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2015-06-23 03:18:06 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I added three new "book bubbles" to my author page at +Bublish today. Now, each of my 11 titles is represented at least once there. What's a "book bubble"? It's a combination book excerpt+personal story from the author about that excerpt – a great way for potential readers to learn more about a book and what inspired it. Please check out my Bublish profile page and book bubbles at https://www.bublish.com/author/view/5354?share=fb

Photo: A screenshot of one of my book bubbles; this one for The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write

Most reshares: 15

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2015-07-01 17:39:06 (3 comments, 15 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

As we ponder the "religious freedom" of those refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and those refusing to serve gays and lesbians (http://bit.ly/1LDxFrL), it would serve us to remember these signs from a not-distant-enough past, many also posted on religious grounds.

#scotusmarriage   #discrimination   #humanrights   #marriageequality   #racism   #antisemitism  

Most plusones: 9

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2015-07-01 17:39:06 (3 comments, 15 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

As we ponder the "religious freedom" of those refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and those refusing to serve gays and lesbians (http://bit.ly/1LDxFrL), it would serve us to remember these signs from a not-distant-enough past, many also posted on religious grounds.

#scotusmarriage   #discrimination   #humanrights   #marriageequality   #racism   #antisemitism  

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2015-07-04 12:53:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Happy Independence Day from an accidental immigrant! (As soon as I saw this sign, I knew I was in the right place!!)

More about my immigration "accident" in this excerpt from my Acts of Surrender memoir - on +Bublish at http://bit.ly/1C6FunJ

#IndependenceDay #BookBubble #memoir

Happy Independence Day from an accidental immigrant! (As soon as I saw this sign, I knew I was in the right place!!)

More about my immigration "accident" in this excerpt from my Acts of Surrender memoir - on +Bublish at http://bit.ly/1C6FunJ

#IndependenceDay #BookBubble #memoir___

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2015-07-04 01:21:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"Roads are for journeys, ma'am, not destinations."
– Rex Harrison as King Mongkut to Irene Dunne as Anna Leonowens in Anna and the King of Siam

I've reached the point in the second draft of my novel Sara's Year where two of the story's main characters step into the Capitol Theatre in Halifax to see the premiere presentation of Anna and the King of Siam, so I thought it was time to join them for another viewing of my own. The Capitol in 1946 is much grander than my current surroundings and its screen is much bigger than my laptop's, but it's the best I can do!

#quotestoliveby   #quotes   #hollywoodmovies  
#writing   #amwriting  

"Roads are for journeys, ma'am, not destinations."
– Rex Harrison as King Mongkut to Irene Dunne as Anna Leonowens in Anna and the King of Siam

I've reached the point in the second draft of my novel Sara's Year where two of the story's main characters step into the Capitol Theatre in Halifax to see the premiere presentation of Anna and the King of Siam, so I thought it was time to join them for another viewing of my own. The Capitol in 1946 is much grander than my current surroundings and its screen is much bigger than my laptop's, but it's the best I can do!

#quotestoliveby   #quotes   #hollywoodmovies  
#writing   #amwriting  ___

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2015-07-03 18:19:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What's been your proudest moment of achievement? Mine was when I opened this FedEx envelope and pulled out the 1st edition of my 1st novel! 

More at http://bit.ly/1f8Rwms

Image: The first-edition cover of The MoonQuest. With its new cover, it's now the first installment in my Q'ntana fantasy trilogy, which is on its way to the big screen as a trio of epic films

#fantasy   #achievement   #qntanatrilogy   #film   #author  

What's been your proudest moment of achievement? Mine was when I opened this FedEx envelope and pulled out the 1st edition of my 1st novel! 

More at http://bit.ly/1f8Rwms

Image: The first-edition cover of The MoonQuest. With its new cover, it's now the first installment in my Q'ntana fantasy trilogy, which is on its way to the big screen as a trio of epic films

#fantasy   #achievement   #qntanatrilogy   #film   #author  ___

2015-07-03 15:53:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

+iAuthor - Thanks for +1'ing and sharing my G+ posts over the months. I really appreciate it. And I've finally checked out your site and signed up! After all, 5 of my 11 books are for writers!! Will be exploring more in the days ahead and adding some or all of my books. Again, thanks!

