V is for Versatile, Very Inspiring, Family, & Sunshiny Blogging!

This month has been devoted to the A to Z Blogging Challenge, so when I was nominated for a few awards, I was worried I might have to wait until May to thank them and pay it forward. Thankfully, two of these awards start with the letter “V,” and so, voila!

The first award was given to me byvib-blue the lovely Jenny of jennythewren’s book blog. She was kind enough to award me the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, which always makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. (Me? Inspiring? Aww!). Jenny is also participating in the A to Z Challenge, so you should cheversatile-blogger_thumbck out her posts!

The second award was given to me by two people. The first was miss Olivia Stocum, fellow author and blogger, of The Claymore and Surcoat. She has granted me the Versatile Blogger Award, which is a neat honor considering I started this blog to track about my writing and realized there were other topics that I could share with others. Like me, she writes series’ so you should stop in and give her books a look. The second blogger to give me this award is from the blog 1WriteWay, and also started her blog to make writing a priority in her life. She keeps readers updated on her writing progress so check it out.

sunshine-award1The third award was granted by Amanda of ramanda429. She has gifted me the the Sunshine Award. If you don’t know Amanda, yet, you should. She’s an up and coming writer (who knocked NaNoWriMo out of the park this month by finishing half the month early), with a lot of heart and a lot of soul. Her blog posts are all very personal, very real, and its a gift that she shares them with us. If you’re not following her, go!

Finally, the last award was granted to be my three different bloggers, all of whom I’ve wordpress-family-awardcome to enjoy a great deal. The WordPress Family Award was given to my by Amanda, Olivia, and Briana. All three of these people have been such awesome and inspiring additions to my writing world. Amanda, you’ve ventured across lines and become someone I consider a friend and sister. Olivia, I love and appreciate the heart in your posts and can’t wait to read your work. And Briana, your aspirations and dreams of writing, at your age, inspire me daily. I appreciate all three of you ladies, and consider each of you part of MY WordPress family, too!

So, since most of the rules are essentially the same, I’m just going to consolidate them here.

1- Thank your nominators and link back.

2- Display the logo somewhere on your blog.

3- State 7 things about yourself.

4- Nominate 7 people.

About Me:

1. I don’t cook. I’m especially bad at it and you might die if you eat anything I make. But there are 2-3 things that I make exceptionally well, and eating them would blow your mind.

2. I hate the heat, and love the winter. I would do very well in the tundra.

3. I’ve played World of Warcraft since 2006.

4. I’m a natural redhead. I also have blue eyes. The combination of both is relatively uncommon.

5. A lot of my ideas for stories come to me in dreams.

6. I was voted most fun to be with in junior high. Still livin large off the glory days of my youth.

7. I speak some German and can read it enough to get by when overseas.


1. Lit and Scribbles with Jae

2. Creative Writing with the Crimson League

3. Green Embers

4. Legends of Windermere

5. Joanne Phillips

6. Shaping Destiny

7. EM Castellan


A is for Awards & Awesomeness

likeable-blog-500-1xI was recently given a couple of blog awards by some awesome fellow bloggers. In addition to that, this cool little notice popped up on my blog. 500 likes…that is humbling. Thank you to all of you who take the time to stop by and read my ramblings!

The first award I was given was the Inspiring Blogger Award, from the lovely Susan. The second is the Sunshine Award, from fellow writer Joel. Both bloggers are fantastic and I recommend checking them out. I find that Susan and I share a lot of our world views, and Joel’s writing posts are some of my favorites. Continue reading

Beautiful Blogger & Very Inspiring Blogger Awards

This week I was honored to have been recognized again, this time by fellow blogger Ramanda, who is an aspiring writer. We’ve had several really fun discussions lately about writing, and she will be joining me for some Camp NaNoWriMo fun this April. Check her blog out…you will appreciate her honest take on life. In fact, if she hadn’t been the one to nominate me for these, she would probably be on the nominee list below.

She has kindly nominated me for two awards: The Beautiful Blogger Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

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I always appreciate getting these…the fact that there are people out there who actually enjoy what I write will always mean something to me.

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

very-inspiring-blogger-awardHot on the heels of learning I was nominated for two Liebster Awards, I have also been nominated for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. There really aren’t words to describe how flattering that is. I mean, I write blog posts about things that are important to me and interest me…to know they might occasionally interest others is a nice feeling. To put it more simply: the goal of any writer is to write something that others can enjoy. Continue reading

The Liebster Award

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I was completely surprised and humbled to be nominated for the Liebster Award- twice in one day! I wasn’t entirely sure where this blog was going to go when I started it, but so far I’ve enjoyed the WordPress community immensely, and I’ve come to really love getting to know other bloggers with similar interests. Continue reading