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The fda is the industry that in this country that makes sure all medications that are available for hman consuption have been properly studied and tested before they became available to the general public. In China there is an insustry that is responsible for doing the same thing. The leader of that industry was just recently sentenced to…Continue
Added by Darryl Williams on May 30, 2007 at 7:00am — No Comments
Have any of you ever noticed that many of the entrances to our malls and office buildings are surroundded by large baracades. These baracades where set up to protect these structures from terrorist attacks. Now inside the malls and the office buildings are the security gaurds who are doing more that policing rowdy teenagers and running after…Continue
Added by Darryl Williams on May 29, 2007 at 7:21am — No Comments
The bible is not the only book that will be used when you are being sworn in at court. A man in North Carolina was recently granted by the courts to be able to swear in using the Koran as the book that he laid his hands on to take his oath. The ACLU took…Continue
Added by Darryl Williams on May 28, 2007 at 9:30am — No Comments
There are some things that happen in this world that we read, hear of see that just do not have any reasonable explanation. The story that I am about to share with you is one of those things. There was a young women who kid napped her neighbor who was seven months pregnant and took her to a clearing and cut her stomach open in an attempt to remove her baby. A boy who was riding on an all…Continue
Added by Darryl Williams on May 25, 2007 at 9:50am — No Comments
Added by Jen Blackert on May 24, 2007 at 1:54pm — No Comments
It often seems today that in order to make it in todays competitive world of publishing, it's no longer enough to be just a good writer, you've also got to be passionate about and committed to, marketing your own works.
First of all, unless your John Grisham or JK Rowling, even the largest publisher is going to expect you to carry your own torch. And it can't be done halfheartedly either - plodding through it while thinking all…Continue
Added by Ric Wasley on May 23, 2007 at 11:22am — No Comments
Ok, I'll admit it. I lack what it takes to write serious literary fiction. Stephen King settled that issue for me in his book, On Writing, when he said, "You will never be a great writer unless you are born with it." Great writers must be passionate about something, right? I'm only passionate about things I shouldn't eat or drink.
So the arrogance of someone so lacking as myself, offering up a thesis that literary fiction doesn't sell and inferring that cognitive critters…Continue
I do not if any of you have seen the recent attacks on two of our most precious resources. There were two stories recently in the news in which two elderly people were beaten up and robbed. The first was an elderly woman in her eighties who had her purse stolen and the second was a ninety two year old man who had been car jacked. The footage of the attacks was hideous. My first initial…Continue
This past weekend I left the big city of Edmonton for the smaller city of Red Deer, Alberta. I went there for a book signing at Chapters. The welcome and support I received there was phenomenal. God bless those smaller cities!
My husband drove the 1.5 hours there and back, so I was able to do something I rarely have time for—read a book. I’m reading Luanne Rice’s Angels All Over Town, and is it ever good! We arrived in Red Deer early (I hate to rush) and I wasn’t expecting things to…
The movie, "Flags of Our Fathers," cast a whole new light on an encounter a couple of decades ago in San Francisco's North Beach Area. I didn't know it at the time, but I met a man in a cozy Italian restaurant that arguably changed the history of the world.
You can read the story behind the book, the movie, and my encounter with Joe Rosenthal at www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/billstephens
Added by Bill Stephens on May 21, 2007 at 3:49pm — No Comments
I am sure you all have either read about the comments that former president Jimmy Carter made about President Bush calling it the worst administration in history. Most of the people that I spoke with whose race, gender, age and economic status were different totally agreed with President Carters statement. I read in the news today that Carter later corrects his statement and said the…Continue
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Added by Tracy Repchuk on May 21, 2007 at 9:30am — No Comments
I just attended the CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Association) meeting yesterday. Held once a month in Denver, this group is a great resource for authors in Colorado. It actively promotes independent publishers, self-published authors and others involved in the business of books.
The expertise and depth of experience in this organization is amazing. If you are an author, or want to be an author, publisher or otherwise involved in books in Colorado, you need to join this…Continue
Added by H. Court Young on May 20, 2007 at 10:38am — No Comments
The Secret Ever Keeps
Great story! Loved the flashbacks sequences!
Art Tirrell’s The Secret Ever Keeps is a modern Cinderella story, with a rum-running, sunken treasure twist. On the shores of Lake Ontario, Laurel Kingsford…Continue
Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on May 19, 2007 at 11:51pm — No Comments
Okay, I can smell fresh popped popcorn with extra melted butter...and a large ice tea to wash it down. There is nothing better than popcorn at the movies. Oh, wait! Yes there is! Eating popcorn at a movie...that is based on YOUR novel! At least, that is what I am imagining and have been for the past few years.
With three novels published and all three capturing the attention of the film industry, I think I may be on to something. Maybe all these years of visualizing my novels as…Continue
Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on May 19, 2007 at 12:23am — No Comments
It is almost hurricane season once again here in the United States. This is a time of year when those people who live in hurricane prone areas have uneasy spirits. In a report gallop poll by USA Today most people said there families and local emergency agencies were ready to deal with a disaster but the federal…Continue
Added by Darryl Williams on May 18, 2007 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Added by John Kremer on May 17, 2007 at 4:25pm — No Comments
I just saw a report on work force discrimination that troubled my spirit greatly. The report which is put out by the U.N. in Geneva and is 128 pages long stated that The disabled, gays and lesbians, and people living with HIV/AIDS…Continue
Added by Darryl Williams on May 17, 2007 at 3:37pm — No Comments