This is pretty much my view every Wednesday night, as @VenusAndVulcan spies on my book selling madness across from me… And I wouldn’t have it any other way. A self-described #WitchyWoman, she’s the best market neighbor I could ask for & if you’re not following her, you ought to!Read more of this blog post »
Death in the Spotlight has been out for a month in the UK and Ireland – and so has Daisy Wells! If you’ve read it, you’ll know that in this book, Daisy finally gets her first crush … on another girl.
I’m not going to tell you who, just in case you haven’t picked up Death in the Spotlight yet – but...Read more of this blog post »
Bargain with Life for a blissful marriage
I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;
For Life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menia... Read more of this blog post »
I put together a workshop recently, and in doing so, I pulled (and culled) some of my craft books. Today, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites for crafty inspiration! All are great for different reasons, but if you’re new to writing, I suggest reading Goal, Motivation, Conflict (tho...Read more of this blog post »
Fred Klonsky has the charter scandal of the day in Chicago. The founder and CEO of the Noble (no excuses) Charter Chain is stepping down after being accused of inappropriate conduct towards former students.
Public radio reporters Sarah Karp and Adriana Cardona-Maguigad of WBEZ broke the news of...Read more of this blog post »
Got quite drunk the night of the 13th, passed out at some point, and had a pretty bad hangover on the 14th. Managed, meh, a couple hundred words but barely anything. Probably gonna change some things. Today, windy as all buggery, calling for up to 130km/h gusts. Something like 80km/h it wou... Read more of this blog post »
Look, I’m no teacher. I’m a librarian with a lint roller brain. What I mean to say is that I have a tendency to make connections between the books I read. And since I read primarily children’s literature, these connections have practical applications. So today we’re going to try something a littl...Read more of this blog post »
Wow… what an amazing night we had together celebrating the release of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way! Thank you for all of the love, support, and prayers as we launched this book out into the world.
If you missed the live event, here is the replay you can watch now!
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If the video player isn’t visi...
Ferocious got set aside for a couple days to focus on a short story for the anthology And Hell Followed. This story was a rarity for me in that I went over the minimum length (3000 words) and even the preferred length (4000 words), finishing at a little over 4500 words. The editor bought me a bar...Read more of this blog post »
Park University hosted the 2018 MiddleMoot in Kansas City, the first in the metro area and the second after a moot in Waterloo, Iowa, in 2017. I was fortunate enough to be allowed, and even encouraged, to make the event zero waste. What does that mean, you ask? And why does that make me fortunate...Read more of this blog post »
*Earlier this month I was pleased as punch to have a poem from ORDINARY PLANET in Rust & Moth. OP is my weird little steampunk, victorian spiritual-ish set of poems (and evidence that apparently I can still turn out lined verse when I want to..)
*I recently made one of the cards "The Sun" f... Read more of this blog post »
On this day in history, 14th November 1541, an inventory was taken “of the goods and chattels, lands and fees of Thos. Culpeper, the younger”, a member of the king’s privy chamber who had been having secret meetings with the queen and who Francis Dereham claimed had replaced him in the queen’s af...Read more of this blog post »
I think one of the big mistakes many people make – especially around radical life changes to be more sustainable, is that if it’s easy for them, it’s easy. How well resourced a person is to begin with makes a lot of odds. Resources like time, money, energy, skills, education, and health all make...Read more of this blog post »
Do you feel like your husband doesn’t care about your emotional needs?
This month, on Wednesdays, we’re talking about intimacy on three levels–emotional, spiritual, and physical, and how we can feel closer. Last Wednesday I introduced our theme for the month, talking about how God designed us for...Read more of this blog post »
Back in January, we learned about a class of vulnerabilities against microprocessors that leverages various performance and efficiency shortcuts for attack. I wrote that the first two attacks would be just the start:
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It shouldn't be surprising that microprocessor designers have been building inse...
This blog post does contain spoilers for episode seven/season ten of Modern Family— you’ve been warned!
[image error]On a recent episode of the wildly popular ABC series Modern Family (which I personally thoroughly enjoy) it was disclosed that Haley Dunphy is pregnant. However, the way her pregna...Read more of this blog post »
It exists out of time, and physical space as you may know it, and while there are many doors, you will find this particular gateway in the heart of the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. The historic venue of El Cid is iconic in its appearance and since its opening in 1962 has been the prem...Read more of this blog post »
Restaurant: Daw Yee Myanmar Corner
Location: 2837 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026. (213) 413-0568
Date: September 26, 2018
Cuisine: Myanmar Cuisine
Rating: a touch bland and hence disappointing_
I braved the deadly rush hour traffic to the ass’s end of LA (from a Westsider’s perspective) — Si...Read more of this blog post »
Enchanted Book Promotions is hosting me for the next 2 weeks on a whirlwind tour, featuring DEARLY BELOVED.
Here are the tour stops for each day:
November 14th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
November 16th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Rantings
November 17th: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fai...Read more of this blog post »
BUILDING STRATEGY IN TIMES OF CHANGE
Wilfried Porth, Member of the Board of Management, Daimler AG
2018 CEO Summit Munich
“Looking into the future, there are a lot of challenges ahead; digitization, autonomous driving, the sharing economy. There are new competitors coming up. And those are the...Read more of this blog post »
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Recently someone asked me, “I’m intrigued by a phrase that’s repeated word for word in 2 Kings four times in 12:3, 14:4, 15:4, and 15:35 related to Uzziah and his father, grandfather, and son: ‘The high places, however, were not removed.’ What is this referring to?”
The “high places” is a shortha...Read more of this blog post »
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Releasing November 20!
Gay Romance, Erotic Romance, May/Dec, Contemporary
Word Count: 17,700
Heat Level: 3
Flirting at thirty thousand feet with a charming rock star is a terrible idea, especially since Sebastian can’t afford to lose his job as a flight attendant. Ethan Clementine may...Read more of this blog post »
The only reason why I know this tag exists is because Lily C Reads did a You Tube video of it two years ago. It looked like a shit ton of fun and Lily is a funny motherfucker in this video, so I figured I should do this tag too. The rules are simple: create a... Read more of this blog post »
Let’s start with a new release that I’m very excited about. Of Gods and Sorrow By Christine Rains The first book in the Of Blood and Sorrow series was so good, I can’t wait for my pre-order to show up on my Kindle and start reading it. If you haven’t read anything by Christine, you’re missing […]...Read more of this blog post »
It's publication day for my HOT new rock star romance Reckless!
A Vegas pole dancer with a shocking secret.
A hot-as-hell rock star with a reputation.
He saw her.
He wanted her.
He got her.
He doesn't know what she's done.
She doesn't know what he's capable of.
It doesn't matter.
'Cau... 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