Tuesday, December 31, 2019

So much to look forward to in 2020!

Happy (almost) New Year, friends! I've been hinting for a while about some changes coming at Lands Uncharted in 2020, and I finally get to share all the details!! But first, the sad news. Julie is stepping down as a regular blogger following a very busy stretch that included her wedding! Congratulations, Julie! We wish you all the best and hope you'll stop by to visit often! If you missed Julie's last post, you can find it here.

Now for the good news - in addition to filling the spot Julie's leaving behind, we've decided to expand our ranks for 2020 for a grand total of 9 contributors! Meaning we're adding 5 new bloggers!! I've had the opportunity to start getting to know these amazing ladies over the past few months, and I can't wait to see what they bring to Lands Uncharted this year! I'm thrilled to get to introduce you to:

Gretchen E.K. Engel - My every interaction with Gretchen has confirmed what a kind, talented person she is, and she has me drooling to read her "Downton Abbey with gadgets" steampunk stories!

Heather L.L. FitzGerald - I thoroughly enjoyed Heather's Tethered World Chronicles and can't wait to see what this fun, creative author comes up with next!

Kimberly A. Rogers - I had the opportunity to help celebrate the launch of Kimberly's Little Mermaid retelling, Selkie's Song (a book I absolutely loved!), and I'm so excited to get to work with her again!

Sarah Sawyer - Sarah and I bonded as fellow finalists at an awards dinner, and I can't wait to read this sweet lady's first book when she finds a publisher!

V. Romas Burton - I've heard fabulous things about her debut novel, Heartmender (you can find Lauricia's glowing review here), and I can already tell we're total kindred spirits!

Can you see why I'm so excited?? Click on the link on each author's name or under Current Author Bios to find out more, and stay tuned for everyone's debut posts coming up in January!

Speaking of posts, that's where the other fun changes come in! Our What We're Reading category is turning into Weekend Reads! We'll be posting a book review every Friday to help inspire your weekend reading (or reading at any time, for that matter!). Writer's Life is staying put on every other Tuesday, but it will be rotating with a new topic - Story Snippets! We're excited to share tidbits of what we're working on, complete with behind-the-scenes commentary! As our authors' Saturdays have grown increasingly busy, I'm sad to report we're saying goodbye to Top 3s, though I may find a way to include a Top 3 list here and there on occasion :)

And this is the last day of our Christmas giveaway, so make sure to enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win one of these four amazing book-themed gift boxes!

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Here's to a new year filled with blessings, family and friends, dreams to pursue, and of course an abundance of great books! :)


  1. Wow! What a great lineup!! Happy New Year!

  2. So many amazing changes at LU! Happy New Year!

  3. I'm thrilled to be joining such a wonderful team and participating in the exciting changes unfolding at Lands Uncharted!

  4. I'm so thrilled for all of these exciting changes!

  5. Laurie, I am so excited about joining the Lands Uncharted team. You read and write the books I love. I adored Common!


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