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December 2009 Blog Posts (210)

A Plea for Votes in the Preditors & Editors Awards

I hope all my friends won't me asking for your support for my nominations in this year's annual Preditors & Editors Awards. As always, I really appreciate all the support given to me and my work by all of my friends and contacts and hope you will all feel able to do so once again. Voting opens on 1st January and closes at midnight on the 14th.

My latest release 'Tilly's Tale' written as Harry Porter is nominated for Best Children's Book and also for Best… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on December 31, 2009 at 11:57pm — 2 Comments

When people speak...

...I listen intently to discussions that interest me. But what I find peculiar with myself is phrasing th

Added by A. K. Buckroth on December 31, 2009 at 6:27pm — No Comments


Oftentimes when listening (e.g., during a seminar, a simple conversation, to a speaker, etc.), I visualize one aspect of what is being said and turn it into an essay. For instance, when overhearing a conversation about canoeing or kayaking on the American River, I immediately envision a scene, title it, and can go on in essay form in my mind. Weird? AK.

Added by A. K. Buckroth on December 31, 2009 at 6:27pm — No Comments

New Year's Super Sale at CAOT Christian Superstore!

Added by Lynn Pinder on December 31, 2009 at 5:33pm — No Comments



Mary Cook, M.A., R.A.S.

Humility is not self-deprecation, impoverishment, shame or humiliation. It is not codependence, inferiority or passivity. Neither is it lack of personal caretaking or responsibility. Humility is recognizing that we see a tiny fraction of ourselves and life, and that everything is much greater than our physical senses and human awareness indicate. Humility is believing there is a deeper dimension in spirit, and that higher… Continue

Added by Mary Cook on December 31, 2009 at 4:31pm — No Comments

New Direction for Time Square NYE Ball Drop

President Obama has asked N.Y. City officials and Mayor Bloomberg to reverse the direction of the ball drop and instead have the ball go up to usher in the new year. The president suggested the change as a "symbol of uplifting momentum for the economy". The mayor quickly agreed and said "All New Yorkers would be happy to assist in this important initiative to more our economy forward." The mayor was asked how many jobs would be created by changing the direction of the lighted ball, "Well, in… Continue

Added by John C. Bieber on December 31, 2009 at 4:17pm — No Comments


To start of the New Year I am as they say in the North of England, "Chuffed to little meat balls" to be hosting a YA RADIO MONTH.

Throughout January on my blog radio show "A Book and a Chat" (… Continue

Added by Storyheart on December 31, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Wishing you a very excellent awesome New Year 2010!~ GOD BLES YOUR NEW YEAR!!! :-)

I wish you a very blessed prosperous joyous super healthy awesome New Year 2010!!!

Very Sincerely,

Markus Klinger

Markus Klinger


London Ontario Canada

Skype: Markus.Carl.Klinger…


Added by Markus Klinger on December 31, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Greetings Everyone!

I am so excited about this wonderful network John has created for us. Thank you - JOHN!!

My latest book's proof is on its way to my desk and I am preparing a marketing program.

It is a lot of work but I do all of my own designs and illustrations so not as expensive as it could be.

I have my press release ready, email and general addresses to send it to and my launch party at the local library ready to go. Lots of cards, fliers, post cards and all the usual promo. stuff. I will… Continue

Added by Joan Arlin Hibbs on December 31, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Last Day of 2009 update from Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons

Debbie Dunn conducted her Be Bully Free program in a Georgia school and five East Tennessee schools since the school year began. She tells three stories to the whole school that teaches coping-with-bullies skills. The stories also focuses on the importance of practicing your talents and skills instead of bullying. This is followed by a 2-hour workshop with 49 target students who will put on the one-size fits all poncho costumes and perform a 7-act… Continue

Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on December 31, 2009 at 1:56pm — No Comments

New Year Baby Refuses 2010 Job by John C. Bieber

The 2010 New Year Baby said he will not sign on to take responsibility for 2010. The Baby was quoted “Are you nuts? I’m not getting involved with all the crap going on down there.” He said referring to Earth and the stream of bad news in 2009.

