April 26, 2010
Quote of the Week
April 19, 2010
How Do You End A Story That's Not Yours?
Saffron Dreams is a fiction novel written by Shaila Abdullah, a Pakistani-American author based in Texas. It is an emotional tale of lost love, unexpected twists of fate, and survival. In a span of 41 days, the main character, Arissa Illahi, went from a blissful married life to bleak widowhood, escaping an attack, ostracized by stereotypical people, and the realization of raising an unborn son alone.
April 18, 2010
Directory for Self-Publishers
The 2009 Writer Watchdog is a self-publishing directory with over 200 useful resources and helpful advice from publishing experts. If you are interested in knowing your options, comparing services, and having a directory of resources at your fingertips, the Writer Watchdog 2009 edition is a must.
Don't forget to check out the FREE preview of The 9th Judgment below. Read the first 26 chapters!
Lives of Naughty Readers
Quote of the Week
April 15, 2010
The 9th Judgment: Read the First 26 Chapters FREE
April 11, 2010
April: Youth Financial Literacy Month
April 2010 is Youth Financial Literacy Month. What are you going to do?
I encourage you to help the youth learn responsibilities of finances at an early age. Take the time to teach your child how to earn and budget their allowance. Show them the importance of saving and spending wisely. Learning savvy financial skills as a young child will prepare our youth for a fiscally responsible future.
Visit the public library for illustrative books that teach the value of money. Check your local credit union for products specifically for youth, such as a passbook savings or student checking. (Notice I didn't recommend a bank). Help your child manage the account. Remember, the goal is to make more deposits than withdrawals. It only makes cents!
Quote of the Week
April 7, 2010
Title: The 9th Judgement
Description: Lindsey's desire for her partner threatens to tear apart both her engagement and the Women's Murder Club. A young mother and infant child are gunned down. The same night another murder happens in San Francisco. One of the killers forces Lindsey to put her own life on the line.
Title: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Release Date: June 5, 2010
Description: Twilight fans will be enthralled with the story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse. This book is a combination of danger, mystery, and romance.
Author: Sister Souljah
Release Date: November 2, 2010
Description: The second volume of Midnight will link A Gangster Love Story and The Coldest Winter Ever.
April 4, 2010
Ramona and Beezus Hit The Big Screen
You heard it here first! Ramona Quimby and her big sister Beezus will hit the big screen on July 23! For those that want to refresh, check out The Complete Ramona Collection by Beverly Cleary which is available on Amazon.com.
Click here for a free trailer of the new film!
Total Eclipse of Erotica
I haven’t read a Zane book in years. They were all starting to sound alike and I was tired of the overly saturated with sex scenes and corny language. But when I saw the title, it piqued my interest. The cover was even different than her others. I’m glad that I gave Zane another try.
Happy Resurrection Day!
This was the first year that I took you seriously. As you know, I sacrificed all of my liquid cracks: Starbucks Vivanno banana chocolate smoothie, Pepsi, and McDonald's sweet tea. Our time together has been valuable and precious. I will forever remember these last 40 days and nights. But now Easter has arrived and we must come to an end. Thank you for the learning experience.
Until next time,