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Dean Tongue Dean Tongue's blog:
Episode II - The Exaggerator

So, what did my psychological evaluation determine?

Well, apparently I’m a pathological liar with a tendency to exaggerate.

Me? Lie and exaggerate?

I suppose that doesn’t really make me the best narrator for this really does it? Well, you’re just going to have to make do,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 09:36 • 8 views
Mary Sisney Mary Sisney's blog:
While most Americans (not the Kool-Aid drinking Trump cultists) watch in horror an insane bigot destroying our nation and creating havoc around the world, the media focuses on how our foreign adversary Russia attacked our democracy in 2016 and how the attack continues as the monster they created... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 08:59 • 2 views
George Mazurek (Jiří Mazurek) George Mazurek (Jiří Mazurek)'s blog:
Hello,
The Planet of the Last Judgment, a sci-fi story resembling the Running Man, is now (till July 25) for FREE.
Get your copy here:

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Published on July 22, 2018 08:59 • 6 views
J.R. Wirth J.R. Wirth's blog:
While we are waiting for Saving Michael to reappear don't forget to check out the suspense novel Avenging Angels that Kirkus writes is "A somber but absorbing tale..." Not all child abuse goes unpunished...
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Published on July 22, 2018 08:45 • 1 view
J.A.  Howard J.A. Howard's blog:
I'm just finishing up the first full draft of a new book I've been working on. It's about a teenage girl falling in love for the first time but what's it's really about is how young girls compromise themselves for what they think they want.
It's funny and very personal and if you like Mean Girls o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 08:44 • 4 views
Breena Clarke Breena Clarke's blog:
IDOL TALK: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives edited by Elizabeth Searle and Tamra Wilson is a collection of forty-four essays on the women and men who influenced the mature selves of women writers. These are the figures who guided the writers' growing up. In these... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 08:31 • 13 views
Katherine Harbour Katherine Harbour's blog:
The Casquette Girls (The Casquette Girls #1) by Alys Arden
The Casquette Girls
Adele returns to New Orleans after being sent to her aloof, Parisian mother due to a hurricane that ravaged the city. Adele has a great relationship with her bartender/artist father and they struggle to return to their former lives.
Adele soon learns that not all is as it shou... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 08:02 • 10 views
M . M .'s blog:
"WHAT IF..."

What if the moon had a portal
A way out of hell
What if the earth crashed into the sun
Go to sleep never to wake well.
What if God had enough
And said this was a bad plan
What if we are being tested
To see what is man.
What if your soul was being tried
The earths' rotation coming to a still
Th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 07:31 • 8 views
Michael              Parker Michael Parker's blog:
July 21st. 2018

The book talk at Littlehampton went well. The photo here shows me with two of our Chindi authors, Helen Christmas and Christine Hammacot. About twenty people turned up (there are others out of shot sitting in the comfortable armchairs at the back of the room) and were quite an atte... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 07:27 • 11 views
Ayaan Mohammed Ayaan Mohammed's blog:
I never thought I would be a published author. The journey of becoming a published author from an unknown writer was a long and a tough journey. My first book; she is alive in her She is Alive in Her: Am I Worth Her?
was a pure work of my lifetime imagination. The book portrays a story which I wi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 07:10 • 18 views
Jeff Lessard Jeff Lessard's blog:
Each morning comes new and full of hope. Steam from coffee rises to nostrils, opening your senses to a new day. Refreshing your mind. Slowly thoughts align to plan your day. Soon they will be formed like a well planned parade. But sometimes even in the best parades ,things dont go as planned. Som... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 07:07 • 15 views
Billy McCoy Billy McCoy's blog:
A young woman takes on causes like lint tape, and in the process threaten to drag down her love ones along in her wake. The Awakening by Billy McCoy Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 06:56 • 10 views
June Trop June Trop's blog:
Miriam, Binyamin, and their father live in 1st-century Alexandria, a city that vacillates between stunning beauty and wealth and harsh cruelty mounting against its Jewish residents. Miriam is resisting the increasing pressure to marry Noah, the son of a wealthy business partner. Her secret passio... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 06:51 • 7 views
Peggy Jaeger Peggy Jaeger's blog:

I have to admit I have been remiss these past few days in posting. So freakin’ much has been happening here in Denver, it’s all I can do just to keep up!


