Month: October 2012

Free for Amazon Prime Members!

Originally posted on fuonlyknew:

I will be posting my review of Adrift in the Sound in November.

Just wanted to let you know it’s free on Amazon. Go here to get your copy! Don’t wait.

Please make sure the book is still free before you hit purchase.

Adrift in the Sound

Adrift in the Sound

by Kate Campbell

In 1973, frazzled Seattle street artist Lizette Karlson tries to pull herself together and turns to the Franklin Street Dogs for help. This low-life tavern softball team is a horrifying choice for a fractured spirit like Lizette, who’s only trying to stay warm and make it through another rainy night. The Dogs think she’s a head case and don’t realize that while Lizette’s beautiful, talented, and a bit off kilter—she’s also cunning and dangerous.
Lizette wants to make it with top-Dog, Rocket. He’s fixed on next door neighbor Sandy Shore, the little snake dancer who strips for soldiers coming home…

View original 401 more words

The Proper (and easy!) way to Market your Novel #4 – The dreaded Public Appearance

Originally posted on Jennifer M Eaton:

Alright, we’ve talked about not marketing your novel… instead, marketing yourself.  How do you do that?  By being nice.

(Check out the last few Friday posts if you’re just jumping in.)

Okay, so it’s all well and good doing this over the internet… but what about those public appearances?

We can all be nice, that’s not too hard.  Getting out there in front of people… that is hard.  But when you do, just remember that you don’t need to shove your novel in people’s faces.

Just smile pretty.  Answer questions.  Be yourself.

If you are a scared, timid writer, invent a new character who is outgoing and friendly… and be that person for a little while. (It’s called acting).

In the end, the connections you make will sell your work.  The connections you make will lead to “word of mouth”.  And you never know when you will be nice to…

View original 171 more words

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:

This week I re-read most of Chuck Palahniuk’s novels, so I just couldn’t pass on the opportunity to recommend you what I believe to be Chuck’s finest work to date. Or, well, my favorite of his novels.

Diary is the story of Misty Wilmot, a waitress. Yeah, she was once a promising painter, but now she’s just there, not dead yet, but not quite alive either. But when her husband tries to kill himself (and fails), she finds out that she hasn’t yet lost her talent. That’s basically the premise of this story. More or less. Yeah, there’s a plot twist towards the end, ’cause that’s Chuck’s specialty. And yeah, we’ve got strange characters doing strange things in a strange world.

View original 296 more words

“I was just thinking…” Introspective by Author G D Grace

Recently, two younger men from the neighborhood died of cancer.

I knew them, but we weren’t close, just had mutal friends.

Snippets of their lives have been shared with me, and all I can say about them is that we all fall short in some way.

Not sure where they were mentally, as their lights dimmed in this life, but I just hope that they are finally free.

From cradle to grave our spirits are tampered with and tested to the limits at times, so the respect I have for elders is a homage to understanding.

If you live long enough you do know quite a bit more than someone younger.

Life is more than just a four letter word; it encompasses lessons that are only learned by experiences and encounters.

There isn’t just one test, their are many.

Yeah, I was thinking about it, and that’s what I’ve come up with so far. ~GD

 

 

 

 

 

Author & Producer G D Grace Literary Links:

 

LULU

http://stores.lulu.com/enlightenment4theheart

Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dragged-g-d-grace/1021577352

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ripped-ready-g-d-freightman/1105735734

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/knights-of-deception-glenn-d-grace/1105734889?ean=9781257303311&itm=1&usri=knights+of+deception

Apple i-Store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dragged…/id469265678?mt=11
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ripped-ready/id466085347?mt=11
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ripped-ready/id453294317?mt=11

Blogs & Miscellaneous Author G. D. Grace Info

http://author2be.wordpress.com/

http://authorgdgrace.blogspot.com/

http://www.stage32.com/profile/59806/author-g-d-grace

http://authorgdgrace.tumblr.com/

EMAILauthorgdgrace@gmail.com

“A Touch of Grace” Blog Talk Radio Show:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/author2beepa

CALL IN NUMBER TO SHOW: (347) 215-6245

(Psalms 30:5)

Author G. D. Grace reserves all rights and reproduction without written permission is not permitted. If found, legal action will be taken against the person(s) or company(s) that have cut or pasted (Plagiarized) any portion of this written document. Author, G. D. Grace; Published © 2012 October

 

 

“The Question” – introspective by Author G D Grace

There is this question I formulated during a pivotal point in my life — a question that determines whether or not if a person would be a close part of my life. It came to be once I understood who I was mentally and spiritually on a respectful level.

I’ll share it now.

“Do you learn anything from me?”

Body language and response determines how I proceed.

I am around all levels of intellect and place myself no lower or higher. The unwavering respect and deep compassion I have for people keeps me in check, and I also know that a doormat is an object that no one is ever meant to be. I have always been somewhat of a loner; not because I believe I’m better, but because I cannot tolerate anyone telling me how I should live, or exploiting my mistakes.

