Monthly Archives: April 2014

21 Social Media Tips to Try

Some handy tips you may or may NOT know!

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Woman Attacked by a Pigeon becomes Reddit’s Muse

An image of a pigeon attacking a woman,  spawned a hilarious all-out art war between Redditors MySubtleKnife and osrule68.  

They took the image above and turned it into this (below)….and MORE!

 

 

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Combining Content Marketing with SEO

Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO

Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

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Book Expo America 2014

Neil PHIt’s coming up to that time of the year where I get the chance to lose it up close and personal, meeting authors and rubbing elbows with celebs at the annual bookgasm that is Book Expo America.  From May 29th thru the 31st, some good folks and myself from the Romance Mothership will be manning (or is that wo-manning) the Harlequin Books booth at the Javits Center in New York City during the last week of May for quite possibly the largest book trade show on earth.

Billed as the #1 book and author event in North America, I have a number of authors that I’ll be sitting down with to record podcasts and videos with this year, but having discovered that Neil Patrick Harris, Carl Hiaason and Jason Segal will be attending the fair to promote their books, it will be hard for me not to flail wildly should I appear anywhere in their proximity.  So be aware, I am not having an aneurism, I’m merely fan girling….and Neil, I want to see you too!

I.  CAN’T. WAIT

 

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A Conversation with New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak

It was SO much fun to sit down and catch up with New York Times bestselling Author Brenda Novak on her recent visit to the Romance Mothership. Watch the video interview with Brenda below, and don’t miss her latest Whiskey Creek novel Come Home to Me.

Enjoy,

Jayne

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Duchess of Cambridge Admires Maori Culture

_74075733_8c156def-2725-4e19-8361-d534d3476498   The Duchess seems to approve of Maori…erm, culture!

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AP War Photographer Anja Niedringhaus shot dead in Afghanistan

Veteran Associated Press photographer, and personal hero,  Anja Niedringhaus was killed and an AP reporter wounded Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.  As EPA’s Chief Photographer, Niedringhaus spent the first 10 years of her career covering the wars in the former Yugoslavia.  She was the only woman on a team of 11 AP photographers awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.

Although Niedringhaus leaves behind a body of work that won awards and broke hearts, her sacrifice is too high a price to pay.

RIP Anja

View a slide show tribute to her work on this Yahoo News page

In his darkroom he is finally alone
with spools of suffering set out in ordered rows.
The only light is red and softly glows,
as though this were a church and he
a priest preparing to intone a Mass.
Belfast. Beirut. Phnom Penh. All flesh is grass.

He has a job to do. Solutions slop in trays
beneath his hands which did not tremble then
though seem to now. Rural England. Home again
to ordinary pain which simple weather can dispel,
to fields which don’t explode beneath the feet
of running children in a nightmare heat.

Something is happening. A stranger’s features
faintly start to twist before his eyes,
a half-formed ghost. He remembers the cries
of this man’s wife, how he sought approval
without words to do what someone must
and how the blood stained into foreign dust.

A hundred agonies in black-and-white
from which his editor will pick out five or six
for Sunday’s supplement. The reader’s eyeballs prick
with tears between bath and pre-lunch beers.
From aeroplane he stares impassively at where
he earns a living and they do not care. – War Photographer by Ann Duffy

 

 

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