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The Bird with the Broken Wing book trailer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR D L Richardson is the author of speculative fiction. She has three teen novels and one short story anthology published. Her first novel reached number 2 at OmniLit and number 38 at Kobo Books. Her second reached number 1 at OmniLit. Little Red Gem is her third novel and recently won 2 nd place Best Books of 2013 Paranormal Cravings. She lives in Australia on the NSW south coast with her husband and dog. Contact information Email                    dlrichardsonbooks@bigpond.com   Blog           www. dlrichardsonwrites.blogspot.com Website            www. dlrichardson.com Facebook      http://goo.gl/560JXl   Twitter                 www. twitter.com/#!/DLRichardson1

feedback book trailer - a story you've never read before

ABOUT THE AUTHOR D L Richardson is the author of speculative fiction. She has three teen novels and one short story anthology published. Her first novel reached number 2 at OmniLit and number 38 at Kobo Books. Her second reached number 1 at OmniLit. Little Red Gem is her third novel and recently won 2 nd place Best Books of 2013 Paranormal Cravings. She lives in Australia on the NSW south coast with her husband and dog. Contact information Email                    dlrichardsonbooks@bigpond.com   Blog           www. dlrichardsonwrites.blogspot.com Website            www. dlrichardson.com Facebook      http://goo.gl/560JXl   Twitter                 www. twitter.com/#!/DLRichardson1

Hairstyles I've had over the years

Okay, I'm doing something completely different here. I'm posting photos of my hair styles I've had over the years. I think I'm being very brave because basically the hairstyle I want the hairstyle I end up with are at the polar ends of opposite.     1984 or 1985 I can't quite recall exactly. But a barber cut it. Says it all really.   1985 or 1986. Home dye job. I wanted blonde. Got red.   2002. Grew hair long but always tied it back  2004. Sick of tying back long hair so cut it. 2004. My wedding photo hair. 2009. Not sure if I like no fringe or fringe. 2009. Decided I wanted a fringe after all. 2010. Hair salon dye job. But stylist kept cutting it shorter and shorter.   2010. Never wanted it this short. 2011. didn't let the stylist cut it for a while. This is one of my favourite styles. Nobody seems to be able to reproduce it.       2012. Growing hair long. Like the two-tone. 2001 on the left

Author's Top 10 fiction novels

I'm often asked what my favourite book is and there isn't just one. Here is a list of 10 of my all time favourite books, in no particular order, with the actual book covers I have on my shelf, except for one. Note how many children's book are on this list. Explains why I love writing young adult fiction. ​   1)   The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien Our teacher, Mr Smith, took us into the library for a few weeks and read The Hobbit to us. I was in Year 4, so I would have been 8. A few years later I read the book for myself. And then only a few years ago I read it again. I love this book. This is a great story of how a character shifts from one notion of belonging into another ( refer to notion of belonging article )  2)    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett I don't even know where I got my copy from, but a few years ago I read it for the first time and I was so drawn into this world. When editors talk about world building here is a great example of how to create

Why doing chores around the house can help your child be a better writer

Adrienne's House is a blog run by Los Angels mom Adrienne Van Houten. Her website is about everything around the home. My article on why discipline is important for anyone who wants to become a writer is the feature on her website this week. Read the full article here: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adrienneshouse.com%2Fblog%2Fwhy-doing-chores-around-the-house-can-help-your-child-be-a-better-writer%2F&h=sAQF1NNIA&s=1 ABOUT THE AUTHOR D L Richardson is the author of speculative fiction. She has three teen novels and one short story anthology published. Her first novel reached number 2 at OmniLit and number 38 at Kobo Books. Her second reached number 1 at OmniLit. Little Red Gem is her third novel and recently won 2 nd place Best Books of 2013 Paranormal Cravings. She lives in Australia on the NSW south coast with her husband and dog. Contact information Email                    dlrichardsonbooks@bigpond.com   Blog           www. dl

Spammers DIE

I hate Spammers. I know that lately we're being encouraged to be more tolerant and not use the HATE word. But I've had enough. I HATE HATE HATE spammers. They have turned a legitimate business operation, such as contacting websites, blogs, newspapers and magazines to promote a product through a standard, typical, every day, ordinary PRESS RELEASE, into a sordid business. Sometimes I wish for the good old days. You know, the days before email. What used to happen was a publicity team would print out press releases, media kits, and then post them to everybody on the planet they'd ever met and exchanged a business card with. The trouble with this method was that it was costly. I'd like to do this, but with the printing costs, postage costs, manhandling costs, who can afford it? With the invention of email all of those costs were wiped out. (Not necessarily time, because it still takes time to collect emails and names.) What was good about the old days too, was there us