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Kristy Kassie Kristy Kassie's blog:
Nineteen years ago today, I met a guy I thought was the love of my life. He was my life for almost a decade. "Brogan Bites", a collection of stories and poetry, is my celebration of rediscovering who I am without him. Brogan Bites Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 17, 2018 08:42 • 4 views
Peggy Jaeger Peggy Jaeger's blog:

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SO I made it! YAY!


I didn’t have the best experience on my second flight. On the first I had a flock of Nuns on board with me so those of you who know me KNOW how happy this made me! I felt safe, protected ( hello? Brides of Christs, peeps!) and so calm.


Then the second flight happe...

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Published on July 17, 2018 08:02 • 26 views
Susan A.  Lowe Susan A. Lowe's blog:
Who doesn’t want to be heard. Being listened to acknowledges that we matter to those around us, whether they are family, friends, coworkers, etc.… It means someone cares about our story, whatever it might be. Unfortunately, there are groups of people throughout history whose stories have not alwa... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 17, 2018 07:12 • 21 views
Fred Van Lente Fred Van Lente's blog:
In honor of my novel The Con Artist coming out last week, which is a prose mystery about a famous comic book artist accused of murdering his editor at a comic con in San Diego, I asked Crime Reads if I could do a recommended reading list of the exact opposite—incredible comics that are themselves... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 17, 2018 07:01 • 77 views
Christine Keleny Christine Keleny's blog:
I had heard about this book, so when I saw the audio version at the library, I picked it up.

Stats: Audio is 9 discs - 11 hours. Narrated by Feodor Chin. The print book is 290 pages, published in 2009.

 Blurb: In 1986, Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 17, 2018 06:55 • 9 views
J.S. Edge J.S. Edge's blog:
Elephant Shoe's one-monthiversary. And catsandcamera gifted it this amazing feature on her booktube channel:

Check it out!

It's been a steep (and often rough) learning curve this month, fathoming out how to get my book seen and read and reviewed. I cannot stress enough how important and valuable re... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 17, 2018 06:22 • 10 views
Smitha Murthy Smitha Murthy's blog:
My reading usually ends up taking a dip about this time of the year. For some reason, June and July are never my best reading months. Is it the glorious Bangalore weather? Shouldn’t be, because all that nip in the air should just make me want to cuddle deeper into my quilt, warm myself with […]
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Published on July 17, 2018 03:17 • 8 views
Bob Mayer Bob Mayer's blog:

I could end the novel any way but other than the coup being defeated. The Line had my heroes living up to their Oath and stopping the coup.


Today, I have my doubts that it would be such a bad thing. I swore an oath to defend the Constitution. It appears to me that others who have sworn the same ar...

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Published on July 16, 2018 13:39 • 5 views
Daniel Fuertes Daniel Fuertes's blog:
En España ser un escritor reconocido no significa poder vivir exclusivamente de la venta de libros. Por eso, a estas alturas de la vida me sorprende que aún haya gente tan ingenua como para pensar que cualquier escritor medianamente conocido tiene una cierta fortuna en el banco. ¡Como si vender l... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 16, 2018 22:23 • 7 views
KatieMae KatieMae's blog:
What If? Walking through the parking lot, I saw a young man approaching people as they walked into the store. Most ignored him, or held up their hand indicating they weren’t interested in anything he had to say. I scanned the door, hoping to get by without being approached. I was in a hurry and [...
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Published on July 16, 2018 15:56 • 8 views
Cascia Talbert Cascia Talbert's blog:

by Cascia Talbert


Chia seeds became popular in the 1970’s in the United States when used in the novelty item, Chia Pets. We all remember the chia pet commercials.




 


Chia pets were clay figures used like a flower pot to grow chia seeds into a plant. The plant resembled hair or fur.


Fast forward to 201...

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Published on July 16, 2018 14:33 • 6 views
Sunny Houk Sunny Houk's blog:

Welcome back. This week, I am recommending 8 books if you enjoyed reading/watching the Lord of Rings.


