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

RSS A.C Billedeaux

  • Launching: All New Media Picker for Android May 18, 2017
    There’s this… thing… in the Android WordPress app that we refer to as the “seven-item menu.” It would show up when trying to add a photo to confront you with a list of choices and we confess, we couldn’t always remember what option we wanted, either. As of the 7.3 …
  • Inclusive Illustrations, By Design May 9, 2017
    I like to think that designers solve problems, while artists ask questions. And when the two go hand-in-hand, real magic happens. Why? Because the right question gets answered with the right solution — art asks, and design responds. Here at Automattic we were extremely fortunate to recently get to partner …
  • The Best of in April April 28, 2017
    The 2017 default theme is here, plus: inclusive design, editing tools, Swag Store, and must-follow sites.

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

  • My Life at Sweetbrier by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne and Marked Beauty by Sheri Larson
    Hello, all! I'm still focused on writing and taking a break from blogging until the June IWSG, but I wanted to pop in and help spread the word about new books from two great blogging friends. First up, My Life at Sweetbrier by Deanie Humphys-Dunne. I read an advanced copy of this book and it is a […]
    Julie Flanders
  • The Snowman by Yolanda Renee
    It’s a pleasure to be participating in author Yolanda Renée’s THE SNOWMAN Blog Tour through MC Book Tours today. I'm excited to be able to share an excerpt from the book. This is a prequel to the author’s Detective Steven Quaid Mysteries. This story tells of Steven's first case as a rookie detective. It takes place […]
    Julie Flanders
  • IWSG: Looking Back on a Great Month & Forward (I hope!) to Another One
    Hello and Happy May! Today is the day for the monthly meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group, founded by our Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. To view list members and this month's co-hosts, visit the IWSG page here.April was a fantastic month for me from a writing perspective. I have continued to work on my Polar Night/Polar […]
    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

  • “‘Forgot What?'” / Memorable Fancies #1857 May 27, 2017
    [“Anything he can’t remember seems terribly important” – Susan Sontag] But if he can’t remember it, how can he remember that he can’t remember it? And, if he can’t remember it, how can he remember that it was terribly important? Filed under: -
  • “Cats and Shadows” / Memorable Fancies #1856 May 26, 2017
     [“Our shadows will not know us.” – W.S. Merwin] Our shadows wander like abandoned cats, rushing up to anyone standing in the sun, trying to remember – us. > [Click Random Post above – re-astonish yourself] Filed under: -
  • “The Mathematical Theory of Love” / Memorable Fancies #1855 May 25, 2017
    The math was clear. “One and one,” she said with a laugh. – But one and one don’t have to be added together. And anyway, as it turned out, she was a plus-one and I, a minus. We cancelled each other out. Click Random Post above – re-astonish yourself] Filed under: -