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Writing in the Modern Age blog New Year’s Eve Post

The publish button wasn’t working on my other blog, so I had to move the post here… 😥

Writing in the Modern Age 2019 Year in Review:

Big Reflections – Past and Present


 

Hi, everyone! A year I imagined would crawl right by, in fact, did

not. Instead it flew so fast, I suffered vertigo several times. 😉

 

Tomorrow we’ll adjust our calendars to reflect that life has

changed in a blink, welcoming 2020. For this year’s annual review

post, I’d like to commemorate the evolution of Writing in the

Modern Age. Six years ago, I opened the blog to guest authors and

it’s been a wild ride ever since. WritModAge grew from the initial

seed of a place to help other writers at any stage of their careers, all

the way to not just that, but also a site where readers can

comfortably discover their new, favorite authors! Through author and

character interviews, book and writing service interviews, guest

articles, book spotlights and mega giveaways, it has become a unique
resource for writers and readers alike.

 

So…give a warm round of applause to all 350 content writers and

authors who visited us via various events from 2013 to 2019.

However, there were 104 guest writers this year alone. That’s

awesome! 🙂

 
Geralt, Pixabay

Each author in this post will be listed according to their latest
book title, a site where you’ll find more information about
that writer, plus a top viewed or most popular post on the
blog. Without further ado, let’s take a look at all the authors
and books represented, starting from the launch of Writing
in the Modern Age.

 

 

Stefan Vucak

 

 

 

Laura Graham

 

 

K.C. Sprayberry
  
D.J. Swykert
 
https://books2read.com/u/mBOWvM
Friday O. Abumere
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1728604087
 
Gail Picado
Jaime Martínez-Tolentino
https://books2read.com/u/mBOWVM
Marie Lavender
 
https://books2read.com/u/bpEJZW
 
KateMarie Collins
 
https://books2read.com/u/brVnyY
 
CJ Heck

 

 

Nancy Wood
 
https://books2read.com/u/mZBG0B
Andy Ruffett

https://books2read.com/u/bWBD01
T. J. Banks
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1644382482
 
Robin Leigh Morgan 
 
https://books2read.com/u/bM9jNX
 
Sarah Baethge

https://books2read.com/u/mlaV8q
Rebecca L. Frencl 
 
https://books2read.com/u/3JVdoe
 
Penny Estelle/P.A. Estelle 
 
https://books2read.com/u/bxvLr6
 
Branka Čubrilo

https://books2read.com/u/mdGBjw
Pam Handa Nee Kochhar
 
https://books2read.com/u/3np0D9
Sally Carpenter 
 

 
Kathryn Elizabeth Jones
https://books2read.com/u/4j1k5Z
Jessica Tornese
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1625261233
Paula Hrbacek
https://books2read.com/u/m2rwQj
Susan Mac Nicol
Elaine C. Pereira
 
https://books2read.com/u/mdGBjO
 
Steve Christie 
https://books2read.com/u/3np0DR
Mira Prabhu

https://books2read.com/u/47E9Vj

Jeffrey Gonell
 
 
Michele Harvey
 
https://books2read.com/u/4j1k5X

 

Linda Lee Williams 
 
https://books2read.com/u/bzv5Kz
 
Lois W. Stern
https://books2read.com/u/bPRPNA
Author Link:  www.tales2inspire.com/
Aubrey Brown
https://books2read.com/u/4AxZRq
Pallavi Pissay
 
Rosemary Richings

https://books2read.com/u/m2rwQO
Catherine Y.
Writer/Editor Link:  http://critiquemynovel.com/
Ann Morris
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1643070509

 

 

Kristal McKerrington
https://books2read.com/u/bw2PNY
 
Lance Sheridan
Edie Hart

 

https://books2read.com/u/3Ge0pa

 

 

 

 

 

Adra Young
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1945604565
Shannon MacLeod
https://bookgoodies.com/a/0764345885
 
Rita Plush
https://books2read.com/u/49Q1dM
 Author
Link: 
https://ritaplush.com/
Nina Soden
https://books2read.com/u/baWeBa
Author Link:  https://ninasoden.com/
R.S. Novelle/Renee Novelle
 
https://books2read.com/u/31rpVl

 

 

