This week I learned of The Versatile Blogger Award, established by author Carley Eason Evans, author of Metal Man Walking. One more way for the writer’s community to Pay-It-Forward, The Versatile Blogger Award allows for a mutual admiration nod among writers and authors. The rules, the nominators, and the nominees are featured at the blog of the SkinnyLamb at http://www.versatilebloggeraward.
My award is for my newly updated author’s website, http://www.EmilyHillwriter (not THIS website, which is being used for the announcement because I can live-link on this one). This website was designed by Kathi Humphries Design & New Media.
Thanking My Nominator:
I was given this award (for my www.EmilyHillwriter.com website) by K.G. Arndell, author, who admits to fumes, coffee, and adrenaline as his fuels of choice for getting the word to the page. K.G. writes dark fantasy, such as ‘The Odyssey of Flight 191’ and his awarded blog stages at kgarndell.com
K.G.Arndell is a TweetMate of mine and chirps his musings of darkness @kgArndell.
Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself
Dear K.G. ~ This is My Story, and I’m stickin’ to it! ~
1 I truly am the daughter of a Ghost Chaser. I’m not sure what prompted my mother to chase the occult as she did, but the stories I write which refer to her are first-person true stories.
2 My mother was an artist’s model who met my somewhat blue-blood Baltimore born father when he was a School of Art student at Rutger’s.
3 World War II changed the course of my parent’s lives, sending dad off to the Army Air Force. When he came back an officer he married his gypsy-model. He should have run in the opposite direction. A worse pairing could not have been devised!
4 I was born in Ohio – which I realize now is a hotbed of occult; UFO, and ghost sighting activity!
5 Living in New Orleans for a portion of my growing-up years gave me access to French Quarter fortunetellers, Black Magic, and voodoo dolls – an inspiring base of experience for my ghost stories.
6 At the point in my life I needed to be earning a living, my father’s family-influence in publishing overshadowed my mother’s proclivities and I landed a job as a copywriter for a Fortune 500 company in the Pacific Northwest. A.V. Harrison Publishing, which was established in Baltimore in 1875, ultimately became my masthead.
7 I wrote my novel, ‘Jenkins: Confederate Blockade Runner’ as an ode to my father’s straight-laced Baltimore family, it has earned very little in royalties. I wrote my Ghost Stories trilogy as an even-the-scales nod to my mother’s wild, alcoholic family. By contrast it has earned thousands of dollars in just the past six months. Go Figure!
Now, I have the Honor to Award fifteen bloggers whose work I have admired, have depended upon for content, and whose friendship I cherish – up close and from afar. Listed in alphabetical order, I honor:
Alan Rinzler AlanRinzler
Alice Orr AliceOrr
Arleigh Johnson ArleighJohnson
Dan O’Brien DanO’Brien
David Becker DavidBecker
David Kazzie DavidKazzie
Dawn Torrens DawnTorrens
Emily Guido EmilyGuido
Gina Hott GinaHott
Jason Matthews JasonMatthews
Jason Offutt JasonOffutt
Jayne Fordham JayneFordham
Lori Randall Stradtman LoriRandallStradtman
Mike Wells MikeWells
Nancy Naigle NancyNaigle
Zackary Richards ZackaryRichards
So! There are my fifteen nominated blogs – check them out and you will understand why I gravitate to them every chance I get!
Once again, the most sincere ‘Thank You’s’ to K.G. Arndell for pulling me in to The Winner’s Circle!