Author Blogs and News

Blog updates from Ink Smith Authors including Julie Flanders, Kelly Lynne, and more...

RSS A.C Billedeaux

  • Try Simplenote, Our Fast and Easy-to-Use Notes App September 12, 2018
    A great note-taking app can help with all kinds of daily routines like taking class notes, writing a shopping list, or jotting down ideas for your next great blog post. At Automattic, we love using Simplenote, which is an easy way to create notes, lists, and more. Our favorite part? It’s …
  • New in the WordPress.com Business Plan: Jetpack Search August 31, 2018
    The WordPress.com Business plan combines fully managed hosting with the freedom to grow and scale your site without limits. Today we’re adding Jetpack Search to WordPress.com Business so you can enjoy powerful and fast on-site search functionality as part of your plan.   Once you activate Jetpack Search, you’ll be …
  • Introducing the Simple Payment Widget August 14, 2018
    Take payments anywhere on your site.

RSS Kelly Lynne’s Blog

  • The writing life... March 4, 2014
    Starts, stops, lulls, creative sparks, flashes of brilliance, rewrites, doubts, re-dedication and determination, and ultimately writing is happening! Book two is in the works, though painfully slower than I'd hoped...but still faster than book one! Loving the continued support of friends, family, readers, and peers!I have decided to finish writing the complete series and then […]
  • Google me this, Batman? January 3, 2014
    Why are there more than a couple of words in the English language to describe a quantity of "2 or more?"  Aside from the obvious word "two" which can only ever be a quantity of 2, you would think there existed  one more word that could be substituted to specify a quantity of two, and […]
  • I LOVE Barnes & Noble Bookstores December 5, 2013
    I was fortunate enough to be a part of the booksellers "Discovery Friday" event on November 22nd, 2013. I spent the day at the Barnes & Noble in Morrow, GA, where I grew up, and was able to promote and sign books most of the day.  Amy Allen, the CRM at that location, was extremely […]

RSS Julie Flanders

  • Elaine Kaye Interviews the Witch!
    Hello, all! I've been on an unplanned blogging break but I'm excited to jump back into the fray today  to help spread the word about the latest release from Elaine Kaye, Halloween Ride! Elaine is here with an interview with Halloween Ride's very own witch, Bertha.Take it away, Elaine!Elaine Kaye: Hello, Bertha. It’s nice to […]
    Julie Flanders
  • IWSG & the American Writers Museum
    Hello, friends! Today is the August meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group. The group was founded by our Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. To view list members and this month's co-hosts, visit the IWSG page here.I am feeling a little insecure today as I didn't get any of the writing done that I wanted to in July, […]
    Julie Flanders
  • A Road Trip & a Visit from Diane Burton
    Hello, friends! I am not actually here right now as I'm on a road trip to Chicago to see Hamilton - yay! I'm so excited to be seeing the show and also to have Diane Burton as my guest on the blog while I am gone. Diane is here as part of the blog tour […]
    Julie Flanders

RSS John R. McCormick’s Blog

  • Dance & Text November 25, 2015
    In preparing students in the K-12 Dance Education program here at UTM (University of Tennessee Martin) I love exploring with them other ways of reaching students in the class. One way is the use of poetry or some form of writing. By applying their knowledge of either dance techniques or use of choreography with the […]
  • Tea & Writing 2 July 10, 2015
    Well this morning I am drinking my Indian Spice tea. And again my tastes begin to translate the story in my head. So from the last blog entry I gave you all a snippet from my new story it continues like this: “Clara! Are you home? It’s Akiko” Akiko was now my guardian. My mother […]
  • Stream of consciousness July 9, 2015
    Stream of Consciousness created after my father’s passing— when creating this I also thought of my time as a choreographer and what happens to the brain during the creative process– for me so much goes on and I wanted to do something that brought a sense of mystery and whimsy. when writing this new story […]

RSS Terence Kuch

  • “ ‘What are the odds?’ ” / Memorable Fancies #2311 September 24, 2018
    [“…how can it be that one of the people in the world is me?” – Thomas Nagel] Isn’t it odd that there’s a ‘me’? If my mother and father had never met … if my grandfather hadn’t immigrated to this country … if his own many-times-removed grandfather hadn’t evaded the Czar’s command to attack the […]
  • “Naming the Gods” / Memorable Fancies #2310 September 23, 2018
    [“The poet names the gods” – Heidegger] If we pick the wrong names for our gods, will they be angry? – destructive? How can we discover the gods’ true names? They make thunder, so we could call them “Rumbler” and “Loud-crasher” and so on. But if we pick wrong, if we present our strangled, gutted […]
  • “Details” / Memorable Fancies #2308 September 21, 2018
    [“our faces closed up / getting all exact,” – Cecil Giscombe] There you go again, getting all exact, demanding dates, times, places, what I did, what I thought, what I intended … who I was with …