Saturday, June 19, 2010

What the Doctor Ordered

I'm stunned! I have just received my first blogger award, and my heart is bursting. Thanks to Bec over at Gaining My Writing Wings. . . I have received a big lift. I am still tending my father who suffered a stroke two weeks ago. I am moving him from California to live with me. My writing is on the bottom of my list for another few weeks, but this award is exactly what the doctor ordered. Thanks, Bec.

The Rules:

1) Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.

2) Share 7 things about yourself.

3) Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (In no particular order...)

4) Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award., what seven things do I want to reveal about myself? Let's see...

  1. I'm a graphic designer by day, so I write at night and on weekends.
  2. I belong to the American Night Writers Association (ANWA) based in Arizona.
  3. I love to write both fiction and non-fiction, though writing fiction brings me the greatest joy.
  4. I once had a novel contract, but lost it because the company made a financial blunder and had to release all their contracts.
  5. I have many published newspaper articles and a featured story in another author's book.
  6. Several years ago, I won the American Mother's creative writing contest.
  7. If I were stranded on a desert island, I'd draw letters in the sand just to keep writing. 
My choices for this award go to the following excellent bloggers.  These writers have kept me returning to their blogs over the last few months:

  1. Samuel Park
  2. DL Hammons
  3. Jon Paul
  4. Amy Tate
  5. Molly Hall
  6. Elana Johnson
  7. Jan Cline
  8. Margo Berendsen
  9. Angie Paxton
  10. Lani Woodland
  11. Wendy Paine Miller
  12. Rosslyn Elliott
  13. Nicole Ducleroir
  14. Lydia Kang
  15. M. Gray
I just love this blogging stuff. I can't wait to get back home and continue with my favorite pastime...writing, of course.



Hi Peggy! Thank you so much for the award! I love it. And I hope your father's feeling better, by the way.

I'm so glad I got to learn so much more about you--congrats on all your achievements, sounds like you really keep busy and has gotten a lot of recognition over the years.

I'm very glad that we're following each other, and hope everything gets back to normal to you very very soon.

Jan Cline said...

Blessings to you as you care for your father. Take care of yourself too - you will need your strength.
Thank you for the award. :)

Clementine said...

I am so sorry to hear about your father, and I hope he will continue to get better while living with you! Thank you for the award - you are such a sweetheart!

DL Hammons said...

Congrats on your award Peggy...and thank you for thinking of me. Congrats to my fellow recipients as well!!

And I absolutely LOVE your #7!!!!

Rebecca said...

I'm glad the award brought you some joy peggy :)

Wendy Paine Miller said...

My heart goes out to you about your father and I'm deeply touched about the award.

~ Wendy

Lydia Kang said...

Thank you so much for the award! It is sweet of you and congrats on yours! Well deserved, I must say.
I love that you are a graphic designer. My sister is too! And how nothing will stop you from writing. Excellent!

Peggy Shumway said...

To everyone--You all deserve the award. And thanks for the well wishes for my father.

Molly Hall said...

Thanks so much, Peggy! I am a fan of lots of these bloggers, too. (Some I'm not familiar with, but will check out soon.) It's great to get to know more about you. I'll be thinking of you and wishing you and your dad lots of healing and time together.

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Thanks so much, Peggy! I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

I am sorry to see you have been through a trial in the last couple of weeks.

I also love _Bird by Bird_, and still have to check out _Writing Down the Bones_.

Margo Berendsen said...

Thank you for passing the award on to me! It's so nice to know my blog is one you stop back to visit. And I am so sorry to hear about your father's stroke. I can imagine what massive upheaval this must be in your life.

I read your last post too about Anthony Robbins' ideas. Very interesting. I will have to think some more about those ideas.

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Congrats on your award Peggy..
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A.L. Sonnichsen said...

I'm so sorry about your father! I hope the move goes well. Please take care.

And congrats on the award. :)


Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats on the award. I know a stroke can be difficult-praying!

Lani Woodland said...

I'm sorry about your father having a stroke. Congrats your award.Thank so much for honoring me with one.

Lydia Kang said...

I did a huge blog award giveaway and I'd love for you to come and get yet another award!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I hope that your Dad is doing better. :) I came over to visit you via Lydia Kang's blog post. :) Congratulations on your first and second awards!

Kelly H-Y said...

Congrats to you! And, I'm sorry to hear about your father ... blessings to you as you care for him.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting the award!

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