Hubby is a crazy fast reader. He can blow through one of my 250-page manuscripts in an hour...less than the amount of time it takes me to drive to the nail salon, get a mani and drive home.
He recently read Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli...in about two hours. 435 pages, by the way. What the WHAT?????…
Added by Kristen Luciani on April 24, 2015 at 2:12pm —
Joel Fox has spent over 30 years in California politics, serving on numerous state commissions, working on many ballot issue campaigns, and advising candidates. An adjunct professor at the School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, Fox has authored hundreds of opinion pieces for numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal,Washington Post, USA… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on April 24, 2015 at 8:50am —
Graciela Limón is a Latina Writer, Educator and Activist. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Literature from Marymount College Los Angeles, a Master of Arts Degree in the same field from the University of the Americas Mexico City, followed by a PhD in Latin American Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on April 9, 2015 at 8:04am —
I love spinning tales of romance in the Silicon Valley setting. I'm told I seriously over-glamorize the lifestyles of my heroes and heroines but whatever. I write FICTION so isn't that kind of a requirement? I mean, I have to keep things interesting. right? <wink, wink="">
As an entrepreneur, I am fascinated with goings-on in the Valley. There's such an aura over Sand Hill Road; it's just bubbling over with innovation, creativity and energy. Being part of that atmosphere,… Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on March 27, 2015 at 9:57am —
It's giveaway time!!!! How would you like a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and your choice of one of my fab SWAG items????
Soooo easy to enter...just like my Facebook fan page, follow the Twitter accounts listed, and/or tweet a message about Unlikely Venture!
It's already pre-populated so you don't even have to make one up!!!! =)… Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on February 19, 2015 at 7:00am —
I'm giggling because I'm mildly obsessed with Mr. Wonderful these days. Anyone who's read my blog recently can attest to that.
Could it be because he kinda reminds me of Paul Emerson, ruthless and calculating CEO of Blue Coat Capital?
Check out my novel Unlikely Venture if you're… Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on February 17, 2015 at 4:30pm —
She wanted independence.
Then life took an unexpected turn.
Can Olivia find hope in the midst of her darkest hour?
When Olivia Martinelli, a naive nineteen-year-old,… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Diaz on February 13, 2015 at 9:00am —
You've all seen the movie trailer but have you caught...the Lego version????
I eat, sleep, breathe and step all over Legos on a DAILY!! I need to wear slippers to protect my feet from those tiny plastic pieces which have drawn blood more than a couple of times.
Then I came upon this trailer and thought it'd be apropos to share with you all, you know, since I'm a romance author as well as a mom to a bunch of little Lego master builders. =)
Happy Friday!!… Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on February 6, 2015 at 12:10pm —
You know the moment when inspiration strikes. The whole EUREKA experience...it's incredible, isn't it?
And do you know what's even better?… Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on December 1, 2014 at 9:28pm —
All of YOU!!!!! <3 <3 <3
So in honor of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to do a GIVEAWAY!!!!!
And who wouldn't want to win a $25 Amazon gift card, especially this week when the cyber deals are a plenty? Plus, you can also win an e-copy of my newly launched contemporary romance, UNLIKELY VENTURE!!!
So many ways to win!!! You can add UNLIKELY VENTURE to Goodreads, follow me on Twitter, "like" my Facebook author page or subscribe to my mailing… Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on November 25, 2014 at 10:00am —
It is finally LAUNCH DAY!!!! You can find "Unlikely Venture" pretty much everywhere online at a special launch price of $0.99 - Amazon, Barnes & Noble, … Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on November 10, 2014 at 7:44am —
Now that summer is in full bloom, are you looking for ways to make new beginnings yourself? You've been seeing flowers popping their heads up, risking bad weather to bloom once more. If you've wanted to make some changes in your old habits but have been bogged down by winter's heavy gloom, now's the time to take a chance and go for… Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on June 6, 2013 at 12:36am —
The last time I’d cried because of a book was years ago and the culprit was Marley and Me. Crazy Quilt is such a different book yet so alike in many ways. Both deal with death and loss, both are incredibly moving stories, and both remind us how short and precious life is.
The story begins when our protagonist, Flora Adams, decides to visit… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on February 4, 2013 at 8:18am —
The Long Road Home: The Death and Birth of America is Nick West’s second novel and the sequel to his first book, The Great Southern Circus.
In this story, we follow the lives of the same characters from book 1 as they traverse the difficult and painful years of the American Civil War. Four people, four lives: two men–one white, one black–join the… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on January 3, 2013 at 6:55am —
A native of Gainesville, Florida, author Nick West attended the University of Florida where he became interested in writing. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, and together with his family, have owned and operated a landscape business in the area for over twenty years. He and his wife Kay and their children, Tammy, John and Christy, along with their families all live on the farm where… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on January 2, 2013 at 8:05am —
When Beverly was a child she hated to read. Even though her eighth-grade teacher sent her poem “Stars” to a high school anthology and it was published in Young America Sings she hated to write. In spite of her rocky relationship with books, she managed to graduate from high school then attended Midwestern State… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 24, 2012 at 9:18am —
Dominick Domingo is a veteran Animation Artist (Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback, Tarzan, Fantasia) who’s illustrated YA books for Penguin, Random House, Lowell House, Disney Publishing, Hyperion Books, and Harcourt. Developing original screenplays as a filmmaker led to a growing writing resume. To capitalize on it, Dominick recently penned a collection of Narrative… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on August 20, 2012 at 3:44am —
Getting Out of Dodge City, Heading for L.A. on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe is a short novel that reads like a memoir and that will appeal to those interested in black American history and the dynamics of poor black American families from the early 1800s to the 1960s.
The story begins in 1821 with our narrator talking about the origins of the Atchinson,… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on April 25, 2012 at 6:14am —
For several years, Aneeta Sundararaj has been helping writers through her website with countless articles, reviews and interviews. Now, she has compiled all her experience and expertise in her new book for beginner writers, How to Tell a Great Story.
After a brief introduction, Sundararaj takes beginners through all the steps necessary to become a great storyteller, from vital preparation, to… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 14, 2011 at 6:26am —
Sixteen-year old Anna Sullivan is an outsider at her high school. Quiet and shy, as well as cursed with a tortuous family past, she can’t hope to attract the attention of popular Tyler Marsh, for whom she has a crush. How could a girl like her, a girl with a low social status, an alcoholic father and a mother who abandoned her, dare hope…
Added by Mayra Calvani on July 24, 2011 at 2:07pm —