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This has been one of the busiest weeks that I can ever remember in the blogosphere. There's been so much going on that it's been even harder than usual to keep up, and this is the first week I've posted every day since the A-Z Challenge in April.
With everything else going on there were a few things I wanted to post about that I didn't get to, so I thought I'd just do a wrap-up post for the end of the week and share what I missed.
First off, Kittie Howard's new book Rings of Trust was released yesterday and is now available on Amazon and Smashwords. Congratulations to Kittie! Kittie is a great writer and I've no doubt that Rings of Trust is a very powerful story. And to make it even better, between now and January 15, Kittie is donating royalties from the book to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. So this is a chance to get a fantastic book while helping a wonderful cause at the same time.
In more book release news, Johanna Garth announced that Losing Hope, the sequel to her excellent book Losing Beauty, will be released on December 17! I read Losing Beauty and really enjoyed it. It's a dark and suspenseful read, and I thought Johanna's modern take on Greek mythology was very creative and interesting. I'm looking forward to getting back to the world of Persephone Campbell. Congratulations to Johanna!
The Writers for Readers project is something I've been meaning to post about for a while now. The wonderful Julie Luek at A Thought Grows came up with the idea after reading about next week's Cheers, Cavanaugh blogfest in honor of everyone's favorite Ninja captain Alex. In recognition of what a generous and giving community the blogosphere is, Julie suggested donating to firstbook.org in order to help get more books to children. As someone who loved nothing more than reading and being read to as a kid, this organization is right up my alley. If you're interested, you can read the details at Julie's blog here.
Last but not least, I just learned about L.G. Keltner's Beginnings Blogfest coming up after the holidays and wanted to help spread the word. L.G. is celebrating the first anniversary of her blog by hosting a fest. It's nice to have something to look forward to during the January doldrums after the holidays, and I know this will be a great blogfest. Click here to learn the details and to sign up.
It's been fun to have such a busy week full of good news and great events here in blog land. I hope everyone has a great weekend ahead! :)