All Blog Posts Tagged 'West' (20)

Vacations Are Too Much Work

I know. I’ve slipped through the cracks the past couple of weeks. Sometimes a girl just needs to fall off the radar. I’ve been on what some call “Holiday.” Webster’s Dictionary says holiday is a day of rest from work. Well, I beg to argue. Just because you’re not at work and on “Holiday” doesn’t mean you’re not…

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Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on May 21, 2013 at 7:33am — No Comments

Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series rocks October and Litquake!

October is Roctober with Litquake! We have readings galore for you this month!

FIRST UP, join us for our regularly scheduled event at Studio 333 in Sausalito, October 11. 7pm. This very special show features writers from the audience who entered their names in the drawings over the months. 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, 7-9pm. $5. 

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Added by Why There Are Words on September 22, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Q&A: Susan Spence shares book promotion tips for new book, A Story of the West

Susan Spence has always been intrigued with life in the west in the 1880s. She researched historical accounts and first-person narratives as she prepared to write A Story of the West. A lifelong resident of the west, she currently lives in Montana on an old sheep shearing station with lots of furry critters and one partially furry critter. This is her first novel, and she is busily…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on May 17, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments

Monday Museletter April 9

Photo Piracy

I have had many photos stolen off the internet.  Last week I found them on a gay guy's cute faces website, a Russian mail order bride website, and a Facebook page for women who love cowboys.  I am not going to digress into details, as I worked through it, and learned how to use water marked photos I have in an online art gallery called http://www.artflakes.com/en/shop/megan-oteri.    I got so bent out of shape…

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Added by Megan Oteri on April 8, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Good Enough or Great Enough? Winning a Contest for Juried Conference

Awesome guest post from Sabra Wineteer on how she won a contest to go to the Key West Literary seminar. http://www.pamwrites.net/2012/02/15/good-enough-or-great-enough-winning-contests-for-juried-conferences/

Added by Pam Parker on February 15, 2012 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Time Out For Writers – Super Faculty



The Faculty for the 20th Annual ANWA Conference to be held February 23 – 25th, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in Mesa, is very exciting.  I hope many of my writing friends will be able to enjoy Time Out for Writers with us at the Mesa Hilton…

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Added by Margaret on January 8, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Three Authors Raise Money for Cancer Research

New Book: AZ Way Out West & Wacky featured at A+ Book Fairs 12/3/11…

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Added by Margaret on November 25, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

5 Questions for Amanda Hesser: A Memoirist Who Loves Food Talks to A Goddess of Food Writing

One of the wonderful things about having a book come out is that you are suddenly thrust into this lovely community of other writers who share some of your same interests. The writing world-- which seemed for months on end while you toiled away on your book about as big as the your desk top--suddenly feels more…

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Added by Caitlin Shetterly on September 26, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Harlequin by Morris West



In 1975 my favorite book was Harlequin by Morris West.  I was out

today, found the book again and I still like it.  When it was written thirty-six

years ago, the book was billed as a supense thriller in which computers and hit

men are used by evil conspirators to control the international money supply, but

to my thirteen year old mind it was about the friendship between two men.  It

still is.

George and Paul are a most…

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Added by Judaye Streett on September 8, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Israeli and Palestinian Women Are Proof that Life is a Beach

Civil disobedience is on the rise. This can be a good thing, as is the case in Israel this summer. Israeli women are risking criminal prosecution by going to the beach. They are taking Palestinian women along to protest decades of dehumanization. Read the full story on my…

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Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on August 11, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

Jo Buckshot Bryant

Joanne “Buckshot” Bryant was a notorious bank and train robber and is possibly best-remembered as the Queen of the Rustlers in the American West of the 1800′s. It could truly be said that this queen came from a family of outlaw aristocracy. Her parents ran the infamous Bryant Gang in Australia and may have even known the outback bandit…

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Added by Jo Bryant on June 28, 2011 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Cross Country

Last week while picking up my Aunt Lafayette’s granddaughter Tess at The Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, thoughts of other times at airports flooded my head. First came the memory of waiting, then waiting some more. Arriving way too early my husband and I sat around watching people. Of course I’m reading a book while occasionally glancing up when someone strolls by. The world is made up of all sorts of faces. How can millions of individuals look so…

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Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on May 17, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

Welcome to the World of Make Believe

Many times our every day lives can overwhelm us and we desperately need a break. Being a wife, homemaker, and mother can be a challenge and some days we feel discouraged. That’s the time when we would like to enter the world of Make-Believe. Perhaps after we do the dishes, change a diaper, and put our children down for a nap, we may have a couple hours to read a novel and slip into that make-believe world; a world of escape when our frustrations are high and we desperately need a break and a… Continue

Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on May 2, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Book Review: The End of Marking Time

I really wasn't sure what to expect of The End of Marking Time by C.J. West. I had just received my Kindle and was looking for free e-books to get a feel for the device before making any sort of commitment. I found the author through the Indie Spot forums, where he was offering free copies of his book. I was mildly interested in the bare plot I quickly skimmed on his website, so I sent… Continue

Added by Roxanne Piskel on March 21, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Sex, Romance, Cupcakes! February 1st, Los Angeles, Coco de Mer reading!

I'm doing a mini West Coast tour, which hits Good Vibrations in Berkeley January 27th, Booksmith January 28th (with Violet Blue, rest of lineup TBA for both of these!) and February 1st in LA at <a href="http://www.cocodemerusa.com">Coco de Mer</a>. Other events around my book <a href="http://gottahaveitbook.wordpress.com/"><i>Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex</i></a> are also in the works for a range of locations, from Minneapolis to the UK, but…

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Added by Rachel Kramer Bussel on December 11, 2010 at 11:36am — No Comments

3 August events, 3 September events (New York, Chicago, LA)

What's coming up:



August 10, 8 pm

Sideshow: The Queer Literary Carnival - erotica!



Hosted by Cheryl B. & Sinclair Sexsmith



Doors at 7:30

Phoenix

447 East 13th Street @Avenue A

Free



This month’s theme is HEAT WAVE EROTICA, starring:

Tamiko Beyer (Drunken Boat)

Rachel Kramer Bussel (In The Flesh)

Mildred Dred Gerestant (OUTMusic Spirit Award)

Kit Yan (Mr.… Continue

Added by Rachel Kramer Bussel on August 5, 2010 at 8:04am — No Comments

Monday Muse: West Virginia's Poet Laureate

Today's "Monday Muse" features a profile of West Virginia's Poet Laureate Irene McKinney.
http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2010/06/monday-muse-west-virginias-poet.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 7, 2010 at 4:22am — No Comments

March 18th In The Flesh Reading Series lineup (with Julie Powell, Madison Young and more!)

IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES

BDSM NIGHT

March 18, 2010, 8 pm - 10 pm

AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC

(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)

Between Forsyth & Eldridge. Look for the hot pink awning that says "XIE HE Health Club."

Admission: Free

Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676…

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Added by Rachel Kramer Bussel on March 4, 2010 at 10:07am — No Comments

Writing and Telling Stories (the writing process with a Halloween twist)



Writers of fiction live multiple lives when they are working on a story – the reality of their own daily lives and the fictional lives of their characters. That dance in and out of fictional and real worlds can be a difficult balancing act, particularly if the writer is working on a novel. I seem to require large blocks of time to immerse myself into the world of the characters in the novel I’m writing, but it’s been difficult for me to find… Continue

Added by Dory Adams on October 30, 2009 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

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