Have a I got a lot of good things to share with you all today. First, it's getting close to the awesome Blogging A to Z Challenge. Hosted by the super cool crew of Arlee Bird, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Jeffrey Beesler, Jen Daiker, Candace Ganger, Karen J, Gowan, Talli Roland and Stephen Tremp, this is going to be ginormous fun. Get on over and sign up. You will love it and you will make so many new friends. This is my first time and I can't wait. Visit the above blogs, because they have some great tips to aid you in the challenge, plus they are all around awesome sites.
Next, friend of the writing community and wicked cool author, Roland Yeomans has a wonderful new book out called The Bear With Two Shadows. A blend of mythology and fantasy, Bear tells the story of Hibbs, a young bear who wanders the earth with The Turquoise Woman, whom he calls GrandMother and in the company of Little Brother, a hawk. He never thinks to question why GrandMother keeps them on the move. He does not realize he is being hunted by the Lakota and a spirit known as Gray Bear. Hibbs is the key to releasing a race of people from oblivion called the Whyte. Turquoise Woman has raised him for this purpose, but she regrets her actions because she has grown to love the young bear. In order for the Whyte race to live, Hibbs must die. GrandMother hides him in the ancient land of Eire, hoping that he will stay hidden among all the fantastical, fearsome creatures there. Hibbs is too strong and noble to remain hidden, though. He is a healer and his power draws attention to him. When the ruler of Eire, a stag being called Cernunnos comes after Hibbs with his forces, the bear and Little Brother escape to Avalon. There Hibbs interrupts a dark ceremony and places himself in the path of Gray Bear. This sounds very intriguing and I am going to have to have a copy right freaking now.
Check out the amazing and brilliant Matthew Rush and his blog The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment. It is a great resource for connecting with fellow writers and all things authorial. This week he has a great series on research resources. I follow his blog and I have learned some valuable things from him and the wonderful friends he has.
Wondering what do about collecting evidence at a crime scene? Look no further than the witty and intriguing Clarissa Draper. She is running a series on evidence collection that is quite fascinating. Tuesdays are her blog days for forensic science, but she also does reviews, critiques and writing tips. She even has awesome tips on blogging. You could learn a lot from her. I know I did and do.
Have a love of astronomy and sci fi? Then you have got to visit MPax at Wistful Nebulae. MPax is an amateur astronomer and writer who has lots of things here that will inspire you for sure.
My time is up for today. I encourage you to check out all these wonderful people.