Monday, January 23, 2017

Seeking Funny Writers for Anthology

The Clarion Call Vol 2

Call for Submissions (Humor)

Writers who can make their readers laugh should check this out.

The Agorist Writers’ Workshop is seeking submissions for Volume 3 of The Clarion Call.

Dust off your quill pen, stock up on white-out, turn off your phone, or whatever else you need to do to prepare to write. But first, just really quick, go watch 8 seasons of M*A*S*H and Blazing Saddles. Then, go watch 20 seasons of South Park. It’s research!



The Clarion Call Vol 1.
The theme for The Clarion Call, Vol. 3: The Move to Somalia* is humor. It will be a volume of comedy, satire, and post-modern dissections of the futility of modern, post-political philosophy. With your proper preparation, the AWW is confident that you have what it takes to make us, and all of your fellow voluntaryists, laugh. Even if it’s at our own expense.

*Subject, and for the love of all that is holy, hopefully likely to change before publication.

Learn more at the Agorist Writer's Workshop.

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I've mentioned both of these science fiction books before, so if you are interested, today is the day to grab them.

CTRL ALT Revolt! is the book that got Nick Cole's publisher refused because it was not pro-abortion, so he self-published it and it became a best-seller and award-winner.
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Here's my review.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Book Excerpt: Psychic Undercover (With The Undead) by Amie Gibbons

New Paranormal Mystery Series

Psychic Undercover (With The Undead) is the first novel in a new paranormal procedural mystery series by Nashville lawyer and CLFA urban fantasy writer Amie Gibbons.

Ariana Ryder is a psychic FBI rookie working undercover as a singer at a club. She's there to help catch a serial killer. By the way, the club is run by vampires. Intrigued?

Here's an excerpt:

Saturday, January 21, 2017

White House Pets

White House Pets and Working Dogs

I'm going to try to keep Saturdays pets and/or lifestyle related, and to keep it topical with the beginning of President Trump's new term, let's talk about White House pets. It's unknown whether President Trump will have a pet in the White House, although there is a rumor that someone is giving them a goldendoodle. I guess we'll see.

Most Presidents have had a dog, and sometimes a cat, while in the White House. Some of our earlier Presidents have also kept more exotic animals, not just birds and horses but, believe it or not, bear cubs and even an alligator. In a spectacular overreach of powers, Congress once forced a President to give up a pair of tigers. Those were the days, huh? Presidential Pets is a children's picture book that includes some of these intresting facts.

The White House today is also the workplace of some very hardworking dogs that help the Secret Service protect the President and his family. They screen for explosives, and they often have to travel for the job.

Secret Service Dogs by Maria Goodavage is an inside look at the life and training of these heroic pooches and the special bond they have with their handlers.

Have a great weekend, folks!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Word Around the Writer Blogs

Keeping up with bloggers in the 1700s

Thoughts from Alt-Writerly Blogs

Checking out this week's blog posts from some of our writer friends on the right:

Nick Cole has some strong words on writers standing up for freedom.

Sarah Hoyt has two guest bloggers on According to Hoyt this week:

     Nitay Arbel, who talks about the readers' Rashomon Effect (aka the 6 blind men and the elephant phenomenon)  and
     Amie Gibbons, who gives a lawyer's view of free speech.

Tom Rogneby reacts to Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes.

Elaine Arias wonders why everything has to be political.

Only on the Left does it always devolve to politics. Here on the right, we are happy to end on an inspiring, non-political post from Diana Erbio about the book in each of us.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

2017 Booknado Part 3: New Novels!

CLFA Booknado Part 3: New Novels

Here we go, the final post of our January 2017 CLFA Booknado, and is the most-awaited: new novels from our freedom-loving writers!

Seven talented writers with offerings ranging from a fast-paced historical military thriller to a gleefully satirical writers' convention killing spree and everything in-between.
Sean's File #3 Mil Thril
Rockwell Returns #3
Convention Killings #3
New Urban Fantasy PI
New Paranormal Series
Mil SF
SF Thriller

Remember to check out the 2017 Booknado Part 1: 99c Deals and Booknado Part 2: Alt-Write Anthologies!

Remember, a Happy New Era of Reading commences this Friday - get started now!