It's been 5 years and 1233 blogposts since Jaime and I first launched this blog!!
There has been fiction, laughter, tears, faith, inspiration...and lots of COFFEE!!
We want to humbly thank you all, especially Erica and Gabrielle, for joining us here for the last five years. Erica joined us in November on 2014, and Gabrielle in March of 2015. It is a joy to share this space with you all.
When Jaime and I sat at the Blue Spoon Coffee Shop and brainstormed this blog world, we wanted it to feel like a welcome place around a coffee table, talking about life. Looking back, it's hard to believe:
We've done book reports on over 106 books. Wow. That's a lot!
We've done over 69 author interviews!
We've launched at least 10 new titles between the four of us!
Our first week five years ago, we invited everyone to our "virtual coffee shop" to get to know one another and chat about coffee, fiction, history, and faith.
In the beginning we took turns obsessing over coffee on Coffee Thursday before Jaime introduced a TBT feature for a while since we are history geeks who love yesteryear. We dreamed about our stories and shared our writing processes, our conferences, and introduced amazing authors. Over 25 devotionals morphed into a "Monday's Devo" piece that has featured over 46 additional devotionals. Book Reports transformed to Author Interviews as we got busier with our own writing. We've shared research trips, Erica's museum hops, and Gabrielle's history obsessions. We've shared our lives as writers, moms, wives, homeschool educators, and professionals--sharing our faith journeys through childbirth, miscarriages, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, college years, weddings, and empty-nesting. Some weeks we feel like we've struck proverbial word-gold with our posts. Other weeks we just feel like its a pile of word-pieces that fall flat on the page of a cyber world of deaf ears. But as writers do, we keep hitting the key board in faith that some good will pour forth.
And best of all, we've shared all this with you, our readers--who've faithfully commented, lurked, prayed, read, and shared lives with us as well. How humbling. You've all made these times over this virtual coffee table....just plain sacred and fun!
We love you and thank you all!
Here's to the next leg of this journey!
Happy 5th birthday CoffeeCups&Camisoles!!
Jaime, Anne, Erica, & Gabrielle
Blog post by Anne Love-
Writer of Historical Romance inspired by her family roots.Nurse Practitioner by day.Wife, mother, writer by night.Coffee drinker--any time.Find me at: www.anneloveauthor.com