I’m the newest JQ—I joined the blog in September 2015—but in some ways it seems like I’ve been part of this group for far longer. Before I knew any of the other Jaunties, I was a fan of their work. When I badgered some of them into becoming my friends, I visited the blog as a guest. When Shana and Vanessa invited me on behalf of the group to be a new member, I was over the moon.
And really, I still am. My favorite thing about spending time online is getting to know people, and over the past 14-ish months, I’ve gotten to know my fellow Jaunties better. Just as delightful, I’ve gotten to know the regular readers of this blog. It feels like we all meet for coffee together, chatting about what’s going on, sharing goofy anecdotes and recipes and (looking at you, Kristan) terrible homemade ornaments. Above all, we’ve bonded over our mutual love of romance novels.
I’ll miss this community a lot. I hope you’ll find me on my other online homes so we can keep up. I’m on Facebook and Twitter almost every day. I have a Pinterest account too, but I haven’t quite figured out how to do amazing things there. I’ve been making boards for my books, though, and that’s fun. You can also stop by my site for all the latest news, plus excerpts and free short stories. While you’re there, I hope you’ll sign up for my newsletter so we can stay in touch.
Yesterday my newest book—a historical romance novella called My Scandalous Duke—hit ereaders. It’s a friends to lovers story, warm and sassy. I mention this because even though the blog won’t continue, the books will! My fellow JQs and I, past and present, will keep on writing. And I hope very much that we will all see each other around. Thanks for making my time as a JQ a real joy.