For authors, ideas are just sort of... there. Sometimes there... Read more of this blog post »
I love this line from Luke Bryan’s recent hit song, “Most People Are Good.” There’s a lot of positivity in our world, yet the media chooses to spotlight doom and gloom.
Years ago, I had the... Read more of this blog post »
Please welcome my good friend and fabulous author, Debbie Lynne Costello!! She has a new release out that you're not going to want to miss! In fact, you're not going to want to miss any of her books either. I'm so thrilled to have her as my guest! Welcome Debbie Lynne! Please giver her a Cross... Read more of this blog post »
Alright, moment of truth. Got the file open, late last night when I couldn't sleep I came up with a title and an idea for how to formulate the story, and I also got a fresh pseudonym figured out. Well, it's a stand-in anyways. Never know, might come up with a better one. First cup of coffee... Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Rise, red as the dawn.
I've finally finished Aveyard's fourth and final Red Queen tale, which I expected to be an epic, electric bloodbath.
Maybe it wasn't a bloodbath per se, but it was still quite epic and electric, once again validating my... Read more of this blog post »
[image error]C’è una scena che racconta meglio di molte altre il segreto di Philip Roth. Si trova in un video dove viene incalzato da un intervistatore – un pelato paffuto vagamente simile a Philip Seymour Hoffman, se non ricordo male – che fa un lungo giro di parole per sottolineare come diversi...Read more of this blog post »
Los Angeles has seen gang violence plummet in the last decade.
Some of the reasons why were on display in two federal criminal conspiracy cases announced this afternoon at a press conference at the L.A. office of the U.S. Attorney.[image error]
The cases involved the Mexican Mafia prison gang contr...Read more of this blog post »
Legendary is out in only 6 days! But I know a lot of you have waited a lot longer than six days for this book, so to make this final stretch of waiting easier I’m sharing my Legendary Pinterest board.
I find a lot of inspiration from Pinterest, and for Legendary I was especially ins...Read more of this blog post »
Când i-am arătat Sofiei pozele astea, m-a întrebat: – Mami, ia stai, ăștia suntem noi?? Prietena mea mi-a zis că pozele par făcute în...
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I’m not here to explain the GDPR or add my take on it. Like many others, I’m just scrambling to comply and feeling a bit overwhelmed.
Because of the requirements pertaining to data retention and consent for the use of personal information, I’ve decided to make some changes to this bl...Read more of this blog post »
Rescue by Susan Aylworth
What will it take to stay alive? When Dulce wakes up hanging in a giant mapajo tree, she fears she may be a lone survivor, stranded in the Amazon rainforest. What comes next may be even worse.
The last thing sixteen-year-old Dulce Donovan wants to do is move away f... Read more of this blog post »
She lost her best friend. It happened yesterday.
He was a good boy. Fourteen years old. He was always beside her. When she ate supper. When she watched television. When she used the restroom. He even slept on the floor near her bed.
He was a Labrador, and then some. The biggest in his litter of tw...Read more of this blog post »
You've taught Kindergarten through Graduate School. Of these, which "class" of students did you find to be the most inspiring? And why?
I taught in the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at MIT for almost eight years. Essentially: Writing lecturers were integrated into tech classes; those cla... Read more of this blog post »
The book got to Number One in Amazon/Kindle Historical Thrillers earlier this year and... Read more of this blog post »
12 weeks looking for a job and things were getting desperate. I’m talking water-and-electricity-off desperate, with the landlord playing my door like a drum.
I called my way through entire directories of offerings, often not sure what I was interviewing for until the morning of. I’d get three or f...Read more of this blog post »
Hey, everybody -- it's finally here! The audiobook version of The Neon Boneyard is live and for sale on Audible now. (And I do mean "finally," it was finished almost a month ago. Audible's gone back to approving books verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry slowly again, something I'll have to take into account in...Read more of this blog post »
The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport (2018) 321 pages
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Not long ago, I reviewed Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazo...Read more of this blog post »
I first encountered Sigrid and her work during a time when I was deeply struggling with loss, grief, and identity. Her art acted as a balm, and helped me to continue facing sometimes painful and complicated questions. I love that Sigrid’s waxworks can evoke such conflicting emotions – they are en...Read more of this blog post »
Here’s what you need to know about me. I learned to read at four years old and have loved books ever since. I write werewolf novels for a living. And I haven’t taken an English class since twelfth grade.
