This is a post that I've been procrastinating writing all week because it makes me sad. But sometimes I think it's important to slow down, pray, and take an inventory of your life--then figure out where things need to be shifted. I did that this last weekend and had a strong answer that for now I need to stop book blogging.
On Monday I will announce our final giveaway winners on Facebook and Twitter.
After that I will most likely publish any reviews I am going to do primarily on goodreads, Barnes and Noble, Deseretbook.com, Amazon (but what is up with them lately?) instead of making a blog post.
For now I'm hoping it's just a break and someday I'll come back. But I'm going with my gut.
I took on new part-time staff this year and they've been awesome so I want to thank all of my contributors. Under meet our staff you can see where they will be blogging full-time at their own sites.
On our right-hand sidebar you can see all of my network links if you want to keep up with what I'm doing and stay in touch. I will remain on Twitter so I can follow all of the amazing new releases coming out and keep up with some of my favorite tweeples.
I've met so many wonderful people these last three years. Many of my dreams have come true-- having author photos published in two books, being able to interview authors face-to-face, as well as helping to create a book trailer made with my original photos.I've been able to go to conventions in New York City and Anaheim. Meeting the big six and taking a tour of some of the major publishing houses was awesome. I loved LDSBA and being a judge for the Whitney Awards. I've attended many wonderful author signings and events which I intend to keep going to when I have time.
You may see At Comic Con, ALA, or BEA with my camera and family in tow now that my children have discovered their love for books.
However for now I'm taking a break from my sites.
Thanks so much to all of the amazing authors, publishers, independent bookstores, publicists and bloggers who have kept me busy these last few years.
I know I'm making the right decision but that doesn't make it any easier. So many of you have become my personal friends. I will continue being a cheerleader for books and authors. Be kind to one another, not competitive. Be unique and honest. Respect our copyright by not stealing or re posting our words and images.
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God be with you till we meet again.