Oh, HuMANity! Race Relations In The Trump Era — Goodreads Book Giveaway

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Oh, HuMANity! Race Relations In The Trump Era by Beverlyn L. Elliott

Oh, HuMANity! Race Relations In The Trump Era

by Beverlyn L. Elliott

Giveaway ends April 20, 2017.

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Summary

The last presidential election left a bitter divide not only between political parties but also between the races. Can race relations in the Trump Era be mended? America can achieve the elusive “greatness” our current president promised, but not through a political platform. America must embrace and exercise her humanity to do this.

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Hiring an English Major to Edit Your Book Is Cheating Yourself

I think I found out the hard way that not everyone who hangs out their shingle and claims to be an editor, really is. This article brings that home 🙂

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I belong to a listserve of freelance editors, and I find the topics of conversation interesting and often thought-provoking. One recent ID-100146866topic that elicited many comments was about pricing the work we do.

The initial post was by an established and well-respected editor who wrote, “I recently was asked about my rates by someone at a local company who was looking for writing and editing help. She balked at my quote . . . Her response: < … we can find English majors for $10 to $15 [per hour] and many of them are quite good. >”

I get it; no one wants to spend more than necessary for anything—goods or services. I mean, if I can buy a knock-off designer widget that looks just like the brand-name widget, isn’t that a better value than buying the real thing just for the brand name? If I can get my next-door neighbor’s…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Hop via Beverlyn Elliott

I am thrilled to be participating in this MASSIVE Valentine’s Day Gift Hop sponsored by Skye Warren’s Blog. In this way I get to interact with a group of lovely authors and bloggers in an annual Valentine’s Day bloghop, and most importantly with READERS and HOPPERS who will get to win lots of fun prizes.

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In 2014, I have two releases planned. However, I am not far along enough to share much in the way of the official teaser and cover, but I’m announcing one of them now via an ad so you’ll have something to look forward to:

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Each comment along the bloghop will enter you to win a Kindle Paperwhite or a digital new adult romance basket. Every comment on every blog in the hop will count as an entry toward either of the grand prizes. But THREE randomly drawn entries from this blog post will win one of two Amazon Gift Cards, and/or a copy of my collection of literary shorts entitled “How Blue Can You Get?” 

All you have to do is leave a comment below about this blog post, or the overall Gift Hop to be entered, but there will be other opportunities to enter on my rafflecopter.

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Why I Don’t Like Unicorns

There was a time when a group of writers I know were obsessed with unicorns for yet another reason. This post appealed to me because I didn’t get it. 🙂

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Recently, someone asked where I stood “on the unicorn question.

I don’t like unicorns.

Now, you’d be correct if you pointed out that I’ve never met a unicorn. There may be a unicorn out there who could change my mind. The first unicorn I meet might make me think otherwise about the rest of them. He might, but I doubt it.

A Brief Shot At Mimes

It’s not my way to condemn an entire group, as I’m doing with unicorns.

There are exceptions. I think we can all agree that all flu viruses and all mimes are worthy of our condemnation. That is because we know that it is inconceivable to think that we might meet an individual mime or a single virus who would make us feel bad about disliking their entire species.

Until I meet that one unicorn who changes my mind, I am sticking with my…

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Author and Blogger Fan Appreciation Giveaway!

January Author/Blogger Fan Appreciation Giveaway
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This is a joint Author & Blogger giveaway!

Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a prize pack totaling  $240 in amazon gift cards!  This is our way of saying thank you to all of our wonderful fans who support us each and everyday.  As an additional thank you we have set it up so our fans can vote for their favorite book bloggers.  This is another way of giving back because we know that the money won by the book bloggers will in turn find it’s way to their followers and more books will reach even more people.  Thank you everyone, your support means the world!

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1st prize fan winner will receive $100 amazon gift card.

1st prize blogger winner (blogger with the most votes) will receive a $100 amazon gift card.
2nd prize fan winner will receive $15 amazon gift card.
2nd prize blogger winner will receive a $15 amazon gift card.
The giveaway starts January 22nd, 2014 and will go until February 5th, 2014 (1/22/14 – 2/5/14)

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code. The winning Entries will be verified prior to prizes being awarded. There is no purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winners will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or new winners will be selected.

This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Jenn from Back Off My Books and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers.

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The very first entry option is for you to vote for your favorite Book Blog.  The Book Blogs with the most votes will win the 1st and 2nd Blogger Prize respectively.  If there is a book blog you follow and love make sure to let them know about this giveaway so they can pimp it out to their fellow followers to increase their chance at winning.

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How Will You Turn Your Dreams Into Reality?

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Today is the day that we celebrate the man who changed history forever. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw injustice in the world and decided that he would not stay silent. He stood up for his people, his country, and for his God. He gave up his comfortability and convenience for the challenge of leading others. He understood that a better future could be achieved and made it his goal to see it happen. He did not let fear stop him because he knew that “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7). He was a man of honor, courage, and faith.

“I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long… How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – MLK’s ‘Our…

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10 of the Greatest Essays on Writing Ever Written

Eventually, someone will compile another list of greatests, but until they do . . .

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If there’s one topic that writers can be counted on to tackle at least once in their working lives, it’s writing itself. A good thing too, especially for all those aspiring writers out there looking for a little bit of guidance. For some winter inspiration and honing of your craft, here you’ll find ten great essays on writing, from the classic to the contemporary, from the specific to the all-encompassing. Note: there are many, many, many great essays on writing. Bias has been extended here to personal favorites and those available to read online. Also of note but not included: full books on the subject like Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Stephen King’s On Writing, and Ron Carlson’s Ron Carlson Writes a Story, or, in a somewhat different sense, David Shields’ Reality Hunger, for those looking for a longer commitment. Read on, and add your own…

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