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The Problem with Notting Hill

I recently read a blogger’s takedown of “Notting Hill.” She had identified the Anna Scott character as being very shallow and self-absorbed. And since she was so flawed, Will Thacker should not have loved her. The author believes no one should watch the movie because it gives a bad example of relationships. https://www.mamamia.com.au/notting-hill-sends-a-bad-message/ My thoughts… If you look at this […]

Our Own Jackie Hunter Featured on WTVR Virginia in the Morning

https://wtvr.com/2018/10/04/lost-in-the-red-hills-of-mars/ RICHMOND, Va. – Jackie Hunter, retired educator turned science fiction writer, is using several creative outlets these days to encourage young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. She stopped by the studio to talk about one of those projects, her debut novel called Lost in the Red Hills of Mars. To learn more about Jackie Hunter […]

Used Bookstores are Swimming in These…

Used books are a good deal. But apparently there are a good deal of these titles: POLITICAL TELL-ALLS NONFICTION TITLES MADE INTO MOVIES: Seabiscuit, Unbroken, Marley and Me, The Blind Side, Black Hawk Down. ’80S AND ’90S PAPERBACK HITS: Mary Higgins Clark, Danielle Steel, Sydney Sheldon, Tom Clancy, Nora Roberts. JAMES PATTERSON CHRISTIAN FICTION GREATEST HITS: The Shack, Left Behind, […]

Agile Writer Jackie Hunter in Boomer Magazine

From Boomer Magazine… Jackie Hunter showed up at the coffee shop with two books. One was her own. The other was, well, OK, perhaps a slightly better-known Mars book, Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles. Kirkus Reviews had likened a Bradbury plotting device to one of her own. So Hunterthought she should read the science fiction classic. But of course. What’s one more item […]

Agile Writer Starts Alopecia Blog/Vlog

Christine Gauthier Writes… In honor of Alopecia Awareness Month, my Alopecian Life YouTube channel goes live on September 1st! Some of you may know that I’ve been writing a book, a fictionalized account about my experiences living with alopecia.  The process has occupied three years of my Sundays, and a lot of emotional and mental energy.  While I work at […]

B&N’s Parneros Strikes Back

In a lawsuit filed August 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, former Barnes & Noble CEO Demos Parneros has charged the retailer with breach of contract and defamation of character. The suit contains numerous unflattering revelations about the inner workings of B&N, and includes the bombshell news that a deal to sell the company […]

Walmart Fights Kindle with Kobo

Launching a partnership announced earlier this year, Walmart and e-book retailer Rakuten Kobo detailed plans to offer an array of e-book content, reading services and devices via Walmart stores and cobranded iOS and Android apps. The new service, Walmart eBooks by Rakuten Kobo, launches today and will deliver a newly organized digital books and services catalog to Walmart consumers based […]

50 Shades of Submission

Janet Reid writes… I’ve recently had an agent request the first 50 pages of my manuscript after being “intrigued” by my query and first 5 pages. Good news, for sure. Here’s the thing: a MAJOR plot development happens on page 60; a real WOW moment (at least I hope). I didn’t press my luck. I submitted the first 50 as […]

Tor (SciFi Publisher) Embargos Libraries

The announcement last month that Macmillan’s Tor division (perhaps the world’s best-known science fiction publisher) has instituted a four-month embargo on new e-book titles for libraries is an unwelcome development. Tor officials say the change is designed to test whether library lending is affecting retail e-book sales. Librarians, however, see the move as an unwarranted restriction that will needlessly impact […]