Archive for February 2014

William Hathaway, Author of ‘Wellsprings offers us his views on what we need to change the world.

Feb 25th, 2014 | By

Climate Change Requires Consciousness Change By William T. Hathaway To paraphrase Mark Twain, everyone talks about climate change but no one does anything about it. No one, particularly those in power, wants to make the necessary sacrifices. The latest round of international negotiations served mainly to postpone decisions and action. The Japanese government announced that

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Why Is A Tank Called A Tank?

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

On the BBC breakfast news this morning, a 103-year old woman was interviewed about her memory of the Zeppelin attacking Walsall, West Midlands, during World War I. It’s part of the BBC’s World War At Home project which seeks to bring the events of 1914-1918 alive to people across the country, highlighting what was happening

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What makes a Roundfire Book?

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

It’s been an exciting year for Roundfire, and in 2013 we published 26 books – more than doubling our output for 2012. We’ve always had fantastic authors, and now even more are joining us in our quest to bring readers top-quality fiction with a thoughtful, most times spiritual, edge. So, what makes a Roundfire book?

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Working With Non-Standard English

Feb 18th, 2014 | By

Working with translated fiction is a challenge. I’ve recently been working on two different authors’ manuscripts where neither writer had English as their first language. Sten Eirik’s forthcoming book, The Intended, is a luxurious and evocative tale of pirates, love, loss and innocence in the Caribbean. His first language is Swedish and he tells the

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Excerpt from Unconditional by Kelly Michelle Lawrence

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By

I love being in love. I love the wallowing and the dreamy sighing and the sheer wanting that goes with it all. In high school, I was in love with a boy called Roderick for four years. I gazed at him from across the classroom, scribbled our names together on my textbooks and on toilet

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Excerpt of Jennifer Hanlon’s Début Book, A Shadow’s Tale!

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By

Half-demon Shadow Roth thought she was normal until the arrival of the father she never wanted and the prophecy that turned her life on its head. Prologue Stones scattered under my feet as I scrambled up the mountain. They were getting closer now, closer than ever. The hooves of their mounts clattered on the rocky

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