*The 2018 Challenge is under development. Information will be forthcoming in the weeks to come.

This year's Challenge will open on Sunday April 1st. Be watching for details!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Y - You, Your, You're and You Are "AWESOME"

I am back again and almost at the end of this A TO Z CHALLENGE... how have you all done this year? It has been great I always seem to make friends and visit some very cool sites, this year was no different.  I being a co/host for a few years now has been great and I always am trying to keep you all on your toes.  Like why is FRANKENBERRY in this post?  Well in my last posts a few days ago, I shared my stuff, my goods and well it's FREE. So I thought I would share me and myself again, hopefully you will like it... share it... comment? It's called "SIX STRINGS" it's a free magazine for your Ipad, E.T.C and it's about everything I love. I made a special A TO Z EDITION of the you can get it here:

Our GREAT friend Mark Kelly has hand-drawn the letters above for us and helped us design our CHALLENGE T-SHIRT [CLICK ME] that is located at the end of this magazine. So get a looky-loo at it, as it will be available. I hope you all have been enjoying this 2016 Challenge... thanks to all the host, co-hosts, minions and of course you guys.

Jeremy [RETRO]

Alphabet Letters Designed by Mark Kelly

Designed by Jeremy Hawkins



  1. Yayy, we are nearing the end! I am so happy with myself! This being my first time, I learned a lot of new things! I made so many new and wonderful friends, read some amazing blogs and built a lot of good-will. Thanks AtoZ!
    @KalaRavi16 from

  2. Seems like an interesting magazine... Just a day more than what????

  3. I've enjoyed doing A to Z even though I've missed a few days due to a computer death and a worsening of my carpal tunnel problems.

    I'm hoping to get back into the regular-blogging habit again and doing the challenge really helps.

  4. The Challenge Six Strings cover is awesome!

  5. Wow. This task seemed daunting in the beginning but it went pretty smoothly thanks to my team at Girl Who Reads

  6. Its always a wild adventure with the A/Z, but I'm always a bit saddened when it ends.


  7. I've had a great time this year. I've found several wonderful new blogs and received lots of visitors. What more can you ask for?

    Meet My Imaginary Friends

  8. Just another day to go and I feel great. Found new friends and did well personally :)

  9. one more day...


    Yay!!! I hung in:)

  11. I had loads of fun! I read a tonne of really cool blogs. I had great, supportive visitors, new and old. What more can one wish for?


  13. One more day and then we wrap up for another year. =D

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  14. Another challenge has come and now there's one more post left...can you believe it's over...?
    Writer In Transit

  15. One more to go...

  16. I had so much fun in this challenge and enjoyed all the blogs I visited. I'll be back next year. Congrats to all who finished!!! My blog on Southern food and memories is at:

  17. Yes, just one more to go:


  18. Yes, just one more to go:


  19. Jeremy,you are indeed awesome.Your creativity knows no limits.And its fun to be part of this challenge with people like you :)

  20. Hi Jeremy - congratulations and I've loved the creative designs I keep seeing appearing ... clever and imaginatively creative .. cheers HIlary

  21. In the end I lost it and couldn't follow the blogs. But today I am catching up - and can't believe it that it's over. Thanks to you all "of the lab" who had all the work with the challenge.


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  23. I stumbled across Mark Kelly's blog earlier today. LOVE his A-Z designs. May have to borrow for my recap post - waiting to hear from him re permission to share.

    BTW I've put together a Listly of participants like yourself who have written a challenge recap here

  24. Oh, Jeremy, the Challenge was as exciting, satisfying, and grueling as ever! I don't IPad. I don't even smart phone anymore to save $$. But I'm sure your magazine rocks, like most of the things you do, do. (Did I really just say doo-doo?!) I will be ordering a T-shirt when I get through paying for my super smart daughter to take all kinds of tests in her Jr. year. I have offered up a celebratory post for all the AtoZ Champions out there!
    Visit me at
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

  25. When I was collecting material for a political gossip column, and someone said something interesting, I would wait for them to add, 'and I don't want to read that in your magazine!' In which case I wouldn't use it. But if they didn't remember to say it, I'd nip off to the loo, write the story up, come back and change the subject.
    kratom leaf


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