Thursday, May 10, 2012

My New Author's Blog


Welcome to my new author's blog - I'm so glad you found me. Most of you know me as Lady Gwen, from Run Gwen Run! Write Gwen Write! 

If you followed me from Run Gwen, Run! then you know I busted out a move and I'm glad you joined me!

Let me explain:

When I started my blog in 2009, it was to find and give support to those who were trying to live a healthier lifestyle through exercise and healthy eating.

Little did I know that I'd find a whole community of writers!

It was serendipitous.

Did you ever feel that things were falling into place and that someone, a higher hand, was guiding you? A nudge here, and gentle point over there? That's what blogging has been like for me.

Without going into a big, long story, I've wanted to write for a long time. When I finally decided to get started in 2009, I had no idea you were all out there.

I came looking for something else, and found YOU!

I've been struggling for a while whether to split my blog or not. I knew I needed a new author platform separate from my running-turned-writing blog, but the thought of starting over to recruit followers over to my new blog has been holding me back. I still want you to follow Run Gwen, Run!, too. Yes, I want it all!
I've written my first novel, Givin' Up The Ghost, and I figured it was time to create an author's site, since, you know, I'm an author now! I've decided to self-publish when the final edits are done, hopefully in July, or maybe August. I will let you know when it's more definite.

But for now, I'd like to share a scene from my novel:

Illustration by Corona Zschusschen

So I decided to quit waffling and busted out a move!

I'm not as cute as this little guy,
but my moves are similar!

I am awarding major blog-buddy points if you'll help me spread the word!

Thank you, my awesome blogsome friends!


  1. Okay! Here I am with my cha-cha-slide dancing shoes on!! Glad to see you making this move. It's wonderful to read of you grabbing a hold of your publishing destiny given the wonderful encouragement I've received from you at my own blog. You are Rock Star Awesome!!

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  3. S.P., Yay - you made it :)

    Angela, A Rock Star?! Thank you!!! *blushes*

    Alex, Woo Hoo, you found me!

  4. Found you, yay! I'm your fourth old follower. Congrats on taking the plunge and not wishing you could Should I drop your old blog? If so, how do I do that on the new Blogger format, please?

  5. Very nice blog! Those little dancers are mesmerizing. Tweeted this link, hopefully some others will find it.

  6. I like your blog. And I love the dancers! Good luck.

  7. Kittie, I hope you still follow my old blog - I'm remodeling and making it into something healthy and inspirational!

    Joshua - Yay, you did find me again:)

    Sharon, thanks hon - sometimes you just gotta dance :) *hugs*

    Jenny, welcome and thank you!

    Jeanne, thanks. I'm still working on it :)

  8. Your new blog looks so pretty! I'll be sure to spread the word on the 16th :)

    Also, really looking forward to hearing more about your book--that's so exciting!!

  9. Yay! Love your new Blog and I'm so glad to stalk - I mean - follow you. :)

    Michelle ;)

  10. Hope you continue to grow as a writer, Gwen. Good luck with your future projects.

  11. Meradeth, thanks, it's still a work in progress :)

    Michelle, stalk me any time, lol!

    Jarmara, definitely working on it and learning a lot.

  12. Love your new blog and book title!
    And that 2 year old dancing was so cute:D

  13. Elise, thank you. Isn't that little boy the sweetest lil' thing?!

  14. I like both of your blogs. I'll follow both.

  15. Regarding your comment on my blog about MG reading: Try anything by Astrid Lindgren or Diana Wynne Jones. They are the Queens of MG and YA.

  16. Clarissa, thank you! I'm feeling a bit discombobulated with 2 blogs, and like neither of them is finished. I have some work to do :)

    Cat, thanks for the tips. I picked a a book by Diana Wynne Jones this morning:)

    Miranda, Thank you - I still have a bit of work to do.

  17. Thanks for following me earlier and here I am! Love that kid dancing - awesome. Congrats on the new site.

  18. Jaye, my pleasure! Isn't he the cutest boy? Thanks for following :)

  19. Yay! I found you too. Omg, that little boy is GORGEOUS! And what a good dancer too. I will tweet your new blog and put it on my sidebar too :)

  20. Woohoo! A new blog! I tweeted the link :-)

  21. Claire - so cute, isn't he? Thanks for finding me and tweeting:)

    Rachel, thank you so much - wait, come baaack, you didn't follow, LOL!

  22. Hi, Gwen. I'm a new follower and fellow YA author. It's nice to meet you. I hope you'll stop by blog and consider following me back.

    1. Hi Kelly, welcome aboard! I just visited your site - very cool:)


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