So incredibly interesting. 🙂
I love this blog post by Elizabeth Fais! Knowledge is a part of the Nerd/Geek Street Credentials so I just had to share it! 🙂
This week’s Strawberry Moonmade me wonder: WHAT is a strawberry moon, WHY are there so many names for our moon, WHAT do they all mean, and WHERE did they originate? Alas, the hazards of being a writer.
What is a Strawberry Moon?
The full moon in June was called a Strawberry Moon by the Algonquin tribes (one of the most widespread North American native tribes), because it signaled the time for harvesting wild strawberries. The June full moon has also been known as the Honey Moon, Mead Moon, Hot Moon, and Rose Moon by other tribes and cultures.
WHY so many names for ONE moon?
In the United States, Native Americans created the full moon names—nicknames—we know today to help in tracking the seasons. There’s a nickname for a full moon each month, even though the tribes observed the seasons and lunar months, not calendar months as we do.
Some tribes defined a…
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This is a reblog of a reblog. Credit goes to the original creator, Erica Verrillo. Thanks Chris for posting this! 🙂
Hello everyone! Please mark your calendars for this upcoming event: June 28 7-8:30 pm!
My newest novel, The Twisted Towers, an epic fantasy, will be launching soon.
I’m planning an online launch party, and all my blog followers are invited. I want to welcome those of you who have signed up recently to follow this blog. I’ll be writing about a lot of things–raising monarch butterflies, the dogs in my life, the writing process, the revision process, novels I’ve read recently, grammar and how to get it right, and many other things.
This blog has the specific purpose of telling you about the upcoming online launch party. The date is June 28, and the party is scheduled for 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. I’ll hold it on my Facebook author page, E. Rose Sabin’s Books. If you can’t spare the entire hour and a half, drop by for a few minutes at least during that time period and help me celebrate the debut of…
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Thank you, J.A. Allen! Not only have I grown tired of the argument of what has been called “political”, but I have learned to see through this false narrative. What is going on in the world regarding our “leaders” isn’t merely a matter of politics. These are societal matters of common sense and simply the heart of humanity (or often the lack thereof). America is the poisoned chalice . . .
Let me open by saying I am Canadian. Some people might argue I don’t have the right to comment on American politics. As a human, I believe I do: especially because last night while watching US news, my heart broke. It actually ached in my chest. This morning it still does.
A couple of years ago, I was separated from my middle son at Walmart. He was eight. I was rushed and assumed he was walking behind me with his two brothers. It wasn’t until I came to the checkout I realized he wasn’t. We were separated less than five minutes before my name was called to the service desk. He was standing with his teacher who happened to be shopping in the same store, and appeared to be all right until the moment he saw me. Then, he broke down. He thought I forgot him. He thought that in…
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Book reviews are important for authors. It’s good for their sales and it gives them valuable feedback. Authors seek out book bloggers to send copies of their books to in exchange for honest reviews.
Some people see book blogging as fun and easy because you sit there and read before typing up your thoughts. But there’s a lot a more to it that people don’t realize. It’s hard work and it’s time consuming.
Read Our Reviews/Review Policy First
If you want to ask a book blogger to read and review your work, you need to read their work first. Make sure you’re happy with the way they do their reviews and also make sure they review the kinds of books you write. Sure, it never hurts to reach out and ask if you have a question, but chances are the answer is already somewhere on their blog.
Be Personal And…
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One of my favorite quotes from this blog post: “Moreover, their words and actions outside of their published writing matter as well. Marginalized kids and teens are following them on social media and looking up to them as role models. Imagine how much it must hurt to see your favorite authors, the one who said they write for you, ignore and minimize your pain. That’s what is at stake. That’s why uplifting the voices of those who are harmed by a book is so essential.”
Note: This is a call-out and a call-in post. The point is to discuss issues and trends and critique people’s words and actions with the intention of holding people accountable for the harm they cause and pushing for people to do right by others, not to attack people’s personhood/character. If you can’t draw the distinction between the two and start feeling defensive of yourself or people you associate with or admire who are mentioned in this post, take a step back and ask yourself why you’re conflating criticism with an attack. Then come back and try again.
Hi, everyone. If you don’t know me already, my name is Shenwei (they/them pronouns), and I’m Taiwanese American. I consider myself a diversity advocate, and for this reason, I believe it is essential that I initiate and participate in discussions on issues that pertain to my communities, especially when someone who is part…
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