Monday, July 5, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

Awards have their way of brightening ones day and when Lea Schizas bestowed me the honor of The Versatile Blogger award I was thrilled! Thank you Lea! The award, however, comes with some work and rules:

1. Thank those who loved me enough to bestow this gift

2. Share seven things about myself

3. Bestow this honor onto 15 newly discovered or followed bloggers - IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER - who are fantastic in some way

4. Drop by and let my 15 friends know I love them
Easy enough? No not really. This was no easy task to narrow it down to 15 since there are so many bloggers I love. First to my seven shared things about me:

1. I can't stand it when people (doesn't matter who it is) hovers by my desk.

2. Many think I always have it together, but I'm human and I have melt downs like any good old respectable two-year-old.

3. I can't stand it when someone does something wrong and they won't take accountability for it and try to spin it around on the person they've done wrong.

4. I'm a neat freak, but I'm getting better since I'm putting my writing first.

5. I cherish the times with my family when we have no set plans nor schedules.

6. I cry tears of joy when my children accomplish their dreams.

7. My day flows better when I get my writing in first thing in the morning.

Now for the 15 blogs I feel deserve this award:

1 - Lori Calabrese - because she always provides in-depth critiques with love - 

2 - Patricia Shirra - because she too always provides in-depth critiques with love - 

3 - Karin Larson - terrific with a virtual slap upside the head to snap me out of negativity - 

4 - Beverly Stowe McClure - always there to lend a supportive voice - thanks cyberspace mom! -

5 - Kathy Stemke - because she always provides valuable tips in getting out our young muses moving - 

6 - Terri Forehand - always offers up words of wisdom and help to families in crisis, especially in death and health related issues -

7 - VS Grenier - always willing to lend support in learning how to juggle motherhood and writing - 

8 - Margot Finke - always puts humor into her teleclasses giving an added jolt of inspiration - 

9 - Mayra Calvani - because she always shares info on writing for children -

10 - Nicole Weaver - because she always is a continued source of support and wisdom -

11 - Sheila Deeth - for her never ending blog comments and support -

12 - Carole Anne Carr - for her creativity and determination -
13 - Deborah Ramos - for her heartwarming poetry - 

14 - KC Snider - because her incredible artistic talent brought my first story book to life - 

15 - Nancy Sanders - because her honesty and willingness to share her experiences as a writer -

Thank you Lea for this award and for being an ongoing force of support. And congratulations to one and all. And for my readers please take the time out to visit each blog listed.

Best wishes for a lovely and safe summer!


  1. Donna,

    Thank you for your comment on my Books for Boys blog. August 2 for Lost Island Smugglers will be great.

    Thank you.

  2. THANK YOU so much, Donna!!!
    What a wonderful surprise from a fellow author I admire! :-)

  3. Wow! Thank you Donna for being such a great writing friend, SFC supporter, and friend.

    You are a wonderful woman, mom, and writer. Many happy thoughts coming your way.


  4. Thank you for your heartfelt comments. I truly appreciate our friendships!

  5. Donna, congrats on receiving the Versatile Blogger Award!

    Congrats to all those who received the award from Donna!

  6. Thank you Donna for such an award, I am thrilled! I share this among some very accomplished writers.

    deborah ramos

  7. Aw, thank you Donna. Fifteen is a lot of blogs to find. I will try to visit them all once I've caught up on life - ah, washing...

  8. Thank you so much, Donna! What an honor and privilege.


  9. Thanks so much for the wonderful award, it is so thoughtful and appreciated. Your blog is one that I check often for up to the minute information for writers. Thanks for all you do.



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