Marianne Petit
 
https://books2read.com/u/mKxn7d
Lannah Sawers-Diggins
 
https://books2read.com/u/mBOW5v
L. Anne Carrington
 
https://books2read.com/u/mYKwQx

 

 

Maxine Flam
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/098211740X
Mark Conte
 
https://books2read.com/u/brVnee
Murray Alfredson
 
https://books2read.com/u/bQaLAe
Kenneth D. Maness 
https://books2read.com/u/mZBGXp

 

Caryl McAdoo
 
https://books2read.com/u/bxvLND
 Author
Link: 
http://carylmcadoo.com/
CN Bring
https://books2read.com/u/bowRqA
 Author Link:  http://www.cnbring.com/
Margo Bond Collins
 
https://books2read.com/u/mdGBXO

 

 

S.C. Rhyne
 
https://books2read.com/u/3np0NR
L E Barrett/L.E. Barrett 
 
https://books2read.com/u/47E9Wj
 
Jean Erhardt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liza O’Connor
https://books2read.com/u/bzv5nz
Jane Dougherty
https://books2read.com/u/4DEMDA
 
Laura Vosika
https://books2read.com/u/bpEvYW
Belinda Y. Hughes
 
https://payhip.com/b/ZFcg
Annie Edmonds
https://books2read.com/u/bw2PBY
Doug Bolton/Douglas A.
Bolton
https://books2read.com/u/baWeqa
 Author
Link: 
https://dougbolton.com/
Doc Krinberg
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/0999463373
 Author
Link: 
https://amzn.to/2LRIA7s
LaRae Parry
 
https://books2read.com/u/4XZpea
Devika Fernando
 
https://books2read.com/u/3yvAQv
Matty Millard
 
https://books2read.com/u/mKxnVd
Olga
Núñez Miret
https://books2read.com/u/mBOW8v
P.I. Barrington
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1497340837
William H. Joiner Jr.
https://books2read.com/u/brVnBe
 
Debra Hartmann 

 

 
Carole McKee
https://books2read.com/u/bQaLee
James W. McAllister
https://books2read.com/u/mZBGqp

 

 

Dianne Hartsock
 
https://books2read.com/u/bWBD6Y
Brandon J. Hall
https://books2read.com/u/mVrEel
Jim Anders
https://books2read.com/u/mqDdBQ
Joseph M. Rinaldo
https://books2read.com/u/m0rDoA
Mika Jolie
 
https://books2read.com/u/3RaAYj
 Author
Link: 
https://mikajolie.com/
Dr. C.P.
White
https://books2read.com/u/mv2gBV
Wayne Neely 
 
https://books2read.com/u/bO6ge9
Miles Rothwell
 
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/672024
Jordyn Meryl
https://books2read.com/u/3JVdeA
T.W. Embry
 
https://books2read.com/u/47E9v8
 
Linda Heavner Gerald
 
https://books2read.com/u/4j1kYD
Sunday Erhunmwunse

https://books2read.com/u/bzv5rL

Tamara Thorne
https://books2read.com/u/mgGQY0
Alistair Cross
Lisa Shiroff
Author Link:  http://lisashiroff.com/
J. Rose
Alexander/Katherine Rhodes
 
https://books2read.com/u/4AxZaK
 
Barb Jones
 
https://books2read.com/u/b5QyYk
 
Fiona Tarr
 
https://books2read.com/u/m2rwKR
 
Lisa Day
 
https://books2read.com/u/38EaOd
 
Sue Raymond
Nancy Christie
 
https://books2read.com/u/4DEMnP
 
Philip Watling

https://books2read.com/u/bw2P9y

Ivanka Di Felice
 
https://books2read.com/u/bpEv1q
 
Tina Donahue
https://books2read.com/u/bw2PgP
Amber
Skye Forbes
https://books2read.com/u/3Ge0ln
Debbie
White
https://books2read.com/u/4XZpl7
https://books2read.com/u/4XZpl7
Bernard
Foong/Young
E.J.
Frost
https://books2read.com/u/4NQzlY
Celia
Kennedy
https://books2read.com/u/49Q1Ap
Chris
S. Hayes
Edita
A. Petrick 
Susanne
Matthews
Rachael
Stapleton
Natalie Alder
 
https://books2read.com/u/mYKwWp
 
Ryan
O’Leary 
Scarlett Jade/Caitlin Tull
https://bookgoodies.com/a/B00RLXDZJC
Author
Link:  
https://sablehunter.com/
Nicole
Andrews Moore/Emma Nichols
Palessa/Palessa D.
https://books2read.com/u/mlaVQM
 