+iAuthor - Thanks for +1'ing and sharing my G+ posts over the months. I really appreciate it. And I've finally checked out your site and signed up! After all, 5 of my 11 books are for writers!! Will be exploring more in the days ahead and adding some or all of my books. Again, thanks!___

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2015-07-03 15:39:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Remember your wings!
“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.”
– Dean Jackson

#quotes #inspiration

Remember your wings!
“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.”
– Dean Jackson

#quotes #inspiration___

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2015-07-03 14:34:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"From some untouchable moment in my childhood until my 30s, I refused to see myself as creative. In reality, I was blocked."
Find out not only why and what I did about mine but what YOU can do about yours in this book bubble + excerpt from my book Writer's Block Unblocked on +Bublish -  http://bit.ly/1NBPQfS

Image: Artist Unknown

#writersblock   #writing   #writingtips   #writingadvice  

"From some untouchable moment in my childhood until my 30s, I refused to see myself as creative. In reality, I was blocked."
Find out not only why and what I did about mine but what YOU can do about yours in this book bubble + excerpt from my book Writer's Block Unblocked on +Bublish -  http://bit.ly/1NBPQfS

Image: Artist Unknown

#writersblock   #writing   #writingtips   #writingadvice  ___

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2015-07-03 01:55:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"There is no halfway in between when it comes to trust, insists M'nor (the moon) in The MoonQuest. 'You either trust or you do not,' she says. If I had to distill a single theme from all the seemingly disparate books I have written, this would be it." I share more about my relationship with trust in this MoonQuest excerpt and book bubble on +Bublish  - http://bit.ly/1emNQMZ

#trust   #fantasy   #TheMoonQuest   #bookbubble  

"There is no halfway in between when it comes to trust, insists M'nor (the moon) in The MoonQuest. 'You either trust or you do not,' she says. If I had to distill a single theme from all the seemingly disparate books I have written, this would be it." I share more about my relationship with trust in this MoonQuest excerpt and book bubble on +Bublish  - http://bit.ly/1emNQMZ

#trust   #fantasy   #TheMoonQuest   #bookbubble  ___

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2015-07-02 17:37:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"There is no halfway in between when it comes to trust, insists  M'nor (the moon) in The MoonQuest. 'You either trust or you do not,' she says. If I had to distill a single theme from all the seemingly disparate books I have written, this would be it." I share more about my relationship with trust in this MoonQuest excerpt and book bubble on ​Bublish -
http://bit.ly/1emNQMZ

#trust   #fantasy   #writing   #memoir   +Bublish 

"There is no halfway in between when it comes to trust, insists  M'nor (the moon) in The MoonQuest. 'You either trust or you do not,' she says. If I had to distill a single theme from all the seemingly disparate books I have written, this would be it." I share more about my relationship with trust in this MoonQuest excerpt and book bubble on ​Bublish -
http://bit.ly/1emNQMZ

#trust   #fantasy   #writing   #memoir   +Bublish ___

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2015-07-02 05:05:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

As I suspected might happen, my posts about marriage-equality have lost me a handful of followers over the past few days. Those same posts have brought me a bunch of new followers...more than I lost! So let me take a moment to thank to all of you who have chosen to stick with me, even if you don't always agree with me, and to welcome my new G+ friends. It's awesome to have you as part of my online family!

#friendship  

As I suspected might happen, my posts about marriage-equality have lost me a handful of followers over the past few days. Those same posts have brought me a bunch of new followers...more than I lost! So let me take a moment to thank to all of you who have chosen to stick with me, even if you don't always agree with me, and to welcome my new G+ friends. It's awesome to have you as part of my online family!

#friendship  ___

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2015-07-01 22:29:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What better way for Canadian-expat-writer-me to spend Canada Day at home in the U.S. than by working on my latest novel, my first book to be set in Canada! 

(Curious about Sara's Year? Look up my sneak preview at www.sarasyear.com and watch for a work-in-progress excerpt, coming soon to my profile page at +Bublish - https://www.bublish.com/author/view/5354?share=fb.)

#CanadaDay   #canadaday2015   #amwriting  

What better way for Canadian-expat-writer-me to spend Canada Day at home in the U.S. than by working on my latest novel, my first book to be set in Canada! 

