Friday, April 15, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

Andrew at Strange Pegs awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award!

Thank you, Andrew! If you click on "Strange Pegs" above, you can visit Andrew's blog, where you also have access to his book "The House on the Corner." You'll be hearing more about Andrew in May when I interview him about his book.

This is the point where I tell you 7 things about myself:

1. I finally have a good draft of my synopsis for the Colorado Gold contest. Yay!
2. I love reading.
3. I love movies, though I find I'm not enjoying many newer ones as much as I used to. Don't know if that is a change in me or just the fact that movie mill pumps them out so quickly.
4. I have trouble figuring out random things about myself. Huh.
5. I have two wonderful children, ages 6 and 3.
6. I love the Colorado outdoors, especially Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods.
7. I'm addicted to chocolate, which I've recently learned is a migraine no-no. Sad sigh.

Now I'm supposed to hand the award off to 15 other bloggers. It's tough to choose just 15, as I've found so many fantastic blogs during this challenge, but I'll try.

In no particular order (click on their blog names to visit them):
1. Check M.J. out at My Pet Blog
2. Mood at Moody Writing
3. Laura at Everything You Didn't Want to Know About Writing
4. Carole at The Adventures of a Children's Author
5. Debbie at Bluestocking Mum
6. Lydia at This End Upside Down
7. Jolene at Been Writing?
8. Kimberly at Meetings With my Muse
9. Kathy at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
10. Alex at Magpie Writes
11. Ani at Anime's Musings
12. Jo at Shoveling in a Jo Storm
13. Jennie at Tuffet
14. Dafeenah at Dafeenah: Finding the Hidden Treasure Within
15. Julie at Empty Nest Insider

You'll notice most of these are about writing, but I threw in a couple that aren't. I think Jennie of Tuffet is going to be the next Martha Stewart, but better.

Thanks again for the honor, Andrew!

P.S. I will not be offended if anyone is not into blog awards and doesn't want to pass it on.


  1. Congratulations on your synopsis. That is not an easy thing to accomplish!

    I find I feel the same way about movies. Doesn't seem to stop me from watching them though. =)

    Thanks for the shout out. It's much appreciated.

  2. Thank you so much! I love getting unexpected stuff. It's like a surprise birthday party only way cooler.

    Thanks again!!

  3. Hey Shannon, thanks so much for the shout out, I so appreciate it. Congrats on getting the synopsis done. I just wrote one for a conference I'm attending in May. It was like pulling teeth wish a wishbone - brutal!

    As for movies the last one I saw was gnomeo and juliet. I will be in the pixar/disney double helix until 2020 or so. sigh.

  4. Thank you so much for the award/shout out! I really appreciate it!


    My kids are 7 and 4 - guess that means I"m a year ahead?? Although today BOTH asked for help in getting buckled... I wonder when that won't be a problem anymore?

  6. Congrats on your reward, Shannon AND thank you so much for passing it on to me. Wahoo!

    I will start visiting the other blogs right now.

  7. Shannon, congrats on your synopsis and your award! I just got home and saw that you have also passed it on to me! Thank you so much! Now I have to celebrate quietly so I don't wake my husband up. Thanks again, Julie