Let’s recap.


Thursday was the Kensington Book Signing.


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My table was filled with readers all wanting a copy of my newest Lyrical bo...

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Published on July 22, 2018 06:46 • 39 views
J.N. Morgan J.N. Morgan's blog:
11:02AM
Well, got a new order this morning, fairly small one so I've already done the edit of what they had already written and provided the 1500+ words that they wanted. Feeling pretty good this morning in spite of how utterly drunk I had gotten last night. Still gotta work on that novella, finis... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 06:46 • 8 views
John Anthony  Miller John Anthony Miller's blog:
I'm pleased to announce that my fifth novel will be released on 10/29/18.

After writing four WWII thrillers, I decided to write a murder mystery.

HONOR the DEAD: Italy, 1921
Six English survivors of the Great War converge on Lake Como, Italy in 1921. Four men and two women = one corpse and one kill... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 06:42 • 11 views
T.R. Pearson T.R. Pearson's blog:
When A Short History of a Small Place was being submitted to publishers thirty-odd years ago, one editor turned it down with the comment "Too many words." Just last week, an editor passed on the latest (and probably last) Ray Tatum book with "Too much dialogue."

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Published on July 22, 2018 06:45 • 8 views
Vanessa McDowell Vanessa McDowell's blog:
I'm so excited about the announcement of the Hush, Hush series getting a film deal! It's one of my favorite YA Sci-Fi books.

What book news are you excited about?
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Published on July 22, 2018 06:28 • 12 views
Brenda Koscelny Brenda Koscelny's blog:
We are in high summer now. Each night here in Oklahoma we hope that it might cool down just enough so that you can go out and bring the sodas in from the car that you were too lazy to bring in earlier. No, it is still too hot. It will still be too hot at six in the morning. I guess we can look fo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 06:22 • 10 views
Bibiana Krall Bibiana Krall's blog:
"That, if I then had waked after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,
The clouds methought would open and show riches
Ready to drop upon me that, when I waked,
I cried to dream again."

The Tempest- William Shakespeare



Looking for something different to read? Why not try one of... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 06:05 • 53 views
Rhonda Denise Johnson Rhonda Denise Johnson's blog:
SphereSphere by Michael Crichton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I liked this character driven novel. In the midst of action and suspense, the characters learn things about themselves despite all their attempts not to.



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Published on July 22, 2018 06:01 • 7 views
Vincent Avis Vincent Avis's blog:

Lykos snarled as he took a man’s arm off at the shoulder.  They kept shooting him with silver bullets.  The amount of waste was starting to become annoying.  He used the arm to strike the last one across the face, sending the man flying back over the balcony.

“Wow.”  He looked over to see Laura. ...

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Published on July 21, 2018 11:22 • 6 views
Lara   Lee Lara Lee's blog:

[image error]Astray by J.F. Rogers is a young adult Christian fantasy fiction book. The main character, Fallon, is an orphan who receives an amulet on her seventeenth birthday from a neglectful and abusive grandmother. The artifact leads her through a portal to a mythical realm in which she learn...

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Published on July 21, 2018 09:36 • 7 views
Korry Smith Korry Smith's blog:
Chapter Three

Alex took me out to the desert north of Phoenix. It was an odd choice, considering out here the heat could rise and make seventy degrees feel like a hundred, but he said that we couldn't go to an indoor shooting range because I wasn't eighteen.Again, my age brought up as a hindranc... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 30, 2018 10:24 • 5 views
David Brin David Brin's blog:
Can we control - or at least guide and sway -- important processes that some call uncontrollable? 

