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PAY IT FORWARD BLOGFEST

Today I’m participating in the PAY IT FORWARD BLOGFEST, organized by one of our followers, Matthew MacNish, at The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment and Alex Cavanaugh They both have awesome blogs I recommend you follow. The point of the blogfest is to spotlight three blogs that you might not know about.

Here’s the blogs I love that you may not know about:

1. The Other Side of the Story. This is a fabulous blog about the craft of writing. Janice Hardy is the author of THE SHIFTER, BLUE FIRE, and DARKFALL. I just interviewed her on Monday and there’s a link at the top of the blog to read the interview and enter my contest to win an ARC of DARKFALL.

Janice blogs about the craft of writing. She analyzes every issue you could imagine about the craft and gives you detailed examples of pitfalls and how to fix them. I read her blog almost daily. Anyone I know who reads it loves it.

2. The O.W.L. Jill at The O.W.L. is one of our followers and is a 7th grade English teacher. She spotlights books for 9-12 year olds mainly through book reviews and author interviews. Sometimes these include giveaways. While she talks about some YA books, I love that she focuses on middle grade and she gets input from her students about which are good ones. I follow her blog regularly.

3. Book Dreaming. Shannon O’Donnell is a high school English teacher and middle grade author. On Mondays she talks about a middle grade book for the Marvelous Middle Grade series. Other days she’ll share an inspiring quote to keep us motivated, talk about books, or share about the craft of writing. Shannon is such a sweet person. I love her blog.

I could go on and on but will stop here. So I hope you’ll check out these blogs and please let us know in the comments about your own blog or someone else’s you really enjoy.

On Monday I’m interviewing another teenager who’s also an aspiring author for for my ASK THE EXPERT series and giving away an ARC I know you’ll want. And on October 24th, I’ll be interviewing debut author Stasia Ward Kehoe and giving away a copy of AUDITION. Then on October 31st, I’m interviewing another debut author Anna Staniszewski and giving away a copy of MY VERY UN FAIRY TAIL LIFE.

Here's the link to everyone else participating in the blogfest. I hope you'll visit some of them.



Hope to see you on Monday! Have a great weekend.

38 comments:

S.A. Larsenッ said...

All fantastic blogs!! I love Janice's blog. She always has such great advice. :)

Laura Pauling said...

Wow! It really grew overnight! Like an extra 20 bloggers. Pretty cool.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I love Shannon! And I'll be checking out the other two...Thanks for stopping by! :)

Joanne said...

Thanks for the links, it'll be a busy blog-hopping day!

Emily White said...

Great suggestions! I can't wait to check them out!

Matthew MacNish said...

You've listed some great blogs here. Thanks so much for taking part, Natalie and Casey!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Thank you SO MUCH for including me, Natalie! I'm honored, especially to be listed with Janice and Jill--both blogs I LOVE! :-)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Shannon is made of awesome!

Christina Lee said...

Awesome (two out of three ain't bad)--off to follow JIll!!!!

Marta Szemik said...

Thanks for the links! I'm a happy hopper today as well :) I've been a follower of your blog for a while and find it very helpful. The links you posted are a proof of that. Happy Hopping.

LTM said...

oh! I see Shannon's lovely face everywhere. Running to check her out now. Not sure why I haven't before... thanks, guys! <3

Casey McCormick said...

Fantastic choices, Natalie. And what a link list!! So awesome.

Unknown said...

An awesome blog-hop. I look forward to visiting as many as I can!

I love Literary Rambles. Especially the Agent Spotlight. Thanks to you I know who to query next.

xoxo said...

Awesomeness, I'll check out those blogs!
Xoxo

Kelly Polark said...

Thank you for your wonderful blog and for the recommendations!!

Weaver said...

I wonder if I need to copy and repost my list! Great suggestions.

Nancy Thompson said...

Hi Natalie! It is such a pleasure to meet you. Thank so very much for stopping by and following me. I so appreciate that. I know your name well, but I don't think I've ever stopped by before. I'm changing that right now and will add this wonderful blog to my roll! And I'll check out those folks you've recommended, as well.

Suma Subramaniam said...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing links to so many great blogs.

Angela Ackerman said...

Oh I'll check out the OWL. The others I know about and love--great pic!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Jemi Fraser said...

I adore Shannon - she's one of my favourite people in the bloggy-verse! I'll have to go meet the others! :)

Unknown said...

Great choices!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, I just came from Book Dreaming! Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

Lydia Kang said...

Great choices! Thanks for stopping by my blog too! :)

Stina said...

Awesome choices. I already follow them. :D

Alison Miller said...

Shannon's awesome! Thanks for the recommendations!

Pat Hatt said...

Tons of blogs will have a look as I blog hop along!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for the blog links - all very interesting!

Martha Ramirez said...

Wow what a great list. Thank you.

BTW how did they get on the list? I would have loved to participate in blogfest!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Martha, you might want to follow Matt and Andrew as they are involved in some blog hops. You would just sign up on the list on the organizers' blog. Hope that helps.

Thanks everyone for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog. I have popped over from alex's blogfest. Lovely to meet you and you have a new follower. xoxo
Eve. :)

Naina Gupta said...

I am a new visitor here. I love Rachna's Scriptorium and Dave's Pics and Poems.

Heather said...

I love this blogfest, such a great idea! And yay for Shannon! She is the best. I'm off to meet the other two.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the recommendations . . . they all sound like blogs I would like.

Anonymous said...

Hello ladies, saw your link at Kelly Pollark's blog and am stopping by to say hello! I know Shannon O'Donnell. I'll check out the other links too!

Jeremy Bates said...

i missed the pay it forward hop, so coming fashionably late to say hello! nice to meet you :)

Ciara said...

Great picks. I'm off to check out a few. Wow, what a great blog hop.

Beth said...

I know Shannon, but on your recommendation I'll check out the other posts!

Heather Zundel said...

I love this idea! And Janice's blog is top notch and Shannon is about the sweetest person ever.