The capital of Saudi Arabia is teeming with Western restaurant chains. I rarely go to these places, but the good news about these eateries is they are "family" friendly, which means female friendly.
A Garden Of Marvels,
A Garden Of Marvels: How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex,
Leaves Eat Air,
Maria's Farm Country Kitchen,
A Garden Of Marvels Review,
And Other Secrets Of Plants,
Books On Plants,
Plant Book Review,
Sex In The Garden,
I don't usually read gardening books, but this one promised sex. I was intrigued by a peek at the great orgy happening in the great outdoors.
In the India of today, anything that is "alternative," or takes an unconventional look at history, biography or mythology (among other things) becomes unacceptable to some fanatical group or the other.
I have been asked dozens of times, "How did you do it?" By "it" people mean how did I become a signed and bestselling author with an amazing publisher and a producer working to get my young adult fantasy series, The Necoh Saga, made into major motion pictures.
After talking to several people with significant experience in the industry, I realized that traditional publishing was not going to be easy.
Kind of like kids knowing they need to eat their veggies, authors know the importance of a well-crafted bio, but that still doesn't mean they like writing one.
After more than a decade of economic stability and commodity-based growth, Latin America is sorely in need of innovative ways to boost productivity and move higher on the global value chain.
This series of interviews lets me, struggling author of the recently released The Life and Remembrances of Martha Toole, pick the brains of fellow travelers.
Her stories deal frankly with matters of life and death. They are written with the assurance of someone with complete mastery of the form and contain events that feel entirely convincing, in fact, they seem reassuringly inevitable.
All my life I have been throwing myself into dangerous and unpredictable situations, sometimes accidentally, sometimes for the thrill and sometimes for my job (being a stunt performer for some of Hollywood's top leading ladies can be quite challenging at times).
This forceful call for more forceful writing is misguided; adverbs can be phonetically pleasing, can imbue sentences with subtlety, and should not be entirely shunned.
Naomi Sakr's Transformations in Egyptian Journalism (I.B. Tauris, 2013), should be required reading for American public diplomacy specialists who want to engage Egyptians through the media.
Have you ever gotten a string of bad reviews for a book and wondered if suddenly the world had turned a cold shoulder to your writing career? A few weeks ago, we were pitched by an author who had in excess of 50 negative reviews on his Amazon book...
During my writer's journey, I've come across an interesting question that I think every writer (and non-writer) can relate to: what makes something or someone authentic?
"I wasn't interested in writing about a fedora-wearing, whiskey-drinking, smooth operator who has to find a femme fatale's missing sister. I think that's been done to death and much better than I could ever do."
Self-care is such a challenge for so many women -- we are so busy taking care of others that we neglect ourselves. Jennifer Louden is an expert on self-care and she's helped millions of women with her books and workshops. She understands women and why we don't always act in our own self-interest.
Digital Book World,
Veronica Roth's Divergent series still tops the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller lists taking the Number 1 and 2 spots. The popularity of the books is being driven in part by the upcoming Divergent movie, which hits theaters March 21.
The relationship between sleeping and creativity is one has always been of great personal interest. When we have great big issues on our minds, we're told to "sleep on it" -- that seems to be the best problem-solving advice when dealing with a tough decision. Really?
Yep, I finally did it. I read over a book a week all of the past year. More than that -- I never fell behind or stopped. I was always ahead of schedule for the entire year. So now, this coming year, guess what? I'd like you to do the same. Here's how.
Black Power Movement,
Stokely A Life,
Civil Rights Movement,
Black Voices News
The material is structured, well edited and devoid of academic jargon. Yet, it took me almost four days to read the book.