Kindle, A New Way To Read

Saturday, November 3, 2012

'Notebook' Author -- One Depressing Dude!

I deleted vid on the writer, Nicholas Sparks, because I had too many problems with it. The video was from TMZ.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

ZANE, Erotic Fiction Author

Erotic fiction author, Zane, will be doing a book signing at Books-A-Million in Regency on October 4th, Thursday, at 6:30 pm in Jacksonville, Florida. The address is 9400 Atlantic Blvd and their number is 904-805-0004.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

“I wrote my way out the hood and I pray that I stay out for good" - Jay-z's lyrics from Dear Summer                 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

New Agent Alert: Sara D’Emic of Talcott Notch Literary

About Sara: Sara D’Emic graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing, and is happy to be starting her career as an agent with Talcott Notch Literary. Needless to say, she’s passionate about books. Her reading tastes range from Dostoevsky and Dumas to Burroughs and Salinger to Lovecraft and King.

She is seeking: “Compelling characters are the crux of good fiction, and I’m seeking stories that will spark the imagination and the soul. I’m looking for adult horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, magical realism, science fiction, mystery, thriller, or crime fiction. I will also gladly take non-fiction science and technology.”

How to contact: Writers can query her with one-page query plus an attached 10-page sample for fiction, or one-page sample plus attached table of contents at sdemic (at)

From June 12, 2012

New Literary Agent Alert: Emily Gref of Lowenstein Associates

About Emily: Emily Gref is an associate agent at Lowenstein Associates, as well as our digital strategist. She also handles foreign and subrights.

She is seeking: Her interests are wide and varied. In young adult and middle grade she is looking for all genres, but has a weak spot for fairy tale, folklore, and mythology retellings. Emily is also interested in fantasy and science fiction, as well as literary and commercial women’s fiction.

In nonfiction, she is looking for strong narratives and books by recognized experts with a wide-reaching platform. Books that lend themselves well to digital platforms are especially of interest. Nonfiction projects she’d like to take on include narratives about linguistics, anthropology and history. She is also open to biographies and memoirs with a strong voice and unique hook.

How to submit: “By e-mail: For fiction, please send us a one-page query letter, along with the first 10 pages pasted in the body of the message by e-mail to assistant (at) If nonfiction, please send a one-page query letter, a table of contents, and, if available, a proposal pasted into the body of the e-mail to assistant (at) Please put the word QUERY and the title of your project in the subject field of your e-mail and address it to the agent of your choice. Please do not send an attachment as the message will be deleted without being read and no reply will be sent. We reply to all queries and generally send a response within 4-6 weeks.”

From 7/30/12

This Is Your Life!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Erica Kennedy, author of Bling, has died!

I am stunned to find out Erica Kennedy has died. I remember seeing her and her book, Bling, everywhere! Rest In Peace.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury died June 5th at age 91. I know him best for Fahrenheit 451. It was required reading in school.
Here’s a statement from the White House the day after his death:  For many Americans, the news of Ray Bradbury's death immediately brought to mind images from his work, imprinted in our minds, often from a young age. His gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world. But Ray also understood that our imaginations could be used as a tool for better understanding, a vehicle for change, and an expression of our most cherished values. There is no doubt that Ray will continue to inspire many more generations with his writing, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

First novel

In 1949, Bradbury's and his wife were expecting their first child. He took a Greyhound bus to New York and checked into a room at the YMCA for fifty cents a night. He took his short stories to a dozen publishers and no one wanted them. Just before getting ready to go home, Bradbury had dinner with an editor at Doubleday. When Bradbury recounted that everyone wanted a novel and he didn't have one, the editor, coincidentally named Walter Bradbury, asked if there wasn't enough for a book if Bradbury took all his Martian stories and tied them together. The title was the editor's idea, he suggested, "You could call it “The Martian Chronicles.” Bradbury liked the idea and recalled making notes in 1944 to do a book set on Mars. That evening, he stayed up all night at the YMCA and typed out an outline. He took it to the Doubleday editor the next morning, who read it and wrote Bradbury a check for seven hundred and fifty dollars. When Bradbury returned to Los Angeles, he connected all the short stories and that became The Martian Chronicles.

From Wikipedia

A Tent That Looks Like A Book!

This amazing literary camping accessory was created by designer Jack Maxwell.

The Fully Booked tent costs $765.96, but it will send a clear message everywhere you camp: I love to read. The dimensions are 11’8″ x 5’7″ x 4’7″, enough room for two bookworms to sleep.

Here’s more from the site: “Are you a big fan of books? We mean, are you a really big fan of books. Because this is, well, it’s an enormous book. It looks like a giant has dropped his favourite best seller. Plus, it also lets you meet up with other book fans on the campsite. You can even hold book groups in your tent and discuss whether Twilight is better than Harry Potter.”

Thanks to GalleyCat for the article!

Author Self-Publishes Rejected Book Then Lands Seven Figure Deal!!

Tracey Garvis Graves Inks 7-Figure Deal - GalleyCat

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Inspiration for the Writer

 “I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning.” --- Peter De Vries, American editor and novelist known for his satiric wit.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Young writer Rory Jansen finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work, and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Sandra: A successful woman's downward spiral into mental illness

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Before They Were Bestselling Writers

Stephen King served as a janitor for a high school while struggling to get his fiction published. His time wheeling the cart through the halls inspired him to write the opening girls locker room scene in Carrie, which would become his breakout novel.

Sunday, January 15, 2012