#AtoZChallenge 2015 Final Reflection

 

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My final reflection after completing the A to Z April 2015 Challenge has two parts:

1) My theme was Author Spotlight, so the first part is a review of the 26 wonderful authors I  have featured in my A-Z Challenge.

2) The second is an overview of all the blogs I visited during the challenge and why I enjoyed my visit.

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My featured authors made me think about love, good and evil, forgiveness and vengeance, relationships, our history, our future. They also made me laugh and cry, feel angry and happy. They frightened me, shocked me, and entertained me, but overall they made me think about myself, because every book I read teaches me something about myself as person and as a writer.

Here are all the featured authors and their blogs. They have all written wonderful books which have inspired me in the last six months. Check them out!

Ava Zavora her website

Laura Taylor her Blog    

Faith Mortimer her Website/blog

Alison Williams her Blog

Erica Stevens her Amazon page

Mark Rubinstein his Website

Terry Tyler her book review blog,

Olga Nuñez Miret her blog

Jo Robinson  her Blog

Karen Long her Blog

Dominic Piper his Amazon Author Page

Lara Ormiston her My Blog

Noelle Granger her blog

Matt Cairns his  Blog 

Geoff Le Pard his blog:

June Kearns his Website  

Regina Jeffers her Website  

Ita Ryan her Amazon author page

Elizabeth Hein her blog

Georgia Rose her  Website and Blog

Fran Clark her blog

Frances Evesham her Website/blog

Davis Burnett his Blog

Cathrina Constantine her Blog

Ben Adams his website and blog 

Loreen Auguri her blog

You can also check out their interviews and featured books here on my blog.

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Secondly, I visited many other blogs taking part in the challenge. Some I knew before and some I’ve met on the way, which was wonderful.

The following are those I’ve visited more often, sometimes daily. Here they all are, in no particular order. Check them out!

  • Ruth has given us lots of tips on photography, as well as her wonderful photos!

https://madmeanderingme.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/z-is-for-zoom-burst/#like-2002

  • Shawn has been sharing bits of wisdom and profound thoughts from his grandparents

http://downhomethoughts.com/2015/04/30/a-to-z-2015-z-is-for-zachariah/

  • Ula has been sharing wonderful short poems, real gems.

https://broccoliaddict.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/z-is-for-zeal/#like-1387

  • Sharon has been telling us about the setting of her novel There Must Be An Angel, which is on my TBR list.

http://sharonbooth.co.uk/2015/04/30/z-is-for-zaftig/#like-1749

  • Noelle has been showing us around Maine, where her main character Rhe Brewster lives and works.

https://saylingaway.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/z-zebulon-smith-house/#comment-2362

  • Rosie Amber has been telling us about the main characters of the books she’s read and reviewed.

https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/letter-z-april-a-to-z-challenge-atozchallenge/#like-24882

  • Jessica has been gifting us with beautiful and inspiring quotes and pictures every day

https://sendsunshine.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/the-zest-of-life/#like-35181

  • Keith has been offering a limerick a day

http://keithkreates.com/2015/04/30/z-is-for-zulu/#like-2699

  • Bookbug who had no particular theme, but lots of diverse and interesting posts

https://bookbug2012.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/z-is-for-the-whole-bunch-of-things/

  • Jennifer who has offered us beautiful pictures and words

http://jennifernicholewells.com/2015/04/30/yellow-island/

  • Willow who has given us beautiful poems and pictures

https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/not-the-a-to-z-april-challenge-zirconia/#like-8575

  • Elizabeth has been telling us all about the Galapagos Islands and its wonderful wildlife

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/14d09fc3a1e8e28e

  • Geoff, with his wonderful thought-provoking posts

http://geofflepard.com/2015/04/30/z-is-the-end/#like-4464

  • N J Magas and her varied posts on mythology, history, and writing.

https://njmagas.wordpress.com/tag/april-a-z/

  • Lauren, who has been writing inspiring flash fiction every day.

http://laurengreenewrites.com/2015/04/30/z-is-for-zoe/#like-20807

  • Linda who also hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday

http://lindaghill.com/2015/04/28/x-is-for-execute/

  • Doree Weller’s Blog with lots of insightful posts

http://afriendofjesus2013.com/2015/04/30/z-is-for/#comment-4068 With inspiring posts from the Bible.

  • One of the most wonderful new discoveries has been Shailaja at her blog, The Moving Quill who has written wonderfully inspiring flash fiction throughout the challenge.

https://shailajav.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/zen-atozchallenge-aprila2z/#like-1376

Thank you for all your wonderful posts, and congratulations for taking part and completing the challenge!

On Monday May 4th the Reflections Linky List will appear on this blog–The Blogging from A to Z Challenge Blog.   Many authors will be adding their reflections, between today and Friday 8th May. Please visit and see what other participants have been doing and think about this challenge. 

About LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

Posted on May 4, 2015, in A-Z April Blogging Challenge and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. And … cut! Wow. Great effort and thank you for the final shout out!

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  2. Much love to all the participants! What fun! 🙂 Thank you!

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  3. Thanks and God bless you Luccia! I appreciate your kind words and grateful for the mention of my blog (smile)

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  4. I admire all the work you put into your theme and this reflections post. People like you are what make the challenge work.

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  5. Thanks for mentioning me on your blog! Now that the Challenge is over, and I’m able to think about something other than blogging again, I’m going to pick up your book. I’m love Jane Eyre, and it’s nice to see a book other than Pride and Prejudice getting some love.

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  6. Excellent post! Wow, so much information, especially for those of us who haven’t as yet read your #AtoZChallenge posts. I will be checking those out… Lisa, co-host #AtoZChallenge, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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    • Thank you Lisa for dropping by and being co-host of theis great challenge. I’ve obviously missed lots of blogs (there were hundreds!) like yours. I’m now following your blog and I’ll be looking into your posts, too 🙂

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