns

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We start our new season with a slight format shift: A thematic discussion of the unseen patterns in our mind. We hit on computer passwords, threats of Civil War, and Vaporwave. We drink beer. A good time is had by all.

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Published on December 09, 2019 20:23
Michael Tierra Michael Tierra's blog:

Give Books about Herbs for the Holiday Season

I love to read – so much so, that I always have several books going at once. I still love to hold a physical book in my hands. However, I do listen to recorded books as I drive or fall asleep. The following books all center around herbs in one way or another, either as…
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Published on December 09, 2019 20:28
Martha Cinader Martha Cinader's blog:

Growing in Winter

[image error]mint, garlic, dormant strawberries, and lettuce under the cloth…

I haven’t been able to say much in these last couple of weeks, but thankfully the garden keeps growing without conversation…

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Published on December 09, 2019 08:54
Jose Luis Campos Jose Luis Campos's blog:

En memoria

Del vagabundo, que murió mientras dormía, al derrumbarse en Madrid, el viejo edificio de Princesa esquina Alberto Aguilera, donde se eleva ahora, un almacén de Zara.Fue,hace muchos años,el derrumbe,en el diario incontable,de lo perdido.
Dormía,Quizás no despertó,en esa pesadilla,del viejo almacén... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 10, 2019 02:08
Robert L. Bogue Robert L. Bogue's blog:

Book Review-The HeartMath Solution: The Institute of HeartMath’s Revolutionary Program for Engaging the Power of the Heart’s Intelligence

I had heard of HeartMath from a friend of mine, Jan, but it was during one of our long, rambling (exploratory) conversations, and it didn’t register as a specific thing. I heard a sort of new-age idea that I’d expect from her and didn’t give it much thought. I know Jan navigates the world through...

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Published on December 09, 2019 05:00
Michael Cupo Michael Cupo's blog:

Changing Your Future

Once you identify and have awareness of the defense mechanisms that have been put in place to cope with life, you can take action to remove them which will change your future…


Everything in life is learned and this is what makes up your life. Regardless if it’s beneficial for you or not, it will s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 10, 2019 01:07
T.M.  Smith T.M. Smith's blog:

Fighter Audiobook tour with Cat's review & #giveaway @nickjrussovoice @DarkNightSound @TTCBooksandmore 12 Days of Christmas giveaways!

Fighter - A Survivor story Dedication and smarts have given Blair Cummings a leg up in the Bureau. His job is all-consuming, but rewarding. It doesn’t leave much time for a love life though, not that Blair believes in love. At nearly thirty, he’s only ever been in one long- term relationship... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 09, 2019 22:00
Jeffrey D. Tharp Jeffrey D. Tharp's blog:

I hate a thief…

Everyone has that one hot button issue that makes them grind their teeth, or at least grind them more than usual. I’ve mostly accepted that people are awful and they’re going to spend most of their time treating themselves, each other, and every creature they come into contact with awfully.





Knowin...

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Published on December 09, 2019 15:00
K.C. Taylor K.C. Taylor's blog:

#Batwoman “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two” live blog #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths #Arrowverse #CrisisPartTwo #Smallville

“Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two”

CAN THE REAL CLARK KENT PLEASE STAND UP? ‘CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS’ CONTINUES WITH SPECIAL GUEST STARS TOM WELLING, ERICA DURANCE, AND KEVIN CONROY

The group uses Ray’s invention to track new recruits to help save the universe. The Monitor sends Iris, Clark an... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 09, 2019 21:01
K.C. Sprayberry K.C. Sprayberry's blog:

Canoples Investigations Exposes Space Dodger




Good morning and welcome to Tuesday Blog Share. Today, we’re talking about Canoples Investigations Exposes Space Dodgeran action packed adventure for these intrepid teens.
A Space Circus arrives on the station…


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Published on December 09, 2019 22:00
Unoma Nwankwor Unoma Nwankwor's blog:

Spreading Holiday Cheer

Happy Monday! It’s 15 days to Christmas. Have you started shopping yet? I haven’t but everything will get done before the 20th. Hopefully that is. I have a sale for you that you might want to take advantage off. FREE Shipping on all paper backs until the 24th of December. Books make great stockin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 09, 2019 09:23
Edward Hoornaert Edward Hoornaert's blog:

Music Monday – off-the-beaten-path Xmas music #MFRWauthor

African Christmas

I like to explore the lesser known alleyways of music, so today’s selection is from Africa — Sing Noel, with plenty of great drumming included at no extra charge!

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Published on December 09, 2019 11:25
K.F. Nicholson K.F. Nicholson's blog:

TUPPERWARE DAYS

Because I crashed my car…


Driving too fast, too far…


Well, I was ‘driven’ as well as driving.


Gotta get there on time, so I can leave on time so I can get back home to see my babies before bed.


Gotta do this job that I hate because I need the money …. that I spend on .. childcare… so someone else can...

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Published on February 17, 2015 00:48
Shep Hyken Shep Hyken's blog:

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of December 9, 2019

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.


10 Customer-Centric Questions to Create Irresistible Value by Jos...

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Published on December 09, 2019 03:30
Duncan Green Duncan Green's blog:

How to support research in Fragile States?

What, if anything, should academics, NGOs and funding institutions wanting to support researchers in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) do differently compared to their work in more stable contexts? Been thinking and talking to people quite a lot about that recently, and based on those c...

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Published on December 09, 2019 23:05
Marty Nemko Marty Nemko's blog:

Family Dinner: An old-fashioned idea worth revisiting

“Dinner’s on the table!”“Come on mom, just five more minutes!”
“So, what did you do in school today?”“Nothing.”
“Eat your vegetables”“I HATE vegetables.”
While troubling, such exchanges are more from an earlier era in which family dinner was virtually inviolate. Today, that glue of familial connec... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 06, 2019 12:21
Stacie Theis Stacie Theis's blog:

Mine the Valley by Vivian Adler Book Blitz


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Mountain Valley Book 1Romance SuspenseDate Published: July 16, 2019
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Widow, Lillian Reid lives with her 21 yr old son as she struggles to make a new life for herself. When tragedy strikes and she winds up back in her hometown, she discovers she is part owner of a Silver Mine. Owning a direct... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 09, 2019 08:08
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