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Best of Trout Nation 2014

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This year has been some year for me, let me tell you. So many exciting things happened, and I got to write about it all! So I’ve gone through 2014 and found my favorite posts (and got surprised at how many of them actually came from this year and not years past, as my faulty memory would have had me believe. These aren’t necessarily my biggest posts, but the ones I enjoyed the most.

January

January started off strong with this twitter story about Robert Plant being eaten by a bear, the Huffington Post article that made Anne Rice briefly not hate me, and the beginning of #MerlinClub. But I think my favorite post for January (and a strong contender for favorite post of the year) was the one in which I recapped the weird love story of the Nescafe Gold couple.

February

February was a wondrous time for me, dear reader, as I completed the last of my 50 Shades of Grey recaps and never have to read about that guy (that fucking guy) again. I also got a puppy, and my first YA novel Such Sweet Sorrow debuted.

March

Neil Elwood and Sophie Scaife returned in The Brideand I wrote about Jennifer Weiner’s controversial statements on diversity in YA at the Huffington Post

April

April was the month when the author who was the single largest influence on my love of books and writing called me names, and Disney’s Frozen saved me from suicidal thoughts.

May

In May, I realized that every song on One Direction’s Midnight Memories album was ripped the fuck off from other artists, and I got real about authors who have “I was first!” syndrome.

June

Halfway through the year, I made good on my resolution to wear a two-piece. I also shared my very first television appearance (before I had any idea that there would be more), made fun of the biggest assholes on the internet, and The Afflicted premiered on WattPad.

July

Shit got crazier in my career than I have ever experienced before. My Huffington Post essay about my bikini experience went viral as fuck, leading to an appearance on HuffPost Live. I went on Good Morning Americagot tired as fuck of fat shaming bullshit, and an angel in a candy store fulfilled one of my childhood dreams. And then my friends turned that dream into a pornographic nightmare.

August

I went on NPR to talk about the song that shall not be named (but I’m including it because how fucking cool, I went on NPR!). I also went on a local daytime show, which was really cool because I got to meet local anchors, which always feels somehow more famous than meeting big time celebrities. I wrote about the celebrity nude photo leaks at the Huffington Post and debated Beyoncé’s feminist cred.

September

It was the month of authors showing their asses, especially in the wake of the Ellora’s Cave lawsuit. I founded a new spirituality, and for once a TV adaption of a book I like didn’t brutally disappoint me.

October

A bunch of reviewers joined the Taliban without realizing it, an author received tons of praise for stalking, and Steve Harvey gave me the surprise of a lifetime, aided by fifteen brilliant women. This month also marked the founding of the Jealous Hater Book Club

November

Neil and Sophie came back in The ExI wrote some more about The Prophet, and I scattered the ashes of my love for Amanda Palmer to the wind.

December

And here we are again! Konrath thew a hissy, I made some motivational Doctors, and we came together as a family to help those in need (submissions for that post are still open, by the way, until New Year’s Day).

It has been an incredible year, and I’m so lucky to have you guys in my life every day. Here’s hoping 2015 is fantastic for all of Trout Nation.

6 Comments

  1. Teresa B
    Teresa B

    I LOVED the Nescafe Gold Couple post. I cant remember when I’ve laughed so hard. But you wearing your 2 piece was the best of all!

    December 28, 2014
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    • Delta Juliet
      Delta Juliet

      I loved it too. I had completely forgotten about them until I read her post and then I couldn’t wait to read more 🙂 As usual, of course.

      January 5, 2015
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  2. Flo
    Flo

    I loved the Nescafe post as well-and the one about the doll angel at the candy store.

    Are you going to pick up writing about the coffee people, or have you given up on that one?

    December 28, 2014
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    • JennyTrout
      JennyTrout

      OMG, I started a Tumblr as I read through the book, but it was soooooooooooooo boring and pretentious. So I gave that way up.

      December 28, 2014
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  3. Pansy Petal
    Pansy Petal

    You had an amazing year and I am so thankful that you shared with me/us. I am glad I was here. Thank you!

    December 28, 2014
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  4. Oh man, the Nescafe Gold discovery I think is one of my favorite discoveries of 2014!

    Also going back to Anne Rice and her contention that an author has never harmed anyone and then putting it next to the Kathleen Hale incident is a real eye opener of how far off that mark Anne Rice would turn out to be considering STGRB and the tactics they use. It also prompted me to google myself and erase my data trail as much as I could.

    Here is hoping we don’t have to see so many Authors Behaving Badly editions in 2015!

    December 28, 2014
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