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David J. Krajicek David J. Krajicek's blog:
I've been looking back at American mass shootings as part of my research for a new book I'm writing for Arcturus Publishing of London.

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...
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Published on April 25, 2018 06:54 • 5 views
Rebecca Moll Rebecca Moll's blog:
The Value of Pause...

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 »
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Published on April 25, 2018 06:43 • 4 views
Jeaniene Frost Jeaniene Frost's blog:
This post is going to skip around a bunch. I'll start off with the appearance change. Unfortunately, I will not be attending Shameless Con in Orlando this October after all. I'm sad to miss it, but I have a good reason that I hope will make you happy. As it turns out, on that same weekend in Octo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 25, 2018 06:37 • 19 views
C.C.  Rising C.C. Rising's blog:
“Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.”
― 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 »
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Published on April 25, 2018 05:59 • 8 views
Pippa DaCosta Pippa DaCosta's blog:
The Messenger rocked your world, and now she's back. But have her lies finally caught up with her?

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 »
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Published on April 25, 2018 05:58 • 9 views
Bob Mayer Bob Mayer's blog:

Today the 10th book in the epic Area 51 series which has sold over 1 million copies in print and a million in eBook, comes out.The print and audio are also available.


AREA 51: Redemption


It’s also only $1.99. In fact, the entire Area 51 series has been on sale in April for $1.99 each book.


For t...

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Published on April 24, 2018 05:52 • 1 view
Libby May Libby May's blog:
Haha, I can imagine. I find it difficult to leave my life in my author’s hands too sometimes. XD But hey! It makes for a good story! On that note, if you could remove one difficulty from your past life, which one would it be? Hi All! I’m here today with a Character Interview from The […]
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Published on April 25, 2018 01:00 • 7 views
David Brin David Brin's blog:
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Published on April 24, 2018 15:40 • 10 views
Nancy E. Dunne Nancy E. Dunne's blog:
Here is the public obituary (written mostly by my sister with input from me and our mom):

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 »
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Published on April 24, 2018 13:03 • 1 view
Janice Hardy Janice Hardy's blog:
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

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 »
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Published on April 25, 2018 04:45 • 8 views
Gray Marie Cox Gray Marie Cox's blog:


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 »
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Published on April 24, 2018 21:18 • 9 views
Stephanie Witter Stephanie Witter's blog:

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Hi lovelies,

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

Release...

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Published on April 25, 2018 03:08 • 10 views
Nikki  Goldstein Nikki Goldstein's blog:

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...

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Published on April 24, 2018 19:18 • 13 views
Christina Schiller Christina Schiller's blog:

Hej finisar ❤


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 scen

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Published on April 25, 2018 05:16 • 9 views
Barbara Fradkin Barbara Fradkin's blog:
by Rick BlechtaI find myself very contemplative today after the tragedy that occurred in Toronto yesterday afternoon. Those of us who write crime fiction deal with violence and the aftermath of violence nearly every time we pick up our (literal or virtual) pens. But with us, it’s just “funning’ a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 24, 2018 06:55 • 10 views
Emmy van Ruijven Emmy van Ruijven's blog:

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...

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Published on April 24, 2018 22:00 • 10 views
James Vella-Bardon James Vella-Bardon's blog:
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Dear all,

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 »
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Published on April 25, 2018 05:09 • 1 view
Penny Reid Penny Reid's blog:

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...

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Published on April 24, 2018 21:03 • 29 views
J.N. Morgan J.N. Morgan's blog:
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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!
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Published on April 25, 2018 04:45 • 9 views
Jonathan Brenneman Jonathan Brenneman's blog:

[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?


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Published on April 24, 2018 17:29 • 1 view
Elicia Hyder Elicia Hyder's blog:

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 […]


The post A Note...

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Published on April 23, 2018 12:52 • 10 views
Kathleen Rooney Kathleen Rooney's blog:

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...

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Published on April 24, 2018 06:06 • 2 views
Julie E. Czerneda Julie E. Czerneda's blog:
WHEE! In honour of Esen's return--not that she was ever gone, but there hadn't been a new novel...oh wait...and new series...till now--there's a two day reveal underway. New to my favourite Blob? I'll introduce you. An old friend? Learn behindthescenes stuff!
Check it out to win!
https://littleredr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 25, 2018 04:35 • 10 views
Jackson Lear Jackson Lear's blog:
Picture Hey folks!

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 »
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Published on April 25, 2018 02:44 • 1 view
Rubina Ramesh Rubina Ramesh's blog:
The Title of the Story: Cherished Author: Reshma RanjanCover: Goes well with the story. Editing:  Great.The language of the author: Simple and easy to understand.  Star Rating: 4 stars. 
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 »
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Published on April 24, 2018 22:25 • 12 views
Răzvan T. Coloja Răzvan T. Coloja's blog:

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...

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Published on April 24, 2018 10:10 • 8 views
Larry Verstraete Larry Verstraete's blog:

[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...

