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Spark and Carousel – Goodreads Giveaway Now Running!

A great offer for anyone interested in fantasy reading, (you’ll probably have to go to the original to use the widget mentioned).

Joanne Hall

You can get your hands on a FREE paperback of Spark and Carousel in a special Goodreads Giveaway that runs from now until September 26th, to celebrate the release. Enter using the widget below and don’t forget to add the book to you To-Read shelf!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Spark and Carousel by Joanne Hall

Spark and Carousel

by Joanne Hall

Giveaway ends September 26, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Don’t forget that you can also pre-order Spark and Carousel on your local Amazon, in both Kindle version and paperback. Alternatively, come along the physical launch at BristolCon, where there will be cake…

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A first book from Belinda Broughton

An upcoming book that promises to be both exciting and heartwarming.

Belinda Broughton

Belinda Broughton: Sparrow, Poems of a Refugee Belinda Broughton: Sparrow, Poems of a Refugee

It will launch at 3.00 p.m., Saturday 5th September 2015, at The Light Gallery, Centre for Creative Photography, 138 Richmond Rd, Marleston SA 5033, Australia.

Feel free to pop over, all ye other-side-of-the-worlders!

Will post buying details soon. It will be available from Ginninderra Press, (you have to scroll down to my name) but it doesn’t stay in one’s cart yet; perhaps the link broke. Try again tomorrow.

Here is the blurb from the back cover. What a succinct piece of writing!

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Whispers I Silently Heard

A new poetry book. Congratulations to Kimberly, a book represents a lot of hard work.

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On August 14, 2015 my new book of poetry “Whispers I Silently Heard”  will be available everywhere!!!!!

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Whispers I Silently Heard is a large collection of my poetry dating back to the nineteen seventies.  I am very proud of the work I put into creating this collection.

You can purchase an autograph copy by simply emailing me at mizsilentlyheard@gmail.com to request a copy and I will send you and invoice.

Whispers I Silently Heard will be available on Kindle, Nook and other eBooks

The paperback will be available at Create a space and you will be able to go to your local bookstore and ask them to order you a copy.

You can pre-order your Kindle copy here

As always I thank you for your support.

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Five Fascinating Facts about William Faulkner

I love odd facts about famous writers, and these facts are truly odd. My thanks to Interesting Literature for gathering them up and posting them.

Interesting Literature

Fun facts about the life of William Faulkner, author of The Sound and the Fury

1. William Faulkner was born Falkner; according to one story, the ‘u’ was the result of a typesetting error Faulkner didn’t bother to correct. Curiously, Falkner’s  great-grandfather had been Colonel Faulkner but had removed the ‘u’ – William put it back. Faulkner (William, that is) was born in New Albany in Mississippi in 1897, the eldest of four sons.

2. The website Snopes.com took its name from the Snopes, an unpleasant family who feature in the works of William Faulkner. Faulkner’s Snopes Trilogy, comprising The HamletThe Town, and The Mansion, was published between 1940 and 1959 and centres on the Snopes family, a grasping and corrupt dynasty including a paedophile (Wesley), a pornographer, and a thief (this article has more Snopish detail). Perhaps because of the association between Faulkner’s…

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A Conference focussed on The Golden Age of Detective Fiction Writers

Bodies logoI came across this event via CrimeFest. It sounds like a great day out for any fan of any golden age detective writer.

A Conference focussed on The Golden Age of Detective Fiction Writers.

BOOK REVIEW – MADDERAKKA BY MOTERWRITER

I’ve recently been reading about the literature of marginalised peoples (I’ll blog about it one day) so was drawn to this review. I haven’t read the book but it sounds fascinating. A romance that doesn’t ignore political realities must be unusual.

M C Raj Author

Our Time Now – A review of the novel ‘Madderakka’

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” – Frederick Douglass

Author M C Raj’s novel ‘Madderakka: A Romantic Journey Through Cultures’ is a love story that celebrates the human spirit in its highs & lows. The protagonists in this love story are not just a couple of individuals but representatives of two indigenous communities from separate parts of the world. Veeran is an Adijan, member of the so called untouchable caste from India while Ramona is a Sami woman from Norway. An anthropologist and a philosopher meet under special circumstances and romance blooms between them. They also discover the similarities in rituals followed and oppressions faced by their…

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A first poetry book is published “The Lotus of Fire”

An interesting story of self-publishing and the value of keeping trying.

Congratulations to Sharmishtha Basu on this milestone.

Poems, stories, paintings and more by Sharmishtha Basu

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Thanks Teagan for telling me about createspace, it is amazing!

After pothi totally let me down on 2/10 (They pocketed my durgapuja gift of Rs. 3000. that my brother gave me because he knew I was dying to see my books in prints and then from 16/9/14 to this date- that book is nowhere to be seen, I again and again requested them about two things- 2/10/14 date and my name’s spelling, when they submitted me the final proof on 1/10 I noticed that they have misspelled my name in backpage still i ignored and submitted it thinking that they will keep the request of this stupid writer about publishing it on 2/10/14 I was stupid they proved that) I went to createspace smug as only I can be that nothing will come out of it! Can you believe it? They guided a total rookie like me into making my…

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Telling Time

Perhaps we could learn something about ageing from the trees: they do it gracefully and don’t make a fuss.

I’m grateful to Leaf and Twig for posting this lovely photo and poem.

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wrinkles not rings
tell the secrets
of this tree’s age

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A to Z Reading Challenge: My Answers

I love these questions and the answers; I may even do this quiz myself one day. In the meantime I pass it on for those of you who like to mull over your thoughts on books.

A Small Press Life

I ran across this on Not a Punk Rocker. I enjoyed reading her answers, so I thought I would participate, too. It’s not as if I am working against a deadline today. Nope, I am not shirking my professional duties to write this post. Okay, so maybe I am taking a slight break. Yes, that is it. A break.

If you’re a long-time reader of A Small Press Life (and if you are, thank you!), you’ve probably wondered what happened to our own reader questionnaire series, [R]evolving Incarnations. Never fear. It returns this Friday.

Until then, there’s this.

Oh, and I’ve decided to do it backwards. Z to A, which is how my books are organized.

ZZZ-SNATCHER BOOK (LAST BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP WAY LATE): I am a late-night reader, so this is a pretty normal occurrence. It helps that I work from home and set my own…

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A book worth buying and a charity worth supporting

A good read and a fundraiser for a vital service.

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

Martlets Hospice anthologyI’m not making any excuses. This post is a brazen plug for a book that has just been published on Amazon. it is the work of 17 authors and is a very good read.  You will meet memorable characters on every page from the silent workhouse survivor to the wife who is right to be suspicious of her husband’s sat nav – but that’s not why I am asking you to buy it.
I edited the book and I think you will enjoy the Where Did that Come From? section at the end of every chapter where you will discover the source of each story. But that’s not the reason why I think you should  have Dancing with Words on your bookshelf.
No, I hope you will consider spending £7.99 on this hefty paperback (at 280 pages you are definitely getting your money’s worth) because it is a tribute…

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