What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe?: A Green Activity Book About Reuse: Anna Alter

What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe? An Activity Book About Reuse  By Anna Alter ...more

crazy idea for strange novel – brain transplant makes man realize that women are superior

Although I'm a professional freelance writer, to date I have worked only in nonfiction. I spend most of my time writing or editing science and medicine articles and books. What I really want to do, however, is to start writing my own combination of "women's fiction," science fiction, and a little bit of horror (kind of a combo of Jackie Collins, Anne Rice, and Michael Crichton). ...more

In Her Own Image - THE BOOK - It's here!!

A few months ago I blogged my participation in a wonderful new book by the Female Self-Portrait Artists' Support Group...well, the book is finally here and available for purchase! ...more

Great First Lines

A great first line seduces. It lures and entices you into reading more. Bad first lines, on the other hand, are like a bad pickup line in a bar - a total turnoff. An author always hopes they've hit upon the latter and a reader always knows when they've hit the former. ...more


Book Review of The Cradle, by Patrick Somerville

by Laura Baudo Sillerman ...more

"Books of Conscience" to Read During Genocide Prevention Month

Did you know that six genocides began in the month of April? According to the Genocide Prevention Month's site, the genocide in Bosnia began April 6, in Rwanda April 7, in Cambodia April 17, in Darfur April 19, in Armenia April 24, and the Holocast began April 21st.  ...more

Characters from The Red Scarf

Friday, April 3, 2009 Red Scarf Characters Every novel needs unusual but believable characters. I've had several comments about the characters in my novel The Red Scarf. The brief description below is an outline of the principal players in my novel. ...more

Calendar these CSPAN BookTV Weekend Highlights

The lovely thing about CSPAN's BookTV is that they bring many of the book festivals held around the country into your living room. This weekend you'll find events from the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar, the 2008 Miami Book Fair, and the 2009 Virginia Festival of the Book. (Times are Eastern Standard.) Plan to watch or set your TIVOs. (Some are scheduled early in the morning, so double-check times.) Saturday, April 4, 2009 ...more

Poetry Friday: Emily D. Opens National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and as such, National Controversy Month. Why do we need to designate a month for poetry, the purists ask? Each and every day of our year should contain poems. Each chamber of our heart should have stanzas that beat out of memory. ...more

Special Guest Lisa Marie Wilkinson and a Contest

I am thrilled and honored to welcome Lisa Marie Wilkinson, author of Fire at Midnight, to my blog. For a chance to win a copy of her debut book, stop by and leave a comment for her. A winner will be chosen April 6. Details are here: http://margayleahjustice.com/?p=248 Margay Leah Justice ...more