Posted by: Kerry Gans | June 3, 2021

A Decade of Top Picks Thursday!

On May 29, 2011, The Author Chronicles blog was born. Every week for 10 years, we have brought you a compilation of our favorite writing tips, advice, and fun posts from around the internet that week. In doing so, we greatly expanded our own knowledge about the craft and business of writing.

In these 10 years, three of us—Kerry Gans, J. Thomas Ross, and Nancy Keim Comley—have seen our works published, as the world of writing, and the world around us continued to change and evolve.

These changes have brought with them new and different responsibilities and demands on the time of all of the Chroniclers. The recent loss of fellow blogger Gwen Huber helped us make the decisions we all felt was inevitable.

We are going on hiatus, for an indefinite period of time.

These 10 years of blogging have been filled with learning, and networking, and creation, but the  constraints on our time have grown in a decade, and we can no longer sustain the pace of a weekly compilation blog. We will keep the blog active, so anyone may continue to explore the treasure trove of advice here.

Because change is the only constant in the world, we are not prepared to say we will never come back to the blog. At the moment, though, The Author Chronicles will not be posting new material for the foreseeable future.

Thank you to everyone who has made this decade-long journey with us. We appreciate your support and your interest, and we wish you all the best in your own writing adventures.


The Author Chronicles

Kerry Gans, J. Thomas Ross, Nancy Keim Comley, Matt Q. McGovern, & Gwen Huber


  1. I understand, but I’m SO sorry to hear this! I get tons of great craft and business info from your Top Picks! Best to you all!Laura Drake ‘Ordinary women at the edge of extraordinary change’ 2014 RITA® winner – Best First Book @LauraDrakeBooks  


  2. A decade! Can it really be that long? You’ve done sterling work. I hope I’ll continue to see your names around. Best of luck in your next ventures and thank you for your amazing support.


  3. Thank you!!! And best wishes on your future endeavours ❤


  4. Thank you for all your selfless work over the past decade. Your hiatus is well-deserved.


  5. Thanks for a decade of greatness. My inbox will never be the same! Good luck!


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