Awards, Oh My

The fabulous Brinda Berry awarded me not one but two awards. Be sure to check out her site and blog where she blogs under the tag: YA Fiction, hang on for a wild ride. If you’re looking for a summer read be sure to check out The Waiting Booth (Whispering Woods) followed by Whisper of Memory (Whispering Woods). I don’t think you’ll regret stepping into Mia’s world.

Brinda, thank you for the awards!

The Sunshine Award

Is You Are My Sunshine playing in your head? Or is that just me?

  • Favorite color: I don’t really have a favorite but I do gravitate toward greens for the house and corals for myself.
  • Favorite animal: I’m an animal lover in general. In the wild, sea otters, they are so playful. For pets, definitely dogs over cats.
  • Favorite number: I’ve got a thing for even numbers but can’t say I have a favorite.
  • Favorite drink: As much as I love my coffee, TEA.
  • Facebook/Twitter Locations: Facebook / Twitter
  • Favorite passion: Reading. I’ll read almost anything and love escaping into other worlds.
  • Giving or Receiving: Giving, definitely.
  • Favorite pattern: I have to agree with Brinda on this answer…Toile. There’s just something elegant and romantic about it to me.
  • Favorite day of the week: Sunday.
  • Favorite flower: Tiger Lily. It was my grandmother’s favorite. According to her it meant ‘wealth and pride’ and she always said we were family wealthy and country proud. I don’t know if she was right but it struck a cord that remains today.

Fabulous Blog Ribbon

Five fabulous writing moments:

  1. Having the amazing Joely Sue Burkhart take me under her wing and meet me D&E every morning.
  2. The spark of a new idea.
  3. When it all comes together, like a jigsaw puzzle not missing any pieces.
  4. When the right word comes without help from the Thesaurus.
  5. Writing “the end” on a first draft.

Five things I love about writing…

  1. Brainstorming a new idea.
  2. Characters who won’t shut up.
  3. Getting in the zone and not being able to stop.
  4. The fabulous writers I’ve meet online!
  5. Learning something new with each draft.

Five things I hate about writing…

  1. Characters who won’t shut up.
  2. Revisions.
  3. Not finding that missing piece to the jigsaw puzzle.
  4. Edits.
  5. Oh, and more edits.

I’m going to take a page out of Brinda’s book and award both the Sunshine Award and the Fabulous Blog Ribbon to five writers. And because she says it so wonderfully…

Why? Because these writers certainly spread sunshine with their words. Their blogs are wonderful, and they are Fabulous Blog Ribbon worthy. They are welcome to indulge us with answers to the questions above if they like. Please go visit these bloggers and see why they are so special!

Natalie Hartford
Melanie Macek
Nadja Notariani
August McLaughin
Claire Hennessy

And the Winners Are…

Source: Wendy Andrew

Blessed Beltane

Or Happy May Day, my friends.

First off, a huge thank you to everyone who played along last month and helped me celebrate!


I won’t make you wait any longer. Using because the wee beasties fought over who’d draw names…



The winner of the Steampunk Tarot Deck is…



The winner of the Amazon Gift Certificate is…



The winner of The Artist’s Way Workbook is…



This is a set of 12 cards with envelopes: Congrats (inside says Congratulations), Birthday, Father's Day, Thank You, Mother's Day, Thank You, Follow Your Dreams, Hello, Happy Birthday, Welcome Baby, Happy Birthday to You, and Love

And finally, the winner of the hand-made cards is…


:throws confetti: Congratulations!

Winners, please email me at BuriedNWords [at] gmail [dot] com. I will need a snail mail addy for all but the Gift Certificate.


Kreativ Blogger Award & Top 10 Sexy Men

The lovely Claire Hennessy nominated me for this award. Thanks so much Claire :)

The rules are to share ten facts about oneself and pass the award on to six fab bloggers. It is hard to come up with interesting facts about yourself. And if you’re really curious I’ll point you to my Versatile Blogger posts here and here plus the 7 X 7 Link post.

Instead, I offer up to you, my Top 10 Sexy Men

(alphabetically so no one feels slighted of course)

  1. Adrian Paul
  2. Christopher Eccleston
  3. Clive Owen
  4. Eric Etebari
  5. Gerard Butler
  6. Hugh Jackman
  7. Mark Dacascos
  8. Oded Fehr
  9. Sendhil Ramamurthy
  10. Shemar Moore
  11. Will Smith

Oops. Miscounted. :D

Who is in your top 10?

Okay, on with the nominations…

So many of you have been beyond awesome, especially over the last few weeks when I haven’t been as good about getting to your blogs, and I’d love to name you all. In the end, I looked at my stats and picked the top visitors without this award.

  1. Angela Brown
  2. Ciara Knight
  3. Erin Brambilla
  4. Gina Carey
  5. Marcia Richards
  6. Natalie Hartford

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