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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


I try to remain positive in my blogs. No one wants negativity; there's enough of that in the world. So I keep my blogs positive and optimistic. However, I'm going to change that policy with this blog. I need to vent.


I'm an author. My job is to write and then sell my books. One possibility for this is a…


Added by Patty Lesser on June 6, 2015 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Your Favorites Best-Ever Teen Novels

We live in a golden age of young adult literature today, when books written for teens are accepted equally by readers of different generations. I think, it's not surprising to see Harry Potter and The Hunger Games series atop. They are my favorite novels, too. :)

Hope you will find other really good books you've not probably read yet.…


Added by Emily Johnson on June 2, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

5 Ways Aspiring Authors Get Tripped Up in Wishful Thinking

I recently had a coaching session with an author who’s finished with her manuscript and ready to shop it. Like most of the writers I work with, it’s taken her a year to complete, and there were another five years before we started our work together during which she was plotting and…


Added by Brooke Warner on June 1, 2015 at 10:00pm — 8 Comments

Top Ten Short Classic Books That Will Fire Up Your Classics Reading Engine

Have you been meaning to read a few classics but haven't found the time or the motivation? Are some of those thick and heavy monster classic books scary to you? If so, you'll like this post...

About 5 years ago I decided that I wanted to read as many books of classic literature as I could. I…


Added by Bryn Hottman on May 15, 2015 at 4:50am — No Comments

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