Category Archives: literary fiction

Book Launch: What Girls Are Made Of

Not me. My grandmother. But also, a girl.

In case my dear readers haven’t noticed, I’m a girl. I was born a girl, I’ll die a girl. (Sans some parts, cuz, well, some of them were bad.) I’m also a feminist, which means I believe in equality for the sexes. And, as I’ve written about before, I’ve suffered abuse because I’m a girl. And sexual harassment. And mistreatment in the workplace because I’m a girl. And I’m afraid of many, many things that men cannot even fathom, because they are men and I’m a girl. Which leads me to this book, What Girls Are Made Of, which launches today. I first encountered this author’s work when I was able to request her children’s book Far From Fair from Amazon Vine (the super-secret group … Continue reading

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E is for…

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…Excerpt E is also for exhausted. I have had quite the day running hither and yon, including *6 hours* at the new doctor’s office. However, it was actually a wonderful experience, and I am [cautiously] optimistic that this was the right place to go, and that they will be able to help me. (More on that in another post.) A giant thank you to everyone who sent me kind, encouraging words, whether by writing comments on the post itself or on Facebook, or sending me PMs or texts. I appreciate it all more than you know. Now on to our regularly scheduled programming… I’m sure y’all have noticed that I’ve had absolutely no plan for this challenge. I’ve just written each letter as I’ve gone … Continue reading

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Goodreads Book Giveaway from Rachel In The OC

Broken Pieces paperback

As y’all know, I am a big supporter of fellow writers and artists, and so I’m pleased to share this special giveaway with my loyal readers. Goodreads Book Giveaway Broken Pieces by Rachel Thompson Giveaway ends June 30, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win Title: Broken Pieces Genre/Keywords: Non-fiction Length: 113 pages Extras: Free Sample * Authorgraph Release date: ebook: December 19, 2012 * print: December 12, 2013 ebook ISBN: 9780578117836 ASIN: B00AR0T74S Purchase: Amazon * Barnes & Noble Book Summary: Broken Pieces is an award-winning book about relationships, a study of women, and a book with heart. Vastly different in tone from her previous essay collections A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed, Broken Pieces is a collection … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for author Troy Aaron Ratliff!!!

Troy Aaron Ratliff

I am pleased and honored to be able to help reveal the cover for author Troy Aaron Ratliff‘s first novel, Do I Bother You at Night?, which will be released on October 4, 2013. The book is a blend of Horror and Science-Fiction with literary themes and in a literary style. Here’s the blurb: They say nothing ever happens in Kansas.  Sylvester Petersen used to think so too.  That is, until a mysterious new neighbor moves in next door, seemingly out of nowhere.  His handful of friends – people who tried to help him cope with the sudden death of his wife – think that it might be an opportunity for him to get reacquainted with the world outside his farmhouse and to build a new … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 7

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It’s the last day of my #BlogAversary {sniff, sniff}… I hope y’all have had as much fun as I have. Had. Or something. I can’t wait to have Rafflecopter draw the winners and inform all of y’all what you won! (Winners and authors/artists will be notified by Wednesday, and I’ll post the list of winners on Thursday.) As a reminder, here are the awesome prizes: The contest ends at *midnight tonight* (8/12), and if you didn’t play the trivia the last five days, you still can: #BlogAversary – Day 6 #BlogAversary – Day 5 #BlogAversary – Day 4 #BlogAversary – Day 3 #BlogAversary – Day 2 #BlogAversary – Day 1 (no trivia on day 1; has a list of prizes and the contest rules, and … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 6

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It’s the next-to-last day of my #BlogAversary celebration. Today (8/11) is also the *actual* one-year anniversary of this here blog. A huge sparkly thank you to everyone who’s gone a’rambling with me over the past 365 days ~ and a special thanks to the people who encouraged me to start this in the first place. And as a bonus, here is a photo of my kitty Piper. She is right at this moment sitting on my lap and ~ as you can {maybe} see ~ making it difficult to reach the keyboard. But I can’t say no to her! Don’t forget you can visit days 1-5 and answer those questions to increase your chances of winning one of the 25 fabulous prizes I’ve collected! a … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 5

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It’s now Day 5 of my #BlogAversary and #TriviaContest! This celebration has *flown* by. Only *two* more days, and then I get to draw a bunch of people’s names (will yours be one of them?!?!) and give away lots of cool prizes, donated by lots of cool people! And yes, I’m posting a little early for today ~ technically, I should be posting at midnight, when the day actually turns over to Saturday, but I’m on a mini-vacation at the most wonderful place on earth (the coast of Georgia) {celebrating my 5th wedding anniversary with my hubby, per yesterday’s post}, and my access to the internet is dependent on when McD’s is open ~ only until midnight. (Starbucks is an old fuddy duddy, apparently; they … Continue reading

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