Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Mythology Workshop, May 16-18

Everything Old Is New Again – Using Mythology in Romance

May 16, 17, and 18 at Romance Divas


P.C. Cast

Robin D. Owens

Gena Showalter

Lori Handeland

Alyssa Day

Want to know how to use mythology, culture, fairy tales, or folklore in romance? Romance Divas is hosting a 3-day workshop with some of the hottest names in the genre. It will take place at the Romance Diva Forum. All are welcome. To get access to the forum you will need to register.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Meet the Robinsons

I don't usually do movies and stuff, but this was a terribly cute movie. Lots of humor for the grown ups without being "adult". The theme was easy to follow for the kid. He sat through the majority of it too. Always a good sign the movie was fun. Although bouncing off the walls like spiderman is usually a winner too.

You have Louis, the main character as a boy, and Wilbur, his friend that comes back in time to correct a mistake that happens in the future. And it's quite a mistake, because everytime Louis tries to fix something, he breaks it more. Boy, can I relate to that! But he's really a genius in the making.

There's the hat, Doris, which is fascinating until the end when you realize she's not all she appears. That's about as deep a spoiler as I'm going to give on that one.

Then there's Goob, Louis' roommate who is adorable. It's a story about kids for kids and it's really easy for them to follow.

If you want an afternoon fun flick to watch with the kids that won't bore you because it is a Kid Flick, then I do recommend the Robinsons.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Is Amazon allowing cyberstalking?

There's a valid complaint against Deborah MacGillivray regarding reviews posted by Reba Belle being pulled. In previous posts at Dear regarding Reba Belle and other reviewers, it's stated that this author (I hate being in the same category as this person) has stated clearly she has intentionally garnered Reba's personal information, as much as her address, her phone number, her grandmother's last name etc., etc, with the intent to stop her.

She succeded. Deborah Ann permanently had Reba blacklisted for giving out a fair, concise, well written 3 star review.

Reba Belle has been bullied and threatened, stalked and verbally abused. Why? Because she dared to give that 3 star review.

The petition is still live and will be sent to Amazon through Dear Author. If you are against cyberstalking, review manipulation and for Free Speech, then read and sign.

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