Maggie is a dowdy secretary who has been obsessed with her boss, Quinn Scott, a movie genius and a well-known playboy, for four years. But she knows she can never compete with all the celebrities who vie for his interest. In order to give Quinn up for good, Maggie decides to set him up for a one-night stand…with her. But when she impersonates an actress at a masquerade ball, Quinn instead becomes intoxicated by her charms!
What is involved in the act of creative writing? How do renowned authors such as Robert Pinsky, Iain Banks and Philip Pullman write? Proving that there is no single way of writing creatively, Inside Creative Writing features original interviews with award-winning authors from around the globe and reveals the different ways in which they speak of their writing lives. Organised around central themes such as drafting, writing habits and skills, the book explores a wide variety of approaches to the craft of creative writing. With practical exercises and reflective questions tied to each theme, this is essential reading for all practising and aspiring creative writers interested in how they are forging their own, unique ways of working.
New Ways to Indulge Your Passion for French Braid Quilts. 8 all-new projects feature lots of spectacular new ways to French braid your quilts. New shapes and sizes: wallhangings, table runners, multi-sided table toppers, and Christmas tree skirts. New ways to use French braids: borders, variable-width and star-shapes, or with appliqué and variegated fabrics. Spectacular new color palettes with big, bold prints. Take your French braid quilts in dramatic new directions with this sequel to the bestselling French Braid Quilts. You'll love the new shapes and sizes, new techniques, and bold new colors. You'll also love what hasn't changed-the fast strip piecing and crystal-clear instructions that have made French braid quilts a favorite style for thousands of quilters.
Examining post-1990s Indie cinema alongside more mainstream films, Brereton explores the emergence of smart independent sensibility and how films break the classic linear narratives that have defined Hollywood and its alternative 'art' cinema. The work explores how bonus features on contemporary smart films speak to new generational audiences.
How did a decade of love and peace end in Altamont and the Manson Family bloodbath? Gary Lachman explores the sinister dalliance of rock’s high rollers and a new wave of occultists, tying together John Lennon, Timothy Leary, Mick Jagger, Brian Wilson, Charles Manson, Anton LaVey, Jim Morrison, L. Ron Hubbard and many more American cultural icons.
Arthur "Arty" Garret Boyle is a master manipulator. With a sociopathic personality and an IQ of 175, he embarks on a career as an art dealer and popular musician. He associates with those in the criminal world as well as the elite of society, thereby mixing his legitimate art business with stolen and forged art. Boyle finds himself hunted by FBI agent Terry Latimer of the bureau's Art Recovery Squad and is convicted of stealing paintings from the Robert Farnsworth estate. Boyle fails to appear for sentencing and a fugitive warrant is issued. While a fugitive, Boyle masterminds the theft of a famous Rembrandt painting. He reasons that he will help the authorities "find" the painting in exchange for leniency for his crimes. But Arty expands on his original plan and exploits the stolen Rembrandt painting while being pursued by Agent Latimer. Can Arty successfully escape, or will Agent Latimer finally capture him?
This volume of selected papers from the second Critical Link conference (Vancouver, 1998) shows a marked evolution in Community Interpreting (CI) since the first Critical Link conference of 1995. In the intervening three years the field has advanced from pioneering to professionalization in response to new social needs created by the influx of immigrants into the developed countries, or by an awakened sensitivity to the rights of those countries’ aboriginal peoples. Most of the papers discuss professionalization in terms of standards, tests and examinations; training; accreditation; and professional organizations that establish and administer professional standards. The collection reveals similar concerns about these issues throughout the world and a global focus on ‘standards’. With a Foreword by Brian Harris.
You can bring out the best in others, by bringing out the best in YOU! All of us deal with challenges in our lives that interfere with the achievement of our goals. Why is it that some people always seem to land on their feet, while others fall down, crippled under the weight of life’s obstacles? In almost all cases both individuals started out with similar capabilities and resources. So what’s the difference? I believe those who succeed approach problems as opportunities and are driven by a cando attitude. Moreover, they have high expectations. They face every challenge with the belief that they will succeed in the end. In this inspirational book, Michael Bergdahl will explain how he and his wife, Sheryl, overcame adversity and achieved their goals in life; and he’ll explain how you can do it too how YOU can overcome life’s challenges, how YOU can control your own destiny, how YOU can reach your full potential. MICHAEL BERGDAHL is a professional international business speaker, turnaround specialist and author. He has appeared on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Univision, CBS National Radio and Bloomberg TV. Bergdahl was the Director of “People” at the WalMart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. He worked in the FMCG Industry for PepsiCo’s FritoLay Division in the sales organization and headquarters staff assignments. Bergdahl received the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) life certification from SHRM. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Sociology/Behavioral Sciences.
Leading the simple life of a healer, Arianna is satisfied with her place in the world. Until the day a stranger arrives from the east to change her world forever. Unprepared for events she could not have anticipated, she can only try to survive what is to come. Damuk, a powerful eastern mage, is used to being in control. Until he meets a petite blond girl from the west. Drawn to her in a way he could not have imagined, he soon finds himself caught in her spell. As a dark threat rises from an unexpected source, the two must come together to stop a war that should never had started. The only hope for their future may be in the secrets of the past. Can a peasant girl, a mage, and a forced romance really turn the tide of war?
The end-all-be-all guide to ramen from Ivan Orkin, the iconoclastic New York-born owner of Tokyo's top ramen shop. While scores of people line up outside American ramen powerhouses like Momofuku Noodle Bar, chefs and food writers in the know revere Ivan Orkin's traditional Japanese take on ramen. Ivan Ramenchronicles Orkin's journey from dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker to the chef and owner of one of Japan's most-loved ramen restaurants, Ivan Ramen. His passion for ramen is contagious, his story fascinating, and his recipes to-die-for, including master recipes for the fundamental types of ramen, and variations on each. Likely the only chef in the world with the knowledge and access to convey such a candid look at Japanese cuisine to a Western audience, Orkin is perfectly positioned to author what will be the ultimate English-language overview on ramen and all of its components.