Monday, February 24, 2014

Honest Indie Reviews & Awards and HOPS!



I would love it you'd stop by and say hi at INDIE UNIVERSE. Gary of HONEST INDIE REVIEWS  has hosted me at his blog today and I'm yappin' away about selling books. 











The Award!



Hello wonderful writer friends, the amazing Deanie Humphrys-Dunne nominated me for this award. I so appreciated the Dragon's Loyalty Award, Deanie.

Here are the rules:
  1. Display the Award on your Blog.
  2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you.
  3. Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award
  4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded. 
  5. Write seven interesting things about you.
And the nominees are: (in no particular order)



7 interesting things about me:

  • I used to change my name every time I moved to a new school. Usually I'd choose Kathleen or Maria. My teachers thought I was using a middle name that wasn't on my records. My mom finally caught me and put a stop to my renaming.
  • I hate smoked oysters, but love 'em raw.
  • I never liked dolls much. They kind of scared me.
  • I love to play tennis.
  • My favorite pastime is hiking.
  • To me cooking is like dancing, it's a lot of fun when I'm in the mood.
  • When I'm not writing I'm dreaming.
 Best wishes to all of you great bloggers/writers. If any of you are too busy to participate, it's understandable.


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43 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the award.
    You changed your name every time? Now that's funny.

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    1. Just playing a game. It didn't make my mom very happy, I can tell you that.

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  2. Thank you for award, Lee! I LOVE it!

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  3. The name thing -- love it! We never moved when I was a kid so I renamed my diary: Dear Kitty, Dear Monique, Dear whatever I wished my parents had named me at that moment.

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    1. I guess this renaming is a growing up thing!

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  4. That must have been a load of fun doing the name change thing lol!!

    And thank you for the award :-)

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  5. Thanks for the award, Lee. Must have been fun changing your name but hope it didn't screw up your transcript.

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    1. Mom stopped me before the transcript was important. :-)

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  6. Lee, thanks so much! It was so fun to learn more about you. I can imagine you dancing AND cooking at the same time :)

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    1. Yes. I've been know to do that. My family finds me entertaining.

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  7. Wow - thank you! What a lovely award and I'm honoured to be included with such great company! :)

    I love that you changed your name so often!! Like Anne of GG who always wanted to be Cordelia! :)

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    1. I look forward to seeing who you pass this on to.

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    1. They still are. Thank heavens I only had boys who weren't interested in getting dolls.

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  9. Thanks for sharing about yourself. You sound like a very interesting child. Must have been fun having you around.

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  10. Hey celebrity n'stuff, Lee,

    Okay, let's pretend I actually read this posting. Great post! Thanks for sharing! Following!

    Enough of that! Yes, of course you've been anxiously waiting for my comment. Totally understandable.

    When I saw the name,"Gary", I almost thought that must be a reference to me. Oh well, I will somehow try to see what sort of yapping you've been up to.

    Congrats to you on getting that Dragony type award. Very good and great going to those you bestowed it to. On a SCALE of 1 to 10, that award is an 11.

    Evidently, in tennis, love means nothing at all. When you're not writing, you're dreaming about being as good a writer as Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! To dream the impossible dream....

    Blog Blitz! I'd better not get blitzed! Don't think I could handle comment after comment stating, "Happy Blitz Day!" No mention of the actual posting.

    A to Z! Make it go away, I beg you!

    A to Z Theme Reveal. My theme is about not having themes about the alphabet challenge.

    Lee, thanks so much for sharing a little bit more about you.

    Your starstruckest fan,

    Gary!

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    1. I, of course realize that I shall never be able to create pawsitive prose like Penny the Jack Russell dog/author, but I must continue to try. She sets one high bar, I can tell you.

      I shall not Blitz you because I don't get any of those Blitz announcements. I think I've been banned or scorned or whited out by the Blitz God. Be that as it may, I'm determined to carry on.

      I must reveal my A to Z theme in spite of those begging be not to do so. I've alphabetized everything, including my nail polish just to show my support.

      As ever, I await your comments, which demonstrate the high regard you have for the blogging nation by reading the things I write. You even proof your comments and that is truly a mark of the professional. I've become your fan in return for all your starstruckedness.

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    2. Make that "begging Me not to." I should proof my comments as well. :-(

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  11. Thank you for the award Lee!
    Would you please store it for me, and I'll swing by to pick it up when I'm ready to post? Thanks.

    Name-changing tactics? I suspect you were full of mischief as a child... am I right?
    Hiking? I'm so NOT an outdoorsy type of gal...
    ...and I don't need to be in the mood to dance... bring it on... any time, any place!

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    1. The award awaits your pleasure. You've been busy with that beautiful UBUNTU experience. So wish I could have joined.

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    2. Lee, I'm here to pick up my award... the post is ready to go...
      Don't worry, you can join in the Ubuntu experience next year... I plan to make it an annual event!
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Congratulations on your award! Your nominees are excellent too! Lots of applause for all! And oh, look at all those hops...so much fun to be had here in Blog Land!

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    1. They are a great group, but everyone I meet out here seems to be special. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. My sister used to change her name all the time too. I was never so creative..yet I have several names.

    I'll have to check those hops out. Still on the fence about the A-Z. I should be editing by then, Oy, What to do!

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  14. Oh my gosh, your teachers must have been so confused, lol!

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  15. Hi Lee .. the changing name story - I guess that trait has carried on now in the social media- blogging world----??

    Oysters - yes I'll join you .... tennis used to love, still thoroughly enjoy watching, well you know the cooking scenario!

    Now to the dreaming area - I think I've caught that disease .. I hope the Natural History Museum links work for you -enjoy the films ..

    Cheers and I'll be over to see Gary at Honest Indie Review soon .. like tomorrow! Hilary

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  16. oooh, tones of people I know among the Dragon nominess... I wonder what will they wear at the red carpet :)

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  17. Thanks for the award! I'll accept it on my blog soon.

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  18. Hahaha, I hate raw oysters but I love 'em smoked.

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  19. Congrats on the award! Dolls freak me out too.

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  20. Congrats on your award! Ooh, I like hiking and dreaming, and writing. :)

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  21. Some dolls are scary. I remember being scared of them at night.

    That's interesting about the renaming.

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  22. Congrats! I think I broke my mom's heart when i didn't like dolls. Yep, they are scary. Like clowns.

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  23. Thank you very much, Lee. :) I love day dreaming. It's my favorite pass time after writing.

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  24. Thank you for thinking of me, Lee! :) Oysters...ewww. They're either chewy or slimy.

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  25. Thanks for sharing about yourself.
    I also like tennis although I am not good at it.

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  26. You very much deserve the loyalty reward!

    That's so funny that you changed your name when you went to school. And now you get to name so many characters!! :)

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  27. Thanks for the award, Lee! I posted about it today. :D Loved learning all the little interesting facts about you. And so fun that you changed your name every time!

    hugs
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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