We are SO excited. At Midnight tonight, Pacific time, our new publishing house goes live. William built the webpage and I did the book side of things. It's been hard, fun work and worth every minute spent on it, every penny. I wish I could say we should've done this sooner but the timing was right for everything.
I'd like to personally invite you to check us out. We're trying a pricing model called Variable Pricing. It's not new--some music sites use it--but I believe we are the… Continue
Added by Kim Richards on August 31, 2009 at 9:40pm —
Our RWA chapter, Saguaro Romance Writers had its retreat this past weekend in Bisbee, Arizona. Fourteen of us went altogether.
The retreat had a two-fold purpose. For some it is a quiet place to write, away from distractions. For others, it was a place to brainstorm their work with others.
The hotel is called The Gym Club Inn and Suites. It was the YMCA, then an apartment building. It is the perfect place for this, because some of the suites are huge, you can easily live there for an… Continue
Added by Michael Charton on August 31, 2009 at 8:15pm —
This is an article I wrote for 1st Turning Point. Please check out their other excellent articles if you have not and
here is the link.
Added by Michael Charton on August 31, 2009 at 6:22pm —
I posted this on my personal blog in April, '08 after attending the Desert Dreams conference of the Desert Rose RWA Chapter. It was meant to be tongue in cheek silliness and since my Toastmasters protege was asking me about the conference and he is a youngster, I dedicated it to him.
Young man, are you listening to me? (Couldn’t resist the opening like the Village People, but I digress).
You are a male writer (or hanger on) arriving at a Romance Writers Conference.… Continue
Added by Michael Charton on August 31, 2009 at 6:13pm —
My brother called the other day. When I answered the phone he not only identified himself by his full name but also as my brother. I had to fight really hard not to laugh. We don’t speak. Ever. But we do see each other at family functions a handful of times a year so I do recall his existence when I encounter him. I was so proud of myself for resisting the temptation to say “Who?”
While I was out and about over the weekend I noticed some… Continue
Added by Barbara Huffert on August 31, 2009 at 5:52pm —
The Boys of Birmingham is a book about my father and his colleague’s days in Birmingham Alabama during the civil rights movement. They found the identity of James Earl Ray Dr. Martin Luther kings killer. The book also chronicles their dealings with the Ku Klux Klan.
My father and I ventured on this journey together taking about 5 years to write the book. Sadly my father did not live to see the completion. But he loved telling all the stories you will find in the book.
Added by Patricia Ryan on August 31, 2009 at 3:53pm —
What would you do
during the last second of your life?
The suspenseful tale of three students and one teacher trapped in one second of time, only to find out that something is there with them. Something no one has ever seen before, with an appetite none of them want to bear witness to.
As he walked around the back of the gym and passed the front entrance, Mark could see the little fat kid he loved to mess with running for his life. He… Continue
Added by Trent Kinsey on August 31, 2009 at 3:04pm —
If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, what do you do if he can’t stomach you?
Awe-struck Publishing announces the release of contemporary romance, TURTLE SOUP. This short novel by Danielle Thorne (author of THE PRIVATEER) is a 2008 Awe-struck Short Novel winner.
Sea turtles may be endangered but after an encounter with marine biologist, Jack Brandon, nothing will stop Sara Hart from naming her deli Turtle Soup. When Jack takes a job at the nearby… Continue
Added by Danielle Thorne on August 31, 2009 at 2:19pm —
I received and read the book Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs compliments of Thomas Nelson.
