I grew up on the west side of Cincinnati. When I think back to my childhood, I realize it’s no wonder I became a mystery writer. My parents,…Continue
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Marinda Askes: M is for MP3, but where do I shelve it??
The store has been live for a month and it has been an interesting four
weeks. It seems that people don’t quite know what to make of South African
audio books in downloadable format.
The response from readers who have browsed our digital shop has ranged from
“Finally! Here you are. South African audio books!” to “OK. So when do
you post my CD?” or even to “So…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 30, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments
Finding your voice. That does sound so euphoric, but it has a good ring to
it. Take the example below:
Like most actors living in London, I attended classes at the Actor’s
Centre, in an attempt to hone my skills. I especially liked the one-on-one
sessions with a vocal coach. My vocal coach was always extremely
interested in my accent as she didn’t meet many South African actors. She
said she had never had an Afrikaans student at all. Well…Continue
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That's right. Episode 3 is here. Like I said before, Olivia has such a great voice as an author. As I encourage her to explore and develop it, it might take a little longer to get these stories done. With her imagination and charm, I think it is worth the wait.
Added by Mark Miller on April 29, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments
Writers struggle with how to write the introduction to a story. If the introduction is dull and unexciting, the reader is apt to put it down, never to even read the second paragraph. If the introduction is engaging and…Continue
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The WindUp Girl author, Paolo Bacigalupi, answers some questions on why he chose to write his next book YA instead of adult:
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Check out what this group of authors are talking about as they tour the US interacting with readers:
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First off, I'd like to thank everyone for tuning in. We have a very special guest with us today. Caragh O'Brien, author of YA books Birthmarked, Prized, and Promised (Fall 2012) has agreed to answer some questions for us. Caragh is from Connecticut, and is an amazing writer. Both of her published books have made it onto YALSA's Top Young Adult Fiction lists, and her…Continue
Added by Candyce Pruitt-Goddard on April 27, 2012 at 10:58pm — No Comments
Before we get to the review, I have some good news. Caragh O'Brien, author of YA books Birthmarked and Prized has agreed to do an interview for us! Both of her books have made it onto YALSA's Top Young Adult Fiction lists, so make sure you don't miss it. In other news, Insurgent, the long-anticipated sequel to Divergent had its release date bumped up to next Tuesday. For those who have never heard of it, the series is great for fans of The Hunger…Continue
Added by Candyce Pruitt-Goddard on April 27, 2012 at 10:57pm — No Comments
I had planned for my next blog to be all about Delirium, which is the other YA book that resembles Desiderium, but I just finished reading The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen, and had to blog about it. But first, some exciting news! Leah Cypess, author of YA books Mistwood, and Nightspell has agreed to do an interview for us. She is an amazing writer, and managed to publish her first book without the help of an agent. For those of you who don't…Continue
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Check out my Flash Review of Robin Wasserman's THE BOOK OF BLOOD AND SHADOWS
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Sixty seven years ago, the Fourth Street Bank was robbed and the assistant manager murdered. The money was never recovered, and their only suspect disappeared into thin air. Everyone knew that he did it…except his family.
Pepper has been hired to clear his name, but that leaves her with…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 27, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments
I think about my daughter now. She is sweet and innocent. She loves her daddy. I am the man in her life.
Then I think about ten years from now (fifteen, if I get my way). She will most likely have a new man in her life. She will be thinking about romance and marriage.
That's what was on my mind as I wrote the latest volume of my Amish Journey. I will admit that I had to move away from the keyboard for a while. I couldn't see what I was typing through the tears. So, I…
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Mark Miller (One, Small World Global Protection Agency) teams with his daughter and first time author Olivia Miller.
In Sons of the King, they have created a fantasy world with a touch of science fiction. In the land of Mysstira on…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 27, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments
Mark has invited you to the event: The Authors of One, a G-Zone Panel.
Date: May 12, 2012 01:00PM
Venue: BlogTalkRadio- http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gelatisscoop
Location: The United States
The eclectic group of best-selling and award-winning writers and poets known as the Authors of One will be on the G-Zone blogtalkradio program for an hour of insightful…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 26, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments
In this new, best-selling, periodical short story series from Trestle Press, a man on the brink of self-destruction is given the opportunity to start over.
Part 7 of 10.
With spring in full swing, Allan learns to start working his farm. He has chickens in…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 26, 2012 at 7:33am — No Comments
I find myself fin a funny place. I've lived and breathed STEAL THE SHOW for well over a year, but now I have to stand back and talk about the book, tell folks what it's about. You'd think that would be easy, right? …Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 25, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments
Best friends, Todd and Boyd have recently graduated high school, in the small desert town of Icicle, California. On the eve of his eighteenth birthday, one friend receives a mysterious package containing a leather vest and an invitation to visit the Wolf Pack, an outlaw motorcycle club. His best friend…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 25, 2012 at 8:06am — No Comments
The first time I attended a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators critique group, I did a great impression of the Bid Red Chicken from Dora the Explorer. See this post for details. In short, I chickened out of reading from my work in progress, a young adult novel titled AESOP'S CURSE. The people sitting around the table were friendly and…Continue
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