(Curious about Sara's Year? Look up my sneak preview at www.sarasyear.com and watch for a work-in-progress excerpt, coming soon to my profile page at +Bublish - https://www.bublish.com/author/view/5354?share=fb.)

#CanadaDay   #canadaday2015   #amwriting  ___

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2015-07-01 19:31:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Celebrating the gifts, grace and longevity of Olivia de Havilland​, who turns 99 today.

#OliviaDeHavilland  

Celebrating the gifts, grace and longevity of Olivia de Havilland​, who turns 99 today.

#OliviaDeHavilland  ___

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2015-07-01 17:39:06 (3 comments, 15 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

As we ponder the "religious freedom" of those refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and those refusing to serve gays and lesbians (http://bit.ly/1LDxFrL), it would serve us to remember these signs from a not-distant-enough past, many also posted on religious grounds.

#scotusmarriage   #discrimination   #humanrights   #marriageequality   #racism   #antisemitism  

As we ponder the "religious freedom" of those refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and those refusing to serve gays and lesbians (http://bit.ly/1LDxFrL), it would serve us to remember these signs from a not-distant-enough past, many also posted on religious grounds.

#scotusmarriage   #discrimination   #humanrights   #marriageequality   #racism   #antisemitism  ___

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2015-07-01 13:55:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Happy Canada Day to all my friends and family back in my home and native land!

This is my 17th Canada Day as an expatriate. Read about my poignant farewell 18 years ago in this Bublish excerpt from my Acts of Surrender memoir - http://bit.ly/1KsFEbV.

#canadaday   #memoir   #expat  

Happy Canada Day to all my friends and family back in my home and native land!

This is my 17th Canada Day as an expatriate. Read about my poignant farewell 18 years ago in this Bublish excerpt from my Acts of Surrender memoir - http://bit.ly/1KsFEbV.

#canadaday   #memoir   #expat  ___

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2015-07-01 05:21:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Celebrating Canada Day with blast from Canada's birthday past. Who remembers Bobby Gimby and the Centennial song? Hard to believe it's 48 years later!!

https://youtu.be/4vE17TazIvM

#CanadaDay  

Celebrating Canada Day with blast from Canada's birthday past. Who remembers Bobby Gimby and the Centennial song? Hard to believe it's 48 years later!!

https://youtu.be/4vE17TazIvM

#CanadaDay  ___

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2015-07-01 04:47:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I  just spent half the day thinking it was Monday. Apparently, it's not. It's Tuesday. Why am I always the last to know these things!? :p

(You'd think with the date staring at me from my computer screen all day, I would have noticed! If you'd think that, you'd be wrong!)

#brainfail

I  just spent half the day thinking it was Monday. Apparently, it's not. It's Tuesday. Why am I always the last to know these things!? :p

(You'd think with the date staring at me from my computer screen all day, I would have noticed! If you'd think that, you'd be wrong!)

#brainfail___

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2015-07-01 02:33:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I tried this random name generator for fun, to see if it would generate a male name of Jewish origin for my Sara's Year novel/screenplay. It came up with Sagit Pontecarvo! (Technically accurate as, apparently, Pontecarvo is a Jewish Italian surname. But appropriate for a Montreal Jew in the 1930s? No even remotely! Lol) 

Give it a try; maybe it will work for you... http://www.behindthename.com/random

#writingtips  

I tried this random name generator for fun, to see if it would generate a male name of Jewish origin for my Sara's Year novel/screenplay. It came up with Sagit Pontecarvo! (Technically accurate as, apparently, Pontecarvo is a Jewish Italian surname. But appropriate for a Montreal Jew in the 1930s? No even remotely! Lol) 

Give it a try; maybe it will work for you... http://www.behindthename.com/random

#writingtips  ___

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2015-07-01 00:31:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A surprisingly productive day's work today on the second draft of my Sara's Year novel! Yay!!

#amwriting  

A surprisingly productive day's work today on the second draft of my Sara's Year novel! Yay!!

#amwriting  ___

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2015-06-30 23:43:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Writing is a dangerous profession. There is no telling what hole you may rip in society's carefully woven narrative." 
– Danielle Orner

"Writing is a dangerous profession. There is no telling what hole you may rip in society's carefully woven narrative." 
– Danielle Orner___

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2015-06-30 19:15:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Sounds like a great mission to me! How about you? Maya Angelou was a living example of living with passion, compassion, humor and style. I sure don't mind following in her footsteps.

