Thursday, June 17, 2010

I'd Like to Thank the Academy--I mean, Amparo Ortiz

This is my first ever blog award! I like it. Thanks, Amparo

BTW, Amparo Ortiz happens to be a fantastic beta-reader! Just sayin.
Okay, here are the rules I must follow:

1) Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2) Share 7 things about yourself.
3) Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (In no particular order...)
4) Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

Seven things about myself:

1) I'm querying for Drats! Foiled Again! and celebrating every tiny success, lamenting every small failure.

2) I have a fantastic husband (my own Tall Bright and Handsome) and two make-you-green-with-envy-adorable boys. Not posting pictures. You'll just have to take my word for it. 

3) I'm really fascinated by comic book heroes (and villains, obviously). 

4) Bloody, gory shows are on my can't-watch list. It ruined Heroes for me after a few episodes.

5) When given the choice to nap or write, I pick writing 9 times out of 10. The tenth time, I pass out on the couch.

6) I'm still kind of new to blogging author-style, so any tips are more than welcome!

7) I'm as surprised as anyone that my first novel to get requests is a middle grade boy book. But it makes me really happy when I think my boys may get to read it someday, unlike my YA spy girl books from 2007 and my adult sci-fi from 2008 (made me a little embarrassed when I thought of them reading those).

And now, here are the blogging buddies I've chosen to tag:

Congrats to all of you!! You are truly awesome!

Come on back to the blog tomorrow. I'm doing something new: Fancy Friday, wherein I try to be Shakespeare and let you all laugh at me.


  1. Hey thanks for the award! And congrats on your first, it'll look lovely when you get it up (if you put it up). :)

    As for blogging, just be yourself! People want to get to know your personality not something fake.

  2. Thanks for the award! How fun. And congrats on that positive response to a query. I'm also celebrating every tiny success and lamenting every failure, while trying not to take any of it personally.

  3. Congrats on the award, and good luck on that querying!

  4. Congratulations on the award, and thank you for giving it to me. (It's doubly lovely to receive another one! :))

    And yay for successful querying. I'm not surprised, as your query (and your ms, no doubt) is brilliant. I'm crossing my fingers for you!

  5. Congratulations on your first award!! Thank you for thinking of me in return! I'm honored.

    My best wishes in querying. Hang in there.

  6. You guys are all awesome!

    Vicki - Looks like we are in the query trenches together. Keep me updated. I want to celebrate with you when you get an offer!

    Carrie - Thank you! I'm honored that you came to my blog!

    Sandy - I'm seriously thinking of making my own little award for you and Amparo. You guys keep my blog from becoming a ghost town and I love you for it.

    Stephanie - Thank you, and thank you. Querying is tough, but success stories like yours keep me going. And I love your hair!

  7. Yay for awards!!! And nice shout-out to little ol me *blushes* Like I said, it was an honor to read Robert's kick-ass story!

    Here's to more awards and requests!

  8. Thanks for the award! Just being on the same list as those amazing authors is good enough for me.

  9. LOL Way to go!! blog awards are awesome and you really do deserve it! :) I love reading your blog posts. And what a great way to share in the awesomeness by passing it on :D


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