Monday, July 23, 2012

Looking Ahead

I'm excited about Write Now's coming attractions, so thought I'd give you a little preview. :)

This Thursday, debut author Keli Gwyn joins us to discuss her new book, A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California. We''ll also have a giveaway and review.

In August, we'll welcome Ann Gabhart, whose book, The Gifted, just hit the shelves. Ann's offered a copy for a giveaway as well. (These authors are so generous!) I'm reading her book right now, so I'll share a heads up on the latest in Ann's lineup.

Also joining us in August is children's author Michelle Isenhoff, who stops by during the blog tour for her latest book, Beneath the Slashings. Lest the title deceive you, consider what Michelle says, "I write for kids. In my books, you can expect adventure and substance, but I'll always respect the innocence of our children." I think you'll enjoy her guest post; it's an interesting look at history and writing.

Cathy Gohlke visits during Labor Day week, as her latest novel, Band of Sisters debuts in September. I had the opportunity to read an advanced review copy, and it is another winner. Cathy's interviews always share insight for every writer. And yes, Cathy's sharing a copy to give away. :)

Sarah Sundin's newest release, With Every Letter, greets us in September too. This is the first in Sarah's new series, Wings of the Nightingale, and I have a feeling this one will be every bit as good as her last series. Guess what? Sarah will give away a copy of this one as well.

September gets even better, as Alex Cavanaugh pens a guest post toward the end of the month. With two books under his belt, Alex's down to earth wit and wisdom is insightful and encouraging. He's a successful blogger too, and a great believer of giving back to the blogging community.

That's it in a nutshell. I've a few more things in the works and am working to finalize details. So I may give you a hint, or may just surprise you. Stay tuned. 

Hope you can join me as we roll from summer into fall. What's happening in your neck of the woods?

Happy writing,
Karen

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32 comments :

  1. A great post Karen, yours being the first post I've read since taking a break I have to get into the swing of things.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Some awesome authors! Not sure about that last guy though...

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  3. You do have some great stuff coming down the pipe!

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  4. Yvonne,
    Good to have you back. Hope your break was a good one. I'm flattered that you stopped here first. :)

    Alex,
    LOL! Well, he's a good writer and blogger, and he brings wonderful things to the table. :)

    Lydia,
    I am looking forward to it. Hope you can join us!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  5. Sounds like a good line-up. I'm trying to do better about following blogs, and will hopefully have more time once the kids get back to school :)

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  6. Wow, I can't wait! You've been busy lining all this up, Karen. Thanks!

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  7. Cindy,
    Thank you; I am excited about it. :) Hoping your schedule settles down a bit for you.

    Laura,
    Thank you! Feel free to stop by!

    Jen,
    It's been a little busy, but fun too. Looking forward to everything!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  8. Wow, sounds like a great line-up. :)

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  9. Oh my... Karen, you're too much! What a great list of exciting events, looking forward to all of it. Bless you for your hard work.

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  10. Lots to look forward to, wow. Thanks, Karen :-)

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  11. Karen, you have the best friends.

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  12. I'm hoping to finish my book this fall. Maybe I'll be highlighted here someday soon. :-)

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  13. Jennifer,
    I am excited about it. It seems to happen in waves for some reason! :)

    Marja,
    Well, when various commitments all lined up, they just all fell in the same stretch. So it'll be fun!

    Kenda,
    Yes, I hope everyone has a good time!

    Glenda,
    I do! And I count you among them. :)

    Mare,
    Well, you never know! :) Keep us posted on your progress, okay?

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  14. Looks like a great line-up Karen and I myself always enjoy reading what writers like yourself are up to, so I look forward to these folks dropping by your blog. Richard from Amish Stories

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  15. Karen, I love how organized you are--scheduling is not my strength.

    I'm reading, reviewing some wonderful books, and seeing 3 kiddos off to their respective universities...I feel like a crazy woman. :)

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  16. Sounds like you have great things on the horizon . . . I don't have many plans for my blog at the moment. In life . . . well, I'm trying to finish my latest and hopefully close to last revision of Champion in the Darkness (previously named The Crystal Sword). After that I'll be able to think about blog plans . . .

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  17. Wow, Karen, you've lined up some winners looks like. Thanks for giving us so much to look forward to!

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  18. Richard,
    Thank you! Glad to know you enjoy stopping here. I enjoy stopping over at your blog, too.

    Cheryl,
    Well, some months I am better than others! :) I am sure things will settle down for you soon.

    Tyrean,
    I am sure things will come together for your blog before you know it. It's not worth stressing over, you know?

    Susan,
    I think it's going to be an interesting stretch. Would be happy if you are able to join us!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  19. Wow! You've got some fabulous interviews and posts coming up.

    I didn't know about Sarah Sundin's new book. I've enjoyed every one of her previous novels.

    Cathy Gohlke is also a favorite. I've read her ARC for Band of Sisters, and it's a BIG winner.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  20. What a line-up! Lots going on at your blog.
    Donna

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  21. I'm looking forward to spending time with you and your blog's visitors, Karen.

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  22. Love your enthusiasm, Karen. I'm feeling it myself! It's an exciting time.

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  23. Susan,
    I am excited! Yes, Cathy's book is great, isn't it? When we grow up, we want to write like Cathy, right? :)

    Donna,
    Well, it keeps me busy and out of trouble! lol

    Keli,
    Looking forward to having you along! See you Thursday! :)

    Joylene,
    You should stop by and we could celebrate with chocolate together, what do you think? :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  24. You have a lot of good posts scheduled. Thanks for previewing them for us.

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  25. Phew, Karen, your passion for what you do is palpable! You have some wonderful posts lined up. I'll be sure to stay tuned. ;-)

    Thanks for the sneak peek!

    Be well...

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  26. David,
    Well, it keeps me organized to some degree! In theory, anyway!

    Cecelia,
    You are welcome. Hope you can join us!

    Janette,
    Yes, I hope you can join us! It should be fun. :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  27. Wow! You've got a lot coming up! These authors are making it easy for you to find things to blog about, aren't they? There's that. :)

    Good for you...you've got a great lineup.

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  28. Rhonda,
    Yes they are! It'll be a fun stretch! :)
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  29. Karen - I found you via a search about Michelle Isehoff's books. I, too, will be a part of Michelle's blog tour in August (yikes! that is right here!). I count it a privilege to review Michelle's books. I have reviewed several of her books previously and she writes beautifully for the middle school reader and weaves history into her tales expertly so that the kids learn without feeling they are involved in a "history lesson." She crafts beautiful word pictures that are a great tool for teachers to teach that skill to students.

    http://ChatWithVera.blogspot.com

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  30. Vera,
    Nice to meet you! Thanks for coming over and commenting. I appreciate your thoughts on Michelle's books. Looking forward to having Michelle share soon!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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