Certainly not big, chaotic things like the weather -- though steering civilization away from suicidal climate damage may qualify.  But what about hugely complex things like a modern economy? Or a sap... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 21, 2018 12:02 • 8 views
Adrian   Morales Adrian Morales's blog:
“You are now under my absolute command,”
“And you shall listen to my every demand:”
“Take this keyboard from my hand,”
“And present your writings to all the land.”

Yes, it is all true: I am obsessed with poems, narrative poems to be more precise, narrative poems that rhyme to be ultra-precise.
I love... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 05:50 • 36 views
K.L. Register K.L. Register's blog:

Special shout-out to those who are willing to leave their comfort zones and step out on faith! It’s time to do a new thing!


With Love, Dr. KL 


Author of “Every Day Isn’t Perfect”: amazon.com/author/iamklregister

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Published on July 22, 2018 05:16 • 5 views
Gray Marie Cox Gray Marie Cox's blog:

So there's this question I've gotten a few times:



My usual answer:







But today I'll be answering in more detail!

So of course, I have a playlist for my current work, Of Broken Things and Paint Splatterings, listen to it here if you want:

Wow, that worked?? ^^ I'm very proud of myself!!! Okay, movin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 21, 2018 09:13 • 1 view
Liz Hartevelt Liz Hartevelt's blog:
Ik vond het idee voor dit onderwerp bij Femke en eigenlijk vind ik het wel leuk om er aandacht aan te besteden, want wanneer ben ik nu het productiefste en heb ik het minste last van een writersblock? Dit is bij iedereen natuurlijk anders en ik wilde graag vertellen hoe het bij mij zit! Zomer = v... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 21, 2018 21:30 • 6 views
Lisa   Steele Lisa Steele's blog:

Ooops, I did it again! Since we had such a dismal hatch a week or so ago during the sudden heatwave, I just might have gotten some more chicks! I mean what was I to do?  I still had two broodies and really, really wanted some of the Ice Cream Bars (half Cream Legbar and half Isbar) from My Pet C... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 21, 2018 17:00 • 7 views
Michaela Bush Michaela Bush's blog:
Hey everyone!  I know it's only been a week, but it feels like at least three have gone by.  So since last week, I've

Gotten my first flat tire  (which was never a milestone I wanted to reach)Completed 40 (yes, FORTY) tasks for one week's worth of learning in my "happiness" class (yes, I put happi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 21, 2018 13:49 • 6 views
Tim DeRoche Tim DeRoche's blog:

Orik gets an "A" for effort. #baby #rollingover

A post shared by Tim DeRoche (@huckandmiguel) on Jul 21, 2018 at 6:23pm PDT

 

One of my screenwriting teachers turned me onto this idea of impressive failure as an important tool in getting your audience to bond with the protagonist of your fi...

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Published on July 21, 2018 18:46 • 6 views
Smitha Murthy Smitha Murthy's blog:
I was reminded of Dr. Seuss’ classic book today. “There are more than 1,000 books here,” my exhausted Dad said, pointing to the three cartons of books awaiting transport that jam up the staircase in our house. I grinned, waiting to unpack my beloved books and sort them out. “Look at these albums... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 21, 2018 07:41 • 8 views
Trevor Carss Trevor Carss's blog:
Freelancers save you hefty salary, payroll, benefits and recruiting costs. Freelancers are only paid for the work delivered. Freelancers save you from paid vacation time and lunch breaks. Freelancers are specialists in the work you need done. Freelancers are more accessible beyond the 9 to 5 work... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 21, 2018 08:20 • 4 views
Al Burke Al Burke's blog:
I hmmed and hawed about this one, Should I do five best authors, should I go with books, or do I go outside and do something less boring instead (anyone remember that reference?). I decided to go with the books … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 21, 2018 22:39 • 4 views
Z.  Altug Z. Altug's blog:
A study by Zou et al (2018) concluded that “Mindfulness-based Baduanjin exercise [an easy-to-learn health-Qigong form with 8 movements) may be effective for alleviating musculoskeletal pain and improving overall sleep quality in people with chronic illness.”
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Reference:
Zou L, Yeung A. (20... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 05:42 • 8 views
Carol Lovekin Carol Lovekin's blog:

Island Life, Word Birds & Process


Theoretically, I need never buy another book. If I live to be a hundred (my plan) I won’t run out of books to read.


