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Merry Christmas!

I would like to take the time to Share the Gift of Christmas with you. This is a season of love and kindness, a time to show others that we care about them more than they realize. Why do we want to do better at Christmas time? I believe it stems from the Birth of the Savior. "He is the Gift" given to us from a loving Heavenly Father.

Russell M. Nelson said, "Christmas is a time of reflection on what we can become because of God’s sacred gift. As we discover the gift, we learn of the…


Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on December 14, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Secrets of the Moon Saga Work in Progress

As of right now I’m busy trying to finish the Secrets of the Moon saga. I just turned in book two and three. Although, they’re more of a 1.5 kind of books considering that not only are they entirely from Kyran’s POV but it depicts what’s going on while my main character, Marjorie, is still at the hospital after being attacked by a werewolf.

Now, if you’re not familiar with the first book below is a little more information on it:

Title: Secrets of the…


Added by Kristy Centeno on December 7, 2014 at 11:29pm — No Comments

3rd Annual Christmas Spectacular

Meet Rock Hall of Famer Steve Boone of the Lovin' Spoonful!

Added by Mark Miller on December 6, 2014 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Book signing results

We sold eight books at yesterday’s signing! Hoping some will make good Christmas gifts. Thanks to our hosts, and good luck in their efforts to find a permanent Albion home for their art.


Now on to the next book signing, a week from now at The Mini Shops, 134 S Main Street in Kendallville. Look for us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Added by Mark R Hunter on December 6, 2014 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Review for Robin in the Hood

Book Blurb: Robin in the Hood

“Is it any wonder I became a bank robber?”

But she never dreamed she’d fall in love…

Wealthy high school student Robin McArthur thinks she has it all figured out when it comes to bilking her wealthy dad for guilt money as a substitute for his genuine affection. Until one day he suffers a stroke, and she learns the brutal…


Added by Kristy Centeno on December 5, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Bringing Historical Romances Alive for Today’s Readers By Romance Author Kelli A. Wilkins

Hi everyone,

My name is Kelli Wilkins, and I write historical, gay, paranormal, and contemporary romances. People often ask me how I can switch genres so easily and write such diverse stories. “What’s the trick?” they want to know. Well, the trick is… there is none.

Writing historical romances is pretty much like writing contemporaries. I use the same basic storytelling techniques—an interesting plot, sympathetic characters, and the right mix of backstory, setting, and details…


Added by Kelli A. Wilkins on December 2, 2014 at 9:02am — No Comments

Forget Congress, here’s the writing vote

I forgot to announce the results of my Facebook poll, in which I asked everyone which direction I should take my humor writing (other than in a downward spiral):

10 people voted I should sell my column to another newspaper or magazine; a regular income is cool. This I’ve done, with “Slightly Off The Mark” now appearing monthly in the Kendallville Mall. (If any businesses would like to sponsor my column, get in touch!)

9 people thought I should write more humor books;…


Added by Mark R Hunter on November 28, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Real First Thanksgivng … Or Not




Thanksgiving in America continues to be one of the most traditional holidays. It still features the original four hundred year old activities of overeating, football, and complaining about Black Friday.


In the Hunter household, as in all of Indiana and much of the world that’s not outside this country, we battle the overeating. How? By serving food that the rest of the year we hate. Stuffing stuff. Cranberry…


Added by Mark R Hunter on November 27, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Linda Carlino gets another book contract in Brazil

In early 2010 my ArticlesBase item caught the eye of a Brazilian publisher and publishing contracts followed.

In 2012 Linda Carlino's Brazilian publisher Editora Europa (São Paulo) published That Other Juana (Joana, a Louca) in Brazil and after its success they published A Matter of Pride (Carlos V : Orgulho, Poder, Paixão e Arrependimento) in 2013 and they have now committed to publish Wives & Other Women (Philip II of Spain) in February 2015.



Added by Linda Carlino on November 24, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments

3 Blog Tours on Inspire to read. Something for everyone.

Blog Tour: Little Boxes by Celia J Anderson. Plus a character Interview with Molly: the main character within the book.


What kind of…


Added by Lynelle Clark on November 13, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

All about why my writing's in a mall

Slightly Off The Mark, A Primer, or: How Did I Get In The Mall?

