Over the years I've learned so much, made so many friends, and been uplifted by so many great bloggers! As a result, I'm recognizing some of the best bloggers for this year's A to Z Challenge. These bloggers have shared knowledge, promotions, jokes, guidance, support, and more. Scroll on down to meet the next set of bloggers.
To the BEST BLOGGERS in the world - I say, "Thank you!"
K is for Kat Ross, Kate Jarvik Birch, and Kim Graff.
Kat Ross is a young adult author. Her debut, SOME FINE DAY, is available now, and she is an avid supporter of other writers. A recent post on her blog addressed the topic of cutting characters. She wrote, "When I had to revise Some Fine Day, there was much cold-blooded murdering of darlings—which actually turned out to be the easy part. My editor and I both agreed they were entertaining guests who were also dropping their dirty underwear on the bathroom floor, crashing on the couch, and not doing really doing much to move the plot anywhere.”
Kate Jarvik Birch had two young adult novels publish this last year, and she says about herself on her blog, "My life is full, overflowing. I'm a painter, a writer, a mother, a procrastinator and a daydreamer. Maybe there isn't time to fit it all into one life, but I'll keep trying. DELIVER ME (Spring 2014, Bloomsbury Spark), PERFECTED (Summer 2014, Entangled), Represented by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg.” Kate regularly features other authors on her blog and tackles various writing topics, too.
Kim Graff is woman of many hats, including "a designer, a freelance editor, a book blogger, and a YA writer ... currently interning for Bree Ogden at D4EO. In the past, I've interned for P.S. Literary Agency, Astraea Press, and worked as a personal assistant for Best Selling author Gennifer Albin (Crewel). I offer critique services and create covers for authors. I am a member of the SCBWI, HWA, AWP, and HNS." Kim's blog offers fantastic writing tips and tips on traversing the publishing world. A recent post about common query mistakes, Kim wrote, "Wrong Pages: You don’t submit an “excerpt” — you submit the first five or ten pages. Not some random set of pages from chapter ten.”
Please take three minutes to stop by these three awesome blogs and thank them for all they contribute to the blogosphere!