A few quick reminders: On Friday, I’ll be taking part in the Tumble 4 Ya Blogfest hosted by Mary Pax and Suze at Analog Breakfast which should be loads of crushin’ fun!
On Monday, February 13th , DL Hammons, Creepy Query Girl, KatieMills, Alex J. Cavanaugh and Matthew MacNish will be sponsoring the Origins Blogfest in which participants will post their own origin story, sharing where their writing dreams began.
And, because I do love all good blogfests, I will try to participate in Hope Roberson’s Valentine’s Day “Is It Getting Hot In Here?” Bloghop. In this one we will share one of our favorite kissing scenes from a book we've read, our own WIP, make one up, or write about one of our own memorable kisses. Considering how long I’ve been married, this will likely be as hot as it gets for me on Valentine’s Day!
Also, I’ve signed up for the A to Z Challenge sponsored by several of my favorite blogger friends. I must be crazy for taking up this challenge because anyone who knows me knows I only post once a week at most. But I’ve already made good progress and should hopefully have all 26 posts ready way before April 1st. If you’re insane and want to make a lot of new friends, go sign up!
Lastly, I received two awards in the last week:
From my very bestest friend in the whole wide world, Lisa Regan, I received the Thumbs Up From Skunk Award since "we all feel like stinky, stinky skunks some days" and there are people who "make us feel (and smell) a lot better."
To pass the award on, I’m supposed to name one thing that I love about myself, then pass on the award to whomever I want. Hmm…okay, here goes: I am fiercely loyal. If I’m on your side, I cannot be shaken off. I will sing your praises, compliment everything about you, offer you love and encouragement, and defend you ‘til death.
So now to pass this thing on… I’d like to share it with: Gary and Penny at Klahanie and Jennifer Hillier at The Serial Killer Files.
And speaking of Gary and Penny at Klahanie, Penny the Jack Russell has bestowed me with the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. I have received this one before, but here are 7 brief facts about me:
- I’m half Irish, half Italian and so cursed with a wicked temper.
- I have dark red hair and bright green eyes.
- I love to watch TV almost as much as I love to read.
- I’m a sucker for a big dog, of which I have 2.
- I miss my “home” state of
more than I can bear. California
- I drive a really cool car!
- I just started writing my second novel, another thriller, tentatively titled Parasite.
Many thanks to Lisa, Gary, and Penny for the accolades! I’ll see you all again on Friday for the Tumble 4 Ya Blogfest! Have a great week!