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Honoured to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award

Just took a moment to check my inbox for the night only to find a message saying that the lovely and talented Ash N. Finn ~ http://ashnfinn.wordpress.com has nominated me for the “One Lovely Blog Award”!

The wonderful and talented Ash N. Finn who calls Dublin, Ireland home, is a wonderfully gifted writer and such an authentic soul. I am truly at a loss for words (which, trust me doesn’t happen often) and honoured that she has nominated me for this award. 🙂

The rules of acceptance for this award nomination are as follows:

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire
  • Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know

The 7 things about myself which I would like to share with you here are:

  1. I am happily married to my best friend!
  2. I have an extremely goofy sense of humour and it often comes out at the oddest times.
  3. I love learning new things and probably know more useless facts than anyone ever should.
  4. I love to collect items such as cameras, typewriters, and fountain pens. I love anything vintage, especially useful everyday items; I like to think of the wonderful words and images that were captured by their previous owners.
  5. I am totally enthralled by the creative process and in addition to writing I am also an artist and amateur photographer.
  6. I have a bad coffee and chai tea addiction, and I am not apologizing for it! 😉
  7. I love music and have very eclectic tastes, I listen to everything from Jazz to Punk. I am also my husband’s bass roadie and #1 fan.


The 15 fabulous bloggers I choose to nominate are all extremely talented and giving writers:

  1. Constance Wallace~http://legendsofgreenisle.com/
  2. Sylvia McGrath~http://sylviawmcgrath.wordpress.com/
  3. Lora Fisher ~ www.flairCreativ.net
  4. Amber Meadows ~ Amberrisme.com
  5. Melissa Foster ~ http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/
  6. Rich Weatherly ~http://richweatherly.wordpress.com/
  7. Sandra Coelho ~http://www.authorslcoelho.com/
  8. Trish Gentry ~http://chickletslit.wordpress.com/
  9. Eri Nelson ~http://www.dearharts.com/
  10. Glenn Starkey ~http://glennstarkey.net/
  11. Damyanti ~http://damyantiwrites.wordpress.com/
  12. Allan Douglas ~http://www.simplelifeprattle.com/
  13. Frederick Lee Brooke ~ http://www.frederickleebrooke.com/
  14. Ciara Ballintyne ~ http://ciaraballintyne.com/
  15. Carlyle Labuschagne ~ http://www.carlylelabuschagne.com/
There are so many more that should be on this list, so please don’t feel bad if you’re not included! You’re all my favourites! 🙂

That’s pretty much it! I am honoured and would like to thank Ash for nominating me! Wishing everyone a wonderful day! 🙂

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Honoured to be nominated for a Kreativ Blogger Award

Wow, what a fantastic way to start the day.  This morning, I stumbled around, coffee cup in hand and peered into my inbox to find a message saying that the lovely and talented Constance Wallace aka legendsofgreenisle has nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger Award!

Constance who calls Georgia home, is not only an award-winning writer and poet; but is also working on obtaining her PhD in History.   Her series Legends of Green Isle is a wonderfully crafted fantasy fiction series for young adults.  I’m at a loss for words (which, trust me doesn’t happen often) and honoured that she has nominated me for this award….I haven’t stopped smiling since! 🙂

As part of being nominated for this award, I have to (1):  nominate 6 others for the blog award, and (2) share 10 things that readers might not know about me.  So, here we go:

My nominations, there are so many more that should be on this list, so please don’t feel bad if you’re not included!  You’re all my favourites! 🙂

Here we go!

1. Lora Fisher ~ www.flairCreativ.net , a smart, sassy and talented woman who always impresses me with her amazing insights and brilliant work.

2.  Amber Meadows ~ Amberrisme.com , the amazing and talented “queen of blogging”.  A wonderful woman whose authenticity shines through every piece she writes.

3.  Charlotte Rains Dixon ~ www.wordstrumpet.com,  a brilliant writer and coach who never fails to inspire.

4.  Melissa Foster ~ http://womensliterarycafe.com/ , the guru of social networking for authors.  Her site is a hub for indie writers to network and promote their work.

5. Rich Weatherly ~http://richweatherly.wordpress.com/ is a true gentleman whose work never fails to impress.

6. Toby Neal~www.tobyneal.net , a wonderful woman, great mystery novelist and brilliant blogger.

10 things that readers might not know about me….

  1. I married my best friend!
  2. I have a goofy sense of humour and it tends to come out when I am the most stressed.  In situations where most people would be crying…I am wise cracking!
  3. When I was entering high school, I was told it was not “proper” for girls to take technology courses….so I took machine shop, auto mechanics, drafting, and electronics…ALL of the shop courses. One of my first acts of defiance!
  4. One of my favourite jobs was working as a court clerk; it was a great opportunity to people watch and helped develop my ability to read people.  Also comes in handy when  developing characters. 😉
  5. I love to collect items such as cameras, typewriters, and fountain pens. I love anything vintage, especially useful everyday items; I like to think of the wonderful words and images that were captured by their previous owners.
  6. I have a fondness for  Steampunk inspired art, jewellery and imagery.
  7. I have a bad coffee and chai tea addiction, and I am not apologizing for it! 😉
  8. I love to be inspired by recipes but don’t like following them…so far no major disasters. 🙂
  9. I love music and have very eclectic tastes, my Mp3 player holds everything from Jazz to Punk. I am also my husband’s bass roadie and #1 fan.
  10. I have to have at least one creative project on the go at all times whether it’s writing, art, photography or even basket weaving 😉 ….it’s much cheaper than therapy! 😉

That’s pretty much it!   I am honoured and would like to thank Constance again for nominating me!  Wishing everyone a wonderful day! 🙂