Liebster Award

Liebster Award

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:

http://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com

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.

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About Sheri de Grom

Retired Fed/JAG, 5 yrs. on Capitol Hill. Former book buyer for B and N. Concerned citizen of military drawdown. Currently involved in mental healthcare reform, health care strategist and actively pursuing legislative change wherein dual retirees are exempt from enrolling in Medicare at their own discretion without losing tertiary healthcare benefits. Monitor and comment on Federal Register proposed legislation involving Mental Health, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Medicare and rural libraries. Licensed OSHA Inspector to include Super Fund sites. Full time caregive to Vietnam era veteran. Conceptualized, investigated possible alternatives, authored, lobbied for, and successfully implemented Title X, Section 1095 (known as the Third Party Collection Program of Federal Insurance).
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13 Responses to Liebster Award

  1. Thanks Sheri for the award!
    I appreciate the kind comments and hope to continue to deliver in the future. I will display the award proudly on my site. I see that I am in very good company with the other receivers of the award.
    Thanks again,
    Joe

  2. Thanks, Sheri. I appreciate the kind words.

  3. Vidocq says:

    Hi Sheri!

    First of all, I must thank you for being so supportive and encouraging to new writers. For those not connected with me on Twitter, Sheri has encouraged me to write that first book of fiction and to do it my way. She responds to questions and gives tips to those who seek help writing.

    Second, I thank you for the award. “Defrosting Cold Cases” is not an easy blog to have or to write for due to its topic and the victims involved. It is therefore so very much appreciated to read your appreciation.

    Charlie Fox and Joe Giacalone are dear friends and I am thrilled to be in their company for the award. Needless to say, I will check to other blogs!

    Thank you, Sheri and I’ll see you later on Twitter!

    Best, Nic H. Vidocq

  4. Wow, this is lovely! Sheri, I can’t believe how many great things I’ve discovered through your blog — the idea that there are networks of low-membership, high-quality bloggers spreading the word about superior work is both charming and heartening.

    I’m with Tom in thinking your award is well-deserved, and now you’ve got me wanting to go check all those other blogs as well…including the other ones Paty named. Congratulations!

  5. Sheri, I hopped on to thank you for the nomination and the wonderful things you said about me and my blog (you’re wonderful!) and then I saw Tom’s delightful post about you, and your response to him. There is such beautiful love there! It makes me feel truly blessed to have ‘met’ you. Thank you for the award and your kind words. The other blogs you mentioned all sound fantastic and I plan to check them out. I’ll be posting my own nominations for the Liebster Award later this week. Happy Monday to you and Tom! 🙂

    • Hi, Mae – You are such an inspiration to me – all the social media you’ve learned and how savvy you are in promoting Weathering Rock, release date Oct. 8. Thanks so much in mentioning Tom’s post. That was a complete surprise for me when I opened my computer this a.m. Talk about total instant happiness. You are indeed a true cypher space friend – always willing to lend a helping hand. And, I so love your six-sentence-Sunday.

  6. Tom de Grom says:

    I would like to thank Patricia Yager Delagrange for awarding my wife Sheri the Liebster Award. I never realized the amount of work that goes into writing a book until I stopped seeing Sheri around the house….time after time, I found her in her office at 11AM and 6PM and even 3AM. Now that she has her blog and twitter and triber(whatever that is), I don’t have to wonder where she is. Her Office! She worked at least an 80 hour week when she was in Federal service and she gives even more time to insure that her book and Blogging are up to her usual high standards. As to her choices for the Liebster Award, I have heard nothing but praise and stories about all of you, including the bench and the coffee shop.

    • What a delight to have my wonderful husband as my first commenter on a Monday morning. Thanks sweetheart. It’s heaven having you down the hall from me, knowing you are at your jeweler’s bench working away. Thank you for your words but most of all – as we enter the afternoon of our lives together, our memories become sweeter and sweeter.

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