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Hew J. La France Hew J. La France's blog:
A common question authors are asked is, "where do you get your ideas?" It's a funny question; it's the equivalency of asking a bird, "where do you look for materials for your nest?", or a bee, "where do you go for flowers to pollenate?"

For authors, ideas are just sort of... there. Sometimes there... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2018 05:13 • 1 view
Ann Patchett Ann Patchett's blog:
You might typically be a green salad and egg-white omelet type, but it’s hard to resist the pull of fried shrimp and frozen margaritas at this time of year. Summer’s starting, and even those of us stuck in landlocked Tennessee are thinking of the beach. So pass the cocktail sauce, and in exchange... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2018 04:01 • 5 views
Sedona Hutton Sedona Hutton's blog:
“I believe if you just go by the nightly news, your faith in all mankind would be the first thing you lose.”

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 »
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Published on May 24, 2018 05:03 • 1 view
MaryLu Tyndall MaryLu Tyndall's blog:

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 »
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Published on May 24, 2018 00:30 • 2 views
J.N. Morgan J.N. Morgan's blog:
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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 »
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Published on May 24, 2018 04:35 • 4 views
Sarah Andersen Sarah Andersen's blog:


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Published on May 23, 2018 07:30 • 2 views
Ricky Pine Ricky Pine's blog:
War Storm War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
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 »
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Published on May 23, 2018 22:45 • 5 views
Marco Rossari Marco Rossari's blog:

[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...

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Published on May 24, 2018 03:39 • 1 view
Sam Quinones Sam Quinones's blog:

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 16:16 • 4 views
Stephanie Garber Stephanie Garber's blog:

Hey friends,

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 08:48 • 4 views
Ioana Chicet-Macoveiciuc Ioana Chicet-Macoveiciuc's blog:

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...


Articolul O poveste de vară la apus, după furtună (p) apare prima dată în Printesa Urbana.

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Published on May 24, 2018 00:24 • 5 views
Brandy Heineman Brandy Heineman's blog:

Hi everyone!

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 22:38 • 5 views
Cristina Boncea Cristina Boncea's blog:
Acest roman grafic cuprinde două părți ale aceleiași povești. Vreau să menționez de la început că Paris nu este genul de poveste care trebuie setată drept model pentru vreo femeie pasionată de lumea modei, ci mai degrabă reprezintă un pamflet, o narațiune tragicomică care aduce în prim-plan o mar... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 23, 2018 23:21 • 4 views
Nada Adel Sobhi Nada Adel Sobhi's blog:




Rescue by Susan Aylworth
Synopsis:
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 »
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Published on May 23, 2018 18:00 • 3 views
Sean  Dietrich Sean Dietrich's blog:

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 22:30 • 4 views
Cindy Bauer Cindy Bauer's blog:


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 »
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Published on May 24, 2018 03:39 • 3 views
Jeff    Dawson Jeff Dawson's blog:
Very pleased to have the new edition of NO ORDINARY KILLING out on May 28, 2018, published by Canelo, available through Amazon/Kindle, Google Play, Apple iBooks and Kobo.

https://www.canelo.co/books/no-ordina...

The book got to Number One in Amazon/Kindle Historical Thrillers earlier this year and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2018 03:40 • 25 views
Judy Penz Sheluk Judy Penz Sheluk's blog:
One of the things I most enjoy about being an author is meeting readers (especially readers who like my books!). Since the publication of The Hanged Man’s Noose, I’ve had the good fortune to be a guest author at a few local book clubs. Basically, the club selects my book, and on the day of […]
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Published on May 24, 2018 02:00 • 6 views
Tobias Wade Tobias Wade's blog:

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 06:15 • 4 views
Craig Schaefer Craig Schaefer's blog:

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 11:20 • 1 view
Mal Warwick Mal Warwick's blog:

The Space Barons by Christian Davenport is about four private space companies.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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 07:50 • 5 views
Lucinda E. Clarke Lucinda E. Clarke's blog:
I am in awe of this weeks’ guest. Firstly she is so techie it makes me green with envy. Secondly she has got her marketing so sussed she is doing really, really well and hitting the high spots on ‘you know who.’  But who best to tell you about her work than the author herself? … Continue reading... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2018 01:00 • 6 views
Caitlin Doughty Caitlin Doughty's blog:

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 08:59 • 4 views
Craig Peterson Jr. Craig Peterson Jr.'s blog:
Amid the news of the possibility of the collapse of a diplomatic deal between the United States and North Korea due to the United States’ insistence on continuing joint military drills with South Korea and new economic sanctions on Venezuela for its alleged rigged election that brought Nicolas Ma... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2018 03:18 • 18 views
Aimee Easterling Aimee Easterling's blog:

Foggy trees


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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 07:01 • 7 views
Julia Quinn Julia Quinn's blog:

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 11:03 • 18 views
Dan Alatorre Dan Alatorre's blog:

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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...

