The Loveahappyending year in books…

2012 was quite a year – so much to celebrate amongst our group of new authors and associate readers! For the website it was an exciting year with the launch of The Loveahappyending Bookshelf where some of our independently published authors come together with the traditional publishers to spread the word about some great books!

Our fabulous associate reviewers were there every step of the way, reading all our new releases and posting those reviews!

In June we held the fabulous Summer Audience event in Tetbury, in the UK. Not only did 17 authors within our group take part in a day of talks, readings and workshops, but the incredibly energetic Stephanie Keyes flew in from Pittsburgh for the event. Stephanie’s company Sycamore Road Designs specialises in helping people establish their brand and her talk inspired everyone in the audience. Keynote speaker was Catrin Collier – with nearly 40 books published throughout the world, she enthralled everyone when she shared her writing journey.

Fabulous Gloucestershire-based author Jill Mansell also popped in to visit and presented lucky winner Julie Wilkinson with a stack of books. Associate reader Kim The Bookworm Nash was there with live links to Stafford FM. Tricia Jones entry won the competition for best short clip from a novel that would make you turn the page!

November saw Emma Calin, Sheryl Browne, Nicky Wells, Mandy Baggot, Linn B Halton, Carol Wyer and Sue Fortin having fun loveahappyending style at the Festival of Romance in Bedford. Mandy, Sheryl and Sue were nominees for awards and Mandy Baggot came away with Innovation in Romantic Fiction Author Award for ‘innovation in author marketing and using topical pop-culture’.

Our wonderful Editors brought us some brilliant features and articles, on our magazine-style blog. Everything from an advice column to bucket lists! Editor Janice Horton unveiled the new look reviews feature:

celebrating the commitment of our associate readers. We are fortunate to have a group of wonderful reviewers who take the time to read our authors’ books and share the word. Each and every single review is important to a new author and reviews will always be at the very heart of our project. I know all of our authors will be raising a glass in their honour!

In 2013 the website will be having a re-vamp, but to celebrate what has been a phenomenal year, here is ‘our year’ reflected in the 39 books we have launched or celebrated in that time… which only leaves us to say HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank you for dropping in on the loveahappyending team!

LAHEcovers's Loveahappyending 2012 album on Photobucket

Please leave a comment

  1. jontybabe Says:

    A great feature! Happy New Year! xxx

  2. Stephanie Keyes Says:

    What a wonderful year it has been! So much accomplished! Love a happy ending is a fabulous site and I look forward to 2013!

  3. Janice Horton Says:

    What a wonderful round up of 2012 loveahappyending style. I’m so honoured and proud to be part of it all and really look forward to the all the oportunities in 2013. Happy New Year!

    Janice xx

  4. Melanie Robertson-King Says:

    Great way to show off our accomplishments throughout 2012! Happy New Year.. or should I say Happy Hogmanay… everyone! Wishing you all loads of success in 2013.

  5. Sheryl Browne Says:

    A FABulous round-up, Linn! Like Janice, I’m honoured and proud to be part of this innovative group, too. In fact, I would have been lost without it. Thank you everyone for your phenomenal support throughout the year, in particular Linn and our wonderful hard-working reviewers. A toast to you guys! Here’s to 2013! Wishing everyone a magical New Year, happiness, health and much success as we move onwards and upwards with Loveahappyending! 🙂 xx

  6. Ali B Says:

    Yay – well-done all the LAHE team – so pleased to be part of it. May we go from strength to strength in 2013. Here’s tae us …!
    Ali B

  7. Mandy Baggot Says:

    Fabulous year and I loved meeting everyone at the Tetbury event! Here’s to 2013!

  8. Nicky Wells Says:

    LAHE rocks! Thank you so much to Linn for making this all happen; I don’t know where I’d be without this amazing group. Here’s to a tremendously successful 2013 for everyone. XX Rock on!

  9. Carol Wyer Says:

    Thank you to Linn and everyone at loveahappyending for making it one of my best years ever. Raising my glass to you all and wishing you huge success in 2013. xx

  10. Kim the Bookworm Says:

    So proud to be part of this fabulous group of inspirational and motivational people. Happy New Year everyone. Kim xxx

  11. Harriet Grace Says:

    Well done, Linn…. and everyone. Thank you…. and a Happy New Year! xx

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