31 Years Later, Spike Lee Puts A New Spin On 'She's Gotta Have It'
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In a new 10-part Netflix series, Lee revisits his story of a young black artist who loves sex, but isn't interested in a committed relationship.
One Stop For Writers December Deal: 25% off All Plans ~ WRITERS HELPING WRITERS®
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This is a bit scary, but do you realize we are less than three weeks from Christmas? THREE WEEKS, people. I feel like a giant, multi-tentacled time-eating monster came along and made a buffet out of the calendar. I mean, ? Continue reading ?
Why Writing For Therapy Can Change Your Life
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I wrote my first book, Career Change, because I was so miserable in my day job that I would weep in the toilets at lunch-time, wondering what the hell I was
Virginia Woolf's Orlando: A Landscape Love Story Transcending All Borders
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The following is a guest post by Gloria Buckley. Buckley is a member of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain and has just completed her Master of Arts with Distinction in English Literature at Mercy College. She is a practicing lawyer for many years. Her poetry has appeared in several literary magazines and she published a collection of poetry entitled Just Visiting in 1991 that remains available on Amazon.com. She has had articles on Edgar Allan Poe, Merlin in Arthurian Legend published
Tim Tingle Named 2018 Recipient of Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award
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By Gayleen Rabakukk for Cynthia Leitich Smith 's Cynsations Earlier this week the Oklahoma Center for the Book announced Tim Tingl e a...
Comically Giant Multimedia Conglomerate to Become Even More Giant
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The Walt Disney Company will reportedly spend $52.4 billion to acquire a substantial portion of the 20th Century Fox media empire. According to Variety, the purchase will include the film studio (a…
Ticking Down: Year-End Observations on Trends From 'Beyond the Book'
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With 2017 now so old it almost creaks, Copyright Clearance Center's 'Beyond the Book' podcast series lines up points of interest in the year now ending.
14 Gorgeous Posters for Classic Christmas Movies
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As the holidays creep ever-closer – and seriously, when on earth am I expected to do all this shopping – we find ourselves increasingly drawn to the Christmas classics, cheerfully charming efforts …
What Not to Do When You Meet a Rolling Stone
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Giddy observations, scandalous confessions and a few more things they won't tell you in film school.
IndieView with T.B. O?Neill, author of The Wealth of a Nation
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I witnessed what happened to the lumber industry in the Northwest, and the garment industry in the east. Then I asked myself, what will happen when the jobs are gone? T.B. O?Neill ? 27 …
Taking Note
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A blog about writing historical fiction and romance
Book Aid International on Track in 'Inspiring Readers' in Africa
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In its four-year bid to benefit 310 public primary schools in Africa, Book Aid International reports reaching almost 99,000 students' classrooms this year.
IndieView with Leta McCurry, author of A Shadow Life
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I published my first book, High Cotton Country, in 2014 at the age of 81. This was a contributing factor to deciding to publish indie. I didn’t want to wait two years for my book to be published.  …
Bill Thompson's Eye on Books - Interviews With Bestselling Authors
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Bill Thompson's Eye on Books features audio interviews with bestselling authors.
Review: Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant - Fiction Vixen
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Blurb from Goodreads: Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a “mockumentary” bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy. Now, a new crew has ?
Friday Questions
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Ken Levine's daily column about writing, producing and watching TV sitcoms, TV dramas, film, pop culture and life.
Covers & Cocktails: Forbidden Fruit - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
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My ideas for this month’s cocktails were all over the place. That’s usually what happens when I read a book where food is involved. GIMME ALL THE FOODIE CHARACTERS. The inspiration for December is Seared by Suleikha Snyder and since I struggled with making a decision, I asked Suleikha on Twitter what she usually likes to drink. Her answer was an Old Fashioned or a nice single malt. Oh boy. I’m not much of a ? Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: Forbidden Fruit ?
UNESCO World Arabic Language Day Features Sharjah's Al Qasimi
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Addressing Arabic's place in the world and the opportunities of new technologies, UNESCO's World Arabic Day focuses on the world's 5h most-spoken language.
FOODFIC: Please Welcome Assaph Mehr, Author of Murder in Absentia
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Shelley Workinger, author of SOLID Series for teens (Solid, Settling, Sound), blogs about Food in Fiction (plus Toastworthy Teens, Meta-Me, Sayng!).
Christmas River Ghost by Paula
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Christmas River Ghost    by Paula Cappa A Christmas Tale,  Thursday,  December 7, 2017 Merry Christmas to my readers and followers. I give you a free short story by yours truly (flash-fiction, 12-minute read). Snuggle in with a cup of hot spiced cider, a Christmas cookie, and the Christmas River Ghost.
Screenwriting and Directing a Dark Christmas Film: Better Watch Out - Script Magazine
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'Better Watch Out' writers, Chris Peckover and Zack Kahn, have written the kind of script that makes you say, why didn’t I think of that?
The European Union Prize for Literature's 'Write Europe' Contest
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On its 10th anniversary, the European Union Prize for Literature brings the public into touch with some of the prize's past winners–in Vienna.
Friday Funnies - heidibetts.com
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Heidi Betts ~ USA Today bestselling author of SEXY, SASSY, SENSATIONAL ROMANCE! Visit Heidi's website for book info, and stop by her blog for oodles of humor and naughty fun! HeidiBetts.com HeidiBetts.com/WIPSandChains
Soul Deep up for Cover of the Month
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If you like the cover of my book, Soul Deep (The Soul Series Book 4), please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.c...
Overdrive Expands New Digital Library Card Signup System
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Overdrive has been beta testing a new feature with their Libby app, with a handful of libraries. Users are able to sign up for a library card directly within the app and do not need to physically visit the branch. This is tremendously useful for people who only borrow digital content, such as audiobooks and?
These are the most popular audiobooks of 2017
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Audible is the largest audiobook store in the United States. The company has just announced the ten most listened-to audiobooks of 2017, and the ten most commented-on audiobooks of the year. What is surprising about their list is the vast majority of titles were published a number of years ago. While the Audible bestseller list?
How To Use The Polarities Of Marketing To Craft The Best Plan For Your Book
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Book marketing is not a monolithic thing, it doesn't happen at one single time, and your marketing activities will change over your career as a writer. There
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
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After viewing the all the seasons of Midsomer Murders (twice-- don't judge,) we found ourselves in need of similar light, comforting en...
2017 Smart Bitches Gift Guide, Volume 6 - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
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We are getting closer and closer to Christmas, and we?re in the middle of Hanukkah, so let?s talk gifts that keep on giving, shall we? In case you?ve missed prior editions, in gift guides past we?ve covered items that bring comfort and warmth  advent calendars all the lovely candles smart ass literary socks, nail polish, adorable zip purses, and more fuzzy socks, keepsakes, and nifty gifts for knitters and cross stitchers This week, let?s talk ? Continue reading 2017 Smart Bitches Gift Guide, Vo
2018 SBTB Hanukkah-palooza, Part Four - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
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It?s time for the fourth night of Hanukkah, and our fourth giveaway! The fourth night is usually when I make more latkes, probably spicy sweet potato, and am thinking that toasting marshmallows over the menorot might make for an excellent dessert options. Today we have a collection of soft, warm, fuzzy, and squishy items to create your own reading space. Ready? We have a It?s Book O?Clock pillow, and that?s my favorite time of day, really. There ? Continue reading 2018 SBTB Hanukkah-palooza, Par
The Vin Diesel School of Facebook — Self Publishing Team
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Vin Diesel — the less attractive dude in the Fast & Furious movies — has 46 million Facebook likes. Forty. Six. Million. The actor joined Facebook in April 2009, a time when only one person had over a million likes (President Barack Obama). Vin was the second. His page quickly skyrocketed to #1 — passing [...]
6 Gorgeously Illustrated Quotes about the Magic of Books - Chronicle Books Blog
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These quotes touch on the many wonderful things books can do.
Children?s Picture Books According to Theme - List of Lists!
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Where can I find a mega list of picture books according to theme?
Virtual Signing Tonight!
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Have you ever wanted to attend an author signing, but didn?t because it was too far away, you were too busy . . . or maybe you didn?t want to get out of your comfy clothes and make an a?
Exclusive Excerpt: Behind the Curtain!
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I?m extremely excited for my upcoming contemporary romance, BEHIND THE CURTAIN, out on May 2 and available for preorder now. This is a very special love story that begins when Asher and Laila?
Make Me, the Complete Novel, out Feb. 7!
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Every time I?ve written a serial, people ask me: ?Will it ever come out in complete format?? The answer is that I don?t know until the publisher announces it. It depends upo?
Looking Inside Releases Today!
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Be sure to check out this standalone, romantic steamer, out November 1! LOOKING INSIDE The New York Times bestselling author who brought you Glow, Glimmer, and The Affair is back with a new novel t?
Happy bookish birthdays (December 14)
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Happy bookish birthdays (December 14) to... Shirley Jackson (The Lottery) (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) Mary Tappan Wright (The Test) (at AmazonSmile*) Wade Davis (The Serpent and the Rainbow) (at AmazonSmile*) Kelley Armstrong (The Women of the Otherworld series) (at AmazonSmile*) Anne Conway (The Principles of the Most Ancient and?