Saturday, April 24, 2010

Welcome

I have to admit that this is the first time I'm going solo. On a blog, I mean. For the last four and a half years, I've been a part of the First Offenders with Jeff Shelby, Alison Gaylin, Lori Armstrong, and Anthony Neil Smith. We are all writers, and Jeff, Alison, Lori and I met at Bouchercon in Chicago in 2005 and decided we'd start blogging together. We were one of the first group blogs by mystery writers. But all things must come to an end, and we all have many other commitments. So we have decided to close up shop over at First Offenders.

Striking out on my own seemed logical, only because my website lacks a place where I can post breaking news, and without First Offenders, I could wallow in obscurity. Except, of course, for my Facebook page. But not everyone is on Facebook, even though it might seem like it.

So please come back occasionally and see what's here. I can't promise to blog every day—I do have a book to write—but I hope to generate some conversation at times. I hope you'll join in.

11 comments:

oyejohn52 said...

Sounds great--count me in!

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I am your first follower!

Lee Lofland said...

I've been doing the solo act for a few years now, and I have to admit that I sometimes wonder why I ever started this madness. But, I'm still hanging in there, barely...

Good luck!

Karen Olson said...

John, I can always count on you!

And full disclosure, I did not ask my mother to be my follower :)

Lee, I don't know how this will work, but I do hope to post frequently enough so people can feel like they're getting something for their money. Or something like that.

Bex said...

Congrats on your new blog home, Karen! I will look forward to 'seeing' you here and hearing the latest of your news!!

chestnut-red said...

Yea! I was afraid I'd miss what was happening with your writing and Ms. Brett. Count me in as a KOF (Karen Olson Follower)! Good luck with the blog. Will you be writing every day, twice a week or do you know?
-- Becky Hutchison

chestnut-red said...

OOPS, I just read your last line again. I guess that answers my question... ;-}

Karen Olson said...

Thanks, everyone, for showing up.

Becky, I'm going to try at least once a week. Some weeks it could be more!

Jani said...

Congrats on the solo blog, and your books. I'll gladly follow the blog -- but there's nothing like a face-to-face chat in some coffee shop. (We never did manage to arrange that!)

Jan

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Hi Karen! Congratulations on the solo blog--I'll be here! And eager to hear all your news..xoxo

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new blog. I'll be following!

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