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Joining me today is Barbara Conrey, author of Nowhere Near Goodbye, released August 4, 2020 by Red Adept Publishing. She worked in the health care industry for many years before opting for an early retirement, which lasted all of three months. She then accepted a position in finance, for which shRead more of this blog post »
Formatting isn’t really fun – but it is one step closer to Torn Veil being finished and released.
The dedication and prologue were written last night. The “thanks” and “reference” pages are in the works and I’ve got a few character descriptions to tuck neatly into place.
A quick reread of Divine GuiRead more of this blog post »
Join #HistoricalFiction author, Paul Walker, as he explores what life was like in London for Italian philosopher, Giordano Bruno #History #Tudors
Life in the time of Giordano Bruno
(The London Years, 1583-1585)
By Paul Walker
Why include real people in historical fiction? A plot surrounding actual events with only fictional characters can be satisfying. But action played out with real and recognisable figures can add coRead more of this blog post »
We’re going to pivot the spotlight… yes, we have an actual real life spotlight in the studio that we shine at the computer (Try not to think about the feasibility or logistics of it, you’'ll just give yourself a headache). Anyway, for the moment, we’re shifting the spotlight away from the table topRead more of this blog post »
Okawa’s Lessons for Human Kind: Spiritual Messages from Shibasaburo Kitasato and R.A. Goal is the newest published installment of “The Novel Coronavirus Originated in China” series of Spiritual Interviews by World Teacher and Happy Science Founder Ryuho Okawa. This installment weighs heavily upon coRead more of this blog post »
Ma vist siin kirjutasin ka, et me tegime Kätule üllatussünna. See oli nüüd juba jupp aega tagasi ja oli muidu täitsa tore pidu, aga veidi läks sellega kehvasti. Esiteks oli see päev enne Kristina tüdrukuteõhtut ja ma ei saanud eriti kaua peol olla, sest ma ei tahtnud järgmine päev väsinud olla. TeisRead more of this blog post »
The very best issue of Booklist is the August Spotlight on Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror [Don't @ me].
There is a noticeable increase in the number of speculative fiction titles reviewed for all ages [including 3 from me] as well as the following lists and articles available for free with oneRead more of this blog post »
Come on people. Wearing a face mask won’t harm you. It might even save a life or two. I know there are many of you out there who believe that the Corona Pandemic is a hoax (What a fool believes no wise man has the power to reason away!). You see wearing a faceRead more of this blog post »
King Charles the II of England Is Pictured being presented An Imported PINEAPPLE by the kneeling Royal Gardener John Rose
Part II: The Imperial Expansion and the English
The first article of this series offered substantial evidence that slavery was not begun in lands which became tRead more of this blog post »
I’m continuing my series on Social Media and the Influencer™ Culture and how it’s disrupting our society. It’s turned us all into idea machines, into personal marketeers. It’s incentivized us to gain (F)ollowers and build (I)fluence by playing to the darker emotions—anger, fear, pride, lust, and theRead more of this blog post »
Ratatouille Baked Chicken takes a classic French dish and turns it into a family-friendly comfort food dish loaded with veggies.
Ratatouille Baked Chicken
This one pot baked chicken and vegetable dish is a great way to utilize eggplants now that they are in your garden or at farmers’ markets. RatatouiRead more of this blog post »
Therefore is a transition word that means the writer has reached a conclusion and has a truth for us. Philippians 2:12-13 is one such passage. Paul had just finished describing Jesus, his role as Savior and Lord of Lords in verses 5-11 and reached a conclusion about Jesus’ effect on all our lives.Read more of this blog post »
Fashion clues in pictures can document trends over a decade, but specific details can sometimes pinpoint an exact year or two. Like the puffy large crown hats of circa 1910 or the Paul Poiret tapered narrow skirts of the circa 1912, supposedly influenced by bi-plane rides. Or the Garibaldi shirt sRead more of this blog post »
If you are meditating, reading, planning and dreaming, you will likely entertain lots of ideas along the way. You may even emerge with a list of ambitious goals to pursue.
