Unless you've been living under a rock or a die-hard American patriot, you may have heard about a little event that took place this weekend in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Several thousand people lined the streets to cheer the happy couple and the world watched with pleasure the beautiful spectacle of a lovely,… Continue reading Royal Weddings, Royal Questions: Why the Fascination (and Fascinators?)
Utah teenager Keziah Daum wore a lovely Chinese cheongsam dress to her prom. Originally when I first read the story of how the online mob charged her with virtual flaming torches once she shared her pictures, I felt sympathy for her. However, Daum also posted photos showing her friends with hands clasped in what did… Continue reading When the Mob Strikes – Cultural Appropriation
I don't know whether to be furious or resigned. Little Alfie Evans, the British boy with degenerative brain disease, has died. I think I'll be angry for a while, then grieve. I'm angry because the courts trampled on the rights of the parents. I'm angry because it's an unfair world - unfair because the government… Continue reading Rest in peace, little Alfie
Interesting developments for writers at HubPages.
We are really excited to announce that we are joining Maven. Maven is an expert-driven group media network, whose innovative platform serves, by invitation-only, a coalition of professional, independent channel partners.
We just completed the most successful 4th quarter in our history with the highest ad CPMs we’ve ever seen. As we formed our ad strategy, Josh Jacobs from Maven consulted with us on which partners to use, how to think about unique demand, and how to help the passionate experts on HubPages present their inventory to premium programmatic buyers. The results have been outstanding.
From monetization synergies and shared technology to increased promotion of our sites, this is a great opportunity for us to continue what we do, but even better, and with more opportunity for Hubbers.
We greatly appreciate the dedication of the writers on HubPages and our niche sites and want to…
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PROSPECT, VIRGINIA -- Local author Jeanne Grunert will be signing copies of her novel, I Believe You, and her new novella, The Last Run of the 6:01 at Baines Books & Coffee, Main Street, Appomattox, on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Copies will be available for purchase. Last year, Grunert… Continue reading Meet Local Author Jeanne Grunert at Book Signing Event, Baines Books & Coffee, October 28, 2017
FOR A FRIEND - Virtual Book Signing for Author Mary Ann Poll COME ON DOWN! Virtual Book Signing for Dullahan, An Alaska Iconoclast Thriller. Meet other authors, receive personalized copies of 1 or all of the Iconoclast series, and have some fun with us. If you love thrillers, this event is for you. https://www.facebook.com/events/812982835521052/ I'll… Continue reading Join Us on Facebook for Some Fun!
I have a thing for old buildings. I love their mysterious dark interiors, the haunted quality they wear like a shroud. I love the dance of dust motes in the history-laden air. I love the scent of old wood floors, wood smoke clinging to whitewashed walls, hearth ashes long gone cold. It's an obsession with… Continue reading Things I Love: Old Buildings
It's hard to fit my writing into a genre. Some call it thriller, some call it mystery, others call it horror. Preternatural is the adjective my friend the brilliant Regina Hiney calls it, and I think that's about as close as anyone has ever come to correctly describing the genre in which I write. In… Continue reading When Did the Good Guys Start Losing?
A review of my book, “I Believe You”, from author Wendy Welch.
Jeanne Grunert requested a review of her self-published book I Believe You, a family crime thriller. Requests to review books are not uncommon, but hers had a nice benefit: she’d send three copies of I Believe You to the bookstore and sales would go to the Appalachian Feline Friends.
Well, heck, yeah….
But then one fears reviewing books on a benefit basis because what if you don’t like it?
Not to worry this time. Unlike many self-published authors, Grunert is a master not only of writing, but of editing and graphic design. Her book is visually pleasing, well-formatted, and lacking in those extraordinary typos that make people want to take pot-shots at self-published authors.
And then there’s the story line…. put a close-knit dysfunctional family into a company business, add the mysterious death of the protagonist’s wife, and go. Grunert has some really nice turns of phrase in the writing…
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It's a great feeling for an author to find out that even before publicity has begun for a book, there is interest in it. Today, a followed on the Writer Jeanne Grunert Facebook page asked if she'd really get a copy of I Believe You by September 30th. I was astonished by the question, since… Continue reading Interest Is Already Building!