The Adventures of TinTin (Movie Review)

The Adventures of TinTin (Movie Review)

A few nights ago, we watched The Adventures of TinTin for the first time.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but had been told it was good, so we rented it from Netflix.  I loved it!  Our daughter described TinTin as being “like Pirates of the Caribbean meets Indiana Jones…… Read more »

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How A Book Is Born (infographic)

How A Book Is Born (infographic)

Here’s a fun, tongue-in-cheek infographic about the publishing process, from idea to success (or failure), from Weldon Owen Publishing. Twitter Facebook 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

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Happy Birthday, Margret Rey!

Happy Birthday, Margret Rey!

Margret Rey, the co-author and co-illustrator (with her husband Hans A. Rey) of the Curious George books, was born on this day in 1906.  The Reys, who were Jews, lived and worked in Paris before World War II.  When the Nazis were about to take the city, the Reys fled… Read more »

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Blogs by and for writers

Blogs by and for writers

Lots of authors write blogs these days; it’s the “in” thing to do, a way for authors to market their books and their brand as well as communicate with their readers.  Author blogs come in all types and styles, from blogs exclusively focused on the books to “here’s what I… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles (5/06 – 5/12/2012)

This Week’s Articles (5/06 – 5/12/2012)

This was a busy week for publishing and e-book news.  Posts and news about Amazon and Kindle abounded, but they were far from the only topics under discussion.  Assorted articles of interest:“Is It Worth Being An Author? Truly?” (The Creative Penn)  Guest Blogger Dr. John Yeoman discusses the financial and… Read more »

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“Crystal Gardens” by Amanda Quick

“Crystal Gardens” by Amanda Quick

Categories: Historical romance; Paranormal romance; Romantic suspense;  Series: The Ladies of Lantern Street #1 Book source: Public library According to a recent interview with debut novelist Beatriz Williams , Jayne Ann Krentz is trying to “untangle” her three pen names now that she is done writing the Arcane Society novels. … Read more »

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Quote for the day (5/10/2012)

Quote for the day (5/10/2012)

There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion.        — Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)  “Reading Magic,” a $8,500 bronze sculpture by Julie Jones of Fort… Read more »

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