Thursday, February 21, 2013
Happy 3000 Followers, Literary Rambles!
This was going to start out as a simple blog contest shout out that Casey and Natalie have planned to celebrate 3,000+ followers, but as I began typing I couldn't help but share what their blog, Literary Rambles, means to me.
I don't think there's anyone in the children's writing community who hasn't heard of the awesome blog Literary Rambles. It was one of the first blogs I joined when I began writing and searching for information on literary agents who represented children's literature. At the time, Casey McCormick ran the blog by herself, spotlighting and interviewing literary agents. I was amazed at how generous she was devoting an incredible amount of time gathering information, setting up interviews, and posting everything on her blog for writers like me. What a resource! And it was such a beautiful and professional blog. Remember the dark background with white lettering - so unique!
When I think of all the time that Casey must have devoted to the blog at the time, I'm floored. I remember her sharing about going to school, raising her young family, and pursuing her own writing and thought, "How on earth does she do it all?" Enter Natalie Aguirre :)
In my early blog visiting days, one of the names that I would see in the comments sections on a regular basis (and usually one of the first ten of the day) was Natalie Aguirre. Her smiling image accompanied her encouraging and positive comments. So when Casey announced that Natalie would be joining her as co-host of Literary Rambles, she seemed like the perfect fit. And is she ever. Natalie organizes wonderful author interviews, reviews and contests.
What I love about these two classy ladies is how they really bring the writing community together. And they don't seek praise or recognition for all they do. It's truly one of my favorite blogs. One of my writing goals/dreams is to some day be able to promote my debut novel on their site :)
Onto the giveaway. To celebrate reaching over 3,000 followers (3,200 last time I checked), Casey and Natalie have three fabulous prize giveaways. You may enter the contest between now and midnight of March 9. Winners will be announced on March 11. Stop by Literary Rambles for more details on how to enter and while you're there, why not thank Casey and Natalie for their wonderful, selfless contribution to the writing community.