Goodbye for Now

The past three years have been a rush! Not only did I enjoy the community of my fellow bloggers and our wonderful visitors, but I loved all of the wonderful guest authors we’ve hosted over the years. Who can forget those fabulous posts by Sherry Thomas, Judi Fennell, Victoria Alexander, Toni Blake, Eloisa James, Jenna Petersen, Michelle Willingham, and the incomparable Anna Campbell! These authors have inspired us, encouraged us, and shared their wisdom and experience.

Then there were the newly minted authors, many of whom were Avon Fanlit alumni just like us, that in their success, we found hope for our own. Beverley Kendell, Tessa Dare, Lori Brighton, and Lisa Marie Wilkinson are some of those authors that we were excited to share in the celebration of their triumphs.

There have been many more authors that were kind of enough to spend the day with us and I can’t possibly list them all here, but we enjoyed visiting with each of them and loved hearing about their journeys.

The Roundtable has been such a great experience for me. It’s taught me how to stretch my wings, push past my barriers, and share a piece of myself with the reading and writing community. It’s been a truly wonderful way to meet other writers and share our experiences on this rocky road to publication.

Renee wrote of beautiful seasons, Brynna of milestones and memories, and Alice of taking a hiatus from The Romance Roundtable. I’d just like to add that this isn’t the end for us, but the beginning of a new chapter in our career paths. So I’m just going to say goodbye for now.

Thanks to all of you! And stay in touch!! You can always find us at the Writers of the Roundtable forum – We look forward to seeing you!

12 Comment(s)

  1. Isn’t it amazing how many success stories we’ve shared through these years, Laurie! I love how many new friends we’ve made–and how many new AUTO BUY authors are on my list.

    I think we’ve each grown in unique ways and we’ll continue to do so. As you’ve said, we only say goodbye for now!


    Brynna | Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

  2. Beautiful sentiments, Laurie.

    terri | Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

  3. A lot of awesome memories, Laurie. I had forgotten about some of our guests.

    Renee | Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

  4. Brynna, I’ve loved discovering new authors through our blog, both from the guests and your reviews!

    And it’s been wonderful to grow along side fellow writers and friends.

    Laurie Faelan | Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

  5. Thank you, Terri, I’m glad you thought so. It was a hard post to write.

    Laurie Faelan | Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

  6. They are awesome memories, Renee. I’ve learned so much from the authors we’ve had on here!

    Laurie Faelan | Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

  7. You know I’m not going far away.

    Alice | Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

  8. A lot of awesome writers have graced our door the last three years! A lot of great careers in the making. I’m very much looking forward to seeing them fulfill their destinies.

    It’s been a great ride, ladies, but we are not at the summit yet and I do so want to see you all get there! Keep writing!!!

    Anastasia St. James | Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

  9. Wonderful reminders, Laurie! It’s amazing to think about how many great writers crossed our threshold during our three years here. It truly has been an awesome experience!

    Sasha Allgood | Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

  10. YEs, goodbye for now. I hope that one day we’ll all be inspired to start back up RRT with a renewed enthusiam! Hope to see our most dedicated readers on the forum. That would be awesome!

    Christiana | Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

  11. I applaud the reason why you’re tabling the RRT for now…in order to dedicate time to your own writing projects. This is a good opportunity for me to say thanks to you ladies for your support and kindness to me and other new authors. You’ve brought me quite a few new readers as well as having inspired and encouraged me beyond measure. Please keep me in the loop because I’m certainly looking forward to buying and reading your books! Bless you!

    Lisa Marie Wilkinson | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  12. Thank you, Lisa Marie, for your kind words. It’s been wonderful to watch your success. I’m so glad we’ll be seeing you occasionally on the forum!

    Laurie Faelan | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

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