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Thursday's Three on Art

Today's post spotlights a trio of noteworthy art titles:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 23, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments

Thursday's Three on Poetry

Today, Thursday's Three spotlights a trio of forthcoming poetry collections: 'Whereas' (Layli Long Soldier), 'Cold Pastoral' (Rebecca Dunham), and 'Magdalene' (Marie Howe).

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 9, 2017 at 7:26am — No Comments

Fiction vs Nonfiction Book Blurbs

Hi. I wanted to clarify the difference between Fiction and Nonfiction back cover copy. They serve different purposes and need to be treated differently.

To be sure we're on the same page, this is the copy also known as the book description, not to be confused with "blurbs" which come from reviewers.

Nonfiction Back Cover Copy

The nonfiction back cover copy is about the destination. The reader wants to know what they are going to get…


Added by Glenna Mageau on February 9, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Book Excerpt: I, Angus by Mike Hartner

Title: I, Angus

Author: Mike Hartner

Publisher: Eternity 4 Popsicle Publishing

Pages: 260

Genre: Historical Fiction

During a time of civil strife and purging the North has lost more men to Wars then it ever did to Nature.


Angus has grown up…


Added by Dorothy Thompson on January 17, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments

Behind the Book – Joan Stanford, The Art of Play

I hadn’t planned to write a “real” book, never imagined being published. I do not identify as a writer, do not do research or create characters. Nor am I a memoirist although what became my book does relate my journey. So the story behind the book…

I had discovered expressive…


Added by Joan Stanford on January 6, 2017 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

Thursday's Three on Poetry

A look at a trio of highly anticipated poetry collections:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 5, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Read and Recommended

Monday Muse curates a list of five recently read and  recommended titles:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 21, 2016 at 7:55am — No Comments

Book Marketing: What Traditional Publishers Expect from Authors Beyond Writing the Book

Getting a book contract is exciting beyond belief. I finally got a hard copy of the book. I said to my sister  one morning as I stuffed a copy into envelopes to mail off to those who contributed:

“I’m doing ‘authorly stuff;’ it makes me feel even more like a real writer.”

In case you don’t know, I’ve self-published over 90 ebooks (fiction and non-fiction).…


Added by Yuwanda Black on August 19, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Is your Book your Baby or your Employee???

Many months ago, on The Creative Penn blog, I read an interview with a prolific writer who wrote a book practically every month. As part of the interview, Joanna Penn and this author talked about the common practice by some of treating their manuscript like a baby, a creative baby. They agreed that maybe for the first few books that was okay, but in order to grow as a writer, a writer needs to write, get past agonizing over each book and put it out there for others to…


Added by Patricia Robertson on August 16, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Book Review: A Powerful and Super-Cute Book for Kids With a Powerful Message

A Stillwater Farm Adventure:

JoJo the Dorky Dog

By A. F. Hannah


This is a wonderful picture book for kids 5 to 9 with a powerful message. The message is that God is always watching over all of…


Added by Irene Roth on August 9, 2016 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Wednesday Artist: Book Sculptor James Allen

Wednesday Artist takes a brief look at James Allen, an "excavator" of vintage books:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 20, 2016 at 6:08am — No Comments

Wednesday Artist: Nick Bantock

Today, Wednesday Artist takes a brief look at the work of Nick Bantock:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 13, 2016 at 6:56am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Books and Articles to Note

Posted a Monday Muse look at notable books and articles:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 20, 2016 at 7:15am — No Comments

This and That in Poetry

Today's post features a number of items related to poets and poetry:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 14, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Monday Muse: New Idaho Writer-in-Residence

Posted Monday Muse profile of Christian Winn, Idaho's recently appointed Writer-in-Residence.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 13, 2016 at 8:22am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: Al-thar by Sean Dow

In Al-thar, (Arabic:revenge) Brent is living a tranquil life on the peaceful Philippine island of Masbate. But the FBI's witness protection plan is not enough when you have destroyed the plans of the world's most feared terrorist group-an assassin is on the way, and his plans are far worse than a simple bullet…


Added by Dorothy Thompson on June 13, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments

Ekphrasis at the British Library

Posted Ekphrasis at the British Library, a commemoration of 150 years of 'Alice in Wonderland':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 7, 2016 at 7:06am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Author Lidia Yuknavitch

Posted Monday Muse, a look at author Lidia Yuknavitch, self-described "misfit", and her inspirational TedTalk:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 6, 2016 at 6:49am — No Comments

Thursday's Three on Art and Poetry

Posted Thursday's Three, a trio of upcoming art-and-poetry-related exhibitions:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 28, 2016 at 5:39am — No Comments

Celebration U

Focus Group for ages 13-30 looking for readers of my book Ordinary Princess. I can send the book digitally along with the questions I would like to be answered about the book. Please go to my facebook page and like the page and stay up to date on information I will be providing the group. Just inbox me with your email address.…


Added by Pamela Michelle Mathis on April 18, 2016 at 10:40pm — No Comments

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