Kings of the Wyld is fantastic, imaginative, and unique. One of the most impressive debuts I’ve read in a LONG time.
So the premise of KotW is that it is set in a Dungeons & Dragons style world with humans and monsters living side by side and not really getting along too well. Oh, and adventur...Read more of this blog post »
Book Launch 28th February 2019
Applying Quantum Physics to manifestation of Consciousness researching Ancient Psychological aspects of Alchemy & Chinese, Greek, Hindu Philosophers, the book is a compilation of 9 AoL Consciousness... Read more of this blog post »
All of these books have one thing in common:
They always tell yo... Read more of this blog post »
“Alexa, launch Rhys Ford Casting”
Welcome to a new way to keep up with what’s going on! Rhys Ford and Dreamspinner Press have partnered up to provide you with the latest news from Rhys Ford through your Alexa, Dot or Echo.
Two ways to enable the app, directly on the Amazon site...Read more of this blog post »
Άξαφνα ήρθαν οι λύπες. Άξαφνα.
Χθες το βράδυ, αργά, πληροφορήθηκα από τη σελίδα του Σπύρου Μπιμπίλα ότι έφυγε από τη ζωή η φίλη μου Νίκη. Ήταν μόλις 33 χρονών. Δεν την χάσαμε από τροχαίο, όπως χάνονται συνήθως (και αδίκως) νέοι άνθρωποι. Έφυγε ακόμα πιο άδικα. Την πρόδωσε η καρδιά της.
Με την Νίκη...Read more of this blog post »
“My dad came to America in the 90’s. He worked at one of those stalls on 34th street selling ‘I Love New York’ t-shirts and plastic Statues of Liberty. One of his coworkers had a sister back in Bangladesh, which was my mom. The whole thing was arranged over the phone. Even the wedding was done...Read more of this blog post »
I commissioned my old friend, the renowned artist Mark Salwowski -- remember those wonderful Iain M Banks covers! -- to do the cover artwork. And I now have the first tentative draft, which is fa... Read more of this blog post »
When I write I go into battle. It's against the me who existed before I wrote what I'm writing now.
When I finish writing the piece I'm writing the demons I battle inside that version of me, they have less power. I want them muddy, bloody and bowed.
Odd that I use a rugby pitch metaphor w... Read more of this blog post »
The final MM sci fi book in J. Scott Coatsworth’s “Oberon Cycle” trilogy is out – “Ithani”!
About the book
Time is running out.
After saving the world twice, Xander, Jameson and friends plunge headlong into a new crisis. The ithani–the aliens who broke the world–have reawakened from their hun...Read more of this blog post »
He's good people is Marlon. Read more of this blog post »
Unfettered III publishes March 19, 2019!
It is a project close to my heart, one that has taken two years to come together. But the time it has taken has been more than worth it. It has a menagerie of different SF&F stories, featuring bestselling authors alongside new voices. Not only that, bu...Read more of this blog post »
��� Twist endings
��� Telling the backstory
��� Cookie cutter story
��� Stalling as approaching crucial event
��� Packing peanuts
��� Subjective tension
��� Histrionic exit
��� Reader cheating
��� Inappropriate mystery to create suspense
��� Too many subplots
��� Literary dr...
I’ve been haunting our local shops, hoping to take a selfie with A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire but half the time I’m fresh from the gym–not ready for my close-up. The rest of the time, I’m shovelling my driveway and skipping the gym, not leaving the house at all.
Perhaps I’ll have...Read more of this blog post »
Afera taśmowa rozwija się fajnie. Pisowcy nie nadąża z produkowaniem kolejnych usprawiedliwień - najpierw „nie było faktur”, potem „nie było umowy”, teraz „nie ma dowodów”.
Na każdym etapie odsłania się kolejna porcja brudów pod dywanem. Okazuje się, że najbliższymi współpracownikami Kaczyńskiego...Read more of this blog post »
“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” James 3:13 (NIV)
[image error]For all of their lives, my children have known a secret. When circumstances fall apart, there is a safe place. Their mom’s arms. More...
C’è un solo motivo per la quale vale la pena guardare “Alita – Angelo della Battaglia” e si riassume interamente nella figura di Christoph Waltz (e questo mio giudizio potrebbe essere influenzato dal fatto che stiamo parlando di uno dei miei attori preferiti).