Sounds like a great mission to me! How about you? Maya Angelou was a living example of living with passion, compassion, humor and style. I sure don't mind following in her footsteps.___

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2015-06-30 15:09:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I don't often see the ignorant rantings of homophobic, antisemitic and islamophobic haters here anymore – either because they have unfollowed me or because I have ceased to follow them. But I'm disturbed to be seeing instead the hateful rants of people justifiably concerned about the blowback from the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling on Friday. 

Concern is justifiable. Even anger is justifiable. But when the hated start hating in return, we become no better than those who hate us. 

Sure, the pastor who threatened to burn himself to death if marriage equality became the law of the land and then didn't is a hypocrite, and he deserves to be mocked. He doesn't deserve to die or to be helped on his way. 

Mock, too, the Donald Trumps of the world who defend "traditional marriage" from the "sanctity" of their third marriage. But,agai... more »

I don't often see the ignorant rantings of homophobic, antisemitic and islamophobic haters here anymore – either because they have unfollowed me or because I have ceased to follow them. But I'm disturbed to be seeing instead the hateful rants of people justifiably concerned about the blowback from the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling on Friday. 

Concern is justifiable. Even anger is justifiable. But when the hated start hating in return, we become no better than those who hate us. 

Sure, the pastor who threatened to burn himself to death if marriage equality became the law of the land and then didn't is a hypocrite, and he deserves to be mocked. He doesn't deserve to die or to be helped on his way. 

Mock, too, the Donald Trumps of the world who defend "traditional marriage" from the "sanctity" of their third marriage. But, again, we lose more than we gain when  we attack these hypocrites with vicious language. 

What about county clerks whose deeply held religious convictions make it difficult for them to perform their license-issuing jobs? They ought to follow the lead of Juli Luke of Denton, TX, who told her local paper that "as an elected public official, my personal belief cannot prevent me from issuing the licenses as required (http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/texas-clerk-marriage-religious-objections). Those who choose, instead, to resign should be respected for the sincerity of their beliefs instead of being attacked or called names. But even those who choose to flout the law needn't be vilified with violent language. Criticize and mock them. Sue them. But stop the hate.  

The "NO H8" graphic doesn't specify who should and shouldn't be hated. While it refers to California's Prop 8, it doesn't state "it's not okay for you to hate me but it's fine for me to hate you." It just states, simply, eloquently and inclusively, "No Hate."

Let's take the essence of that message to heart. Let's stop stooping to the haters' level. Let's end all bigotry, not just bigotry directed toward us. Let's demonstrate that hate, however it's expressed and whoever expresses it, is destructive. Let's remember that hate has consequences. Always.

#noh8   #marriageequality   #scotusmarriage   #hatehasconsequences  ___

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2015-06-30 05:40:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Bravo to this Texas clerk who understands her job, her oath of office and the law... “Personally, same-sex marriage is a contradiction to my faith and belief that marriage is between one man and one woman,” Denton County Clerk Juli Luke said in a statement Sunday, according to the the Denton Record-Chronicle. “However, first and foremost, I took an oath on my family Bible to uphold the law, and as an elected public official, my personal belief cannot prevent me from issuing the licenses as required.”
• Read the full article at http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/texas-clerk-marriage-religious-objections

#marriageequality   #lgbt   #scotusmarriage  

Bravo to this Texas clerk who understands her job, her oath of office and the law... “Personally, same-sex marriage is a contradiction to my faith and belief that marriage is between one man and one woman,” Denton County Clerk Juli Luke said in a statement Sunday, according to the the Denton Record-Chronicle. “However, first and foremost, I took an oath on my family Bible to uphold the law, and as an elected public official, my personal belief cannot prevent me from issuing the licenses as required.”
• Read the full article at http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/texas-clerk-marriage-religious-objections

#marriageequality   #lgbt   #scotusmarriage  ___

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2015-06-30 04:35:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Guess who's coming as dinner? Find out in this excerpt and book bubble on +Bublish https://www.bublish.com/bubble/stream/6163?share=fb

