Kristan Higgins
Kristan Higgins


Jaunty Post

I feel very choked up writing this… my last blog at the JQs.

What I want to say the most is thank you. Thanks for tuning in, for reading, for commenting, for wanting books. Thanks for caring about my writing, my career, my family, my woes, my goofy encounters with the UPS man.

Writing is hard work. It can be a little terrifying when things aren’t going well. It can be lonely and frustrating. Sometimes, it’s boring.

But for the past 8 years, I’ve had you guys, my fellow bloggers and reader and writer friends who’ve dropped by for a virtual visit every other Monday, like coffee with a friend. That’s what you’ve been, gang, and that’s what you’ll continue to be.

I’ll miss our cheery little blog. I’ll miss Jaunty, our prickly, self-centered mascot. I know I’ll see you other places online, at my website blog and on social media…but this has been a special group.

Thank you for the honor of your time. Thank you for your kindness. Take care of yourselves! Drop me a line any time.



34 thoughts on “It’s been lovely

  1. Susan Gorman says:

    I have enjoyed reading your posts on the JQ almost as much as I have loved reading your books!
    Your blogs have always had the New England slice of life feeling that I can relate to and your posts about your family and pets have made me smile!
    I can honestly say that I found you and your books here through Shana Galen and am so glad I did!!
    Looking forward to your next book!

  2. Lorelei says:

    It’s been amazing. You brought me here and I can’t believe it’s been 8 years! Thank you for introducing me to this wonderful group of JQ sisters. I’ve enjoyed everyone’s posts and getting to know more about each author❤️
    I’ll continue to worship your writing and join you all around social media. Thanks for all the stories, prizes, tears and laughs, but most importantly the friendship. That I’ll treasure forever. Smiles dear Kristan ❤️☺️🌷

    1. Lorelei! No need for us to say goodbye, but thank you for being such a wonderful supporter to our blog. You’re the best!

  3. Rebecca Christian says:

    Why are you stopping? I loved this addition to your own blog–an extra “helping” of Kristan!

    1. We’ve made the decision to close the blog down. Those of us who like blogging (like me!) will continue on our own sites. Generally, I post on there every week.

  4. Dawn A says:

    You are the reason I found this blog and I thank you for letting me follow the lives of you and the rest of the Jaunty Quills. You’ve made waking up on Mondays a lot easier for the last several years! I’ll continue following all of you where I can find you.

    1. Thanks, Dawn! Will miss seeing your name here.

  5. Maggie Wells says:

    Sad to see you go. I’ve enjoyed your posts!

  6. Lexi Eddings Lexi Eddings says:

    Thankfully, I have a shelf full of Kristan’s books to help me through not having regular JQ posts from her! 😉

    1. Aw, thanks, Lexi. Right back at you!

  7. I’m gonna miss this place, the prickly porcupine, and the many wonderful stories you’ve all shared here. Thanks for welcoming us into your life and bringing more jauntiness into my world, Kristan! 🙂

    1. I’ll bring Jaunty on our girls weekend, Julie. Promise!

  8. Bernadette says:

    I truly enjoyed reading your posts. They were funny, cute and interesting. I always looked forward to reading each one and I will honestly miss them. Like you said, there will still be other ways to connect with you, but this place was really special. I actually found this blog through you,so thank you Kristan! You’re the best!!

    1. Thank you so much, Bernadette!

  9. Kathryn in Montreal says:

    I hate it when good things come to an end. I am going to miss this blog, have been following it almost from the beginning. Thanks for all entertaining, thoughtful posts (all of you!). We’ll be seeing you around social media, but this is going to leave a hole in my routine. Take care!

    1. Thank you, Kathryn! We’ll miss you, too!

  10. LSUReader says:

    It really has been lovely, Kristan. Thanks so much to all of the JQs.

    1. I’ll miss you too, LSU Reader! Thanks for being such a loyal friend to this blog. xox

  11. Ruth Stewart says:

    Thank you for your edition to the JQ. Love anything you write, and will continue to read said anything!

    1. That’s so sweet of you, Ruth. Thank you!

  12. BarbaraC says:

    Aww, I love your posts here! I especially loved when you’d let Jaunty know that you included him in your books (and, for some reason, he’d get offended… )
    Gonna miss you (will you still include Jaunty in your books?)

    1. I always love typing the word “porcupine.” Thanks, Barbara!

  13. Claire Matthews says:

    I’ll miss you and everyone else here! Thank God for Twitter and Facebook. 🙂

    1. Indeed, Claire! See you there!

  14. says:

    We will miss you too!!!

    1. CatsLady, you’ve been one of our most faithful readers. Thank you so much!

  15. Lisa Hutson says:

    I have enjoyed reading your wonderful posts. Laughter, tears, joy, silliness, parenthood and real life situations..
    I am going to miss this blog!

    1. Thank you, Lisa! I know I’ll see you around! xox

  16. Shana Galen Shana Galen says:

    It’s not farewell. Just so long for now!

  17. denise says:

    see you on the ‘net!

  18. Eileen A-W says:

    Thank you for sharing so much of yourself here on the blog. You won’t lose me from following you or reading your books or contacting you. So long Jaunty Quills Blog.

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