Joining me on the red carpet are the other 851 blog writers who have also received this award, including the wonderful Karen Lange, another KY writer who nominated me! You can check out her site at http://www.karenelange.blogspot.com/
And you can also check out the complete list of winners at firstname.lastname@example.org I tried to copy the rules but couldn’t, so you will have to check out the site for yourself to read them. The first rule is to pass on this award to 5 deserving fellow bloggers so here is my list:
Rachelle Gardner whose blog on the writing profession as seen through the eyes of an agent is invaluable and one I read almost every day. Check her out at http://www.cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/ You can thank me later!
Another very helpful writing blog is http://www.kayedacus.com/ Kaye Dacus is a wonderful author who has just been published for the first time this past year, and already has three books out and another one soon to come. She is also a great editor. Right now she is doing a series on the “bad guys” in our books–those guys we love to hate, or is it hate to love?
Another great editor who has her first book (The Familiar Stranger) coming out the first of next month is Christina Berry. Check out her site at http://www.authorchristinaberry.blogspot.com/
My next pick is a group of 5 authors who jointly do a blog at http://www.writespassage.blogspot.com/ These lovely women are: Tamera Alexander, Robin Lee Hatcher, Judith Miller, Tracie Peterson, and Kim Vogel Sawyer. They all write historical fiction, although some of them also write contemporary fiction, too.
Another group of four ladies compose the http://www.girlswriteout.blogspot.com/ site. They are Kristin Billerbeck, Colleen Coble, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt. You’ll enjoy the variety of views on this site. Plus you’ll read about some of the funniest, heart-warming, chick-litty, scariest books out there–just not all in the same book!
Now, I am supposed to tell you something about me that many people don’t know, so how about I took violin lessons in the second grade, I have travelled to 10 countries in Europe plus several other countries in the Western Hemisphere, and I can recite the alphabet backwards! Hope you’ll check out these other sites and learn more about all these interesting authors.