Monday, July 30, 2012

Honorable Mentions

I’ll be posting this Wednesday for Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group, so for today—which is my normal blog day—I just want to tip my hat to a few fellow bloggers who honored me with an award or included me in a meme. 

First, CPs and writing buds, Tara Rendall at More Than Fiction and Lisa Regan have both bestowed me with the Fabulous Blog Ribbon.  For this one, I'm supposed to name 5 of my most fabulous moments, 5 things I love and 5 things I hate and then pass this along to 5 fabulous bloggers.

5 Fabulous Moments:

  • The day my daughter, Julia, was born – September 23, 1984
  • The day I was reunited with the love of my life, now my husband, after a devastating breakup – May 11, 1985.  We’ve been together ever since
  • The day I married Eric – March 24, 1990
  • The day my son, Brandon, was born – October 18, 1994
  • The day I was offered a publishing contract – March 11, 2012

5 Things I Love:                                

My family, friends, and pets                 
Good food                                          
My car                                                

5 Things I Hate:

Judgmental people
Dishonest people
Mean people
Misinformation (media)
Chores: shopping, doing my nails & coloring my hair

5 Fabulous Bloggers (who haven’t yet received this award):

My pub sister and critique partner, Carrie Butler at So You’re a Writer, has tagged me for the Be Inspired Bloghop Meme.  I have to answer the following questions then tag five people.

  1. What is the name of your book?
The Mistaken

  1. Where did the idea for your book come from?
From a song:  Hurricane by 30 Seconds To Mars

  1. In what genre would you classify your book?
Adult thriller/suspense

  1. If you had to pick actors to play your characters in a movie rendition, who would you choose?
I covered this topic in the Casting Call Character Bloghop on October 25, 2011.

  1. Give us a one-sentence synopsis of your book.
Devastated by the death of his pregnant wife, Tyler Karras impulsively exacts revenge against the stranger responsible, but when he mistakenly targets the wrong woman, he must risk his own life and that of his brother to set things right and protect her from the enemy he’s unleashed.

  1. Is your book already published?
The Mistaken is due for release on:


  1. How long did it take you to write your book?
It took me three months to write and well over a year to polish.

  1. What other books within your genre would you compare it to? Or, readers of which books would enjoy yours?
Since The Mistaken is a psychological thriller, I think readers who dig Greg Iles or John Hart would enjoy my book.

  1. Which authors inspired you to write this book?
No author inspired me to write The Mistaken; just the song. 

  1. Tell us anything that might pique our interest in your book.
It’s a multi-layered story about good guys tangled up with organized crime, revenge and forgiveness, loss and regret, love and hope.

Consider the five bloggers I listed above also tagged!

And lastly, the wonderful Hope Roberson at Writing With Hope has given me the 7x7 Link Award.  Though I covered this award in a post last September 5th, I think I can probably update it:

My most beautiful post:  How Do You Let Go?
My most helpful post:  2012 A to Z Challenge (What I’ve learned about writing)
My most popular post:  Casting Call Character Bloghop
My most controversial post:  Jealousy Among Writers
My most surprisingly successful post:  When a Character Does the Unforgivable
My most underrated post:  Finding My Book’s Theme:  Forgiveness
My most pride-worthy post:  How I Was Saved

A lot of bloggers have already done this one and don’t wish to repeat it, so I’m not going to tag anyone specific, but I invite everyone and anyone who hasn’t participated yet to compile their own list.  Consider yourself tagged!

See you again on Wednesday for the IWSG!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Inspired by a song - that is cool!
Congratulations on all the awards.

Kelley Lynn said...

Wow, look at you with all your awards! Thanks for passing it on! :)

Lisa Regan said...

Congrats on all the well-deserved awards! Can't wait to have The Mistaken in my hands! It won't be long now!

Emily R. King said...

Congrats on all your awards! I smiled when I read you love your car. I like cars, too. :)

Michael Abayomi said...

Thanks, Nancy, for spreading the love. :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I feel like getting dolled up for all these wonderful awards. Hope you celebrated. People/writers/authors love you, Nancy. All that love gives me goose bumps.


nutschell said...

congrats on all your awards! enjoyed learnign more about you.:)

M Pax said...

Congrats on the awards, Nancy. I look forward to reading your book. Sooner now. :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Heather,
It's nice to meet you. I've dropped in at a good time, when I've learned a little about you. Looking forward to your posts.

Nicky Wells said...

What a lot of awards, and all well deserved: congratulations!! XX

Melissa Sugar said...

Wow, congratulations on all of your awards. I love reading the answers. I never tire of reading about all of my fellow bloggers when they answer these questions. I have been on a blogging break for quite a while this summer and I am just returning. I finally feel recharged. I have been hopping around trying to decipher the secret code for J.C.'s cool book launch and I noticed that you are usually commenting right above me so I wanted to pop over and say hello.

I am really excited about the release of your book, Mistaken, as well. I love the concept and I cannot wait for October. I plan to purchase it the moment it is released.

Unknown said...

Congrats on the awards, nice to learn more about you and good luck with the book.

michelle said...

I popped in at the right time.
The adult thriller/suspense genre is EXACTLY my cup of tea... good luck with the book and I look forward to reading it.
Congrats on your awards!

klahanie said...

Hi Nancy!
Yes, it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star!
My goodness, human friend, look at all those awards you've received. And totally deserved! Congrats to you and to all those terrific bloggers you have forwarded all those awards to.

"7.How long did it take you to write your book?
It took me three months to write and well over a year to polish."

Wow Nancy! What sort of polish did you use? Arf! Arf!
Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny xx

Weaver said...

You've been so busy! Congrats on the awards.

You're getting SO close now!!

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats on the awards. It's good to learn more about you.

Carrie Butler said...

Woohoo! Congratulations, Nancy! :)

Anonymous said...

Its great to get to know you a little better! And songs inspire me all the time. I like to write while rocking out or listening to Mozart. It really helps.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Sounds like you have many wonderful things to be thankful for! Thanks for sharing a little about yourself. Can't wait to get your book IN PRINT!!!
Now if I can only get you to stop posting incredibly cute pictures of puppies on Facebook all will be right with the world!
Thanks for the awards! I appreciate that you thought of me!
Best of luck!