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Farewell, Mister Frodo #losingapet #heartbroken

A little over 3 days ago a small but very intense light went out, leaving my life forever darker, and I am heartbroken. Those of you who have never shared your life with a pet may not understand, but the rest of you will. I never contemplated having children – my maternal instincts are all for animals, […]

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – The Prince’s Son – Book Two The Five Kingdoms by Deborah Jay

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
Welcome to the first of the New on the Shelves for March and today the featured author is Deborah Jay and The Prince’s Son, Book Two in The Five Kingdoms series and publishined in November last year. About The Prince’s Son This epic fantasy…

How to open a link in a new Window – and why you should #Blogging

We all want people to read our posts, don’t we? Why else would we devote so much time to blogging? So in amongst your material, you include helpful links to other articles. What you may not realise is that more often than not, once a reader clicks away from your page, they don’t come back. Particularly […]

Blog Tour – CHAMELEON ASSASSIN by BR Kingsolver #Urban Fantasy #Dystopian

  Book Title: Chameleon Assassin Author Name: B.R. Kingsolver Genre: Urban Fantasy, science fiction, post-apocalyptic dystopian Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours Blurb: Libby is a mutant, one of the top burglars and assassins in the world. For a price, she caters to executives’ secret desires. Eliminate your corporate rival? Deliver a priceless art masterpiece […]

#Holiday event – Brain to Books #giveaway – #win prizes!

YOU’VE GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT! 16, 17 & 18 December Games, competitions, fun and PRIZES! I’m participating in a mass giveaway of 50+ books (donating a copy of The Prince’s Man to the prize fund) 😀 so I encourage you all to go on over to THIS SITE to see what else you can win, […]

What’s Going On With Amazon Reviews?

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Image: dailyfinance.com Yesterday, I received a deluge of emails from worried friends. The reason? This update on Amazon reviews, posted on Amazon’s blog by Chee Chew, VP of Customer Experience. It announced how so-called ‘incentivized reviews‘ – i.e. reviews in exchange for free stuff – are now prohibited: “Our…

Time for more #funnies …

Life is somewhat complicated just at the moment, so I thought it was about time to share a few more funnies… There, I hope at least one of those made you chuckle? Sometimes it just pays to be frivolous …  

Olympic memories

Originally posted on deborahjay:
Forgive the departure from all things writing, I am indulging myself today with memories of one of the most fantastic weeks of my life. Exactly one year ago today, Great Britain topped winning the Olympic team gold medal for dressage with individual gold and bronze in the freestyle competition. And for…

Adjustability – the secret to overcoming frustration #amwriting #authors

Adjustability – the secret to overcoming frustration. Once again drawing on sports psychology, this is a major concept that any sports person, and particularly riders like me, have to grasp, accept and enact. We all suffer setbacks. For athletes, it’s often injury (it certainly is with horses!), or it may be fitness or skill development […]

#FREE Online World Building Course for #Fantasy #Writers

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
As you can probably imagine, there’s a lot of work that goes into writing a fantasy novel. One of the things I had to do for The Legender was invent an entirely new world. We fantasy nerds call the task “world building.” For the last 20 years, I’ve been working…