I hope this week’s newsletter finds you all well. Before we get to the Notable & Quotable, I have exciting news. The audiobook of Fires that Forge, Book I of the Lords of Order & Chaos Series, is in final production! Check our future newsletters and/or Facebook page for your chance to win a FREE dowRead more of this blog post »
Mental health has never been in the spotlight as much as it has been today. We have finally realised that we need to take care of our minds just as much as our physical. Took us far too long to figure out something so obvious!
The mind can destroy you if you let it. Don’t let it do that. Life is too
I'm happy to announce the publication of several new books -- all coming in the spring. With the snowiest winter we've had a few years in the South Jersey area, and COVID19 restrictions, staying inside to write became a primary activity. Hot chocolate, lightly salted almonds and sugar-free Lifesaver Read more of this blog post »
Ti riveli nel tramonto quando le foglie
si chiudono nel giallocupo
degli occhi del gatto e all’alba svanisci
nella nuvola disciolta al sole. Lasci
tra le mani un sapore lieve di speranza
e negli occhi visioni immense di giorni felici.
Perché c’inganni? Come bambini impazziti
DEEP Space Seed
James Chris Wilkinson
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE…………………… ORBITING NOMAR
CHAPTER TWO………………… GUNMAN
CHAPTER THREE………………. ON NOMAR
CHAPTER FOUR …………….BACK ON EARTH / NEW JAVERead more of this blog post »
"Here's something," Billy told Emil. "We'll need to get some of those outlet plugs."
Emil wrote it down.
"Whatcha doing?" came a voice from behind them."
The boys turned to Pippa, who had just noticed they were doing something.
"Hi, Pippa," Emil said as they started down the hallway. "We'reRead more of this blog post »
Meeting a flash fiction challenge
Marnie tried the third shirt on and glared at it in the mirror. Her hair hadn’t settled into her latest haircut and angled too much to the left, its bronze highlights over darker layers looking, she hoped, dramatic.
Determined not to be irrRead more of this blog post »
I grew up loving thick, meaty hot pots of chili that were so filling and flavorful I was satisfied for hours after eating. I also grew up eating quick meals that came together easily. I’m so pleased to bring you my updated plant-based take on this traditional favorite, with the help from @fronti Read more of this blog post »
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GOOD GRAMMAR DOES NOT A WRITER MAKE.
“But I can’t like, be a real writer, I suck at grammar.”
I’ve heard that way too many times. Yes, grammar is definetely an important part of writing (especially in a finished product), but that’s all it is, one part. As an early
In the next few days I will be posting the Book 3 (Sedition) cover reveal video. Sedition is definitely the best book of the series so far, as the action and tension ratchets up approaching the outbreak of civil war! You can pre-order your copy today, by clicking here. The Kindle and paperback versiRead more of this blog post »
This Sunday, March 7th, I am celebrating the long-awaited release of my new/
newest book, "Reflections on the Nature of Friendship", and soon enough, I will
be taking it along with me on a virtual and then a physical book tour around the
USA. The book was fourteen months in the making and involved myRead more of this blog post »
Theda Perdue in “Southern Indians and the Cult of True Womanhood” argues that an integral part of the cultural transformation of Southern Indians was a redefinition of genderRead more of this blog post »
Esta semana fui convidada a falar do meu trabalho, minha carreira como escritora e meus livros na escola Sommerlyst, aqui de Tromsø, no norte da Noruega. Foi uma nova e grande experiência para mim, já que recomecar com literatura em um novo país não é fácil. Foram quase sete anos de luta no Brasil,Read more of this blog post »
i thought this when i was walking somewhere with my minions. sometimes it is very difficult for me to go anywhere knowing i will have an entourage if i try to leave the house.
so this made sense to me.
i am totally a ninja.
after i had this epiphany, i arrived where my
My new book, Artifices, Deceptions, and Dilemmas is out in PDF on DTRPG. It will be on Kindle and in Print on Amazon by early next week, and on DTRPG in softcover and hardcover by mid-march.
