MEMBER LOGIN

DON'T HAVE AN ACCOUNT?

Register & Login HERE

Here at AUTHORSdB we've formed the only database of authors, including social media, book listings and much more, for today's mine-field of thousands of aspiring and established writers.

We are a dedicated website that helps authors for free.

Author Blogs

Syndicated blogs on AUTHORSdb

Mixed Media Inspiration: Lack of Inspiration — writings by Ender


It is not often I repost blogs/links here. I do have invited guest bloggers, but rarely do this. The reason I have is it is an honest, origanal post which I think is worth sharing…it is that simple I’ve found I’ve been lacking inspiration the last few days. It’s common writing practice to linger around until inspiration hits you, but that’s not what I do. It’s not what working writers do; we don’t have the time. In times of an inspiration deficiency I seek three simple pleasures: reading, music, and social interaction. Reading […] via Mixed Media Inspiration: Lack of Inspiration — Writings By Ender Original link

Cover reveal and chance to win


Coming March 15, 2017....Jonathan thinks Cin is too perfect to be real. He’s right. As the top investigative reporter for Global Daily, Jonathan travels all over the world. Three weeks in Tortola, covering the story of the disappearance of twelve women, sounds like heaven. After all, the island is one of the most beautiful in the world. He doesn’t have many leads. The women only have one thing in common. They all went missing from the same club—Consume. Fifteen minutes into visiting the club, Jonathan sees him, and the world slips away. Cinaed, better known as Cin, spots Jonathan the moment he walks through the club’s door. It’s obvious the man is out of place. Cin slips into Jonathan’s mind...
Continue reading

Self-publishing

Is self-publishing really an insult to the written word? Who is Laurie Gough? A random post on my Facebook feed caught my eye today. A fellow author posted about an op-ed piece in The Huffington Post by someone called Laurie Gough. I should say up front that I have no idea who Laurie Gough is […] The post Self-publishing appeared first on PORTALLAS. Original link

January Featured Author


I'm very humbled and honored to be chosen JANUARY'S FEATURED AUTHOR. Check out the interview at https://knowyourauthorblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/januarys-featured-author-calvin-dean/ … via @KnowYourAuthorOriginal link

Happy New Year!

2017-happy-new-year-png-28824
Thank God that’s over. May this New Year bring you luck and prosperity and immense happiness in all you do in 2017. Happy New Year! Filed under: Odds & Sods Tagged: new year, New Year's Day Original linkOriginal author: Thomas Kelleher

And, as they say in Mexico


EMANDYVES Próspero año nuevo! The Twelve Grapes (Sp. Las doce uvas de la suerte, “The twelve grapes of luck”) is a Spanish tradition that dates back from at least 1895, but became established in 1909. In December of that year, when vine growers popularized this custom to better sell huge amounts of grapes from an excellent harvest. The tradition consists of eating a grape with each strike of the bell at midnight of December 31. According to the tradition, that leads to a year of prosperity. In some areas, it is believed that the tradition wards away witches and general evil, although this “magic” is treated like an old heritage, and in modern days it’s viewed as a cultural tradition to welco...
Continue reading

Happy New Year

happy-new-yeark-2017-fireworks-background_23-2147530223
2016 had its ups and downs for all of us, wherever we live. But 2016 is over and we face a new year full of new promises and new possibilities. We all have our hopes and dreams for the coming year, and I hope that 2017 brings you all that you wish for yourself. Wishing you a happy, fulfilling, peaceful and prosperous New Year, Dorinda Original link

Review of 2016 and Happy New Year! #2017

newyear2017
2016 is probably the year most people want to forget. With the loss of so much talent in the film and music industry we were left asking ourselves what the hell happened? I can’t say I ever remember a year filled with so much sadness, heartbreak and disbelief. It is the end of the year and I can finally say, “Goodbye 2016. Get lost. Hit the road. You suck!”. This past year has taken me on a journey I certainly won’t forget. From horrible medical issues due to Lyme Disease and Bartonella to a personal journey triggered by a “not so wonderful” relationship. The one thing I have learned from 2016 is…it’s amazing what humans can endure and overcome. I’ve battled through a TIA (mini-stroke), an a...
Continue reading

To resolve to do better…


Originally posted on KATE JACK'S BLOG: ? …or just go ahead and do it? Well, the snow is falling again on my blog, which means that time of year is rapidly approaching, and no, I don’t mean Christmas.  ? It’s New Year, of which I speak. The time when we all decide to make a…Original link

Soon to Release: The Gracious Wife by RaeBeth McGee-Buda


Title: The Gracious WifeAuthor: RaeBeth McGee-BudaGenre: Christian LivingPublish Date: Feb. 5, 2017****Book Description:Marriage can be surreal, unpredictable, and enticing all at the same time. We find and fall in love with our best friend, and all of our dreams seem to be coming true. We've heard of the princess being rescued by her prince and they ride off into the Original link

