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Winterviews Wrap-Up

Happy Spring! 🙂

The warmer weather’s on its way here, and that means Winterviews is officially over for the season. A humongous THANK YOU to all the interviewees, partners and spotlight guests for their time and dedication in this project. You guys are seriously the best!

A second huge thank you to all the people who stopped by and gave a few minutes of their time to read about these authors and artists. Readers and commenters are always welcome on my site.

If you missed out on any of the fun, be sure to visit our Winterviews 2016-2017 page and see what everyone’s working on. Or meet the authors and artists directly by checking out their blog sites or Twitter feeds:

A.J. Super | A.Y. Chao | Christopher Woolf | Dianna L. Gunn | Ian Barnes | Jennifer Galambos | Kaelan Rhywiol | M.A...
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One Lovely Blog Award

Today, I could barely keep my open come noon. I laid down for a quick (3-hour… oops ;)) power nap and woke up to a beautiful message from author Micaela Eagle that she’d nominated me for an award. You can check out her website here.

My first reaction: Really, someone reads my blog?

Okay, a few people do. Anywho… I first met Micaela during PitchWars 2016. I read her awesome mentee bio, followed her on Twitter, exchanged some pages here and there, and generally watched her Twitter wall fill up with Supernatural gifs. Ha ha… I’m serious. Proof. Oh yeah, and she’s a damn good writer too and sweet as they come. Follow her on Twitter. Check out her blog. And someday jump around your house when you have one of her awesome stories in your hands ready to read. 🙂

Alright, down to business...

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Winterview Partner – Songs Wrote My Story

To celebrate 13 weeks of winter, Hàlön Chronicles will be conducting one interview a week for 13 weeks. We’ve also partnered with additional artists and authors for a few surprises throughout the winter. Join us on the hashtag #13Winterviews, or check out our right-side blog hop for a sneak peek at who’s on the roster in the coming weeks.

Hosted by: K. J. Harrowick

Without further ado, Book Reviewer & Music Therapist: Hilary.

Tell us a little bit about Songs Wrote My Story. What sparked the idea?

I’ve been reading and writing reviews forever. My memory sucks, and writing reviews helped me keep track of what had happened without having to reread the whole book. I’d always kept them in a notebook though, rather than posting them online.

Boredom actually got the site going...

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New Year’s Resolutions – Yeah, No. Not Really.

Alright, so during no year ever have I sat and reflected on my life, goals, accomplishments, etc. That usually happens throughout the year when I’m focused on a project, or feeling a little bit like I’m in the dumpster fire.

Guess what? Not gonna do it this year either. Instead I’m going to take all the resolutions off this Udemy blog and add “speshul” commentary.

Because, why not? Maybe someone else needs a good laugh today, too. 🙂

1. Finish a chap-stick
I don’t eat ChapStick. <== Psst... correct spelling.

2. Fill up your gas tank all the way
Nope, that’s my husband’s job. Might get run over for that comment.

3. Grow a plant
I have a whole garden growing right now. With cilantro! Yes, I said cilantro. You know who you are.

4. Separate your colors from your whites
My clothes won’t turn pink that way.


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Winterviews Start 21 December 2016

So, what is this Winterviews thing, you didn’t ask? Pull up a chair, a cup of coffee, and take a lot of time getting comfortable, because this is likely to be the shortest blog post ever.

Winter + Interviews = Winterviews. <– That’s it.

Yes, that’s right. Haven’t had my coffee yet and I’m already mathing you. 🙂

Starting on 21 December 2016, I’ll be opening a new segment of my blog. For thirteen weeks I’ll be interviewing thirteen talented writers and artists. Their interviews will go up on the blog every Wednesday for the thirteen weeks of winter. If you want to know more about each interviewee, feel free to ask questions in the comments section, or just say hi and show a little love.

So, who’s on the menu for Winterviews 2016?

If you scoot on over to the right ——> you’ll see a section ...

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