Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Writer Wednesday: The Versatile Blogger

I've said it before and I'll say it again, you all are amazing! I'm privileged and honored to be a part of the amazing community of writers and readers. I am having a wonderful time getting to know my fellow writers in the Write Campaign this month. In that spirit of "getting to know you" Jennifer Groepl recently gave me a Versatile Blogger award. A big THANK YOU to her for it and once again paying it forward, I'm happy to pass this on to fifteen bloggers!

Award Rules:
  1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (in no particular order…)
  4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

 7 Secrets About Me:
  1. I'm a native New Yorker, but I've never visited the Statue of Liberty. *hangs head in shame*
  2. I may have seen the Lord of the Rings movies in theaters a total of fifteen times. (Fantasy nerd alert!)
  3. My nicknames are plentiful and odd: Tee, Beanie, Neenee, Snappy. 
  4. I started writing children's pictures books and switched to adult fiction when the books were deemed too scary. (Still love the SCBWI community!)
  5. I can recite the alphabet backwards.
  6. I have a weird phobia of staring into mirrors without the lights on. *See my Freaky Friday post about it here*
  7. My co-author Yelena Casale and I received some BIG NEWS about our book that we are dying to share with you, but can't...yet. STAY TUNED!

 And the Versatile Blogger Award Goes to...
  1. J.A. Souders
  2. Heather McCorkle
  3. Carolina Valdez Miller
  4. Isis Rushdan
  5. Maria Zannini
  7. Teri Anne Stanley 
  8. C.J. Redwine


  1. Ooh, big news! Exciting!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Tina! I'm a follower now!

    (Oh and I watched LOTR at the theater several times--just not 15!!)

  2. You've never been to the Statue of Liberty!? Sacrilege!

    Looking forward to your big news.

    --I've already been given this award several times, so I'll just say it's an honor to be considered.

  3. Hi Ali! LOVE YOUR BLOG! :D

    Maria, I know. I know. Every summer we plan a trip and never seem to make it there.

    BURSTING to tell news, but must wait patiently. *slinks off to twiddle thumbs*

  4. Thank you for the award, Tina. Mucho appreciated. I can't wait to hear your news. I only saw Return of the King eleven times in the theatre. I'm an amateur. I do own the blu ray of the whole trilogy.:)

  5. Thank you so much Tina (and congrats on winning the award)! I really appreciate it. Also, I think it's awesome that you can recite the alphabet backwards. I know I can't. :D

    Congratulations everyone!

  6. Thank you so much, Tina! How sweet! Congrats on receiving the award yourself!

    I also can't stand looking in mirrors with the lights on. Wigs me out.

  7. Congratulations on the award, Tina, and thank you for passing it along to me! :) I'm totally looking forward to the big news!

  8. Looking forward to checking out all the blogs on the list (the ones I don't know yet)!

  9. The big news sounds exciting. You know, I bet the alphabet backwards would make a fun picture book. Thanks for the award.

  10. Big news, about your book?! OMG, I'm dying to know now! And hey, I have the same phobia... odd.

    Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for passing it on to me. I'm honored. :)

  11. Thanks everyone! Dying to reveal it.

    Leslie, eleven times? AWESOME!

    Heather, you may have a Twitter message. ;)

  12. You're such a tease!!! I want the news!!! Cough it up! LOL. *thinks about how she can work Damon into this comment*

  13. Thanks so much for the award, and can't wait to hear that big news! AAH! haha

  14. Tina, you're so sweet, thank you! And WHAT IS THIS NEWS of which you SPEAK??? LOL. Man,you're killing us!

    Okay, I'll try to be patient, but you know how unfair it is to ask that of a writer, right? ;)

    Congrats on the award.

  15. Thank you so much, Tina! Sorry I didn't comment earlier....for some reason your comment on my blog didn't show up in my inbox. I'm so flattered!

    I'll have to do a post about it soon :).

    And I'm a total LOTR nerd as well.