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Blogs Favored by Our Authors

May 06, 2010 By: larramiefg Category: Profiles

Enlightening or entertaining, what type of blogs would our authors favor on a daily basis? Of course it’s a bit of both and you might enjoy following along with:

Katie Alender (Bad Girls Don’t Die YA):

~ Unclutterer – http://unclutterer.com/

~ Post Secret – http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

~ Sew, Mama, Sew! – http://www.sewmamasew.com/

~ Sew at Sea, by my hilarious friend Laura – http://sewatsea.blogspot.com/

~ Pub Rants – http://pubrants.blogspot.com/

Trish Ryan (He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Memoir of Finding Faith, Love, and Happily Ever After, A Maze of Grace: A Memoir of Second Chances coming June 22, 2010):

~ Gretchen Rubin offers a great mix of practical and personal tips that guarantee me a smile, every time I click on her blog.
http://www.happiness-project.com/

~ Brilliant writing advice from a wide array of authors.
http://writerunboxed.com/

~ It’s like People Magazine with a focus on the spiritual adventures of celebs.
http://blog.beliefnet.com/idolchatter/

~ A bunch of Borders employees are trying various resolutions found in books. The one I like best is the guy going for the adult version of the President’s Physical Fitness Challenge. I didn’t know that was an option, but I want my badge!
http://bordersblog.com/resolution-solutions/

~ One of the first blogs I followed, and still one of the funniest. I’ve met “Swishy” and she’s every bit as great in person as she is online.
http://swishygirl.blogspot.com/

~ I met Amy Julia at a writer’s conference. Her perspective on faith, family & life makes me think…and feel.
http://amyjuliabecker.blogspot.com/

Kristy
Kiernan
(Catching Genius, Matters of Faith and Between Friends):

~ GalleyCat http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat (industry news)

~ Backspace http://www.bksp.org (writers’ discussion board $40/year)
~ The Divining Wand http://www.thediviningwand.com (no, really!)

~ A Good Blog Is Hard To Find http://southernauthors.blogspot.com (southern authors rotate blogging)

~ Toastiest http://toastie.st (personal blog of David Seidman that I used in my research for BETWEEN FRIENDS and came to care about)

Kristina Riggle (Real Life & Liars and ) The Life You’ve Imagined coming August 17, 2010):

~ Obviously, the Debutante Ball!
http://www.thedebutanteball.com

~ Literary Mama, where I’m co-editor for fiction, which features really exciting, fresh work by mother-writers.
http://www.literarymama.com

~ My agent’s blog, Pub Rants.
http://pubrants.blogspot.com/

~ GalleyCat, an industry blog which combines great information with a biting wit
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/?c=rss

And a non-writing blog, Generation Xpert, by my friend Suzanne Kart. Speaking of biting wit, she uses hers to blog about Generation X.
http://genxpert.blogspot.com/

Lauren Baratz-Logsted (most recent Crazy Beautiful YA, Sisters 8 series Book 5: Marcia’s Madness, and The Education of Bet YA coming July 12, 2010) :

~ Backspace: http://bksp.org/

~ Book Balloon: http://bookballoon.com/

~ BiblioBuffet: http://bibliobuffet.com/

~ Teen Fiction Cafe: http://teenfictioncafe.blogspot.com/

~ Read Short Fiction: http://www.readshortfiction.com/

Wendy Tokunaga (Midori By Moonlight, Love in Translation):

~ The Book Deal: An Inside View to Publishing by editor Alan Rinzler – this guy really knows his stuff.
http://www.alanrinzler.com/blog/

~ Internet Movie Database (whenever I see a film, I look it up here afterwards to get the scoop on the actors, trivia, awards, etc.)
http://www.imdb.com

~ Nathan Bransford – Literary Agent – Nathan works for Curtis Brown and always offers useful and cutting edge info on getting an agent, the publishing industry, the editorial process, etc.
http://blog.nathanbransford.com/

~ Yahoo News – I find this site the easiest as far as layout and content to quickly keep up with the news of the day as it changes by the minute.
http://new.yahoo.com

~ Perez Hilton – Yes, it’s cheesy gossip, but I admire how Mario Lavendeira (aka as Perez Hilton) built a highly successful website from humble beginnings with only a laptop and an “office” at the local Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe. He’s also an amusing writer.
http://www.perezhilton.com

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Announcement: The winner of The Sisters 8 Series is Susan. Congratulations! Please email diviningwand@gmail.com with your mailing address and the books will be sent out promptly. This is definitely an occasion where I wish everyone could have won but thank you ALL for entering!

5 Comments to “Blogs Favored by Our Authors”


  1. Did you read my mind? My blog post today is a call for blog favorites from my readers. This is great! Thanks.

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  2. YAY! I won!!

    Thank you so much! My daughter was so happy when I told her–she spent all morning chattering about the books, the sisters, and speculating on the names for the last books. 🙂

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  3. What a great idea! It’s funny – most of these are blogs I already read. The ones I haven’t heard I’ll check out.

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  4. Colleen Turner says:

    What a great post! I will have to check some of those out. Congrats Susan!

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  5. Love this! I can’t wait to check out and add some of these to my regular list.

    BTW, I have The Divining Wand on my google homepage, so whenever I open my browser I can automatically see if there’s a new post.

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