What's New in 2015 at OS&B

Friday, January 2, 2015

There are a lot of changes coming in the new year, some of which you can already see! I mean look at my so very pretty design by Stephanie at New Chapter Designs! I'm kind of obsessed with it. Besides that awesomesauce, I am making slight and subtle changes in the new year, and for those of you who are interested, this is where you will get the down low:

Writing Meme
So I might have mentioned possibly thinking about a writing meme. Most of you know that I'm a writer, and I truly enjoy writing YA books. Well, I also love helping people in the writing field, I guess that kind of goes with my wanting to become a professor.

Well, anyway, this meme is titled: Tips & Tricks. I figured I would go with simple rather than overly wordy. Tips & Tricks will be a bi-monthly meme, so every other Sunday I plan on posting about the tips and tricks I've found throughout the many years I've been writing.

I'm honestly very excited about this. There's a lot I want to say about writing, and I know a number of bloggers who also write, so my hope is that we can help each other through this crazy writing journey.

Meme Change
I'm changing my Bookend Friday posts to Let's Chat. If you ever want to search for my blogger discussion posts, you will find it under Let's Chat.

What about reviews?
I obviously still plan on doing as many reviews as I can do in a week. With only me right now, it will probably stay to about 2 reviews a week. Yes, the past couple of weeks have been irregular, but once this year gets going, you will be seeing two reviews a week. Also, I'm grateful for the random reviews donated by my bookish friends Jamie and Addison. You will continue to see posts from them randomly throughout the new year.

Following by email
Some of you may have noticed that the follow by email option is available. In months past, it was hidden down at the bottom of the page, and people didn't even know it existed. I know some of you prefer email, so by all means, please take advantage of the email list.

Books! Lots and lots of books!
I'm really excited about this next year. It's another year full of great books and author events. There are some seriously awesome things that I'm looking forward to like North Texas Teen Book Festival and BEA '15. So be ready for some great event recaps and AWESOME giveaways!


  1. I'm ready for all the awesomeness!

  2. Looks like 2015 is going to be a great year! I can't wait to read some of your Tips & Tricks posts. :)


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