Friday, July 30, 2010


Thanks to my good friend, Natalie.  She's awarded me the Versatile Blogger award.  I'm not sure I deserve it but amatuer bloggers like me lap up any recognition we get from someone who keeps a great content blog like Natalie's Indulge Yourself.
As recipient of this award, I must do a few things.  I must thank the giving, pass it on to up to 15 bloggers as well as link to them and let them know they're getting it, and tell you seven things about myself.
So here are my seven things:
1. I grew up on a dairy farm and got up at 4 am most mornings.  Now I hate getting up early.
2. I never watch any reality TV shows or contest shows.  I've never seen American Idol.
3. I broke my ankle when I was running once and continued to run the three miles to home, taught aerobics that night and went to the doctor two days later because I couldn't understand why it kept getting worse.
4. I own three different versions of Pride and Prejudice.
5. I love baking bread and would do it every day if I had the time.
6. I can drink coffee, iced or hot, all day long and have no trouble sleeping at night.
7. I rearrange my office every time I complete a new manuscript. 

Now for my friends I hope you'll visit and comment on their blogs.
Cate Masters
Jemi Fraser
Jon Sprunk

Because Natalie and I share so many friends I'm going to pass this away on to only a few.  Hope you'll visit them.


  1. I like the idea of changing your office after each book. It changes your perspective and feels like a fresh start. That's how I feel when I clean up my office.

  2. Thanks Susan! That's so sweet of you :)

    I can't believe you did all of that on a broken ankle - Yikes! You're a brave person!

    Thanks again!

  3. I love rearranging, Helen. My children now give me strict orders when they go away over night I'm not allowed to do makeovers on their rooms.

  4. Hey Jemi, I don't think brave is the right word. Stubborn and refusal to believe the worst maybe. LOL

  5. Congratulations on your award!!!

    I am forced to get up early on the weekdays and growing up I didn't mind but now it's like murder!

    I love that you rearrange your office after every manuscript! What an idea?! I find little tokens that represent my new wip, currently I have fairies all around the room :)


  6. I am in awe of the broken ankle thing. I could never have done it! I like the idea of changing your office around after you finish a manuscript.

  7. Thank you so much, Jen. Fairies hanging around your office sounds cool.
    Belle, the ankle thing was not so clever now that years later I'm still having trouble with it.

  8. I can drink coffee ll day long too and sleep just fine thank you very much. Nice to meet you and get to know you with your seven interesting things bout you.

    Stephen Tremp

  9. Nice to meet you, Stephen. From what I've read about coffee pro and con is boils down to a few things. Most of them point to the fact it's good for you if you're one of the people who aren't bothered by wakefulness. So I guess you and I can drink up as much as we want.

  10. Yikes about the ankle! No wonder you still have problems with it!

    I couldn't handle rearranging my office that often. I've been trying to clean it out and feng shui it since January! LOL