Thursday, 6 October 2016

Strawberry Surge and a HOT Bartender

Lela Markham
Lela Markham says “Strawberry Surge and a HOT Bartender via @pfiala
www.pjfiala.com — This week I’m excited to introduce you to Taylor Anne, a fabulous author and great person.  She also brought drinks, well a drink recipe that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.  T…

Leon Redbone Tribute

FC Etier
FC Etier says “Leon Redbone Tribute via @FCEtier
fcetier.com — Anytime you’re feeling lonely Anytime you’re feeling blue Anytime you feel down hearted… That’s the time to dial up Leon Redbone on YouTube. A few minutes in the time warp of this anach…

Top Seven British Miscarriages of Justice

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All Things CrimeBlog says “Top Seven British Miscarriages of Justice. Stephen Downing, Sam Hallam, Sally Clark, etc. …”
www.allthingscrimeblog.com — by Blackwater Law Getting accused of something you know you didn’t do can be annoying at the best of times, but imagine actually being sent to prison as a result. Unfortunately, the criminal justic…

Did I switch the laundry? - Bookshop Bistro

Tanya Jones
Tanya Jones says “Did I switch the laundry?”
panopticnews.com — Part of the polishing process of your book requires you to read and re-read your book. It’s a good idea to spread this out and leave some time between the reads and even to read other materials at this point … Continue reading →

Districts train teachers to lookout for child abuse signs

Teresa Burrell
Teresa Burrell says “Districts train teachers to lookout for child abuse signs”
keprtv.com — TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Child abuse and neglect is an issue that officials said hits us locally.But experts said everyone in the community can help by recognizing potential signs and reporting them.According to the latest statistics in 2014, 7,000 children in

Bear Cubs Caught Cooling Off in Water-Filled Planter at Pasadena Home

Lilia Ford
Lilia Ford says “Bear Cubs Caught Cooling Off in Water-Filled Planter at Pasadena Home via @ktla
ktla.com — Two bear cubs were caught on camera taking a dip in a water-filled planter in the backyard of a Pasadena home Tuesday. The video, submitted by Sainty Wang and Carlos Chavez, was shot from behind a sliding glass door as the cubs splashed around in the birdbath. It’s not uncommon to see bears cooling off in swimming pools as the summer temperatures climb, but these two cubs found the outdoor planter to be a bit more comfortable.

Author and critic Lev Grossman on why there are no good books

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figuratio says “Author and critic Lev Grossman on why there are no good books via @smh
www.smh.com.au — There are no good books, says American writer Lev Grossman - an unnerving opinion from a successful author of five novels who also spends much of his working life assessing other writers' books as critic for Time magazine.

Diary of the Damned Launches!

Michelle Muto
Michelle Muto says “Diary of the Damned Launches!”
michellemuto.wordpress.com — It’s release day for DIARY OF THE DAMNED! I’m really excited about this book. It’s equal part supernatural suspense and horror. But  this isn’t your mother’s exorcist.…

Dreams of Beautiful Whisper

Tanya Jones
Tanya Jones says “Coming of age tale, with the twists we love & parallels we need. ”
Dreams of Beautiful Whisper – Book 1 in The Elves of Eytherfel series. Not only is it a YA Fantasy novel with Elves, magic and romance (as if that wasn’t enough). But i…

Goals as a writer

A. J. McMillan
A. J. McMillan says “Goals as a writer”
Forever ago I came up with this sort of mission statement, and I feel like this blog is a good place to break it down. This isn’t about pragmatic goals, or even achievable on…

Writers’ Police Academy 2016

Mary Grace Murphy
Mary Grace Murphy says “Writers’ Police Academy 2016”
Hundreds of crime/mystery writers swamped Green Bay August 11-14 for the eighth annual Writers’ Police Academy. They came from all over the United States and other countries.…

What I Know

Augustine Tagaste
Augustine Tagaste says “It took me 15 years to write this down. I am sharing in memory of those who died: ”
By Augustine Tagaste   A Bright Future   It began in the spring of 2000 at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. My senior year at the Institute of International Studie…

On equality…

L J Ross
L J Ross says “On equality…”
The topic of today’s blog posting is pretty expansive, so before you read any further let me assure you that I do not intend to write a treatise on the subject. However, after some…

When Life Cuts into Your Writing Time

Heather Weidner
Heather Weidner says “When Life Cuts Into Your Writing Time: ”
Life is busy most days. I had dental surgery last week, and the recovery knocked me out of my normal routine. I work full-time and have family and other obligations. Sometimes, i…

TV show review: The Collection

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lisa williamson says “TV show review: The Collection”
Another Amazon Original show, The Collection is a very stylish look at Paris after WW2. We all think of Paris as the fashion capital of the world but after the war it was a very di…