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Barbara Welsh has a New book available at B&N

Barbara Welsh has a New book available at B&N

One Bright Day: Poems About the Dances of Life by Barbara Welsh will go on sale at Barnes & Noble at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages, Florida on July 1.
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Television News Archive

Television News Archive

Television News Archive: 9.5 million broadcasts. 6.6 million hours of television. from 20 different networks, made sharable and searchable through closed captioning data — a permanent record of what’s otherwise being forgotten as soon as it leaves the airwaves.
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Rod Martinez, YA Author Will Speak at FAPAcon

Rod Martinez, YA Author Will Speak at FAPAcon

Rod Martinez, a native of Tampa, will be speaking on “Author Brand—It’s All About You” during the Friday afternoon sessions at FAPAcon 2022.
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New Website Feature: Accessibility

New Website Feature: Accessibility

Hallard Press has added an Accessibility Feature to our website – a Visual Accessibility feature. We want our viewers to be able to see everything on our site easily, without straining your eyes.
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Airport Jargon

Airport Jargon

Airport jargon can sound like a different language. From following the flight attendant’s instructions to listening to the pilot’s announcements, the common traveler isn’t going to know every term in the aviation handbook.
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Read Aloud: A Neat Way to Self-Edit

Read Aloud: A Neat Way to Self-Edit

Poor editing is probably the number one criticism of self-published books. The reason so many self-published books have this problem is two-fold.
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10 Pearls of Wisdom From the Muppets

10 Pearls of Wisdom From the Muppets

After six decades in the spotlight, the Muppets continue to shine. Their message of friendship, love, and laughter is as relevant today as it has ever been. Here, we’ve collected 10 of our favorite quotes from the Muppets.
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Hallard Press Authors Honored with FAPA Presidents Book Awards

Hallard Press Authors Honored with FAPA Presidents Book Awards

The 2022 Presidents Book Awards from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) includes five authors from Hallard Press.
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The Twisted History of Cursive Writing

The Twisted History of Cursive Writing

Who invented cursive handwriting? After thousands of years, it’s impressive that cursive has survived despite our reliance on digital writing and its removal from most modern curriculums. The important question: Is cursive still relevant today?
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Craig Pittman Keynote Speaker

Craig Pittman Keynote Speaker

The Florida Authors and Publishers Association 2022 conference keynote speaker is author and environmental journalist Craig Pittman.
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FAPAcon2022 Set for the End of July

FAPAcon2022 Set for the End of July

FAPAcom2022, the annual conference of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, is scheduled for July 29-30 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace hotel in Orlando.
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What’s the Difference Between Bugs and Insects?

What’s the Difference Between Bugs and Insects?

No matter where you live, you’re sure to encounter itsy-bitsy critters that fly through the air, sting, or creep around corners. You may refer to these creatures as “bugs,” but is that correct? What’s the real difference between “insects,” “bugs” and other creepy-crawlies?
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Preserving Pro-Democracy Books

Preserving Pro-Democracy Books

Albert Wan ran Bleak House Books, an independent bookstore in Hong Kong, for nearly five years, before closing it in late 2021. The changing political climate and crackdown on dissent within Hong Kong made life too uncertain for Wan. As he was preparing to move, Wan packed a box of books at risk of being…
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TikTok for Authors

TikTok for Authors

TikTok has become all the rage among authors lately. Authors from all over are tapping into the culture of “BookTok” and making a lot of money doing it. But is TikTok really worth it?
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Twenty Life Lessons From Mister Rogers

Twenty Life Lessons From Mister Rogers

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood ran for 31 seasons, from 1968 through 2001. On the show, Rogers dispensed timeless wisdom about how to be kind to others, how to feel good about yourself, and what to do when you’re up against your worst fears.
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Typos Have Been Around As Long As Writing Itself

Typos Have Been Around As Long As Writing Itself

Egyptian engravers, medieval scribes and even Shakespeare’s printer made little mistakes that have endured. Even The Lincoln Memorial has a typo.
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Do You Know What a Quincunx Is?

Do You Know What a Quincunx Is?

A list of some of the most unusual words in the English dictionary. Compiled by Raconteur, the list includes nouns, adjectives and verbs ranging from the reasonably well-known “flabbergast”, to more obscure words, including “quincunx”.
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How to Spot a Fake Video

How to Spot a Fake Video

In this world of “Fake News”, we need to be careful about believing everything we see. The phrase “Seeing is Believing” is no longer true. Videos and news clips may be edited and doctored to change their original meaning.
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Moving Lyrics From Beatles Songs

Moving Lyrics From Beatles Songs

Although many of the early Beatles songs were incredibly simple, the writing duo of Lennon and McCartney hit on all-encompassing truths about love and life. Their later albums, which increasingly included the songwriting of George and Ringo, added a fresh perspective to the beloved band’s repertoire. These 26 Beatles lyrics are a small sample of…
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The Curious Case of the Dangling Modifier

The Curious Case of the Dangling Modifier

Have you ever been told your modifier is dangling? It’s not an insult or medical condition — dangling modifiers are one of those grammar hurdles that can muddle your intended meaning.
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