#fantasy   #googleplay   #kindlebooks  

Cartoon: http://image.frompo.com/2afaa8cb24200b4dfce7e8dbf34e1c33

Guess who's coming as dinner? Find out in this excerpt and book bubble on +Bublish https://www.bublish.com/bubble/stream/6163?share=fb

#fantasy   #googleplay   #kindlebooks  

Cartoon: http://image.frompo.com/2afaa8cb24200b4dfce7e8dbf34e1c33___

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2015-06-29 14:00:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"An engaging, almost meditative journey filled with valuable lessons for all writers, not just those working on movies."
– +Casey Ryan of The Cutting Room Floor podcast on Organic Screenwriting: Writing for Film, Naturally

• Read Casey's full review at http://bit.ly/1QZ9DMl or on Amazon.ca

Get your copy of Organic Screenwriting today 
• On most Amazon sites (http://mybook.to/organicscreenwriting) 
• From select other online booksellers
• From my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore; signed to you, while supplies last) 
• From all major ebook store sites

"An engaging, almost meditative journey filled with valuable lessons for all writers, not just those working on movies."
– +Casey Ryan of The Cutting Room Floor podcast on Organic Screenwriting: Writing for Film, Naturally

• Read Casey's full review at http://bit.ly/1QZ9DMl or on Amazon.ca

Get your copy of Organic Screenwriting today 
• On most Amazon sites (http://mybook.to/organicscreenwriting) 
• From select other online booksellers
• From my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore; signed to you, while supplies last) 
• From all major ebook store sites___

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2015-06-29 04:17:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I love this quote from director Fred Zinnemann​ because it speaks eloquently (and with Oscar-winning proof) to one of the points I make in my book, Organic Screenwiting: Writing for Film, Naturally...

"I am never one for feeling that a film should be subdivided into acts. That's something we've dragged in from the theater. To me, film -- if it has to be compared to anything -- should be compared much more to a piece of music, because the basis of a film, to me, is to flow. And to arbitrarily chop it into curtains is to deny that very principle..."
– Fred Zinnemann

Photo: Fred Zinnemann holding his awards for Best Picture + Director for A Man for All Seasons​

I love this quote from director Fred Zinnemann​ because it speaks eloquently (and with Oscar-winning proof) to one of the points I make in my book, Organic Screenwiting: Writing for Film, Naturally...

"I am never one for feeling that a film should be subdivided into acts. That's something we've dragged in from the theater. To me, film -- if it has to be compared to anything -- should be compared much more to a piece of music, because the basis of a film, to me, is to flow. And to arbitrarily chop it into curtains is to deny that very principle..."
– Fred Zinnemann

Photo: Fred Zinnemann holding his awards for Best Picture + Director for A Man for All Seasons​___

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2015-06-28 13:54:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"It's true that it's a solitary occupation, but you would be surprised at how much companionship a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them."
– Anne Tyler 

"It's true that it's a solitary occupation, but you would be surprised at how much companionship a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them."
– Anne Tyler ___

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2015-06-28 02:11:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"It does not matter. It cannot matter. Love Matters. Only love."
– Read the rest of this scene from The SunQuest and how events in my life inspired it in a book bubble on Bublish at https://www.bublish.com/bubble/stream/6353?share=fb

(To mark yesterday's Supreme Court decision on Marriage Equality, I have rainbow-ified this meme of mine from my novel The SunQuest. The original carnations may be filtered by a rainbow, but the words are as relevant as ever...today and every day.)

#scotusmarriage   #lovewins   #gaypride  

"It does not matter. It cannot matter. Love Matters. Only love."
– Read the rest of this scene from The SunQuest and how events in my life inspired it in a book bubble on Bublish at https://www.bublish.com/bubble/stream/6353?share=fb

(To mark yesterday's Supreme Court decision on Marriage Equality, I have rainbow-ified this meme of mine from my novel The SunQuest. The original carnations may be filtered by a rainbow, but the words are as relevant as ever...today and every day.)

