… “Hey, you! Dinnertime! I’m over here, you scabby rats! Come and get me!”
The Hyundai is rocking with hellions as they pile on. I’m about to screech out of the lot – or at least make donuts until all the hellions head my way and leave the rest of the people alone – when I feel a thump. The car drops on one side. Then I see the shredded rubber of a tire being flung over the hood.
That was the front tire.
I stare dumbly at the ripped-up tire as it flops and wobbles to a standstill in the parking lot.
Then so many hellions pile onto my car that I can’t see the tire anymore.
I stroke the fur of my teddy bear. It’s all I can think to do.
Pooky Bear can’t help me in a vehicle. Not a lot of room to slice and dice.
That means I need to exit the car if I want a chance at getting out of this.
I sit in the car.
I wonder how long a person can stay in a vehicle.
But then, of course, the hellions begin pounding on the windshield. (p. 105)
Seven years old. That is how old poor Paige is when the angels take her from her mother and sister and do medical experiments on her. Seven years old is how old Paige is when Penryn manages to rescue Paige and seven years old is how old Paige is when she sees the rejection of … Continue reading Ee, Susan: World After (Penryn And The End of Days II) (2014)
Cover art by Silverlute Angelfall is Susan Ee’s debut novel and the first book in the Penryn & The End of Days series. Wow. That woman has talent. The story of Penryn’s hunt for her sister is moving and exciting. It shows how low people can stoop and high they can rise once they are … Continue reading Ee, Susan: Angelfall (2012)
Take a look at: The Romance Writer’s Report: July 13, Vol. 33, No. 7: What’s right for your career in the digital age? On page 26 you will find an article entitled: SELF-PUBLISHING FORMATTING and STRATEGIES A practical how-to on formatting your book for self-publication by Susan Dawson-Cook Enjoy!!
Ultimately all stories (real-life or fiction) seem to be power. Mainly the power to control ones own and/or other people’s lives. Sometimes that includes war between nations on the pretext of one person. In the case of Truthwitch, that person is Safiya fon Hasstrel. In the Witchlands series there are three kinds of people: … Continue reading Dennard, Susan; Truthwitch (Witchlands I); London, Tor, 2016
The Black-Eyed Susan tells the story of a captain we heard about in the two first novels of On Dark Shores. The Lady and The Other Nereia both mention a captain that was tricked by Mr. Copeland and later killed by his bodyguard Blakey as a consequence of forfeiting his loan. We get a look … Continue reading Clement, J.A.: Parallels: The Black-Eyed Susan (On Dark Shores) (2011)
“Mornings in Jenin” is a thought-provoking book about the Palestinian side of the Palestine/Israel conflict. It is the author’s debut. I read it in Norwegian, and the Norwegian translation was excellent. It got me thinking about how long conflicts can last, whether there is hope of reconciliation after such a long time and how on earth … Continue reading Abulhawa, Susan: Mornings in Jenin (2010)
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Aaron, Rachel Aaronovitch, Ben Aaronson, E.; Wilson, T.D. & Akert, RM Abbey, Lynn Abulhawa, Susan Adair, Liz Adina, Shelley Afonso, Alexandre (reblogged) Aldiss, Brian … Continue reading Authors
Originally The Locket was one of the short stories in the Christmas Lites II anthology edited by Amy Eye. The Locket takes us back to a time before On Dark Shores begins. A Scarlock before war, poverty and desperate choices visits the life of Nereia. It is also a tale about Yule and family. “Is … Continue reading Clement, J.A.; The Locket; 2012/2017
Heide Goody & Iain Grant‘s collaboration began with Clovenhoof. They enjoyed it enough to continue collaborating on at least eleven more stories. I adored Clovenhoof. If you enjoy British humour, this is a must. Life right now needed Clovenhoof. When my Asperger struggles to deal with what life hands me, laughs are precious. Clovenhoof was … Continue reading Goody, Heide & Grant, Iain; Clovenhoof I (2012)
The birds annoyed me. Not because they are were-birds/shapeshifters but because Cree carried a person as large as Shad. My asperger soul was triggered to the point of obsession and that set me off in research mode. That is when it became fun. I adore digging into stuff. While increasing my knowledge on the requirements … Continue reading Cane, Laken: Obsidian Wings (Rune Alexander IV)
Dawson-Cook, Susan: What’s right for your career in the digital age? Eckerson, Olivia: Genre comparisons English Language Smart Words: Transition Words and Phrases Enriquez, Jeshua: Idioms Explained In Lecture: “Shitting Where We Eat” FBI’s 2005 symposium on serial murder Gilmour, S.J.B.: Amazon KDP VS Smashwords And What I’m Doing Now Haskamp, Jenny: 15 words you should eliminate … Continue reading Writing tips
Op-Ed Columnist / By FRANK BRUNI / Go to Columnist Page / Frank Bruni’s Blog » Published: June 10, 2013 575 Comments This month the Supreme Court will issue raptly awaited decisions about affirmative action and gay marriage. But what’s been foremost in my thoughts isn’t race, sexual orientation or our country’s deeply flawed handling of … Continue reading Bruni, Frank: Sexism’s Puzzling Stamina
Linda Lear has done an amazing job with this biography about Beatrix Potter’s (1866-1943) life. Here in Norway our national TV channel NRK has sent Potter’s tales from time to time on children’s television (barne-tv). One of the times was while my boys were still young enough to watch children’s television. Potter’s tales are absolutely darling … Continue reading Lear, Linda: Beatrix Potter: The extraordinary life of a Victorian genius (2007)
“The Game’s Afoot!” (Sherlock Holmes) When young Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859, I doubt anyone could foresee that he would become famous with time. Even less foreseeable, would be the fact that his fame came from something as silly as detective stories. He was still in medical school when he … Continue reading Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: Sherlock Holmes (1887-1926)