Photo Credit: Maria Riva, daughter of Marlene Dietrich, who also wrote the biography/confessional memoir Marlene Dietrich: The Life, 1951, CBS Television: We Hope/Wikimedia Commons/PD US no notice "Artistic expression by itself is only a form of acting out emotions, not a way of working them through." – (Mate, p. 26) As most of my blog … Continue reading Confessional Memoir: The Literary Selfie
Here’s an interesting giveaway that I’m participating in where you have not one, but two, chances to win a big prize! For Part 1 of the giveaway, you’ll be asked to follow authors on BookBub a great place to sign up for discount book emails daily (and these guys have the best stuff on offer … Continue reading Follow an Author Giveaway!
Photo Credit: Actaeon, Paul Manship, 1925, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum: File Upload Bot (Kaldari) /Wikimedia Commons/CC BY SA 2.5 My blog post this week is sort of a departure from my usual, as it’s specifically about my work. In honor of finishing the final proofreads for my upcoming book, The Order of Actaeon (Waxwood … Continue reading Excerpt: The Order of Actaeon (Waxwood Series: Book 1)
Got a giveaway for you that’s very holiday-friendly and kind of fun. A bunch of authors (myself included) are giving away holiday cards to 5 lucky winners! This giveaway is to celebrate the release of a great anthology, 12 Magical Nights of Christmas which features a host of authors in different genres (like fantasy, paranormal, … Continue reading 12 Magical Nights of Christmas Christmas/Holiday Card Giveaway!
Photo Credt: The Distracted Reader, Rick and Brenda Beerhorst, 9 June 2006, uploaded 5 August 2013: Benzoyl/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0 As many of my blog readers know, I’m a big fan of revisiting old favorites (books, films, art works) and I often do this. However, as a reader, the relationship between revisiting a book I’ve … Continue reading Rereading Counts As Reading!
Here’s a giveaway that will hopefully make your holiday season a little brighter. Authors are giving away their own little prizes, plus there is a grand prize of $160 cash (via Paypal) on offer as well. The prizes I’m offering are: 1 ebook copy of Gnarled Bones and Other Stories 1 $10 Amazon gift card … Continue reading Santa’s Little Authors Christmas Giveaway
I am happy to announce that Second Run Reviews has put me in the spotlight! A huge THANK YOU to the lovely Terri at Second Run Reviews for posting this author interview with me on her website. Note that I also have a giveaway going for this spotlight where you could win a signed paperback … Continue reading Second Run Review Reviews Spotlight and Giveaway!
***This post is part of the Food in Film Blogathon, hosted by the Speakeasy blog and the Silver Screenings blog.*** ***Spoilers: My apologies for some of the heavy spoilers at the end here but they are necessary for my discussion of the way food takes part in the film.*** Max (Robert Morley): Cut down? I … Continue reading “I’d Rather Be Dead”: Food Parody in Who is Killing The Great Chefs of Europe?” (1978)
Here’s a giveaway that involves exactly what the name says – newsletters and gift cards :-). You leave your email address as the entry (only one entry for this giveaway) and agree to read the Terms & Conditions and sign up for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card. The giveaway asks you … Continue reading A Newsletter and A Gift Card Giveaway!