It's impossible to choose one case as the country's first mass shooting, generally defined as a single incident in which at least four people are shot. Some point... Read more of this blog post »
It seems the lessons of history are forever the lessons of today.
During the Civil War and after the success at Gettysburg, President Lincoln was again surprised by his own General who failed to attack and obtain control of retreating Confederate armies. After the Peninsula Ca... Read more of this blog post »
― Thema Davis
The Camel and the Scorpion is a book inspired by true events. It is the story of #StrongWomen - Caroline, Lydia, Anna - who spoke out for a good world desp... Read more of this blog post »
Trust doesn't come easy for Kesh Lasota. She survived life as a slave, survived the Dreamweaver's touch, but surviving Marshal Kellee and the mysterious Talen is a whole other game, one she's not su... Read more of this blog post »
It’s also only $1.99. In fact, the entire Area 51 series has been on sale in April for $1.99 each book.
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Hoyt A. Allen, 1933 - 2018
Please, if you knew him, or even if you didn't, take a moment and have a read about a life lived so well and with so much love by this soft-spoken gentleman from the hills of Clevel... Read more of this blog post »
Even when a draft is going well, there’s bound to be at least one scene in a novel that gives us trouble. Maybe we’re not sure how it unfolds, or we’re missing a key emotional component, or it might even be that we’re not ready to write it or just don’t want to dea... Read more of this blog post »
GET READY TO CRY, Y'ALL.
"Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer part... Read more of this blog post »
Here is the second teaser for my next novel ON A CRAZY IDEA. What do you think?
If you’re looking for a light read, friends to lovers kind of story, something to chill in between heavier read, then don’t miss ON A CRAZY IDEA!
Cover & Blurb Reveal: May 4
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Recently I met someone who was telling me a story about a friend whose daughter recently had a baby and was then killed in a tragic car accident whilst living overseas. After this, they had a breakdown and sought help where a therapist starting asking them – but where is the gift? Have you been o...Read more of this blog post »
Idag skriver jag på en scen där mina huvudkaraktärer ska åka skridskor. På en frusen sjö. Och en av dem har aldrig stått på ett par skridskor förut.
Jag har längtat som bara den efter att få skriva denna scenRead more of this blog post »
Op vrijdag 20 april waren de meeste YALFest auteurs al in Nederland en ik was een van de gelukkige bloggers die mocht interviewen. We kwamen rond een uur samen en kregen een half uur met alle auteurs en vervolgens een half uur met de auteur waarmee we een interview hadden gewonnen. Spannenddd! He...Read more of this blog post »
1. The Beast From The East (Apologies to all Patrons)
This post’s title of course refers to recent unseasonal blizzards across the UK and Ireland which caused (and might still be causing) delays to the delivery of the novel to patrons.
A thousand par... Read more of this blog post »
Actually, not soon at all. But the request for proposals (RFP) will be up May 1!
We’ve been working on branding, potential series ideas, and all that jazz. I’ve had phone calls with other authors who are “owners” of their own universe, collaborating writers (who write within universes), and lawye...Read more of this blog post »
Did some writing yesterday for Fiverr. Wrote perhaps 2700 words. I'm also making active steps towards getting my high school graduation which is good, it's been a long time coming but my time in College had helped. I'm looking forward to it!
[image error]Did you ever see a great manifestation of God’s power or authority in Christ, and then try to imitate what you saw but end up disappointed with the results? Or have you read scriptural promises and tried to act on them, but it seemed like they “didn’t work?” Why?
Promises For Those Wh... Read more of this blog post »
This story is included at the front of every copy of Lights Out Lucy, but it’s too special to risk you not seeing it. On this launch day, I share with you the most personal story I’ve ever told. The story behind the story of Lights Out Lucy: Roller Derby 101. In 2008, my first […]
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This past weekend, Martin Seay and I and 63 other authors from all over the country got to participate in the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, MO thanks to the tireless and enthusiastic efforts of festival founder Alex George and his staff of dedicated volunteers. My panel was with Jami Attenbe...Read more of this blog post »
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This is your last chance to win 52 sci-fi and fantasy paperbacks for free, 1 for every week of the year!
There are books from Brandon Sanderson, Maggie Stiefvater, Joe Abercrombie, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, Philip K. Dick, Frank Herbert, J.K. Rowling, and 43 others!
H... Read more of this blog post »
This book is a continuation of the author's previous book A Promise. It picks up where the previous book had... Read more of this blog post »
Am scris azi-noapte la articole de mi-au ieșit peri albi. Să le luăm pe rând:
”Alegerea partenerului de cuplu” – pe coloja.com;
”Mecanismele de evitare a intimității în relațiile de cuplu” – pe psihoradea.com;
”Clasa de elevi ca grup social” – tot pe psihoradea.com; un text lung de tot pe latura psi...
