Last fall I took an education course on instructional design. Here’s something I learned: when curriculum professionals are hired to create a course, perhaps to improve employee performance in a workplace, one of their first questions is, “Is this actually an instructional problem?” In other word...Read more of this blog post »
George Wilder Jr. is a action writer, love story writer and a Radio Host who keeps trying to Make t... Read more of this blog post »
So, I may or may not have accessed the Dark Web again while doing some sketchy research for my next novella. (Which will likely get its own little side series of quickie novellas that will be equal to or greater than this one in awesomeness, but th... Read more of this blog post »
My drawing skills are pretty damned rusty...it took me three or fou... Read more of this blog post »
The first question is: what is a “living?”
The second question is: where is that living made? Surviving in New York, for example, is more costly than in, say… Arkansas.
You may have already noticed I used the word “survivin... Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Song of Solomon is a masterpiece of American literature by Toni Morrison. Morrison has won all sorts of awards, including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. If you haven't read her work before, this is a great one to start with. It is o... Read more of this blog post »
The thought of people standing around and using their phone's latest feature as social currency makes me want to cry. "This can't be what the world is."
But why should that prevent you from... Read more of this blog post »
A new paperback book titled Shoebox Gleaning -or- Early returns from Stone's shoebox blog!!
It's selected postings from my new blog. Brilliant idea.
Someday soon this link will work… www.stoneril... Read more of this blog post »
Get ready for the upcoming catastrophe!
Just over 200 years ago, something big happened--something that was worth burning down libraries to keep hidden.
We live in a w... Read more of this blog post »
But there’s one thing nearly everyone who enters a writing contest wants…
If you want to win a writing contest, though, do any or all of... Read more of this blog post »
Anyhow, here in north Alabama, we’r... Read more of this blog post »
"Do you want to hear a story?"
On Feb 18th, I will be having a month-long book tour for my FAVORITE novel "Drop Dead Gorgeous." I invite all who would be interested to sign up as a host themselves. All my best!
Book Tour "Sign up!" link: https://l.facebook.c... Read more of this blog post »
Daggers zing past my head.
I sidestep to dodge the blades aimed to dig into my throat. I sprint toward my assailant with a wicked grin on my lips and the glowing eyes of my wolf. A line of throwing knives slice toward me, but I dive over the five blades and roll forward when I hit th... Read more of this blog post »
Would any of you be interested in beta reading a new YA Fantasy novel for me? It's ~70k words, about a girl who competes in a deadly sports tournament in order to save her sister (similar to a fantasy version of the Hunger Games). If you're interested--or you'd like to know more--plea... Read more of this blog post »
Ernest Renan. Joseph Ernest Renan (French: [ʁənɑ]; 28 February 1823 – 2 October 1892) was a French expert of Semitic languages and civilizations (philology), philosopher, biblical scholar and critic, historian... Read more of this blog post »
"Extraordinary story...will think of it for a long time and recommend it to others for its amazing plot, extraordinary characters, and insight into two troubled souls."
—Writers Dig... Read more of this blog post »
3 MORE DAYS until UNRAVELING THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE hits your e-reader! Have you pre-ordered?
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I've been burning the midnight oil working to finish Part-Two of "Learning Earth's Deathly History" by spring.
Currently it... Read more of this blog post »
Hey Librarian, Teacher and Author friends! I'll be signing OCULUM, my new middle-grade dystopia from DCB (formerly Dancing Cat Books), at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference this month.
When: Thursday, January 31/2019
Time: 2:40 pm
Where: OLASC, OBP Pavilion
Hope to see you there. Here'... Read more of this blog post »
Where was the love in Philadelphia? Were the crowds we saw on the news there to forgive and gently correct the Starbucks employee, the police, and even the innocent victims, for their parts in a series of angry events that could have been avoided with patience & kindness?
@WLIng...Read more of this blog post »
This discussion guide is for anyone looking for a more formalized way to think and talk about the book, and for book clubs. I'd love to hear your answers to these questions... Read more of this blog post »
I love all your guesses:
The alternativ... Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received an ARC of this book and it in no way influenced my opinion of it.
Spin the Dawn is a splendid and spectacular addition to the YA genre. The main character drew me in from the very beginning, Maia is a headstrong girl who is a seams... Read more of this blog post »
Revise the sensations to our deeds
Our hearts become silent painters
As our minds rumble and speak in tongue.
It wasn’t the wind, the fire or the rain
That aligned our comfort with such notions
But the chanting of the unknown
Declaring our freedom to speak
In some revelation of... Read more of this blog post »
Happy Sunday from snowy Cleveland, Ohio! This lake effect snow has us trapped inside (with coffee and books, of course!).
Just a reminder that these two giveaway opportunities are ending soon, so if you haven't entered, take a minute to stop by. The Rafflecopter doesn't have much mor... 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