Friday, July 6, 2012

New Books Column

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As some of you know, I have been writing a column on animals for the Examiner.com site for a few months now. It's been fun to do and of course I love writing about animals, but I was also anxious to expand and find an opportunity to write about more topics. I got my wish when I was given the chance to write a column about books for their national site.

I wrote my first column this week and I was thrilled to have my friend M. Pax and her Backworlds series as my first subject. It was a lot of fun to try something new and have the chance to help promote one of the great writers I have met through blogging. Click here if you'd like to read my interview with Mary.

I'm going to be publishing an interview with Carol Kilgore next to help promote her novel In Name Only, which will be released next Tuesday, July 10. I'm so grateful to Mary and Carol both for helping me kick off this new project!

I'd love to write about all of the great books and writers I have discovered thanks to the blogosphere and hope to be in touch with you all soon. It's a treat for me to be able to combine a new writing project with the opportunity to help spread the word about the wonderful writers I've been fortunate enough to meet.

Hope you all have a great weekend coming up and, for those like me who are in the middle of the heatwave covering so much of the US, I hope you stay cool!

22 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Julie! I wish you all the best with this new column. Spreading the words about books? Whoo hoo! :)

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  2. What an awesome opportunity! And you couldn't have selected two finer authors to start with.

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  3. What a great opportunity for you. And how fun was that to be able to interview our friends from the blogosphere. Win - win!

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  4. I'm excited about our interview, Julie. Thanks again for such a wonderful opportunity.

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  5. That is so exciting! Good for you! Yay!

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  6. @Madeline, thanks! And it sure isn't a chore to spread the word about books, is it? :)

    @Alex, thank so much! I hope to get the opportunity to write about your books as well. :)

    @LG, that's just how I see it. Thanks! :)

    @Carol, thank you for working with me on it, I'm excited about it too. :)

    @Lisa, thanks! I can't wait to have the chance to write about Finding Claire Fletcher when it is released. :)

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  7. Congratulations Julie! I really enjoyed your interview with Mary and look forward to Carol's next week! This is such a terrific opportunity for you! Julie

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  8. Congrats on your new post! I also snagged a new position as a e-books examiner, not that I can write much for the site while I'm in Ethiopia, but I love having an assignment aline with a passion.

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  9. sounds terrific!
    hope you stay cool too!
    have a nice weekend!

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  10. Wow. That's so awesome. Congratulations. :)

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  11. Great interview. Couldn't comment there. I am not on Facebook. I can say that although I am not a huge fan of science fiction, I just might have to try this book. It looks really great.

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  12. Congrats! That's a lot of great exposure and it's wonderful you're reaching so many people. :-)

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  13. Congrats with the column, Julie. Sounds like you're enjoying interviewing authors too. I'm promotoing these authors too on my side bar. Have a great weekend.

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  14. Well done on your new column :) You must feel so encouraged. I was thinking recently that the internet and blogging has changed to whole culture of writing and authorship. So many more people now have opportunity xx

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  15. Great interview with Mary. I'm excited to read Carol's. Hope your weekend is going well. :)

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  16. @Julie, thanks so much!

    @Gwen, oh, that's awesome you have a new column too, I'll check it out. I hope your work in Ethiopia is going well so far, such an adventure you're on!

    @Tara, thanks, I hope you're having a great weekend too.

    @Tonja, I'm excited about it, thanks!

    @Julie, thanks! And I know what you mean about sci-fi, I never used to be a fan but it's been great to meet so many fantastic sci-fi authors on the blogs. Now I'm a convert LOL.

    @Lexa, thank you!

    @Madeleine, thank you, and it is fun to do the interviews. Hope you're having a great weekend too.

    @Carolyn, thanks! And you're so right about the opportunities, it's amazing how many more doors are now open for people.

    @Michael, thanks so much, and I hope I can write about Provex City too, such a great book.

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  17. Congrats on the new column, Julie. I used to write a column; I miss it so. The publication fell with the economic collapse in 2011.
    I'm really excited for your new opportunity. I'm off to check out the interview with Mary.

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  18. I just read your interview with Carol, and really enjoyed it! You are multi-talented! Julie

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  19. @Susan, oh, I'm sorry to hear you lost your column due to the economy. It seems like everything is just so topsy-turvy now, no job feels secure. Thanks so much, I am excited about this opportunity.

    @Julie, thanks so much, you're such a sweetheart!! :)

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  20. That's pretty cool. I did have a peek yesterday at the interview you did with Carol. Good stuff!

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  21. @JL, thank you! I'm so glad you liked it, I really enjoyed interviewing Carol. :)

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