Per il resto abbiamo di fronte un fi...Read more of this blog post »
So to add to my earlier post about New Year’s Resolutions (only the book ones cause those are the only ones that matter), I thought about the books I have that are now completed series (none that are ongoing will be included in this list) that I just stopped reading, or forgot about or for any ot...Read more of this blog post »
Holy shit what a couple of days it’s been. If for no other reason I’m writing this blog to organize my thoughts. Second goal is to have a written documentation of the events that unfolded on Valentine’s Day, 2019. Thirdly, I want something I can point to when someone asks, “Where have you been th...Read more of this blog post »
This is my first time for everything; first novel published, first time trying to be really active on social media, and now THE first blog post. And let me tell you, it's a roller coaster ride! A whirlwind of searching, discovering and gathering information of do's and don'ts on how t... Read more of this blog post »
Well, I just finished the framing document for it. I wrote 12,000 words. It's possible I need to ponder the term "long winded".
When it comes to writing non-... Read more of this blog post »
I know. It's been, like, 8 months.
(Insert chagrined grin emoji.)
I nearly shut this thing down. No, really. But I couldn't pull the trigger! So here I am again. I missed you guys.
What's been going on? Well, Bruno turned two. Hugo learned how to read and write. In many ways, thin...Read more of this blog post »
I landed on my butt with a thud, still holding the tray of food high above my head. Somehow, I managed to balance the plates which were overflowing with burgers and onion petals. The ramekin, however, hit the ground before I did, and splashed my bare legs, covering me in the sticky may... Read more of this blog post »
Today’s blog is about a nonprofit that’s making a big difference in the lives of kids with medical needs, and also in the lives of youth in local schools. Our ministry has the joy of being a part of this through sponsorship! Here’s more from Laura Queen, the Portland program director with Sparro...Read more of this blog post »
However it is all coming to the pointy end now and I am delighted to reveal the cover... Read more of this blog post »
In this entry, we will show you how to create bookmarks and different scenarios where they may be useful. Bookmarks are basically used to store the status of a specific report page including the filter selection and the visibility of the different objects, allowing the user to return to that same...Read more of this blog post »
Since I know you were wondering, minions: Yes, Saturday Night Live DID copy the cakes in last night's sketch:
It's a perfect wreck-plica!
That's a homemade wreck, though - as was the Cookie Monster - so obviously SNL didn't find those here.
Ahhh, but the last one? THAT was here first. In fact, I...Read more of this blog post »
This morning I came across yet another on line discussion of the joys of library card catalogues, this one on Twitter. A lady said she missed them and was immediately and enthusiastically endorsed by people who were using a smart phone or a computer to do something we couldn’t do back in the days... Read more of this blog post »
I was a teacher for a long time before I became a full-time author. During those years I’ve seen the complete spectrum when it comes to reading. From children who’ll walk into things because they won’t put their book down to kids who feel ambivalent until they find just the right book to kids who...Read more of this blog post »
Australian political parties get hacked, the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sports committee publishes its final report on fake news, and Ming-Chi Kuo published a note on an all new MacBook Pro design for 2019.
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A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none o...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve only recently started blogging again. I did not blog all through the fall, for various reasons. One was that I was finishing two books: The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl, which is the final novel in the Athena Club series, and the short story and poetry collection Snow White Learn...Read more of this blog post »
Ahhhhhhhhh. We are just back from a ridiculously luxurious vacation on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. National Geographic calls it “the most biologically intense place on earth”, and it just takes a few hours there to understand why. It covers less than a thousandth of a percent of the earth’s...Read more of this blog post »
I’m a bit overwhelmed with work at the moment. I’m not sure this has anything to do with my actual level of work, but more with my mood at any given moment. Do I feel overwhelmed? Then I am overwhelmed.
On the other hand, I do have four rough drafts on my desk right now — two short stories, a shor...Read more of this blog post »
OH HI, I didn’t see you there. How long have you been hiding in my shrubs? A week? That explains all the Chinese takeout containers scattered around — I just assumed the squirrels had figured out GrubHub. No, no, it’s okay, you don’t have to get up.
SOME NEWSY NEWS KNOW-HOW, COMIN’ AT YOU.
Oh no I’...Read more of this blog post »
I hope you’ve had a great week and Valentine’s Day turned out just the way you wanted it to!!!
I’m always fascinated by new forms of our social phenomena and culture. And since I spend time in California, I’m never sure if some new form of entertainment or behaviour is particular to...Read more of this blog post »
Per un po’ ho odiato internet, ho odiato il mio lavoro, ho odiato sentirmi così: sola, incompresa, sbagliata, fuori posto.
Laura Lonighi mi segnala un suo recente post in cui racconta un percorso di cambiamento molto simile a quello che sto attraversando in questo periodo.
L'artico...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