Thursday, 5 March 2015

A Close Read of Bill O’Reilly’s “Nonfiction” Children’s Book

Susan Klopfer
Susan Klopfer says “Don't let this man near your children!” — Kennedy’s Last Days, Bill O’Reilly’s illustrated 2013 book for young readers about the JFK assassination, has emerged from retirement. Written for 10- to 18-year-olds, it might have remained harmlessly out to pasture, emitting the occasional flatus of patriotism or self-aggrandizement, had its author not been accused of fabricating part of...

Booktrope–A New Approach To Publishing

S G Basu
S G Basu says “Booktrope–A New Approach To Publishing” — This sounded interesting and fresh to me, so wanted to share here. Of course we all know about the state of the traditional publishing industry today where it's either a stroke of luck, or knowing ...


Anne Leigh Parrish
Anne Leigh Parrish says “My short story, "Smoke," out today in Writer's Bone! ” — Photo courtesy of roycewdove on Photobucket By Anne Leigh Parrish Ten years ago, you got four, maybe five fires a season, but that month alone there'd been ten. Global warming was to blame. Some insect had moved north and killed off the Douglas fir. When lightning struck, those dead trees burned right away. A healthy, living tree was harder to ignite.  Most fires were small and insignificant, in remote, unpopulated areas. Now the three dotting the mountains over the Methow Valley had merg…

8 Ways to Beat Writer's Block - A Writer's Journey

James C. Glass
James C. Glass says “Check this out: 8 Ways to Beat Writer's Block - A Writer's Journey” — Writer's Block creeps up from time to time. If we do nothing, it can be a paralyzing, terrifying experience. Here are 8 things you can do right now to beat Writer's Block.

HFVBT Presents Jeanne Moran's Risking Exposure Blog Tour, May 4-15 - Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours

Jeanne Moran
Jeanne Moran says “HFVBT Presents Jeanne Moran's Risking Exposure Blog Tour, May 4-15 - Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours:” — Please join Jeanne Moran as she tours with HF Virtual Book Tours for Risking Exposure, from May 4-15. Publication Date: September 2014 CreateSpace Formats: eBook, Paperback 186 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction/Young Adult     Munich, 1938, Nazi Germany. War is on the horizon. A timid Hitler Youth member contracts polio. Photographs she takes of fellow …

DOJ Finds Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate

Russell Brooks
Russell Brooks says “DOJ Finds Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate. These aren't LAW-ENFORCEMENT officers. via @HuffPostPol — FERGUSON, Mo. -- A forthcoming Justice Department report on the Ferguson Police Department has found that city officials engage in practices that discriminate against black residents and routinely violate the Constitution and federal law, according t...

Vince Vaughn and Co-stars Pose for Idiotic Stock Photos You Can Have for Free

Nick Jones
Nick Jones says “Vince Vaughn and Co-stars Pose for Idiotic Stock Photos You Can Have for Free” — Stock photos have a bad rap. They're campy and cheesy and the butt of plenty of jokes. But what's great about them is they're often the catalyst for promotions or gags—sort of a comedic blank slate. Enter the new Vince Vaughn movie Unfinished Business, which comes out Friday.

The Truth 4 Today #79

Beca Lewis
Beca Lewis says “Understanding what is true. ” — Order this Truth 4 Today Print I wonder if someone invented a lamp that dissolved the darkness of misunderstanding, how many people would turn it on. Maybe we like our illusions too much. That is until we become uncomfortable, and by then we may have forgotten where we stored the lamp. Let’s not be like [...]

