A Little Break with Kurt Vonnegut

Hey Bloglandia, As part of my Summer Reading Mania, I decided to grab my copy of Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut from my overstuffed bookshelves. Well, more than just grab. I read it, too. Now, Vonnegut and I go way back. In high school, when my English teacher was trying to get me to read something … Continue reading A Little Break with Kurt Vonnegut

Tammie Painter, short story, Mrs. Morris, book cover

Mrs. Morris Meets Death: August’s Featured Story

It's time for a new short story from yours truly! This one was inspired by The First Line Literary Journal's prompt "Mrs. Morris was too busy to die." How could I resist a line like that, right? The first draft for this one started off a bit slow. I had the Mrs. Morris character nailed … Continue reading Mrs. Morris Meets Death: August’s Featured Story

My Five Favorite Sources for Book Bargains

Hello Book Junkies, I know what life's like if you're a hungry little bookworm. You loiter around book shops drooling over the new releases (which is why you've been known to bring a hanky to book shops). You pick up the books, peruse the description, then leap back in shock at the price. Then furtively … Continue reading My Five Favorite Sources for Book Bargains

My Writing Numbers for July

Howdy Bloglandia, It's another round of writing numbers. Since I'm deep into revising mode, my numbers aren't quite as beefy as June's, but here's the tally.... So what do the numbers represent? Blog/Newsletter:¬†Um, pretty self-explanatory. My newsletter subscribers got treated to a new feature this month which added a couple hundred words, while we also … Continue reading My Writing Numbers for July

Making Your Friday Even Better

What could be better than it being Friday? Okay, besides your boss coming up to you and saying, "You know this winning lottery ticket? I think you deserve it." I can't top that, but I do have a whole pile of free books for you. I mean, you're going to need something to read when … Continue reading Making Your Friday Even Better