2013 was the year that started off incredibly crappy and ended incredibly awesome. A lot of the awesome part has to do with this blog, college, and starting a new job I absolutely adore. I’ve made a LOT of new friends, online and in real life. I had to take some pre-reqs this year, so I was in a few undergrad classes for the first time since 2008! In Creative Writing, we were kind of forced to bare our souls with our classmates. In Shakespeare we were challenged to think so critically that sometimes our brains hurt. But, it was in these two incredibly difficult classes that I made a new awesome friend, Loren. Loren (whose real name is actually Jessica – go figure!) and I sat next to one another and had all kinds of fun. We discovered we had so many things in common, especially books.
After the class ended, we decided to start working on a book series together. It’s pretty dang awesome y’all. It was at the same time that I had been contemplating adding someone to the Such a Novel Idea staff. More reviews, someone to help grow the blog, etc. I just kind of knew Loren would be perfect for the job.
So, meet Loren:
Loren is the sweetest person you will meet, but writes the most terrifying (and awesome) pieces of work! She is a true fan girl and a literature nerd. Here’s a bit from her bio:
I’m a twenty-something small-town girl from East Texas, who is an unassuming country girl at heart, honest. I love to cook but more importantly, I am having an affair with Literature. Yes, every night I know I will have a drool-worthy fictional boyfriend waiting for me when I get to bed. Sometimes I get to see him through out the day but I know I can always count on him at night. I’m not always happy with him and he ticks me off to high heaven, but then again, isn’t that what a relationship is?
Loren will have her own feature, called “After Dark with Loren”. She’ll also be reviewing and you’ll see more of her as we get things organized. You may see a few changes to the blog as we integrate her in, so ‘please excuse our dust’.
Here’s how you can connect with Loren:
She will be joining Twitter very soon, so look for that under the Connect with Us section.
So, please welcome her to the family. I’m excited, she’s excited, and I know you guys will be excited!