It turned outâwellâpeople seem to really like it. There's a huge preview on DTRPG, and the videRead more of this blog post »
Having two or more of everything, “just in case”, does not signify great planning. It points to poor decision-making. Simplify your life. It’s easy to complicate things but genius is in keeping it simple and stupid.Diamonds and other baublesOn Nov 1, 1972, the New York Times published an article thaRead more of this blog post »
It was so interesting to share my story with podcaster Dominick Crea and his audience this week. The interview was wide-ranging, starting with my own personal experience of being falsely accused to how the criminal justice system can be improved to explaining how other parents have to be vigilant toRead more of this blog post »
தஸ்தாயெவ்ஸ்கியினைப் பற்றி மிகச்சிறப்பான கட்டுரைகளைத் தொடர்ந்து எழுதி வருகிறார் சர்வோத்தமன் சடகோபன். இவரது பார்வையும் புரிதலும் அற்புதமானது. ஆங்கிலத்தில் இந்தக் கட்டுரைகள் எழுதப்பட்டிருந்தால் நிச்சயம் சர்வதேச அளவில் கவனம் பெற்றிருக்கும்.
பெங்களூரில் பணியாற்றிவரும் சர்வோத்தமன் தஸ்தாயெவ்ஸ்கியின் புத்தகசRead more of this blog post »
Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up..- February 28th – March 6th – Pretty Woman, Shortstories, Poetry, Book Reviews, Food and Funnies.
Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed during the week here on Smorgasbord.
Nothing new to report on the home front as we face another month in full lock down. Hopefully by the better weather (usually) appears in May we will be able to get out aRead more of this blog post »
Ever since I came across “intuitives” (Jung/Myers-Briggs) I have been wondering about this “magical thing” called intuition. I have always been fascinated by the idea of a sixth sense, a secret power one can discover and even train. The idea is often present in popular culture, like in SpideRead more of this blog post »
The figurative illustrations, drawings, paintings, diaries, vignettes of Tina Berning have occupied my mind lately. I discovered the work on IG. Berning is based in Berlin. Berning’s illustrations are published world-wide.
I spent some time looking at the work here. It has stuck with me for days now.Read more of this blog post »
Intervista a Luca Di Martino sul progetto "La principessa è in un altro castello". Produzione Drunken Otters
Miao, buonasera, splendide persone, oggi avremo come nostro ospite d'onore Luca Di Martino, uno degli ideatori della webserie "La principessa è in un altro castello". La trama della serie devo dire che è molto interessante, una parodia dei videogiochi retrò anni '80, con missioni seconRead more of this blog post »
She cleaned him and saw he had a big bite mark on his outer thigh. “Gross,” she said, trying not to dry heave.
“Is it that bad?” Wayne asked with a worried tone in his voice.
“I’m not sure. I should go back and see if I can find anything to dress the wound with.” Without waiting for his responseRead more of this blog post »
Cneo miraba a su hermano desde el límite noroeste del Bosque Sombrío. De vez en cuando se reunían para mantener la conexión que los unía desde el mismo momento en que fueron creados. Era tan fuerte que ni siquiera la permanencia de Kaeso en la Estirpe Oscura había logrado romperla. Pero ahora, dRead more of this blog post »
I begin Elena Ferrante's novels with a mixture of fascination and dread. Fascination, because everything I've read by her has gripped me. Her novels are riveting and her words flow on the pages, moving me along and immersing me in her Italy, her Naples, and her family dramas that she has carefully cRead more of this blog post »
I’ve written about this before and you can find links below to my old wheat free blog posts, because not all wheat and gluten free bread is equal. Many of the high street gluten free breads contain fillers, gums and ingredients like methyl cellulose – basically cardboard! And whilst I’m able to eatRead more of this blog post »
There’s this other place, this other world,
discovered by some of us who wandered away,
and here, I’m satisfied with myself,
my indulgence in language
and hours under the spell of art,
artists, writers, dreamy minds,
something of the ghost lying within.
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