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  • May 22, 2014
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There Is No Utopia In Our Future – Guest Blog by Austin Dragon, author of ‘Rising Leviathan’

ABOUT RISING LEVIATHAN Title: Rising Leviathan Genre: Science Fiction Author: Austin Dragon Rising Leviathan is the latest sci-fi thriller in the After Eden series—a dramatic mix of politics, religion, and intrigue. The saga continues in the Russian Bloc (Yes, Russia “owns” Eastern Europe too) in the year 2096 with the inexplicable death of the Russian president. Or was it murder? As one leader falls, a deadly power rises. Will there be war or more than one? The march to the explosion of World War III continues— the first global war of the tek age, a hell we have never seen
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  • April 11, 2014
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Guest Blogger: How to Craft a Unique and Necessary Book Idea That Sells by Nina Amir

How to Craft a Unique and Necessary Book Idea that Sells Most aspiring authors believe their ideas are unique and readers absolutely need to read their books. Like these writers, you may feel convinced your book idea is new, fresh, timely, different, and essential. It’s great to feel passionate, enthusiastic and confident when the proverbial light bulb goes off, but those feelings—and your conviction—simply aren’t enough reason to write and publish a book. You must have facts that unequivocally prove your idea is unique and necessary in the marketplace. These facts must convince a literary agent, first, and an acquisitions
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  • December 16, 2013
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Guest Post by Joe Sinclair, author of ‘Putting Life on the Finish Line’

ABOUT PUTTING LIFE ON THE FINISH LINE When author Joe Sinclair turned sixty-two years old, he began his quest to run as many marathons as possible. Less than five years later, he has logged more than four thousand miles, participating in more than 150 marathons. In his memoir, Putting Life on the Finish Line, he tells his life story from his early years through his late sixties and details how he achieved his running goals. Sinclair shares running’s rewards and challenges—crossing the finish line at the toughest marathon in America run entirely on asphalt; completing three marathons in three days
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  • November 24, 2013
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Guest blogging with Robert Steven Williams, author of ‘My Year As a Clown’

ABOUT MY YEAR AS A CLOWN Silver Medal Winner for Popular Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. With My Year as a Clown, Williams introduces us to Chuck Morgan, a new kind of male hero—imperfect and uncertain—fumbling his way forward in the aftermath of the abrupt collapse his 20-year marriage. Initially, Chuck worries he’ll never have a relationship again, that he could stand in the lobby of a brothel with a hundred dollar bill plastered to his forehead and still not get lucky. But as his emotionally raw, 365-day odyssey unfolds, Chuck gradually relearns to live on his own,
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  • October 23, 2013
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My Publishing Journey by Ginger Marks, author of ‘Complete Library of Entrepreneurial Wisdom’

The Complete Library of Entrepreneurial Wisdom with over 150, power-packed, articles to choose from, the busy entrepreneur has at their fingertips, bite-sized training lessons to help them on their success journey. It covers business basics, including how to and how not to start your business; marketing; marketing design, which is a topic rarely covered; writing, which covers technical, practical, as well as, marketing aspects to writing; and life reflections, such as planning for emergencies and disasters—both natural and man-made. There is so much information packed into this book that it could well be the only book on core business issues
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  • October 18, 2013
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C.S. Lewis and Me by Award-winning Author Beverly Stowe McClure

Thirteen-year-old Erik Burks’ life is falling apart. When he discovers a lace bra in the glove compartment of his dad’s car, his mom leaves his father and drags Erik from being king of the hill in Texas to the bottom of the pits in South Carolina. No Dad, no baseball, no friends, just Starry Knight (a girl who reads minds) and her equally weird brother, Stormy, the twins that live down the block. Just when Erik thinks life can’t get any worse, while hanging out at the beach one evening, he and the twins notice lights radiating from the lighthouse.
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  • October 17, 2013
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How a Rocket Scientist Becomes a Writer by author Stephanie Osborn

