The Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog

This week, Danyelle talks about an “A-ha!” moment in writing. Check it out! And for those who are looking for more info, here’s Lydia’s post from last week.

Also, I’d like to give much thanks to Amparo Ortiz, who nomintaed me for the Blogger Buddy Award! You’re so sweet, Amparo. Hugs and thanks!

Blog Awards

I’m super stoked and honored to receive a blog award from both Zoe Courtman, a fellow member of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog AND Jeanne Lyet Gassman, writer and QT bud.

Check out Zoe’s blog here.

And Jeanne’s blog here.

Thanks Zoe!

Thanks Jeanne!

The rules: Tell six lies and one truth and pass it on to seven lucky bloggers.

Which of the following statements is true?

1) I’m related to Louis XVI.

2) I’m allergic to my cat, but I don’t care.

3) I own a Harley.

4) I went hot air ballooning with the US Hot Air Balloon Team.

5) My favorite song is Black Hole Sun.

6) I have 6 tattoos.

7) I own property in New Zealand.

Seven lucky bloggers:

1) Danyelle Leafty

2) Lydia Kang

3) Stephanie McGee

4) Stina Lindblatt

5) Cole Gibsen

6) Shooting Stars

7) Steph Bowe

Blog Award

I’ve had the pleasure and honor of receiving a the Sugar Doll blog award from Magic Seeker and Mantua Maker, Deb Salisbury!

Check out her blog and website! Deb Salisbury, Magic Seeker (her log of blog posts for writers) , her website, Deb Salisbury, Writer, and The Mantua-Maker website

I frequent Deb’s blog often because it contains a daily list of FANTASTIC writerly resources. For real.

Really, Deb, I can’t say thanks enough for your posts and links! 😉


The rules of this award include sharing ten things about myself and passing the award on to five sugary sweet bloggers. *I smell writing cookies!*

Ten Things About Me:

1) My mind frequently goes blank when someone says, “Tell me about yourself.” Not helpful in job interviews.

2) My frame of reference for humor is Family Guy and South Park. I’ve gotten odd stares.

3) I’ve been writing seriously for about two years.

4) I don’t remember what I did with my time before that. Apparently, nothing.

5) I wish Hogwart’s actually existed. I’m not kidding.

6) I own a didgeridoo, but I don’t know how to play it.

7) I would love to travel to outer space.

8) My favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells.

9) I went to Africa on a mission trip. It was really hot. But totally worth it.

10) I want to see the pyramids.

Now, to announce five lucky bloggers (imagine horns and drum rolls please):

1) Danyelle Leafty (Catch the cookie reference? Totally sugar-related! Thanks for sharing your imagination and wonderful recipies!):

2) Elana Johnson (Thanks for your perpetual go-get-’em attitude and kick-in-the-pants pep talks!)

3) Lydia Kang (Thanks for your fantastic beta comments and for your spearheading Medical and Mental Health Mondays!)

4) Zoe Courtman (Wampa! LOL! Thanks for your thought provoking posts!)

5) Hilary Wagner (Cuz rats ARE cute! And smart! Congrats on your debut novel, Nightshade City! OMG, I can’t wait to read it!)

Blog Award #3

Looks like I’m on a roll! Wow, thank you to everyone who has thought well enough of me to offer me an award.

This week, I’ve been given two awards by Cheree Smith, an Australian writer of Young Adult Urban Fantasy and Horror. Check out her blog, Justified Lunacy:

Thanks, Cheree!

The first award is titled, “The Silver Lining Award.” Its only rule is to pass it on to five other bloggers.

1. Weronika Janczuk, writer:

2. Lisa Amowitz, young adult writer:

3. Cynthia Occelli, memoir writer:

4. Kat Harris, writer:

5. Shooting Stars, the blog of sisters Suzette Saxton and Bethany Wiggins:

The second award is titled, “Honest Scrap.” Here, I must tell 10 truths about myself and pass it on to another 5 bloggers.

Truth #1: I’ve traveled to four continents.

Truth #2: I wish I could play an instrument.

Truth #3: I am terrified of eternity, but love vampires (who live forever). Go figure.

Truth #4: I can’t swim.

Truth #5: I LOVE my car, but wouldn’t know the first thing about how to fix anything that broke.

Truth #6: I love and hate The Twilight Saga. (It’s my blog, I’m allowed to contradict myself.)

Truth #7: I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy in a week.

Truth #8: I have a replica of Aragorn’s sword.

Truth #9: I learned how to horseback ride on Thoroughbreds from the local race track.

Truth #10: I sleep in late on the weekends.

1. Alison Beightol:

2. Lisa and Laura Roecker:

3. Michelle McLean:

4. Stephanie McGee:

5. Cole Gibsen:

Blog Award #2

I’m super excited and totally honored to be the recipient of another blog award. Much thanks to Danyelle Leafty, YA author and master blogger of: where she offers a Fairy Tale Survival Guide, Writing Cookie Recipies, and some tips on how to “harness the occasional dragon.” Be sure to check out her * NEW * website: too!


Now, to name six more lucky bloggers who represent what it means to be writers:

Philangelus at:

Cipherqueen at:

Christine Fonseca:

Lizzy Mason at:

Marva Dasef at:

VB Tremper at:

Here are the rules as pasted from Danyelle’s blog: Please accept the ‘Creative Writer Award’ with no strings attached. You can post it within an awards page, sidebar, or new post; you can link it to me and pass it on to writers you know who host writing blogs, or you can simply read this note with my thanks attached and do nothing further. This is just intended as a gesture to further the premise ‘writer’ within ‘blogger.’ I’d love to see more writers acknowledged for the craft! Because we all are writers!

Blogger Award!

A special thanks to, “Brooklyn Ann,” AKA “Annarkie,” paranormal romance writer and baker extraordinaire, for my first ever Blog Award! Check out her blog, Supernatural Smut: On Reading and Writing Paranormal Romance… and recipes and cat facts, here at:

Here are the rules of the blog award:

1)      Thank the person who tagged me. THANK YOU ANNARKIE! 🙂 √

2)      Copy and Paste the award on my blog. √

3)      Link to the person who nominated me. √

4)      Tell up to 6 lies and 1 truth about myself. √

5)      Tag at least 7 people for this award. √

6)      Post links to their blogs. √

7)      Comment on each of their blogs to inform them of the nomination. √

Here are the lies (and one truth):

1)      I flunked biology and still got into medical school.

2)      Snow makes me sneeze.

3)      I’m allergic to dictionaries.

4)      I invert 2’s and 9’s. Or maybe 9’s and 2’s. Oh, crap, 7’s mess me up too.

5)      I’ve gotten 16 speeding tickets in one year.

6)      I love the smell of marijuana.

7)      Every one of these statements is true. Or maybe not.

All right, folks. Let me know which one of these you think is true!

Without further ado, I nominate the following bloggers (in no particular order) for this funtastic award! Gosh, the choices were hard to make. I wanna give an award to everybody, so I ended up chosing the most recent blogs I’ve been following!! (I find some explanation of the selection process helps.):

1)      John Sankovich:

2)      Janyece Lofthouse Swineford:

3)      Cheree Smith:

4)      Christine Fonseca:

5)      Cassandra Jade:

6)      Rebecca Knight:

7)      Lynn Rush:

8)      Danyelle Leafty:

Check ’em out! 🙂