Who’s a Reader And a Writer?

I’ve been participating in a great blog-hop.

Bloggers from all over have asked and answered questions about my favourite topic:


Is there anything better than a good book-

We’ve been visiting all back and forth on one another’s blog and asking everything under the sun about books and more books.

Now it’s my turn to ask the question: how many of my fellow bloggers are readers and writers?

To answer for myself…I definitely do both. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to read and write. Books on every topic captured my fancy, and I enjoyed writing as well. I recently discovered writing after a very long hiatus (which I talk about here). And while I’ve only had a short story published in a speculative fiction magazine so far, I’m pleased to report I’ve got an agent interested in my current WIP (work-in-progress). Fingers crossed that something comes of it.

What about everyone else? I got some lovely answers to the question. Here they are:

Leslie ConzattiLeslie Conzatti www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com

I am proud to say that I am currently an author! I have one novella released, titled Princess of Undersea  and it is a fantasy retelling of “The Little Mermaid.” While I had not planned for it to be a series, I am not opposed to writing a sequel (should interest prove high enough) but in the meantime, I’m participating in a couple anthologies potentially to be released later this year, and I’m working on deciding which of my long list of other projects will become my next published work!

TabithaCaplingerTabitha Caplinger www.tabithacaplinger.com

While I still feel weird calling myself an author I am indeed published. I have written a YA urban fantasy/paranormal trilogy complete with demons, girls with swords, sassiness, and a love of pie!  The first two books of The Chronicle of the Three Trilogy have been released and the third will hopefully be coming soon. (www.tabithacaplinger.com/mybooks)


Jordan 300dpiJust B. Jordan www.JustBJordan.com

The writing came long after the reading, but yes! I am the author of fantasy novel Never To Live (Enclave Publishing), and I have had several short stories published in magazines.




Jo LinsdellJo Linsdell www.JoLinsdell.com

Yes. I am a multi genre author, and have published poetry, non-fiction, and children’s books. I’ve also illustrated numerous books for other authors, and also work as a book cover designer. My most recently published works are from my serial fiction KOSMOS. The first book in the series came out in February this year, with a new episode being released on the first of every month since then. There will be a total of 12 books in the series. I also have several novels in progress including, YA, thrillers, and romance.

BelindaBekkersBelinda Bekkers www.belindabekkers.com

I have published one book under a pseudonym. I am currently planning out all my writing projects (which is a lot!) to start publishing more frequently. Earning a living from my creative endeavours is the only way I can see spending my future.



Laurie Lucking Author Headshot

Laurie Lucking www.landsuncharted.com

I do! Though I thought I wasn’t good at creative writing when I was younger, so it came as a surprise later in life 🙂 I write young adult fantasy with some fairy tale romance, and my debut novel, Common, will release from Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing in early 2018!




vljauthorpicV.L. Jennings www.virginialorijennings.com

Sure! I’ve already had two books published. I have a sequel to one of the books that I’m working on and another coffee table humor book in the works as well. Most of what I write is science fiction though I am dabbling a little into the fantasy genre. I love to write- it was my love of reading that inspired me to write. My publisher closed the 15th of this month though so I am currently trying to find a new home for my previously published books. In the meantime I release short stories on my blog for the fun of it.

SkyeHegyesSkye Hegyes www.skyehegyes.com

This is a confusing answer for me because, yes, I am technically a published author, but by the end of this month, my publisher will be reverting the rights of my two novels back to me, and I will be looking at becoming an indie author next year. So, yes, I’m still an author, but I plan on making a better comeback when I re-release my novels sometime (no timeline yet) next year.


Thanks for participating everyone! Looking forward to following the rest of the blog hop!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Book Lover’s Blog hop below:

1st August www.JoLinsdell.com
2nd August www.skyehegyes.com
3rd August www.katherineapisana.com 
4th August www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com
5th August https://bookenthusiast2016.wordpress.com
6th August www.BelindaBekkers.com
7th August www.brandypotterbooks.com
8th August www.BelindaBekkers.com
9th August www.casiaschreyer.wordpress.com
10th August www.katherineapisana.com
11th August www.virginialorijennings.com
12th August www.virginialorijennings.com
13th August http://www.cjbrightley.com
14th August www.JustBJordan.com
15th August www.saderena.com/blog
16th August http://www.angelaguidolinauthor.co.uk/blog
17th August www.tabithacaplinger.com
18th August www.skyehegyes.com
19th August www.landsuncharted.com
20th August kmcarrollblog.wordpress.com
21st August www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com
22nd August www.JoLinsdell.com
23rd August www.belindabekkers.com
24th August www.fabianspace.com
25th August http://theliteraryapothecary.blogspot.com
26th August www.JustBJordan.com
27th August www.jebraunclifford.com
28th August www.brandypotterbooks.com
29th August www.skyehegyes.com
30th August www.brandypotterbooks.com
31st August www.landsuncharted.com


Jebraun Clifford always wanted to step through a door into an imaginary kingdom, so it’s no surprise she now calls Middle Earth home. Too short to be an elf and too tall to be a Hobbit, she lives in a gorgeous town smack-dab in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island filled with thermal activity, stunning lakes, and enough Redwoods to make her Californian heart swoon. Her unpublished YA fantasy, The Two Queens of Kyrie, won both the American Christian Fiction Writer’s 2015 First Impressions contest and the 2016 Genesis contest. She loves coffee, tree ferns, dark chocolate, and Jesus, and harbours a secret penchant for British spelling.

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5 responses to “Who’s a Reader And a Writer?”

  1. Important question, Jeb because I think a lot of newbie writers might be surprised how important reading is to being a good writer. I think it was Stephen King (well many famous authors say the same thing) that to be a good writer you gotta do 2 things a lot: read & write!

    Sound advice. Unfortunately, I definitely do more reading than I do writing which I must change. And soon!

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    1. I totally agree. To be a good writer you need to read too.

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