I will be a work in progress until the day I die and that, to me, is quite the blessing.

Blessed be. ~GD

Author & Producer G D Grace Literary Links:

 

LULU

http://stores.lulu.com/enlightenment4theheart

Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dragged-g-d-grace/1021577352

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ripped-ready-g-d-freightman/1105735734

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/knights-of-deception-glenn-d-grace/1105734889?ean=9781257303311&itm=1&usri=knights+of+deception

Apple i-Store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dragged…/id469265678?mt=11
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ripped-ready/id466085347?mt=11
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ripped-ready/id453294317?mt=11

Blogs & Miscellaneous Author G. D. Grace Info

http://author2be.wordpress.com/

http://authorgdgrace.blogspot.com/

http://www.stage32.com/profile/59806/author-g-d-grace

http://authorgdgrace.tumblr.com/

EMAILauthorgdgrace@gmail.com

“A Touch of Grace” Blog Talk Radio Show:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/author2beepa

CALL IN NUMBER TO SHOW: (347) 215-6245

(Psalms 30:5)

Author G. D. Grace reserves all rights and reproduction without written permission is not permitted. If found, legal action will be taken against the person(s) or company(s) that have cut or pasted (Plagiarized) any portion of this written document. Author, G. D. Grace; Published © 2012 October

 

Buddha in Glory

Originally posted on Ram0ram's Blog:

Center of all centers, core of cores,

almond self-enclosed, and growing sweet–

all this universe, to the furthest stars

all beyond them, is your flesh, your fruit.

Now you feel how nothing clings to you;

your vast shell reaches into endless space,

and there the rich, thick fluids rise and flow.

Illuminated in your infinite peace,

a billion stars go spinning through the night,

blazing high above your head.

But in you is the presence that

will be, when all the stars are dead.

By Rainer Maria Rilke

(1875 – 1926)

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke , better known as Rainer Maria Rilke,

was a Bohemian-Austrian poet.

He is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language.

English version by Stephen Mitchell

compiled by : ram0ram

from

http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/

View original

“X-Roads 2012″ – Personal Introspective, by Author G D Grace

I had carried discouragement for a minute, with me, on this journey.

I had thoughts that were crippling my spirit.

I was a 5 times self published author with lackluster sales, and I had a direction that seemed to be all over the place.

I was running out of money – actually I had no money.

I had to take my ass back to work.

How was a middle aged man going to find work in this high-tech economy?

I  got blessed with a gig that had to have come from a divine resource.

10/10/2012 Marked 1 – Year, and I’ve met so many people, and learned so much about strategic thinking.

It hasn’t been an easy year though.   My creative side was beating the hell out of me during this leg of the journey, but reality told me, GD, J.O.B. pays the B.I.L.L.S..

Freelancing wasn’t cutting it, and, any logical person living in this world understands when Billie sang “God Bless the Child…that’s got his own”.

If you haven’t listened to those lyrics, do, and be enlightened.

I’ve grown so much over this summer; my intellect has been given another element which I know is meant to help me on this journey.

There’s this young talented writer I know.  He’s ambitious, talented, and self-assured — these are critical elements to possess on this journey.

Readers,  I wanted to throw in the towel on several of these last  layovers, because I had no way of knowing which direction I needed to go at the crossroads — crossroads that kept popping up.

I have this talk show, “A Touch of Grace,” that I had to put on hiatus again…

and the literary thirst to release books kept smacking in my inner-ears driving me crazy…

Then I had the obligation to support and encourage others on all plains, professional, personal, & business.

What GD?

What is, dusting ass off, and getting back on that damn horse…

That horse that will buck you off relentlessly in life…

You never really know how strong you are until you face life on its terms.

I am always in trying mode, and giving up just doesn’t seem to be a part of my character…

It seems like it is, sometimes, though.

 

Author & Producer of “A Touch of Grace” G. D. Grace

 

Author & Producer G D Grace Literary Links:

 

LULU

http://stores.lulu.com/enlightenment4theheart

Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dragged-g-d-grace/1021577352

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ripped-ready-g-d-freightman/1105735734

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/knights-of-deception-glenn-d-grace/1105734889?ean=9781257303311&itm=1&usri=knights+of+deception

Apple i-Store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dragged…/id469265678?mt=11
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ripped-ready/id466085347?mt=11
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ripped-ready/id453294317?mt=11

Blogs & Miscellaneous Author G. D. Grace Info

http://author2be.wordpress.com/

http://authorgdgrace.blogspot.com/

http://www.stage32.com/profile/59806/author-g-d-grace

http://authorgdgrace.tumblr.com/

EMAILauthorgdgrace@gmail.com

“A Touch of Grace” Blog Talk Radio Show:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/author2beepa

CALL IN NUMBER TO SHOW: (347) 215-6245

(Psalms 30:5)

Author G. D. Grace reserves all rights and reproduction without written permission is not permitted. If found, legal action will be taken against the person(s) or company(s) that have cut or pasted (Plagiarized) any portion of this written document. Author, G. D. Grace; Published © 2012 October