 

Author
Link:  
https://gingerring.com/
Lauren
Peyton
Emily
A. Lawrence
C.J.
Anaya

 

Crystal Miles Gauthier/Crysmisty Lee
https://books2read.com/u/3Lp7JM
 
Michael
Aronovitz/Nicholas Fisher
Rival
Gates
Rolando
Calzada
Author
Link:  
http://amzn.to/1IzPFiX
S.A.
Starcevic
Diana
Rubino
Author
Link:  
http://dianarubino.com/
William
DeSouza
Chad
A. Cain
A.B. Funkhauser
 
https://books2read.com/u/3kpMzG
 
 Author
Link:  
https://abfunkhauser.com/
Raegyn Perry
S.C. Alban
https://books2read.com/u/mlaVgA
 
Malay A. Upadhyay
Frederick H. Crook
https://books2read.com/u/bxvLXJ
Nathaniel Danes
 
https://books2read.com/u/bowRAp
 
Samantha Cross
https://books2read.com/u/mdGBMX
Carl R. Brush
 
https://books2read.com/u/bzv5Nq
https://books2read.com/u/bzv5Nq
 
Barbara Weitzner
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1681602288
Vicki-Ann Bush
https://books2read.com/u/mgGQdD
 
Kris Noel
https://books2read.com/u/bPRPMl
 Author
Link:  
https://krisnoel.com/
Brandon Harper
 
https://books2read.com/u/3Lp7MJ
 
Maighread MacKay/Margaret
Hefferman
https://books2read.com/u/4AxZ6o
 
Natalie O’Neil
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1625262604
Nicole Garcia/Nicole Rose
https://books2read.com/u/47E9pA
Austen Knowles/Lacy S.
Kinsley
Francis H. Powell
Gloria Weber
https://books2read.com/u/mgGQdv
Mark H. Newhouse/Mark
Newhouse
Jennifer Chambers
Viv Drewa
https://books2read.com/u/4AxZ6N
Author Link:  https://vivdrewa.me/
Giulietta M.
Spudich  
https://books2read.com/u/m2rw5G
 
Mel Massey
https://books2read.com/u/38Eawa
 
Silvia
Villalobos
https://books2read.com/u/4ExVrO
 
Sheila R. Lamb
https://books2read.com/u/4DEMYe
 
 Author
Link:  
https://sheilarlamb.com/
David B. Chandler
https://bookgoodies.com/a/161546462X
 
A. Silenus 
https://books2read.com/u/bpEvoX
 
Luke Green 
https://books2read.com/u/bw2PGe
 
Richard Ayre 
 
  
Cyn Ley/Cynthia Ley
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1625266693
 
Kathleen
Andrews Davis/K.A. Davis
https://books2read.com/u/3yvAwZ
 
Heidi
Renee Mason/HR Mason
 
  
https://books2read.com/u/baWeO2
 
Alisa
Mullen
https://books2read.com/u/31rpLr
 
Kat Schuessler 
https://books2read.com/u/meBYOg
  
Dan Buri 
https://books2read.com/u/b6kNEZ
 
Arie Farnam 
Jennifer Conner 
https://books2read.com/u/mVrEO2
 
Amber Daulton
https://books2read.com/u/mYKwOG
Angela Ford 
https://books2read.com/u/brVnAw
 
Sharon Kleve 
https://books2read.com/u/bQaLOP
 
Vanayssa
Somers
https://books2read.com/u/mZBGOE
 
E.B. Sullivan 
https://books2read.com/u/3kpMn6
 
 Author
Link:  
http://www.ebsullivan.com/
Lisa A.
Sniderman/Aeode 
https://books2read.com/u/m2rwkr
 
 Author/Musician
Links:
Jim Cronin 
https://books2read.com/u/38EazZ
Sandra Perez
Gluschankoff 
https://books2read.com/u/4DEMGg
Alicia Sparks 
https://books2read.com/u/bpEvJz
 
Andrea Perno 
https://books2read.com/u/bw2PJa
Elliot
Richard Dorfman 
https://books2read.com/u/3Ge0Nr
 
