I discovered the book blogosphere in ’09. I had sold my first book, A BLUE SO DARK, and I was taking my very first steps into developing an online life. Seems strange to say now, but back then, I had no online presence at all—no social media accounts, no digital subscriptions, nothing.
It all felt so strange to me.
I met bloggers coast-to-coast…and in Puerto Rico…England…Readers utterly devoted to their genre of choice. To helping authors spread word of their work. In ten years, bloggers have hosted interviews and vlogs and giveaways. They’ve reviewed my work. They’ve participated in cover reveals…
The “more” being that over the years, we’ve continued to be in contact. I’ve been in touch with YA reviewers who went on to college, then graduated college, then became teachers or writers themselves. We’ve shared triumphs and heartaches.
It’s been a powerful community. Emphasis on “community.” I’m eternally grateful to be part of it.
I’m sending out the call to adult bloggers—like contemporary fiction? A slight dash of magic? Maybe even some reinvented fairy tales? Non-traditional characters? Not-you-typical love stories?
Please do get in touch: hollyschindlerbooks (at) gmail (dot) com. I’d love to add you to the review team.
The best part of any “community” is that it can (and should!) be constantly growing.