I won the VERSATILE BLOG AWARD, how kewl is that, from the delightfully wicked Shellie Sakai (note–watch out for the spider!). I’ve never won a blog award before, and am particularly taken with the Snidely Whiplash-ian character badge. Thank you Shellie! Like me, she’s near the end of a major writing project and just a wee bit off her–AAAAACK!–(ahem) S’cuse me, I thought Shellie’s spider came along with Snidely for the ride.
Anyway, there be rules to accepting the award, as follows:
- Thank and link the person who nominated me
- Tell you seven random facts about myself
- Pass this award on to 15 blogging friends
- Contact and congratulate the awarded bloggers
That works out nicely since this is my weekly Monday Mentions blog. So here goes.
- I have a twin brother. We are not identical
- I am 12 years old. Forever. So there.
- I never intended to be a writer
- I spent 3 months in Haiti–yes, on purpose
- I can play piano and cello. If forced.
- I can sing in 6 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Latin. I understand two of ’em.
- I can curse in Farsi.
15 OUTSTANDING BLOGS YOU WANNA READ
Now for the list of winners, in no particular order–and consider this “double duty” for the mash up.
Jenny Hansen’s Blog–Stop & Sniff the Earlobes hey, you can’t make this schtuff up!
Sally Bahner’s Exclusively Cats–The Problem Cat-Child you know, the one you can’t help lovin’ even though (fill in the blank with crappiocca)
Piper Bayard–On Life, Belly Dancing, and Apocalyptic Annihilation and the funniest lady with an AK47 I’ve ever virtually met
Angela Peart–Writer, Painter, Dreamer and one of my fav Sweet Tweets always willing to help out newbies
P.H.C. Marchesi’s The Rift–Moving Past Bad Reviews when you’d rather scream, throw spam, and act like a rabid squirrel (or is that just me?)
Joy Held’s Writers’ Wellness–Creative Ways to Stay Positive when you’d rather scream, throw spam, and…wait, is there an echo?
Victoria Strauss Writer Beware–KILL PLAGIARISM! with your positive pen-up-manship.
Kristen Lamb Sells the Salesman let’s make a deal has never had it so good.
Lorie Huston, DVM–Using StumbleUpon to increase your blogging presence
Janiss Garza’s SparkleCat–National Feral Cat Day all things kitty and sparkly, yes!
FIP Symposium Transcript from WINN Feline Foundation, blogged by pet guy extraordinaire Steve Dale for all the latest on feline infectious peritonitis
Patricia Sand’s Blog–Canadian Thanksgiving and I just learned she’s got a fiction WIP with a DOG character!
Gene Lemmp’s Designing From the Bones–Life’s A Stage, using archeology, mythology and the artifacts of human history to find and design stories.
Ingrid King’s The Conscious Cat for all-things-feline
Natalie Hartford’s Life Out Loud be yourself, because everyone else is taken
MORE MASH-UP MADNESS CUZ I JESS CAIN’T STOP!
Most Popular Blog In Class–and how they did it.
Self Publishing Options–Workshop by E-mavens Jen Talty & Bob Mayer
Space Invaders & Periods no, not THAT kind–even guy writers have this period problem.
Momma Says it’s Wrong–Giving It Away some strategies that can help writers
Listeria Outbreak 2nd Largest In History that is, so far . . .
Kid Bullies Often Become Violent Adults well duh.
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