 Author
Link:  
https://elrite.webs.com/
Frank
Borne 
https://books2read.com/u/4XZpJ6
Linda Covella 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1643720767
Belinda Celayir
https://books2read.com/u/3yvAnV
John Stamp 
https://books2read.com/u/4NQzBo
JR Wirth 
https://books2read.com/u/49Q1gd
 
Ashley Fontainne 
https://books2read.com/u/31rpW6
 
Susan
Lynn Solomon 
https://books2read.com/u/meBYJr
 
Natasha Lane/Natasha D.
Lane
https://books2read.com/u/b6kN7J
Karen Milstein/Karen L.
Milstein
https://books2read.com/u/mKxneP
 
Theresa Dalayne 
https://books2read.com/u/mBOWpy
 
JoAnne
Keltner 
https://books2read.com/u/mYKwJW
  
Tracy Kincaid 
https://books2read.com/u/brVnJ7
 
Linda Diane Wattley
https://books2read.com/u/bQaLQ7
 
Michael J. Sahno 
https://books2read.com/u/mZBGJ2
 
 Author
Link:  
https://msahno.com/
Tom Johnson
https://books2read.com/u/bWBDJx
 
Kelli Sue Landon
https://books2read.com/u/3kpMJg
Kim Smith
https://books2read.com/u/bM9jo8
 
Chad McClendon
  
Theresa Mae 
https://books2read.com/u/mqDdJ2
 
Tory Allyn 
https://books2read.com/u/m0rDZP
 
 Author
Link:  
https://www.toryallyn.com/
Lana K. Dempsey 
https://books2read.com/u/3RaAZv
 
Laura Ranger
https://books2read.com/u/mv2gJJ
 
C.L. Bush 
https://books2read.com/u/mlaVJB
Author Link:  http://www.clbush.com/
Uvi Poznansky
https://books2read.com/u/3JVd1P
 
Margaret Egrot 
https://books2read.com/u/bxvLdl
 
M.R. Rutter 
https://books2read.com/u/bowRJR
CS Patra
https://books2read.com/u/mdGBJZ
 
Henry Anderson
https://books2read.com/u/3np0J6
 
Christopher Davis/TJ Adams
https://books2read.com/u/47E9j7
 
Jane Riddell
https://books2read.com/u/4j1kJl
 
Tanya W. Newman
https://books2read.com/u/bzv5MD
 
David M. Mannes
https://books2read.com/u/mgGQpK
 
Natalie Silk
https://books2read.com/u/bPRPBJ
Grey Francis
https://books2read.com/u/3Lp710
Author Link:  http://greyfrancis.com/
Cleo Scornavacca
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1083097318
 
Jill Marie Denton
https://books2read.com/u/b5QyV7
https://books2read.com/u/b5QyV7
Monica DeSimone
https://books2read.com/u/m2rwWr
 
Q.L. Pearce
https://books2read.com/u/38Ea7Z
 
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
https://books2read.com/u/4ExVwo
Mikki Smith/Mikki Jo Smith
Stef Smulders
https://books2read.com/u/bpEvez
Rhonda Cratty 
D.L. Owens
Tom Starita
https://books2read.com/u/4XZpV6
 
Author Link:  https://goppygots.com/
Tracie Podger
Hayley Oakes
https://books2read.com/u/4NQz6o
Nikki Ashton
https://books2read.com/u/49Q1jd
https://books2read.com/u/49Q1jd
 
Honcho Mars
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1985671409
Nina Mason
https://books2read.com/u/baWeAq
Cindy Tomamichel
https://books2read.com/u/31rpZ6
 
Laura Barnard
Ricardo Mejías
https://books2read.com/u/mZB9r5
Jenny Lynn
https://books2read.com/u/bWBXGz
 
Adriana Kraft
https://books2read.com/u/3kpReG
https://books2read.com/u/3kpReG
Author Link:  http://adrianakraft.com/
Leah Hamrick
RB Hilliard
Dating Connections
 
 
Mark Giglio 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1364893177
Diane Merrill Wigginton
https://books2read.com/u/m0ryBV
 
Aisha Malik
https://books2read.com/u/3RaEJn
Jeffery Martin Botzenhart
https://books2read.com/u/mv2Aoq
Serge de Moliere
https://books2read.com/u/bO65JJ
Beverley Oakley/Beverley
Eikli
https://books2read.com/u/mlavEA
 