#scotusmarriage   #lovewins   #gaypride  ___

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2015-06-27 11:41:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"The Supreme Court’s decision wasn’t simply about weddings. It was about worth. From the highest of this nation’s perches, in the most authoritative of this nation’s voices, a majority of justices told a minority of Americans that they’re normal and that they belong — fully, joyously and with cake."

http://nyti.ms/1IBh5Ud

"The Supreme Court’s decision wasn’t simply about weddings. It was about worth. From the highest of this nation’s perches, in the most authoritative of this nation’s voices, a majority of justices told a minority of Americans that they’re normal and that they belong — fully, joyously and with cake."

http://nyti.ms/1IBh5Ud___

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2015-06-27 01:56:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Tonight, the White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world," a White House official said. "The pride colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights."

"Tonight, the White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world," a White House official said. "The pride colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights."___

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2015-06-26 17:13:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

From today's Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality across the U.S...
"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."

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From today's Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality across the U.S...
"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."

Image from http://www.dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/DV-Cover-03-15-13D1.jpg.___

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2015-06-26 16:15:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"It took all the courage I could muster, at age 20, to call Gay Montreal and stammer 'I-I think I'm gay' into the phone. That was my first coming out; there would be four more. But the first 'coming out' is always the toughest." Read this compelling excerpt from my Acts of Surrender memoir in this Bublish book bubble, posted today to mark Gay Pride and today's Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality - http://bit.ly/1e89K6m

#gaypride   #marriageequality  

"It took all the courage I could muster, at age 20, to call Gay Montreal and stammer 'I-I think I'm gay' into the phone. That was my first coming out; there would be four more. But the first 'coming out' is always the toughest." Read this compelling excerpt from my Acts of Surrender memoir in this Bublish book bubble, posted today to mark Gay Pride and today's Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality - http://bit.ly/1e89K6m

#gaypride   #marriageequality  ___

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2015-06-26 14:25:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

A Victory for Marriage Equality! The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that it is legal for all Americans, no matter their gender or sexual orientation, to marry the people they love. ... The justices found that under the 14th Amendment, states must issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex unions that were legally performed in other states.

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A Victory for Marriage Equality! The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that it is legal for all Americans, no matter their gender or sexual orientation, to marry the people they love. ... The justices found that under the 14th Amendment, states must issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex unions that were legally performed in other states.

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2015-06-25 23:43:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Remembering Patrick Macnee with much affection. Rest in peace, John Steed. (Macnee died today at 93.)

Remembering Patrick Macnee with much affection. Rest in peace, John Steed. (Macnee died today at 93.)___

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2015-06-24 22:37:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Is Amazon's plan to pay its Kindle Unlimited/Kindle Owners' Lending Library authors by pages-read a good one? What do you think? (Remember: This only applies to you if you participate in Amazon's Kindle-exclusive Kindle Select program.)

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/06/22/amazon_e_book_author_royalties_why_paying_by_pages_read_makes_sense.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_fb_bot

Is Amazon's plan to pay its Kindle Unlimited/Kindle Owners' Lending Library authors by pages-read a good one? What do you think? (Remember: This only applies to you if you participate in Amazon's Kindle-exclusive Kindle Select program.)

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/06/22/amazon_e_book_author_royalties_why_paying_by_pages_read_makes_sense.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_fb_bot___

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2015-06-24 16:45:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"I'm not going to get to see my daughter grow up..." Read this poignant excerpt from my Acts of Surrender memoir in this +Bublish book bubble. http://bit.ly/1HesVJc

Photo: Me and my daughter in 2005, six weeks after the episode in the excerpt.

"I'm not going to get to see my daughter grow up..." Read this poignant excerpt from my Acts of Surrender memoir in this +Bublish book bubble. http://bit.ly/1HesVJc

Photo: Me and my daughter in 2005, six weeks after the episode in the excerpt.___

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2015-06-24 13:55:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

“In case you have never seen books growing upon trees, I will explain that those in Jo Files' orchard were enclosed in broad green husks which, when fully ripe, turned to a deep red color. Then the books were picked and husked and were ready to read. If they were picked too soon, the stories were found to be confused and uninteresting and the spelling bad. However, if allowed to ripen perfectly, the stories were fine reading and the spelling and grammar excellent.”
– Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum

“In case you have never seen books growing upon trees, I will explain that those in Jo Files' orchard were enclosed in broad green husks which, when fully ripe, turned to a deep red color. Then the books were picked and husked and were ready to read. If they were picked too soon, the stories were found to be confused and uninteresting and the spelling bad. However, if allowed to ripen perfectly, the stories were fine reading and the spelling and grammar excellent.”
– Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum___

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2015-06-24 13:42:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Celebrating Quebec's Fête Nationale today with two Quebec music legends paying a spine-tingling tribute to a third: Jean-Pierre Ferland, Celine Dion and Ginette Reno. 

