Big News With Lots of Love

24 Oct, 2012 by in Uncategorized 21 comments

This is a post that I’ve been procrastinating writing all week because it makes me sad. But sometimes I think it’s important to slow down,  pray, and take an inventory of your life–then figure out where things need to be shifted. I did that this last weekend and had a strong answer that for now I need to stop book blogging.
On Monday I will announce our final giveaway winners on Facebook and Twitter.
After that I will most likely publish any reviews I am going to do primarily on goodreads, Barnes and Noble,, Amazon (but what is up with them lately?) instead of making a blog post.
For now I’m hoping it’s just a break and someday I’ll come back. But I’m going with my gut.
I took on new part-time staff this year and they’ve been awesome so I want to thank all of my contributors. Under meet our staff you can see where they will be blogging full-time at their own sites.
On our right-hand sidebar you can see all of my network links if you want to keep up with what I’m doing and stay in touch. I will remain on Twitter so I can follow all of the amazing new releases coming out and keep up with some of my favorite tweeples.
I’ve met so many wonderful people these last three years. Many of my dreams have come true– having  author photos published in two books, being able to interview authors face-to-face, as well as helping to create a book trailer made with my original photos.I’ve been able to go to conventions in New York City and Anaheim. Meeting the big six and taking a tour of some of the major publishing houses was awesome. I loved LDSBA and being a judge for the Whitney Awards. I’ve attended many wonderful author signings and events which I intend to keep going to when I have time.
You may see At Comic Con, ALA, or BEA with my camera and family in tow now that my children have discovered their love for books.
However for now I’m taking a break from my sites.
Thanks so much to all of the amazing authors, publishers, independent bookstores, publicists and bloggers who have kept me busy these last few years.
I know I’m making the right decision but that doesn’t make it any easier. So many of you have become my personal friends. I will continue being a cheerleader for books and authors. Be kind to one another, not competitive. Be unique and honest. Respect our copyright by not stealing or re posting our words and images.

If you know me well please email or DM me with your information or find me on Facebook.

Leave a comment below to remember you by.

God be with you till we meet again.  

21 Responses to “Big News With Lots of Love”

  1. MK

    Best wishes to you! You have been a wonderful contributor and as Kathy said, you will be missed. Thank you for all you’ve done for so many authors.

  2. Zoë

    That makes so much sense that you are putting your family first! But the community will definitely miss you. I don’t know you well but always enjoy your blog. Best of luck!

    • Fire and Ice

      Thanks Zoe. This site would not have gone anywhere without dedicated readers like you!

  3. Mindy

    Heather. You’re amazing. You’ve become my friend and I know we will find a lunch date that will work. Take care. And thanks for letting me post a few on Little Red Reads. Prayers for you. 🙂

  4. Adrienne Clarke

    Very best wishes on your next chapter, Heather. As a new author I really appreciated the chance to be featured on your wonderful blog. I will continue to follow your photography on Etsy.

    • Fire and Ice

      Me too Suey. It’s sad and I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do tomorrow when I wake up thinking about my posts that need to go up….but forward with faith. I will see you again I’m sure of it 🙂

  5. Inspired Kathy

    You will be missed. You are a great example of putting family and what’s most important first 🙂

  6. crystal

    Thank You for allowing me to be a part of something as wonderful as your site! Enjoy your time away and I hope to see you back here when you’re ready.

  7. Mundie Kids

    You are amazing Heather! I’m so blessed to have you as my friend. It’s been amazing seeing how we’ve grown so much and all the cool things we’ve gotten to do since TM’s. While I’m sad to see you leave the blogging world behind, I can’t tell you how much I admire you for doing what is right for you and your family!! You will be missed, but I’m looking forward to still staying in contact with you. Love you girl!

  8. Fire and Ice

    Mundie Moms is my favorite! You girls are amazing and I am forever grateful out paths crossed in Texas. Love you to death KatieB and Sophie!

    • Katieb MundieMoms

      Aw, Love you too Heather!!! Thank you so much! I’m forever grateful that the love of a book brought us together. I hope I get to see you sometime in 2013!! Love you Heather!

  9. Annette Lyon

    You’ll be missed, and I’m sure many of us will be eagerly awaiting your return when it’s right. Thanks for all you have done for the writing community!

  10. Shanda

    You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. I have such admiration and respect for how you managed to keep reviews & photography & your family & everything else going as long as you have. You deserve a break! Rest, relax and know that just because you won’t be posting everyday doesn’t mean you aren’t still a part of the blogging & book reviewing family. You are amazing. I’ll see you around! *hugs*

  11. Jenni Elyse

    I’m so sorry to hear that you’re not going to continue blogging. But, I understand and you have to do what’s right for you. Good luck with everything! I hope I continue to see you at the events around here. And, I’ll definitely keep in touch on Facebook and Twitter.


Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge