I’ve always been a bit of an outsider/ freak/ somehow ‘different’ since I came of age in the late 60’s and 70’s. My activist/revolutionary tendencies are rooted in the radical counter-culture identity of my generation that grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I experienced discrimination and disdain as a hippie for my anti-war,… Read More Still a freak after all these years by Louisa Kelley
It’s that time again! The Hootenanny is coming! Every year around this time, Andi and I go on a mad quest to host the most epic book giveaway event ever. It’s loud and a little messy, and the elves drink a little too much nog, but it’s also a lot of fun. If you’d like… Read More Hootenanny 2017!
“Most of my clichés aren’t original.” –Chuck Knox A word to the wise, dear authors: avoid clichés like the plague. I’m not going to beat around the bush. You’re overusing them. It might drive you up the wall to hear this, but each cliché is standing out like a sore thumb. So how do you… Read More Cliché Away by Heather Blackmore
Happy Sunday! Today we’re joined by the multi-talented Lyralen Kaye who has, among other things, a novella called Priest Kid that she’s here to share with us. Literally. Starting today, she’s making it available for FREE on Amazon.com. Click on the link and get your copy today! Getting feedback on my writing has…well, it’s always… Read More The Queer Story by Lyralen Kaye (plus a FREE book!)
You have written your book. It’s the best it can be, and it’s out there. Now what? Marketing on social media can be anything from a dreaded chore to…wait for it: fun! I swear. If you’re like me, the stereotypical introvert writer, promoting myself is only a few steps up from shouting in a crowded… Read More Social Media by Barbara Winkes
The Eclipse Is Coming! The Eclipse Is Coming! In North America, the total eclipse of the sun starts here. It’s Woodstock for everyone. Local and state governments are doing their best to avert chaos. Everyone in law enforcement and emergency services will be either on duty or on standby, many sleeping where they’re stationed because… Read More The Amazon Trail: The Eclipse is Coming by Lee Lynch
Creative Rebellion and Joyful Defiance I’m from Melbourne, Australia, and god, I love my town. I love her streets and her culture. I love her architecture and gardens. I love how the weather is notoriously ‘four seasons in one day’ and how Melburnians will nevertheless argue that Sydney gets more rain (just all at once… Read More Creative Rebellion and Joyful Defiance by Narrelle M Harris