More cake all around! You'll notice mine isn't nearly as symmetrical as Marissa's, but it will taste just as good, I promise!
As Marissa said, this week marks the beginning of our eighth year blogging. Can’t believe it! Blogs start out with little baby steps, and before you know it, they’re all grown up!
But, we hope, never old.
And that’s why we need your suggestions. I love what’s been mentioned so far. Please chime in with more. Are there other authors you wish we’d feature? We haven’t had the delightful Cara King on in a while with a Young Bluestockings Attend the Cinema. Should we watch another flick together? And I know Marissa and I are planning to attend a couple of writers conferences in the next few months. Do you like when we cover what we learned?
As for me, I have some ideas of what I’ll be discussing in the next year. Most of my books coming out in 2015 will be set in post-Civil War Seattle, so I have some interesting tidbits to share on my research. I’d also like to do a series on resources online that help readers navigate stories set in the 19th century, things like maps, costume collections, and period guides to London. Plus I thought you might find it interesting to know more about the various awards and bestseller lists out there--how a book earns a place on them and what that placement means. And my wonderful critique partner says I have to share my book triage method--how to weed out those wonderful books that keep piling up all over your house. I recently had to put it to use in getting ready to move.
So, what else do you want to know? How else can we delight you? This is your chance--make your voice count.
Thanks for playing with us through another year. You are what keeps us going. Happy birthday!