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NaPoWriMo: Ice Storm Poetry

Poem #9: Ice and ThunderIt is a time of ice and thunder the dog cowering in the doorway brass tacks on the glass and trees groaning outside.Love is an action, not a feeling this is what Jesus taught us Their power will be out for days and I crumple up inside at the thought of opening the door on this world of ice and thunder.Pumpkin soup and bright electricity keep…See More
Apr 15, 2013

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Catholic Women - Shut Out but not Shut Up

You didn’t think I’d let the Papal Conclave pass by without bringing up women’s ordination, did you? Head over to Young Adult Catholics to read my post Fox News, Women Priests, Black Smoke, and the Whole Self.Also, US Catholic gave a nice mention to Hungering and Thirsting for Justice…See More
Mar 12, 2013

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March Madness or ... My First Crack at NaNoEdMo

Doesn’t it seem like only yesterday that we were slagging and bragging our way through NaNoWriMo? At that time, the prospect of March, or National Novel Editing Month (NaNoEdMo) seemed blissfully distant. Surely I’d have my other writing projects wrapped up by then and could delve into some rigorous revision of my…See More
Mar 4, 2013

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Self Publishing ... without a Clue

Artwork inspired by Rumpled, from my sister Krystl.Like almost any author in today’s literary landscape, I’ve explored the idea of self-publishing. Although I used to scoff at it, I’ve softened toward the idea over the last several years — not because of one-in-a-million success stories like…See More
Feb 18, 2013

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On Credentials, Being an Autodidact, and Why I Never Got an MFA

Since I’ve started working with the library system in Sioux Falls, I’ve been thinking a lot about credentials.Before I moved, I was a Teen Services Librarian at the largest library in a rural area. I don’t have my MLS. When I applied for the job, the description said an MLS was “preferred” — not required. Although others who applied did have the MLS, I got the position because I had real work…See More
Feb 4, 2013

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Writing Groups, Critiques, Scrivener, and Long Drives

Photo courtesy of Jim Brekke — unfortunately, I forgot to bring my camera on the trip.…See More
Jan 28, 2013

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Scrivener: My New Writing Toy

Recently, I've begun playing with a new writing toy: the software program Scrivener. It's a tool developed for the brainstorming and drafting stage of longer writing projects, whether novels, screenplays, or dissertations. It allows you to keep your research, various media files, and notes all in one program. And my favorite part? It allows you to tag each scene with a…See More
Jan 14, 2013

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"Hello, I came across your blog, and I thought you would be the perfect person to contact. My name is Jay Siva, the founder of EZBuyButton.com, an easy 'buy book' widget for authors. I'm contacting you today because I think you and…"
Jan 3, 2013

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Blended Bits and Some Thoughts on Self Publishing

December 17, 2012Since August, I’ve been working with the Teen Writing Club at my library to self publish an anthology of their poems and stories. We’re all proud to finally have the book in our hands, and we celebrated at a book release party last Thursday.I did a similar project with a library…See More
Dec 17, 2012

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What's the Least I Can Believe?

My post, What’s the Least I Can Believe?, which touches on my “criteria” for considering oneself Catholic as opposed to Rome’s, is currently up on the Young Adult Catholics blog. Check it out!See More
Dec 11, 2012

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Dusting off the Query for 2013

In 2012, it was my goal to submit my work at least once a month. Ever This Day was held briefly by a new Catholic press beginning a young adult line, but ultimately they passed on it. That didn’t come as too much of a disappointment, as I was a little nervous an “officially” Catholic press might urge me to “straightwash” it, which I’m not willing to do. Although Ever This Day doesn’t have…See More
Dec 10, 2012

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Writing My Way Toward Wholeness

Last weekend, I had the good fortune to do something I haven’t done since I was a teen — attend a writing retreat.The retreat to mark my long absence from writers retreats, workshops, and conferences was Writing Our Way Toward Wholeness, an exploration of writing as a spiritual practice. It was incredibly nourishing, and just what I needed after the frenzy of…See More
Dec 3, 2012

