A local charity has released a hidden camera video documenting Leaside residents’ reaction after it suggested a homeless shelter would open in the neighbourhood.
Source: Charity releases hidden camera video of homeless shelter hoax in Leaside | CP24.com
Our cosmos is freaking wonderful. And a few talented and patient photographers have managed to capture all of its glory. It’s time to celebrate them, by ogling some of their most brilliant photos.
Source: Some of the Most Beautiful Astronomy Photos That Anyone Has Ever Seen
Not that I was overly worried or anything. <.<‘
And now there is nothing that can stand in the way of getting more writing done aside from the usual chaos that my life is, but fortunately that’s predictable and therefore manageable.
Coming in April and June of this year, I will have finished the sequel to Whispering Stone (the first book of the Whisper series) and the sequel to the Dragon Aster series. Both are proving to be a lot of fun to write so far.
In Shattered Guardians, the world has turned against the Whispers. If that wasn’t bad enough, Tori and Cae find themselves faced with an opponent who can not only control Wraiths, but utilize the dark energy of the Silence for some devastating results.
In Dragon Frost, it’s ten years since the Sylvan Aur returned its light to the world of Aster, but that doesn’t leave Nafury any less lost in it all. He has managed to stay alive with the weight of the world’s hate on him, but his luck is starting to run out. When the Caelestis’ last words of hope suddenly become a reality before him, he finds his one chance for redemption; by helping to save a world he nearly destroyed.
If you haven’t checked out the Dragon Aster Trilogy and Whispering Stone, both are currently available on the Kindle and in paperback from Amazon. I hope to have conquered Smashword’s meatgrinder and make their ePub versions available in the near future. Be sure to check back here for the latest updates as well!
Kobo has always been one of those cute, compatible-with-just-about-any-format ebook readers that I walk by when I visit Chapters Indigo bookstores in my city. So when Kobo launched their own self-publishing platform Writing Life, I wasted no time jumping over to their site to see what it was all about.
Overall it’s more or less the same thing as the Kindle Direct Publishing site, where you enter your book details, cover and your book itself. I uploaded mine up as an .epub, but it looks to accept .mobi and other formats as well. You can also turn DRM on or off. You can get royalties as high as 70% for books between $1.99 and 12.99 and 45% for anything under or over that. Took them less than a day to make it published and visible on their website, which is at the moment slightly faster than Kindle. You can also make your book free when you want and the price change is instantaneous (their search engine takes about an hour to catch up). The best part is that if you upload an .epub file, there is no meatgrinder to turn your dragons into a shredded turkey. Mind you, I haven’t tried their convertor with .mobi and other file formats, so bring the gravy just in case.
Best part of putting my book on Kobo so far has to be that I don’t have to chase after my past reviewers like a rabid author to post their reviews on Kobo, as it takes all 43 of them from Goodreads and lists them on my product page. Easy mode easy? So far no complaints. If you are looking to extend the reach of your ebooks, Writing Life by Kobo is one of the easiest ways out there to do it.
Found this on Tonya Kappes blog and got a good laugh.
I made a comment about the story "Poetry – A Dragon’s Sorrow" on Wattpad:
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When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller (via atavus)
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