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Real inventions inspired by Science Fiction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin Dec 16, 2012. 1 Reply

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Free online education

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth deJauregui May 5, 2012. 7 Replies

I was referred…Continue

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I started a website focused on Science Fiction and Fantasy books for Teens and Young Adults of Color

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth deJauregui Dec 8, 2012. 29 Replies

This odessey began when my reluctant reader needed a book for his English class. He just doesn't like to read, he'd rather play hockey, so it was hard, but I finally convinced him to check out…Continue

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Ruth deJauregui replied to Jarvis Sheffield - Admin's discussion WHAT ARE YOUR 2017 RESOLUTIONS?
"1. Write 2. Get my finances in order (as best I can) 3. Be more politically active 4. Limit my time on FB except when talking to other writers. (IE stop engagin trolls, it's a waste of my time"
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Ruth deJauregui replied to malcolm hoover's discussion Is anyone in Northern California interested in helping to organize a Black focused Comic Book Convention?
"God I wish I still lived in the East Bay/West Sac..."
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California Style Black-eyed Peas recipe

This is from my little cookbook. California Style Black-eyed PeasBeing a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-racial family, we've added many traditions to our holiday celebrations. Black-eyed peas are a traditional African-American dish, served on New Year’s Day. We also serve black-eyed peas, along with tamales, on Christmas Day, right next to the turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. My recipe is a bit different than the traditional recipe. I haven't had any complaints about it…See More
Oct 17, 2016
Ruth deJauregui commented on Mechanical Pencils's blog post Catchers
"A great start!! I hope it's going to be a long story, you already have a lot of elements that I want to know more about."
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California Style Black-eyed Peas recipe

This is from my little cookbook. California Style Black-eyed PeasBeing a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-racial family, we've added many traditions to our holiday celebrations. Black-eyed peas are a traditional African-American dish, served on New Year’s Day. We also serve black-eyed peas, along with tamales, on Christmas Day, right next to the turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. My recipe is a bit different than the traditional recipe. I haven't had any complaints about it…See More
Oct 17, 2016
Ruth deJauregui liked Jarvis Sheffield - Admin's discussion LET'S START COMPREHENSIVE BLACK HORROR MOVIES LIST!
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Ruth deJauregui replied to Moorsgate Media's discussion If you have published (or had published for you) a e-book, where did you publish it to?
"Kindle and Smashwords. Since my previous works were non-fiction, I used a combination of category and keywords. "
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Ruth deJauregui replied to Ronald T. Jones's discussion To all BSFS creators! What are you working on?
"Me? Bitter is a homicide investigator in Sacramento. Crime/urban fantasy. Lots of shadows in her world. "
Aug 29, 2016
Ruth deJauregui replied to Ronald T. Jones's discussion To all BSFS creators! What are you working on?
"I am still, very slowly, working on the first Bitter novel. The cover is done LOL. (I was a book designer for 10 years, you know I had to do the cover before I finished the book.)"
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About Me:
Artist, writer, retired gov't employee.
Relationship Status:
Single
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Writer
Website 1:
http://www.RuthDJ.weebly.com
Website 2:
http://www.alienstarbooks.com
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California Style Black-eyed Peas recipe

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 11:39am 0 Comments

This is from my little cookbook. 

California Style Black-eyed Peas

Being a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-racial family, we've added many traditions to our holiday celebrations. Black-eyed peas are a traditional African-American dish, served on New Year’s Day. We also serve black-eyed peas, along with tamales, on Christmas Day, right next to the turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. My recipe is a bit different than the traditional recipe. I haven't had any…

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Make it easy on your formatter

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 1:33pm 0 Comments

When you start to write your manuscript, make it easy for the formatter. Start off by changing your paragraph format (see picture) so your indents are automatically set at 0.50. No tabs, no 5 spaces to indent.

Also, no spaces between paragraphs, it's one or the other. Indented paragraphs OR block paragraphs with a space between. Not both.

Trust me, your formatter will bless you for this.…

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My short story that introduces Bitter

Posted on January 3, 2015 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

I wrote this short story for an anthology. Happily, it was turned down, because now it's going to be the free introduction to my character and the longer story (dare I think novel?) that I'm working on right now.

So, I'm going to share the whole story with you. I hope you like it.

Bitter Blood

Copyright 2014 Ruth de Jauregui

Bitter made her way past the flashing blue and red lights, past yellow tape. She didn’t show her badge to the hovering blues;…

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Getting your children's/middle school/YA books in school libraries

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 10:30am 3 Comments

I posted this information on Facebook during a discussion in the Reading in Black group, but I should share it with you all.

My sister is a middle school science teacher, so she filled me in on this and HIGHLY recommended that you authors who are writing children, teen or YA books submit your books, or have the teachers who are using your books in the classroom request that your books have quizzes developed and added to the Accelerated Reading Program AND Scholastic Reading…

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At 11:07pm on December 5, 2013, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…

Thanks for dropping in Ruth!

At 12:59pm on September 9, 2013, Wanganegresse said…

Thank you, Ruth!

At 7:36pm on March 20, 2013, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…

Thanks Ruth.

The site has rules and I can't have chaos, arguments and foolishness going on.

What bothers me is I hate to be lied on. That girl knew exactly what she was doing by posting that 3 separate times over there. When I asked people to cut it out the others did. The 3 that got deleted kept mess going for 3 days. This bus is moving in positive directions, if you not going where we’re going, you need to get off. I'm glad your going where we are going. 

At 12:18pm on October 07, 2012, K. Stanley gave Ruth deJauregui a gift
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Greetings and thanks for becoming a new friend.
At 2:28am on September 6, 2012, Justin Martin said…

Hello Ruth,

Not at all, and thanks for helping get the word out! I'll do the same regarding your website.

At 12:33pm on June 3, 2012, Valjeanne Jeffers said…

Hi Ruth:

Thanks for the add! Hope you're having an awesome weekend too :)

At 7:44am on April 28, 2012, Night Manager said…

Hey thanks! I just checked out the site! Wow...didn't think anybody but me read ZELDE M'TANA!
Yea if you're going to be kind enough to reference my book I think a warning for violence and harsh language is needed. But I'm not sure of the age range. 18+ to be sure!
Night

At 1:33pm on April 25, 2012, Elizabeth Camali said…

That's not a problem! You've done so much for me already that it seemed like an obvious thing to do! XD!

At 10:25pm on January 27, 2012, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…

Welcome Ruth!

 
 
 

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As Michael Lewis has written, “It’s more than a little nuts for a man who has a billion…
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Come Forth The Rising Tide

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It's the Apocalypse, already in progress…



“Gabriel’s Horn is the only thing that can drive back the Rising Tide and you let them take it to Hell?” Father Finnegan threw the glass of box wine into the fireplace in disgust. Renwick didn’t flinch and threw the chain holding Jillian Pace onto his desk.



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A still from a short animated film depicting Cassini’s passage between the cloudtops of Saturn and the giant planet’s innermost rings. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Definition: "suicide flier," 1945, Japanese, literally "divine wind," from kami "god, providence, divine" (see kami) + kaze "wind."…
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