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Disaster, Hope, and Charity: The Santa Clara/Virgin River Flood

A thunderous crash could be heard in the distance as a home collapsed and crumbled into the rushing waters below. Several people were standing at the edge of a hilltop in Santa Clara, Utah, watching their valley being destroyed before their very eyes. The torrent had eaten away the dirt of the riverbank and the foundation of the house. With no support, the home fell into the rapidly flowing river and was swept away downstream.



The Santa Clara/Virgin River flood in St. George,…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on May 10, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

3-D Movie Talk For Producers

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My Belated Post About Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a nice mother’s day. I did; I was able to celebrate both with my mother and with my children. However, as much as I love my mom and my children, that's not what this post is about. I feel more comfortable expressing my love in a less-public way. Instead, I just wanted to share a three-bullet point ramble about my thoughts on motherhood.



• A week after Eli was born we had his bris. Our family and friends were all gathered, and it was time for the ceremony. So my… Continue

Added by Laurel Osterkamp on May 10, 2011 at 6:24pm — No Comments


Author
Ron Hutchison Talks About His Latest Novel

Author Ron Hutchison graduated from the University of Missouri in 1967 with a degree in journalism. He has worked as a reporter, editor, and columnist at newspapers in Texas, California, and Missouri. He was employed by Sun Oil Company as a public relations executive, and later operated his own advertising and public relations agency. He created the board game ‘Sixth…

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The Mark of the Angel - Nancy Huston



The Mark of the Angel - Nancy Huston…

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Added by Cyndi Beane Henry on May 10, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments

What is going on here?

People tell me at times I appear to be busy. That might just be perception, but to set the record straight and not toot my own horn here I will give you a rundown of what I really have going on here so there is no confusion and I have all the cards on the table. Here goes:

One thing I am really proud to be a part of is what is happening for Laurie Bowler right now. She is part of a contest on Goodreads that is trying to pick the best YA novels of 2011. She has eight of her titles…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 10, 2011 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Everything we ever wanted by Sara Shepard



About the Book:

            One phone call can change everything...



            When Sylvie Bates-McAllister, a recently-widowed mother of two, receives a late-night phone call from the prestigious school founded by her grandfather, her family is thrown into chaos. Her adopted son Scott may have been involved in a hazing scandal --and it may or may not have led to the death of one of the boys he coaches on the school…

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Added by Donna McBroom-Theriot on May 10, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What is Wrong with Wearing Real Fur and Blood Diamonds?

What is Wrong with Wearing Real Fur and Blood Diamonds?



As I have said it many times you humans are an odd lot, ………



Just what is wrong with wearing real fur and blood diamonds? You are normally so keen on killing members of your own species why get so hot and bothered over killing animals to wear real fur …………like have you felt how soft mink is…………sigh………………



And as to blood diamonds if fashion models can forget even being given them ………forget being given… Continue

Added by Amy Mah (Vampire) on May 10, 2011 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Detailed and Fascinating

The Ash Spear

By G. R. Grove

Smashwords (2010)

Mobi format for Kindle

Print length, 328 pages

Rated 5 stars of 5 possible



The Ash Spear is the third book of G. R. Grove's Storyteller series, which details the adventures of Young Gwernin, a Storyteller and Bardic student. This book concludes the first trilogy of what is hoped will be about a 10 book series. As with the second volume, Flight of the Hawk, this third volume begins shortly after the end of the preceeding… Continue

Added by Lady D on May 10, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Big Daddy Abel Open Mic Volume Three

Things are moving right ahead for my fellow collaborator, Big Daddy Abel. What is he up to you ask? Pretty much a lot, here is a list of stuff he has on his plate tell me if you don’t agree. He currently has just released Volume Three of his highly rated and best-selling Open Mic Series. Open Mic Volume One rose as high as #20 in his Kindle category for Humor/Essay in sales and stayed at a steady #3 in ratings with 39 five star reviews. Pretty impressive, huh? Open Mic Two has sold well and…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 10, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

My Dear I Wanted To Tell You - Louisa Young









My Dear I Wanted To Tell You - by Louisa

Young…









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Added by Cyndi Beane Henry on May 10, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments

3 Questions with C. L. Parker

C. L. Parker is available for interviews. Any bloggers wishing to interview C. L. Parker may contact donna at the writerscoffeeshop dot com.

 

Do you have kids or pets?

 

I have two sons, and a daughter. They keep me on my toes. None of them belong to Donnie Wahlberg though. I’m sure he’s sad about that, but that’s just the way…

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Added by The Writer's Coffee Shop on May 10, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Taste the Honey on a Golden Triangle Tour

Delhi, Jaipur and Agra- as bustling metropolitan cities that make up the Golden Triangle you might not think much of them as ideal romantic, honeymoon getaways. But you’d be surprised with how these cities can rise up the din and dust to serenade you and your partner to offer an ideal honeymoon destination.



While any Golden Triangle Tour is a gorgeous tableau of scenes and sights, a honeymoon tour should begin and… Continue

Added by Sara Hasan on May 10, 2011 at 12:54am — No Comments

READING LIKE A WRITER by Francine Prose

THE GIST:

 

A novelist draws advice for aspiring writers from the works of established writers.

 

THE VERDICT:

 

Visit A Kindle in Hong Kong to see the review.

Added by Shannon Young on May 9, 2011 at 10:34pm — No Comments

He Kan't Kill Your Future - Sharquent Webster, Author



He Kan’t Kill Your Future – Review by Martha A Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘one day, one of the men who worked at that cab place started driving by me in an old-fashioned station wagon with curtains in the windows.  He would just keep circling back and forth…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on May 9, 2011 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Rejection Letters

After sending out numerous query letters regarding my first YA novel I am pleased to say that I finally received my first rejection letter. I now feel like a true writer and have to admit I exclaimed in joy when I opened up the email on my phone the other morning and read that my writing had been graciously received and even more graciously rejected. My husband thought there was something wrong with me but I didn't care. Some one out there had taken the time to read my query and even though my… Continue

Added by Sonia Kranz on May 9, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Robert Parker Sixkill

Sixkill rules! I want to take a different tact with this, as I am huge fan of the author‘s work. Okay he passed away, this is his last work, yes, I am sad. But instead let’s celebrate this last work for the fun and frolic that it is. No Hawk, total bummer, but he seems to have had a plan with that, maybe the new author will take it to new heights, a new resurgence with a fresh approach and set of eyes on the characters. I have read every Spenser novel , yes every one, and have enjoyed each…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

OMG!!!

Oh dear me! I'm so overwhelmed. Happy... but darn do I have a lot to do. Before a month or so ago, I'd only heard about blogging on television but I figured it was something the popular kids were doing who already had a numerous amount of friends. But now, here I am, drowning in this new virtual reality of sorts, joining every network and group possible because I'm so excited about blogging I just can't help myself. Now I just need to chill out and find the time to do some serious reading...…

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Added by J.Lee McKenzie on May 9, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Book review: Rogue Wave by Boyd Morrison TSUNAMI THRILLER IN HAWAII

Year published: 2010

Category: science thriller; disaster thriller

SUMMARY (from author’s website):

Honolulu, Hawaii. Tourist Paradise. Hell on Earth.



Over the remote central Pacific, an airliner halfway through its Memorial Day flight from Los Angeles to Sydney is suddenly rocked by a massive explosion. Despite the pilot's valiant efforts, the blast sends it plummeting into the ocean, leaving no witnesses to the… Continue

Added by DrAmyR on May 9, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

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