Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
-Mark Twain

for writers


SCBWI – Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators

Michael Hauge – Story Mastery

The Authors Guild 

Publisher’s Weekly

Publisher’s Marketplace 

Writer’s Digest 

Writer Unboxed

Author EMS (Entrepreneur, Management, Solutions)

Margie Lawson

Agent Query

Query Tracker 

Predators & Editors




Night Owl Romance

Dear Author – A romance review blog by readers for readers

Goodreads – See what your friends are reading, keep track of books you’ve read, and organize your books into virtual bookshelves.

Kidlitosphere Central –

Lady Jane’s Salon – Lady Jane’s Salon is Manhattan’s first reading series devoted to romance fiction

Shelf Awareness –


marlo berliner's favorite blogs

Kidlit (Mary Kole – formerly with Andrea Brown Lit. Agency)

Nathan Bransford

Writers & Illustrators – Kathy Temean

Writers in the Storm

just for fun

TAPS  (The Atlantic Paranormal Society)

Ghost Hunters


Ghost Village