Friday, May 1, 2009

TWRP's Happy Birthday Blog Party

Happy Birthday! (How come I hear Frosty the Snowman saying that in my head?) Three years ago, we opened the garden gates and welcomed everyone inside. Back then we had no idea if anyone would want to come in and walk down our path or not. Everyone knows the story of how RJ had this wild idea to open a publishing company and how I was a reluctant partner in her craziness. We were two critique partners who had a passion for writing and all we knew about opening a publishing company was what we didn’t want it to be. I’m so proud of many things around here but I think the thing I am the most proud of is that we have stuck to our roots (pun intended). As we’ve grown, we never forgot why we started The Wild Rose Press in the first place. We wanted a publishing house by writers for writers.

Now there’s so many of us here we’ve had to spread out. We’ve opened up a brand new garden for our White Roses. We had to transplant and expand our Scarlet Roses almost two years ago already and they’ve bloomed beautifully in their own corner of the garden. To say things are sunny and sweet smelling is cliché but oh so true. We have more than 500 lovely roses aka authors with us. We have a library of over 1200 titles and still growing. To be honest, none of us ever knew we’d be where we are today but what a wonderful surprise this journey has been.

So come celebrate with us today as we host our very own birthday party on our blog. Each line in the garden will host a time slot and we’ll give away stories and prizes every hour. At the end of the night, we’ll randomly pull a name from everyone who has stopped by and commented throughout the event and that person will win a beautiful rose tote bag stuffed full of books and other goodies sure to brighten anyone’s day.

I can’t let this day go by without saying thank you to everyone who has been on this journey with us, and those who are brand new to the garden. Everyone from the editors to the artists to the authors and readers, everyone involved with this company has been responsible for helping it bloom and grow. We never would be where we are without all of you and so I thank you and I celebrate with you on this wonderful May Day. Happy Birthday to all of us! Now come on, let’s get the party started.

Rhonda

22 comments:

Hywela Lyn said...

Happy Birthday, Rhonda, RJ and THE WILD ROSE PRESS. TWRP gave me the chance to see 'the book of my heart' released to the world, and to hold the published copy in my hands. Thank you and may the garden grow and prosper each new year.

danie88 said...

woohoo! happy birthday wild rose press! im so glad to be celebrating this great birthday bash with you all! :)

WilderRoseLoriL said...

Looking forward to meeting more Scarlet fans between 11 am and noon, eastern time.
Thanks for organizing this, Rhonda, so we can celebrate!

Donna L said...

Thanks to the staff of TWRP for all that you do. You've made a lot of dreams come true. I am so very proud to be a TWRP author. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Jolan B said...

Happy birthday! May there be many more--and many more wonderful roses--in years to come!

Ann_Campbell said...

I can't wait to see the rest of the blogs today! Happy birthday!

Jane Richardson, writer said...

Happy birthday, TWRP, and many, many more happy returns! You grow from strength to strength, and long may it continue.

all the best for many happy years to come,

Jane x

www.janerichardson.co.uk
'A Different Kind of Honesty' Champagne Rose

Amber Leigh Williams said...

Happy Birthday! Publishing was blessed the day RJ's vision came true! Congratulations on fulfilling your dream and the staff for helping it all come true :)

Hugs,

Amber

Sharon Donovan said...

Happy Birthday TWRP! I am so thrilled and proud to be part of this garden. Cheers and many more!
Hugs,
Sharon

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Brenda Gayle said...

Happy Birthday everyone. I can't believe everything that has been accomplished in only three years. I'm thrilled to be part of it.

Bess McBride said...

Happy Birthday, RJ, Rhonda, and all the editors, authors, cover artists and production personnel at The Wild Rose Press! I've enjoyed working with you for the past two and a half years! TWRP is a great company! Thanks for everything! Happy Birthday to you and wishing you many more!

Bess McBride

Jennifer Robins said...

Happy Birthday TWRP I'm so happy to be a part of this fine publishing company and the opportunity to have my novel "An Author's Nightmare" coming out soon with the P&E number one publisher. I'm so proud.

Donna WL said...

Happy Birthday TWRP I have friends that are part of your garden and hope to blossom there some day. I love the books you offer and authors you nourish. Congratulation and many more happy years

Rebecca J. Clark said...

Happy Birthday, TWRP! I'm so happy to be part of the garden. It's a wonderful place to be.

May next year's birthday be even more successful and prosperous.

:)Becky

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday TWRP!
I am proud to call myself a rose in this wonderful garden. RJ, Rhonda, Lisa, editors and authors alike make this company what it is-a comfortable place where dreams come true. Here's to looking forward to celebrating for many years to come.

Silver James said...

Happy Birthday, Wild Rose! May you have many more!

hhampton11 said...

I'm very proud and honored to be a rose in the Cactus Garden. Thank you TWRP, Happy Birthday, and may yoy have many, many more.

A.Y. Stratton said...

Happy birthday to TWRP and to Rhonda and RJ. Thank you for allowing me to grow my Crimson Rose in such a warm, loving garden!

Marianne Evans said...

Happy Birthday!!! Rhonda, RJ, Lisa and every single talented editor, cover artist and author at The Wild Rose Press, thank you for creating such a beautiful garden! May upcoming growth be phenominal!!!!!

M.Flagg said...

Happy Birthday, TWRP! To Rhonda, RJ, the fabulous cover artists and everyone who works so hard behind the scenes a huge THANK YOU! May three years of success bloom and grow into decades. Such a talented conglomerate of creativity! You put your heart in all you do and it shows. Thanks again for the opportunity to be a part of this garden.

Christine Clemetson said...

Happy Birthday TWRP. What a wonderful place to be an author.. :)