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The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
About Me:
I'm a freelance writer and editor and a part-time librarian. I love being surrounded by books! I've just published an anthology with my co-editor Kate Ward through ACTA Publications called "Hungering and Thirsting for Justice." It's a collection of true stories from young adult Catholics who struggle for justice within and beyond the Catholic Church. I've also been published in QueerDimensions (edited by James E Rasmussan) and Just Like a Girl: A Manifesta! (edited by Michelle Sewell). My personal essay, "Where I First Met God" is slated for publication in Unruly Catholic Women Writers II from SUNY Press.
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NaPoWriMo: Ice Storm Poetry

Poem #9: Ice and Thunder

It is a time of ice and thunder

the dog cowering in the doorway

brass tacks on the glass

and trees groaning outside.

Love is an action, not a feeling

this is what Jesus taught us

Their power will be out for days

and I…

Continue

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 9:42am

Catholic Women - Shut Out but not Shut Up

You didn’t think I’d let the Papal Conclave pass by without bringing up women’s ordination, did you? Head over to Young Adult Catholics to read my post Fox News, Women Priests, Black Smoke, and the Whole Self.

Also, US Catholic gave a nice mention to Hungering and Thirsting for Justice…

Continue

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 9:35pm

March Madness or ... My First Crack at NaNoEdMo

Doesn’t it seem like only yesterday that we were slagging and bragging our way through NaNoWriMo? At that time, the prospect of March, or National Novel Editing Month (NaNoEdMo) seemed blissfully distant. Surely I’d have my other writing projects wrapped up by then and could…

Continue

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 11:34am

Self Publishing ... without a Clue

Artwork inspired by Rumpled, from my sister Krystl.

Like almost any author in today’s literary landscape, I’ve explored the idea of self-publishing. Although I used to scoff at it, I’ve softened toward the idea over the last several years — not because of…

Continue

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 4:25pm

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At 4:05pm on January 3, 2013,
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Jay Siva
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Hello,

I came across your blog, and I thought you would be the perfect person to contact.

My name is Jay Siva, the founder of EZBuyButton.com, an easy 'buy book' widget for authors. I'm contacting you today because I think you and your readers would love to know about the EZBuyButton widget I've created.

It is the most advanced 'buy now' widget for selling books. I make it free for authors and publishers, worldwide, to quickly and easily create and use our EZBuyButton widget to place on their website or blog to immediately increase the sales of their books, especially if their books are listed for sale in more than one retail store. I made it super easy, with just a few clicks they just copy & paste a piece of code onto their website/blog, and they're done.

The widget allows website visitors to select which device they'd like to use to read the author's book, and then select their preferred retail store that they'd like to purchase the book from. It also geolocates the visitor's location and will send the visitor to the correct country specific retail store so that they can buy the author's book. The widget is also fully customizable, and the author will have access to detailed real-time statistics of the use of their widget.

I would like to invite you to visit my website, and try out the EZBuyButton widget. I hope you find that my widget will be useful to you and your readers, including all the authors, literary agents, and publishers you're in contact with.

My website is http://www.ezbuybutton.com.

If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them for you. Thank you for your time.

kindest regards,

Jay Siva

At 8:31pm on November 25, 2012,
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Macie Anita White Buice
said…

Hi, My name is anita buice and I'm new to Book Blogs.  I would love to follow your work and if you'd send me a link to anitawbuice@gmail.com, I will.  My site is anitabook.com as in "I need a book."  I would LOVE for you to check it out and if you like it get ready to send me some books to review.  My address is anita buice, 202 Richards Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30117.  Then just look for the review on anitabook.com.  If you could send multiple books I would use them for giveaways to promote your work and my site.  I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for the time and effort that it takes to make this happen. Blessings, anita of anitabook.com

At 8:14pm on September 20, 2012,
Blogger
Cheyenne Williams
said…

Hi, and welcome to Book Blogs! If there's anything you want to know, feel free to ask me! (:

Anyway, I have two blogs: {This Girl Reads} and [Cover to Cover], and I'd love it if you'd check them out. Leave me a link to your blog so we can follow each other!

