The #RT14 Fiasco

I did not attend RT2014. However, I want to address the events that happened. There seems to be those who are angry and those who are not, but there are a few things both parties agree DID occur. What’s all the fuss about? 1) Indie Authors paid the same as traditional authors for table space at the book fair. 2) Indie authors were referred to as “Aspiring Authors” 3) Indie Authors were segregated from Traditional Authors....

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As a Wife, I’m Guilty of These 5 Mistakes (And You Probably Are, Too) – A Rebuttal @HuffingtonPost

Recently a wonderful article showed up on my Facebook feed. Hang on… Some of my powdered sarcasm donut just got on my shirt. Anyway, this article wanted you to know the “mistakes” one woman was “guilty” of making and that YOU, a person she has never met, are probably making these “mistakes”, too. And it’s geared toward women, because, you know, women need more shame! I want to say first that I...

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World Breastfeeding Week – The Breastfeeding Controversy #breastfeeding #parenting

World Breastfeeding Week – The Breastfeeding Controversy It’s that time! World Breastfeeding Week! And surprising as it may be to some, there’s actually a lot of controversy that surrounds women and children’s breastfeeding rights—and yet here I am, making a post about those very things. Some would say I am a “public figure”, and should keep my mouth shut about such debatable topics. Yet I can’t shake the feeling that, actually, being a public...

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“I can’t believe this crap got published.”

Got your attention, did I? I was just talking to a fellow book lover the other day about how I started writing. I’ve admitted before that I actually started because I read a book that made me roll my eyes so many times my husband thought I was possessed. I thought, “If this crap can get published, then surely I can write a book worth publishing.” Talk about arrogant and delusional. I know that now. The book that wasn’t...

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How Three Cops made my Children hate the Police before the age of 10…

Let me paint a picture for you. My husband and I are driving home from picking my daughter up from gymnastics camp. We’re talking about what’s for dinner tonight and about what movie we might go see (on this rare occasion we’ll be going out on date while father in law babysits the kids). It’s peaceful, even with my daughter in the back, hungry and over-tired from a long day of activities. The boys are even...

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GUEST POST: Sex and Young Adult Literature #amreading #youngadult #books

Sex and Young Adult Literature by Katie French Let’s not beat around the bush. Fifty Shades of Gray and all its replicas have made everyone hot and bothered. The erotica trend has hit the mainstream and everyone’s blood is pumping. Unfortunately folks in the industry are now scrambling to capitalize. One influential man who runs a website devoted to mentoring new authors told a writer friend of mine to sex up her Young Adult male protagonist....

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