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Countdown to Publication - 7 more days!

Song of the Earth will be available in just another week.   Hard copy and Kindle available on Amazon first.  

Photo: Hey like oh my god look what just arrived. My proof of Song of the Earth. It will be out real soon. So excited. It's real.

Added by C. Susan Nunn on June 23, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

FoodFic Look at "Shards and Ashes"

Asking me as a writer to choose one short story from an anthology to blog about it almost as difficult as asking me as a parent to name my favorite child! So let me begin by saying that since this collection brings together the work of pretty much every big writer in YA today, every piece…

Added by Shelley Workinger on May 16, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

5 Reasons I’m Unqualified To Teach My Preschooler About Her Private Parts

I recently read a blog post about how important it is to teach toddlers about their body parts. Apparently, simply knowing the correct words for male and female genitals deters predators who know that these children will be more able to report being touched inappropriately.

Cut to me sweating profusely.  My daughter is almost four, and unless ‘front hiney’ and ‘back hiney’ are the…


Added by Susan Maccarelli on May 14, 2014 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

Signing Books at Barnes and Noble

Signing books at Barnes and Noble in Bakersfield on Saturday was not a champagne affair, it was business. The friendly staff prepared a book table for me and told me I could sit behind the table, stand and do a meet and greet (my style) or…


Added by Sydney Matheson Avey on May 13, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

My New E-Book! Enduring Bonds: Estrangement proofing our kids

Enduring Bonds Front page

I am really excited to announce that I have finished my e-book, Enduring Bonds: Estrangement proofing our kids.

What’s it about?

This e-book will include readers in a personal journey of understanding and learning about how to navigate family estrangement in their family, with their children. The book is organized into sections, which were topics that have been identified over and again by the people who have shared their stories and…


Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 7:33am — No Comments

Theme of the Week: Motherhood – Should I send my estranged mother a card for Mother’s Day?


“Hearing him talk about his mother, about his intact family, makes my chest hurt for a second, like someone pierced it with a needle.” 

― Veronica Roth

The thing about Mother’s Day is everyone’s relationship with their mother is in our face. Our nose is rubbed in “intact relationships” and it can hurt to know that we don’t have that. When we…


Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments

Theme of the Week: Motherhood – Aunties of the heart, our “other” mothers

“Women without children are also the best of mothers, often, with the patience, interest, and saving grace that the constant relationship with children cannot always sustain. Women who are not mothering their own children have the clarity and focus to see deeply into the character of children webbed by family. A child is fortunate who feels witnessed as a person, outside relationships with parents by another adult.” ― Louise Erdrich



Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 7:02am — No Comments

Theme of the Week: Motherhood – Estranged From My Children, Alienated From Myself

regret I was a child who hadn’t been loved, and who had had no family relations of love and intimacy. So I probably thought to myself that, finally, I was going to have a child and would have this wonderful unconditional loving relationship.

But this child was his mother’s victim, I was a totally incompetent mother, because I, myself, was an abused child from a problematic…


Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments

FoodFic Look at "The Here and Now"

April 23rd just came and went. Now, for me that didn’t mean a whole lot – soccer practice for one kid, baseball for the other, baked haddock for dinner in-between.
For Prenna James, however, April 23rd is a very special anniversary. It marks the date she and…

Added by Shelley Workinger on May 2, 2014 at 5:29am — No Comments

6 Tips To Get the Best From Your Writers Retreat

I'm on deadline for part of a book and a brand new essay and oh, yes, I need to catch up on some emails. So I did what always works: I packed up my notebooks, laptop, books, pens and sweat pants and booked myself a room at my favorite …


Added by Aine Greaney on April 28, 2014 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Sex and The Writer

Iconic: The camera was used to take this picture of a sailor kissing a nurse in New York's Times Square

(Iconic: Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt's image of an impulsive sailor kissing a woman he did not know in New York's Times Square to celebrate Japan's surrender in 1945, became one of the most iconic of the 20th century. The Leica IIIa rangefinder he used sold for…


Added by Sande Boritz Berger on April 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Natural Urticaria and Angioedema Treatment System Review

Natural Urticaria and Angioedema Treatment System Review

Trying to find the best way to cure your skin problems can be hard, but with the Natural Urticaria & Angioedema Treatment System it will be easier than what you think. The problem which comes up for many people is never having heard of the Urticaria & Angioedema natural treatment system and thinking it is nothing more than a scam system which they…


Added by Jessie Commons on March 29, 2014 at 9:45am — No Comments

Daylight Saving (Slaving) Time

I’m sorry folks but I am going to lay it on the line: I HATE Daylight Saving Time. Why in the world would we simple-minded humans think we are smart enough to mess with the sun’s time?


When I was a kid I thought having an extra hour in the evenings to play outside was wonderful, but now as an adult that extra hour only adds to the days workload. Not to mention the change messes up my sleep pattern. For those of us who are creatures of habit this is a very stressful time. In…


Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on March 10, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

5 Things You Should Know About Your Thyroid Diagnosis by Dr. Steven Hotze



Have you ever thought to yourself, “I think I might have a thyroid problem. I’m tired all the time, no matter how much I exercise, I can’t seem to lose weight, my hair’s falling out, and overall I just feel blah.” If so, it is essential that you explore the very real possibility that…


Added by Tracee Gleichner on February 12, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

On collaboration: poetry & art

Laura Madeline Wiseman: on Storyacious: "Every few days or so, Sally would email something. It was like opening presents. Like, really, who gets art in their inbox titled “more” and “what I’m working on” and “breast cups“, all from a feisty feminist artist?"…

Added by Sally Deskins on February 6, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

Intimates & Fools...

Along with the annual anthologies, in 2014, Les Femmes Folles unveils Les Femmes Folles Books with Intimates & Fools. Read more about how the book came together…


Added by Sally Deskins on January 28, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Teacher Advice Bans Sex Offenders From Teaching

New guidelines should improve the health and safety of children in the classroom and potentially reduce the number of child abuse claims involving students and teachers.

'Teacher Misconduct: The Prohibition of Teachers' was published on January 17th by the Department for Education on behalf of the National College for…


Added by Robert Anderson on January 20, 2014 at 5:37am — No Comments

FoodFic Look at "The School for Good and Evil"

When its jacket compares a book to Harry Potter, it’s almost a guarantee that the story within won’t measure up. In fact, I’ve only read…

Added by Shelley Workinger on January 17, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

What Health And Safety Risks Do Birthing Livestock Pose To Pregnant Women?

Some personal injury claims involve pregnant women who have come into contact with animals, such as sheep or other livestock, that are giving birth or have just given birth. These animals can carry infections, which can put the health and safety of pregnant women and their unborn children at risk.

Accordingly, a number of organisations, including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Public Health England, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the…


Added by Robert Anderson on January 9, 2014 at 1:49am — No Comments

Announcing my First 'Free' Day

I wanted to write a little post here about my first two weeks as an accomplished self-published author. First I will start by saying the feeling of accomplishment after working diligently to get my book out into the world in the past six months is exhilarating. Secondly, I will openly state that writing the book was the most fun part and if you think editing and revisions and book covers and…


Added by D,G. Kaye on January 8, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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