Celebrating Quebec's Fête Nationale today with two Quebec music legends paying a spine-tingling tribute to a third: Jean-Pierre Ferland, Celine Dion and Ginette Reno. ___

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2015-06-23 03:18:06 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I added three new "book bubbles" to my author page at +Bublish today. Now, each of my 11 titles is represented at least once there. What's a "book bubble"? It's a combination book excerpt+personal story from the author about that excerpt – a great way for potential readers to learn more about a book and what inspired it. Please check out my Bublish profile page and book bubbles at https://www.bublish.com/author/view/5354?share=fb

Photo: A screenshot of one of my book bubbles; this one for The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write

I added three new "book bubbles" to my author page at +Bublish today. Now, each of my 11 titles is represented at least once there. What's a "book bubble"? It's a combination book excerpt+personal story from the author about that excerpt – a great way for potential readers to learn more about a book and what inspired it. Please check out my Bublish profile page and book bubbles at https://www.bublish.com/author/view/5354?share=fb

Photo: A screenshot of one of my book bubbles; this one for The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write___

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2015-06-23 02:42:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that."
– Martin Luther King Jr.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that."
– Martin Luther King Jr.___

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2015-06-22 15:54:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"'I'm not going to see my daughter grow up.' I don't remember where I was or what I was doing when that intuitive impression struck me, only that I had heard few phrases in my life as heart-stoppingly painful as that one. It was a premonition that, in its own way, would come true."
• In this Father's Day video, I share one of my most poignant memories of fatherhood, in a reading from Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir

To experience more of my journey, get Acts of Surrender online today – in paperback or ebook. http://mybook.to/actsofsurrender

#memoir  
#fathersday2015   #fathersday   #fatherhood  

"'I'm not going to see my daughter grow up.' I don't remember where I was or what I was doing when that intuitive impression struck me, only that I had heard few phrases in my life as heart-stoppingly painful as that one. It was a premonition that, in its own way, would come true."
• In this Father's Day video, I share one of my most poignant memories of fatherhood, in a reading from Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir

To experience more of my journey, get Acts of Surrender online today – in paperback or ebook. http://mybook.to/actsofsurrender

#memoir  
#fathersday2015   #fathersday   #fatherhood  ___

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2015-06-22 14:10:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A Father's Day story from my Acts of Surrender memoir made the cover of this week's +Bublish Floating Bookstore" on +Storify! Check it out at https://storify.com/bublishme/bublish-s-floating-bookstore-6-21-15?utm_source=t.co&utm_content=storify-pingback&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter&utm_campaign=&awesm=sfy.co_g0mP7. 

And look for the rest of Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir at your favorite online bookseller – in paperback or ebook. (Want a copy signed to you? Order from my website, while supplies last: www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore.)

A Father's Day story from my Acts of Surrender memoir made the cover of this week's +Bublish Floating Bookstore" on +Storify! Check it out at https://storify.com/bublishme/bublish-s-floating-bookstore-6-21-15?utm_source=t.co&utm_content=storify-pingback&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter&utm_campaign=&awesm=sfy.co_g0mP7. 

And look for the rest of Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir at your favorite online bookseller – in paperback or ebook. (Want a copy signed to you? Order from my website, while supplies last: www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore.)___

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2015-06-22 13:57:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Something to think about: On this day in 1976, the Canadian Parliament abolished the death penalty across Canada.

Something to think about: On this day in 1976, the Canadian Parliament abolished the death penalty across Canada.___

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2015-06-22 13:43:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Celebrating Meryl Streep on her 66th birthday with this tongue-in-cheek testimonial from Norah Ephron: "I highly recommend having Meryl Streep play you. If your husband is cheating on you with a carhop, get Meryl to play you. You will feel much better. If you get rear-ended in a parking lot, have Meryl play you. If the dingo eats your baby, call Meryl. She plays all of us better than we play ourselves, although it's a little depressing knowing that if you went to audition to play yourself, you will lose out to her."

