Sunday, January 6, 2013

Good-Bye and a Contest for Comments

For years now, I've spent every Sunday night prepping a post for this blog. And this is the hardest post I've ever written, because this is the post where I say, "Good-bye."

But here it is...nearly five years and 2,000 posts from when Deb Baker and I launched Killer Hobbies, and it's time for me to move on. When I reflect on this venture, I am most grateful for the wonderful friends I've made. Without this blog, I might never have gotten to know Monica, Betty, and Linda.

And many of you, too.

How ironic. My next book, to be released in March, will be Wave Good-Bye--and here I am, saying, "Good-bye." Somehow, I think "Blogger" knows it's good-bye, too, because it's locking up every other word!

My new blogging "home" is http://www.JoannaSlan.blogspot.com 

Give me some advice: What do you like to read in an author's blog?

 I'll choose three comments to win advance copies of Wave Good-Bye.



17 comments:

traveler said...

Wishing you the best of adventures, success and wonderful blogging. I enjoy reading about an author's travels, research and their favorite books and foods.

Michelle said...

I like to read about *that* author's books (of course), and other books in the same vein, and in your case I'd love to read about Zentangles and scrapbooking and Jane Eyre. Your books have made me curious!

Katreader said...

Farewell, but not goodbye, for although I'll miss you from this blog, I'm sure I'll see you again. As for what I look for in authors blogs...Honestly, I follow so many group blogs and Facebook posts, I don't generally read individual author blogs. There's just not enough time. But I enjoy glimpses into your world and I guess that's what I look for...and recipes!

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Traveler, I can do that! I have a lot of travel planned this year.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Michelle, I'm glad to hear that. i try to post a Zentangle every day or so on my facebook page http://www.Facebook.com/JoannaCampbellSlan

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Well, Kat, you'd enjoy my newest Kiki Lowenstein short story. I'm working on "Kiki Lowenstein and the Soldier's Gift" right now--and it has great recipes and foodie tips.

llk10 retired said...

I like to read about what the author is currently writing. In addition, I like to see about appearances the author makes or what blog tour she is doing. When an author has a pseudonym,as you do, I also like knowing about those books. It's fun to check out all the series.

traveler said...

Reading about your writing plans for the year and your thoughts and wishes.

petite said...

Learning more about your books and how you decided what to write.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

llk 10 retired, you know, I'm not entirely sure what my writing plans are for the year, so that would be good to share as I learn them.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

traveler, good to know that also interests you.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

petite, good question. What I'll write this year will be determined by a lot of factors. I guess it makes sense that readers would be interested in knowing how I decide what to do!

Linda O. Johnston said...

We'll miss you, Joanna!

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

That's kind of you, Linda. I hope I can come back to do guest posts.

Linda O. Johnston said...

I certainly hope so, Joanna! Best of luck in all your ventures.

Betty Hechtman said...

It's been fun having you as a blog sister, Joanna. We'll miss you.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

The winners are:
traveler
Michelle and
llk10 retired

Please email me at
jcslan@aol.com and put WG in the subject line