NINA BERRY, writer

NINA BERRY, writer

Nina was born in Honolulu, studied writing and film in Chicago, and now works and writes in Hollywood. When she’s not writing, Nina does her best to go bodysurfing, explore ancient crypts, or head out on tiger safari. But mostly she’s on the couch with her cats reading a good book.

Now available:

From KTeen, the OTHERKIN series, consisting of OTHERKIN,
OTHERMOON, OTHERSPHERE

Coming in June, 2015 from Harlequin Teen:

THE NOTORIOUS PAGAN JONES, an historical thriller about a disgraced teenage movie star who gets caught up in the intrigue and danger of Berlin in 1961, just as the Wall goes up.
lbardugo:

I love how ominous this is. “LEIGH BARDUGO IS COMING.”
To foment revolution! To steal Kate Middleton’s hat! To drink the Thames!
But mostly to sign books. I’ll be in England, Ireland, and Scotland this August, and I do hope you’ll come see me.
Details at fiercefiction.com and leighbardugo.com.

lbardugo:

I love how ominous this is. “LEIGH BARDUGO IS COMING.”

To foment revolution! To steal Kate Middleton’s hat! To drink the Thames!

But mostly to sign books. I’ll be in England, Ireland, and Scotland this August, and I do hope you’ll come see me.

Details at fiercefiction.com and leighbardugo.com.

britishmuseum:

This is Mike the cat, who assisted in keeping the Main Gate at the British Museum from Feb 1909 to Jan 1929. When he died, the former Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities, Sir E A Wallis Budge, wrote this pamphlet about him. His obituary was featured in both the London Evening Standard and Time magazine! In 1979, to mark the Golden Jubilee of his death, another pamphlet with illustrations was produced.

britishmuseum:

This is Mike the cat, who assisted in keeping the Main Gate at the British Museum from Feb 1909 to Jan 1929. When he died, the former Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities, Sir E A Wallis Budge, wrote this pamphlet about him. His obituary was featured in both the London Evening Standard and Time magazine! In 1979, to mark the Golden Jubilee of his death, another pamphlet with illustrations was produced.

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

(via americanlibraryassoc)

tigersandcompany:

Today, the 29th of July, is International Tiger Day. It was founded in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia, to draw worldwide attention to the severely declining native populations of tigers and their ecosystems, as well as the organisations who are working to save them.
To date, just  over 3,000 tigers still survive in the wild, and despite there being a strong international effort to protecting them,  they are still heavily threatened from poaching, habitat destruction, confrontation with humans and being sold on the illegal wildlife trade market. 
For more information on tigers, their current plight or to find out how you can help, please visit these organisations:
WWF 
21st Century Tiger
Panthera
Tiger Time
(Photo by dickysingh)

tigersandcompany:

Today, the 29th of July, is International Tiger Day. It was founded in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia, to draw worldwide attention to the severely declining native populations of tigers and their ecosystems, as well as the organisations who are working to save them.

To date, just  over 3,000 tigers still survive in the wild, and despite there being a strong international effort to protecting them,  they are still heavily threatened from poaching, habitat destruction, confrontation with humans and being sold on the illegal wildlife trade market. 

For more information on tigers, their current plight or to find out how you can help, please visit these organisations:

(Photo by dickysingh)