We’re nearly six years old! And I’m sad to tell you that on our sixth birthday, 1st May, Girls Heart Books will officially close down. It’s been a wonderful journey! But time marches on, and for Julie Sykes, who runs the site with me, and myself, time is the issue. We both have other projects we want to pursue, and Girls Heart Books, wonderful as it is, takes up quite a lot of time and planning.
On 1st May there’ll be a final goodbye post, and then the site will stay static until March 2018, when the domain name will expire. Before 1st May though, we will still have a brand new post every day from a fantastic author – and there will still be chances to win books in our monthly competitions! So don’t go anywhere!
To all our fans and supporters of the site over the years, THANK YOU. You are the reason this site was started: to give you a direct line to some of your favourite authors. And to all the amazing authors who have blogged for GHB, many hugs and kisses, because I have never, NEVER been short of volunteers to blog on the site, and you have all been WONDERFUL.
Finally, thank you to the marvellous Julie Sykes, who has kept the guest posts running for the past I-don’t-know-how-long and has been a faithful friend and sounding-board for all my GHB musings!
Keep reading – let’s make GHB go out with a bang, not a whimper!
I’m really sad to hear this and also feel so incredibly lucky to have been a guest blogger while I still could. Writing for Girlsheartbooks over the past couple of months has made me realise how incredibly hard you both must have worked to bring this together. Well done and good luck with your new projects.
Thank you for being the captain of the good ship ‘Girls Heart Books’, Jo! Enjoy your ‘retirement’ (ie writing a gazillion books!)… xxx
So sorry to hear this, but sometimes there’s only one choice that can be made. Well done to you, Jo, and to Julie too, and good luck with all your work and projects. Good wishes too, to all the Girls Heart Books bloggers who’ve popped up here over the last six years. x
Sad to hear this but totally get it xxx
I…I don’t know what to say, but I understand. I’ve ADORED reading and commenting over the past 6 years here. I cant believe I was here at the very start with Linda Chapman and you. I loved it every single step of the way.
Laura, you have been our biggest and most loyal fan over the years. We’re going to miss you too!! 😦 xxx
A huge thanks from me, too. I’m going to miss you all. I’ve loved blogging here and reading your comments 😉 xx
Wow- this is definitely the end of an era! Been reading the posts and commenting on this website since it started, and (granted, I have’t been on here in a while BUTTT) I’m gonna miss it so much! Made so many friends through this, and it gave me the courage to start my own blog. Gonna miss yall so muchhh- thank you for the past 6 years. Good luck for your future projects!
Hi Hikma!! *waves madly* ahh, you and your friends gave us SUCH a boost in the early days as a new blog. I’m so thrilled to hear it had such a great effect on you; how fab. Sending much love for the future – and if you’re ever at one of my events, please do come and say hi! Jo x
So so sad!!! Thank you for all your amazing hard work, ladies. GHB will be very much missed xxx
Oh that’s a shame, your hard work has not gone unnoticed!
Aww, thanks Sabrina!
This is sad! Especially since I just discovered this blog 😦