Monthly Archives: March 2015

#WriteAboutMe: Authors Keep Cold Cases, Missing Persons from being Forever Forgotten

In Australia, an average 100 people a day, or one person every 15 minutes, are reported missing. This is around 35,000 people a year of which 17,500 are aged under 18. Although many of these are found, there remain around … Continue reading

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Something to Take on the Trip : A Charity Anthology @johnlmonk @LindyMoone

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Trendy Book Covers by #IndieAuthors

In my daily perusal of new ebooks, certain things catch my eye. Most things repeat ad infitum, like Billionaire, Highlander, The Chosen One, marriage of convenience, mail-order bride, Born to the Blade (ooh, wait, a knife-wielding heroine? I’m in! Unless … Continue reading

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Eat Silkworms, Harvest the Silk: Sericulture brings hope to people and forests under distress

Wild-sourced silk cocoons spin rich, natural colors (gold, silver and earth) with  a unique metallic sheen. Unlike the domesticated silkworm, the lacey, glittering cocoon makes a beautiful non-spun textile that CPALI is marketing in the US and Europe on behalf of farmers in Madagascar. (Read on to … Continue reading

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Book Covers: Original Art or stock jpeg images for sale?

E.E. Giorgi, my favorite photographer-Indie Author-Book Cover Designer-Scientist (PhD)    Today’s book covers rarely contain original artwork, mostly due to the expense. Novelist, scientist, photographer, wife and mother Elena Giorgi @eegiorgi creates book covers from her own photos and by photoshopping jpeg images … Continue reading

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Ghana’s democracy is driving great progress in health and education

Can democracy lead to development, or is it the other way around? The question remains far from settled, and the stakes have never been higher.  Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, left, takes the oath of office in Accra in January … Continue reading

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Patrick Freivald “On Writing Action Scenes” | The Horror Tree

Originally posted on Write Connections:
Have you ever read an action scene that makes you want to take a nap? Ever read one that blows your socks off? Compared to the written word, action in movies is easy—tight and long…

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What’s a #LaunchParty? “Join” online, meet authors, win prizes

Podcasts, Indie Authors, E-Books, and now The Launch Party. Say what? Steve of “Apocalypse Weird” explains: It’s a celebration. Writers, readers, and fans break a bottle of champagne over the bow of a newly launched work–often an anthology–another new trend growing … Continue reading

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What are *your* favorite funny genre short stories? #SamBellotto Jr @PerihelionSF

With the Kickstarter campaign under way for the fourth installment in the Unidentified Funny Objects anthology series, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to find out the answer to this question: What are your favorite funny genre short stories? Author and … Continue reading

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Plainview by Dave Hoing: award-winning story based on 3 Iowa Cold Cases

Iowa author Dave Hoing‘s two-part short story, “Plainview,” a literary piece loosely based on the real-life unsolved murders of three girls in and near Waverly in the 1970s, has been reprinted in The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction along with heavyweights of the genre such … Continue reading

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