At 7:47am on September 13, 2012,
Author
Monica Euen
said…

Hi, Lacey, it's nice to meet a new friend at Book Blogs! My blog is

http://www.monicaeuen.blogspot.com. I would love for you to take a peek and consider following. Feel free to leave a comment if you visit. Please let me know if you do decide to follow and I will follow you.

Kindest Regards,

Monica

At 9:56pm on September 12, 2012,
Blogger
Jenna
said…

Hi Lacey and welcome to Book Blogs!

Book Blogs is a great place to network and gain new followers.  I’ve enjoyed  my time here so far, and I hope you find it to be a very rewarding experience as well!

I would love it if you visited my blog at: http://novelundertaking.blogspot.ca/. If you decide to follow, let me know and send me your blog link, and I will definitely return the favour!

Have a great day!  :)

Jenna

At 1:28am on September 12, 2012,
Blogger
Sally
said…

Hey there..! :)
Welcome to Bookblogs! I am fairly new here ..!

I just stumbled upon your profile..! 

I would really appreciate it if you'd follow my blog @http://readingwithanacrasia.blogspot.in
P.S: Please do leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)

At 9:45pm on September 11, 2012,
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Catalina Egan
said…

Hello Lacey,

I have a great giveaway open for three more days

 

http://www.rbtlreviews.com/2012/09/book-spotlight-giveaway-bridge-of.html

 

Welcome to Book Blogs, I have forged many friendships here with avid readers, book bloggers and prolific writers.

We help each other out and have a great time while we do so.

Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

Archway to Acknowledgement is a group that can increase your following on twitter if you are interested in that.

If you get a chance please check out my website:

http://www.TheBridgeofDeaths.com

And my blog:

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/thebridgeofdeaths

I hope you enjoy Book Blogs as much as I have,

Catalina

At 5:00pm on September 11, 2012,
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Nicolas
said…

Hello there! Welcome to Book blogs, i'm sure you're quite excited to search around this place and find a few interesting posts and discussions. I'm the author of Bookmark Reviews which is a blog that focuses on Fantasy/Sci-fi and Dystopian novel reviews. I do in depth and honest reviews of what I think the book was lacking and had! For authors in that gengre who are looking for extra exposure I do some cheap advertisement on my blogs sidebar which you can be featured. For more information on the Ads !

At 1:06pm on September 11, 2012,
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Kelli Wheelwright
said…

Welcome to Book Blogs!

I am so glad you have come to join us! It can be a bit overwhelming around here at first, Don't hesitate to ask questions- At least until you get your bearings! I am more then happy to help!

We are also looking for any one interested in being a regular contributor on our blog! Monthly, Weekly, Bi- Weekly... we are flexible! Choose whatever book you would like to review, unfortunately we do not provide the books at this time. Know someone (adult or child) or are you interested in writing book reviews or providing author interviews and other book related content for our site? Family Friendly reviews of any genre are considered! If you are interested, email me at ekfamilybooks(at)yahoo(dot)com so that I can send you a copy of our blog post template to get you started!

Have a great day!

Kelli

http://www.ekfamilybooks.blogspot.com

At 12:33pm on September 11, 2012,
Author
Mia Hoddell
said…

Hi Lacey, welcome to Book Blogs! I hope you enjoy it here. I would love it if you could check out my blog http://miahoddell.blogspot.co.ukand follow if you like. I always follow back :)

Also I have recently published my first two books and am currently looking for reviews,guest posts, giveaways etc. As well as this I am planning my second giveaway which should be taking place on my blog soon.
Have a great day. Mia

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