I’m a Versatile Blogger Award Winner

21 Dec

A big thank you goes out to 4amWriter, who nominated me for the Versatile Blog Award! This wonderful blogger gets up at 4 am to write, and she loves wolves. How cool is that?

Along with the perks of winning this award come certain responsibilities, which are, in no particular order:

1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass this award along to 15 blogs you enjoy reading.

4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

Here are 7 things about me:

I love to shop.

I have a sweet tooth.

My favorite past times (besides writing) are reading, gardening and knitting.

I’m a retired cardiology nurse. (The word ‘retired’ makes me sound old. I actually suffered burn out and retired early. Just sayin’.)

Incompetent, unprofessional people annoy the crap out of me.

My favorite cocktail is 12-year old rum and coke.

A perfect day for me includes sleeping in until 9 am.

Here are my nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award:

1. http://selenarobinsmusings.com – My BFF and critique partner, Selena is an award-winning novelist and all around wonderful person. Visit her blog for interesting guests and delicious recipes.

2. http://fabulousrn.wordpress.com – A registered nurse with a fabulous sense of humor. She cracks me up and her blogs take me back to my former career, where if you didn’t laugh, you’d cry. Laughing is better.

3. http://thefairytaleasylum.wordpress.com – An artist and writer who says sorry too much and who watches the original Star Trek. In other words, a woman after my own heart. Her blogs pull at my heart strings.

4. http://karenselliott.wordpress.com– A self-described ‘nit-picky, proofreading shark’, Karen’s favorite book is the dictionary. You gotta love that. Her blog offers practical suggestions and writing tips.

5. http://www.lindsayburoker.com – Indie fantasy author Lindsay’s blog is an informative  ‘how to’ haven. Check it out.

6. http://ellestraussbooks.blogspot.com – A fellow Canadian (whoo hoo!) author who writes rom/com time-travel.

7. http://betweenfactandfiction.blogspot.com – Natalie is a YA writer who also draws. I’m fascinated by people who write AND draw. It’s not fair. All I can do is write.

8. http://kellystonegamble.blogspot.com – Kelly is an award-winning fiction writing who is writing a novel about the Hoover Damn, a fascinating place I had the pleasure of visiting once. Oh, the power and awesomeness.

9. http://theoatmeal.com/blog – a funny blog that has words and pictures!

10. http://courtneykoschel.blogspot.com – A YA writer by night and environmentalist by day, this blogger writes about finding her muse, creativity and what to get a writer for Christmas.

11. http://michaelcargill.wordpress.com – An entertaining blog featuring ‘daily updates of sarcastic and irreverent nonsense’.

12. http://www.workingstiffs.blogspot.com – Five crime writers blog about life, work and murder.

13. http://sisters-in-crime-sinc.blogspot.com – Official blog of Sisters in Crime, a professional organization for female crime writers.

14. http://thelipstickchronicles.typepad.com – Fourteen mystery writers blog about life and work. ‘Just keep reading and nobody gets hurt.’

15. http://femmesfatales.typepad.com/my_weblog – Eight ‘ferociously talented women dedicated to the fine art of crime fiction.’

9 Responses to “I’m a Versatile Blogger Award Winner”

  1. Selena Robins Musings December 21, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Thank you, Nancy. 🙂

  2. 4amWriter December 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    You have brought some wonderful sites to my attention. Thank you!! Merry Christmas.

  3. mapelba December 24, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    Thank you for the mention and for the links to other interesting places. I will post a proper response soon but holiday madness is a bit in the way right now.

    In the meantime, I did want to say thank you (and I will resist the urge to say sorry for not replying sooner).

    Enjoy the season!

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