Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Getting Inspiration From Others

Any time a friend of mine lands an agent, sells a book, or celebrates a debut, it inspires me because it reminds me that books are still selling and the industry is surviving. Today, my friend Saba over at Of Thoughts And Words, is hosting a New Author Blog Hop to celebrate all the wonderful new authors out there. Though I didn't sign up the Critique Sisters for the blog hop, I didn't want you, our friends and readers to miss out on it.

This year alone I've met so many fantastic new authors that I couldn't possibly list them all, show their covers, and have it fit on one page. I'll attempt to name a few, but the list is by no means inclusive. The Indie Elite: myself, Kristie Cook, Elle Strauss, Cyndi Tefft, Denise Grover Swank, Eisley Jacobs, Karlene Petitt (coming soon), Melissa Luznicky Garrett, Susan Kaye Quinn. The Indelibles: C.K. Bryant, Angela Carlie, G.P. Ching, Ali Cross, Jessie Harrell, Karen Amanda Hooper, P.J. Hoover, Megg Jensen, S.R. Johannes, Karly Kirkpatrick, Danyelle Leafty, Addison Moore, Lisa Nowak, Susan Kaye Quinn, Elle Strauss, Megg Vernon, Rashelle Workman.

How about you? Are there any authors you would like to give a shout out to? Who inspires you?



  1. Thank you, Heather! For the shout out and for covering pretty much everyone for me. :) I have to add Brenda Pandos, Michelle Gregory and Lani Woodland.

  2. Thanks for the shout out, Heather! I am honored to be on this list with such awesome talent. :)

    I'd give a nod to Tammara Webber, author of Between the Lines, a fantastic YA book I read recently. The woman's got talent!


  3. Sarra Cannon is a huge inspiration to me!!!! She's a fantastic writer and an amazing person. :D

    Thanks for the shout out, Heather!:)

  4. Wooot! I'd like to give a shout out to you because you're awesome. :)

    Thanks for including me with such awesome peeps.


  5. Wow, thank you Heather!!! Happy Thanksgiving to all! =)

  6. Thanks for the SHOUT, Heather. It feels mighty good to see my name with all those awesome authors. I'm in such good company.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Thank you, Heather! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Heather, what a superstar list for sure! Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Thanks for the mention! Super sweet. Have a great Thanksgiving. =D

  10. Thanks for the shout-out, Heather. Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. Shout-out to you and everyone i met. You are the first writer I met in this blogging world. You introduced me to many kinds of writers and you showed me to see in a different light. Thank you!

    Happy Thanksgiving, to the CSC! (:

  12. What a fantastic list, Heather! It gives a person a good feeling all right.

  13. Kristie, you're very welcome! And thanks for the great additions to the list.

    Cyndi, you're very welcome! And thanks for the nod to Tammara. I'll have to check her book out.

    Megg, you're welcome! It's great to know who inspires you!

    Karen, you are far too sweet. :)

  14. Addison, you're welcome! Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

    C.K., you're welcome! And we are in amazing company aren't we?!

    G.P., you're welcome, and happy Thanksgiving to you too hon!

  15. Karlene, it is for sure.

    RaShelle, you're welcome. :)

    Lisa, any time!

    Fida, thank you so much. That is so sweet of you. I'm glad I could introduce you to a whole new world. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I'm thankful for each of you!