I spent 2009 bumping and grinding to set an order for the coming year. First off I have prayed that the Father in heaven will allow me to make to 2011 so that I may use this year to shine; literarily speaking. All my mistakes have been forgotten and forgiven. I've created for OOWEE Magazine creatively unique Promos/Marketing/Advertising, by consistently working on my site:… Continue
Added by Kim Wilson on December 31, 2009 at 6:05am —
Black Rose Writing
Reviewed By Renee Washburn
Official Apex Reviews Rating:5 Stars
A sadistic killer is on a horrific rampage throughout the United States, but
without substantial physical evidence and a discernible homicidal pattern, he flies
virtually undetected under the radar of law enforcement; however, when FBI
Special Agent Sam Adams is assigned to the case, he leads a determined charge… Continue
Added by JW Thompson on December 30, 2009 at 1:56pm —
Reflecting on marketing Children of Dreams this year brings me to some interesting conclusions. The things I thought initially would be the most effective weren’t. Some of the things that cost nothing except my time were. To focus my efforts for my next book and how I will market it, I will share some of my results. Hopefully I can help another person to make wiser choices about where to invest their efforts who, like me, may be a new author without… Continue
Added by Lorilyn Roberts on December 30, 2009 at 11:40am —
"There was a long hard time when I kept far from me, the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth. But, since my duty has not been incompatible with the admission of that remembrance, I have given it a place in my heart." Haunting words from Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, as I begin my new novel.
For those who write memoirs or novels based on life, it's a hurdle to be overcome. How often have I avoided music, pictures, locations, events, or… Continue
Added by Lorilyn Roberts on December 29, 2009 at 10:25pm —
It was a great surprise to have 'City of Gardens: The Other Side of the Fence' to ever be recognized by anyone outside my family. Apparantly the winners will be announced by the end of the month. The nomination alone is a great hounour. I love wahat I do and have a great passion for it. To me, the message is more important than recognitions. Although I am extremely happy with the nomination, I think that we may have provided a platform for the mentally ill, addicted and homeless to apeak out… Continue
Added by Patrick J Schnerch on December 25, 2009 at 5:47pm —
Merry Christmas and a Happy prosperous New Year. Just received
my first book review on : " Clara Layten - The Chelsea Murders "
Added by Joseph Frank Baraba on December 25, 2009 at 9:32am —
I didn't write this but it really touched my heart so thought you all might enjoy reading it. Merry Christmas!
Bobby was getting cold sitting out in his back yard in the snow. Bobby didn't wear boots; he didn't like them and anyway he didn't own any. The thin sneakers he wore had a few holes in them and they did a poor job of keeping out the cold. Bobby had been in his backyard for about an hour already. And, try as he might, he could not come up with an idea for his mother's… Continue
Added by Paidra Delayno on December 25, 2009 at 7:19am —
Now that the days are shorter, have you noticed having a harder time getting it cranked up in the morning? Do you feel like carrying a machete around so you can reach around and cut off the part that's dragging? Perhaps you feel like you were at a big party the night before but you can't remember being there.
Well, I've got good news for you. Are you aware that often times during the winter we feel really drowsy in the morning for the simple reason that your body temperature hasn't… Continue
Added by Paidra Delayno on December 23, 2009 at 12:14am —
I was pleasently surprized that my last book has been nominated by Allbooks Review for 2010 Editor's Choice. I recieved notice today of the nomination. I do not know of any details as of yet. I am just very happy for this honour. The nomination alone is beyond my wildest dreams.
I am very proud of this book series and the tight lipped subjects I chose to explore. Mental illness, addiction and homelessness now has a platform to speak from. This gift is my true honour. December 21st… Continue
Added by Patrick J Schnerch on December 22, 2009 at 10:09pm —
It's interesting to me that Jesus never said in the Beatitudes, blessed are the beautiful, blessed are the popular, blessed are the smartest, or blessed are those who are the best—whether it be as a teacher, artist, carpenter or writer. But He did say, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
I have sensed in my spirit that when I am creating I am most like God than at any other moment. There… Continue
Added by Lorilyn Roberts on December 22, 2009 at 12:48pm —
My father once related an incident that was memorable to him. He and a friend were in a gas station mini-mart (convenience items) and a woman walked in. She purchased several items which took her to various places in the store. While she was walking around selecting her purchases, my father and his friend noticed something very interesting about her.. After she left the premises, the two men compared notes.
This woman wasn't particularly good looking but she was sexy. If ya got it,… Continue
Added by Paidra Delayno on December 21, 2009 at 12:03am —
Christmas was always special. Aunt Ruth would come to visit us in her one-horse open sleigh to take us kids for a ride. The harness was laden with bells and when the horse trotted the bells jingled. I don’t remember if we sang the song, Jingle Bells, but the words to the music were real. Aunt Ruth brought heavy blankets to place over our laps and legs to keep us warm as we glided along. We always had snow in the winter and many were snowed in. Horse drawn sleighs were used to take people to the… Continue
Added by Abe F. March on December 19, 2009 at 10:19pm —
The weather report for Philadelphia, PA on December 12th promised a partly sunny sky, brisk and chilly. Whew
, I thought. With all the rain going on of late, I'm glad that we'll have a good day for the booksigning.
By December 14th, the long range forecast still promised a bit of sun, turning to clouds for the 19th. All was going to be right for the 19th, my booksigning. The 19th was when I was going to have my first booksigning for "The Gatekeeper, a Novel by C.… Continue
Added by C. Alease on December 19, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Some early reviews for Dead of Knight-A Jack Staal Mystery
'Dead of Knight' A Thrilling Mystery,
By E. Chan (New York, New York )
I have to admit, I am a big mystery buff. And because it is my favorite genre of literature, I'll also admit that whenever I pick up a mystery book, I have absurdly high expectations for that book (which, sadly, are usually left unfulfilled).
Not this book.… Continue
Added by William R. Potter on December 19, 2009 at 12:21pm —
“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”
St. Francis of Assisi
People live near the churches and can see the steeples, but don't go to church. Can it be because they are not practicing what they preach? If they offered something fulfilling they wouldn't have to advertise on TV, radio or promote in the usual ways of the world. Cable gives us over a hundred channels, the churches need to give us something cable doesn't… Continue
Added by John Kuykendall on December 19, 2009 at 9:43am —
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Be there when we blast the entertainment industry universe: agents, producers, studios, etc.
Books for film is the excitiing new component of iFOGO, Inc. focused on getting select books and authors before those who make film rights buying decisions.
Added by Gene Cartwright on December 18, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Here's a page from my new murder mystery :
" Clara Layten - The Chelsea Murders "
Enjoy , Oh yes, don't put the lights out...
Added by Joseph Frank Baraba on December 17, 2009 at 9:09pm —
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Added by Jo-Anne Vandermeulen on December 17, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Where no building is taller than a plam tree.
Check out my article Mystical Moloka'i featured in Dec. 15th issue of www.realtraveladventures.com
Added by Linda Ballou on December 16, 2009 at 9:09pm —
(Excerpt from the novella The Mystery of Taiwo da Silva)
Originally published by BLACK BOOKS NIGERIA
A division of Human Change Communications Company
by Omoruyi Uwuigiaren
Even as brilliant weather sat comfortably on the bare chest of the beautiful earth, and our mutual friend, the morning, took its place in the progression of days, a bizarre tale, more hellish than the enterprise of a sorcerer, crossed my threshold and led me into a gloomy morning.
I had… Continue
Added by Omoruyi uwuigiaren on December 15, 2009 at 10:30pm —