Comment down below what book recommendations I should do next.


 


A Wizard of Earthsea


I actually found this from a book recommendation for the LOTR. A win-win.


Synopsis: Ged, the greatest sorcerer in...

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Published on July 16, 2018 05:00 • 7 views
Sandra O'Donnell Sandra O'Donnell's blog:
Or what does the reader need to know and when do they need to know it to keep them readingPhoto by Saketh Garuda on Unsplash

Deciding who is telling your story and the point of view of that character are critical decision points for your story. As the writer, you determine how close the reader nee...

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Published on July 17, 2018 05:09 • 8 views
Leigh Kramer Leigh Kramer's blog:
The Late Bloomers' Club - Louise Miller

The Late Bloomers' Club

 

My Review - 5 Stars

This may only be Louise Miller���s second novel but let the record reflect: if she���s writing it, I���m reading it. I feel right at home in the contemporary worlds she creates. The Guthrie townspeople we met in The City Baker���s...

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Published on July 17, 2018 05:24 • 1 view
Rachel Jonat Rachel Jonat's blog:

Cargo Bike Update  I wanted to give a cargo bike update as the kids are bigger and we’ve changed locales. For reference, we got our Yuba Long Tail Cargo Bike in the spring of 2016 when the kids were 6, 3 and 1. That first summer I had all three kids on the bike. It


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Published on July 16, 2018 06:13 • 8 views
Christopher Slatsky Christopher Slatsky's blog:

I cannot emphasize how eye-opening Adam Golaski’s work was for me. I wouldn’t dream of comparing my writing to his, but I felt a kind of symmetry on my first reading “The Animator’s House”. It felt as if I’d stumbled across a writer far more skilled than I, but was interested in following non-tr...

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Published on July 16, 2018 13:22 • 8 views
John T. Prather John T. Prather's blog:

There's a song my dad used to sing to me when I was young. The song is an old school country song about a muscular guy who was "broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip" named John. My dad wasn't vocally talented but he liked to lower his voice like James Dean [...]


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Published on July 17, 2018 04:00 • 7 views
R.M. Archer R.M. Archer's blog:

I was busy this past weekend and now I’m at camp, so I had to schedule all of these posts on time so as not to leave y’all hanging, and I just so happened to be tagged this weekend as well so I had a nice easy post to whip together at 6:45 in the morning before I spent the day hanging out at a ma...

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Published on July 17, 2018 05:00 • 8 views
Shawna Hunter Shawna Hunter's blog:
Hello lovers,

So Their Meddling Aunt is FREE on Amazon until Thursday July 19 at noon.

You can get it at this link:
https://www.amazon.com/Their-Meddling...

Because of that I thought I'd revisit the back story to this novel. It is not the most professionally edited (I freely admit) and this can be... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 17, 2018 05:41 • 26 views
June McCrary Jacobs June McCrary Jacobs's blog:
~ BLOG TOUR STOP ~ --  'BUILDING A LIFE'  -- Author Lauraine Henderson~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight, AuthorBio, Ten Behind-the-Scenes Facts,Snippet & Giveaway~

ABOUT THE BOOK:

 
Genre: Inspirational, LDS, Romance
Publisher: Books You Can Trust
Publication date: May 8, 2018

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Published on July 16, 2018 21:30 • 6 views
Sarah Goodnow Riley-Land Sarah Goodnow Riley-Land's blog:
The MIDNIGHT RIVER edition of RAPUNZEL ... is here! Illustrated edition of RapunzelI'm so excited to have published another illustrated book! First Page with Floral MotifI chose to illustrate the classic fairy tale of Rapunzel because I love the story, especially the magical and often-forgotten e... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2017 15:17 • 4 views
Lyssa Dering Lyssa Dering's blog:

I used to think the three-act structure was bullshit. I know how, however, that I only felt that way because I struggle with abstract concepts. It took me several years, numerous craft books, and a lot of practice to wrap my mind around the classic three-act structure. The fact that I was attempt...