Review of “Escape from Witchwood Hollow” by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek


I usually get sick of teen girl stories, but this one was unique enough that it drew me in. You immediately have sympathy for the main character in that she lost her parents in 9-11, and you get to read … Continue reading →Original link

Happy New Year


Original link

Healing from Mass Mourning and Broken Heart Syndrome

email
My friend, priest and spiritual mentor, Father Sonny taught “Grief is the price of love. We grieve as deeply as we have loved.” Anyone who has lost a loved one is painfully aware of the truth of this statement. But what about grieving for those we didn’t know personally? Is that real grief? Every year we lose celebrities and 2016 has been no exception. The world lost household names like Natalie Cole, David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Prince, Arnold Palmer, Florence Henderson and George Michael to name just a few. Yet the deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds bring home to all of us the devastation of grief. Who couldn’t admire Carrie Fisher as the courageous and swashbuckling Princess Leia ...
Continue reading

Cozy-Palooza New Year's Bash!


What better way to celebrate the new year than with a new book? Check out the Cozy-Palooza New Year's Bash where you can stock up on awesome free and 99 cent ebooks. Visit: http://writeravamallory.wixsite.com/cozypaloozabash Original link

Release Day: In My Reality by Cameo Ranae


In My Reality (Sequel to In My Dreams) by Cameo RenaeGenre: NA Paranormal RomanceCover Designer: Stephanie Hobbs of Steph's Cover DesignAmazon & KU Link http://amzn.to/2heXMOAABOUT THE BOOKIt’s been three years since Michael’s death, and life isn’t any easier. The gift bestowed upon me has only grown stronger. I see the dead, everywhere. Those who have remained Original link

Quote Of The Day – Jules Verne

jules-verne-quote-2
In light of the coming new year I thought today’s Quote of the Day was particularly relevant as we look ahead to 2017 with hopes and dreams of a kinder, gentler, less turbulent and tumultuous twelve months. You can’t call yourself a nerd and not be familiar with the works of Jules Verne  (1828 – 1905); a French novelist, poet and playwright who wrote a number of highly imaginative adventure novels for their time, and was often referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction” and one of the founders of the genre (along with H.G. Wells and Mary Shelley and a few others). He is best known for writing Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around The World i...
Continue reading

Steamy windows (All about the writers muse)

 

8658849_orig

I was silently musing, as is my bent, when a certain thought kept returning. No matter how many times I dismissed the notion it would not leave me alone; eventually waking me in the early hours with its persistent nagging.

I guess all writers, at least those of us who are serious about our craft, have such occasions?

Personally, I find the only way to rid such daemons is to submit to their will, writing about whatever it is which plagues the mind.

Continue reading

The Kitchens of Canton, a novel. Ch. 10: New Gary, IN

广州厨房印章-01pink
A deafening crack and the lights went out. Malmquist collapsed on the patio floor. Ray and the other customers were gone. Streetlight illumination revealed the premises to be empty and dilapidated and shrouded in dust. Malmquist sat up to get his bearings. Outside chatter suggested it was still early evening. He got up to explore the restaurant, and what he saw cautioned him to stay inside until well after midnight. The city wrapped in silence but for incessant ambulance and fire-engine sirens, he emerged after jimmying open a window — the front and back entrances were padlocked shut — and headed down Lunt toward Sheridan Road on foot, for his bicycle was gone. He had barely crossed under th...
Continue reading

My Favorite #Books of 2016 #amreading #amwriting


I can't believe it's time for my annual write-up of favorite books!  I read some really fantastic ones this year, which I'm excited to share.  I enjoy reading almost every genre, so there are a few represented here, but of course I have my preferences.  Some of my picks don't necessarily fall neatly into a single genre, either, and I guess it's no surprise that these are my absolute favorites, given that I also write in a mixture of genres (steamy romance combined with haunting mysteries).  So I'll start with those two novels, which both have elements of three different genres. Mixed Genre: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense Who could resist this cover? The Lo...
Continue reading

Beef and onion pie to soak up the alcohol, of course & New Year's resolutions


This weekend I shall be imbibing rather a lot of booze as most other Brits will as we welcome in the New Year. At my age and with my life experience here's my advice for the New Year:1. Follow your own drummer: yourself. People will let you down, use you as  convenience and everything, including their interaction with you is relative and based on their own needs. Learn to be wholly self-sufficient.2. Remove all toxic people from your life- don't murder them but walk away from them. Repeat after me: if someone doesn't make you happy, it's time to say goodbye.3. Expect the worst- that way you'll be pleasantly surprised because if you have high expectations of others, you'll fall hard on your f...
Continue reading

Copyright

© Words and photos copyright Samantha van Dalen

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://authorsdb.com/