[image error]When I was six or so, I wrapped a small blanket around my shoulders and jumped off the top step at the front of our house. I fully expected to fly like my hero, Superman. He wore a cape, after all, and he could fly so why shouldn’t I? That was the logic behind my courageous leap.
Of...Read more of this blog post »
Os dejo con el video de la presentación de mi última novela, El último sueño, en la librería Gigamesh de Barcelona.
En la presentación me acompañaron la editora de Minotauro, Vicky Hidalgo; la escritora y amiga, Sofía Rhei; y el lector, bloguero y también amigo Miquel Codony.
En ella hablamos un po... Read more of this blog post »
Title: Bones and Bourbon
Author: Dorian Graves
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: April 23, 2018
Heat Level: 1 - No Sex
Pairing: No Romance
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Ace, bisexual, trans, faeries, dark, immortalsAdd to GoodreadsSynopsisHalf-huldra Retz Gallows is having an awful day. F... Read more of this blog post »
Wow, check out all these free books, and an awesome giveaway!
HAPPY (almost) THANKSGIVING, Y’ALL!
On November 23rd (WHOO! Thanksgiving!) through the 27th, both of my novels in The Witches’ Sleep Trilogy will be FREE for the Kindle! I’ll also be giving away a paperback copy of BO...Read more of this blog post »
It was an honor to be interviewed for this beautiful Margaret Rhee article about feminism's and speculative verse's intersections, together with such important speculative poets as Jeannine Hall Gailey, Sally Rosen Kindred, Nisi Shawl, and Bryan Thao Worra.... Read more of this blog post »
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Telling the Truth Can Sometimes Be Scary
We don’t always tell the truth. We might tell a lie to avoid hurting someone’s feelings. We might not tell the truth because it’s too hard, it will get us in trouble . . . There are a lot of reasons why we aren’t always entirely truthful.
No one likes to...Read more of this blog post »
So here are some funny English-language things I’ve seen, that are not Chinglish strictly speaking. It’s just not as easy to find in Taiwan but I hope they’re still enjoyable:
First, this sex toy egg spotted around Shilin market. I did buy the cheapest 100 NT one, which was just some cheap jewelr...Read more of this blog post »
I knew I had to teach reading when I was first hired as a 4th-grade teacher. After all, every teacher teaches reading. Yet, I didn’t know how to really teach reading. I knew components of effective literacy practice, and yet, what those actually looked like within my own classroom was a bit o...Read more of this blog post »
Как сказал мне мой старый приятель, встреченный на улице в Алань... Read more of this blog post »
I don’t like to play favourites, but I have to admit, Rich Ryan is on my very exclusive list of preferred Sherlockian authors. News of a new book by him is cause for dancing in the streets. What do you mean, at my age?
Rich’s debut novel Vatican Cameos was an international bestseller earning sever...Read more of this blog post »
I’m headed to Pittsburgh this weekend to give two talks. On Friday, April 27th, I’ll be a guest at SENT, a young adult gathering with live music, free food and drinks. I’ll be speaking about my upcoming book, Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name and...Read more of this blog post »
Artemisia Gentileschi: Libertine and Painter of the Italian Baroque. In 1916 the Italian art critic, Roberto Longhi, described Artemisia Gentileschi as “the only woman in Italy who ever knew about painting, colouring, drawing, and other fundamentals” and an ealier 19th century critic commented o...Read more of this blog post »
I know, this isn't strictly related to my writing...but it's what's been taking up most of my "spare" (ahem) time in the last few weeks, so I wanted to share, just in case you haven't seen it announced on Facebook.
WhiteFire Publishing is excited to announce that it's acquiring Ashberry Lane and... Read more of this blog post »
Nonhuman Rights Project Statement on Naruto v. Slater (the “Monkey Selfie” case)
April 24, 2018—New York, NY—As the only civil rights organization in the US working through the common law to secure legal rights for nonhuman animals, the Nonhuman Rights Project is not surprised by, and is disapp...Read more of this blog post »
This post is brought to you by my dear Hubby, who suggested I share a weird and humbling moment with everyone. So, yes, dear Rick and Darcy (not their real names) at church, you're about to learn something new about me...again.
Hubby is on vacation this week and spent the last couple days with h... Read more of this blog post »
As monolithic systems become too large to deal with, many enterprises
are drawn to breaking them down into the microservices architectural
style. It is a worthwhile journey, but not an easy one. My colleague Zhamak Dehghani has trod this
road several times and has distilled her experiences, toge...
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