Happy Anniversary!

Wendig1So, I’ve been doing this blog thing for a year. And I’m celebrating with a monumental amount of stress, depression and writer’s block. Meh.

Seriously though, it has been a wonderful ride so far. I’ve read wonderful books, met wonderful authors and gotten paid to do both! But best of all, I’ve started writing again.

 Scott Lynch (third from left) at Tucson Festival of Books. With Beth Cato, Brian Keene and Jeff Marriotte (L-R).I’m not a nostalgic sort, so I’m not going to recount too much over the past year, but there have been several highlights. If you’ve followed me for any period of time, you’ve probably read several of them: interviewing Scott Lynch in Tucson, meeting a metric ton of authors at Phoenix Comicon and Elevengeddon, eating tacos with Kevin Hearne and Sam Sykes, being interviewed by S.C. Flynn

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Me and Viola Carr at Phoenix Comicon.

But I think probably the most important event was an afterthought. I had pitched an interview with Kim Harrison to the local paper and her publicist mentioned a local author who was releasing a debut novel around the same time. That turned out to be Beth Cato, and my interview with her ultimately introduced me to a wealth of other wonderful writers, from Sam Sykes to Viola Carr. Beth has also been a supporter of my blog along the way and has always had a kind word (and some sort of cookie) whenever I’ve seen her.

Thanks to everyone who has read, commented, shared and offered advice over the past year. Thanks to all the authors who have graciously chatted with me, thanks to Lee Whiteside for all the great work you’ve done to promote sci-fi and fantasy fandom in Phoenix, thanks to the Poisoned Pen and Changing Hands for bringing the writers to the Valley. 

But most of all thanks to all you readers. I probably wouldn’t have kept at this if I didn’t know that there were people who cared enough to read.I hope you continue to follow even if I’m currently a little lean on content. Especially since I’ve got a couple huge interviews coming in August, and special guest blogger stopping by in October.

Now I just need to improve the shitty design!

Sam Sykes, Kevin Hearne, Your Fatass Blogger and Beth Cato.

Sam Sykes, Kevin Hearne, Your Fatass Blogger and Beth Cato.


About Michael Senft

I am a freelance writer and critic from Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years covering music, the arts and pop culture for the “Arizona Republic” before life circumstances took me away from newspaper. But I never lost my joy at writing. Or reading.
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5 Responses to Happy Anniversary!

  1. Tammy says:

    Congrats Michael! I’m looking forward to seeing what you have planned for the coming year:-)

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  2. Congrats on the one year, Michael!

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  3. That’s awesome! 🙂 Congrats on hitting the one year mark, and look forward to seeing what the next year brings.

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  4. Happy blogaversary! Congrats on one year, and here’s to many more! 🙂

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  5. Jeanne says:

    Happy anniversary!

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