Today I found out that Patricia Yager Delagrange nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you, Patti. I’m honored to be one of your recipients. You can read her July 22, 2012 post here:
The rules for the Liebster Award are:
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them.
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value.
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have received this award.
And my nominees are:
1. Mae Clair: http://maeclair.net/
Mae is a master of social media and I’m truly amazed with all she’s conquered in the time we’ve been following each other. My all time favorite each week is her Six Sentence Sunday. I’m a reader primarily of women’s fiction and Mae writes tales of myth & mystery and then wraps it in romantic suspense. Her debut novel premiers Oct. 8 from Lyrical Press and her talent with six sentence Sunday, I’ll be buying a copy of her book, Weathering Rock, come release day.
2. Nic H. Vidocq: http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com
Nic’s blog is an absolute necessity for any one wanting to know the truth about crime/cold cases/forensics/preserving evidence/and most importantly how investigative work is accomplished and not as television and many books (some non-fiction) would have us believe.
You may sign on to receive notice when a new item has been posted. I find something new to read each day. I had difficulty finding the location to receive automatic notices but I was determined to find my way. Nic’s blog is beautiful and my monitor is large–but I still had to scroll far to the left to find the buttons he kept telling me about. Don’t miss out. Click on the buttons. Nic’s guest blogs are from respected experts in their individual fields and always informative. What little free time Nic has, you might find him on a park bench thinking about the novel he’s writing or at his favorite coffee shop—writing the thoughts into scenes for the characters developed while enjoying the park bench.
3. David N. Walker: http://davidnwalker.com
David’s blog is wonderful to roll into on an especially restful day. It’s also a blessing to have at my disposal when the going gets tough. I know I’ll be treated gently. Even his grammar lessons grace my soul. David is a born storyteller. It doesn’t matter: it can be his accounts of days gone by or of present day, each are filled with hope and inspiration. Watch for David Walker’s book of devotionals titled, Heaven Sent, coming soon.
4. Charlie Fox a.k.a. defensegirl: http://themodstolemyboyfriend.wordpress.com
Defense girl speaks open and honest about how it is to be married to a career soldier. She is proud of the man she loves but she doesn’t slow dance around the empty space he leaves behind when he goes away on yet another deployment. Like defense girl, as a military wife, I didn’t want to belong to what I called the diaper and recipes brigade, and I didn’t. I had a career that I loved and refused to give up. That doesn’t make defense girl any less of a woman or a good wife to the soldier that happens to be her husband, the same as I carried the love in my heart for my own soldier. I very recently stumbled onto this site thanks to my friend, Nic Vicocq, listed above. The writing is beautiful – there’s not a bit of ‘telling’ – it’s raw emotion worn on the sleeve, the same as patches are worn on the military uniform –the uniform that’s on the sleeves of her husband as he goes into combat.
5. Joe Giacalone: http://www.coldcasesquad.com
My current WIP has a prominent character that goes missing. He’s missing for a very long time. I needed Joe when I was working on the original draft to help my main character. She was truly having a hard time. She knew all about white-collar crime, but nothing much about searching for someone who had disappeared into thin air. Joe Giacalone is your man. He also has a guest blog on the Cold Case blog mentioned above, but I wanted to mention him here as well. I was afraid you would miss him and the important information he has to share.
Thank you Mae, Nic, David, Charlie and Joe for writing blogs that keep me informed and entertained equally. You are each a gift to the world of blog readers and seekers of information.