Lovely Blogger Award

Today I received the Lovely Blogger Award from Sheri de Grom and I am so honored. The purpose of the “Lovely Blogger Award” is for those individuals in the blog world to get to know me better.  And I am given the opportunity to nominate fifteen bloggers for the award so you can get to know them as well. The  hardest part, though, is the rules specify I tell you seven random things about myself. So, here goes:

1. I love Scotchmallows from See’s Candies. There’s something about caramel mixed with marshmallow and dark chocolate. Oh, yummmmmm…

2. I’m in love with another male besides my husband.  His name is Maximus. He weighs 1,425 pounds and is a big, black Friesian horse from Holland.

3. I’ve watched The Bridges of Madison County so many times, I’ve lost count. I don’t care how syrupy others think this movie is, I love Meryl Streep and the part she plays in this movie is fabulous.

4. I’m in love with another male besides my husband and my horse. His name is Jack and he’s only five years old. He has a golf ball-sized lump under his chin because at 4 months old he was diagnosed with cranial mandibular osteopathy. And he’s my baby. Granted he’s also a chocolate labrador retriever, but I helped save his life after he was born, hand-fed him for weeks, and he loves to nibble my ears and neck.  What a guy!

5. I didn’t make an announcement to the world or anything (!) but I just signed a contract with Dawn Dowdle at Blue Ridge Literary Agency for my fourth book Brenda’s Wish. I hope to someday have it published. That would be so cool.

6. I have sun chimes that sit across from where I write each day. When they tinkle I think it’s my mom’s way of saying “hi” to me from wherever she is.  She died in 2008 and I hope she’s watching over me. Miss you Mom.

7. And, finally, I have to live near the coast or else I get geographical claustrophobia. If I’m too far from the ocean I feel boxed in which is why when I lived in Corvallis, Oregon, for two years I was miserable.

So, there  ya’ go.

And now, it is my privilege to be able to give you the names of 15 bloggers whose posts I read on a regular basis and who I think are worth following. They are (in random order) with just a snippet of information to tease your interest:

Rhonda Hopkins – the ultimate pay-it-forward woman at:

www.rhondahopkins.com

Darcy Crowder and Brenna Lauren at “It’s Only A Novel” with wonderful personal posts about life:

It’s Only A Novel » Join the Conversation…

Casey Clifford from the corner of Southeast Wisconsin with great pictures and posts at:

Julie Glover for everything grammatical in a humorous and fun way at:

The Creative Penn for writing suggestions and author interviews done superbly at:

The Creative Penn

Christine Ashworth who’s “wicked with a side of saucy”  at:

http://christine-ashworth.com

Vicki Batman with funny and personal posts for the Plotting Princesses at:

http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com

Florence Fois who writes in a wonderful, flowing, uber-personal way at:

Ramblingsfromtheleft.wordpress.com

Sheila Seabrook who is one of the most generous people I’ve ever met online who writes with depth and personality at:

Sheila Seabrook

Cindi Myers for ultra-helpful links for finding an agent or entering a contest and great writing suggestions at:

Ann Montclair, one of my favorite fellow Musa authors, for her generosity and open-minded spirit at:

Jolyse Barnett for her ability to take you away (literally) to places you’ll want to visit at:

Anne Grace Crowder for her gorgeous stories and pictures of the enviable life she has in France at:

A.C. Cockerill for her fantastic snippets of information about anything and everything you’d never know otherwise at:

Sharon Ledwith who writes for children who are “the key to our future” and is filled with a happy spirit at:

Sharon Ledwith: I came. I saw. I wrote.

Now, ladies, the ball is in your court, as Sheri said.  If you are so inclined to do so, please “pay it forward” by telling us seven things about yourself, along with nominating fifteen bloggers for the Lovely Blogger Award.

Thank you.

Patti

 

 

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