Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Special thanks to Jennifer Young for this Liebster Award!

     I started my blog about a year and a half ago-for two reasons. One was that I needed a blogger profile so I could comment on a friend's blog. I also was encouraged to blog as a way to grow as a writer and try to interact with a community so as to be able to help self promote/market my storybook that was digitally published.
     The Liebster Award is an award that is giving out by fellow bloggers to help encourage those of us that don't have hundreds of subscribers to our blogs-yet. Jennifer has asked me 10 questions-that I will do my best to answer-and then  am to pick 5 other bloggers to pass the award to and question. I hope you enjoy this chance to meet other bloggers and read my answers!

Jennifer's Questions for me:

1.  If you could meet your favorite author what question would you ask him/her? If I could meet Agatha Christie-I would ask her how she felt about her writing, if she is amazed at her continued influence. I would also thank her for the pleasure that her books brought me-for the hours I spent hidden away in the library-just me and her books-as I happily read-immersed in her world-so I could avoid my world-which quite often involved me being the new kid at school.
 2. Favorite part of your day to write? My favorite time to write is pretty random-whenever I have a chunk of time and can focus-before work or after work.
 3. Funniest picture book you ever read? There are so many---I always enjoy Richard Scarry.
I also recommend these books:

 
4. What age group do you write for and why? My storybooks are for 3-8 year olds and I am also working on mid-grade chapter mystery books.
5. If there were no more computers would you still write? Yes-I used to write stories for family and friends by hand-and draw pictures for them-then staple them together to make booklets.
6. A book you've read more than three times? Ordinary People, The House Without a Christmas Tree, The Four Story Mistake.
 7. Three books that made you cry or laugh?  Ordinary People made me cry. 
8. Most fascinating world an author took you to in their book? I have enjoyed traveling through the Star Wars Universe-I started reading those books when I was in about 5th grade. I also have been able to "travel" to may countries and time frames as I have read mysteries set around the world and in different time frames. Such joy!
9. What was your favorite blog post you published? I want to check it out :) Most of my posts are about family and friends-and how important they are to me-so it is hard to pick one post-but this is a great example:
10. Thanksgiving is coming... What are you thankful for this year that's different then last year?
I have so much to be thankful for--but this year some of it is tinged with a wistful sorrow...I am grateful that I had my grandma hear for 44 years---she passed away in February-2 weeks after celebrating her 99th birthday. This will be my first Thanksgiving that I am not able to visit with her.
Please check out her blog when out have a moment!
These are the bloggers I am picking for the award: Beth Arnstein, Bethany Telles, Terri Zellar Wallace,
Jane Ann McLachlan, and Sharon Willett

These are my questions for them:
1.  If you could meet your favorite author what question would you ask him/her?
 2. When, where,why,  and how do you write? 
 3. What are some of your favorite picture books? 
4. What age group do you write for and why? 
5. Even if it is not your main job-will you continue to write? 
6. A book you've read more than three times?
 7. Three books that made you cry or laugh?
8. Most fascinating world an author took you to in their book?
9. What was your favorite blog post you published? I want to check it out :) 
10. Thanksgiving is coming... What are you thankful for this year that's different then last year?








1 comment:

  1. I loved your comment about handmade stapled pb booklets. I used to do that too and now my kids are doing it. I enjoyed reading through all your answers. Time to check out your favorite post link :)

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