Celebrating Meryl Streep on her 66th birthday with this tongue-in-cheek testimonial from Norah Ephron: "I highly recommend having Meryl Streep play you. If your husband is cheating on you with a carhop, get Meryl to play you. You will feel much better. If you get rear-ended in a parking lot, have Meryl play you. If the dingo eats your baby, call Meryl. She plays all of us better than we play ourselves, although it's a little depressing knowing that if you went to audition to play yourself, you will lose out to her."___

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2015-06-21 16:45:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Few of the stories I share about my father in my Acts of Surrender memoir are flattering. This "ghost story" on +Bublish is a touching Father's Day exception. https://www.bublish.com/bubble/stream/6280?share=fb

Photo: A Gerson clan gathering, probably in the late 1940s

Few of the stories I share about my father in my Acts of Surrender memoir are flattering. This "ghost story" on +Bublish is a touching Father's Day exception. https://www.bublish.com/bubble/stream/6280?share=fb

Photo: A Gerson clan gathering, probably in the late 1940s___

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2015-06-21 14:21:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

What do you do when you're invited to dine with cannibals? That's Yhoshi's dilemma in an early scene in The MoonQuest, The Q'ntana Trilogy, Book I. Find out how Yhoshi copes in this book bubble + excerpt on +Bublish – https://www.bublish.com/bubble/stream/6163?share=fb.

Cartoon: http://image.frompo.com/2afaa8cb24200b4dfce7e8dbf34e1c33

What do you do when you're invited to dine with cannibals? That's Yhoshi's dilemma in an early scene in The MoonQuest, The Q'ntana Trilogy, Book I. Find out how Yhoshi copes in this book bubble + excerpt on +Bublish – https://www.bublish.com/bubble/stream/6163?share=fb.

Cartoon: http://image.frompo.com/2afaa8cb24200b4dfce7e8dbf34e1c33___

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2015-06-21 11:55:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

For Father's Day: A Tale of Reconciliation & Love
Few of the stories I share about my father in  Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir  are flattering. Physically and emotionally absent in my early childhood and dead before my 14th birthday, Sydney Gerson was not the kind of parental figure one thinks of as...

For Father's Day: A Tale of Reconciliation & Love
Few of the stories I share about my father in  Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir  are flattering. Physically and emotionally absent in my early childhood and dead before my 14th birthday, Sydney Gerson was not the kind of parental figure one thinks of as...___

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2015-06-21 05:44:45 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Happy Father's Day...not only to all the great dads out there but to all the single moms who are as much father as mother to their kids. 

P.S. If you're wondering why there's a tiny extra space between the "d" and "s" in "dads," it's because I had to edit out an offending apostrophe!!

Happy Father's Day...not only to all the great dads out there but to all the single moms who are as much father as mother to their kids. 

P.S. If you're wondering why there's a tiny extra space between the "d" and "s" in "dads," it's because I had to edit out an offending apostrophe!!___

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2015-06-20 16:25:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"Taking the chance to be wrong is the very essence of the creative mind."
~ Judith Weston, The Film Director's Intuition

"Taking the chance to be wrong is the very essence of the creative mind."
~ Judith Weston, The Film Director's Intuition___

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2015-06-19 21:44:26 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I have finally completed my new author's profile on +Bublish! All my books are listed, and I have posted excerpts and "book bubbles" for nearly all of them (with more to come). Please check it out and let me know what you think – https://www.bublish.com/author/view/5354?share=fb

I have finally completed my new author's profile on +Bublish! All my books are listed, and I have posted excerpts and "book bubbles" for nearly all of them (with more to come). Please check it out and let me know what you think – https://www.bublish.com/author/view/5354?share=fb___

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2015-06-19 18:11:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is likely to be one of the epigraphs that opens my novel Sara's Year...and not just because the Oz books play a role in the story...
"Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities."
– L. Frank Baum, whose dreams and imagination brought us the wonderful worlds of Oz

More about Sara's Year at www.sarasyear.com

This is likely to be one of the epigraphs that opens my novel Sara's Year...and not just because the Oz books play a role in the story...
"Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities."
– L. Frank Baum, whose dreams and imagination brought us the wonderful worlds of Oz

More about Sara's Year at www.sarasyear.com___

2015-06-19 17:21:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them."
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them."
– Nathaniel Hawthorne___

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