Once again, I have the pleasure of welcoming another of my fabulous wana711 sisters, Angela Orlowski-Peart! Not only is she a paranormal and fantasy writer, I recently learned she’s also a watercolor painter! Our friendship has been nothing short of a godsend, but I’ll let her tell you all about our incredible family.
My Cyber Family
Angela, thank you for having me over here! I kept thinking about subjects for this guest post, and I realized that what I really wanted to write about, was something that you and I, both, have in common. I immediately thought about our WANA family, which we both are a part of. Kristen Lamb gathered us together last summer in her Blogging to Build Your Author Brand online class. Since then, the group has formed an amazing alliance, known as WANA711. We have our own Facebook page, Yahoo group, Twitter hashtag (and we let a lot of non-wana711 people interact in there – it’s all fabulous, the more the merrier!), and we also have our own Triberr tribe, thanks to Natalie Hartford, our Triberr Chief.
As you can see, our group has strong ties, and we all enjoy it immensely. But it is not about just staying in touch. It’s about helping each other, learning from each other, having each other’s back.
If you scoot over to my blog and look on the right-hand-side banner (scroll down a bit), you will see a list of blogs under a title of “Circle of Friends”. Yep, that’s our WANA711 group. I recommend visiting and following each of these blogs. You will always find a variety of subject plus some fabulous comments.
Besides our WANA711 group, we also have WANA1011 and WANA112. Kristen Lamb teaches this class every few months, and each new group has their “code”. Ours, 711, means “the class of July 2011”. WANA1011 is “the class of October 2011”, and so on. Within my group we warmly refer to each other as sistas and bros. I know, funny, but we love it. The members of other WANA groups are called simply cousins. You see? It’s one, big, loving family. Oh, and let’s not forget about the original MYWANA, which, we all belong to. Complicated? I hope not.
In the recent few weeks several of us have been hosting the other sistas, promoting each other’s books and blogs. This was actually Angela Wallace’s brilliant idea. She worked out the schedule and the details of the promotion. Thank you, Angela!
Make sure to stop by and say “hi”. Leave a comment for a chance to be entered in the drawing. By the way, if you haven’t read Angela Wallace’s interview on my blog, hop over there as soon as you are done here, and answer this question: “Would you choose immortality, being able to live your life over and over again, being whoever you wanted in the next cycle, even if it meant outliving everyone you’ve ever loved?” This way you will be eligible to win Angela’s first novel, Phoenix Feather, in a digital format.
All other interviews from our group are listed below—each of them followed by prize contest and, often, the interviewer’s guest post.
There will be more interviews and contests in the next few weeks, so be sure to visit our friends’ blogs.
During the week of March 11th:
During the week of March 18th:
So that’s our Writer’s Family. What are your professional circles that feel more like a family? Do you have a lot of cyber-friends, and if so, do you feel like they are closer to you than many of your “regular” friends?