The Violet Femmes in 2013

Welcome to the annual recap!

This has been a huge year for the Violet Femmes. Our little blog has grown by leaps and bounds—and a few of our Femmes saw their careers take off this year.

The Stats

  • Our biggest month, visitor-wise, was July, followed very closely by November.
  • Four Femmes had DEBUT releases this year: Diana Quincy published SEDUCING CHARLOTTE in April; RoseAnn DeFranco published RETURN TO AUDUBON SPRINGS in September; Maria K. Alexander published UNTANGLE MY HEART in November; and Michele Mannon published KNOCK OUT in December.
  • One of the Femmes, Joanna Shupe, won RWA’s 2013 Golden Heart® for Best Historical Romance.
  • Most of you found us via a Google search. Of the social media sites, Facebook continued to be the strongest referrer.
  • We introduced a new feature, Femme Stalking, where we go fan girl on our favorite authors. Diana Quincy and Jenna Blue both stalked authors in 2013, and we look forward to more Femme Stalkings in 2014.

Happy 2014 to you and yours! We love our readers, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the fantastic support.


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  1. Happy New Year Ladies!!!!!

  2. Jenna Blue

     /  January 1, 2014

    It’s so cool to see all our excitement laid out in one place! Thank you, Joanna! Here’s to the Femmes’ fantastic 2013 and wishing everybody, Femmes and our fab readers, an equally exciting 2014!

  3. Your blog is one of the few I take the time to read. Partly b ecause I know you all, partly because you have such interesting topics.
    Who gets stalked next?

  4. Thanks for doing this, Joanna. We’ve certainly have had a great year and i foresee even more great things for 2014. Didn’t we also add RoseAnn to our Femme family in 2013?

    I love how much we’ve all grown. Here’s to another great year, ladies!

    • You are so right, and I’m SORRY, RoseAnn! I guess I feel like you’re old hat around here. 🙂

      I’ve made the correction above. Nice catch, Maria.

      • RoseAnn DeFranco

         /  January 2, 2014

        I guess I feel old hat because it didn’t even stand out to me. Thanks for having me. I’m like a comfy pair of old slippers! 🙂

  5. RoseAnn DeFranco

     /  January 2, 2014

    NICE recap! Thanks for pulling this together. Fantastic 2013 ladies…looking forward to 2014.

  6. Thanks for this great recap. I’m so proud to be hanging with such accomplished ladies!

  7. Linda K

     /  January 6, 2014

    What an awesome idea for editing and house keeping. Keep up the good work and happy new year ladies!


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