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Beth Wasko
Beth Wasko is a lover of all things books, TV, movies and music. She’s obsessed with traveling, photography and scrapbooking. When she’s not at her day job, she’s catching up on the latest “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” news (read: drama!). Known as “The Real G.G. [Gossip Girl]” by her nearest and dearest, this former New York City gal is always looking for the next new adventure, even if it means it’s within the pages of a novel.

DIY MFA Radio Episode 124: Platform Doesn’t Have to Be Painful (feat. Gabriela Pereira)

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In this solo show, Gabriela Pereira talks about why platform doesn’t need to be painful and how authors can get past some of their own limiting beliefs about platform. She also reflects on some of the recent articles shared on the website and how the themes of service, responsibility, and love, have inspired her own author platform. Finally, Gabriela reveals a new course going live at DIY MFA next week, and shares info for a FREE webinar she’s offering on Monday, December 12. For more info and show notes, go to: DIYMFA.com/124.

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Queen of Christmas, Debbie Macomber, is Giving One Lucky BookTrib Reader a Blessings Box!

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When someone says “Debbie Macomber,” I’m immediately put in the holiday spirit! I see Christmas trees, smell falling snow and hear carolers in the streets. Macomber’s books create the perfect Christmas setting — after all, she is the “official storyteller of Christmas,” right? Let me tell you, I never miss a Debbie Macomber Hallmark movie, and my bookshelves have a special place for every book she releases. In fact, I’m dying to get my hands on her latest release, Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Novel (Ballantine Books, October 4, 2016). Even more exciting is that our favorite Christmas author has created a very special gift for her readers! Available NOW on her site, the limited edition collectible Debbie Macomber Blessings Box is an…

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Book Excerpt! Marc Rainer’s ‘A Winter of Wolves’

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For a sneak peek of Marc Rainer’s A Winter of Wolves: A Jeff Trask Crime Drama (CreateSpace, September 30, 2016), check out the excerpt below! Jackie Turner began the circle around the Lincoln Memorial, switching her gaze from the road to the huge marble structure from time to time just to make sure nothing was going on. So far, it had been a routine patrol on the graveyard shift. Christmas was only a few days away, and the crowds on the National Mall had dwindled to the usual trickle. The tourists were at home for the season. Whatever they could scrape together in a tight economy was going for gifts to put under their trees. She looked up again at the Doric columns…

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Book Excerpt! Jessica Teich’s ‘The Future Tense of Joy’

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For a sneak peek of Jessica Teich’s memoir, The Future Tense of Joy, check out the excerpt below. INTRODUCTION Survivors remember the past in pieces. Not necessarily “before” and “after,” which would be easier. It’s more like time melts into Dali-like puddles, or convulses, slamming together faces and events. Psychologists often speak of a distortion in time afterward, as though the trauma occurred only moments before, but some- times the pain is so buried it ceases to exist. Then it springs up suddenly, like an allergy, even when it seems there’s no irritant. Or descends, like a fine but malevolent mesh. That was true for me, but I could never write about my experience as a “survivor.” Even the word seemed…

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Beyond Reason: The Clashing of the Political Parties and the Propaganda that Instigates it All

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The 2016 Presidential Election is less than a week away and every person has a very loud and particular opinion on each party’s candidates. That includes former spokesperson for Democrats Abroad and the Democratic Party in Belgium during the 2008 presidential campaign cycle, J.P. Bernbach. Bernbach recently published Beyond Reason: Debunking Conservative Lies, Delusions and Falsehoods and What You Really Need to Know Before You Vote (Astor + Blue Editions, September 1, 2016), a comprehensive look at American Conservatism and how we’re experiencing a complete breakdown of our democracy as we know it. We asked Bernbach, in order to better understand where the divide currently happening in this country is coming from, about Beyond Reason and some of the issues facing the Democratic party.…

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Excerpt: The Must-Read Guide for Anyone Dealing with Crippling OCD and Anxiety

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Below is an excerpt from the first chapter of Adam Shaw and Dr. Lauren Collaghan’s Pulling the Trigger: The Definitive Survival and Recovery Approach to OCD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Related Depression. Introduction COURAGE NOT FIGHT Accept Your Mind, Own It For What It Is. This Takes Courage, Not Fight All my life, from being a little boy to a fully grown man, I tried to suppress my thoughts and anxiety because I knew no better and because I felt compelled to fight them. I was frightened, ashamed of and appalled about my mind and my crippling thoughts. It was terrifying, lonely and debilitating. I constantly felt that I was on the edge of madness and that no one or…

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Author R.G. Belsky Explores the Female Serial Killer in ‘Blonde Ice’

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Author R.G. Belsky is no stranger to thrillers and we have to be honest, some of our favorite crime novels are the Gil Malloy books. Lucky for us, Belsky has returned with the fourth book in the series, Blonde Ice: A Gil Malloy Novel (Atria Books, October 18, 2016) and we are hooked! It’s full of desire, revenge and drama and we couldn’t wait to chat with Belsky about the blonde femme fatale he puts at the center of this exciting book. Belsky was happy to answer some of our burning questions about his latest addition to the Gil Malloy series, Blonde Ice. See what he had to say below! BookTrib: What does the title Blonde Ice refer to? R.G. Belsky: That’s…

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The Best ‘The Walking Dead’ Makeup Tutorial for Your Zombie-Inspired Halloween Look!

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Last night, we saw the return of The Walking Dead on AMC and it was INTENSE. Not one but TWO of our beloved characters were “Lucilled” and *SPOILER ALERT* it’s Negan’s world now! After watching such a heavy and mind-bending premiere, take some time to regroup and watch our video of the talented Jacquelyn Belade creating a zombie-inspired makeup tutorial for everyone hoping to scare the creepers out of your friends this Halloween! The best part is that anyone on a budget can make this look work, by simply following the steps in the video! Happy Halloween!

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