Till We Meet Again – Anne Barwell

I haven’t managed to write many posts for Authors Speak over the last few months. Four books releasing in seven months is too many for my time and sanity to keep up with. I’ve spent months in what feels like an endless circle of edits and promo, and it is such a relief to finally sit down at the computer to write again.

I’m feeling sad that Authors Speak as we know it is drawing to a close, but I’m looking forward to being part of it going forward in a different way. Lou talks about those plans here .


This year has been a bit of a rollercoaster in many ways, and with 2017 finishing in just under a month, I’d like to give kudos to the rest of the Authors Speak group, and in particular Lou for hosting us, and giving us a place to speak.

I’d also like to thank those of you who follow us. Please continue to keep in touch. I’d love to hear from you at Drops of Ink, and I’m starting a newsletter in the New Year.

All Good Things…

…come to an end.

Earlier this month I said a very tearful good-bye to my little dog, Rosie.

Today is a less tearful til we meet again. I don’t have much to add to Lou’s post. It’s been a joy to participate in this blog and I hope you all will continue to follow us in our planned newsletter.

In the mean time, I can be found on my website, Emotion in Motion, or  Facebook. Feel free to drop me a line and don’t be a stranger. Thank you for reading!




A Couple of Winners and One Fond Farewell (’til we meet again)

Lou Sylvre Gay Romance Happy Endings Hello, everybody! I’m embarrassed to say I completely missed the month of October—at least as far as posting on Authors Speak blog. A lot was going on! In fact, a lot has happened in the last year, on a large scale and in the lives of the people involved with this blog. After a good run of a year and a half, we’ve decided to let the blog lie. This is my last post here, and throughout the month of October other authors will post their farewell posts too. I hope you’ll stop by, and if you’ve particularly enjoyed an author’s posts maybe let them know.

But, as my title suggests, this isn’t really goodbye. The blog is over, but the idea of an Authors Speak quarterly newsletter is being kicked around (in a good way), and taking shape. Looks like a debut issue may be forthcoming (fingers crossed) at the end of February, 2018. We hope to have articles from authors you’ve seen here and maybe others, a Readers Say corner where readers can speak (write) their piece, book and event announcements, and who knows what else. Sound good? (I hope so…) If it does, and you’d like to be sure and be on the mailing list for the inaugural issue, you can let me know in the comments. (I don’t recommend posting your email address, but I’ll follow up with you.) Especially, if you’re an author or a reader and you’d like to contribute, please let me know! Otherwise, you can watch my personal author blog, sylvre.com, for news and (eventually) a way to sign up for it. Speaking of that blog, expect to see some good stuff (like author features) coming up. Want to suggest your favorite author for a feature in the coming months? Let me know!

Now, this: Last time I posted I started a contest. I had only two entries. I’m pretty sure my failure to put the info out about the contest and the questions I was asking is to blame for that dismal showing. Be that as it may, the two answers I did get were excellent. How does one choose a winner from two entries, though? So, they both win. K.L. White and Didi, you have my thanks and congratulations. (I’ll contact you privately about your winnings.)

That’s all I have. Please feel free to leave your comments about any of this, or about the blog in general, below. And, of course, always keep reading.