Thursday, June 6, 2013

Beautiful Blogger Award

The lovely Kyra Halland nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award.  Now before you go looking at my profile pic and thinking "Huh?" -- it's not a beauty contest! Thank God, because there is no way in hell I'm gonna strut my stuff in a swimsuit.   No, the Beautiful Blogger Award is more of a game of tag to let other bloggers know you appreciate them and their posts or would like to know more about them.  Kyra is a Goodreads buddy who knocks my socks off with her productivity.  She's completed close to 20 novels and has participated in NaNoWriMo four years in a row.  Check out her blog  HERE .

So here's the deal.  The rules are:
  1. Copy and place the Beautiful Blogger Award in your post.
  2. Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers.

Seven things about me.  (That aren't on a different page on this blog.)

1. I'm a plant killer.  I don't mean to be. But it's stronger than I am.  All I have to do is touch a plant for the thing to start to die.  Which is why my husband takes care of the flower boxes on our balcony.

2.  I absolutely detest peas. *shivers*

3.  I am the youngest of six kids -- I have two brothers and three sisters.  I have never had any doubt about being loved, but I also have never had any doubt that my mom was devastated when she found out she was pregnant with me.  My siblings liked to share that little tidbit with me when I was growing up. :)

4. Coffee is a new revelation for me.  A year ago, I couldn't stand the stuff.  Today, I'm drinking it by the bucketful.  I started off drinking it to keep myself awake (too much falling asleep at the keyboard) but now I am hooked.

5. I have a cat who drools. A lot.

6. The Geneva Writers' Group is my home away from home.  It's a group of 200 members and we meet for workshops, conferences, critiquing.  I've been a part of the organizing committee for nine years and am assistant director of the conference.  The director is Susan Tiberghien.

7. Glimpse into my fantasy world:  Robert Downey Junior. On a hot day. *swoons*


So that's seven things about me.  Now here are some bloggers I'd like to know more about.  I can't guarantee that they will do the Beautiful Blogger post, but I can guarantee that they are beautiful bloggers, in every sense of the term:

 Wendy Storer
 Terry Tyler
 Julie Hutchings
 Leigh Ann Kopans
 Shanah Wooldrage
 Marina Sofia
 Shelley T. Arline
Rhiannon Douglas

 

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for the Beautiful Blogger compliment. And remind me not to serve peas if you ever come to dinner.x

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  2. Really nice post, Katie - I really appreciate being tagged in this, thanks for thinking of me - and welcome to Coffee Addicts anonymous! I'm afraid I must decline the offer of taking this up, though, as I've got rather alot on my plate right now. But big thanks again! x

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    1. No problem, Terry, like I said above there was no guarantee! It's also just a spot to put a link to bloggers who are fairly new to me but whom I find interesting.

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  3. Hi there,
    And thank you for nominating me. It feels good to be called a beautiful blogger even if we're not going to parade around in our bathing suits. My award would probably be revoked if I did. ;) Seriously though, I am so glad to have met you! *hugs*

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  4. Congratulations Katie. I am new to your blog but look forward to reading more of what you write.

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    1. Same, here Kathryn. Just discovered your blog and find it inspiring!

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