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Book Publishing Secrets: A Conversation with Dr. Gabrielle Francis, Author of The Rockstar Remedy

We’re talking to authors from all walks of life about their experiences in publishing their book.  Some have smooth paths, some rocky, but they all share a common goal – to see their name on the cover of their creation.  It’s interesting to read what path they decided to take to get there and my guest today is here to tell everyone what he/she did in order to make it all happen so that other writers will learn a little something from the experience. 



Added by Dorothy Thompson on November 24, 2015 at 9:10am — No Comments

Popular Chicken Soup for the Soul Books

Heard about Chicken Soup for the Soul? It is a collection of books from a series run under the same name with different subtitles. It comprises inspirational short stories and motivational essays. As soon as the first edition became a smashing success, the authors Jack Canfield as well as Mark Victor Hansen who also happen to be motivational speakers, became a household name. Since then, there was no looking back and a number of volumes were issued after that.

The success of its first…


Added by Maria Witwiky on November 19, 2015 at 4:04am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Books New or Forthcoming

Posted a Monday Muse look at new or forthcoming titles:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 9, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments

Book Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights is a Gothic novel set in the times of 1840s which are the times when the profile of the author used to leave a lasting impression on the story and the authorship drove sales. Despite being a classic work of English literature, the book had come under the cloud of controversies due to its stark portrayal of physical and mental cruelty. Unusual in its tone, the writing challenged the staunch Victorian ideals of those times that advocated morality, religious hypocrisy, gender…


Added by Maria Witwiky on October 21, 2015 at 12:33am — No Comments

Thursday's Three on Art

Posted Thursday's Three on Art, a look at a trio of newly published or forthcoming art books.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 1, 2015 at 6:18am — No Comments

Monday Muse: New Louisiana Poet Laureate

Posted Monday Muse profile of Peter Cooley, new Poet Laureate of Louisiana:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 21, 2015 at 7:50am — No Comments

I Had the Writing Fever

On Tuesday September 15, 2015, I had to take my middle son, Jeremiah to a sick doctor appointment. While waiting for the room to be available, I started writing Chapter 6. Halfway through, it was time for us to go back to the room. While waiting for the doctor, Jeremiah was playing a game on my…


Added by Tishawn Marie on September 17, 2015 at 8:41am — No Comments

Book Publicity Services Announces New Office in Irvine Plus Two New Hires

Irvine, CA (September 15, 2015) – Book Publicity Services, a leading public relations agency that specializes in promoting authors, is excited to announce a new office location and two new staff members. The office is located at 15615 Alton Parkway, Suite 450, Office #41, Irvine, CA…


Added by Kelsey McBride on September 15, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Get Ready to Catch A Flow of New Ideas for Writings

It's high time for fresh writing ideas, guys!…


Added by Lesley J. Vos on September 10, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Books to Gift Your Teacher This Teacher’s Day

The relationship between a student and his or her teacher evolves and grows with age. This is because from childhood to adolescence we grow up learning from them. They nurture our minds and shape up our future. They lay the foundation stone of our personalities, the way we turn out in our lives. Apart from teaching, they put lots of effort in inculcating basic values and ethics in us. To look up to them in admiration, we always celebrate 5th September with great…


Added by Maria Witwiky on September 2, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Catch-22 of Memoir Writing

When I started to write The Butterfly Groove, which follows my search for answers among my mother’s mysteries from her past, a decade after losing her, I had a hope that I set too high on my list of Miracle Writer Tactics. Not only was I going to write a great book…


Added by Jessica Barraco on August 21, 2015 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

Top Romance Novels by Famous Authors

Those who love, drink and breathe love stories, are truly romantic at hearts. The genre appeals to the emotions in them, keeping them hooked to the romance novels. Be it fiction or real life love tales, we always take an instant liking to any saga that starts with – A boy meets girl, they fall in love and so on. They keep us intrigued till the end overflowing with emotions, whether they meet a happy or a sad fate. The story should not breathe its last without an eternal romance in the…


Added by Maria Witwiky on August 17, 2015 at 5:18am — No Comments

Before Starting Your First Book

    Deciding to write a book is the easy part, everything gets difficult from there on, but I thought I'd share some tips with you before you get started on writing your first book.

 First, you will need to decide whether you will be writing in present, past, third person omniscient, third person objective, or third person limited omniscient. Research what these mean before starting.

 Main character. You don’t have to have his/her personality figured out entirely--you…


Added by Ashley Earley on August 11, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Whom do you love? Virtue vs. villainy in literature


In last weekend’s New York Times book review, Bookends asked, “Can a virtuous character be interesting?” Two writers, Thomas Mallon and Alice Gregory, present their case for which type of literary character makes for more interesting reading: a good person, or a…


Added by Jenna Sauber on August 11, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Preparing for My First Book Signing

Okay, the day has come for my first book signing.  Yikes!  I will be at the Half Price Books in Garland , Texas to sign GIANNA THE GREAT.  This is my children's book about genealogy and family history.  The…


Added by Becky Villareal on August 5, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Waiting on Gianna

Bringing a book to life is a lot like bringing a child into the world only having a child takes less time. When the first tiny grains of the idea for my book presented themselves, I was busy working with a classroom full of PK students 14 boys and 2 girls mind you!  I…


Added by Becky Villareal on August 4, 2015 at 11:34am — No Comments

Wednesday Wonder: 100 Years to Build a Library

Posted Wednesday Wonder, a look at Scottish artist Katie Paterson's project "Future Library", which will take 100 years to complete.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 17, 2015 at 8:01am — No Comments

Coffee&Books: What Should You Read Next?

Are you a coffee addict? 

Do you write and read books? 

I am, and I do! That's why I was truly inspired by the infographic of The Dog House Diaries about the connection between your coffee preferences and your character; I went further, and had a crack at creating... well... let's call it "a kind of" infographic about book recommendations based on your favorite coffee drink.

It's summer now! And this is the best season to read, isn't it? Many cool websites have made the…


Added by Lesley J. Vos on June 17, 2015 at 5:08am — 4 Comments

Cozy Mystery Is Now An Audiobook

When reading a book, you picture the characters interacting with one another, but an audio brings everything to life as you listen to the dynamics of the narrator. You hear the anxiety, suspense, comedy, and romance in the person’s voice as you sit and relax in an easy chair or if you’re driving down the road to work. It’s entertainment at its best.


Red Mountain Shadows Publishing presents The Bali Mystery: Amelia Moore Detective Series by Author Linda Weaver Clarke.…


Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on June 9, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

Monday Muse: 'My First Time'

Posted Monday Muse look at Paris Review's newly launched video series 'My First Time':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 8, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

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