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Sunday, October 25, 2015
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FESTIVAL CIRQUE DE DEMAIN (Cirque Phenix, Paříž, Francie)
Ukrajinské duo Shcherbak a Popov se poprvé pořádně zviditelnili na Ukrajina má talent v roce 2010. Pak to již šlo ráz na ráz. Následovaly světové cirkusové festivaly v Monte Carlo a předvedli se samozřejmě jak jinak v Cirque de Demain v Paříži. O angažmá nyní nemají nouzi a dokud se nějak nezraní, budou dál vydělávat několik tisíc za scénu. V době krize vynikající kšeft!Posted by Marek Cibulka on Sunday, November 17, 2013
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Read more: Jim Provenzano - Author: Stonewall: Getting History Right, and Wrong
Saturday, June 27, 2015
This stand-alone sequel to Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure will focus more on the gay relationships, but will feature just as much scifi action. It will also still feature strong female characters and a cast that’s mostly people of color. I hope to finish the revisions in late 2015.
Keywords: gay marriage, love is love, LGBT, POC, Native American, diversity, DiversityInSFF, strong females, space epic, romance.
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From the “About” page:
“Divine Magazine is an online magazine and a social networking website, tailored specifically for the LGBTQ community and anyone who supports the rights of its members. In addition to the latest in breaking news on topics of special interest to the LGBTQ community, we also post interviews with a variety of interesting people. This includes artists, musicians, authors, dancers and actors who work within and support this diverse population.”
The interactive blog also provides free promotion for gay books.
Please see their page for Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure.
Use the labels below this entry to find more resources.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Visit Cold Coffee Cafe
Use the labels below this entry to find more resources. Keywords: book promotion, readers, writers, authors, books, social networking, #AmWriting, #AmReading.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
FreeBookPromotions.Com promotes books, blog tours, giveaways, and more in all genres. Follow them on twitter, where they often tweet or retweet book details. They also include a helpful blog with tips for readers and writers.
Currently, one of their most popular listings is Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure.
Find more reader/writer resources via the labels just under this post, and please keep checking back for more.
Monday, February 02, 2015
Search Science Fiction and Fantasy Database by "Gay," "Race," "Disability," and Many Other Diversity Tags
The webmaster's description follows.
"Welcome to my database of science fiction and fantasy books that demonstrate diversity in sexuality/gender, race, disability, and other aspects. My hope is that this will both promote existing but less well-known books, and inspire authors to write more and publishers to make them available. I feel that too much time and effort is spent criticizing whatever's currently popular, sometimes to the extent of nitpicking, for not having enough diversity instead of finding the books that do and celebrating them. More are being published every day- and the best way to encourage them is to talk about these books."
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"A brilliant new adult paranormal romance with action, adventure, suspense and supernatural fantasy. "
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
“Free book promotions is a small contribution to the indie and small press authors. Reviews, mentions, retweets and shares can make all the difference to the success.
“This site is my way of saying thank you to for all the wonderful indie books I’ve read since buying my kindle a few years ago. Listing on here is free, regardless of whether your indie book is free or paid, as is promotion of blog tours and giveaways.”
They created a page for my book Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure.
I have found many other author sites over the years that helped me reach an audience. Click the label “Writer Resources,” under this post. Please check back here and follow my Twitter account for more news of interest to authors and readers. I often trade retweets with other writers.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, these tales transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences.
“Acorn”: When we arrive at the fictional West Texas town of Acorn, the narrative keeps shifting between Regina and Dirk, who both seek control over their relationship.
“Flip, Turn”: A different scene from the narrator's amusing but unproductive life comes to him every time he turns to swim in the opposite direction.
“Keeping A Secret”: A little boy wants to shield his mother and his little brother from a dangerous situation.
“Survival”: A young high school teacher (both deaf and gay) clashes with a popular football coach.
“Paying The Rent”: In this politically incorrect tale, an inarticulate young man hopes to marry a rich woman so he can pay the rent, but he finds her repulsive.
“Morgana Le Fay”: A widow finds her new romance disrupted by her Siamese cat's strange behavior.
“Your Daughter”: Gretchen's approach to raising a daughter and maintaining a marriage requires ignoring problems and carefully orchestrating conversations.
“Knock”: A father sees his daughter abandon her Mexican heritage, and he now fears other types of abandonment.
“Come With Me”: The conflicting influence of her overbearing sister and her supportive husband forces Becky to re-evaluate her ambitions.
“Dead Enough”: Farcical look at English departments, tabloid TV, the publishing industry, and America's superstar culture.
“Mae”: Standing by her husband's grave, an elderly woman looks back at the joys and challenges of marriage and motherhood.
“Timothy Fast”: In this satirical retelling of the Faustian myth, a Jewish businessman finds himself pulled into small-town politics.
“Mirrors: A Blackmail Letter”: The owner of an art gallery becomes the target of a “family values” witch-hunt, spear-headed by Acorn's closeted (and supposedly “ex-gay”) mayor.
“Echoes”: A time of unexpected changes for Becky and her husband.
“Oak”: Julie Briggs can only talk to her mother by leaving messages on her answering machine, but she refuses to give up her voice.
“Acorn Pie”: An unusual weekend in the life of an unusual town.
“A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories.” –Kirkus Reviews
“The ability to depict such a wide cross section of humanity, including details of each character’s breadth of knowledge and experience, takes a talented, insightful author, and Duane Simolke is such a writer.” –E. Conley, Betty’s Books
“There are people that you like, some that you can't wait to see if they get theirs.” –Joe Wright, StoneWall Society
“When you finish, when you put the book aside, Acorn will still be with you.” –E. Carter Jones, author of Absence of Faith
Like my books Degranon and Holding Me Together, The Acorn Stories received a StoneWall Society Pride in the Arts Award.