19 Incredibly Wise Truths We Learned From Winnie The Pooh


I’ve always loved the Winnie the Pooh. In this article Mark Pygas collects 19 of the best quotes from these wonderful books.

Read article here.


Yes, I am on Kindle Unlimited. Yes, I think it’s a good deal for authors.

All of Rocking Horse’s titles including P.A.W.S. are part of the new Kindle Unlimited program. I (like Misha) believe that is a good thing.


Amazon has just launched a new program that they call Kindle Unlimited.

The short form is that subscribers pay $9.99 a month and are able to borrow any of the books (e-book and audiobook) that are in the Kindle Unlimited library.

Because the program involves readers getting books for a subscription price rather than full price, and because it is a program from Amazon, there is the predictable outcry from indie authors that this is it, Amazon is going to eat us all and spit out our bones.  People out there will be reading our books for free!  The sky is falling!

I disagree.

Now, as it happens, my books are on KDP, which means that they are automatically included in the Kindle Unlimited library.  (I just checked, and yes, the little KU icon is next to the book description on both Catskinner’s Book and Cannibal Hearts.)

If they…

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Saint Louis Authors Showcase

Anyone who has read P.A.W.S. will know that a good chunk of it takes place in St. Louis – around Forest Park to be precise. St. Louis is a great place to be a writer. We have lots of libraries and indie bookstores that are very author friendly. Here are a few of the locals . . .


“Books Are For People Who Wish They Were Somewhere Else” – Mark Twain

I love my town.  St. Louis is an odd place.  It’s not really a city, not in the way that say, Chicago or Los Angeles is a city. Historically, what happened is that a whole bunch of different people all decided that just west of the Mississippi river was a good place to settle down and start a town, and so a whole bunch of small towns got started in the same general area, and as they grew they kind of grew together, but they never really merged to make a city, they stayed a bunch of small towns.

Part of it is that when Saint Louis County was formed, Saint Louis City elected not to be part of the county.  This put a limit on the growth of the city proper and the little municipalities that…

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All-Star Game and Break CONTEST and BOOK SALE

All-Star Game and Break CONTEST and BOOK SALE
Busch Stadium by Phil http://www.flickr.com
It’s the middle of July. Baseball fans everywhere know that means it’s time for the All-Star Game and short break from regularly scheduled baseball games across the United States. For non-loving baseball peeps, you can just keep on enjoying your summer as you have been: curled up with your favorite book, sipping cold lemonade, and relaxing by the pool. However you want to celebrate this week, please also join in the fun with young adult author Margo L. Dill as she holds a contest and book sale!
Why during All-Star Game Week?
Great question! Margo’s young adult novel, Caught Between Two Curses (Rocking Horse Publishing, March 2014), is the story of 17-year-old Julie Nigelson, who is cursed. So is her entire family. And it’s not just any-old-regular
curse, either—it’s strangely connected to the famous “Curse of the Billy
Goat” on the Chicago Cubs, hence the All-Star baseball week celebration.Julie must figure out this mystery while her uncle lies in a coma
and her entire love life is in ruins: her boyfriend Gus is pressuring
her to have sex, while her best friend Matt is growing more attractive
to her all the time.
Somehow, Julie must figure out how to save her uncle, her family’s future, and her own love life—and time is running out!

What have people been saying about Margo’s book?
Here are a few lines from a couple reviews on Amazon.com:
“This book is one of the best I have read in a long time. Once I opened it up I could not stop until I was finished.”  ~Janet Cannon
 “A baseball mystery and a contemporary, heartfelt romance, CAUGHT BETWEEN
TWO CURSES is sure to score big with the young teen audience!” ~Cathy C. Hall
“I definitely recommend this to young adults, but
really any adult because it’s a story that keeps you interested and
will stay with you long after you finish.” ~Amie Merz
Okay, so what is the contest and the sale???
photo by DonkeyHotey flickr.com
Here’s the part you’ve been waiting for.  First the sale: 
The Kindle ebook is…99 cents July 14/15, $1.99 July 16/17, $2.99 July 18/19, and back to $3.99 July 20.
The print copy is for sale ON MARGO’S WEBSITE (http://margodill.com/blog/books/) and is $5.00 off the cover price, so only $6.95 (+$3.00 for shipping and handling). She will autograph it and gift wrap if it’s a gift, plus include a bookmark for free. More details at the link above. (The print version is also on sale for $10.76 (10 % savings) on Amazon.com.) 
 If you are an Amazon Prime Member, you can check out the e-BOOK for free at anytime!
The contest:
Go to the Rafflecopter form below this post–all you need to enter is your name and e-mail, which is how I contact you if you win one of the prizes. Do at least one of the tasks below and then click on the entry button to enter the contest. You can do as many tasks as you want! If you are confused or have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Margo at margo (at) margodill.com. Tasks range from leaving a review of Caught Between Two Curses to announcing the contest and sale on a social media page to uploading a photo of you in baseball gear. See below for more.
Margo L. Dill
The prizes:
One winner with a United States mailing address will win a $25 gift card to either Applebee’s, TGI Fridays, Starbucks, Panera Bread, or Olive Garden (winner’s choice). One runner-up winner will receive a free 3000-word critique from Margo (Editor 911)–this can be anywhere in the world as long as the document is in English. The contest goes from July 14 to July 20. Winners will be announced on July 21! 
What are you waiting for?

So, join in the fun and while you’re entering the contest or buying a sale copy of Caught Between Two Curses, join in a rousing rendition of  “Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks. I don’t care if I ever get back. . .” 

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Muse Monday: The cover reveal!

Cover reveal for The Provider.

Katie Lea Yates

Okay, it actually happened on Saturday, not today. I’m sorry. I wanted to get back to my regular blogging schedule, and waiting these 48 hours has been so hard! But, I don’t have to wait any more! Here it is!

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It’s nothing like what I pictured, and that is totally okay. I’m a writer, not an artist. 🙂 I think it turned out beautifully. I can’t wait to actually hold the book in my hands. I can pretty much guarantee I’m going to cry.

Eight days until we find out! 😀

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