I’ve been remiss, but mostly too busy, in posting on several blog awards I’d received over the last several months. But I’ve been taking note of them and am so thankful to all my nominators. Today, I wish to post on those have-been-waiting-too-long-to-be-honored awards.
The first one is from Queendsheena, Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne and Medeia Sharif. Thank you!
Here are the rules:
- Post the logo on your blog
- Thank the person who nominated you
- choose 10-12 other ladies who blog, as your nominees.
- Post the links to the nominees' blogs and notify them on their blog
Here are whom I'm nominating:
Tara Tyler Talks - Who's so infectiously cheery, and so excited to help out fellow bloggers.
Diane Wilder ...about myself, by myself... - For her wit and the beautiful photos she posts.
City Muse Country Muse - They write Friday poetry, which is often inspiring and emotive.
Clare Dugmore Writes - Who is inspiring with keeping with her blogging schedule, and for giving me notice of the upcoming More Than Just A Kiss blogfest.
Christine Rains - Who's putting on the above blogfest with gifts included!
Elise Fallson - A dedicated and lovely American blogger living the dream life in France.
Kidbits - Who is a MG and sci-fi ball of joy.
This second award is from Constantine. Thank you!
Nominees see below - I'm nominating you for this one and the Sunshine award!
Here are the rules for this award: (Don't ask me what the "7 days" thing mean - I just copied & pasted!)
- The nominee of The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her blog.
- The nominee shall nominate (up to) 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little; linking to their blogs; and telling them about it at their blogs.
- The nominee shall name his/her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post during 7 days.
And finally, the wonderful Yolanda over at DEFENDING THE PEN awarded me this beautiful Sunshine award:
Here are the rules: to be followed or broken as you see fit!
- Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
- Link to the person who nominated you.
- Answer 10 questions about yourself.
- Nominate 10 bloggers.
- Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
I wanted to make up new questions for this. My nominees can use these questions or other ones. Here go mine:
1. What do you feel about Google’s Library Project, where they plan to scan and allow people to download your entire book if it’s not copyrighted or out of copyright?
The idea of my books being on a new platform, searchable, excerpts able to be read and purchase links attached is great. But it’s scary to think that if the copyright lapses and I didn’t even know it, people would be able to download my books for free. With all the other things on my list to do, I’d have to make sure my copyright is updated. I’m not even sure anymore how long a copyright lasts. Guess I’d have to look into that. It would also mean that I'd want to be more careful about publishing my book before the copyright has gone through.
2. If you were invited to be on a talk show with your favorite celebrity, who would it be, and what would you want the topic to be?
One of the celebrities I admire most is Tyler Perry. I’d want to discuss controversial topics that relate to my books, such as serial killers getting forgiven, gay Christians, and the culture of people who have a history of not reporting crimes they know about.
3. You become a celebrity author and you write a book where all the proceeds will go to a charity. What charity would it be?
It would be the Kinship Program, which is a program designated to helping people who are raising relatives’ kids. They provide support groups for the caregiver, respite care, activities for the caregiver and for the kids, and resources. I utilized them (the Lincoln Childcare Center in Hayward, CA) for years while I raised my niece and nephew.
4. Complete this sentence any way you like: “Check out this author who has…
…been able to retire from her day job early and live her dream life of writing full-time while traveling."
5. You have a gift that could help people ease their pain, physical or psychological. What is that gift, and how would it help?
My gift would be writing effective flash fiction that causes them to see life in new and exciting ways, and their psychological pain is significantly diminished.
6. Pedicure or manicure?
Definitely pedicure. Don’t care for manicures.
7. What’s one thing that bothers you that you feel you should learn to deal with?
Being in crowds and socializing for too long. Usually, after a while, I feel a great need to isolate and recoup.
8. Popcorn or chips?
9. What would be more difficult for you, giving up the computer to where you have no access to one or giving up the smartphone?
I’d say the computer. That’s a hard one, but I think not having access to a computer would be like not having a limb. Whereas not having a smartphone would be more like needing to catch public transportation instead of having a car. I’d be able to do what I need, it would just take much longer and be more complicated to accomplish what I need to.
10. You have to work one day in a fast food or chain restaurant. Which would it be?
My nominees for the Wonderful Team Member Readership and Sunshine Award are:
and, I have to say, Klahanie
Thanks again to all my nominators, and to everyone who has taken the time to read this post!