There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her.
She told her boyfriend, "If I could only see the world, I would marry you."
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.
He asked her, “Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?”
The girl looked at her boyfriend and… Continue
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on May 20, 2008 at 7:28pm —
Meet the Characters of If Only
by Celia Cooper at Bragging Rites Blog
Afraid of rejection? Read a post by Colin P. Davies
, author of Tall Tales on the Iron Horse
Stir up the muse with this cool writing challenge
. You must use the… Continue
Added by Jean Lauzier on May 20, 2008 at 9:38am —
15 May 2008 - Sleep Before Evening
, a fast paced coming of age novel by Magdalena Ball, has been named as a Finalist in the the Regional Fiction category of the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The heart-wrenching novel, released last July by BeWrite Books, tells the story of the teenager's struggle against a self-centred artist mother, a succession of drive-by stepfathers, her desperate escape into a… Continue
Added by Magdalena Ball on May 19, 2008 at 8:48pm —
Just had a great phone conversation this afternoon with author Steven Clark Bradley
who is a member of this book marketing network.
In addition to setting up radio and TV interviews for him to promote his new book, I will be using some "social media" tools to promote his book as well.
He and I together will be doing a podcast interview, and then I'll be posting links to that podcast interview in targeted… Continue
Added by Tom Tucker on May 19, 2008 at 5:24pm —
MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL is about to embark on a virtual book tour around the blogosphere.
What is a virtual book tour? Instead of book authors flying from city to city and staying in hotels (and shlepping their luggage), book authors sit in the comfort of their own homes and write guest blogs that are featured on different people’s book-related blogs.
I’m doing my virtual book tour through Dorothy Thompson’s company www.PumpUpYourBookPromotion.com – and… Continue
Added by Phyllis Zimbler Miller on May 19, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Hope everyone is doing well. I have received many comments from people finding my blog on the Internet. My book seems to be selling well. I have signed several copies already and have been asked by several people when Series 2 will be released. Well . . .I'm in the revision process. Take care!
Added by Janet J Enos on May 19, 2008 at 2:19pm —
As part of the promotion for my next release (BONEYARD in July) I'll
be holding a series of drawings for an Amazon Kindle, iPod shuffles,
Amazon and Starbucks gift certificates, and signed first editions of
my books. To enter just sign up for my newsletter (which I send out
VERY sporadically) at www.michellegagnon.com
. (If you already signed
up, you've been automatically entered.)
By the way, this is a… Continue
Added by Michelle Gagnon on May 19, 2008 at 12:58pm —
Amazon UK have a facility by which it is possible to view the positions of books within any category according to 'Average Customer Review' It doesn't mean a lot I know, but I'm gobsmackingly delighted that A Study in Red
is currently number 1
when viewed in that list, which contains over 250 books on the subject.
Please see it at… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on May 19, 2008 at 11:00am —
Too much can kill the desired results of a
website: music, videos, & flash.
A website should upload for your visitor
between 5 to 10 seconds
. And if they are
waiting and waiting you may just have lost
a new reader.
Added by C.F. Jackson on May 19, 2008 at 9:04am —
'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper'
today reached number 13 in the Amazon UK bestselling Jack the Ripper book listings.
I'm delighted that the book continues to do so well and that the readers are enjoying it so much that they continue to add such great customer reviews to the sites of both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
For the latest listing please see… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on May 19, 2008 at 8:37am —
I have a copy of Sue Grafton’s text, “Writing Mysteries.” In my office. Somewhere. It is a really good reference for anyone looking for practical information on the art of writing in the mystery/detective fiction genre. In it is a chapter on the rules of mystery writing and how to break them. I was grateful that unconsciously, I followed most of her advice in my writing long before I knew she had advice. I’m still looking for the book, however. Unlike my writing, I don’t know how this… Continue
Added by Ron Adams on May 18, 2008 at 10:05pm —
OK, here’s the problem. You are an unpublished author, and an editor has requested a complete manuscript of your novel. They read the manuscript, and they “just love it,” BUT they’re not sure of the market for the book. There is something a little quirky in the book that the editor likes because of its originality, but will it sell? So they take a pass rather than assume the risk on your work.
Why not head this problem off by including two additional items with the manuscript: a… Continue
Added by Bill Stephens on May 18, 2008 at 8:12pm —
I have just posted the first two chapters of DOUBLE ENCHANTMENT-THE RELICS OF MERLIN on my website: http://www.KathryneKennedy.com
Come take a peak at the second book in the RELICS OF MERLIN series. Each book is connected by one of Merlin’s thirteen magical jewels, and is a different couple’s love story—here is a bit about this new enchanting journey:
DOUBLE ENCHANTMENT-RELICS OF MERLIN:
Lady Jasmina was in a world of trouble. A simple spell had gone disastrously… Continue
Added by Kathryne Kennedy on May 18, 2008 at 2:29pm —
Jerry D. Simmons, the author of What Writers Need To Know About Publishing, is coming to
Writers in the Sky podcast
on June 6, 2008 to share his experience and help authors understand what goes on inside major publishers.
Jerry has worked for 25 years for Random House and Time Warner Book Group—both major New York publishing houses. His new site, NothingBinding, is an online social networking outlet where authors may sell… Continue
Added by Yvonne Perry on May 18, 2008 at 10:36am —
Things I've heard at a signing, dressed professionally and standing behind a table with a banner on the front that reads: "Meet bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif"
(And what I sometimes wish I could say in response...but don't)
*Can you tell me where to find the book: Political Warfare and Toxicology...blah..blah Continue
(because I so obviously look like not only a bookstore employee…
Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on May 18, 2008 at 9:30am —
Catch me Memorial Day Weekend at Balticon, a science fiction, fantasy and horror convention held at the Hunt Valley Marriott Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland. I'll be doing several panels and a signing, including Ghostbusting 101 Friday night at midnight. For more information on the con and membership prices: http://www.balticon.org .
Pamela K. Kinney (also a guest as Sapphire Phelan)
Added by Pamela K. Kinney/Sapphire Phelan on May 17, 2008 at 9:00pm —
Have you ever looked at a sad face and wonder "why is that child so sad?" Sometimes in school I hear the children talk and they don't know I am listening. This is a poem that speaks for those children who have fathers that are around and don't understand the power of their words to their kids. Please enjoy this…
Added by Keith B. aka K. L. on May 17, 2008 at 4:07pm —
I'M EVERY AGE I'VE EVER BEEN
( I have put eternity in their hearts Eccl 3:11)
The first three years
were filled with tears
& laughter & colors & every sound
& sitting & standing & falling down
Then around four I focused in
Why, the world was filled with women & men
& kids & animals that all had needs
I wasn't the center, or even the… Continue
Added by Barbara Howard on May 17, 2008 at 3:59pm —
A lot of people think that you have to have a balance in your life to be completely and utterly happy, however, there are some people who find the chaos in their life to be blissful. Keep in mind that there is a certain degree of life balance that you will need to have eventually. Basically, you will find that your happiness is not going to come to you overnight, however, you can work slowly on retaining your happiness and balancing out negative and positive things in your life.
Added by Barbara Howard on May 17, 2008 at 1:56pm —
... so I was chatting with someone about goals and values and everyday life. And I remarked that when a person determines each day that they are going to be a success, they already are. I don't think we should wait until we accumulate a certain amount of wealth or acclaim from society to realize this. There are people all around us that lead tremendously successful lives and that will never appear on the radar screen of the media. People with poise and talent and grit and determination and… Continue
Added by Barbara Howard on May 17, 2008 at 1:54pm —