So that's it. LGBTQ YA Month is done. And wasn't it awesome?!
I have been working on LGBTQ YA Month since September 2012. It took a lot of time and a lot of work, and because of this, I think it's the best YA themed blog event I've held. I am so amazed at the number of people who got involved, sharing their own time to write guest posts or answer interview questions -awesome guest posts and answers! I have learnt a huge deal over the past 11 months, and I am so glad I decided to hold it! I have quite a lot of people to thank, so here we go.
A number of authors took out time to answer some questions about their books for me. Thank you to Laura Lam, J.H. Trumble, Joanne Horniman, Kathleen Winter, Julie Anne Peters, Emily M. Danforth, and Ilike Merey for you fantastic, insightful and in depth answers!
Brigid Kemmer, Tess Sharpe, Adelè Geras, Emma Trevayne, Kelley York, Jane Eagland, B.R. Collins, and Steven dos Santos are wonderful authors who wrote awesome and thought provoking guest posts for LGBTQ YA Month. Thank you so much!
I'm really grateful for lovely fellow bloggers Andy of The Pewter Wolf, Usagi and Ashleigh of Birth of a New Witch, and Memory of Stella Matutina, who also contributed some wonderful posts for the Month. And for Non Pratt and Liz Bankes of Catnip Publishing for their awesome post about the lack of LGBTQ YA published in the UK.
Some people ended up pulling out of taking part in LGBTQ YA Month with weeks to go, leaving spaces that needed to be filled. Massive thank you to Charlie Morris, Erica Gillingham, B.J. Epstein, Terry Trueman, Janet Ruth Young, and Alexandra Strick and Beth Cox of Inclusive Minds for jumping in at the last minute to save my bacon with such brilliant posts!
Thank you to everyone on Twitter and on Goodreads who recommended books to me for LGBTQ YA Month, and also to all the publishers who recommended titles when I emailed!
Thank you to Amelia Robinson of The Graphic Files for the awesome buttons!
And finally, thank you to all of you for getting involved, reading the posts and commenting, and generally supporting LGBTQ YA Month!
I hope you have enjoyed LGBTQ YA Month as much as I have enjoyed working on it.