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Published on July 16, 2018 21:17 • 6 views
Tao Wong Tao Wong's blog:
Writing Update Beta readers have received Coast on Fire (Book 5 of the System Apocalypse). That means we should be on schedule for a September 1 release after I get the book back, fix errors and rewrite / add scenes and get it to the editor. Who then has to edit it, get me to … Continue reading W... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 16, 2018 23:20 • 9 views
Cath Hakanson Cath Hakanson's blog:

The ‘When will I start my first period?’ Quiz helps tween girls work out when to expect their first period so that they can be prepared for the big day.


Waiting for your first period can feel like it takes forever, when you’re a tween. The ‘When will I start my first period? Quiz will help you and...

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Published on July 16, 2018 13:05 • 6 views
Cindy Ervin Huff Cindy Ervin Huff's blog:

My guest today is author and editor Linda Yezak. Her newest novel Ride to the Altar, the final book in the Circle Bar Ranch series is available. I’m so excited, I’ve already preordered it. I’ve asked her to stop by while on her blog tour to talk about the publishing biz both self-publishing and...

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Published on July 17, 2018 03:58 • 6 views
Ann Patchett Ann Patchett's blog:
When Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani left her post as the chief book critic for The New York Times after 38 years, Vanity Fair declared, “The novelists of the world will sleep a little easier tonight.” It was the end of an era. Readers who had grown up with Kakutani’s book... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 17, 2018 04:13 • 17 views
Boel Bermann Boel Bermann's blog:

Hon vet inte hur lång tid det gått. Dagarna flyter in i varandra, så där som det lätt kan göra när man har semester. Hon går ner till stranden varje dag nästan, läser, solar och badar. Tänker ofta på pappa och Jenny, om hur härligt de skulle ha det här. Men än är det ingen fara. Det är långt kvar...

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Published on July 17, 2018 00:41 • 7 views
Vivian van Leeuwen Vivian van Leeuwen's blog:

Het lijkt soms alsof er nog maar weinig contemporary YA-boeken verfilmd worden. De focus ligt vaak enorm op dé nieuwe dystopische franchise of dé te gekke fantasyhype en maar weinig op goede moderne tienerfilms. Jazeker, deze zomer hebben we Love, Simon en onlangs draaiden flicks als Midnight Sun...

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Published on July 16, 2018 23:00 • 7 views
Christy Wright Christy Wright's blog:

Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, loud or quiet, excited or even-keeled, having confidence is vital to succeeding in business, in entrepreneurship and in life. My mom, Darlene, is a great example of this. She’s confident enough to speak up for herself and stand for what is right. Her conf...

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Published on July 17, 2018 01:00 • 7 views
Julian Worker Julian Worker's blog:

A food tour of New York’s most multicultural borough revels in Latin American and Asian cuisine, but also highlights how gentrification threatens to end this riot of flavours

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Published on July 16, 2018 12:00 • 6 views
Nathan Kuzack Nathan Kuzack's blog:

HolohiveTo be honest, at first I didn't intend to write a sequel to Doomware. The ending was supposed to be abrupt and ambiguous, leaving readers to decide in their imaginations what happened next. It also seemed, for really the first time since I'd started writing novels, that somehow I'd been "channell...

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Published on July 17, 2018 05:22 • 8 views
Priya Sharma Priya Sharma's blog:

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The short story has traditionally been an American love affair. Hemingway, Carver and Vonnegut are often cited among the ‘greatest’ of all time. Across the Atlantic, hundreds of new short stories are published each week through independent small presses, the New Yorker publishes...

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Published on July 16, 2018 13:52 • 1 view
Allyson Kennedy Allyson Kennedy's blog:

Good afternoon, Arrowheads! Like last week, I’ve got another surprise post for you today: The Carolina Girl Relaunch Blog Tour Schedule! These ladies have volunteered to help promote Can’t Beat the Heart of a Carolina Girl‘s new cover, and I’m super excited to have them on board! Go ahead and giv...

