Funeral Selfies? Yes, They Do Exist

Proving once again that bad taste on social media has no boundaries. Apparently, taking selfies at funerals and other serious places like Chernobyl, Pearl Harbor, ad Auschwitz is the new trend.

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Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order

Nigel Blackwell makes us aware of Google’s Shared Endoresements in Ads.

And the corollary, How to Keep Your Name and Face Out of Google’s Ads.

Apple’s price fixing results in Damages in E-Book Case Pegged at $307 Million.

Congratulations to Historical Fiction Author Susan Spann on her cover reveal for the next Shinobi Mystery, BLADE OF THE SAMURAI. Looks amazing, Susan. Cover Reveal: Blade of the Samurai Click on the picture to pre-order at Amazon.

Blade of the Samurai

My father was a homicide detective in a large city when I was born, and the first and foremost thing he taught me about self-defense was that it means we must defend ourselves, and that the police cannot protect people . . . If There Ever was an Argument for Owning a Gun, This is It!  This woman was in a rural area, but it happens in cities, too.

And a little humor to cheer us up after that grim reality, because fun is reality, too. Betty White spoofs Miley Cyrus.

QUIZ: Which State Matches Your Personality?

Hallmark Removes the Word “Gay” from Christmas Carol. I guess people at Hallmark are not aware that there is no such thing as “homosexual apparel.”

Drug lords. A dead body. A mercy killing or something more sinister? NYT Bestseller Allison Brennan released her latest Lucy Kincaid novel, COLD SNAP.

Cold Snap Allison Brennan

As the writers in the Cyberverse are aware, it’s that NaNoWriMo time again — National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write 50k words in 30 days.

Jenny Hansen helps folks out with Tips for Surviving the Agony and Ecstacy of NaNoWriMo.

M.J. Wright has some great advice for NaNoWriMo-ers, as well. Launching NaNo from the Starting Blocks.

Good luck, everyone, and may your muses be generous!

Not much inspires a light heart like a pile of autumn leaves. Funny Siberian Husky Playing in Leaves.

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