2017 Year in Review

Writing in the Modern Age 2017 Year in Review



For our 416th 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. And, of course, writers at any stage of their careers can still find great writing tips!

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

We had multiple interviews, both with authors and characters (shocking – we had one with a kitty!), some great guest posts about author journeys, with writers providing advice, as well as poetry spotlights, book and blog tour features, an Author’s Bookshelf feature or two, and a few big book giveaways hosted on the blog. This year, we got to celebrate our 400th Anniversary post with a great giveaway, in which multiple authors donated their books. We had almost 1200 views on that post alone! Yay! :) With well over 60 posts this year and 100 participating authors, I’d say we’ve done rather well!


In 2017, we had a wonderful start with women’s fiction author Rita Plush’s great guest post at the onset of the year, to Chelsea Quinn Yarbo’s spotlight on a cool character from her paranormal historical mystery novel, and Alistair Cross’s interview regarding his dark fantasy novel, to Branka Ĉubrilo’s complex writing journey with one of her latest novels, all the way to a feature on Diane Merrill Wigginton’s Jeweled Dagger Series, and a couple book features for Beverley Oakley (not to mention three 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 2017, either in an interview, article, book giveaway or other spotlight. Each author or guest blogger 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 posts 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!





Rita Plush - New York

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01FZX77WU





Q.L. Pearce - California

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01M7U859N







 Chelsea Quinn Yarbo - California

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N2YGIOE







Mikki Smith - Indiana

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MRW97W2







Stef Smulders - Italy

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N7OY6DM







L. Anne Carrington - Pennsylvania

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01NBHHZGU





Branka Čubrilo – Australia

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01IE4ICLC






D.L. Owens - Undisclosed

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MUHQ4ZA








Rhonda Cratty - Colorado

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N8WSCV7

Posts: Book Feature








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


https://bookgoodies.com/a/B074XF55JF







Tom Starita - Colorado

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N2SW2K8









Rachael Stapleton - Ontario, Canada

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B075CTKP2B









Michael J. Sahno - Florida

https://msahno.com/






Tracie Podger – Kent, U.K.

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B075RGLL83








C.L. Bush - Undisclosed

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0771QYJKS







Dan Buri - Oregon

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B077J9HLL6






Hayley Oakes Blackpool, England

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0749KC3JS






Nathaniel Danes Washington, D.C.

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B06XNTTQPN








Nikki Ashton Cheshire, England

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B076NW1N71





Honcho Mars - Texas

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poems_by_poet.aspx?ID=56991











https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Diane-Wattley/e/B00JNTEYK6









Nina Mason - Georgia

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B075ZDX58G









Cindy Tomamichel - Australia

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0763KCC6D






Laura Barnard – Hertfordshire, U.K.

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B076TY7KGJ









Ricardo Mejías – New York


https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N3AZ0BJ









Fiona Tarr - Australia

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B076361742








Jenny Lynn - Texas

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B077TGB6BB





Adriana Kraft - Nevada

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B076H826D9










Leah Hamrick - Michigan

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B073X772MF









RB Hilliard – North Carolina

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0772SQ4YK










https://twitter.com/DatingConnect








Mark Giglio – California

http://thepatronswife.com/patrons-wife-ebook-paperback/










Diane Merill Wigginton – California

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0751JYM7N









Aisha Malik – Alberta, Canada

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B072186938










https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0778SL11P

Posts: Book Feature







Serge de Moliere – New York

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B077711531




Beverley Oakley – Australia

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B077QZJ6PP









Toni Kenyon – New Zealand

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0768Y526S








Tom Johnson - Texas

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B077MJ1DX7
Post: Giveaway 1





Susan Lynn Solomon - New York

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B077J5FKJW










Monica DeSimone - New Jersey

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B071D4N66D

Post: Giveaway 1  





S.C. Alban - California

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01M6BRL71

Post: Giveaway 1





Ashley Fontainne - Arkansas

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B076DF1117








Samantha Cross - Michigan

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01M63DFPS

Post: Giveaway 1








Devika Fernando - Germany

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0769NFLQ5

Post: Giveaway 1





Jim Anders – New Jersey

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B00GZRZIZ4

Post: Giveaway 1






DJ Swykert - Kentucky

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B075FDYD9D
  Post: Giveaway 1 




