Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Making Friends Monday--Some Blogs You Shouldn't Miss

Today I'm making friends and hoping you'll want to make some too.

First off is author Tristi Pinkston.Tristi has been blogging since 2006.  On her main blog,   she covers everything from writing tips and the life of a published author to kid funnies, spiritual thoughts, and embarrassing moments.  She also has a weight loss blog, one for writing challenges, another for her fictional characters … and she lost count of how many others she has.  You can find the links for them on her sidebar.

Tristi is the author of five published novels and a whole kit ‘n caboodle of unpublished novels.  Right now she’s focusing on cozy mysteries, although she has written historical fiction in the past and plans to write more in that genre.  She works as a freelance editor, a writing instructor, and a virtual book tour coordinator.  She loves taking long naps, being charmingly annoying, and watching good movies.  She’s a Mormon, a homeschooler, a Cubmaster, and most of the time, a headless chicken.
 I recently got to meet Tristi in person for the first time at a signing she did in Provo, and lucky me, I won the grand prize basket full of books while I was there! If you're not reading Tristi's blog(s), you really should be! I have also been participating in her quarterly writing challenges, and I'll be blogging about my personal challenge for this month soon.
Next up is the new blog on the block, When Pigs Fly.  Brad Slagowski and I were neighbors for close to eight years, but in all that time I never knew he was a writer (or wanted to be, anyway.) Now he's writing urban fantasy and looking to make his dreams come true. So, go over there and give him a nice welcome into the blogging world. You'll love his creative and funny posts. (His "High Triglyceride" story had me in stitches.)

So go on and make some new friends today!

17 comments:

K.M. Weiland said...

What a fun post. Love meeting new writers in this big, wonderful world of the online writing community.

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

Fun post--great blog. I'm a fan of making blog friends.

Karen Lange said...

Good idea! Thanks for the info and link. So many goodies out there for us writers:)

lotusgirl said...

Thanks for these recs. I'm going to head over and check them out.

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for the links and info about the blogs. I'll check them out!

Christie Wright Wild said...

Hi, Angie. Just found you through Tristi's blog. Lovin' yours, too! My writing focus is picture books, and a new LDS series proposal I just shipped off to Deseret last month. Should hear back BEFORE Christmas. At least I really hope so.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks for the links, and the great post!!!

Angie said...

Thanks for coming by, Tyrean (and all). Hope you enjoy the other blogs!

Angela said...

Angie, you are so nice. Thanks for the direction.

Debbie Davis said...

Angie congrats on the basket of books! That is super cool! I love that you write short stories! I think it is really cool that you post thme here for us all to enjoy!

RaShelle said...

Angie - Thanks for the info on Tristi. I love taking long naps too. It's a bummer I never get to though.

Carolyn V. said...

Tristi is so cool. I'll have to check out her main blog. =) Thanks Angie. =)

Shannon said...

Great post! Thanks for the links!

Jackee said...

I love meeting new people! And their blogs sound like great spots--ones right up my alley.

So glad you are getting to go to Book Academy. Congrats!

MT said...

Thanks for the new connections. I'll check them out today. :)

L.T. Elliot said...

Tristi is pretty great. Not only is she a great writer but she's an amazing editor/critiquer. She's one of the most multi-talented people I've come across.

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