How a Rocket Scientist Becomes a Writer By Stephanie Osborn My first published novel was a SF mystery (I seem to have a fondness for combining those two genres) published by Twilight Times Books back in 2009. BURNOUT: THE MYSTERY OF SPACE SHUTTLE STS-281 is a techno-thriller about a Space Shuttle disaster that turns out to be no accident. There’s a loooong story behind the writing of BURNOUT. For one thing, it took me between 10-15 years from the conception of the idea, and the published book. Why? Simple. I was too close to it. Let’s back up a couple
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  • October 15, 2013
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  • Comments Off on Going from Crumbs to the Full Meal – Improving Your Self-Esteem to Improve Your Dating Experience by Raquel Whiting Gilmer

Going from Crumbs to the Full Meal – Improving Your Self-Esteem to Improve Your Dating Experience by Raquel Whiting Gilmer

With $80,000 in student debt, an alter ego named Crazy Charlie, and more than her fair share of hang-ups, Charlie Bennett is on a mission: a mission to feel better about herself. By all accounts this shouldn’t be too difficult. After all, Charlie has graduated from the best universities, has good friends to keep her sane, and an impressive resume to boot. But her poor choices in men (and therapists) have left Charlie feeling fat, fretful, and fed up. She knows something has to change–she’s just not sure what. When the elevator doors open and Jack Hudson appears with his
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The Story Behind GEM CITY GYPSY by Kristin Kuhns Alexandre & Win $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Our guest today is the talented Kristin Kuhns Alexandre!  Kristin is the author of the romantic thriller, GEM CITY GYPSY!  She is here to tell us the story behind her book.  Don’t forget to enter her cool giveaway below – win $100 Amazon Gift Card!!!! ————————– Twelve years ago my brother and sister and I met in Dayton, Ohio to bury my father at the extraordinary Woodland Cemetery in our hometown. Five generations of my family are buried there and it was as though ghosts were everywhere. I decided to take a walk through the gardens and walkways.  Suddenly I
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  • October 9, 2013
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The Slush Pile and How to Deal With It by Ian Haight

Enlightenment as a process: what might it have been like for a Korean Buddhist monk who lived hundreds of years ago? If enlightenment is an unfolding of wisdom, what progressive awareness is suggested by that unfolding? Imagine, then, this same monk becoming the leader of the nation’s most important Buddhist Order: the Chogye. Magnolia and Lotus: Selected Poems of Hyesim suggests what Hyeim might have valued in life; as a monk; and as an early founder of Korea’s largest Buddhist sect. Despite his achievements, this collection asks, did Hyesim eventually relinquish his position? If so, why? What were Hyesim’s thoughts
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  • August 27, 2013
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Snow Day: a Novella A Single Night of Thoughtful Thrills by Dan Maurer

ABOUT SNOW DAY: A NOVELLA It happens each winter, and has for over 35 years. Every time the snow starts to fall late in the evening before a school day, the dreams begin again for Billy Stone. They are always the same – there’s a dark tunnel, and there’s blood, lots of blood, and someone is screaming. In this chilling childhood tale, Billy, recounts the events of one unforgettable day in 1975. On that day, he and his friends played carefree in the snow, until an adventure gone awry left him far from home, staring death in the face, and
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  • August 23, 2013
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Survival of the Fittest by Andi O’Connor

We have a delightful guest today!  I would like to introduce you to Andi O’Connor, author of the fantasy novel, The Lost Heir.  Andi is here to talk about being true to yourself, find your own style, and write from your heart. SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST by Andi O’Connor L et me start off by sharing with you an experience from one of my first book signings. I was at a local independent bookstore promoting my fantasy novel, The Lost Heir, when a gentleman came up to me and asked if I was the author. Used to the question, but
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Guest Blogger: The Story Behind ‘Designed for Relationship’ by T.J. MacLeslie

Designed for Relationship is a book that has been begging me to write it for nearly 20 years. However, I’m glad I didn’t write it before now as it distills the lessons I have learned in my search for truth and meaning, as well as the paths I now use to guide people to fullness of life. Along the way, I have met wonderful people who challenged and encouraged me. Now, I have the opportunity to help others on their way. Some of those I have journeyed alongside kept asking me to write something down for them so they could
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  • August 7, 2013
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{PUYB Blog Tour} Andi O’Connor: Why I Write Fantasy

