From time to time, we'll feature book recommendation lists here in our blog. Many thanks to Catherine Butzen for providing this awesome list! Take it away, Catherine. . . .
The Thinklings brain trust asked me to weigh in on the topic of book recommendations. This was a problem. Like most writers, I’m a voracious reader who will talk you to death if you give me half a chance!
However, if I talk my publishers to death, Shades of Immortality will never get its next installment. So once I’d calmed down, I managed to get a list together of a few favorites.
Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Many people aren’t sure what this holiday is all about, so here’s a link to a great article explaining what Cinco de Mayo celebrates.
What we’re here for today is not tacos and cerveza but BOOKS, of course! (Although we might just be eating tacos for dinner....) We compiled a list of ten awesome sci-fi and fantasy books by Mexican and Latinx authors.
This blog post first appeared in Katherine Vick's website and is used with permission.
I firmly believe there is a book out there for everyone.
The problem is finding it.
Happy St. Patty’s Day, and luck o’ the Irish to ye! (You bet I'm wearing green today, as I'm not fond of getting pinched. ;)
Thinking of shenanigans and malarkey . . . It’s been a while since we’ve done a fun blog post related to one or more of our novels, such as a character interview, so we thought it was high time to have some fun with our books here again!
So now it has come to this. You have striven all year, scraping and saving your money, laboring to feed yourself and your family, to heat your house and bring what creature comforts you can into your existence. You had thought to put it off, but time has a way of marching forward inexorably. January 1st has passed, followed by January 31st, and beyond that--
Beyond that, April 15th.
This post first appeared in Deborah's blog.
So, as those who’ve been following my blog know, I’ve been engaging with a lot of Japanese media lately, and especially anime and light novels (with a bit of manga thrown in). As in, I’ve read over 100 Japanese novels in the past six months. This is relevant because in the particular subgenre I read, I’ve noticed a trend. It goes like this:
We all know that 2020 was a rough year. And that's putting it mildly. But we thought we'd try to look back at it and focus on what went right, rather than on what went wrong. So here's our list of good things that happened last year:
This post is used with permission from its author, Katherine Vick. It originally appeared in her blog.
The human imagination is an extraordinary thing, when you stop and think about it. Being as I am not of a scientific bent, I have no idea of the ins and outs of how it can possibly work, how it is that a lump of grey meat inside a wrapping of bone could possibly generate images, ideas, unheard sounds, regurgitate things once seen and create whole new universes out of nothing. Indeed, to be honest, I don’t want to understand how it works - that would destroy the magic. I’m quite happy just to have the means to play in new and never-before-seen realms in the depths of my own head.
But there is another special thing about the imagination – it is unique.
Author Laura Loomis is holding a raffle, which is already running and will end at noon PST on Friday, November 27th - the day after Turkey Day. She'll randomly pick a winner that afternoon or evening. Along with a signed copy of the book, the winner will receive a bag of a special coffee blend from Brandywine Coffee Roasters called "Cosmic Turkey" - how stellar is that?! Check out this post on Laura's website for details on how to enter the giveaway.
We've also put the e-book of The Cosmic Turkey on sale for 99 cents during the contest. Don't miss out on either of these great opportunities!
Author Catherine Butzen is holding a raffle, starting today and running for one week, and she'll randomly pick not one but two winners! Along with a signed copy of the book, each winner will receive a piece of Egyptian-themed jewelry. Check out this post on her website for details.
The e-book of Painter of the Dead is also on sale for 99 cents this week. Don't miss out on either of these great opportunities!