Search found 43 matches

by Marla Warren
November 8th, 2011, 12:34 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: How NOT to respond to reviews.
Replies: 43
Views: 11075

Re: How NOT to respond to reviews.

Jacqueline Howett responded on her blog: http://jacquelinehowett.blogspot.com/2011/05/in-retrospect.html It's interesting... (By the way, from the sidebar of her blog: "If you would like to request an author guest interview, please email me….Subject line: guest author request. Then I shall send you ...
by Marla Warren
June 23rd, 2011, 2:38 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: JK Rowling to Self-Publish Harry Potter e-books?
Replies: 12
Views: 3762

Pottermore

The announcement was this morning. J.K. Rowling has created a new website http://www.pottermore.com/. In addition to offering digital editions of the Harry Potter books, it seems that the website will offer an interactive reading experience. I can't wait to see what they have planned. :D :D :D
by Marla Warren
April 22nd, 2011, 12:08 am
Forum: Books
Topic: George R. R. Martin
Replies: 17
Views: 3431

Re: George R. R. Martin

Very interesting article about George R.R. Martin and the frustrated expectations of some fans:

Just Write It!
A fantasy author and his impatient fans
by Laura Miller, New Yorker, April 11, 2011
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011 ... act_miller
by Marla Warren
April 16th, 2011, 12:05 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 341590

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

From my blog Musings on Michael Crichton:

New Michael Crichton Novel Slated for November Release?

http://www.musingsonmichaelcrichton.com ... d-for.html
by Marla Warren
April 2nd, 2011, 12:35 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: How NOT to respond to reviews.
Replies: 43
Views: 11075

Re: How NOT to respond to reviews.

I have to say I laughed my ass off when I read the author's reaction to the review. It's always interesting to hear from the reality-impaired.

As for the author, I say "If you can't take the heat, then stay off the computer."
by Marla Warren
April 1st, 2011, 9:13 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: How NOT to respond to reviews.
Replies: 43
Views: 11075

Re: Self-published author goes ballistic about review

Guardian wrote:We're already discussing this event here...

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3504
Thank you, Guardian. Sorry I didn't catch it.
by Marla Warren
April 1st, 2011, 1:27 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: How NOT to respond to reviews.
Replies: 43
Views: 11075

Self-published author goes ballistic about review

A self-published author goes ballistic when a blog review criticizes the book. The author's comments are unbelievable.

http://booksandpals.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... owett.html
by Marla Warren
February 7th, 2011, 11:55 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: George R. R. Martin
Replies: 17
Views: 3431

Re: George R. R. Martin

GRR Martin is one of my favourites. Yes, all the books are as good, except perhaps the fourth, which I liked somewhat less. I'm biased, though, because he had to cut half the POV for the fourth (they'll be in the fifth) and most of my favourites were delayed to the not-yet-released fifth book. Mart...
by Marla Warren
July 8th, 2010, 10:46 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Any book collectors here?
Replies: 16
Views: 2724

Re: Any book collectors here?

I collect Michael Crichton's works. There are the books he wrote under pseudonyms, and the leather bound Franklin First Editions. But I'm also finding short stories and articles he published in magazines. Crichton published a short story in Playboy in 1968 under the name Jeffery Hudson, which is the...
by Marla Warren
July 8th, 2010, 3:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 146800

Re: What are you reading now?

Marla Warren wrote:I'm rereading the Brother Cadfael mystery series by Ellis Peters. Currently I'm on #14 - The Hermit of Eyton Forest.
I just finished the 18th book The Summer of the Danes. It's my favorite of the Brother Cadfael novels--a truly wonderful book!
by Marla Warren
July 2nd, 2010, 10:31 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum game: Random facts about you
Replies: 126
Views: 31599

Re: Forum game: Random facts about you

I own fourteen cats, three Greyhounds, two Borzoi, one Italian Greyhound, one Great Dane, one Otterhound /Wolfhound cross and foster seven Greyhounds until they are adopted. I am a certified wildlife rehabber specializing in raptors and large carnivores. For me there are only two seasons, on and of...
by Marla Warren
July 2nd, 2010, 10:28 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum game: Random facts about you
Replies: 126
Views: 31599

Re: Forum game: Random facts about you

I have two cats, named Akira and Asimov. They're brother and sister.
by Marla Warren
June 30th, 2010, 10:48 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: World Cup!!!
Replies: 154
Views: 28424

Re: World Cup!!!

Kitty World Cup! http://icanhascheezburger.com/2010/06/24/funny-pictures-kitteh-watches-world-cup/ And some related links: http://icanhascheezburger.com/2010/06/25/funny-pictures-video-kitteh-watches-world-cup/ http://icanhascheezburger.com/2010/06/23/funny-pictures-call-911/ http://icanhascheezburg...
by Marla Warren
June 30th, 2010, 10:21 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 146800

Re: What are you reading now?

ANGELA'S ASHES. I saw the movie years ago and loved it. The memoir is fabulous. (Editing this to say it's a memoir, not a novel, which makes it all the more incredible.) I think this book is even better in audio. Frank McCourt writes in a rambling, Irish storytelling style that seems strange on the...
by Marla Warren
June 30th, 2010, 10:18 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 146800

Re: What are you reading now?

I'm rereading the Brother Cadfael mystery series by Ellis Peters. Currently I'm on #14 - The Hermit of Eyton Forest.