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Hello readers!
First off we want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who opens these emails and cares to read a bunch of writers rambling about writing and bookish things. :) You are very important to us and this adventure of providing clean books to the world! Hungry readers are what keep us going. ;) 

And... hang on, WOAH!! Welcome to 2018, people! Where does time go??!
We can't be more excited to see what is in store for Generation Rising this year! 

a quick recap of what we did last year
two big announcements!!! 
and some goals for 2018 we wanted to share with y'all!

Generation Rising: Homeschooled Authors

was launched in the spring of 2017.

Yep, we really didn't start all that long ago... but so much has happened that it feels like forever! 
Our state homeschool convention has a super neato opportunity for young entrepreneurs to be vendors in the exhibit hall and the idea was tossed around-"wouldn't it be way too cool if we published our NaNo projects and had a book booth together?!" It was one of those ideas that is really just a dream, bound to never actually happen. But then it did!!! 

The ten original members, all writer friends, first pulled together in an effort to have a book table at the Arizona Families for Home Education Convention that year, and had a marvelous time offering a variety of independently published works!

We all worked hard to be ready in time.
Elijah was coordinator and encourager extraordinaire, devoting a lot of time to taking care of all the communications with the AFHE people and confusing tax license stuff.
Paul, amid working on publishing his first novel, slapped together a website and designed and ordered a banner and business cards.
Seconds drafts, editing, formatting, and cover design were rushed to make sure the authors' book shipments would arrive before the convention. 
It was a wild time but everyone chipped in and it turned out wonderful! Big shout-out and thanks to our families for supporting us and helping so much!
Setting up real late the night before...Some of the team/authors making goofy faces or being very relaxed. :) 
Just some of the pretty pretty books!
Saturday night- SO excited everything worked out and our 7 authors,10 books, and 3 sales reps got to be at the 2017 AFHE Homeschool Convention!!
Next came wind-down, LOTS of sales math, and more writing! 

A few other highlights for us last year:
NaNoWriMo in November 2017
Write-ins with snacks :)
Multiple releases of new ebooks!

And now a whole bunch of editing/rewriting awaits the writers!
Big Announcement ONE!!!
Julia Hubler joined Generation Rising Authors with her nonfiction work, The Holistic Homestead! Go check it out on the website and get to know the author!
So great to have you, Julia!
Big Announcement TWO!!!
Kate released a darling short story in December and made it permanently free!
Grab your copy, some hot chocolate, and enjoy. <3
"I wrote this story to give a short snapshot of generosity and joy at Christmas time," Kate says. "One reviewer said this story reminded her in some ways of a Pixar short...Which frankly delighted me because Pixar is AWESOME."
Another cool thing...
Both Kate and Paul have started newsletters of their own!
Sign up to get author/writing updates, short stories, and plenty of other cool stuff. Click each image to find out more about the newsletters!
We polled the authors for their goals in 2018, and guess what we found?
  • "Publish my first novel, work hard on college, and read the whole Bible in a year."
  • "Publish The Blue Blur: A Mission Remembered, do Camp NaNo, live for the glory of God alone."
  • "Publish my NaNoWriMo project..."
Wow. Anyone else excited to (hopefully) read all these new works this year?!! 

And we are super happy to say... We plan to be at AFHE again July 13-14, 2018 with more new books written by our authors! Can't wait to see you there!
Until next month-
Keep reading for the glory of God!
~The Generation Rising Team
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