Traditionally the New Year Baby takes over the new year from previous year baby who, as 2009 Baby has aged very quickly, wears a long white beard and is in poor health. 2009 Baby said he will not continue into 2010. “If that punk thinks I’m workin’… Continue

Added by John C. Bieber on December 31, 2009 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Faith of the Condemned

At the behest of the German government, more than six million Jews were systematically exterminated, in addition to at least four million additional "undesirables," including Roma, homosexuals, political prisoners, Russians, criminals, the mentally challenged, etc.

Consider the plight of European Jews. They were not expelled from society, forced to change their religion or given an injection to speed their way into a painless death. Deemed an “inferior race,” they were… Continue

Added by Charles Weinblatt on December 31, 2009 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Not the Super Bowl

Not the Super Bowl

Added by Max Elliot Anderson on December 31, 2009 at 8:15am — No Comments


One has not truly experienced life until visiting a pawn shop. It is a cultural experience worth the time. The thing I found most striking on my first visit was the number of wedding rings in the glass case which also served as a counter. I can only imagine the heartaches behind each one of them.

When I was in junior and senior high school, every summer was spent working with my father. He was a licensed general contractor who did smaller jobs in a metropolitan area. Sometime during the… Continue

Added by Paidra Delayno on December 31, 2009 at 8:06am — No Comments

Professor Owl's Book Corner

Happy Holidays Boys and Girls

Holiday Bells

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. ~Edith Sitwell

Professor Owl’s Book Corner and Newsletter – Holiday Issue

Wow! Here we are in another month – a busy one for some; this month we have Christmas and Hanukah just around the corner. As usual our newsletter… Continue

Added by Sylvia McGrath on December 31, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Last Day of 2009 Treat!


Last days of anything can get busy, but I hope you'll make a little time to hang with my blog guest, Elisabeth Naughton and me at Elisabeth is giving away a copy of her STOLEN FURY to one lucky commenter! Wouldn't that be a great way to start the new year?

Happy… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on December 31, 2009 at 6:50am — No Comments

Legacy of the Ripper is a Kwips & Kritiques Recommended Read

I'm delighted to say that 'Legacy of the Ripper' has just been awarded 'Recommended Read' status by the reviewers at review body CK2S Kwips and Kritiques. This is great news as the book is also nominated for the 'Best Thriller' award in The Preditors & Editors Awards, won last year by 'A Study in Red'. I'll be posting news of the awards and how to vote when the polls open tomorrow 1st January and I hope a few of my friends will support my nomination, and also that of my children's… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on December 31, 2009 at 4:32am — No Comments

The Ultimate Treasure Hunt for Higher Purpose Course

Eliminate all fear from your future and live the life of peace, freedom and fulfillment you were designed to live! The Ultimate Treasure Hunt for Higher Purpose Course starts January 1 and will never be offered at this price or in this way ever again! Don't procrastinate....join us for the most powerful transformation course available. Don’t settle for a life of fear when ultimate peace is available, by learning the powerful information in this course. This course is being sold for 20x higher… Continue

Added by Lily Finch on December 30, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Happening RIGHT NOW - My New Year's Gift to You: Free Webinar . . . Social Media Made Simple -- This Wednesday, December 30th

I'd like to invite you to listen in and watch a special webinar I'm doing with Joan Stewart and Jeanne Hurlbert on Wednesday, December 30th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time (5:00 p.m. Pacific time).

To listen in free to this special webinar, you must register first here:

Here are some of the things you'll learn during… Continue

Added by John Kremer on December 30, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Origin of Pen_duelr

The Origin of Pen_duelr

As I thought about a fitting pen name, I happened across a web site and read an interesting story:

According to Nordic mythology when Odin chief of their gods decided to invade another land, he first decided to hang upside down from a tree limb.

Why would he do this, you… Continue

Added by pen_duelr on December 30, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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