Marie Lavender - Indiana

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B071WVZZPV

Posts: Article 1








Maxine Flam - California

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B00980YAK4








J.J. Montgomery – Colombia

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B072DSJ3G5








K.C. Sprayberry - Georgia

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B078513T1C

Post: Giveaway 1






Olga Núñez Mirét - Sheffield, England

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B077R616CV

Post: Giveaway 1





Susanne Matthews - Ontario, Canada

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B077MTL8KT

Post: Giveaway 1





Carole McKee - Florida

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B00YZMORE4

Post: Giveaway 1







Lashanta Charles - Washington

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B00HF9RD3Q

Post: Giveaway 1







Mark Conte - Florida

https://bookgoodies.com/a/1681604787

Post: Giveaway 1 








https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0774X3XFX

 Post: Giveaway 1 







Elaine C. Pereira - Michigan

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MTKLT99

Post: Giveaway 1








Chris Karlsen – Pacific Northwest

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0785GCPQ3

Posts: Giveaway 1









Vicki-Ann Bush - Nevada

https://bookgoodies.com/a/1625266308

Post: Giveaway 1








Nicole Garcia – New York

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B077GK5RKM
Post: Giveaway 1









Mika Jolie - New Jersey

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0769XPFN7

Post: Giveaway 1







T.W. Embry - Florida

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B076Z1KN3V










https://bookgoodies.com/a/B076ZSV13S
Post: Giveaway 1







Giulietta M. Spudich - London, England

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B071V97QXY







Amber Daulton - North Carolina

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01IYI0AJK
   Post: Giveaway 1









Sable Hunter -Texas

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B075MVZQ4Y
  Post: Giveaway 1






Diana Rubino - Massachusetts

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B077QNXCM5
Post: Giveaway 1








 Christopher Davis/TJ Adams - California

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B075LRWVHG

Post: Giveaway 1





https://bookgoodies.com/a/B017HLRB2O









https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N1GBUSG






https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0776P247F






Dianne Hartsock - Oregon

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0779KCFBV

Post: Giveaway 1 




Sarah J. Pepper – South Dakota

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0759ZLRV1
  Post: Giveaway 1 




Molly V. Lovell – Maryland

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0746PHKR1

Post: Giveaway 1 





Raelle Logan – Undisclosed

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01FSYKYMQ

Post: Giveaway 1 




Isobelle Cate - Manchester, England

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B07465496N

Post: Giveaway 1




Linda Lee Williams - Colorado

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N27T4T2

  Post: Giveaway 1




JR Wirth - California


https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0777KSC8L





Andrea Roche – New York
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N1G9MPC


Post: Giveaway 1






https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01JJ7IB3C





Leigh Podgorski - California

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B076VRG6BH





Gemma Snow – New Jersey

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B076FSTYLB





Annabelle Anders – Colorado

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B073SQY1Z4






Jane Riddell – Edinburgh, U.K.

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01N3TK1UV

Post: Giveaway 1 




Tammy Tate – Texas

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0764NVF6W

Post: Giveaway 1 





Lance and James Morcan – New Zealand

https://bookgoodies.com/a/B075HRYTVC






Caris Roane - Arizona


https://bookgoodies.com/a/B078C4X6P2








Debbie De Louise – New York


https://bookgoodies.com/a/B076ZWB84Q











https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0759PFMN8









Louise Ashton – Essex, England


https://bookgoodies.com/a/B0775ZCQRF









Sandra C. López – California


https://bookgoodies.com/a/B01KG85F1Y








H.D. Thomson – Arizona


https://bookgoodies.com/a/B07526R6V8









Victoria Johns – Manchester, U.K.


https://bookgoodies.com/a/B075TCJHKD









Kayelle Allen – Georgia


https://bookgoodies.com/a/BB077BRSRP4




Readers, I hope you enjoyed our list this year. Authors and writers, once again, thanks for making Writing in the Modern Age awesome in 2017! We really appreciate your support and wish you tons of happiness and success!
Here’s to a wonderful 2018, 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! :)

Comments

  1. How nice that you included me, Marie! That was fun!

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  2. I just ordered the Kindle edition of Our Family Quilt for my mother. Thank you for the recommendation.

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  3. Thanks so much, Marie! Another great year made better by your hard work. Happy 2018 to all!

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  4. Lovely to see Olga's book here. Happy New Year to all.

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  5. Thanks for including me. I love stopping by your blog! :)

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