Versatile Blogger

Imagine my surprise when I saw myself mentioned on my friend and neighbor's blog last Friday. She has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger award. 

Now, I have to pass it on. Here are the rules: 

  • Thank the person who gave you this award.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  •  Next, select up to 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. If you don’t know 15, don’t worry- just pick one!
  •  Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
  • If you got the award, you can paste it on your sidebar.
There are lots of deserving bloggers out there, but I wanted to go with just one - Jill of Making It up As I go Along.

Jill and I have been challenging each other to write for years and since we started doing it both of us have taken it to the next level. Jill's been published in several fantasy fiction anthologies and is working on a couple of novels. I, as you know, was able to quit my full time job to become a freelance writer. Without us pushing each other, none of this would have ever happened. Yay for us!

I want to, of course, thank Cyndi of Pictimilitude for thinking I deserve this award. And I want to share the 7 things about myself. So, here I go.

1. I didn't like beer until I started coming to Asheville NC on a regular basis.
2. After I turn 40 I want to hike the Appalachian Trail from the start in Georgia to Hot Springs NC, not far from where we live now.
3. I have severe Asthma that is well controlled with medication. There was a time I couldn't climb stairs without having an asthma attack. For years I couldn't sleep through the night. I certainly couldn't have moved to a mountain.
4. I wish I could sing well. This doesn't stop me from singing when no one else is around,thought.
5. My grandmother was Canadian.
6. When I was in my early teens I wrote a 350 hand written page vampire novel. I was horrible. I don't know whatever happened to it.
7. Someday I wand a red dachshund named Umberto.


  1. I hope you get that Dachshund. I have the pleasure of working with a friend that runs a rescue for Dachshunds. I like to help her out sometimes. They are such beautiful, and intelligent little dogs, and very long lived too!

  2. I'll have to check out Jill's blog! I love the 7 Things that you shared. :) And the name for the dachshund? Perfect!! It reminds me of Umberto Eco...and all things about Latin culture. Congrats on your award!


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