NINA BERRY, writer

NINA BERRY, writer

Nina is the author of the OTHERKIN series from Kensington and the upcoming PAGAN JONES series from Harlequin Teen. She was born in Honolulu, studied writing and film in Chicago, and now works in Hollywood.

When she's not writing, Nina does her best to bodysurf, explore ancient crypts, or venture forth on tiger safari. But mostly she's on the couch surrounded by 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.

Coming in June, 2016:

The second book in the PAGAN JONES series from Harlequin Teen.
Re: Swearing in America We don't have the most variation in our swearing, whereas a lot of other languages have swears that capture more levels of intensity that just doesn't translate. The interesting thing about "fuck" though is it is just so flexible (in american dialects). You can use it as nearly every part of speech. As a result, however, we don't use much else. As a reader from America, the use of swears in American Gods sounded very natural to me. -A linguistics major

neil-gaiman:

readyforspooky:

neil-gaiman:

I agree. The glory of fuck is all the things you can do with it and all the things it can do. It’s an unbefuckinglievably useful swear word (used just there as an expletive infixation). 

far be it for me to tell Neil Gaiman how to use words, but my understanding of infixation of “fucking” is that it immediately precedes the syllable with primary stress, so it would typically be “unfuckingbelievably” rather than “unbefuckinglievably” (unless you happen to pronounce the word “unbeLIEVable”)

sorry i’m a linguistics major and cursing is one of my interests, and i’ve never actually seen it pronounced or written that way before. i’m curious, is all.

Works for me…

Knew I’d heard it. I prefer it, probably because I love The Wire.

Northern White Rhino Suni dies at 34

njwight:

There are now only six northern white rhinos left in the world. Suni was one of the last two breeding males in the world and no northern white rhinos are known to have survived in the wild. Consequently the species now stands at the brink of complete extinction, a sorry testament to the greed of the human race.

This is tragic news from Ol’ Pejeta conservancy in Kenya….

http://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/about/news/breaking-news-ol-pejeta-conservancy-loses-one-its-northern-white-rhinos

Argh! Human beings! What the hell are we doing?

girl-bear:



shakeitupbebe:


citoyenrebelle:


I didn’t know her, therefore Wikipedia:


Lucy (or Lucia) Eldine Gonzalez was born around 1853 in Texas, likely as a slave, to parents of Native American, Black American and Mexican ancestry.[1] In 1871 she married Albert Parsons, a former Confederate soldier. They were forced to flee from Texas north by intolerant reactions to their interracial marriage.
Described by the Chicago Police Department as “more dangerous than a thousand rioters” in the 1920s, Parsons and her husband had become highly effective anarchist organizers primarily involved in the labor movement in the late 19th century, but also participating in revolutionary activism on behalf of political prisoners, people of color, the homeless and women.


Woaaah.
Just woaaah.


“more dangerous than a thousand rioters” fuck yeah.


Wow.

girl-bear:

shakeitupbebe:

citoyenrebelle:

I didn’t know her, therefore Wikipedia:

Lucy (or Lucia) Eldine Gonzalez was born around 1853 in Texas, likely as a slave, to parents of Native American, Black American and Mexican ancestry.[1] In 1871 she married Albert Parsons, a former Confederate soldier. They were forced to flee from Texas north by intolerant reactions to their interracial marriage.

Described by the Chicago Police Department as “more dangerous than a thousand rioters” in the 1920s, Parsons and her husband had become highly effective anarchist organizers primarily involved in the labor movement in the late 19th century, but also participating in revolutionary activism on behalf of political prisoners, people of color, the homeless and women.

Woaaah.

Just woaaah.

“more dangerous than a thousand rioters” fuck yeah.

Wow.

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