If you ask me to count how many books I’ve given away over the years, I can do so on the fingers of one hand. Every room in my small flat is li...

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Published on July 22, 2018 05:07 • 5 views
Hannah M. Dillard Hannah M. Dillard's blog:

What is YOUR Daring Greatly moment? What is something that you accomplished that seemed impossible? How have you defied the odds? #sharingsaturday #brenebrown


H.M.Dillard


I have to admit, I sneaked a peek in JANUARY at our book club book Braving the Wilderness, by Brené Brown almost by acciden...

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Published on July 21, 2018 07:29 • 4 views
Mariuccia Milla Mariuccia Milla's blog:

I enjoyed this, Harry. It’s a different take than mine, which is more about immersing yourself in other cultures, but nature…mountains…ahh! I have spent days like that in the Engadine. Check out my Leave the Country if you have a chance.

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Published on July 21, 2018 07:45 • 6 views
John-Bryan Hopkins John-Bryan Hopkins's blog:
Five Food Finds about Penuche:

Penuche (Italian: panucci) is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge.
It is formed by the caramelization of brown sugar, thus its flavor i... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 22, 2018 01:24 • 7 views
Kathryn Wells Kathryn Wells's blog:

Eyes flick side to side, ticking their way through the hours.


Cheeks aglow


facing another way,


taste buds tasting buds sickeningly sweet.


Toughening the scales: use them to shield a heart.


 


Following up the path, a memory’s ghost.


A waste bin of paper, each sheet


etched with all that you are


and a hundre...

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Published on July 21, 2018 15:23 • 6 views
Avrin Kelly Avrin Kelly's blog:


I always used to tell myself... odd things. 
Like, make weird predictions. 
For example, I’d be rooting through my wallet, find a $2 bill, and in my head, I’d say something like, "you're going to spend that $2 at a gas station in Montauk" or, "2 years from now, the t-shirt that guy was wearing at... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 21, 2018 16:37 • 7 views
Carolyn M. Walker Carolyn M. Walker's blog:

Hey Booksters!


Today, I’m interviewing the amazing Caryn Lix and discussing her debut young adult novel Sanctuary, coming out this July with Simon Pulse! Read on to learn more about this exciting sci-fi thriller and the author behind the words!


About the Novel:

[image error]Alien meets Alexandra Bra...

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Published on July 21, 2018 08:00 • 7 views
Ilene S. Cohen Ilene S. Cohen's blog:

“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”


– JK Rowling


Each of us has a unique and personal way of dealing with life that sets us apart from one another. Our personal traits vary and reveal themselves within our personal relationships, the decisions we mak...

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Published on July 21, 2018 18:35 • 7 views
KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood's blog:


Random thoughts on a hot Saturday morning:


1.  I was just thinking how thankful I am for you.  All of this.  All of the blog stuff.  All of the books.  I owe to you.


2. In case you missed it—in blog news this week I talked about being so wrong it was right and my list of things to look for at ya...

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Published on July 21, 2018 07:23 • 7 views
Ed Moloney Ed Moloney's blog:

According to Glenn Greenwald, writing in today’s Intercept, Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno is to meet this weekend with British officials to formalise his country’s withdrawal of political asylum from Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks and a player in the Mueller investigation into Russia...

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Published on July 21, 2018 12:22 • 6 views
Rachel Heng Rachel Heng's blog:

I meant to do this a long time ago, but life has been pretty hectic. Better late than never, so here is my tour schedule! If you've been following my social media, you'll know that I'm currently in San Francisco, where I'll be doing an event at Green Apple Books (9th Ave) this Monday, 7.30pm. Do...

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Published on July 21, 2018 09:03 • 8 views
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