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Published on May 24, 2018 00:00 • 6 views
Ken Craft Ken Craft's blog:
Reading Denis Johnson’s farewell story collection, Largesse of the Sea Maiden, last night, I came across this paragraph — in the short story “Triumph Over the Grave” (editor’s note: If only!) — about the writer’s life. Well, a fictional writer’s life, but you see what matches and what doesn’t: “W... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2018 02:43 • 6 views
Shannon Heuston Shannon Heuston's blog:
Well, for me, anyway.

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 »
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Published on May 24, 2018 02:49 • 8 views
Eva Pasco Eva Pasco's blog:
Underlying Notes by Eva Pasco

An Enlightening Quiche by Eva Pasco

100 Wild Mushrooms Memoirs of the ‘60s by Eva Pasco

100 Wild Mushrooms Memoirs of the ‘60s by Eva Pasco

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 »
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Published on May 24, 2018 02:30 • 9 views
Charlotte Eriksson Charlotte Eriksson's blog:
“Each moment, whatsoever you are doing, do it totally. Simple things—taking a bath; take it totally, forget the whole world; sitting, sit; walking, walk, above all don’t wobble; sit under the shower and let the whole existence fall on you. Be merged with those beautiful drops of water falling on... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 23, 2018 05:24 • 6 views
Stuart Rojstaczer Stuart Rojstaczer's blog:

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 21:37 • 1 view
R. Lee Smith R. Lee Smith's blog:

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 17:32 • 10 views
Hadena James Hadena James's blog:

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 06:01 • 5 views
Terry Brooks Terry Brooks's blog:

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 09:40 • 11 views
Amy Allen Clark Amy Allen Clark's blog:
new girl watch tv all dayFrom our marriage & parenting contributor, Mary Carver. We live in a time of peak television. It’s a real golden age of entertainment – or so the critics tell us. But what is an actual embarrassment of riches when it comes to endless viewing options often translates into overwhelm, decision... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 23, 2018 07:12 • 7 views
Susan Mac Nicol Susan Mac Nicol's blog:

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...

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Published on May 24, 2018 01:54 • 10 views
Victoria Zigler Victoria Zigler's blog:
IMPORTANT: the new European Union privacy legislation known as "GDPR" (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation initially impacts European Union member countries and aims to protect people from companies selling personal data. For more information - i... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 23, 2018 02:00 • 4 views
Hunter S. Jones Hunter S. Jones's blog:

Featuring the single Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now


EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE


  Amanda Palmer, Power, and Times Up


By


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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 11:27 • 6 views
Anna Zaires Anna Zaires's blog:

“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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 06:18 • 8 views
Elizabeth Wein Elizabeth Wein's blog:

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 05:53 • 3 views
Michael  Matthews Michael Matthews's blog:
eric helms interview lean gainsIf you want to know what science says is the best way to build muscle while gaining as little fast as possible (or none), then you want to read this interview with Dr. Eric Helms. ..Read the full article on Muscle for Life Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 23, 2018 07:00 • 2 views
Steve McHugh Steve McHugh's blog:

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.


 


Ask Me Anything




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Published on May 23, 2018 08:19 • 8 views
Natasha Lester Natasha Lester's blog:

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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 15:26 • 7 views
Harper Bliss Harper Bliss's blog:

[image error] Once Upon a Princess is OUT NOW!


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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 22:13 • 9 views
Amy Welborn Amy Welborn's blog:
We were out of town last weekend, which really messed up my unusually fantastic work habits. What’s also messed it up is a series of early-ish morning obligations which have eaten into that work time and then the end of school, which means people staying up later, which has eaten into that work t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 23, 2018 06:43 • 8 views
Janet  Edwards Janet Edwards's blog:

[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...

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Published on May 23, 2018 06:31 • 13 views
Jill Shalvis Jill Shalvis's blog:

Okay so there’s not a lot of skin here but it’s still pretty damn sigh worthy if you ask me…



Nothing like a cute guy with a dog! This writing inspiration pic is for a book that doesn’t even have a cover yet.

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Playing For Keeps, coming next January. Hot Winter Nights

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Published on May 23, 2018 05:00 • 11 views
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