'Free Range' Parents Found Responsible for Child Neglect After Allowing Kids to Walk Home Alone

Ann Swann
Ann Swann says “'Free Range' Parents Found Responsible for Child Neglect After Allowing Kids to Walk Home Alone via @GMA — A Maryland couple who was being investigated for allowing their two children to walk home alone from a neighborhood park have been "found responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect" by the state's Child Protective Services. Maryland Child Protective Services began investigating Danielle and Alexander Meitiv of Silver Spring, Maryland, for practicing so-called “free-range parenting,” a philosophy that encourages children to have some independence. We fully intend to appeal,” Dan…

Indie Author: Paul Zunckel

Khulani Development
Khulani Development says “… Visit my Blog and collect your Discount Coupons, Take a journey into the unknown. Smashwords Discount Week.”
Get to know the author of horror, suspense and thrillers. An Indie Author listed with Amazon.

It's Already March!

Eli Kale
Eli Kale says “New blog post is up for the week of 3/2! ”
Friends, A new week, a new chance to make a difference, a new opportunity to accomplish your goals. It's crazy that March is already here! Let's delve into today's p…


J. W. McAllister
J. W. McAllister says “WINDOWS vs. FORD”
Windows vs Ford For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates re…


Nancy Baker
Nancy Baker says “Amid death and destruction A MAGICAL PLACE. ”
In the spring, Ghazir, a small village of some fifty families about nine hundred feet above the sea, is a magical place. The homes are built on stone terraces that from a distance …

NEW RELEASE DAY: Reap & Repent is LIVE

shirleymccann says “NEW RELEASE DAY: Reap & Repent is LIVE! Don't miss this Dark Urban Fantasy. Reapers, demons, angels & romance?…”
At long last, Reap & Repent is live! BUY NOW on AMAZON Happy Book Birthday! Long live the series. Reap on!

The Anatomy of Hope

Virginia Burges
Virginia Burges says “The Anatomy of Hope”
“The hope of future generations is the chance we have to awaken in ourselves a consciousness that is increasingly immune to irrationality and that values wisdom.” ~ Harry Palmer Ba…

Fire ravages Cape Town mountains

Matata Books
Matata Books says “BBC News - South African firefighters battle blaze on Cape Town mountains Incredible fire lights up Cape Town.”
More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.

Let’s Talk About Me

Heather Day Gilbert
Heather Day Gilbert says “Let’s Talk About Me - ”
“Let’s talk about me!” Generally speaking, that’s not good advice for handling yourself in social situations.  Better is to listen and ask questions.  Being interested in others is…

The 'Cane Train and Other Stories

Russ Linton
Russ Linton says “The 'Cane Train and Other Stories - A Brief Status from the Frontlines”
Ooops. Behind on my posting this week. I'm trying to put the finishing touches on my collection of short stories set in the Crimson Son universe. So far, everything is on sche…

My Gals Call Me Sweet Dick

Ian Probert
Ian Probert says “New post on my blog: My Gals Call Me Sweet Dick”
Even though I don't necessarily disagree with Oscar Wilde, who said that we write 'to impress the ladies', I can claim with a fair amount of honesty to have never wr…


Alissa Crowley
Alissa Crowley says “My little opinion.”
So, here is how I see it. A friend is someone who is always there for you, someone who helps you win your fears…right? That person you can always count on no matter what. Sure ther…

Book Launch Party!

N.A. Granger
N.A. Granger says “Great fun last night at the launch party. @TheTopoftheHill Wonderful to see so many friends.”
Last night we had a party for the launch of my second book, Death in a Dacron Sail. It was huge fun – just socializing with friends and imbibing some good wine and beer. We held it…

IT'S JUST STUFF - Victoria Raine

Victoria Raine
Victoria Raine says “Txs so much for adding me to the group !! Here's the blog titled "IT'S JUST STUFF". Please post a comment”
3am Friday morning my house is on fire. So many coincidences occurred that I believe are the reason, my son, my dogs, and myself all still here safe and sound. I went out with a gi…


Scott Springer
Scott Springer says “GUNSHOTS, my dear, are always a big deal ”
Inspirational Romantic Suspense Julia has accepted the Lord and is busy returning her life to order. She is not ready for love, especially when the new site foreman at work stirs u…