I hope your Sunday is going well. I finally released Samantha's Cravings last night. Yes! Yes! Yes! It just went live today. This one was a looooong time in the making ... glad to have finally given birth to…
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Up in Kings River Life Magazine this morning a review of Dennis Palumbo's brand new mystery novel "Night Terrors" and a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/05/18/night-terrors-a-daniel-rinaldi-mystery-by-dennis-palumbo/
We also have another Smart Guys mystery short story by Dennis Palumbo…Continue
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Good morning. I hope you have a great day on tap. I'm up early in Negril, updating Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cassandrablackauthor?ref=stream), author blog (http://cassandra-black-author.blogspot.com/2013/05/up-until-after-200-am-writing-last-night.html), etc. Getting ready to…Continue
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"Louise," Thorny yelled from somewhere in the house. Probably his office, I thought, slamming the album of pictures shut. I was scrap booking, designing pages into works of art, adding photos almost as an afterthought. Low on paper cement I'd have to quit soon anyway. But, damn it to hell! What on earth did he want now?
I scooted my chair back from my desk in the dining room and walked into the hall. "Where are you?" I called. No answer. "Where are you, Thorny?" Louder this…Continue
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Today is my pub day, and to celebrate my publisher Gallery/ Simon & Schuster is giving away two copies of The Lake House, to She Writes members. Just leave a comment to win.
The moment I've dreamt about is here. Ever since I was a little girl, sitting in the library tucked between the shelves with my nose in a book, I've imagined what it would be like to have my book published.
In the last few months, there's been so much anticipation, hard work, things I…Continue
Writing on verandah at villa in Negril with Carib sea just in the distance. Pretty morning, birds talking, flowers all around, sky clear as a bell. I'm ready for my second cup of coffee already. Up early today despite getting to bed little late last night. Watched game (Miami vs. Chicago) at a local bar last night with big sis, a friend and a couple of rastas. Wow, what a game. Chicago showed out! Was rooting for Miami, but I think next one is Wednesday, so I will be ready. C'mon…Continue
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as Mother's Day approaches, I perused the display of books about/for mothers at a local bookstore...
if my son wrote a book about me, I wonder what the title would be?
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You probably know that Amazon bought GoodReads at the end of March. A week before that, I had the pleasure to meet Patrick Brown, Director of Community at GoodReads, when he came to lunch at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Brown spoke about the…
Having an absolute ball in Caribbean ...
I hope your day is going well. This afternoon I'm designing a book cover for big sis (Yuwanda Black, http://inkwelleditorial.com/about). Her first romance novella will be out soon. Can't wait to read it!
I will walk to Negril's round-about (town area) a little later for some much needed exercise. Will then…Continue
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What goes into the design and production of an annotated edition of a Jane Austen novel? Monday Muse finds a short video that gives readers an inside look at the making of Austen's "Pride and Prejudice".
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Up in Kings River Life Magazine 6 more reviews & giveaways of Penguin mysteries. "The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy": A Witchcraft Mystery By Heather Blake, "Curse of the PTA" by Laura Alden, "Under Currents" by Author Pamela Beason, "Going, Going Ganache" by Jenn McKinlay, "Oak and Dagger" by Dorothy St. James and "The Homicide Hustle": A Ballroom Dance Mystery By Ella Barrick.…Continue
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Here are five easy steps to selling more books than anyone, ever:
1. Surf and study the Internet until you understand every single aspect of it.
2. Gain practical knowledge of the buying habits of every current reader and prospective future readers.
3. Establish a personal relationship with #2 using #1.
4. Maintain #3 long-term with daily contact, offering enticements, encouragement, and unique gifts/prizes
5. Write a steady stream of fascinating books when…Continue
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I hope your day is going well. Feeling really blessed this morning, enjoying this life I've carved out for myself, in spite of so many things. Of course, money's always a little tight; haven't "made it" yet; but feeling so rich in so many things, and if God took me tomorrow, I would not regret one iota of today.
I hope this is life for you, too. If not, maybe consider changing some things ... I…Continue
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Today's post is another in an occasional series in which Monday Muse offers facts you might not know about poets, poems, or poetry and publishing.
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Today's Saturday Short is the wonderful animated presentation of an excerpt from Leonard Lopate's 1996 interview with the late David Foster Wallace.
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Posted new edition of All Art Friday.
Today's spotlights are on the digital art magazine "Visual Language"; the video "Golden Sea" on painter Makoto Fujimura; the Laib Wax Room at The Phillips Collection in D.C. (video with the artist included); and a process video with Bruce Herman describing working on a panel included in "Qu4rtets".
The roundup highlights exhibitions at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Agnes Martin paintings and drawings), Maine's Portland Museum of Art…Continue
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