Isis Rushdan awarded me with this award. THANKS, ISIS!
The rules are:
1. Thank and link to the person who nominates you
2. Share seven random facts about you
3. Pass this award to five new blogging friends
4. Contact and congratulate the awarded bloggers
I'm going to try and make this one a little more difficult since I've posted quite a few random facts lately.
Seven random facts from my life as a reader and a writer:
1. I railed at the injustice of it all when Stephen King was hit by a car and The Dark Tower series was not finished. It was extremely selfish, but I was so glad when he recovered.
2. I listen to audiobooks for two hours daily during my commute. Narrators make a big difference. What are my favorites from this year? The Help had multiple narrators and was wonderful; Octavia Spencer played Minnie in the movie and also read the part in the audiobook. Before I Fall and Delirium were both read by Sarah Drew and were also great. She's an actress, and you can tell. Some narrators are terrible and ruin the book for me.
3. I belong to Goodreads.com where I collect a list of TBR (to-be-read) books. It's a nice place to keep a list.
4. I write on some weeknights, but I do most writing on the weekends. I do my best work between 4:00 am and noon on Saturdays.
5. You will always find one dog at my feet while I write.
6. In commercial fiction, I read fantasy, YA, and paranormal. I still read some romance, but it's not my preference at the moment. I will read non-fiction science and history. I never read autobiographies or political pieces.
7. I enjoy reading vampire books, but I don't think I'll ever write one. I have one book on my shelf that I'd love to read and don't have time. It's a hefty size book called The Passage by Justin Cronin.
8. I sometimes listen to music while writing. Pandora is my favorite music app on my iPad.
9. I have an ancient copy of Edith Hamilton's Mythology that I refer to for ideas.
10. I merit Stephenie Meyer with getting me interested in young adult fiction. Although I enjoyed The Twilight series, I think her book The Host is her best work. It's more of a sci-fi book, but I like that.
5 New Blogging Friends To Receive This Award:
*Please note that your facts do not have to be limited to reading and writing.
Chris from The Kelworth files
Ellen from Word Larceny
Jessica from Jessica Love Writes
Melissa Sarno of This Too
Melanie Jacobson, Author of Not My Type
The 7 X 7 Link Award was handed to me earlier last week from Miranda Hardy. Ah, thanks, Miranda!
1. Check out the Queen of Steampunk, Suzanne Lazear
2. Live To Write...Edit When Necessary - Angie Cothran makes me laugh
3. Giles Hash tells about his path to publication
4. Jessica Love, who is a rockin great YA author/teacher
5. Melissa Sarno of This Too, who writes all day for a toy company
6. The East Coaster, who is on fire in completing publishing goals
7. Melanie Jacobsen, who is keeping it real