Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Year in Review



Writing in the Modern Age 2016 Year in Review



For our 354th post, I’d like to take a moment to offer a flashback of sorts regarding some of our blog’s events. 


Since its guest author launch in 2013, Writing in the Modern Age has taken on an exciting life of its own! I can’t thank our guest writers, published authors and blog readers enough for seeing us through all those great changes! What began as a potential haven for writers at any stage to seek encouragement and advice in their careers has evolved into a fun place for readers of any book genre to find their new, favorite author. 


So, what did occur this year? Let me tell you. 


We had two book giveaways, introduced a new Author’s Bookshelf feature, discovered some service interviews, as well as our big 350th Anniversary multi-author writing process post. This was on top of our revolving author and character interviews, and even more poetry spotlights and new release features in 2016. With over 70 posts this year and 120 participating authors, I’d say we’ve done rather well! Starting with fantasy author Arie Farnam’s interview at the beginning of the year, to DJ Swykert’s tips about incorporating forensics into mystery writing, and Carl R. Brush’s great lessons in using the past in fiction, to Heidi Renee Mason’s fascinating poetry spotlight, all the way to Diana Rubino’s illustration of the difference between small and large presses, and Susanne Matthews giving us a look at how to effectively write a trilogy, (not to mention a few new articles by yours truly), so much has happened!


Again, thank you all so much for visiting the blog this year, whether you’re a loyal follower or a newcomer, you guested on the blog (see our blog policy, which offers more information about contributing if you’re a writer), or just simply stumbled across our site from social media. We’d like to offer you a load of gratitude from the bottom of our hearts!


Also, many thanks to our great writers and talented authors who wrote posts, or participated in interviews and giveaways!

 


Below I am including information about all the authors who were featured in 2016, either in an interview, article, book giveaway or other event. Each author will be listed with a link to the most relevant website to find out more information about their books or writing. You’ll also see each individual author’s latest book cover, as well as his or her location in the world. For what reader hasn’t wondered where his or her favorite author comes from? Each cover will include an updated link to a purchase page. Additionally, I’m including a link or links to the post each author contributed to this year. That way, you can catch any posts you may have missed!


Sound good? Great! Without further ado, here are our authors!



Arie Farnam - Prague
  
http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01CTFC0UQ





 Lois W. Stern - New York

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01E1U3FN8

 


