For the first time in forever, I’ve completed one of these month-long, blog-a-day challenges. If you count one guest post and a few random bonus posts, I didn’t even take Sundays off for good behavior. Finished it fair and square, unless you consider “Ze End” to be cheating a bit. But I could write about zebras or zydeco or zen meditation, and it wouldn’t give me one tiny fleck more satisfaction than writing “Ze End” on this post.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them. To find them, use the site search and enter #a2zchallenge

(I had a nifty little plug-in that listed all of them in date order, with links – but it did something very weird to my home page, so that’s disabled pending a solution. Nice idea, didn’t work.)

I have signed up for Story a Day May. I doubt I’ll manage it (and as of 9:30 PM on April 30, I haven’t even the glimmer of an idea bouncing around from one synapse to another). In fact, I’ll be pleased if I manage to crank out a post a week and one halfway decent bit of flash fiction, but stay tuned – we’ll see what creeps up through the cracks my time tumbles into.

Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle, illustrated by Jordan Vinyard; A Puppy, Not a Guppy, illustrated by Ryan Shaw; and the newest release: A New Leaf for Lyle, illustrated by Carrie Salazar. She draws inspiration from her family, from her own childhood adventures (some of which only happened in her overactive imagination), and from readers both young and young-at-heart. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, J.J., whose love and encouragement make writing books twice the fun.


  1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    Ze link to Ze End doesn’t work (so I couldn’t read it).

    I figured it out – this wasn’t one of the hard ones.

    I’m curious: Why no Y? What do you have against Y?

    And now I see a link ABOVE (but not on your main page, where Y doesn’t appear at all, only X and Z).

    You can tell I’m avoiding work, right? It IS Zunday.

    Off to try Y.
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    • HollyJahangiri

      Why no Y? What does “You” start with? Did I forget to make Y a Featured post? Ooooh, pay no attention to that blogger behind the curtain… I am the Great and Powerful Wizard of WordPress!

  2. fim

    Congrats, Holly, on finishing! You’ve been an inspiration, and very helpful for me with your posts!

    Wow @ Story A Day, after doing the A to Z Challenge. My mind just didn’t allow me to consider that this year. Last year, when I wasn’t able to get into the A to Z, I found Story A Day and was happy to have it.

    Looking forward to seeing all your upcoming posts!


  3. Arlee Bird

    Congratulations, Holly. With all the blogging you do you could whip out these A to Z Challenges every month.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
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    • HollyJahangiri

      Oh, hardly, but thanks (I think) for the vote of confidence!


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