Toni Kenyon
https://books2read.com/u/3JVzZE
 
J.J. Montgomery
https://books2read.com/u/meBW9Y
 
Lashanta Charles
https://books2read.com/u/b6k6v6
 
Rachael Tamayo
https://books2read.com/u/mKxgwZ
 
Chris Karlsen
https://books2read.com/u/mBO02D
 
Carol
Ann Kauffman
https://books2read.com/u/mYKNGP
 
Sarah
J. Pepper
https://books2read.com/u/brVzwZ
Author Link:  http://sarahjpepper.com/
Molly
V. Lovell
https://books2read.com/u/bQa8yZ
 
Raelle
Logan
https://books2read.com/u/mZB9Z5
 
Andrea
Roche
https://books2read.com/u/bWBXQz
 
https://books2read.com/u/3kpRLG
 
Gemma
Snow
https://books2read.com/u/bM9LYa
 
Author Link:  https://gemmasnow.com/
Annabelle
Anders
https://books2read.com/u/mVrGRr
 
Tammy Tate
https://books2read.com/u/mqDjwv
Lance and James Morcan
https://books2read.com/u/m0rylV
 
https://books2read.com/u/3RaE6n
 
Caris Roane
Debbie De Louise
https://books2read.com/u/mgGMjD
 
Sandra C. López
Louise Ashton
H.D. Thomson
Victoria Johns
Kayelle Allen
Andie M. Long
Ri Adam
https://books2read.com/u/mdGZdR
 
Jeannette de Beauvoir
Madelon Smid
Leslie Wolfe
Author Link:  https://wolfenovels.com/
Clayton Graham
Barbara Monajem
Roxanne D. Howard
https://books2read.com/u/bPR2yr
 
Mary Martinez
https://books2read.com/u/3LpPy1
 
Sam Boush
https://books2read.com/u/4AxqpN
 
Author Link:  http://boushbooks.com/
H.A. Leuschel
https://books2read.com/u/4ExOlO
M.K. Dawn
https://books2read.com/u/4DEvKe
 
McKenna Dean
https://books2read.com/u/bpE7wX
Justin Robinson
https://books2read.com/u/bw25Ke
 
Melissa Chan
   

 

Kenneth Sumerford
Frank McKinney
WomELLE/Naghilia
Desravines
Service Link:  https://www.womelle.com/
Richard Godwin
CJ Warrant
https://books2read.com/u/49QYvW
Bry Ann
https://books2read.com/u/baWY62
Nermin Bezmen
Erin Kane Spock 
Kathleen Rowland
https://books2read.com/u/b6k6RZ
Pandora Spocks 
C. Kindler 
https://books2read.com/u/mBO0zZ
 
Melisa Marzett 
 
 
S.A. Soule/Sherry Soule
Robert Eggleton
Talkspace
 
David Russell
https://books2read.com/u/bQa8PP
Heather Boyd
James Glass/James C Glass
https://books2read.com/u/b6x2Jy
 
Cindy Fazzi/Vina Arno
https://books2read.com/u/mVrG82
 
Aaron Dennis
https://books2read.com/u/mqDjE9
Autumn Bardot
https://books2read.com/u/m0ryvJ
 
Dana Ross
https://books2read.com/u/mv2A1z
Massimo Marino
https://books2read.com/u/bO65zW
Debra Taylor
https://books2read.com/u/mlavL9/
Mark Iles
https://books2read.com/u/4j1kxY

 

 Author Link:  https://www.markiles.co.uk/

 

 
 
K.T. Rose
https://books2read.com/u/3JVzEB
Author Link:  https://kyrobooks.com/
Sara F. Hathaway
https://books2read.com/u/bown2V
 
Jonah Evarts
https://books2read.com/u/bxv21k
Robert Sells
S.V. Cobets/Stjepan
Varesevac Cobets 
Kate Hill/Saloni Quinby 
https://books2read.com/u/47EKYA
Author Link:  https://kate-hill.com/
Kaitlynzq 
https://kaitlynzq.boutique/ancient-script-of-lovecontu-audio-poem/
Author Link:  https://kaitlynzq.com/
Eric Silverstein 
Maggie Blackbird
Karina Bartow 
https://books2read.com/u/mgGM7v
 