“I could have taken a decades-overdue vacation from ‘Slightly Off The Mark’, but I’m not one to just sit idly by while I go broke.”

(Every time you follow the Kendallville Mall on Facebook: ... a… Continue

Added by Mark R Hunter on November 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A Farewell To Mark

With mixed feelings I say goodbye to my first writing home, in the same week my column appears for the first time in Kendallville Mall. I’m going from a weekly to a monthly, but otherwise you’ll get pretty much the same stuff in the new “Slightly Off The Mark” … like it or not.



When I started this column I was a green, snot-nosed kid, which was probably just allergies. Maybe a virus. Today I take medicine and always…


Added by Mark R Hunter on October 29, 2014 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Introducing my new old column

            Emily’s working hard to get the “Slightly Off The Mark” book ready to go before Christmas, but meanwhile … there’s my new job to announce.

            My weekly humor column, orphaned after being dropped from its former newspapers, will now appear monthly in the Kendallville Mall. A go-to place for local ads and coupons, Kendallville Mall is also changing its direction, to feature local and Midwest writers in a kind of monthly feature setup. There’s a good…


Added by Mark R Hunter on October 28, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Book signing-if you happen to be nearby

Just in time for Christmas shopping, we’re having a book signing Monday, November 17th, at the main branch of the Noble County Public Library in Albion. We should have copies of all my books there, especially the latest one, The Notorious Ian Grant—which will be at a reduced price compared to retail.

The library is at 813 E Main St in Albion, and we’ll be there from 3-6 p.m.—and maybe a little later if there’s interest. Buy a book there, bring a book in, I’ll sign…


Added by Mark R Hunter on October 25, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Beneath the Surface by Mike Martin

Sgt. Winston Windflower, head of the Grand Bank RCMP Detachment in Newfoundland, has just returned from an assignment in Marystown when he hears about the murder of Amy Parsons, a local girl who was going to university in St. John’s. At the same time, he is given a human trafficking case that seems to…


Added by Cecile Sune on October 24, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Book Review and Giveaway: Legacy of the Watchers: Vol 1: The Hidden Ones by Nancy Madore

As CEO of her own thriving company, Nadia Adeire is flush with success, but a secret society dating back to the Essenes believes her to be one of the ancient djinn—the notorious demoness of Hebrew legend: Lilith. What’s more, they have reason to believe that she’s plotting a catastrophic attack on the…

Added by Lynelle Clark on October 20, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A poll: My future as a humorist

This might as well serve as the official announcement: With my newspaper job gone and thanks to my paranoia about deadlines, I have around thirty unpublished humor columns. After talking it over (and crunching the numbers), Emily and I are turning them into a book entitled, yep, "Slightly Off The Mark". But what of the future? I still need to make up for lost pay, and I do love writing humor. So although I have an idea of the way to go, I thought I'd ask your opinion, dear readers, because…


Added by Mark R Hunter on October 19, 2014 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Goodbye, Cruel Newspaper Publishing World

Well, it appears I’m now a former newspaper writer, and my humor column is an orphan. Ironically, I didn’t find out KPC News bought the papers I wrote for until I read it in the paper. But while I considered the possibility that they might use their own reporters to gather local news, I held out hope that they might like my humor column, and maybe even use it elsewhere.


Instead, my first official contact was a phone call informing me I had become a “duplication of effort”. On…


Added by Mark R Hunter on October 17, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

A Wrong Turn At Albuquerque: Ian Grant/Buffy The Vampire Slayer fanfiction

 I've been writing crossovers between various fandoms and the main character of my new novel, "The Notorious Ian Grant", and I couldn’t leave out the Four Friends—characters from my earlier “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” fanfics who came together with no planning on my part for a series of stories.

The Four Friends are Tara, a witch/ghost who’s a bit more alive than most people realize; Buffybot, a robot copy of Buffy Summers; Dana, a psychologically scarred Slayer…


Added by Mark R Hunter on October 7, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Hacking Up An Internet Sickness



            A computer genius/loser at life recently spent several months slaving away, night and day, to hack into the iCloud service and swipe nude photos of numerous celebrities.

            This goes to show you, some guys will do anything to see women nude. You know it was a guy. And apparently a guy who wasn’t satisfied seeing most of these people nude—or close enough to nude—o n movies or cable TV.



Added by Mark R Hunter on October 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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