Friday, July 2, 2010

Share the award

Patricia Stoltey was kind enough to pass on The Versatile Blogger Award to me this week. Thank you, Patricia. I'm honored.

This award comes with rules:

1. Thank the person who loved me enough to bestow this gift.
2. Share seven things about myself.
3. Bestow this honor onto 15 newly discovered or followed bloggers – in no particular order – who are fantastic in some way.
4. Drop by and let my fifteen friends know I love them.

*takes deep breath* Here goes, seven bits of information about me:

1. I've had to work long and hard to control my temper. Now, when I get quiet, RUN.

2. I love crepes, especially ones filled with cherry pie filling and topped with whipped cream.

3. My cat, Funny Face, thinks he owns me, but he gives me a lot of freedom to roam. *laugh*

4. The middle of September, I start a blog tour for my new novel Stolen, which comes out in late September.

5. I had four siblings, two who still live; three living children; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

6. When I visited Virginia and the DC area some years ago, I couldn't stand Chatham, a former Southern mansion across the river from Fredricksburg. I felt I had to escape from the building and front area. When I went around back to the garden, I felt peace and calm.

7. My imagination has allowed me into the minds of characters in a way that surprise people who know me.

I now pass this award to 15 newly discovered or followed bloggers who are fantastic in some way. Here we go:

1. Rena Jones
2. Lea Schizas - The Writing Jungle
3. Holly Jahangiri - It's All a Matter of Perspective
4. Katie Hines - Walking on Water
5. Ron Adams - Buffalo Chips
6. Dianne Sagan - Life as a Writer
7. Aidana WillowRaven - WillowRaven Illustration & Design
8. Morgan Mandel - Double M's take on books, blogs, dogs, networking & life
9. Helen Ginger - Straight from Hel
10. Stephen Tremp - Breakthrough Blogs
11. L. Diane Wolfe - Circle of Friends
12. Beverly Stowe McClure - Just Breeze
13. Nancy Famolari - Nancy Famolari's Place
14. Mandy Hedrick - Heart Stone
15. Ginger Nielson - Ginger Pixels

I'll now post a message on each blog and have the bloggers visit here to see they have an award.

Thanks again to Patricia for passing this award to me.


Lea Schizas - Author/Editor said...

Thank you so much, Vivian. In one way this award is truly heartfelt and in the other way I want to scream YOU'RE MAKING ME WORK NOW but I won't because I love you too much and need to get out of the heat today and do some work.

Again, thank you SOOOO much.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Aw, thank you Vivian!

And if you need tour stops, let me know - you're welcome on my blog anytime.

Vivian Zabel said...

I had to do all this, too.

Diane, do I have your blog link correct? I don't see a blog.

Nancy Famolari said...

What a wonderful surprise! I needed one today. Much heartfelt thanks. You guys seem to know exactly what to do to perk a person up!!

Remember, I'd love to host you to help publicize "Stolen"

Thanks for a wonderful day!!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

What an unexpected honor. Thanks, Vivian. You're so sweet.

Stephen Tremp said...

Hey, thanks for the award. I humbly accept. I need to make room on my blog for these prestigous acknowledgements from my esteemed brothers and sisters in Blogdom. Have a great weekend.

Stephen Tremp

Helen Ginger said...

Thank you Vivian. How wonderful!

I enjoyed your 7 things about yourself. The outdoors and gardens make me feel at peace, too.

Straight From Hel

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations on the awards! And on the upcome blog tour for your new novel, STOLEN! How exciting!

I'll pop over to meet some of your new friends....(I already know a few of them.)

Ginger*:) said...

Thank you, Vivian. I enjoyed those 7 tidbits and am looking forward to learning more about the "other" you through your books. *:)

Vivian Zabel said...

Ask Holly Jahangiri about the "other me." Maaahhhhaaaaa

Rena said...

Thanks, Vivian. I enjoy hearing more about you. I too, love fruit filled crepes!

Susanne Drazic said...

Congrats on your award Vivian and congrats to all the people you passed it on to!

Morgan Mandel said...

Congrats on your award, Vivian, and thanks for passing one along to me. I'll let you know when my versatility allows me to pass the award along to others. (g)

Morgan Mandel