Last year we did a number-riffic review of the year - sharing a recap of the year plus a look at the number of readers and subscribers we have. It's a fun way to look back over the last year, so we thought we'd do it again!
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2014-2015 Theme Recap
We started our second year by talking about How I Spent My Summer Vacation in August. Then, since last year's Spring Writing Bootcamp was such a success, we decided to do another one in the fall. Our Fall Writing Bootcamp ran from September through November, and we had nearly 70 participants. So awesome!
Also in September, we celebrated the release of Shiver Me Timber's (Caroline T. Richmond's) debut, THE ONLY THING TO FEAR. Yay, Caroline!
In December we kicked off 12 Days of Books, our very first Instagram challenge. There were over 600 posts tagged with #12DaysofBooks by the end of the challenge. I guess that means we should do another Instagram challenge? ;)
January started with RESOLVE, where we talked about goals and resolutions and celebrated Brunhilde the Black-Hearted's (Rachel Searles') pub day for STOLEN MOON. In February we fell in love (with books, obvs), fitting our theme of Must Love Books. And we also celebrated Bonny Kitty Cutlass' (Kathryn Holmes') debut, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND! Then we took a Spring Break in March and kicked back (by reading, of course!).
We kicked off our second Spring Writing Bootcamp in April and it ran through May, ending with 50 amazing participants. And we celebrated Neptune's (Kelly Loy Gilbert's) debut, CONVICTION!
Now, just for fun, here's a quick glimpse at a few of our favorite numbers for the year!
Subscribers (we <3 you!!!)
10 most popular posts
Note: I'm discounting direct visits to our home page and blog.
- How I Spent My Summer Vacation (in 200 words or less!)
- What would your dream vacation look like?
- Agent Interview: Alyssa Eisner Henkin of Trident Media Group
- Join the Fall Writing Bootcamp!
- Need a Critique Partner? Join our Match Up!
- The YA Buccaneers Celebrate Our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!
- 10 Great First Lines in YA Books
- Cover Reveal: THE STOLEN MOON by Rachel Searles
- Cover Reveal: IF YOU WRONG US by Dawn Klehr
- Interview with author Charlie N. Holmberg & giveaway of THE PAPER MAGICIAN
That's our recap! What did you love? What do you wish we included? Tell us in the comments - we would love to hear from you.
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