Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Why did my Author Exchange Blog Win a Kreative Blogger Award?

Because Patricia Stoltey at http://patriciastoltey.blogspot.com// says so, that's why! I received the award for my Author Exchange Blog, where I interview published writers and other professionals in the publishing world. Amazing how helping market other writers generates world-wide friendships!

Thank you, Patricia, for bestowing this award on me.

Following Patricia's lead, I pass on The Rules (there are always rules for qualification to win an award, even if you didn't know you were under consideration!):
  1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
  2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
  4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting--or that thay don't know...
  5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
  6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
  7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
Well, I've followed Rules #1-3, so here are my 7 things in compliance with Rule #4:

  1. I love Rottweilers.
  2. I'd like to be a member of the panel of insurance professionals who draft the verbiage for the "stupidity" exclusion in an insurance policy.
  3. I played the violin in 2nd grade, graduating to the guitar and piano--much to my parents' delight. Still have the piano they gave me for my 18th birthday.
  4. Met my first boyfriend at age 5 - at the school bus stop. He lives in Colorado and we still keep in touch.
  5. Met my husband on the school bus in high school. (Yes, he lives here with me in Montana - and we still keep in touch!)
  6. I'm scared to death of heights - and about 47,000 other things.
  7. I believe that true friendship is one of the most valuable commodities in the world.
Now on to Rules #5 and #6 - here are 7 of my most favorite blogs:
  1. Copyblogger
  2. Colleen Collins' Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes
  3. D.P. Lyle, M.D.'s Writer's Forensics Blog
  4. Bill Kirton's Living, Writing, and Other Stuff
  5. Amigo's Pets and Their Authors (he owns author Mayra Calvani)
  6. The gang at Type M for Murder
  7. The gang at Carolina Conspiracy
One thing I've learned about blogging is that it's all about the readers. Hopefully, the blogs I've listed will offer you readers a variety of interesting and humorous new resources.


  1. Oh, goody. New blogs to check out.

    I enjoyed your list, Linda, especially the one about meeting your husband in high school. That's pretty cool.

  2. Thanks for the Kreative Blogger nomination, Linda! Enjoyed reading your blog noms & your list.

    Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes

  3. Thank you so much for the award!!! Woof! We just got back from holiday, so sorry for the late response!!