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May 9, 2013

Two Months In and . . . the Liebster Award!

Today I’m excited to have been nominated for a Liebster Award by Dragonfly Dithers! Thank you! The Liebster Award is one that recognizes new blogs worth reading (and those with less than 300 followers). Upon acceptance of the award, a blogger must:


  1. List 11 random facts about him/herself.
  2. Answer the questions that were asked of him/her (by the blogger that nominated him/her).
  3. Nominate 11 other blogs for the Liebster Blog Award and link to their blogs.
  4. Notify the bloggers of their award.
  5. Ask the award winners 11 questions to answer once they accept the award.


Here we go!


  1. My favorite children’s book is Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. I still haven’t seen the movie.
  2. My favorite adult book is Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Ordinary things made extraordinary—beautiful.
  3. I tried NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), but only managed 25,000 of the 50,000 words required to claim victory. Maybe having a two-month-old at the time made this harder than it needed to be.
  4. While interning at Abrams Books for Young Readers, I met Tim Gunn. I was wearing a shirt I got on sale for $3 at Old Navy.
  5. Someday I hope to have a dog named Gutenberg.
  6. I like to watch The Biggest Loser, because I love to see people making positive changes in their lives.
  7. I like to watch Project Runway, because I love to see people grow and learn from constructive criticism (I could do without the occasional mocking).
  8. I own a minivan. We call him Frankie.
  9. I only listened to oldies until I was about ten years old.
  10. One of my favorite movies is Sister Act.
  11. Once spring hits, I get a hankering to watch The Sandlot with a glass bottle of Coca-cola by my side.


Here’s what was asked of me:


  1. How old do you feel?

I feel exactly as old as I am!

  1. What’s your favourite time of day?

In the summer, my favorite time is the evening—when it’s still light out after dinner and it feels like time just goes on and on.

  1. What do you like to do on long weekends?

Spend time with my husband and kids. Sneak in more writing time. Drink a latte. Go for a run in the park with my family.

  1. Do you like to spend time outdoors?

Yes! I have two little boys, so I spend a lot of time outside.

  1. When you read a book, do you peek at the last few pages to see how it turns out?

Not if I plan to finish the book. If I’m not invested enough to finish, but still curious about the plot’s resolution, I’ll look.

  1. If you are a writer, do you like to write longhand–with pen and paper– or immediately on your computer?

Computer. I write notes and outlines in longhand sometimes.

  1. Are you an animal lover, or you detest them?

I like them, so I guess I’m in between.

  1. Favourite dessert?

New favorite: chocolate-chip-cookie-covered Oreos. Mind-blowing.

  1. Ideal job?

Exactly what I do! Raising my kids at home while writing and freelancing around our family’s schedule.

  1. Do you eat out a lot?

About once a week, we order in for at-home date night.

  1. Top 3 things you would do if you won a million dollars?
  1. Donate a good deal of it to organizations that provide for people’s basic needs.
  2. Help those in need pay off debts to get on their feet.
  3. Eat sushi to celebrate!


For my nominees, I’m selecting the first eleven bloggers to follow WILWWN:

Monty’s Catablog





Joe Warnimont


Sham Jaff

TheCoevas Official



And here are the questions for those bloggers:

  1. How long have you been blogging?
  2. If you’re writing something other than your blog right now, what is it (title/genre/one-line synopsis)?
  3. Would you self-publish? Have you self-published?
  4. Are you a good proofreader?
  5. Which do you prefer, writing a first draft or editing it?
  6. Coffee or tea?
  7. Where do you like to write?
  8. What was your favorite book when you were a kid?
  9. What was the best book you read last year?
  10. If you were published, would you use a pseudonym?
  11. Have you ever entered a writing contest?


Thanks again to Dragonfly Dithers and to those who follow WILIWWN.


More next week. Until then, happy writing!

  1. Mom says:

    Congrats! How fun 🙂

  2. tracycembor says:

    I think that having a baby makes everything harder. Grats on getting 25k written for NaNoWriMo. Oh, and grats for your Liebster Award too!

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