Friday Friends

Since I haven’t had a whole lot of time to read and review anything new, I thought I would take the time to tell you some of the things my blogging friends have been doing.

First of all, Jennifer M. Eaton has recently been published! Congratulations on Paper Wishes, Jennifer! For those who might want a chance to win a copy of this book, pop over to her post on the subject:
http://jennifermeaton.com/2013/08/07/its-release-day-for-paper-wishes-take-two-head-smack/ If you aren’t following her, yet, you must investigate her site. You might stumble upon her tips for writers, or one of her interviews by the Little Blue Lady from Mars, but make sure you don’t drink anything while you read the interviews or you’ll probably snort out your (insert beverage name here) through your nose when you laugh!

Jenny Keller Ford recently did a series on Young Adult genres and conducted a poll by young people to see what some of their favourite reads were, why they read and when. You can find the results here:
http://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/what-is-the-most-popular-ya-genre/ . Jenny also wrote the sweetest post expounding on the virtues of dating a girl who reads. You can find it here:
http://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/you-should-date-a-girl-who-reads/ . Oh, and this, just hot off the presses, Jenny shares a secret with her readers – a cover release for Danielle E. Shipley’s YA novella, The Stone Kingdom. So pop on over to The Dreamweaver’s Cottage to see what else is happening.

If you want to read about all the summer fun happening in the Upper Peninsula, visit Lake Superior Spirit. Your hostess will provide you with beautiful photos and enthusiastic descriptions of life in the back woods – and she might even share some thimbleberries with you! 🙂

Roger Colby is promoting his post-apocalyptic novel This Broken Earth. It’s free for the next few days, so if you’d like to take advantage of the offer, head on over to Writing Is Hard Work for the details. While you’re there, snoop around for some great writing tips.

Today, C.B. Wentworth shared a couple of cute animal videos and a link to a very inspiring story. Normally on her blog you will find gorgeous photos of her world travels, thoughts on writing, success stories about her knitting projects and some very creative ‘Wreck My Journal’ entries.

If you want to keep up with what’s new in Canada’s Speculative Fiction field, check out Derek Newman-Stille’s blog, Speculating Canada. He always shares fascinating SF book reviews, interviews the writers behind each great SF story and discusses the genre as it applies to Canadian society.

I guess that’s it for now. Happy blog-hopping! 🙂

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14 comments on “Friday Friends

  1. How wonderful of you to share insights into the great things happening in the blogs of others. I appreciate that! I’m fortunate to be familiar with most of these blogs, but I’ll check out the ones I don’t know! Happy weekend.

  2. What a wonderful idea, withershins! Your friends are now all doubly in love with you, lol, for promoting all of us. I appreciate your kind words of Lake Superior Spirit and, of course, anyone is welcome for some thimbleberries although they are starting–just starting–to disappear way too quickly.

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