Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
Today’s short story author Cleveland W. Gibson has really grown on me. He has developed a nice, small library of work already that displays his diversity and uncanny ability to drive deep into the heart and soul of matters, regardless of the genre. Here is a something about the author if you haven’t had a read on his work yet and also something on the digital short story:
“Cleveland W. Gibson has a knack for the paranormal/fantasy world and in Silver Wolf he takes us on…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 19, 2011 at 10:36pm — No Comments
Lucas Davenport just knows how to find his guy and solve a mystery doesn’t he? I really love this novel for so many reasons, let me count the ways. But first, let’s just jump into the synopsis:
“A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis-the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.
In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls'…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 19, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments
Added by Osie Jackson on May 18, 2011 at 11:43pm — No Comments
A Middle school book to share with my youngest daughter on occasion is fun and breaks things up a bit. Next week I will be reading a Brett Battles middle school novel, and sometime later I believe the new John Grisham YA novel also. Okay let’s get this rolling along and find out what is between the covers:
“In a terrifying future world, four girls must depend on each other if they want to survive.
Louisa is nervous about being sent away to a boarding school -- but she’s…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 18, 2011 at 10:48pm — No Comments
I am amazed each and every time I get to read one of the new installments in The Smoking Gun Sisterhood Series. There are ten installments; we have reached number five and man I do not want it to end. Hopefully Thad Brown will see fit to start something new or to expand the universe of strong female characters he has developed. I make no bones about my love for this man’s writing; he is just sensational. As a side note: I have had the privilege of collaborating with Thad Brown on a Trestle…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 18, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments
Added by Robert on May 18, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments
The final stage of the writing and editing process is proofreading: correcting any errors in spelling, punctuation, word usage, and format. Roughly 75% of what I do while proofreading clients’ documents is correct commas.
When I teach university writing…
Added by David Bowman on May 17, 2011 at 11:26pm — No Comments
Hi, for those of you that may not know me yet, I am Giovanni “The G-Man” Gelati. I have a blog, a blogtalk radio show, am a cover art artist, and now I am a collaborator. No I am not a terrorist or doing anything illegal, but collaborating with authors of all different genres to bring fun and interesting digital short stories to the masses. Besides blatant self-promotion why am I taking up your time to put this out there? Very simply I want to help and I want to get to Know YOU…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 17, 2011 at 9:03pm — No Comments
Hello to you on this wonderfully rainy Tuesday. I know it may not be raining where you are, in whatever part of the world you are in, but here in Levittown, PA we are under a flood watch again. Why not enjoy another flood watch with a smile, and a good read? Not only am I posting on Chantal Boudreau’s digital short story today, I am also the lucky guy that gets to interview her later today,7pm EST, on my blogtalk radio show, The G-ZONE. As I have just mentioned the show, here are…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 17, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments
Giovanni, thanks for having me back! I’m sitting here reflecting on the really terrific week my publisher, Comfort Publishing put together for me last week. The long-awaited second book in my Empyrical Tales series was released in style. The Lost Queen is available now! Comfort, together with Great Wolf Lodge, hosted a Homeschool Week. In the past, Great Wolf simply offered a discount to homeschoolers during this week, right after their public school spring break season is over.…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 16, 2011 at 7:40pm — No Comments
The stories just keep coming fast and furious. I have been fortunate to be able to tap into a pool of amazing and talented authors that have a true enthusiasm for their craft. These men and women are in my estimation just incredible authors and people. Basically they are taking a blogger, me, and risking a chance of really being embarrassed as I may drag them to my level and consequently produce some really rotten stuff. What has happened though is nothing short of brilliance. Thomas White’s…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 15, 2011 at 7:29pm — No Comments
There are many different goals that we set for our lives. Whether it is to become a house hold name, have your name up in lights, or just to be a good wife and mother. My goals have been all over the place for a long time, but there has always been one that I have stuck to and will always hope will happen. I want one of my books to make it to the Best Sellers list. I have been reading Stephen King and Iris Johansen almost religiously and I can see that they are genius, I just want someone to…Continue
Added by Shanequa Kirkley on May 13, 2011 at 9:31pm — No Comments
This book is very important to me.
I have been working hard on it for a little over a year and it is going to be the first of my new start when it comes to getting my work published. I am currently looking for an agent that does not want my arms, legs, and first born child just to help me out and hopefully they will find me a publisher that will be this story justice. I worked hard on it so I should expect nothing but the best for it...dont you think?
I decided that it would be…Continue
Added by Shanequa Kirkley on May 13, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Are you ready to Rumble? Want to read a seriously dark, angry, violent origin story to a new and gripping sci-fi/fantasy digital short story franchise? Do you groove on fire golems and wolves? In the future after reading this are you going to stare at people on the beach to see if they do indeed possess a belly button? How many more questions can I right in a row? Will I ever tell you what this story is about and stop beating around the bush? Can I in fact get to what is between the virtual…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 13, 2011 at 8:48pm — No Comments
Experienced authors know that finishing your book does not mean you've finished your work by any means. It's just beginning. If you want to keep your enthusiasm alive, build lasting friendships and even possibly rack up more sales, knowing how to build and nurture a support network online will help you immensely. This is a very valuable skill in any profession. For writers, there's no better place to start developing it than amongst those who will understand you and your passion most: your…Continue
Hey, welcome to Thursday; we are one day removed from TGIF, can’t wait, seriously. I am looking forward to this weekend because I have another new release this week, G.S.I. Gelati’s Scoop Investigations, Psychotic Detectives, another in The Author’s Lab/Collaboration Series with Thomas White, author of Justice Rules. Really fun stuff, his style is just brilliant, but ‘nuff said on that, I will pop in a post on Monday morning for it. Today I am dropping in two posts, the first on this…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 12, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments
I am not going to discuss writing for my blog or even being host of the G-ZONE , my blogtalk radio show. That is not hell; it is at times very heavenly. No, Jadye Scott has written a novel that can be pegged as a paranormal/romance/smart@#$ novel. A girl after my own heart, great read. What is so wonderful about this deliciously wicked read? Check out what is between the covers:
“The moment Amber starts her new summer job in Scotland and sets eyes upon Aidan, her fate is sealed.…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 11, 2011 at 11:18pm — No Comments
Do you like the cover art for this digital short story? I did it. I am not trying to toot my own horn here it is just that I tried to match the energy, the skill, and the quality of the author. He really stepped up to the plate on this sequel to “House of Misery” and hit a home run. Horror, suspense, and just good old time craftsmanship are in these virtual pages. Check out what is behind the flaming skull’s head on the cover:
“Trestle Press Spring Submission Contest Winner Jeffrey…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 11, 2011 at 8:40pm — No Comments
When I began Heaven Sent, it was a eureka moment, not in the sense that I had cracked something profound like light speed or the secrets to eternal life, I just knew that I had started my first novel. I hadn't set out to start it. It wasn't like when I wrote plays. I would announce that my theatre company was going to tour a play and it would be about this or that, and then I would write it. Heaven Sent didn't begin like that. I just wrote a thousand words. That thousand words were about…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 11, 2011 at 3:08pm — No Comments
When writing or speaking about indigenous people there are several terms available for us to use. Older words have been replaced with newer, more culturally-sensitive phrases. Sometimes it can get confusing to know just which term is appropriate for which group of people.
Some terms are either too inclusive or not inclusive enough. They are ambiguous, not really portraying the group accurately. A slow change began in the late 60s to use more respectful and meaningful…Continue
Added by Val Fox on May 11, 2011 at 4:42am — No Comments