Why Adults Need Diverse Books Too

Why aren’t we reading more adult fiction by writers of color or about the non-white experiences?...more
True, true, true! So true!more

DJ, Journalist & Rock Star Kenny Weissberg Heads a Great Line-Up on The After Nyne Show

Episode 5 of the After Nyne Show has just launched and I’m incredibly excited about it. I talk to author Jane Cable, Lleucu Siencyn, the Chief Executive of Literature Wales about the Dylan Thomas Centenary and talk music with DJ, journalist and author Kenny Weissberg. There’s also music from Hadar Manor.To listen to the podcast on pod bean click on the link below:http://afternyne.podbean.com/2014/02/14/the-after-nyne-show-episode-5/...more

Moar Chapter Seven

It was a strange phone call by anyone’s standards. She had gotten to know the caller, and her daughter, through Steven’s best friend, Ron, whom he stayed with in California.  She identified herself as Darla, and asked how Margie was.“I’m doing okay.”“That’s good.  You’re probably surprised to hear from me.”“Honestly, yes.  I haven’t spoken with Steven in months.”Margie went on to explain how their relationship began to devolve....more

Happy birthday, Jane Austen

Adventures in Self-Publishing

Well yesterday I finally crossed the finish line and put the last of my books up there on the cybershelf, which constitutes the end of a path that I’ve been on for thirty-five years; and because I myself always yearn for enlightenment on the subject of publishing, I’m hoping that at this point in my adventures there might be some among you who’d benefit from hearing about them, as well as some who might have some invaluable comments or tips for yours truly....more

1,000 Books?

Well, in case I didn't have enough to do in my non-existent spare time, I happened upon this little tidbit today:  "1000 Novels Everyone Must Read" I was perusing my blogs, and stopped by BluntsBookBlog.  There I found the 1,000 Book Challenge.  What's a blogger to do when NaBloPoMo is over?  Why, read 1,000 books of course! ...more

Book Vs Movie: World War Z

It’s showdown time- This time in the rink: World War Z.Buy the book...more

Shocker: E.L. James Took NONE of My Suggestions

Twitter and Facebook feeds are blowing up. A cure for cancer? Nope. Peace declared in Syria? Uh-uh. Finally an Ikea in St. Louis? There are rumors, but nothing confirmed. No, the breaking news heard 'round the world is that the roles for the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey have been cast....more

English Majors

1. You'll never hear me say that I have too many books. Unless I'm moving. Then I'm constantly bitching about having too many damn books.2. You'll never hear an English Major say they don't need a calculator? Huh. I usually don't need one. I guess it's that background in engineering. People do look at me weird when I say I have an MA in English. I don't look like the type....more