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Guest Post: In Praise of the Freak

by Francis H Powell

There are no real alluring protagonists in my short stories, if truth be told, there are a few female beauties, however I more glamorize and lionize the freaks of this world, those not accepted by this world…the ultimate outsiders. 45 more words


The First Seven '79 Words Story' Entrants...

Further to the fun 79 word challenge set by Author Andrew Joyce – click HERE to check out HIS story.

I’m delighted to post the first seven entries received (to visit the writers blogs, click on their names or photos) as follows: 629 more words


To Be Read For October

This month, I will be reading Stephanie Meyer’s “Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined” and “Twilight”. This is for the 10th anniversary of the novel! Super excited!! 34 more words

Book Blogs

FRAMED by the #PYB Wordy Warriors


By the #PYB Wordy Warriors

Framed is a book put together by Protect Your Breasts in order to raise money for Cancer Research, but rather than put the book on sale, it’s being given as a thank you gift for donations made through their Just Giving Page… 264 more words


Writers - Your Challenge Today Is...

Good morning to all you writers and would-be writers out there in Ape Land. Because I have nothing better to do, I thought I’d issue a challenge to see just how good you are. 275 more words


The global publishing market is now worth $100 billion, and other global snippets for indie internationalist authors.

Real life got in the way of the blog last month, so to get back on track this October I’m kicking off with some global snippets to get you back in the internationalist mood. 1,653 more words

The Story Reading Ape reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:

Are you going to think International / Global now?


#coverreveal - #littlebookshopontheseine - by @jaxandwillsmum @ukcarina

Huge congratulations to the talented and lovely Rebecca Raisin on her gorgeous new cover!!!

Here it is:

Le Vie En Rose

Bookshop owner Sarah Smith has been offered the opportunity to exchange bookshops with her new Parisian friend for 6 months! 352 more words