Monday, July 25, 2011

Anniversary and Contest Winner!

I started blogging three years ago this month! I can't believe how much I've learned from all of you during that time. I think my first post was basically a picture of my kids and like..."We went here for the summer." 

Yeah, I had no clue.

But thanks to all of you and your blogfests, contests, awesome posts on craft and the industry...I've come to not only enjoy blogging, but have made friends with many of you.

From celebrating a positive reply to a query to feeling your pain when we get a "No," its been so lovely to connect with other authors and lovers of the written word.

I'm looking forward to the coming year and can't wait to see what all of you do with it!

Until next time...Go Write!

Congratulations to Gail M. Baugniet! You have won the Detective's Surveillance Kit Giveaway!

Prizes include; goodies to eat and drink during your "stake out," an Amazon gift card, a cool gadget from and copy of Purple Knot!

Thank you all for entering and for being so supportive with your blog posts, Tweets, and "likes" for my book!

Photograph by Squeaky Marmot.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to Gail and happy three years!

Gail M Baugniet said...

Wow, Raquel, I didn't realize you had placed this announcement of your contest winner ... that's me!!

Thank you!

I look forward to reading Purple Knot (Shades of Hope) and will gladly offer a review at

Aloha, Gail

Dora Hiers said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary, Raquel. Love your blog and your book!

Regina said...

Congrats on your three years. I think that is wonderful. Keep it up and best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the occasion of your three-year anniversary, and good luck with the book!

If you get a chance, check out a fellow writer's zombie story and help me make him wear an embarrassing shirt next year! Details are here:

Trisha said...

Wow, Raquel - 3 years is an amazing milestone! Congratulations! I've loved reading your blog so far and look forward to reading it in future! hehe

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats to the winner! That's great. And three years, wow, you're a veteran!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Alex - Thanks so much!

Gail - Congratulations! And thanks for the review offer. :0)

Dora - Always a pleasure!

Regina - Thanks, so glad you stopped by.

Kelworth - Sounds cool, I love zombie stories.

Trisha - Thank you...hope to see you too!

Clarissa - LOL! A veteran, yeah...I guess I've been at it a while. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats that you've stuck with it!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Happy blogging birthday. Three years is great.