Perhaps that’s why walking into a retreat center full of literary writers felt like willingly...Read more of this blog post »
By this time, you’ve probably heard about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). I don’t have any ad trackers on my site, but I do have a few subscriptions readers can use to stay connected: this JuliaQuinn.com Site News feed and my JQ Newsletter. Each does different things. Neither...Read more of this blog post »
I’m sure you’ve all heard how important reviews are for authors.
Reviews help spread the word about a great book. Reviews are also difficult to come by for even bestselling authors. Fact: before a big book launch, large publishers distribute thousands of free copies to those willing...Read more of this blog post »
My (fifth)? book has been released in the Kindle Store. Titled Lost in Hardyland, it follows the life of twelve year old Zoey Hardy, a child genius who recently lost her mother and now has to live with her predominantly absentee father, an ordinary man with two other "normal... Read more of this blog post »
Last week’s blog delved into the internal fire that ignites one’s intellectual pursuit or artistic flair—in my case, “writing”. As mentioned in my conclusion, one needs more than an innate fire to develop an idea and see it to fruition:
What’s your inspiration?
With time on my hands after retir... Read more of this blog post »
The post May 19, 2018 – Pre-Launch Celebration with Buxton Books appeared first on Susan M. Boyer.Read more of this blog post »
Children are usually oblivious to the uniqueness of their culture. You can live in the strangest of times or places and to you it’s just plain normal. My father grew up in Volyn, a place in Eastern Europe dominated by Ukrainians, and didn’t think it at all strange that Poland controlled his provi...Read more of this blog post »
I had a reader drop a line the other day asking about my favorite subject: “…How do you world build? Is there a process you have? Steps? Questions you ask yourself? I guess what I’m really trying to say is– how do you build a world without dumping all this exposition on the reader’s head?…”
Since...Read more of this blog post »
I try not to chronicle crime events that are current affairs, so to speak. Less likely to upset someone related to a forty year old murder case than one that is only four years old. I’m going to break that rule for this post, because it has been relevant to some of my other posts and research I...Read more of this blog post »
Terry BrooksFor many years the only chance a fan had of speaking to Terry was to meet him at tour events or conventions.
With the establishment of this website in 2000, Terry began accepting two questions from each fan per month. On the last day of the month, five questions are randomly drawn. Te...Read more of this blog post »
More about the dreaded GDPR. I deal with this daily in the day job and am part of a workshop group implementing it into the financial services business I work in. The consultant we use has basically said this guy has the gist of it re newsletters and blog subscribers and I thought it worth repeat...Read more of this blog post »
Featuring the single Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now
EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE
Amanda Palmer, Power, and Times Up
Hunter S. Jones
Musician and best-selling author Amanda Palmer took some time to chat with me this morning about her new song, Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now. I was stunn...Read more of this blog post »
“Best sci-fi I’ve read this year! Brilliant!”
A successful venture capitalist with billions in the bank, Mike Cohen has it all figured out. That is, until the life-changing new technology he’s developing lands him in the middle of a global conspiracy, and the only way to save himself, his loved...Read more of this blog post »
Tim had an invitation from his instrument-flying instructor, Stewart Houston, to “mount in his hydroplane” (as Fitzgerald puts it in The Great Gatsby), and asked me if I wanted to come along.
Well, of course I wanted to come along. But throughout the weeks of scheduling, I did not really take on b...Read more of this blog post »
So, I know it’s a little late, but here’s the 2nd part of the Youtube Ask Me Anything, and it contains a competition to win a signed copy of A Glimmer of Hope.
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Those of you who follow me on Facebook will know that I’m currently working on the copyedit for The French Photographer, which will be out in late March 2019. Quite a few people have asked me for me details about the book, and while I can’t tell you too much right now, here’s a little bit about w...Read more of this blog post »
This is my very first co-written book and Clare and I had a blast writing it. At first, it was a bit nerve-racking, but it turned out to be a wonderful experience.
Our personalities and writing styles seemed to mix well and I’m so very pleased with...Read more of this blog post »
[image error]I’ve had a few people asking me for news about Earth and Air, the second of the Earth Girl prequel novellas featuring Jarra. I expected this to be out in May, but it’s running a little behind schedule. I expect Earth and Air: An Earth Girl Novella will be published about two weeks fr...Read more of this blog post »
Okay so there’s not a lot of skin here but it’s still pretty damn sigh worthy if you ask me…
Hot Winter Nights
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