Hardcover: 324 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 7, 2004)
About the Author:
Dr. Eggerich was the senior pastor of East Lansing Trinity… Continue
Added by Judy on August 31, 2009 at 1:59pm —
As an author your email signature is a fantastic place to distinguish yourself and stand-out from the crowd of emails that your recipients receive. In fact, it's an excellent way to unobtrusively market your book to all your email recipients. Let's do the math about the size of this marketing opportunity ... if you send an average of 10 emails a day you've got over 300 opportunities a month to tell your email recipients (clients, coworkers, friends, family and vendors) about your… Continue
Added by Freya R on August 31, 2009 at 11:16am —
Greta, my 2 year old dog of undefinable breed, woke me up this morning with a mournful face, hoping to coax me into taking her to the pond where she can frolic with her friends. The pond (a beautiful doggie park) is miles from my house, but it's one of the few places in Miami where dogs can run,swim with the turtles and have fun. She loves it there because after she's thoroughly exhausted I take her to McDonald for two burgers. I also take Daisy Duke,… Continue
Added by Diana Flori on August 31, 2009 at 10:11am —
BRIDGING AN OCEAN CONTEST
I’m celebrating the release of my new novel, The Ocean Between.
If you’d like to join in my contest, please do the following. Contest ends on November 15th.
1. Drop by my website
and leave a comment in my guest book. Tell me what you like or dislike about the book video for THE OCEAN BETWEEN found on my home page.
Five winners will be randomly chosen and posted on… Continue
Added by Lynda Coker on August 30, 2009 at 9:16pm —
I went to the laundromat today. Never did that before. Yesterday I asked someone how it worked and how much money I would need. I felt dumb but better to ask a friend who laughs at me in a good natured way than go off and be an idiot in public.
So now I have fluffy towels again and the sheets I like best back on the bed. Overall, it wasn’t awful. But it is going to get old really fast. I may have to get me one of those mini netbooks to… Continue
Added by Barbara Huffert on August 30, 2009 at 4:07pm —
On my other personal blog, I posted the first chapter to the 3rd book of my series. Could use some feedback or find someone willing to help me with the critique process. The blog post is self - explanatory to what I'm needing and why. And as my friends know here, my 2nd book didn't get a wonderful review- yet. Still, the series isn't done and I'm not throwing the towel down yet. It ain't over until the fat lady sings... and I haven't stood in front of the mike yet. LOL. Thanks for those who do… Continue
Added by Chriss Hill on August 30, 2009 at 2:00pm —
"It was a simpler time, a simpler, more down-to-earth lifestyle." Join me on
Jennie Marsland's blog today http://tiny.cc/LdzLq
Added by Heidi M. Thomas on August 29, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I’ve been sentenced to dryer hell.
Today’s set of delivery men was much better than yesterday’s. They measured and measured and mumbled and said no way but tried anyway. No, doesn’t fit even after my little demolition project of yesterday. But they were very helpful and told me what I needed to tell the store.
Unfortunately the folks at the store had no clue what the delivery guys were talking about. They insist it doesn’t exist.… Continue
Added by Barbara Huffert on August 29, 2009 at 2:30pm —
As i sit in front of my computer and muse, I wonder who is reading everything I throw out there in cyberspace? I'd love to know if someone in Bangalore, or Oslo, or Baton Rouge woke up this morning and read my blog, or visited my website, or liked the photo, or maybe is intrigued and is considering buying my new book. I hope so, because the alternative is too depressing to consider. As a writer, I crave praise and adulation. Where are… Continue
Added by Diana Flori on August 29, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Hi, I'm excited that my anthology, Secrets Volume 27 Untamed Pleasures, is up for Best Book of the Week at Long and Short Reviews - Whipped Cream http://www.longandshortreviews.com/WC/recentrev.htm
Woohoo!! Hope you will drop by and vote. It only takes a second. If we win we'll get some wonderful free promo. Thanks!!!
Earlier in the week we received a fantastic, 5 cherries review from… Continue
Added by Nicole North on August 29, 2009 at 10:33am —
Come check it out and get some southern hospitality. Patricia is the author of Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia, a life in poems.
We'd love to see you there,.
Oh, and don't forget to feed my pet turtles while your there.
Added by Deborah J Panger on August 29, 2009 at 9:56am —
I'm taking part in the LASR Anniversary chat today at 10 am Eastern time. Come and join in the fun.
Added by Hywela Lyn on August 29, 2009 at 9:43am —