Back at the end of June, 2011, I read a book that succeeded because of a lie, and I turned my entire life upside down as a result of that lie. The book was, of course, John Locke’s How I Sold 1 Million Ebooks in 5 Months. Like a lot of other writers, I let myself be suckered in. I … Continue reading →
I’ve had to take a bunch of days off, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. However, when I’ve been up to it, I’ve been working. On Rebel Tales, on NovelWritingSchool.com, and also on fiction. I was doing pretty well with TalysMana, but my daughter has some scheduling problems right now, so we’re having to put that on hold … Continue reading →
Got an email from a reader who loved Talyn and wanted to make herself a Tonk Shielder uniform. She used Talyn as her basic reference, and got a lot of the rest of the details from the Tonk Stuff I’ve posted online. She asked me a few additional questions, though, I provided details, and she sent me her Halloween pictures, … Continue reading →
The writer of this is Quaker (I used to be) and a visiting scholar at Yale Divinity School. My personal take on any religion is “no, thanks,” but I am a firm supporter of freedom of religion. And of tolerance, defined as follows: I will tolerate you, your quirks, and your beliefs, if you will tolerate me, my quirks, and … Continue reading →
This is the first of my own books I’ve ever received a notification about. I thought it was kind of cool. Dear Amazon.com Customer, As someone who has purchased or rated books by Holly Lisle, you might like to know that Hawkspar: A Novel of Korre will be released on June 24, 2008. You can pre-order yours at a … Continue reading →
Arconna said—The fact that Democrats accused Republicans of fiddling with votes and intentionally disenfranchising voters who had names similar to criminals is just as disturbing as Democrats doing the same thing. All that that proves is that no party has the interests of the American people in mind, just their own. Iâ€™m absolutely sick of this divide between parties.
YES! That’s it. That’s my secret agenda! I want the Democrats and the Republicans, people in any third parties, and those of us who have NO party that stands for what we think and believe, to work together for the good of the country, and the good of the citizens in it.
All the ceaseless bickering partisanship, all the Democrats Are Bad, Republicans Are Bad, We’re Better Than You Are idiocy, is destroying all of us. The nation is too big to and to diverse to speak with one voice. But its varied voices need to start talking to each other, rather than at each other.
The Romans invented “Divide and Conquer” and both Republicans and Democrats from the far edges of their respective constituencies, and we are a nation deeply divided, when most of us share the common ground of love of liberty, a belief in human rights and freedoms, the right to the pursuit of happiness, and the value of representative government made up of people who ACTUALLY REPRESENT US. Our divisions are taking all of that away from us, a piece here and a piece there, from both ends of the spectrum.
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I’ve been haunting the local bookstore, and THE RUBY KEY isn’t on the shelves yet, so it didn’t really dawn on me that people are already reading it. But Tina already has a review up (and is giving a copy away), and I’m not ready. I knit two pairs of Genna’s socks to give away, and they’re done, but not … Continue reading →
Done, done, and done the way I meant the book to be. My editor should have that massive stack of pages in her hands tomorrow. I’m relieved, exhausted, and just a little bit jubilant. The whole book is there. In June of next year, it’ll be on shelves. Probably for about fifteen minutes, as was Talyn. But it will, by … Continue reading →
I’m doing the copyedit of HAWKSPAR right now. This time, everything is still there. It’s a much more pleasant experience than going through your manuscript and discovering your editor removed your second protagonist, lemme tell you. Have to have the manuscript back by November 1st, and it’s a big, big book, so I’m going to be scarce for a while.
I heard from my Tor editor today that HAWKSPAR will be coming out at full length in one volume. The odds of Tor wanting REDBIRD, the third stand-alone in the world, are somewhere between slim and none, but at least the second book will be right, not ruined. I’m very, very happy about this news.