Mastodon Wins a Grammy!

#GRAMMYs #Mastodon So this happened -- Mastodon won a Grammy! The metal band's 2017 magnum opus Emperor of Sand was hands down the best musical release last year for me, and the first song on that album, "Sultan's Curse", which was also the first song we heard from the LP, won the Best Metal Performance … Continue reading Mastodon Wins a Grammy!

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Author GREG RUCKA on Writer’s Block

Guest blog from one of my favorite writers of novels and comics, the mighty GREG RUCKA, taken from his Tumblr FRONT TOWARD ENEMY. http://ruckawriter.tumblr.com/post/170228499083/greg-how-do-you-deal-with-creative-block

“What to do if no one reads what you write.” | Shaunta Grimes

Unread. Ignored. Forsaken. That's something, simply as people, we all fear, no? Specifically, it's perhaps a writer's greatest fear? Certainly one of mine. But there is a kind of irony in the event that situation occurs, so said author/writer whisperer Shaunta Grimes some months back . . . "I know how it feels to screw … Continue reading “What to do if no one reads what you write.” | Shaunta Grimes

Retreat

~ The Morning Muse #12 ~ Note: This was supposed to be posted a few months ago (mid-October to be exact), but for some unknown reason I let it sit longer than intended. And come to think of it, yesterday's Resolution: Regain and Retain Attention is a great companion piece to this one, actually. As … Continue reading Retreat

Welcome to Paradise tomato soup

Jennifer Macaire

Easy Island Tomato Soup Recipe from Jennifer Macaire

Evernight Teen authors are cooking! Today’s recipe is one of Jennifer Macaire’s favorites when she lived in the islands. Be sure to check out Welcome to Paradise which is also based on an island paradise. It’s a great winter break read!

Here is a recipe from when I was growing up in the Caribbean. We loved tomato soup, but could never get ripe tomatoes. This recipe uses canned tomatoes instead.

This recipe is fast, easy, and inexpensive, and makes a great lunch for the holidays, when you’re tired of cookng, but want something tasty and hot!

Easy Island Tomato Soup

Ingredients:

1⁄2 cup butter (or four tablespoons olive oil)

1 medium onion, diced

2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans tomatoes (diced or pureed)

Half a bullion cube (chicken or veal is good, or vegetable if you want a vegetarian soup)

2 cups fresh…

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Books!!!

So I've already burned through the Barnes & Noble gift card the in-laws gave me for X-mas. Excited to finally finish The Drifter (2016), the debut suspense novel by Nick Petrie that I started in the summer of 2016 from the library. Went ahead and grabbed his sophomore effort, Burning Bright (2017) as well.  Also grabbed The … Continue reading Books!!!

Resolution: Regain and Retain Attention

~ Lifebook #19 ~ Like many, I consume a lot of media. Be it social media, websites, research, daily & weekly podcasts, television, music, books and comic books -- altogether it's too much. Something's got to give because I need my own damn attention back. I need my focus. I need to make a change, … Continue reading Resolution: Regain and Retain Attention