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Squawk Radio to Close

One of the first and most popular group blogs, Squawk Radio, is closing its doors. It’s all speculative about why right now. It’s hard to blog every day and think of new topics. It’s a little surprising since they recently moved to this website and since they seem to have been redoubling their promotional efforts (it seemed like I received an email from them once a week asking me to visit and bring my friends).

Perhaps the ladies at Squawk decided that with Michelle B’s increased exposure at Lifetime, they would get more exposure guest blogging at her site. I know I’ve always thought that author blogs were less important than maintaining a good website and answering emails. Good luck to the Squawkers though.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Wendy
    May 24, 2007 @ 09:37:20

    Teresa Medeiros makes the announcement on her May 23 post. Personally I find it a little odd – like you said, they have this swank new web site and everything. I know blogging is a time-suck, but hey, isn’t that the joy of a group blog? It’s less of a time suck?

  2. Karen Scott
    May 24, 2007 @ 10:56:34

    Smells fishy to me, but then again I’m a glass-half-empty kinda gal. *g*

  3. Jane
    May 24, 2007 @ 11:45:22

    The thread is kind of fun. Everyone is throwing out their own blog and message board as a place for the fleeing squawkers.

  4. Teresa Medeiros
    May 24, 2007 @ 15:58:19

    Drats, you’re on to us! I should have known you were too clever to fall for something as mundane and out of fashion as the truth!

    The truth is much more nefarious and complicated–We’re sleepy.

    Thanks for the well wishes, Dear Author! See ya in cyberspace! :)

  5. Cindy
    May 24, 2007 @ 23:07:13

    Who is Michelle B and what blog?

  6. Robin
    May 27, 2007 @ 23:29:35

    Who is Michelle B and what blog?

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