March 16th, 2014
|03:43 pm - Historical Fiction|
Does anyone know of any good national or international forums for historical fiction? I joined the Historical Novel Society, but there's not a ton of traffic, it seems like.
|03:41 pm - The Wrath of Brotherhood|
I released book 1 in the Brethren of the Spanish Main series earlier this year. It is titled The Wrath of Brotherhood, and is in eBook format only, available on Amazon, Kobo, Nook Bookstore, and iBookstore (view through iTunes).
I'd welcome reviews (please contact me if you want to discuss that possibility).
After learning of his sister’s death at the hands of pirates, successful merchant Captain Roy Toppings sails to the Caribbean on a misguided mission of vengeance against the man who failed to protect her: her Spanish widower, Pablo Francisco.
In the climate of the Restoration-era Caribbean colonies, where scheming and stealth could yield a prize as readily as boldness and firepower, Roy's vendetta lands him and his small but talented privateer crew in the middle of political intrigue and a deadly invasion in the West Indies as the nations of Europe struggle to consolidate power in anticipation of new monarchs in England and France.
When Spain prepares a strike that could jeopardize all other commercial interests in the Caribbean, Roy must risk losing his chance at vengeance to fight for his nation and his fellow Brethren of the Coast.
|12:24 pm - Oldies but Goodies|
ETA: Sorry about that, should be fixed now! I need more coffee *headdesk*
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|09:20 am - Ex-communicated Fred Phelps near death|
TOPEKA, Kan. — Anti-gay extremist Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church and the “Gods Hate Fags” fundamentalist movement, is near death in a local hospice, according to a Facebook post Saturday night by his son Nathan Phelps.
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Source has mixed feelings on this. How pathetic and yet appropriate is it, that his legacy of hate has resulted in him spending his final days alone? Abandoned by the family/cult he has built around himself, having been cast out for reasons we may never know.
What can I say? Sometimes Karma takes a while to come around, but it always does in the end.
March 15th, 2014
|12:07 pm - The 5 Craziest Things That GOP Lawmakers Said About Abortion Last Night|
The 5 Craziest Things That GOP Lawmakers Said About Abortion Last Night
Republicans have struggled with effectively connecting with female voters over the past several years, and insensitive comments related to abortion access actually cost some GOP candidates their races in 2012. Nonetheless, the party has recently indicated it has no plans to back down from this issue. The RNC recently approved a “Resolution on Republican Pro-Life Strategy” that urges GOP candidates to speak openly about their firm opposition to abortion — and many lawmakers are already taking that to heart.
On Wednesday night, a group of potential presidential contenders attended a gala thrown by the right-wing Susan B. Anthony List. The elected officials — likely trying to appeal to the prominent anti-choice group, which is trying to decide who to support in the upcoming 2016 primaries — weren’t shy about expressing their feelings about abortion rights. Here are the greatest hits from Republicans lawmakers on this topic:
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|12:34 pm - Internet Cat Video Festival coming to Vancouver|
TORONTO — An internet cat video festival featuring feline fan Laureen Harper will be headed to Vancouver after opening in Toronto next month.
Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival is devoted to the best in cat-themed YouTube videos.
Hosted by TIFF Bell Lightbox, the features will be introduced the wife of the prime minister in Toronto on April 17. Harper is a cat foster-mom and humane society volunteer.
From there, the features will tour other Canadian cities, including Saskatoon, Montreal, Vancouver and Regina.
Other programs headed to the Lightbox this spring include a spotlight on the late Michel Brault, the Canadian premiere of Orson Welles’ recently rediscovered silent film “Too Much Johnson” and the musical sensation “Sing-a-Long-a Grease.”
Special guests will include screenwriter Terry Hayes who will discuss “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior,” author Yann Martel discussing the Oscar-winning adaptation of his novel “Life of Pi” and chef, founder and owner of Momofuku Milk Bar Christina Tosi talking about “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
|01:19 am - Power Company shuts widow's power off because "name wasn't on account"|
Just eleven days after Dorothy Chambers’ husband Daniel passed away, Nashville Electric Service (NES) shut her power off because the name on the account (currently under her husband’s name) had not been changed.
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Source cannot believe the stupidity and cruelty of this nonsense.