This is above and beyond the more mundane to-do list of everything that must get done. Dishes to wash, clothes to launder, gardenRead more of this blog post »
In my newly released, self-paced course, “Developing the Innovator’s Mindset Through Remote, Face-to-Face, and Blended Learning,” I discuss the importance of empowering learners in any environment, online or offline. In the last post, I discussed ideas for building relationships in a remote learnRead more of this blog post »
[image error]Melatonin is made by the pineal gland and is the hormone that makes you feel sleepy and helps you fall asleep at night. There are melatonin supplements you can take for a short period of time but before you try that you would do better to use some natural methods to increase your melatoRead more of this blog post »
Here in Brazil, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of August – not in June as in the US. So as we gradually worked back into having in-person services, plans were being made to celebrate the occasion at Ebenezer, and I was looking forward to some additional time with our church family aRead more of this blog post »
Encuesta felicidad jóvenes españolas 2020. Hola que pasa locos, soy jorge el psicólogo feliz, el otro día estaba en la playa y me senté junto a 3 jóvenes españolas en 2020 para hacerles una sencilla y rápida encuesta de felicidad 2020. Las chicas se llaman Ester, Paula y Selene, un saludo y muchas gRead more of this blog post »
Free Kindle book preview. Read the first chapter for free and if you like it, follow the link from there and buy it on Amazon. Below is a little about the novel. Preview instantly available by clicking on the link below:
https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?asin=B01922AV3W&asin=B01922AV3W&pr Read more of this blog post »
I work with two drama queens. “Arielle” is always sure I or others are out to get her and make her look bad to our boss. She dragged me into the bathroom this morning for a heart-to-heart about something she says she overheard me say and refused to listen to me tell her I never said anything remotelRead more of this blog post »
Al patrulea roman din seria Fjällbacka
Deși aflat departe de agitația metropolei suedeze, orăşelul Fjällbacka este din nou scena unor întâmplări stranii. Detectivul Patrik Hedstrom este chemat să investigheze un accident de maşină. Atunci când un al doilea accident similar are loc, Hedstrom încep
It’s my kid’s birthday this week, but you all get the gift: until Friday August 14, you can get a free copy of After the Apocalypse for your Kindle. You don’t have to do anything special — just go to Amazon and grab it.
And if you like it, maybe you’d consider reviewing it? The more good reviews an iRead more of this blog post »
Over eight years ago, I felt the weight of these words I felt God led me to post on Facebook. A different government was in place in both Canada and the United States, and there was a growing sense of rage, frustration, and blame bubbling up from under a murky lake of discontent. The weight and urgeRead more of this blog post »
The fear of inadequacy has chased me my entire life. You can blame any number of things from my past or present, but let’s not. Rather, let’s talk about the struggle this presents in the dailies.
Of all the theological concepts in Scripture, grace has always troubled me most. I love the idea of it anRead more of this blog post »
This pretty little corn peach pizza should be your dinner tonight!
It 100% screams HELLO SUMMER as loud as it can.
Corn and peaches are one of my favorite combos ever. They basically represent summer on a dish. And I love that with both being sweet and crunchy, they can work in a dessert or aRead more of this blog post »
Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 erotic thriller produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, his last film before he died. It was also written by him and Frederic Raphael, based on the novella Traumnovelle by Arthur Schnitzler. It stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (actually married at the time), who play BilRead more of this blog post »
One of the impacts of Covid is that everyone is spending so much unexpected time at home. Call it a stress test on our living spaces. The contractor leads that Houzz shares point to some areas of interest that definitely tie into wellness design.Read more of this blog post »
Confidence is a funny thing. It’s fragile, like glass, and anything and everything in life can make it slip and shatter. One minute, you’re happily bumbling along with your day-to-day activities and the next, something pulls the rug from under you and shatters your confidence completely. It’s veryRead more of this blog post »
Estelar es la continuación de Escuadrón, novela juvenil con la que Brandon Sanderson nos lleva a un universo donde los humanos sobreviven ante los ataques krells gracias a su pericia con naves estelares. Sin embargo, tras los acontecimientos de la primera parte, Spensa ampliará horizontes y conoceráRead more of this blog post »
Very grateful to have had the chance to write about the over-reliance on junk science in crime fiction for CrimeReads last year. The article is available here.
On the day we said goodbye we d 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