Life Experiences That Bind Us in Friendship

Last summer I had the privileged to take a class with Kristen Lamb, a home grown expert in social media and branding. I’d encourage every writer to take her next amazing class. I walked away from this experience with some great ideas, but much more powerful were the friends I made. Since July, thirty or so of us have develop a bond and friendship that will last a very long time. Most of us have never met face to face, yet we share so many similarities.

For the next two months, this group of writers has organized a way to introduce our readers to our new friends. I’d like to introduce to you this week’s line-up of awesome budding writers and truly amazing published authors.

First up is Natalie Hartford. This ball of energy will keep you in stitches as she talks about life and just plain fun. This week she’s featuring Elena Aitken an author who writes some amazing stories that touch on emotions most would rather not admit. Check out both of these blogs. If you comment on the interview you could win one of Elena’s books. So hurry on over and have a visit.

Next is Angela Orlowski-Peart. Born in Europe and living in the United States gives her blog an international feel. This weeks she’s introduced author and friend Traci Bellwho writes adult paranormal and fantasy. If you answer this weeks question you could also win a free copy of Traci’s book.

You only have today and tomorrow to get in on the two contests, but I guarantee you’ll enjoy the experience of these wonderful women.

Do you have a group of friends that met in unexpected ways? How have you stayed in touch and grown your relationships?

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About Nancy J Nicholson

Nancy J. Nicholson is a wife, mother, writer, and full-time sailor, writing of her adventures and creating contemporary mysteries along the shores of the eastern United States and Caribbean. She fills her time with new friends, exploration, food, knitting and reading.
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17 Responses to Life Experiences That Bind Us in Friendship

  1. Yay for the WANA sistas! Awesome way to pass on the love, Nancy! I’ve added the books by Elena and Traci to my Kindle. I am so grateful for you and the others I have met through the class. What a great six and a half months this has been! Life changing!

  2. Ali Dent says:

    Nancy, you are right that this group is special. Before our class, social media felt like an ocean I was drowning in but after meeting you ladies and experiencing your kindness and patience and support, I began to feel like I had a ship to rest in while sailing the rocky seas. I am so very grateful for all of our Wana friends. You did an excellent job with this post.

  3. Awwwww…FAB shout out Nancy – thank you sooo much! I really appreciate it.
    Long live the wana sistas!! I have no doubt ya’ll will be in my life for a very long time and for that, I feel deeply blessed!
    MUAH!!! xoxoxoxox

  4. One of the aspects I love about life is that you never really know for sure what is going to happen next. Our WANA group is one of those unexpected pleasures that pop up when you least anticipate it. The friendship is sincere and strong. Love it! Great way to promote the blog tour and I’ll add it to mine today. Thanks!

  5. Jillian Dodd says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more. Learning the ropes from Kristen was amazing enough, but I didn’t expect to meet such amazing women in the class. It’s been a blessing!

  6. Elena Aitken says:

    Nancy, you’re so right. What I learned in the class was good stuff, but it doesn’t even touch on the real value I pulled from those summer months. You ladies are spectacular! Such a diverse group yet, so bonded. I really cherish these friendships.
    Thank you for such an amazing post. :)
    <3

  7. Great way to support the WANA sisters, Nancy! It is truly a blessing to be associated with all of you…beautiful, supportive women!

  8. Exactly! This group is amazing! I am so blessed to be a part of it. Great shout-out, Nancy! :-)

  9. Traci Bell says:

    Hi Nancy,

    Thanks for including me in your post. This is a fabulous group!!

  10. Nancy, thank you for such an awesome shoutout. Our wana711 group is very unique: we are not only helping and promoting each other, but we have this real friendship going on. If I have a problem, I know I can count on many of my wana711 sisters to come to my rescue. If I want to share some wonderful experience, I know they will be honestly happy for me. This is a true sisterhood (with one brother mixed in :-) )

  11. Thanks for once again showing us how it’s done, Nancy. Great blog, directing us to the sites where the book give away is possible, but most important, the introduction to the authors and budding writers in our group. Way to sail!

  12. Hi Nancy,

    Your post makes me wonder how well we’d all know each other if our blogs were strictly about writing. Taking Kristen’s class was liberating in a sense because while my writing is important to me, there’s another side of me, too, and knowing it’s “okay” to blog about non-writerly things was what I needed to hear. Reading everyone’s blogs has given me some insight into their personalities and inspired me.
    And, I’ve met a terrific group of people.
    Have a great weekend!

  13. Dannie Hill says:

    You’v discovered something we can all take a lesson from, Nancy. Friends!

  14. Yay! I love this post for so many reasons, but chief among them is because I’m a part of something so wonderful and life changing that it gives me chills. So happy to have you as a WANA sister! Great shout out to our girls and I hope everyone visited their blogs this week – they were awesome!

  15. Carol Roe says:

    It is so much fun to meet new and exciting friends in unexpected places. Especially where there is a common love. Your WANA group sounds perfect for you. I actually was able to meet an online paper crafting friend from Phoenix when she came to visit family in IA several years ago. :) Hugs…

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