Hello, my friends. I want to say I have the best blogging friends in the whole world. I love being a part of each and every one your communities. You can all sure put a smile on my face.
Guess what? I have been awarded the Liebster Blog! Not once, but twice. And by 2 of my favorite bloggers! I'm thrilled and honored. And tickled too.
The Liebster Blog Award is for bloggers with under 200 followers. Liebster is German for beloved, dearest, favorite. How very sweet and tender.
March House Books has long been a blog that I enjoy so much. Barbara is a collector of childrens books. I've talked about her so much. Here's her link. Be sure and visit her.
Sharon's Sunlit Memories is another fun blog, always full of interesting things. Give her a visit too: http://sharonssunlitmemories.blogspot.com/
Thank you both so much for this.
So now it's my turn. Since I've been awarded this twice, instead of 5 blogs, I will give links to 10 blogs.
I will start with a list of men. They don't get nominated quite as often as women do, and the men tend to be quieter than us women.
First off, I nominate my friend Roger Lawrence. Roger is from England and is a great friend to have and so kind. He is very supportive of everyone and quick to answer questions on writing. I enjoy Roger's blog because he often uses that British wit that I love and could never get the hang of. His posts are short and more like journal entries. He is a brilliant writer of YA literature, and his 'Three Hoodies' story is just too fun to read.
Next is one of my favorite authors. Mike Saxton is a brilliant Sci Fi/Action author. His antagonist is - well - scarier than anything. I could not put his book '7 Scorpions' down. I have the 2nd in the series, but my husband claimed dibs on reading it first. Mike is also a kind man and I don't think he could ever do someone wrong. It is obvious he is strongly spiritual and a wonderful supporter of us authors not yet published. He is one of my favorite online friends.
The third Liebster award I give to Mark R Hunter. Mark is a quiet man, a firefighter, a humor columnist, an author of romance novels, and a concerned individual. Mark's book 'Storm Chaser' is always getting rave reviews. I read it. Although I normally don't read romance, his book was an easy read and the characters were so believable.
Mark's blogs are short and more journal style with informative news. Mark is also a poet, as is his sweet partner, Emily. markrhunter.blogspot.com
Next up is my dear friend Graeme Smith. Grame writes the most enchanting poetry, reminiscent of Gaelic/old Irish. I love every one of his poems. He is also an author and I can't wait for his book to come out. He is a lady's man, for sure, always talking so kindly to us woman and prefacing our names with Lady. Quaint and charming.
Finally, I could never leave out a genius of Sci/fi writings, Rodney Johnson. Rodney takes Sci/Fi to a higher level, and I will tell you, you have to have some smarts to read his works. Rodney is a loyal and kind friend, who is a comrade of mine in loving Star Wars, Star Trek, well, all the great star shows.
Now for my favorite women bloggers.
I must start first with my absolute favorite author and dear friend, Joleene Naylor. Joleene's Amaranthine Series is a thrilling and amazing ride into the world of vampires. I am sure I am her biggest fan. What a fascinating and dangerous world she paints. Yet, the romantic scenes are some of the best erotica out there today. I'm not sure how many followers she has, so I'm awarding her the award anyway. http://joleenenaylor.wordpress.com/about/
Her books can be seen on my bookrack above.
Note: if your book is no longer there, please note I am only showing my most current reads.
The second person is my friend and author Melinda Mcguire. Melinda writes in Southern romance genre, and I find her style fascinating. She is a quiet happy person and another excellent friend to have. Melinda just nominated me for a shorty! So if you want to vote for me, here is the site http://shortyawards.com/merridm Now how sweet is this?!
Currently I'm reading Melinda's 'Josephine, Red Dirt and Whiskey' and am just loving it. She is just a fun, fun author. Want to see how fun? Just go to amazon, select Kindle and type in her name. Here is her blog: http://melindamcguirewrites.wordpress.com/
Florence Fois is my next awardee. Florence hails from New York City. She is an author that I greatly respect. I love reading her stories about life in New York City. I owe Florence so very much. She was the first to ever critique and edit parts of my book. She showed me how to catch all the duplicate words I was using, among other things. She makes a great friend to have and has always been there when I needed her. http://ramblingsfromtheleft.wordpress.com/
Next is a very sweet lady and friend who is a YA/middle grade writer and published author. I have never heard her say a bad word about anyone or their works. Instead, she is a strong supporter. And that's Kelly Hashway. Now Kelly's blog is close to 200, so maybe we can help her reach that goal.
Here is her blog: http://kellyhashway.blogspot.com/
and my final choice is Eve from The Desert Rocks. Eve is a writer and a poet, and she always writes uplifting pieces on her blog. Eve is a dear friend. Like Kelly, I've never heard her say a bad word about anyone. As the name implies, Eve lives in a desert area in the Southwest. She, like me, often flies above the clouds. She is indeed a beautiful person, inside and out. She has a short story published in a collection of short stories:
Here is her link: http://thedesertrocks.blogspot.com/ Eve, like Kelly, is close to 200 followers. Wouldn't it be great if we could put her over the limit?
Now, each of you are to award the Liebster Award to 5 people whos blogs are under 200 followers.
There were so many, many friends I wanted to nominate. To everyone whose blogs I follow, I wouldn't follow you if I didn't like what you wrote.
Please check out these links and follow if you can. And don't forget to vote for me (that cute Melinda!)
LHR, my friends. PAWS for Success.