We have a wonderful guest here today at Literarily Speaking!  Andi O’Connor, author of the fantasy novel, The Lost Heir, is here with us to talk about writing fantasy novels.  Welcome Andi! ————— Why I Write Fantasy One question that I have been asked quite frequently is why I write fantasy. The simple answer would be to say that I enjoy it. I love the freedom I am granted with the fantasy genre. There are no restrictions to the worlds and beings I create. I can go wherever my imagination takes me. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that
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Guest Blogger: The Story Behind ‘Vinland Viking: A Saga’ by Gary L. Doman

Inspiration for ‘Vinland Viking: An Original Saga’ by Gary L. Doman may have originally come not from books but from films. I’ve always liked motion pictures—Not “movies”, please!—in the genres of adventure and fantasy. (In fact, I once considered writing for the screen rather than for the bookshelf, and consequently started to rewrite a work of mine as a screenplay; I quickly abandoned the experiment, however, upon finding it less satisfying than being able to create the world of my characters without the co-operation of actors, a director, et cetera.) All the stories that I’m planning to write are adventures;
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  • July 5, 2013
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Guest Blogger Dilruba Z. Ara, author of A LIST OF OFFENCES

I’m delighted to have as my guest at Literarily Speaking a wonderfully talented author, Dilruba Z. Ara.  Dilruba is the author of the women’s fiction, A List of Offences, and is here to talk about how she became a writer.  Enjoy! —————– How I became a Writer My father was a well-known writer, and from the time we were very young he would read us popular stories. I was always listening to him, and as soon as I had learned to read I would make him buy me books. Not just any books. Fat books. I wanted the stories to
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  • May 30, 2013
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{Virtual Book Tour}The Magic of Writing Paranormal Thrillers by Mark All

I love paranormals.  Anything that has bumps in the night in it, I am so there.  We welcome today Mark All, author of The Spellcaster’s Grimoire, to Literarily Speaking where he will talk about the magic of writing paranormal thrillers.  Welcome Mark! The Magic of Writing Paranormal Thrillers By Mark All If reading is an escape from our ordinary lives, then Paranormals offer the most magical escape possible, to exotic otherworlds where time and the rules of reality break down and anything can and does happen. They transport us to strange lands fraught with perilous situations and terrifying monsters we
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  • May 24, 2013
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Guest Blogger: Writing and Publishing a Novel by Michael Bigham, Author of Harkness

Writing and Publishing the Novel By Michael Bigham Inspiration for stories can spring from several sources: a character, a “what if” starting point or perhaps a compelling plot. My novel, Harkness: A High Desert Mystery, arose from the setting. I grew up on the Oregon high desert in a small timber and ranching town called Prineville, which sits almost exactly in the center of the state. I fought range fires for the Bureau of Land Management during my college summers and came to love the high desert; a stark, beautiful land ranging from the pine forests of the Ochoco Mountains
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  • May 23, 2013
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Guest Blogger Robert Henry: Incline It Baby, Intervals, and Exercise + Nutrition = Health

——————————————————————————— I am thrilled to have as my guest today, Robert Henry, author of the motivational book, Age Re-Defined.  He is on a virtual book tour that lasts until May 31 so do check out his stops and watch one of the many videos he has put together for his tour.  They were so much fun to watch!  So today Robert is talking about cardio workouts, rebooting his exercise regime and more.  Enjoy! ——————————————————————————— The title of this post sums up the highlights of an impromptu video I shot a few weeks ago with Deborah Klein, MS, RD. Deb contributed
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  • May 15, 2013
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Is There More to Tickling Daphne H. Than Meets the Eye?

Is There More To Tickling Daphne H. Than Meets The Eye? By Veronica Frances At first blush, some people might come to the conclusion that Tickling Daphne H. is a lighthearted, fun romance. The cover perhaps gives that impression. But isn’t it true what they say, that you can’t judge a book by its cover? Is there more to Tickling Daphne H.than meets the eye? Tickling Daphne H.is indeed a love story and it does have some very fun and romantic moments. However, lighthearted would not be the word I would use to describe it. One reader recently commented that
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