Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Liebster Blog Award and Katie Davis Book Giveaway


I am so honored to be a recipient of the Liebster Blogging Award, which was so thoughtfully bestowed upon me by the sensational Bethany Telles, Perched in a Tree blog founder and finalist in the MeeGenius Author Challenge, whose story you should vote for by clicking on this link. =)

The Liebster  Blog award is given to bloggers from other bloggers whose follower base does not exceed 200 people. The hope is to attract traffic to those sites. Thanks so much Bethany for thinking of me. Now I get to add something cool to my sidebar!

In addition to naming five other bloggers who I think should receive the award, I am supposed to give you five random facts about me. So here they are!

Random Factoids:

1. I live in what I consider to be place from a storybook, where I can cruise to our downtown on my bike and jump in a swimming hole to cool off.

2. Two of the best compliments I have ever received?  That someone actually thought I was funny and another said they respected me when I thought I was on their list of people they would like to see get thrown under a bus. Total shockers.

3. Sometimes I like to pretend I live in the south of France, surrounded by lavender, cafe music, and quiet picnics outdoors on a blanket.  Then I get hit in the head by a rubber ball thrown by my toddler who I have started to call Bam Bam.

4. I speak Spanish.

5. I think I was a Mexican revolutionary in a past life. I am hoping it was one of them.

Now it is my turn to give the Liebster Blogging award to other bloggers who I think are just great. Please add them to your list of people you follow. Each does something very magical and unique at their site!

1. Renee LaTulippe
2. Joanna Marple
3. Heather Newman
4. Jennifer Rumberger
5. Mira Reisberg


Do you like books? Me too.
Do you like books on writing and marketing your own books? Me too!

We have a lot in common.

Now I know you will want to come back tomorrow for Banana Peel Thursday, featuring children's author Katie Davis, who has a new book out on how to create a best seller! Here it is...

 You can enter to win this book by following the guidelines to be announced in tomorrow's post!

Until then!


  1. Congrats on your award and great choice of who to pass it on to - they're all terrific! And you got Katie Davis? WOW!!! I already have the book, but totally looking forward to the banana peels :)

    1. Thanks Susanna! They ARE all great, huh? Lovely people. =)

  2. Yes, Congrats on the awards. That's fabulous! I also saw that you're signed up for the SCBWI Spring Spirit Conf. in Rocklin. I just signed up, so maybe I'll get to meet you.

    1. Only if I allow you to! She's kind of going to be glued to my hip! haha

    2. Yay! Can't wait Natasha! I will be star struck for sure!

      Bethany, Ha! So silly. =)

  3. Congrats on winning the award, and I'm honored that you picked me! Can't wait for Katie tomorrow!

    1. You are awesome. I just love your idea for middle grade Mondays. I adore MG books. I consider myself an unofficial participant in your series. =) I think my family would disown me if I spent any more time blogging!

  4. You honor me! Thank you, love!! And thanks for the MeeGenius shoutout! And, you ARE funny! ;)

  5. Thank you so very much! I'll be back to check out what Katie has to say, I was listening to her podcasts as I was working today!

  6. Why, thank you kindly, Elizabeth. I shall wear my badge with pride! :) See you tomorrow!

  7. Great post! congrats to all on receiving end of the blogging award! I am thoroughly enjoying reading all the I just have to find another 2 hours in the day! Will be checking out tomorrow's post too! Yay! cheers Nicky Johnston:)

  8. Thank you so much, Elizabeth! All I can say is please come visit me in the South of France. :)

  9. Congrats! I love your number three factoid. :)

  10. I have written my Liebster blog today :)