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Published on July 16, 2018 13:00 • 7 views
Alastair J. Roberts Alastair J. Roberts's blog:

Today’s video responds to the following question: “What is your view of the miraculous gifts (like prophecy and the gifts of tongues) in the New Testament period? Did these discontinue with the closing of the Scriptural Canon or, maybe, they took on a new form after this? And how did the Scriptur...

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Published on July 16, 2018 06:17 • 5 views
Heather Rose Jones Heather Rose Jones's blog:
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 07:00

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project



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The unfortunate fact is that one of the best sources of detailed information on pre-modern same-sex eroticism comes from legal records when those relationships came under scrutiny either by religious or secular authorities. This not o...

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Published on July 16, 2018 07:36 • 7 views
Vania Rheault Vania Rheault's blog:

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You would think writers would love their work. We sit for hours and hours holding pencil or pen to paper, or sitting in front of our laptops, or holding a microphone to our mouths weaving plot and character together to hopefully create story.


Yet, writers are first to degrade their o...

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Published on July 16, 2018 06:55 • 9 views
Janet Farrar Worthington Janet Farrar Worthington's blog:

I used to write letters all the time. I had a pen pal in England. I wrote letters to relatives, to friends from out of state, to President Richard Nixon – long before Watergate, and he sent me black-and-white prints from his trip to China. It was no big deal. I would just sit down, […]


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Published on July 16, 2018 15:44 • 8 views
Heidi Chiavaroli Heidi Chiavaroli's blog:

Agent 355 plays a major role in my novel, The Hidden Side, but who was she besides an elusive and mysterious historical person?


 


“355” was simply the Culper code name for “lady.” She is mentioned only once in correspondence written by Abraham Woodhull, referred to as the certain lady “who will ou...

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Published on July 17, 2018 05:14 • 9 views
Helen Scheuerer Helen Scheuerer's blog:
Hello hello lovely readers and listeners! Welcome back to another mini podcast episode. We’re at #10 folks! Thanks for sticking with me and my rambling for this long. In this one, I tell you all about receiving the (hopefully) final print proofs for REIGN OF MIST, and the details for the official... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 16, 2018 17:53 • 9 views
Grace Hitchcock Grace Hitchcock's blog:

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As I am releasing a novella in a couple of weeks and my debut novel in March, I’d like to issue an invitation for you to join my street team, The Grace Street Society! As a member of this exclusive, high society launch team, you will receive FREE, advanced e-copies of current Grace Hitchcock no...

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Published on July 16, 2018 18:31 • 7 views
Chris Riddell Chris Riddell's blog:


Visual notes for the back of ‘The Descenders’ Hard back edition.

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Published on July 17, 2018 03:12 • 6 views
Laura Paulisich Laura Paulisich's blog:

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"Healthy eggs come from healthy chickens, sunlight, fresh air, exercise, healthy food (same as us!). Chickens raised on open pastures in the sun, eating bugs, worms and greens. The chickens raised in the sun have eggs with bright yellow yolks that look like the sun. The bright color...

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Published on July 17, 2018 00:30 • 8 views
Aglaia Berlutti Aglaia Berlutti's blog:




Con frecuencia, el Universo de un escritor se crea a partir de sus obsesiones más privadas, profundizadas y construidas a partir de una idea más elemental sobre lo que desea narrar lo que le rodea, sus vicisitudes y dolores. Para Stephen King, sus libros son “puertas abiertas a la oscuridad de s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 16, 2018 07:05 • 6 views
Lori   Alexander Lori Alexander's blog:


Do you know how much more attractive debt-free virgins (without tattoos) are to young men? Unfortunately, there are so few of these types of young women anymore because of the high costs of college (debt) and sexual promiscuity even within those in the church. As believers in Jesus Christ, we ne...

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Published on July 16, 2018 06:00 • 33 views
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