No sooner had I gotten over the excitment of receiving my first nominatin for Blog of the Year Award, than I received my second. Oh my! I'm "curl my toes" happy! I’m honored to receive this blogging award from talented writer and friend, Mackenzie Crowne. Thank you, Mac, for thinking of Vintage Vonnie--and me. Hugs, darlin'.
Mac and I met online via the yahoo loops for authors with The Wild Rose Press. She has a personality I describe as sunshine in a jar of honey. She’s fun, caring and very, very talented. She's also a breast cancer survivor and author of an intensely personal and inspiring memoir, WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR NIPPLE.
If you've never visited Mac's blog, you should. http://mackenziecrowne.com/wp/ Mac loves having guests, just as I do. She also details her journey as a writer with amazement and her awesome positive outlook on life. Mac and I share a complex relationship. At times I am her sistah in The Garden of incredible Roses and, at other times, I am her editor at Still Moments Publishing--and she still speaks to me. In addition, we are fellow-grandmas...ah, now there's a sweet connection.
This award is unlike other awards that you can only add to your blog once. This award can be updated with additional stars. For every time your blog is nominated, you get to add an additional star. How cool is that?
There are a total of “6” stars to collect. Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs—and even if they have already been given the award by someone else—you can still make your opinion count and pass it on to them again and help them (or me) reach the maximum of “6” stars.
The rules of the award are simple:
1. Select the blogs you think deserve the 2012 Blog of the Year Award.
2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen—there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required and present them with this award.
3. Please include a link back to this page: Blog of the Year Award. http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-rewards/blog-of-the-year-award/ and include these rules in your post. (Please don’t alter the rules or the badge!)
4. Let the blogs(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the rules with them.
5. You can now join our Facebook page – click the link here. ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award (http://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear/) and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.
And now it’s my turn and a thrill to pay this honor forward by giving the award to the following bloggers. Their award will have one star, but no doubt will recieve more as time goes on. They are:
http://jm-stewart.blogspot.com/ Joanne Stewart is one of the most supportive authors I know. Anytime I put out a call for a place to blog, she's almost always the first to respond. Gotta love a gal like that! She's also moving her career ahead with bigger publishers. I love watching her progress. Don't we all love seeing the "good guys...er...gals" succeed? I know I do. She is soooo deserving of her successes. Her stories draw you into a world of emotion and struggle and hope. Awesomeness.
http://rakesroguesandromance.com/ I don't know Nancy S. Goodman that well. In fact, I can't recall how I stumbled upon her blog, but I'm so glad I did. She does the best interviews, and I love reading her progress in this often crazy publishing world. Anytime she blogs, I'm right there, even if I don't have the time to leave a comment.
http://www.authorsarahgrimm.blogspot.com/ Here's the author I want to be when I grow up. No one writes deep emotion like Sarah Grimm. Golly, she's phenomenal. Every time I read one of her books, I sigh with envy...deep, pea-green envy. She's had me to her blog several times to post and promote. Talent galore there, folks, talent galore.