Monday, June 11, 2012

Bowing Down to the Queen (of Blogging) , Elana Johnson



I began blogging in September of 2009.  Elana Johnson was one of the first people I met.  In my eyes, she is the Queen of Blogland.  She never failed to help me when I had a question about writing or blogging.  I'm sure many of you have had the same sort of interaction with her.

Perhaps you know her from WriteOnCon?  She is one of the founders and organizers of this great event.  I attended it last year and learned so much.  This year is in on August 14th and 15th.


Maybe you know her from her books?  I loved POSSESSION!  I've downloaded REGRET  and SURRENDER, Elana's newest book that came out on June 5th.  Here's the blurb for SURRENDER:

Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi. 

All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn. Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque.... 



You can also read more about all of Elana's books on her author website.
You can learn more about blogging HERE.
You can even download her book FROM THE QUERY TO THE CALL for free HERE.

If for some crazy reason you don't know Elana already please hop over to her blog and and say, "hi."

You can get SURRENDER on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.

Congratulations on your success, Elana!


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I'm going to take a little blog break, as I need to spend some quality time in revisions.  I'll be checking in on everyone, you know I can't stay away for very long.  :)

45 comments:

  1. Awesome Sharon. Elana is amazing and you've nailed all the reasons. So excited for the release of Surrender. It's such an awesome book.

    Glad you're shouting out for Elana.

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  2. Great post, Sharon, and congratulations to Elana! She's done so much for the writing/blogging community (on top of writing riveting stories).

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  3. So happy for Elana, too! And I totally agree. She really is the Queen of our lovely Blogland. ;D

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  4. Congrats to Elana! (And good luck on your revisions!)

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  5. Elana has made so many of us feel welcome in the blogosphere--and like we matter!

    Well done, E!

    Shelley

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  6. I've pre-ordered Surrender (but I pre-ordered it with two books that don't come out until this week and next, so I have to wait for it). Love WriteOnCon.

    Elana is filled with awesome!

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  7. I can't believe there is someone this well-known and well liked that I haven't come across since I began blogging in 2009. I will definitely check out Elana's blog.
    Karen

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  8. Awww yay for Elana! I totally bow to her utter fabulous queenliness!! Take care
    x

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  9. I have never come across her either.

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  10. I started blogging a few months after you, Sharon, but Elana was one of the first people I met too. She's the best! The smartest, the kindest, and the most helpful person (blogger) I know.

    Huge congrats to Elana!

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  11. The book sounds amazing. I don't know Elana as yet...my mistake. I shall check out her book and her site. Thanks for the info Sharon.

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  12. Hi Sharon .. lots of endorsements here for Elana .. she's obviously a great boon to the blogging industry .. great to read and meet her - cheers Hilary

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  13. I agree, Elana is the Blog Queen! And Alex is King! :)

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  14. Yippee for Elana! Congrads woman! Cannot wait to start reading SURRENDER. She's bodacious! *waves peace sign*

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  15. Elana is everywhere today. Go Elana!

    I haven't been by for so long. It's good to "see" you again. Have a good week, Sharon. :)

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  16. It's good to have knowledgable friends! :)
    Wishing you a very happy week Sharon!
    xo Catherine

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  17. That blurb sure got me intrigued. Congratulations, Elana!

    Thanks for taking the time to tell us about all these fabulous books, Sharon.

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  18. She totally is the blogging queen! Go Elana and congrats on your lastes book!!!

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  19. Agreed. She totally is the blog queen and so so cool. ;)

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  20. Have a good blog break, Sharon! I know what you mean -- I have revisions calling my name, too!! <3

    Amy

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  21. Congratulations Elana! So happy for her. I use her ebook From Query to the Call to teach my writing group classes sometimes!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  22. Thank you for the info. This is a great post.
    Also, Linkedin had informed me about you. I wanted to join you as a friend but I have forgotten my password for Linkedin. Once I find it I will click the app. Take care.

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  23. Oh no, I'll msis you Sharon!
    Oh yes, Elana deserves a LOT of love, can't wait to read her books : ) She is quite fab

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  24. I love seeing Elana here! I found From he Query to the Call very helpful.

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  25. Love to learn new things all the time will check out Elana's blog. Thanks!

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  26. Wow, what a great blog! I like the style you write, you seem so loving and caring! :)

    xoxo
    Susanna
    http://susanna-behindmyeyes.blogspot.com

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  27. Have a good break and good time of revisions, Sharon. Thanks for spotlighting Elana. I have FROM THE QUERY TO THE CALL and really liked the tip about the hook plus the conclusion adding up to a two-sentence blurb of the book.

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  28. I'll have to hop over there.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  29. Congratulations to Elana! Surrender sounds intersting and intriguing!

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  30. Yes, I think Elana is awesome!! Enjoy your blog break!

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  31. Hi Sharon,
    Sorry it's taking me so long to um 'grace' your site with a comment.
    Your friend Elana seems to embrace the ideals of sharing, caring blogging community that rejoices in the positive interaction.
    I would hope to some day reach such lofty heights. I shall duly check out her site. And very good of you to share this with us.
    I hope you are savouring your quality time in a most fulfilling way.
    Hugs, Gary :)

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  32. Hope you're enjoying your break. Have a happy summer!

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  33. Elena's also one of the first bloggers that I've ever followed. She's a great person.

    I hope that Surrender goes on to greatness. :-)

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  34. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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  35. Ooh! Tantalizing. I love Elana and WriteonCon. Hope to see you there in a just over a month. Oh, and I've nominated you for the sunshine award. =)

    http://crystalcollier.blogspot.com/2012/06/procrastination.html

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  36. I've noticed Elana around the blogosphere these last few days...just like a Queen does it!

    Enjoy your blogging break, Sharon.

    When you return, know that you won a "One Lovely Blog" award :)

    ~Nicole
    Blog: The Madlab Post
    @MadlabPost on Twitter

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  37. Aw, thank you!! I'm not feeling super queenly right now, but I shall put on my crown. Hahaha. *hugs*

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  38. Aw, thank you!! I'm not feeling super queenly right now, but I shall put on my crown. Hahaha. *hugs*

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  40. Elana has been a great source of inspiration for a lot of writers!

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  41. Can't believe I didn't see this... but June was kind of a blur :)

    Yay for Elana - she's one of the sweetest, more generous people in all the bloggy-verse!

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