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There But for the Grace of God

Thirty-five inches of rain in four days.  That’s how much rain has fallen in Louisiana in this last “episode.”  The ground is saturated, and the rivers are cresting many feet higher than has ever been recorded.  The Amite River in Denham Springs hit 4.7 feet above its previous record set in 1983 on Sunday morning.  […]


Help Fund Fantastic Fiction at KGB Reading Series

We love this Kickstarter and hope you’ll support a great cause! Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the KGB Bar, 85 East Fourth Street in New York City. The series was founded in the late 1990s by author Terry Bisson and editor Alice […]


Ministry Initiative Blog Hop

Galileo Games and Imagine That! Studios have teamed up to bring you an ambitious steampunk project! The Ministry Initiative is a two-part creative endeavor that will not only premiere new fiction from the steampunk world of the Ministry but also present a brand new role playing game from the makers of Bulldogs! and the ENnie […]



Former Featured Authors, Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine have launched a Kickstarter crowd-sourcing initiative for a two-part package of steampunk from Galileo Games and Imagine That! Studios, offering an original RPG and a new collection of original fiction all set in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences universe. Here’s more information on this outstanding project: In […]


5 Cool Bookish Kickstarter Projects

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years, then you know all about the crowd funding site, Kickstarter. Kickstarter has funded a diverse array of endeavors, ranging from indie films, music, stage shows and comics to journalism, video games and food-related projects. People cannot invest in Kickstarter projects to make money. […]

Imagine a game where you – the reader – are the main character, and every book you read earns you points and rewards. The Game of Books is a game for adventurous readers where the books you read earn you points based on what they are about.

The Game of Books combines the physical world of books with the digital and imaginary.  It is a website and mobile app that combines “Foursquare for books” and Xbox Live-style gamer achievements, earning you badges and points for the rare themes you encounter in books.

At its heart, The Game of Books allows those of us that love reading to earn something extra for what we already love, to become the master of themes that we visit more than others, to discover books we’d otherwise miss, and to track how we have grown as readers over time.

The Main Points of The Game of Books:

  • Readers earn points and badges for the books you read.
  • Play The Game by yourself, or with friends locally or on social media.
  • Each book in The Game has its own unique digital game card.  There are more than 100,000 game cards in the Game of Books today.
  • Open Access: The Game of Books is intended to be easily connected to existing reading communities, such as  Play The Game in the places you already read.

To learn more about this unique Kickstarter, check out the site here.




Fundraiser: Ada Lovelace and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Re-emerge to Solve a Mystery

Ada Lovelace and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley are two of the most fascinating women of the Victorian era, and their contributions to science and science fiction respectively. What if the two met as children and teamed up to form a detective agency? That’s the premise of Jordan Stratford’s Wollstonecraft, a book aimed at girls 8-12 designed […]


Mary Oliver Tribute Blog Launched

From Galley Cat: Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliveris seriously ill. To help the poet through this difficult time, Julie L. Moore and Julie Brooks Barbour and have started a blog where friends readers and poets can share “how they have been influenced or changed by her work.” You can visit Oliver’s Beacon Press site […]


Writer Maxwell Cynn: A Life Changing Event – Leukemia

Our good friend, writer Maxwell Cynn, posted tonight about a diagnosis his 21 year-old son received this week: After a day full of tests Joshua was diagnosed on Tuesday evening with Acute T-cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He began chemotherapy on Wednesday and early Thursday morning his heart stopped, overwhelmed by the toxins created as the leukemia […]