Thursday, September 3, 2009

Winner Announcement and More Awards

“The accolade of your peers is very exciting, always.” –Cory Doctorow

These months sure roll by quickly. It seems only a few days ago I was announcing the August contest and now it’s time to announce the winner. Since my grandson, Sebastian, did such an excellent job of choosing a winning entry last month, I called on his services again. This time he insisted his rubber lizard help him. I am proud to announce that the lucky winner of a signed copy of The Ride is Michelle Miller from The Book Addict blog for a comment left on August 10th. Congratulations, Michelle!

Shortly before last week’s vacation, Helen Ginger awarded me The B-I-N-G-O Beautiful Blog Award. What a pleasant surprise to read her post and discover my name and blog by the O for “Outstanding.” Thanks, Helen. Be sure to stop by her blog, Straight from Hel, for valuable advice and information on writing and publishing.

I find passing along these awards is getting harder to do because many of the sites I visit already have won every award imaginable. So I’ll repeat my caveat from a previous blog: I’m naming recipients, but I will leave it up to them on whether or not they choose to pass it on. If I’ve named someone who has already received the award, well…give yourself a pat on the back, you obviously deserve it.

B: Beautiful: Patricia of Patricia Stoltey's Blog

I: Informative: Kelly of Author Kelly Moran Blog

N: Neighborly: Morgan of Double M's take on books, blogs, dogs, networking and life

G: Gorgeous: Julie of Julie Lomoe's Musings Mysterioso

O: Outstanding: Gretchen Rubin of the Happiness Project

Shortly upon returning from my trip, I received The Honest Scrap Award from Carol Kilgore of the Under the Tiki Hut blog. Thank you, Carol.

The following is a quote from Carol’s blog: “The award rules are simple - pass the award to seven worthy bloggers who post from the heart, and list ten honest things about yourself.”

Trying to think of ten things about myself that wouldn’t put a reader to sleep is not as easy as it sounds. I decided you were all busy people and could probably use a quick snooze so here goes.

1. I love being a grandmother
2. I find it impossible to keep my writing space tidy
3. I’m an introvert
4. I love movie theater popcorn
5. Though I am about as flexible as a steel rod, I enjoy going to Yoga classes
6. My favorite wine comes out of a box
7. Creepy crawly things terrify me
8. I dislike onions
9. I don’t go often, but I do enjoy kayaking
10. Making lists like this and passing on awards drives me a just little bit crazy

Whew! I did it. Now here are the seven bloggers I've chosen to pass this award to.

Yvonne Walus: A novelist speaks on books, the universe and everything

Cindy: Cindy’s Love of Books

J. Kaye: J. Kaye’s Book Blog

Christina: Christina Rodriguez

Ann Parker: Silver Rush Mysteries

Joanne: Whole Latte Life

K.A. Laity: Wombat’s World

I hope you enjoy visiting these blogs.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats on the awards!
And that photo of your grandson is adorable.

L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”

The Old Silly said...

"10. Making lists like this and passing on awards drives me a just little bit crazy"

lol - had to chuckle at that one (wink)

Well deserved awards, Jane. The bingo one is one of the more imaginative tags I've seen. Pretty cool.

And Grandson is adorable. I also LOVE being a Granddaddy - it's the best!

Marvin D Wilson

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Hooo Haaa. All your awards are well deserved, Jane. Yours is a blog that’s always fun to visit. Yes, though it’s redundant and obvious, your grandson is a cutie. Love the lizard thingie. It’s also nice to see some blogs with which I’m not familiar. Never have too many good blogging buddies. Wishing you a great holiday weekend.

Best Regards, Galen
Imagineering Fiction Blog

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Cute picture! And thanks for the links to the blogs....I'm going to check them out.

Mystery Writing is Murder

thebookaddict said...

Thank you so much! I have replied to your email with my mailing address.

thebookaddict said...

Oh, and tell Sebastian thank you for drawing my name. He sure is a cutie!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for passing on the Honest Scrap Award, Jane! I'll have to work that into a post soon...

Helen Ginger said...

Congrats on the awards, for sure.

I, too, like movie theater popcorn, but try to resist. One good way to resist is to go with my husband. He loves the popcorn and will totally hog the bag (which is good for me).

Straight From Hel

K. A. Laity said...

Wow -- congrats and thanks. I will be sure to uphold the fine tradition!

Joanne said...

Congrats on the Whole Latte Awards going on here! Much deserved, and lots of fun. I think you could start a movie-theater-popcorn club ... I'd be sure to join! And thanks for passing along the Honest Scrap Award, it's so nice to have my work be considered as coming from the heart! Much appreciated.

Morgan Mandel said...

Congrats on your awards, Jane, and thanks for giving me the Bingo award on the same day I went to Bingo!

Morgan Mandel

N A Sharpe said...

Congratulations to your contest winner - I know she is going to enjoy the book. By the way, your grandson is adorable! Congratualtions on your awards - so very well the way, I have one for you today over on my blog too! Stop by if you get a chance.

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

Patricia Stoltey said...

Congratulations on your awards, Jane, and thanks a whole bunch for including me when you passed on the BINGO Beautiful Blog Award. One fun thing about the awards is an instant topic for a future post. The hard part is where to send the award next when there are so many fun and beautiful blogs on our blogrolls.

Carol Kilgore said...

I love learning all these things about people!

Nancy J. Parra said...

Congrats on the awards! Love the picture. Sooo cute!

Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

Hi, Jane,

I agree about passing on online awards. They can sometimes add to an already hectic schedule.

I'm the creator and manager of VBT - Writers on the Move and...

You commented on Harry Gilleland's site for the VBT - Writers on the Move September tour. YOU are the winner of the Mystery Site Give-Away.

You have a choice of two prizes: one of Harry's books or a guest spot on our VBT-WOTM blogsite, please contact me at:

Sorry to respond here with this, but Harry and I didn't know how else to contact you.


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