 
http://bookgoodies.com/a/B013YMIIYA



Post: Interview



Doug Bolton - Oregon



http://bookgoodies.com/a/B0083LUGVG





Amber Daulton - North Carolina

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01IYI0AJK

Posts: Giveaway 1



Sable Hunter -Texas

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MQWS1T2

Posts: Giveaway 1




K.C. Sprayberry - Georgia

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N0OBRS6

Posts: Giveaway 1



Debbie White - California

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MRLLC8B

 Post: Giveaway 1



Rebecca L. Frencl - Illinois

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N4B003Y

Posts: Giveaway 1





http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MPX527Z
 





http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N07HV3B





Sharon Kleve - Washington

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01M60T12U

 Post: Giveaway 1



Devika Fernando - Germany

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MYLDIBQ

Posts: Giveaway 1




DJ Swykert - Kentucky

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N1NFJX3

Posts: Giveaway 1 



Carole McKee - Florida

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00YZMORE4

Posts: Giveaway 1





http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01LQYPU30

 Posts: Giveaway 1



Elaine C. Pereira - Michigan

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00RZWGCQW

Post: Giveaway 1  




Maxine Flam - California

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00980YAK4





Marianne Petit - New York

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00RSJP1J6
 
Posts: Giveaway 1




T.W. Embry - Florida

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N5BOUED





Giulietta M. Spudich - London, England

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B0192KE9H8





Viv Drewa - Michigan

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01KFZ0KG8

Posts: Giveaway 1 




Fiona Tarr - Australia

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MYSABI9

Posts: Giveaway 1




Olga Nuñez Mirét - Sheffield, England

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01NBGH9G1

Posts: Giveaway 1




Linda Lee Williams - Colorado

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B017WHH3BC

Posts: Giveaway 1




Dan Buri - Oregon
 
http://bookgoodies.com/a/B0163NLWDQ

 
Posts: Giveaway 1




Alicia Sparks - Louisiana

http://bookgoodies.com/a/1496015525




Andrea Perno - Maryland

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01LYX8UFR




C.J. Anaya - Utah/Brazil/everywhere

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01NAH3466





Elliot Richard Dorfman - New York  

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01H0IOQBS





Emily A. Lawrence - Transylvania

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01AYE5ICG

 Post: Giveaway 1




Frank Borne - Louisiana

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01EDNSO7U

  Post: Giveaway 1




http://bookgoodies.com/a/B014TOVNQC

Posts: Giveaway 1




 Vicki-Ann Bush - Nevada

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01H0HWWME
  
Post: Giveaway 1




Linda Covella - California

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01DN2CSHE

Post: Giveaway 1




L. Anne Carrington - Pennsylvania

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01NBHHZGU

  Posts: Giveaway 1




Belinda Celayir - Florida 

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00PHT5J28
  
Post: Giveaway 1




Samantha Cross - Michigan

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01M63DFPS

 Post: Giveaway 1





http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01I220ORG

Post: Giveaway 1




John Stamp - Georgia

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01D8XLHWU

Post: Giveaway 1




JR Wirth - California

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01AWKEBHK




Tina Donahue - Undisclosed

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MDSR9KC

Posts: Giveaway 1




Gloria Weber - Ohio

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01CKKNCPW

Posts: Giveaway 1




Ashley Fontainne - Arkansas

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01M7NO91E

Posts: Giveaway 1




Belinda Y. Hughes - Louisiana

https://payhip.com/b/ZFcg

Posts: Giveaway 1



Angela Deppeler - Tennessee

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01C66CKR6





Susan Lynn Solomon - New York

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N0OA1IV

 Post: Giveaway 1




A.A. Schenna - Greece

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N7IKF2K

 Post: Giveaway 1



Natasha Lane - Maryland

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MZZO4JL






http://bookgoodies.com/a/B0159QQ1S4





Marie Lavender - Indiana

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MXKPLYX

Posts: Giveaway 1
   



Karen Milstein - Undisclosed

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01BQGUPXS





Tamara Thorne - California

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01K3UG6U4

Posts: Giveaway 1




Alistair Cross - West/New England (U.S.)

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01LOXPKME

Posts: Giveaway 1




Diana Rubino - Massachusetts

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01JV86DXO
 
Posts: Giveaway 1





http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01E07YUKO




Susanne Matthews - Ontario, Canada

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MTP5V85

Posts: Giveaway 1




Anthony Rudzki - Pennsylvania

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00T3KNH7Q




JoAnne Keltner - North Carolina

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B0186D94MW





Tracy Kincaid - Pennsylvania

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MXD0UT4






http://bookgoodies.com/a/B017HLRB2O





Rachael Stapleton - Ontario, Canada

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MYZ2VAO
 




Penny Estelle/P.A. Estelle - Arizona

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01E9IYWLQ

Posts: Giveaway 1




A.B. Funkhauser - Ontario, Canada

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01CT9GCQK





Carl R. Brush - California

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B019CWLBQI





David Chandler - Pennsylvania 

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01JGQ3K2S





Silvia Villalobos - California

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01LYMWB57





Mika Jolie - New Jersey

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01LK0VKI4

Posts: Giveaway 2




Jim Cronin - Colorado

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01M35G7WQ






http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01JJ7IB3C






http://bookgoodies.com/a/B015QP2WEK





Heidi Renee Mason - Washington

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MFDESDP




Michael J. Sahno - Florida

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B016PGDZFE

Posts: Author Interview  




Tom Johnson - Texas

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01K5WHH7Q





Stefan Vucak - Australia

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01J97RXWC






http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01BT52RTQ
 




Kelli Sue Landon - Illinois

http://bookgoodies.com/a/1530382033





Kim Smith - Tennessee

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MQLL5KT





Chad McClendon - Kentucky

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01M2CXEW2





Theresa Mae - Ohio

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01BCP70TU
  
Post: Book Feature  




Gissel Brito - Florida

http://bookgoodies.com/a/1530733642

  



