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.

Friday, June 4, 2010

An Emergency Takes Me Away

Life has provided me a curve ball this week. My father had a stroke last night, which takes me away from my writing for a short time. Thank you for all who have left comments and supported me by stopping by my blog. I hope to be back with my weekly posts in a week or two.