#30Authors began in 2014 and connects and celebrates readers, authors, and bloggers with 30 authors reviewing their favorite recent read on 30 blogs in 30 days. It takes place annually during the month of September and has been met with incredible support from and success in the literary community. It has also been turned into an anthology, which is available on Amazon. Previous contributors include Celeste Ng (Amazon Editor’s Pick), Cynthia Bond (Oprah Book Club Pick 2.0), Rene Denfeld (Powell’s Books Top 5 Books of the Year), Brian Panowich, and M.O. Walsh (both Amazon’s Best Debuts of 2015).
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#30Authors is a first of its kind event inspired by a conversation with Jenny Milchman. Although there have been several similar events created since its inception, none are associated or affiliated with this #30Authors.
#30Authors has been such a success that Velvet Morning Press has published Legacy: An Anthology based on the concept! You can buy the book here.
About the book:
Long after we’ve left this world, our legacy remains. Or doesn’t. Or remains only in the minds of those who knew us, those whose lives we’ve touched. Those we’ve written to, or about.
If you had a choice, what mark would you leave? How should people remember you? Should they remember you?
Fourteen authors sat down during the month of January 2015, shut out distractions of the outside world and wrote about the subject. The resulting fiction and nonfiction stories fill the pages of Legacy: An Anthology. The book includes stories from Kristopher Jansma, winner of the 2014 Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction, New York Times best-selling author Regina Calcaterra and Canadian best-selling author Marissa Stapley among others.
Within these pages, there is laughter, pride and hope. There is romance and rock and roll. Certain messages are eerie, while others bestow a sense of peace. The collection, through the discerning lens of each writer, runs the gamut of the human experience.
See the successes of 2015 authors and contributors here!
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