I'm not sure we can count all of the great things that happened here on Oasis for YA during 2011. Larissa joined our ranks in September and we've been loving her posts. Nikki, Jessica and I all got to meet in person, which was a rare treat, considering Jess & I live on the east coast and Nikki lives on the west coast. (Yes, that is an iHop in the background. That's just how we roll.)
We've participated in several blog hops or blogfests, and even had the honor of co-hosting a blogfest with Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer. We've seen our readership grow this year, and been blessed to have loyal Oasis Seekers return week after week.
So, as we leave 2011 behind, we just wanted to say "thank you" to each of you! There'd be no point in anything we do if it weren't for you. We value your comments and feedback. We appreciate that you take time out of your busy days to stop by here for a moment of sanctuary. We wish you nothing but the best in 2012!
Speaking of 2012, we want to announce that we'll be hosting the second annual That's YAmore Blogfest in February. You can get all of the details and sign up to participate here. The synopsis version is this: you post 250 steamy words from your YA WIP; you read others' entries; you could win a prize from us. Sounds awesome, right? We had a blast with it in 2011 and we hope to have even more of you join us in 2012.
Until then, whatever your new year's plans, stay safe and happy writing!