Monday, September 8, 2014

A Time of Transitions

This is a time of transitions here on the TeachingAuthors blog. Laura announced on Friday  that she is leaving our team. Even though she'd signed on as a temporary sub, I'd hoped we'd be able to convince her to continue as a regular. Unfortunately, other pressing demands are tugging at her. But I do hope she'll keep us in mind if circumstances change. J

Meanwhile, we wish her the best. At least we'll all be able to keep tabs on Laura over at her own blog.

Farewell to the lovely and talented, Laura Purdie Salas!
In two weeks, we'll also be saying farewell to long-time TeachingAuthor, Jill Esbaum. I'm VERY sad to see Jill go, L but she's leaving for a new, exciting adventure. I hope she'll share a little about it in her final post here. Of course, we wish her all the best, too. We're SO going to miss you, Jill!

We're going to really miss the wise and wonderful, Jill Esbaum!
But the news isn't all doom and gloom! I'm happy to announce that Mary Ann Rodman will be returning to the team! Hurrah! You can watch for her posts here every third Monday.

Mary Ann's BACK! YIPPEE!
Finally, I'm excited to report that a new TeachingAuthor will be joining the team in October. But I'm going to keep you in suspense about the new TA's identity a little while longer. J

I WILL tell you though, that we'll be sponsoring another great book giveaway this month! Be sure to see April's post this Friday for details.

Happy writing, all.


Linda B said...

Changes are both good and sad, aren't they, Carmela. Great to hear about Mary Ann, & a new author joining you. Have a very good week!

Carmela Martino said...

So true, Linda!

April Halprin Wayland said...

Ah, life! I'm fighting back virtual tears with Laura and Jill's departures...while I'm jumping up and down like a little kid with ants in her pants at Mary Ann's return.

We TeachingAuthors have been so lucky... we embrace our many special bloggers (and readers!)

jan godown annino said...

Cheering for everyone's opportunities.

Sad about departures, with virtual hugs to Jill & Laura.

Pleased about Mary Ann's return and Mystery Author's
arrival, also with hugs.

Thanks for the recap, Carmela.

Jill said...

Thanks, Jan. And Mary Ann, SO GLAD you'll be posting again soon!

Carmela Martino said...

You're most welcome, Jan. And April, I couldn't agree more!

laurasalas said...

Aw, you guys are the best--I know how welcomed the new blogger will be, and I feel lucky to have basked in you guys' enthusiasm for several months!