Two and a half years after Katrina, the hurricane during which author Larissa Ione lost her home and everything in it (and this was just the beginning of the nightmare), she is finally able to post the news about the end of her ordeal. I can't imagine the amount of courage, determination and endurance it must have taken Larrisa and her family to see this through. Bravo, lady.
Jordan Summers has an interesting conference (Ninc, I think) post here, and shares much good info that she picked up while there, including what some publishers want to see (Jordan also posted the excellent cover art for her upcoming novel, Red. Everyone: Go. Admire. Envy.)
Kristin over at PubRants has a post here about one take on how the economy might be impacting authors and publishing. She also has a link to an article on that HarperCollins imprint that won't be paying their authors advances, which I'm not reading because I know I'll get steamed and my brain is already extra crispy.
Over on Storytellers Unplugged, David Niall Wilson writes about getting his groove back in the best way (I'm making this a reading assignment for all the career writers out there, especially the depressed ones.)
I'll be taking the day off tomorrow to have