Thursday, June 28, 2012

SM Johnson ~Thursday Morning Coffee~


This is what I've heard: Amazon is removing reviews by artists (in our case, this would be writers), publishers, manufacturers, etc. that they feel are in direct competition with the product being reviewed. Apparently that covers any writer reviewing other writers' works. But hey, it's still okay to get your 200 online friends to give your shitty book a 5-star review. Even if they haven't purchased it. Or read it.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Year of Sundays hiatus

A Year of Sundays will not update this week due to my complete and utter inability to snare even one uninterrupted hour to write the next installment.

I do apologize. Life just gets in the way sometimes. I'll try to have something long and juicy ready for next Sunday.

~SM

Monday, June 18, 2012

SM Johnson ~Bloody Monday~ Dark YA

I stumbled onto a list on Goodreads that had me browsing and thinking and adding more and more titles to my wish list.

The list is called Best Teen Books About Real Problems.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

SM Johnson ~A Year of Sundays~ ch 12, pt 3

Sunday, July 17th

Chapter 12
Part 3

Craig's voice was gentle, his tone calm and sincere. "Of course he is. He's downstairs watching a movie with my dad. Do you want to talk to him?"

Thursday, June 14, 2012

SM Johnson ~Thursday Morning Coffee~

Good morning, darlings!

I had a topic all picked out for Coffee and sitting right there in my brain when it was time for Bloody Monday. And then I started a huge push to completely finish the first draft of DeVante's Choice so I could shoot it out to my early readers, and somewhere in there I forgot what that topic was going to be.

Monday, June 11, 2012

SM Johnson ~Bloody Monday~ Too scary to read

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Good morning, happy Bloody Monday to you, my darlings.

So just for shits and giggles, and as a salute to dark fiction, I am going to tell you about the most recent book I could not read. Actually, assuming I write this fast, I will tell you about a couple of books I could not read, and a couple of authors who scared the bejeezus out of me so badly that I stopped attempting to read them altogether.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

SM Johnson ~A Year of Sundays~ ch 12 pt 2


Chapter 12- Sunday July 17th
Part 2

The letter arrived the week after Mom's funeral.

Receiving a letter was odd these days, anyway. Everyone Melanie had regular contact with, except her sisters, emailed, or Facebooked, or sent text messages. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

SM Johnson ~Thursday Morning Coffee~

Good morning, darlings, and welcome to Thursday Morning Coffee. So pour a cup and let's chat!

All right, so you guys don't talk much. I get it. No worries, I talk enough for two people all by myself, so it's all good.

Guess what? School's out and it's officially summer! Yay! And here's the most exciting part - WWIII at our house began IMMEDIATELY.

Monday, June 4, 2012

SM Johnson ~Bloody Monday~ Dark Ground Trilogy

Good morning, Darlings!

Since pop culture hasn't been begging me to read a new "latest and greatest" story, I decided to revisit a dark trilogy that I read in the past. I could not remember the name and I could not remember the author. I Googled keywords for a couple of hours, but still had no luck putting a name to what I remembered of these books. I know, right? My bad.

But here is what I knew: I checked these books out in hardcover from the actual, physical library. So that is where I went to find them. And find them I did.

The Dark Ground trilogy, by Gillian Cross.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

SM Johnson ~A Year of Sundays ~ ch 12 pt 1


Chapter 12 – Sunday, July 17th

Part 1

~Melanie~

She was lying flat on her back, staring at the ceiling. It was Sunday again, which meant they would swoop down on her, en masse, and the complaints and arguments over the total non-issue of ECT would start all over again.