< class="art-postheader">Black Oil, Red Blood Blog Tour

I’m excited to announce the Black Oil, Red Blood blog tour, which is scheduled for May 1-12th. Watch for fun giveaways, interviews and guest posts on the following book blogs:

May 1st- Shadow Kisses Book Reviews– Interview, Giveaway

May 2nd- Making Connections– Review, Interview, Giveaway

May 3rd- Books… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">UPS Hell: Why it Doesn’t take the U.S. Post Office to Make You Go Postal

The United States Postal Service has a bad reputation. Workers go crazy and service from government employees sucks, they say, which is why we have private options like UPS and FedEx, right? Because these private options allegedly give the government a run for their money. Because capitalism is the… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">Is this Book a Blatant Attempt to Profit from the Gulf Oil Disaster?

As soon as Black Oil, Red Blood hit the shelves, I found myself on the receiving end of some pretty nasty comments from people who shall remain nameless. Specifically, people accused me of writing a book about the oil spill in an attempt to profit at the expense of Gulf… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">Do you live on the Gulf Coast? Please Take this Important Pre- and Post-Oil Spill Health Survey

If you live on the Gulf Coast and feel that your health has been impacted by the Gulf Oil Disaster, please fill out this survey. This survey is intended to gather information and raise awareness about symptoms that are occurring in the Gulf Coast population. Filling it out will take… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">Goodreads Book Giveaway–Get a Free Copy of Black Oil, Red Blood

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Black Oil, Red Blood by Diane Castle

Black Oil, Red Blood

by Diane Castle

Giveaway ends March 14, 2012.

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Black Oil, Red Blood is a Legal Thriller. Here’s what the book is about:

The thing about cancer is it’s hard to prove somebody… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">Black Oil, Red Blood Now Available. Proceeds to Benefit Oil Spill Victims.

I’m thrilled to announce that the legal thriller BLACK OIL, RED BLOOD is now available in print and for Kindle. Other e-book formats will be available shortly.

I used to work for a law firm that sued Big Oil for exposing its employees to carcinogens like benzene and other… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">Act Now for the Gulf – A short up-to-date guide for citizen activists and other heroes who love the Gulf of Mexico

Below is a special guest post from activist Cherri Foytlin. Thank you, Cherri, for allowing me to share your letter on this blog.

Hello All,

I wish to commend you on your continuing work on behalf of the people still being affected by the 2010 BP Oil Catastrophe. As you… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">Response to Joe Nocera’s “BP Makes Amends” Op-Ed Piece in the New York Times

I was a little alarmed to see an op-ed piece in the New York Times this week called “BP Makes Amends,” by Joe Nocera. In this piece, Nocera demonstrates his complete ignorance of the workings of the tort system, criticizes Americans for exercising their Constitutional right… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">How to Cover Up a Global Disaster: Lessons from the Ongoing BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

A mere two weeks after the Coast Guard gave BP the okay to halt cleanup operations in the Gulf comes BP’s startling announcement that oil is still leaking from the Macondo field. This time, the oil isn’t leaking from the well head or the riser, but through fractures in the… Continue reading

< class="art-postheader">How to Fix the Gulf Safely: Bioremediation

Although initial reports stated the oil dispersant called Corexit was as safe as Dawn soap, recent studies have shown that Corexit contains carginogens and other harmful substances. Earthjustice, in collaboration with Toxipedia, released a report finding that of the 57 ingredients listed in various mixtures of Corexit: