Friday, December 7, 2012

Busy week!

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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 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! :)


  1. Featured Kittie's book today and read about Johanna's yesterday. The Writers for Readers project is an awesome idea. And all signed up for LG's blogfest!

  2. Ooo, I really like the cover for Kittie's book. There is definitely a lot going on this week.

  3. OHHHHH that Blogfest looks really interesting. Thanks. You enjoy your weekend now, you hear.....

  4. It is BUSY!! So many book releases in December...and blogfests...and holiday shopping...and gah! I think I feel a hiatus coming on. :)

  5. Congrats to Kittie. Her book will be on my blog this weekend.

  6. All kinds of great stuff going on and yes, it has been busy! I love seeing new books promoted. Yay for successes!

    Can't wait to give Alex his "Due" BWAHAHAHA

    Thanks for the shout-out. Busy time of year in giving too, but love the idea of giving kids books-- I think they're doing a matching donation now too-- so you can give twice as many books with your minimal donation.

  7. @Alex, I think LG's fest will be great.

    @Cherie, I thought the same thing, it's a really striking cover.

    @LynnMarie, thanks, you have a great weekend too!

    @LG, LOL, I know, it's a crazy month for sure.

    @Susan, I'm looking forward to reading Kittie's book, her writing is awesome.

    @Julie, oh, the matching donations is excellent! And I agree, it is fun to see all the promotions. :)

  8. Hi Julie .. looking forward to getting some books soon and a Kindle first!

    The Beginner's Blogfest looks fun .. I can hardly keep up this month .. and I'm doing so little ..

    Kittie's book too .. cheers and hope you can wind down soon .. Hilary

  9. You're so right, Julie: I can't keep up with this online writing community! I try to sign up for most of the events, but trying not to forget them is another story. I keep up at my own pace and visit as many blogs as I want every day.

    This stuff is time-consuming, people gotta understand we have a life outside our little corner in the blogosphere, Facebook and Twitter. I love this community SO MUCH that I will do anything for it to keep it ALIVE! We won't have to worry about that, the Ninja Captain Alex takes care of that! :)

    I signed up for the Beginnings blogfest! It will be so fun!

    Awesome things happening! Congrats to everyone!

  10. Thanks so much for sharing the information about my blogfest! You're awesome!

  11. @Hilary, oh, I hope you like your Kindle when you get it. I really didn't expect to love mine as much as I do. Hope you can wind down too!

    @Livia, I totally agree! I love everything about blogging but it does take up a big chunk of time.

    @LG, oh, you're welcome, I think the fest will be great!

  12. What great stuff! The books sound really awesome. I will have to add them to my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendations!

  13. It has been busy lately - I don't remember last December being this way here.

  14. Hope you're having a restful weekend. I didn't know about that blogfest. I shall pop over and see.

  15. @Lisa, I agree, I think the books sound good too.

    @Tonja, I don't either, it seems like last December was totally dead.

    @Rosalind, thanks, hope your weekend is a good one so far too.

  16. Wow, you have been busy! Congrats to Ktttie and Johanna. L.G's blogfest sounds like fun. Hope you got in a little downtime over the weekend Julie.

  17. @Julie, thanks, I hope you enjoyed the weekend too. :)

  18. Some great stories coming out now. Will definitely head over to check out the blogfest. :-D


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