A Year in Review – 2014

As the new year approaches, it becomes prudent to look back on all that has occurred with regards to this blog. Though Writing in the Modern Age was launched in 2010, the heart of it – its authors, writers and readers who constantly contribute to it – didn’t arrive until 2013. Since March 29th of 2013, Writing the Modern Age has not only become a place for readers to learn about new authors from different genres, it has transformed into a safe haven of sorts for authors and aspiring writers alike to pick up helpful tips for their publishing journeys. I still want to thank the brilliant and talented Stefan Vucak for volunteering to be our first guest author on the blog. I also would like to thank all of the authors, writers, editors, and poets who have donated their experience and work to this wonderful cause since 2013. You all have my eternal gratitude!

So…just how far has Writing in the Modern Age come since the beginning? Quite a ways, actually. From its launch, it started with the intention of creating a place for writers to come for advice, a veritable writer’s toolbox if you may. Since its inception, however, it has grown considerably, even taken on a life of its own. Not only can writing tips be found on the blog, readers can discover new, favorite authors by reading author interviews complete with book excerpts, character interviews, republished book reviews and poetry spotlights. Readers can even be enticed by editorials about authors’ publishing journeys. The sky is the limit here on Writing in the Modern Age, and yes, that even includes major book giveaways! The blog has evolved, practically created a “writing monster” in a sense. 

And now this is an entity we can all be very pleased with. So, I am both humbled and inspired by the progress we’ve all made together on this Writing in the Modern Age expedition.

I can’t thank my 2014 authors enough. With nearly 100 posts and 70 contributing writers in one year, I’d say that every one of us should be proud for adding to this blog. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all! From Robert Fanshaw’s aptly named article “A Year of Writing” last January to our International Authors’ Day post in July all the way to Fiona Tarr’s author interview on December 22nd, it has been a very busy year.

Writing in the Modern Age has been a lovely writing community to be involved with, and I am so excited to have met all of our wonderful, talented authors! It was such an honor to work with all of you. We are so grateful to have a great group of readers as well!

For newcomers, please feel free to subscribe to the blog for future posts and look back through the archives on the right hand side for more fascinating interviews, articles, reviews and poetry spotlights than you can possibly imagine! Another quick method is to either check the full blog schedule on the right or to search the hashtag #WritModAge on Twitter for past posts.

So, here is my big thank you for all of our participating writers, published authors, editors and poets that stopped by Writing in the Modern Age this year with either a post or a book donation. 

Readers, you will find a detailed list below with the best author/information link as well as that individual’s latest book. Thank you all for making Writing in the Modern Age as wonderful as it has turned out to be! I couldn’t have done any of it without you! Happy holidays, and I hope to see you back here in the New Year!

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Once again, thank you all for making this year on Writing in the Modern Age amazing!  :)


  1. Quite a busy year. Great job, Marie and thank you! Rock on!

  2. Holy Smokes! You were the busy bee! Those were some great looking books! Thanks for throwing mine up there, Marie. You are a wonderful hostess! Here's to 2015 and continued success for Writing In the Modern Age!

  3. Thank you for including me in this post. You are a wonderful host and I can't wait to see what you do in the new year. I wish you and Writing In the Modern Age success in 2015! ~ Nina Soden

  4. What an amazing year for Writing in the Modern Age...and an impressive blog post, Marie. Thank you so much for featuring all of us!

    Happy New Year!

  5. Mais jamais, cher Marie, you done did a good ting wit dis year blog, yeah! Ah garontee Ah'll be witch ya in da new year an den some. Merci beaucoups, mesamie!
    Cajun to English translation: Great job on the blog, Marie! You can count on my help in 2015 and beyond. Thank you so much, my friend!

  6. Marie, I have to say that you really are amazing! I think you take every moment of every day and do the work. There's no BS going on in your life.

    You are my hero! And without a doubt the hardest working woman I know. I don't know how you do it but I want to say I am so proud of you!

    I just want to thank you for always being there when I need help or a question answered. I will always be there for you baby girl. I wish only great things for you this coming year. May all your hopes and dreams come true!!

    Love and lots of Jersey hugs coming your way!! :-)

    1. Thanks, Annie! Those are some very kind words you just threw out there. Thank you for being there for me too. I hope you get to your ocean soon!

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    1. My pleasure, Kathryn! Happy New Year to you too!

  8. Thanks so much Marie! Let's hope the new year can keep up! :)

  9. Hi Marie
    Just went through this amazing blog of yours - and being an author myself - I know how much effort must be going into keeping this blog active and growing. I really feel honored to be in such an august presence! I write books across genres - 3 books of Tales, 3 Books of Structured Poetry and one Science Fiction 336 Page Novel so far. I'm working on a Period Novel placed in the turbulent times in Bombay in 1971. I'd love to be a part of your blog too and will check out how to participate in due course.
    The very best wished for you - your profile is incredible - can't imagine doing even an iota of what you manage to do ,,,
    Deepak Menon
    Dehradun, India

    1. Deepak, thank you so much for stopping by! The contact details are at the bottom of the page. Just give me a holler and I'll try to accommodate you. ;)


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