Check out this podcast from the PBS blog on the topics of discipline and consistency. Details are on this post from the PBS blog.
If you haven’t added The Violin Man’s Legacy by Seumas Gallacher to your audio-book collection yet, be sure to do so. Details can be found from this post on his blog.
…one of my favorite poems is Walter De La Mere’s ‘THE LISTENERS‘, published just over a hundred years ago in 1912… fast forward to the present day, and still among my favourites is a new breed of ‘Listeners’… the good folks who’ve honoured me by downloading my maiden foray into Audio Books, my first ever novel, the Jack Calder crime thriller, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY…
…if I’ve learned anything in this WURLD it is that NUTHIN stands still… and equally so in the field of publishing… the extraordinary journey into self-publishing over the last ten years has been laden with pleasure for this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler… being (relatively) new in the Authorsphere since then, the whims and fickledom of being a writer have thrown many opportunities my way to try some of the ‘new’ stuff… the latest, and certainly not the least of these has been…
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Check out these great reading links from this post on the When Genres Collide blog
- https://bizmarc.wordpress.com/2018/05/04/the-one-i-need-by-alivia-grayson/ The storygoes thus, Nova comes to find her father, the head of Snakes Henchmen MC, and finds the love of her life in Tank and a family with the club. But she has a couple of secretswhich may be a deal breaker for most men. Is Tank one of…
- http://teripolen.com/2018/05/04/the-writers-reading-corner-georgia-rose-romance-suspense-crimefiction/ ‘My name is Madeleine, Madeleine Ross. It is a name chosen with thought and because it is classy, and that is what is needed here…’
- http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2018/05/the-naughty-princess-club-at-stroke-of.html I am always on the prowl for a new audio romance that will keep me entertained and when I had seen the rave reviews that AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT by Tara Sivec was receiving I knew I had to try it out and I was not disappointed. In fact, I don’t think I have laughed this hard while listening to…
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Check out this review of the book, The Cipher, by Kathe Koja, as featured in this post from the Suburban Syntax blog.
Nicholas is a would-be poet and video-store clerk with a weeping hole in his hand – weeping not blood, but a plasma of tears…
Books like The Cipher come along rarely.
One of the strangest, most existentially disturbing horror? novels I’ve read in a while, it’s a gem that is certainly not for everyone.
When video store clerk Nicholas and his sometimes-girlfriend Nakota stumble across a strange hole (The Funhole!) in an abandoned supply closet in his apartment building, they don’t really know what to make of it. Over time, Nakota begins to perform “experiments” by putting things in or near the hole, with frightening results. This includes a camcorder that creates video so intense it beguiles anyone who sees it. As tension builds, it comes to a head when Nicholas’ hand accidentally goes in the The Funhole and comes out with a bizarre negative stigmata. A “mini Funhole” that…
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Yes, It's time for my soapbox. You may be going through the classic struggle trying to decide whether to self-publish or wait for traditional publishing possibilities. There are many pros and cons to each and I've gone through many of those in previous posts. For me, the obvious choice was self-publishing. When I triangulated my…
Check out the latest updates to Sally's Cafe and Bookstore from this post on her Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
Author Charles Yallowitz discusses prequels in this great post from his Legends of Windemere blog.
LOTR and the Hobbit
One could say that War of Nytefall is a loose prequel to Legends of Windemere. It’s pretty easy to say since it’s true. They take place in the same world with the same races, magic system, and many shared cities. There may even be a cameo or two from familiar faces that can survive the centuries. It creates a bigger web of world-building and opens up more of Windemere for other stories. The foundation has grown wider and higher, but there are risks.
First, one runs into a problem with readers thinking they have to read the first series to get into the second. This isn’t true since they are separate stories that happen to take place in the same world. You can follow the adventures of Clyde without knowing about the adventures of Luke Callindor. Yet, many readers will see this and get confused…
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