Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Special Edition: The VBA Award

I received the Versatile Blogger Award from KG Arndell, dark fantasy writer! Thanks so much, KG!

The rules of the award state that you need to nominate 15 other blogs AND tell seven things about yourself.

The 15 Blogs I pass the award on to:

1. Coffee Spoons:  Devan Burton  (http://thedlburton.blogspot.com/)

2. Electric Shock:  Nicole Easterwood   (http://niceasterwood.blogspot.com/)

3. Alex Carrick’s Blog  (http://www.alexcarrick.com/)

4. The League of Extraordinary Writers   (http://leaguewriters.blogspot.com/2012/05/wonder.html)

5. 1st BOOKS: Stories of How Writers Get Started:  Meg Waite Clayton (http://megwaiteclayton.com/1stbooks/about/)

6. L’Aussie Writer:  Denise Covey  (http://laussieswritingblog.blogspot.com/)

7. Fi's Magical Writing Haven  (http://fionajphillips.blogspot.com/)

8. Practicing Writing:  Erika Dreifus  (http://www.erikadreifus.com/blogs/practicing-writing/)

9. Kelly Hashway  (http://kellyhashway.blogspot.com/)

10. Mystery Writing is Murder:  Elizabeth Craig (http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/)

11. The Bookshelf Muse  (http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/)

12. Writing Spirit:  Julie Isaac  (http://blog.writingspirit.com/)

13. Kristen Lamb’s blog  (http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/)

14. Jolina Petersheim’s blog  (http://www.thehappybookblog.blogspot.com/)

15. Start Your Novel (http://www.startyournovel.com/)


Seven Things About Me:

1. I never learned to swim. I've learned to float (not tread water, just float) well enough I probably wouldn't die in the water, as long as I was rescued before I sunburned to a crisp. It explains why so many of my horror stories involve water.

2. I used to run a shelter for unwanted ferrets and I invented a variant of the "Duck Soup" cure for ailing ferrets--but I call my miracle cure "Beefcake" after a product Cartman uses in an episode of South Park.

3. I once had a buck charge me while I was out deer hunting. My gun was empty at the time, so I was going to turn it around and bonk him on the head with it. Luckily, it didn't come to that.

4. I worked on a road construction crew one summer, years and years ago, and I had more brushes with death that summer than I've had the entire rest of my life . . . so far.

5. I collect winged felines: cats and lions, etc., with bird wings and bat wings.

6. When I was ten or eleven, I turned the extra room in my parent's house into a nature museum, full of fossils, animal skeletons, fur and feathers, all appropriately labelled with their genus and species names.

7. I went through a Madonna-phase as a teenager (but hopefully all the photos were lost when we moved).

Thanks again for the award. We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog posts!


  1. AnonymousMay 22, 2012

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    1. AnonymousMay 22, 2012

      Thanks for taking the time for this, Brenda. When I received the VBA I almost panicked, thinking more about the obligation than the honor. Then I realized what a great "pay-it-forward" opportunity it was and I calmed down. I've connected with a lot of terrific people since. By the way, I have a winged lion, myself. It's a tattoo on my upper right arm. Congrats and thanks again!

    2. Thank you so much for the award. I panicked at first, too, wondering if I even KNEW 15 blogs to pass the award on to, but I ended up with a list of almost fifty and had to narrow it down, Lol.

      Sounds like a great tattoo. I've got a tribal winged cat on my ankle, but most people have to squint at it before they realize what it is. I want to get a more realistic winged lion, but I haven't taken the plunge yet.

      Thanks again for the award AND for stopping by and commenting!


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