Frederick H. Crook - Illinois

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01LZ2JXW5





Tory Allyn - New York

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01KGI0IIY






http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01K5YZJFQ





Isobelle Cate - Manchester, England

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N4E7M71






Branka Čubrilo - Australia

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01IE4ICLC





Kate Collins/KateMarie Collins - Washington

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MCRZ9H7






Laura Ranger - Mississippi

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01HAVS922





Vivienne Vincent - Undisclosed

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01IG97RCU

  Posts: New Release Feature  




Ryan O'Leary - Canada

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01IL72TEI





C.L. Bush - Undisclosed

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N64NOJF





Uvi Poznansky - New York

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01M0SOXQW

Posts: Author Interview  




Jannette Fuller - North Carolina

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01M2ZZRVC

Posts: Author Interview  
 



Margaret Egrot - England

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01LXO77IS




M.R. Rutter - Minnesota

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MQK1IT3





 Rival Gates - Nebraska

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01LX8VHGY

  Posts: Character Interview 




CS Patra - North Carolina

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MRWDXUY





Henry Anderson - England

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01JAIXH0W






http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N1PSHUQ





Caryl McAdoo - Texas

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01JDFOD00





 David M. Mannes - Canada

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01M4IY3N1





Andy Ruffett - Toronto, Canada

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00EZ7XIA8





P.I. Barrington - California

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00L8FM978
 




Natalie Silk - Virginia

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MQWFCPW





Mark Conte - Florida

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B015WMUZ0A





Dianne Hartsock - Oregon

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01LY77TJF





Doc Krinberg - California

http://bookgoodies.com/a/0997002026





Celia Kennedy -Washington

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01J1XNP1C






http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N6D4V2T





Grey Francis - California

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00TKOBMDQ





Cleo Scornavacca - New Jersey

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01F44D9FY





Jill Marie Denton - Delaware

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01E0ZGIVK





Laura Vosika - Minnesota

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MA1HJYR





Miles Rothwell - Australia

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00KWS0AV4




Nina Soden - Michigan

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01M7WUDAW





Tanya W. Newman - South Carolina

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01DQ20CD8




Rita Plush - New York

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01FZX77WU





Jane Riddell - Scotland

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N3TK1UV





Monica DeSimone - New Jersey

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01LWIPOLT

Post: Multi-author Writing Process Event




Readers, I hope you enjoyed our list this year. Authors and writers, once again, thanks for making Writing in the Modern Age awesome in 2016! We really appreciate your support and wish you tons of success! 




Here’s to a wonderful 2017, a time of beginnings. Tomorrow is a new day, a way to turn the page on this life, so let’s make the best of it. 




Happy New Year, everyone!

 


And, as always, happy reading! :)

12 comments:

  1. Wow! What an honor to be included among such a vast array of books and wonderful authors...I'm truly humbled. Thanks so much for all of your support year-round, Marie. You yourself are a prolific and gifted writer. Happy New Year! :)

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  2. Thank you so much, Marie! Happy New Year to you as well.

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  3. Thank you for letting me be part of this, Marie. I look at all the great books and talented authors, and wonder how I got picked to be among them. A real pleasure. Lord willing, we'll all be here again next year. Everyone have a wonderful 2017. Now, I think I'll look over some of these books again ...

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  4. Thank you so much Marie :) What a lovely post! Happy new year to you and yours

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  5. This is awesome, thanks so much for including me! Happy New Year. Here's to many more great posts!

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  6. Thanks so much, Marie! Thanks for including my post and the cover of my new book. And Happy New Year! I hope it's the best yet! Happy 2017 everybody!

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  7. Such a wonderful post Marie. Thanks for including me. It's always a pleasure being on your blogs! Happy New Year!

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  8. Thanks again for having me on your blog.

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  9. Great post, Marie! Thanks for including me. Happy New Year to you and yours! :)

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  10. A great round up. Very impressive.

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  11. Wonderful post!
    Thanks for the shout out!

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  12. Thank you, Marie. Honored to be included.

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