Friday, September 4, 2009

Roll Out the Red Carpet - It's Awards Day!

I have to admit, I have the greatest friends in the blogosphere. It’s true. I have recently started a new job and the office has literally exploded with work. The upside is overtime is automatically approved (sweet!) The downside is these hours are killing me, lol – work 10-11 hours at the office, come home to (*sigh* try to) blog and visit blogs and work on my freelance writing!! I need to escape to my world in the Netherscape – to go off on adventures with the Destineers. Soon. Very soon.

Anyway, I digress. These wonderful blog friends have still been visiting my blog, commenting and even bestowing awards. It is, indeed, an honor to receive Blog Awards.

Beverly Jean McClure, for example, has presented the One Lovely Blog Award to me. Here are the rules:

Accept the award, and don't forget to post a link back to the awarding person. (I am only too happy to link back to Beverly. She is an extremely talented writer for middle grade – young adult readers. She has a couple of new releases coming out this year too – stay tuned for updates!)
Pass the award on.
Notify the award winners.

Now for my nominations from some of my favorite and, most definitely, lovely blogs:

* Karen Walker for her very inspiring blog Following the Whispers
* Rebecca Camarena for the latest in books, author interviews and all about writing on Paperback Writer
* Vivian Zabel keeping us in touch with new writers and news within the writing world Brain Cells and Bubble Wrap
* Jane Kennedy Sutton for Jane’s adventures in writing through the ins and outs, ups and downs of writing, publishing and marketing through Jane’s Ride
* J. Kaye’s Book Blog where reading takes priority
* Cindy’s Love of Books gives us great insights and glimpses into the books she has read
* The Magic of Ink because as they say, “books can take you wherever you want to go”

Next, Elizabeth Spann Craig, mystery writer extraordinaire, and Helen Ginger my go-to gal for anything going on in the world of writing, have awarded me the Kreativ Blogger Award!

The rules for this award are simple: when passing the award to others, we list 7 favorites, so, naturally, here are seven of my favorite blogs that feature teens and young adult reading!

Kelly’s Young Adult Book Central for the latest reviews, interviews and giveaways of YA books
The Hip Librarian’s Book Blog keep in the know of the books teens love and loathe
Sheila Ruth’s Wands and Worlds fantasy and sci-fi for the discriminating teen
Kelly Parra & Tina Ferraro’s YA Fresh for what’s new in the world for teens
Teen Seen a hotspot of conversation about children and young adult books
Sarah Dessen one of the hottest YA writers out there today…
And, a real fun site: A community for Writers and Readers of Middle Grade and YA Fantasy: The Enchanted Inkpot
Click away my blogging friends - these are some fantastic blogs to enjoy!

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Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Now I have more cool sites to check out over my weekend! Thanks, Nancy.

Mystery Writing is Murder

N A Sharpe said...

I hope you get a chance to link over Elizabeth! There are so many wonderful blogs out there - I enjoy discovering new ones all the time!

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congratulations and good choices for passing along the awards.

L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on you awards! I am so honored that you'd include me!

Karen Walker said...

HI Nancy,
Good luck with the new job. And thanks so much for the kind words and the one lovely blog award. It is very much appreciated.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Congratulations on your awards, Nancy. I sympathize with the workload. It really can be destructive to your health and peace of mind. Take vitamins, get enough sleep, and pace yourself.

And after reading an article in today's paper about those folks whose unemployment checks are about to stop, I'll also add "count your blessings."

Anonymous said...

I have visited many of these blogs and agree that they are worthy of this award. I'm going to bookmark this site and check out some of these new links (new to me) next week.

Stephen Tremp

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Congrats on your awards, Nancy and thanks for the One Lovely Blog Award! I'm looking forward to visiting the other sites you mentioned.

Rebecca Camarena said...

Wow! I've never seen your site on the internet, but I like your blog. Those dragon pictures are so cute. Thanks for the blogger award, I gladly accept. Thanks for making my Friday a little happier.

Galen Kindley--Author said...

I second, Patricia's advice and observation. It's good to have a steady job. Still, you don't want it to kill you. How about looking forward to the time when you can "cash in" your overtime and get paid vacation. Wooo Hooo.

Best Regards, Galen.

N A Sharpe said...

Hi everyone! I am so glad you stopped by!

Diane - thanks! I hope you get a chance to check out some of the links.

J - I love your blog, so much going on over there! :)

Karen - I always enjoy stopping at your blog, such a tranquil place :)

Patricia - Oh I am thrilled with the new job - the OT is going to take a little getting used to but the extra cash will be very easy to adjust to, lol. I'm certainly not complaining about the job or the is a bit of a commute, but I'm still not complaining. I just saw on the news unemployment is up to 9.7% Yikes! I know I am blessed :)

Stephen - thanks for stopping by, I hope you find these links to be a treasure trove of fun blogs to visit!

Thanks Jane - I really enjoy visiting your blog. Anyone not familiar with it should treat themselves and check it out!

Rebecca - I have just recently discovered your blog and I've got to say...I'm lovin' it!

Galen - it feels great to be back in a "regular office" - I'm lovin' it...a little more stability in the financial realm. I have to aclimate so I can pick up the writing pace though. I'm not complaining though - I've got the best of both worlds right now :D

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

The Old Silly said...

Wow! Mucho congrats and kudos, Nancy! I love the "pay it forward" one - never seen that one before. Sweet.

Marvin D Wilson

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