Sydney-born Sharyn Bradford Lunn, author of the popular Australian historical series Southern Skyes, wrote this today about what the 26th of January means to her country. Today, 26th, we Aussies are celebrating Australia Day--very much like your July 4--which marks the first European settlement in Australia. The First Fleet of convicts arrived in New South Wales on January 26, 1788. We are still such a young country, but we've much to celebrate. The fireworks on Sydney Harbour tonight will be [...]
Musings from the Pipeline with Jan Fix ~~I'm always looking for it. That one writing tip that will stick with me like glue, send me over the top to the finish line. My least favorite tips but most often heard: Write for 20 minutes every morning. Commit to 500 words a day. Cut something out of your life to make time to write. I don't know about you, but the regimens don't work for me. I must be inspired, moved, [...]
Morning Musings from the Pipeline with Jan Fix. This quickie blog is not so much informative as it is hopefully relatable. For some reason, I feared writing this morning. Like I was scared to put my thoughts on paper. And so there I was on the back porch getting ready for some serious prose that I could just feel boiling within me, and pop. I put the pen and notebook away. I think I have a condition. Anyone else have [...]
After Father's Day, you can still find Born on a Buzzard's Stump by Alva Harris available at the bookswithverve store on Amazon. It's still $12. You just can't get the free giftwrap offer. Well, maybe you can, but maybe not Father's Day wrap. All you have to do is ask and specify!
This is a review straight from the heart of a reader, me (as opposed to the editor, the marketer, the reviewer, the writer) ~~ Janet Fix First, the basics. Renee James debuted with her new novelComing Out Can Be Murder this month through Windy City Publishers, a hot alternative publishing company based in the same blustery city of the story’s plot. This is a fiction novel about a hairdresser named Bobbi, who struggles with gender transitioning and the “fitting in” that [...]
POP'S DAY BONANZA!! FREE GIFT-WRAP AND HANDWRITTEN MESSAGE PLUS BUZZARD BOOK FOR $12. (on Amazon under new/used sellers "bookswithverve" is my store name) My first "Father's Day Special" and my first "official" book promotion venture starts today! Yes, I've added a new hat, PAID book promoter, but only the ones I'm truly mad about. You should know by now that Buzzard is one of them. One of many first steps I'm taking right now is to sell this now out-of-print [...]
BOOKS WITH VERVE~~on the Pipeline with Jan Fix, wordshaper A car, a man, a maraca walk into a Starbucks and say, "Hey, we're looking for a Palindrome." The barista shrugs and says, "Okay, so look in the mirror." Palindromes can be humorous, sure. Interesting, most definitely. But mostly they are mysterious and complicated, much like the vivid characters and snarly hot plot of Lawrence Kelter's soon-to-be-released book: Palindrome. Mr. Kelter is currently offering a Teaser Pleaser, the first three chapters of this psycho-thriller [...]
Musings from the Pipeline - wordshaper Jan Fix (and an offer . . . read on) Today, Mother's Day, I wish to officially announce a project for which I am deeply committed, as if it were a child of my own, in fact. I have adopted a book, with the author's blessing of course, and couldn't be more passionate about this "baby." I have chosen to represent this book alongside the author Alva Harris for a number of passionate reasons. [...]