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Friday, July 2, 2010
Spreading The Writer Love
When I came back from New York I was flattered to find that Heather's Odyssey had won several blogger awards. I won the Versatile Blogger award from not one, but two of my fabulous writer buddies. This award is for the blogger who manages to keep their blog versatile enough to both entertain and help others. I'm touched ladies, thank you for choosing me!
The first was from Alissa Grosso, up and coming YA author who's book releases next year. Check out her blog and website here: http://alissagrosso.com/. Alissa is sweet and supportive and you're going to love her book when it hits the shelves! The second Versatile Blogger award was given to me by Lisa Green of the highly entertaining blog Paranormal Point of View. If you don't already follow Lisa's blog you must, it is quirky, fun, and highly imaginative. The third is from Patricia Stoltey an author from Colorado who blogs about writing and her experience in publishing.
Since I've won three of The Versatile Blogger Award I'm going to pass it on to three people who I think run a blog that reflects the award. The first is Karlene Petitt, a writer and an airline pilot who manages to mesh the two in her blog Flight To Success quite well. The second is Lydia Kang, a doctor who meshes her profession with writing to bring her readers some of the most valuable and insightful tips for use in their writing. Her blog is The Word Is My Oyster. The third is author Elizabeth Craig of the Mystery Writing is Murder blog. Elizabeth shares everything about her journey from publicity and conferences to book signings and pitching. She is a wealth of information and if you aren't reading her blog you need to be.
Kang of The Word Is My Oyster. This is a special award given to those who are supportive to others in the journey of writing and publication. I am bequeathing this award to someone who has been my friend from the very beginning and has been one of my biggest supporters, Lindsey Edwards of The Write Words blog. She blogs about the writing journey, helping others by sharing her experiences.
Karen Strong of the blog Musings of a Novelista. Thank you Karen! On a deeper level this award is for those who go the extra mile and do something above and beyond what the regular blogger sets out to do. They don't just reach out to feel connected, they reach out to touch someone and make a difference. There are a lot of fabulous people I could award this to but I must choose just one. Therefore I'm choosing the Mundie Moms of the Mundie Moms book blog. They are lovers of YA books, especially anything by Cassie Clare, but they are so much more than that. The Mundie Moms support authors like I've never seen anyone do. They go above and beyond to help promote their favorite books~which are outstanding by the way~and they support up and coming authors as well. Even more, they are always spotlighting one worthy cause or another, be it literacy, libraries, or even things such as cancer. To me this makes them more than worthy of the Beautiful Blogger award. Thank you ladies for all that you do.
Thank you to everyone who was so kind as to give Heather's Odyssey an award and thank you to each of the lovely people I passed the awards on to. You are what make the journey just as important as the destination. Please click on the names to go to the links.