Thank you!

Thank you for all the support you've given the Climbing Rose Young Adult line of The Wild Rose Press. Our stories are still available on The Wild Rose Press website, however, since we aren't publishing new stories, our blog is no longer active. We thank you again for the time you spent with us and invite you to visit our Climbing Rose bookstore.

Thursday Link-Up

What's going on in the wide, wide world of the Book Blogosphere? Well, as I mentioned yesterday, here at Climbing Rose, we're counting down the days (hours? minutes?) to the launch of March Misfit by Barbara Stremikis (check out the countdown widget in the sidebar to see just how close we are.)

Christine Marciniak, Climbing Rose author of When Mike Kissed Emma is feeling Dickensian:

In Oliver when our hero asked for more porridge he got chased and sold by Mr. Bumble. I can sympathize with Mr. Bumble. Sometimes being asked to provide more is just enough to send a person over the edge.

Linda Kage, Climbing Rose author of our upcoming release The Stillburrow Crush, has posted the final chapter of her FREE READ Bad Boys Don't Play Hero:

On August 17, 2009, I decided to host a short, young adult, free-read story on my website, uploading a chapter a month until the whole thing was posted. I did this in anticipation of my debut novel's big release date, February 26, 2010. I titled my short story Bad Boys Don't Play Hero, and just like I said I'd do, I uploaded a chapter a month.

Kristen at Bookworming in the 21st Century is Calling all Bloggers:

There's a section of the boards that's all about our mentoring program. Basically you can sign up to be a mentor or mentee and for about 4 weeks you will learn or help teach someone about blogging. We're trying to round up our first round of participants and have more mentees that mentors.

The bloggers of YA Bliss, The Neverending Shelf, The Story Siren, Frenetic Reader, & The Book Cellar have teamed up to compile The Author Hunt:

The Author Hunt gives readers a glimpse into the world of Author Events and Signings. With the help of some amazing bloggers, we have gathered Events from all across the US.

And finally, do you need some inspiration to overcome this dismal January weather (dismal where I am, anyway)? Check out 16 Ways to Increase Creativity and Generate Clever Ideas over at Happenchance:

No matter what kind of work you do, sometimes you run into a wall; the ideas dry up and you feel anything but creative. It happens to everyone. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. You need a break. You need a strategy. You need a saga.

One of those 16 ideas is bound to get me out of a rut--hope you find it useful too!

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