Friday, January 2, 2009

Premio Dardos Award

“It's very validating when you are new in the industry to get awards. It boosts your self-esteem.” -Sheena Easton

Last year’s blogging ended on a high note when Cheryl Rushing nominated Jane's Ride for the Premio Dardo's award. Thank you, Cheryl. The Premio Dardos may not be an Oscar, Grammy, or National Book Award, but hey, I’ll take a pat on the back in any form.

About all I can find out about the award is that Premio Dardos means ‘prize darts’ in Italian and that it is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. How cool is that!

The rules are:
1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.
2) Pass the award to another 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

I didn’t list 15 blogs because some of my favorites have already have won this award. I’m naming the ones that haven’t (at least to my knowledge) received the honor.

Emma Larkins, Emerging Author
Shrinking Violet Promotions, Marketing for Introverts
Yvonne Walus, A novelist speaks on books, the universe and everything
J. Kaye’s Book Blog, Where Reading takes Priority
Cindy’s Love of Books
Straight From Hel
Life of a Publisher
Double M’s Take on books, blogs, dogs, networking and life
Mike’s Writing and Workshop Newsletter
Do I Have to Spell it Out
Blog Book Tours, New Books, New Authors, New Ways to Connect,

It’s rather obvious by my selections that I am most interested in blogs that deal with books and writing. If you write a blog or know of one you think I may enjoy, please send me the link. Also I’d love to hear from anyone that has more information about the Premio Dardos award.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tags: Premio Dardos, blog awards, Sheena Easton, Oscar, Grammy, National Book Award


Bob Sanchez said...

Congratulations on your award, Jane. May it be just one of many.

I have added you to my blog list at

Holly Jahangiri said...

Thank you so much, Jane! That's a lovely award, and I'm honored you saw fit to bestow it on my blog and me.

I'll post after lunch - can't let lunch burn! :)

©Hotbutton Press said...

How cool! Thank you so much. I'm going to tweet about it right now.


Cindy said...

Hi Jane, What a pleasant surprise to come on my blog to see your comment. I am truly touched that you honored me with it. I will be posting it on my blog shortly. Thank you again.

Morgan Mandel said...

Congrats on your award, Jane, and thanks for bestowing one on me.

I've got my blogs already set up through the 10th. Hopefully, I can get the links together for the 11th, because I have a guest up on the 12th.

Morgan Mandel

Helen Ginger said...

Thank you Jane. This is both a surprise and an honor.


Wrighty - said...

Congrats! You deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I am absolutely honored. :) I'm trying to post this on my blog and blogger will not let me upload any photos. :( I'll keep trying.

Jane's Ride - Novelist Jane Kennedy Sutton's journey through the ups and downs of the writing, publishing and marketing world