Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Thank you!

Rachel Grant, Meg Tilly, Toni Anderson, and me!
Now I understand that saying, "it is with a heavy heart...". I don't want to leave. I will miss every author, every reader, every publicist, and every publisher whom I've had the pleasure of working with here on the JUST sites.

Almost ten years ago, I spoke to publishers and authors, and heard the disheartening prognosis that romantic suspense was a genre of the past. I thought, how can that be? I love romantic suspense! There must be others like me out there.

...and thus, JRS was born. I started reaching out to romantic suspense authors, asking if they would like to participate in the site. Back then, I would write authors, and address them as Mrs. Last Name (I'm looking at you, Mrs. Lena Diaz!). After Lena scolded me for being so formal, I loosened up slightly. 

Angi Morgan


Alison Stone
And here we are, all these years later...and guess what? Romantic Suspense didn't fade away! (insert fist pump). 

Julie Miller
Nora Roberts

To all the authors that considered JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE a home away from home, you are my extended family. We've been through all those quarterly giveaways together! And to the visitors of JRS...to quote Jerry Maguire, "you complete me." YOU have been the reason I have kept these sites going for so long. Your loyal participation has made sharing such wonderful books worth every second.


Kat Martin
As time went on, the demand for "JUST" sites for other genres arose. JUST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE and JUST PARANORMAL ROMANCE were born. So many great books have been shared, and so many new authors debuted. 

But, the time has come for the lady behind the green curtain to gracefully bow out (while she's still young enough to bow--or be graceful.)

It's not goodbye. This industry is intimate. Readers and authors alike open their hearts and share their love of books on a daily basis. And I will be an eternal fan of this tight community. 

Keep writing.
Keep reading.
Keep smiling.

Love you all!

Maureen

P.S. If you're looking for me, you can always find me here. I'll still be plugging away at romantic suspense, just in a different capacity!




25 comments:

  1. Thank you for the introduction to so many great authors and books through the Just sites - I will miss my daily visits. Wishing you all the best and continued success with your writing career.

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  2. Nooo - am going to miss my doggy sooo much, every St Patty's Day, Christmas and Thanksgiving ��

    Thank you for all your hard work, for finding new-to-me authors and the wonderful giveaways. Good luck with your future projects.

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  3. Thank you for all that you've done for romantic suspense authors, Maureen! All the best in your future endeavors!

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    1. Loved working with you, Sharon. Keep writing great romantic suspense!

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  4. These sites were great! Thank you for giving me so many new authors to discover and enjoy. Best wishes to you in your future endeavors.

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    1. Thanks so much, Denise. I always appreciated your support.

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  5. Thank you so much for your wonderful sites! I've enjoyed visiting your posts and reading your newsletters. Thank you for sharing your love of books and showcasing so many wonderful authors! Good luck in your next adventure!

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  6. Well I'm going to miss all the stories and recommendations. Thanks for sharing your love of reading and books with us. Thanks for the goodies over the years too. I'll always remember as of of my favorite blogs and first ones I joined years ago. Again thanks.

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    1. Thank you, Chris. You were here a long time, and I appreciated that so much!

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  7. Thanks for your many years of supporting the romantic suspense genre, its authors and its readers. Wishing you great success in your own writing endeavors. See you around in the RS universe!

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  8. I still remember our first "meeting"! I'm so honored to be included in your final post. You have been so selfless and wonderful to all of us authors and always gave us a home-base to come back to. Thank you for including us in your "Just" family all these years, and for working so hard to promote our beloved genre. Best of luck to you in your continuing career and kiss your Corgi for me. :) Thank you, thank you, thank you. XOXOXO

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    1. Hugs to you, Lena. Thank you for being there from the start!

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  9. Thank you for all the support and encouragement through the years, Maureen! You have been such a bright light in the RS community for so long! Wishing you much Joy in your next adventure!

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    1. Thank you, Connie. You keep writing great romantic suspense...that's all I ask. :)

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  10. I am glad you are not going far. This is a good site,one of the few I check in to every night. Good luck.

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    1. I will miss seeing you here, Patricia. But I'll find you out and about!

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  11. Thank you so, so much, Maureen, for all you've done for romance, readers, and authors for SO many years. You are tremendously appreciated. :)

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. And thank you for your quarterback. :)

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    2. LOL You're welcome! I think that one worked out for all of us. :)

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