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Published on January 05, 2018 05:45 • 7 views
Guillem López Guillem López's blog:

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 »
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Published on April 25, 2018 03:00 • 10 views
Antonia Aquilante Antonia Aquilante's blog:

Title:  Bones and Bourbon

Author: Dorian Graves

Publisher:  NineStar Press

Release Date: April 23, 2018

Heat Level: 1 - No Sex

Pairing: No Romance

Length: 102000

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Ace, bisexual, trans, faeries, dark, immortals

Add to GoodreadsSynopsisHalf-huldra Retz Gallows is having an awful day. F... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 25, 2018 00:00 • 1 view
Lena Karynn Tesla Lena Karynn Tesla's blog:

Wow, check out all these free books, and an awesome giveaway!


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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...

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Published on November 24, 2017 19:00 • 6 views
Jenna Le Jenna Le's blog:
http://strangehorizons.com/non-fictio...

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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Published on April 25, 2018 04:09 • 10 views
J.T. Ellison J.T. Ellison's blog:
I’m a thriller author, which means I’m slightly more in tune with the dark side of humanity than many of my friends. I spent years researching serial killers, to the point that I never want to write...

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Published on April 24, 2018 06:02 • 9 views
Robbie Holz Robbie Holz's blog:

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...

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Published on April 24, 2018 14:14 • 10 views
Ray Hecht Ray Hecht's blog:

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...

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Published on April 24, 2018 18:05 • 14 views
Breena Clarke Breena Clarke's blog:
Keisha-Gaye Anderson's poems in the collection, "Gathering the Waters" are beautiful. These poems are like a box of delightful belongings, like a container of tangible things that cause us to recollect other pictures, other days. Anderson speaks about all of the people of colors in the Western He... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 25, 2018 03:59 • 28 views
Pernille Ripp Pernille Ripp's blog:


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...

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Published on April 24, 2018 18:17 • 9 views
Anca Ioviţă Anca Ioviţă's blog:
When I wrote ‘The aging gap between species’, the longest living vertebrate was the bowhead whale at 211 years old. The latter still holds the record for the longest living mammal, but these days the vertebrate record is held by the Greenland shark at 392 years. Determining age in bony fish is do... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 25, 2018 01:51 • 8 views
Alexander Nikonov Alexander Nikonov's blog:
В аланийском отделе регистрации прав на недвижимость - не протолкнуться, одни русские! Люди продают в России бизнес, квартиры, а у кого нечего продавать, берут в Турции кредиты - и покупают здесь запасной аэродром. Или даже основной.
Как сказал мне мой старый приятель, встреченный на улице в Алань... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 24, 2018 12:41 • 9 views
Geri Schear Geri Schear's blog:

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...

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Published on April 25, 2018 00:00 • 9 views
Leah Libresco Leah Libresco's blog:

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...

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Published on April 24, 2018 04:31 • 1 view
Liz Climo Liz Climo's blog:


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Published on April 24, 2018 15:00 • 9 views
Kathryn Gauci Kathryn Gauci's blog:

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...

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Published on April 24, 2018 23:42 • 1 view
Roseanna M. White Roseanna M. White's blog:

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 »
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Published on April 25, 2018 02:30 • 11 views
Christopher Paolini Christopher Paolini's blog:
“I saw the hatred in her eyes, felt her wrath like a hurricane ripping at my skin. She won’t stop until she has my head, and I did that to her. This I do regret. But she was right, in a way. I was a princess made of ashes; there is nothing left of me to burn. Now it’s time for a queen to rise.”... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 24, 2018 09:00 • 17 views
Beau Taplin Beau Taplin's blog:
“Trust in the universe to unfold as it should. To reveal your path and guide you on your journey. But also recognise that sometimes fate requires a little push. While the cosmos may provide you with the blueprint to your destiny, it is your duty to get your hands dirty and build something of it.”... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 24, 2018 04:30 • 8 views
Jenny Twist Jenny Twist's blog:
Yesterday Jeremy Corbyn had a meeting with the heads of the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and Board of Deputies (BoD). Afterwards Jonathan Goldstein and Jonathan Arkush labelled it a “disappointing missed opportunity” with little achieved. What they wanted, apparently, included stronger persona... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 25, 2018 03:34 • 20 views
Steven M. Wise Steven M. Wise's blog:


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...

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Published on April 24, 2018 13:42 • 8 views
Sarah J. Bradley Sarah J. Bradley's blog:


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 »
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Published on April 24, 2018 06:34 • 1 view
Marcha A. Fox Marcha A. Fox's blog:
Try to maintain consistent and comfortable chapter lengths. If you find a chapter has multiple section breaks, maybe you should start a new one instead. Most readers expect a certain rhythm regarding how long a chapter lasts. Many also prefer … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 24, 2018 07:00 • 11 views
Martin Fowler Martin Fowler's blog:


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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Published on April 24, 2018 06:53 • 9 views
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