P.T. Macias
  
Charity Parkerson
David W. Thompson/Davina
Guy
Chrys Fey
https://books2read.com/u/31rNDr
 
Author Link:  https://chrysfey.com/
Empi Baryeh
Virginia Babcock
S. Cinders
Pamela Q. Fernandes
https://books2read.com/u/mYKN8G
Khaled
Talib
https://books2read.com/u/brVzXw
 
Leslie Hachtel
Sheryl Dee
Jes Drew
https://books2read.com/u/3kpRY6/
 
Sierra N. Terry
Judi Getch Brodman
https://books2read.com/u/mVrGA2
Nicolina Martin
https://books2read.com/u/mqDjX9
 
Alice J Miller
Bradley Campbell
https://books2read.com/u/mv2AXz
 
Jane Burrelli
https://books2read.com/u/bO65nW
 
Skye McNeil
https://books2read.com/u/mlavX9
 
Holly Bargo
https://books2read.com/u/3JVz6B
 
Lynn
Chantale
https://books2read.com/u/bownyV
 
Viviana MacKade
https://books2read.com/u/mdGZ1R
 
Sally Brandle
https://books2read.com/u/3npdXx
Bella Jeanisse
https://books2read.com/u/47EKgA
 
D.E. Haggerty
Dana Littlejohn
https://books2read.com/u/bzvEVG
 
Madison Michael
Eliot Grayson
Alexis Marie Chute
https://books2read.com/u/4j10ql
 
Intisar Khanani
https://books2read.com/u/bzvEKD
 
Laura Tolomei
https://books2read.com/u/mgGMPK
 
Mary L. Schmidt/S.
Jackson/A. Raymond
https://books2read.com/u/bPR2NJ
 
Newsletter Sign-Up:  https://bit.ly/2LgS2CN 
Beverley Bateman
https://books2read.com/u/3LpPN0
 
Eleanor Webster
https://books2read.com/u/4AxqRJ
 
Dougie Brimson
Re:Fiction – Tal Valante,
founder 
Service Link:  https://refiction.com/ 
Tony Flood
Alex Hayes
Christina Bauer
https://books2read.com/u/4ExONo
Faye Hall
Author Link:  https://fayehall.com.au/
Halo Roberts
https://books2read.com/u/bpE7yz
Ryan Lanz
https://books2read.com/u/bw25ya
 
Author Link:  https://ryanlanz.com/
Christal Mosley
Melanie Robertson-King
https://books2read.com/u/4XZy06
 

 

Readers, I hope you enjoyed our full guest list this year! Now

let’s take a look at the specific posts from 2019.


Again, one hundred and four authors had their work featured
on the blog in 2019. Here are some of our top viewed posts
for the year… 
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Number of Views:  387 visits
Number of Views:  465 visits
Number of Views:  1,191 visits
Number of Views:  375 visits
Number of Views:  777 visits
Number of Views:  377 visits

And these are all the posts from this year, divided by respective category.

Character/Author/Service Interviews 
New Release/Book Features
Blog Tours
Giveaways
Guest Posts
My Articles
Special Events
Poetry

Kudos to all these authors on their successes

through the years! 🙂

Also, mega thanks to the participating authors

and guest content writers throughout 2019, and,

of course, from the time Writing in the Modern

Age officially launched six years ago!

One final note…we lost a talented writer of

action/adventure, sci-fi, noir and pulp fiction. He

passed on November 5th.

 

 

Rest in peace, Tom Johnson. You will be missed. 😥
 
Once again, thanks to all the authors and loyal followers
of the blog for helping to make it a special site to visit
over the last six years.
 

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 Coming in 2020 thus far… 
 
1/20 – 1/27  MEGA POST-CHRISTMAS 
WINTER
RETREAT GIVEAWAY
 
1/31  Richard DeVall’s
guest post
 
2/7  Samuel W. Reed
 
 
Don’t forget to mark your calendars, so
you won’t miss our exciting mega giveaway in January! 😉

 

Happy New Year, readers! 

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Here is my interview with Marie Lavender

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Name: Marie Lavender

Age: 36

Where are you from

I’m actually from the Midwest. I was raised in a family of five, with many extended relatives as well. In college, I majored in Creative Writing, and well, here I am.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

My latest news is that I have two books coming out in February. One is a story that will be featured in the Valentine’s first kiss anthology, Cupid’s Arrow, and then subsequently released on its own. The story is called The Missing Piece, and it’s a new adult romance. The second is Upon Your Love, a historical romance/family saga and full-length novel, as well as book three of the Heiresses in Love Series. I am very excited for readers to discover both of these books!


Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

I began writing at the age of nine…

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Author Newsletter!

This month’s issue of my author newsletter just went out last night. Here is the full link. Don’t miss the exciting news! ♥

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MARIE’S NOVEMBER 2016 TO
JANUARY 2017 FLASHBACK NEWSLETTER

 

Here’s a guest post that I had to include below because the owner of the blog decided to shut her site down this year.

 

A Labor of Love

by Marie Lavender

 

It all started with my love of literature. I recall my mother reading me bedtime stories. I got so lost in those fictional worlds that I didn’t want to find a way out.

My own stories began to formulate in my head whenever I’d play with dolls as a child. As soon as I learned to write, I finally had an outlet. They found their way onto the page. Throughout my childhood, I knew I wanted to be an author. As I grew a little older, I’d stalk the reference section of the library, finding how-to books on writing, as well as writer’s market books, exhibiting lists of publishers I could submit my work to.

This was my dream. I pursued it steadily, did anything I could to accomplish that aim – I kept writing, entered young writer’s contests, I familiarized myself with the industry as well as possible, and took creative writing classes whenever they were available.

In college, I made a goal of finally finishing a novel. In 2002, I had the idea for a historical romance book, which would be set in France. Of course, I didn’t know it would take nearly nine years of organization, writing and perfecting to complete the novel. I was aware of the growing popularity of self-publishing. With this one, however, I wanted to find a traditional publisher.

Still, I was reluctant to let the trend pass me by. I selected some works-in-progress and set to completing them. Between the years of 2010 and 2012, I’d released twelve books in various genres. Yet I maintained my dream of getting published traditionally.

After numerous rejections I finally found a home when Solstice Publishing offered me a book contract for Upon Your Return, book one of the Heiresses in Love Series. In February of 2013, the novel was released. Since then, I’ve submitted six other novels and stories to the same publisher, and they’ve accepted every one. I now have four series published, and many others planned for the future.

Just before UYR was published, however, I quickly realized I’d have to jump on the ‘public presence’ bandwagon. I began to develop my social media accounts. I wrote guest posts for book blogs or writing blogs. I learned how to participate in author interviews, radio spots, author timeslots during Facebook events, placed book ads whenever necessary, and, well…I also launched two blogs (which actually became three later on). I struggled with them at first (i.e. What did I have to say, to offer?). But I eventually figured it all out. By the time Upon Your Return was published for a while, I had official book reviews on blogs as well as sites where the book was sold.

Now? I know I’m never finished learning about this industry, but I can say I’ve made quite a bit of progress. With 5,000 friends on Facebook, 1400 followers on my profile and 2500 likes on my author page, over 3500 Google+ followers and almost 15,000 Twitter followers, I haven’t done too bad.

Additionally, I’ve evolved from a romance author to a true multi-genre author, covering literary fiction, poetry, various types of romance, mystery/thriller, fantasy, science fiction, to wherever this crazy muse will take me. I no longer try to box myself in.

I am also proud to call the Heiresses in Love Series completed, as the final book, Upon Your Love, a full-length historical romance/family saga, comes out on February 28th. The series has been nearly fifteen years in the making, and it quickly became an empire of Victorian maritime drama, suspense and passion. I couldn’t be happier that the series pleasantly surprised me with its twists in development, all the characters coming alive on the page. I am beyond grateful to the wonderful people at Solstice for giving me a chance. I look forward to many more years with them, as they’ve taken me under their wing, and helped me to soar on my own. With my two books coming out soon, that makes a total of 25 published books to date.

And the muse, as always, is tireless, a true blessing for a writer. I just love writing, learning all about my characters, and experiencing their stories.

It’s been quite a journey, and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Join me on Twitter on Tuesday!

Tomorrow, May 12th at 10AM pacific/1PM EST, Solstice Shadows will be hosting a live author chat with me on Twitter! How exciting!

Check us out, and find us @marielavender1 and @SolsticeShadows! We’ll be using the hashtag #authorchat. Feel free to drop by and ask any questions you like!

This should be a fun experience! I look forward to seeing you all on Twitter. 🙂

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