I’m honored to have been nominated by this award by Ema of Food 4 Your Mood. Ema’s blog has a lot of wonderful information about various cuisines and international foods and recipes, accompanied by many beautiful photos. I recommend you take a look at her blog, as there is something for everyone there!
Rules for winning this award are very simple; here they are:-
1. Thank the person who has nominated you. Provide a link to his/her blog.
2. List the rules and display the award pic.
3. Include 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate up to 15 other bloggers and let them know that they have been nominated.
5. Display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.
Here are 7 facts about myself:-
1. I am the sixth of seven daughters in my family (I have no brothers but lots of brothers-in-law).
2. My late father was a United States Marine, and after completing active service later worked in civilian capacity for the US Air Force through the Department of Defense. Because of his influence, I studied Russian at the University of Leningrad in the former USSR and originally considered a career in national security.
2. My husband and I travelled to England and Wales for our honeymoon.
3. My childhood dog was a loyal and sweet Collie named (can you believe it?) Lassie.
4. My current dog is a related breed – an English Shepherd – named Cassie..
6. I learned how to cook and bake from scratch from my mother, who whipped up four course meals regularly for 11 people; because of her talents and a food budget that demanded keen accounting better achieved through homemade and not store-bought foods, I never tasted cake made from a box mix until I was in my 20’s.
7. I love words and the nuances and moods one can create with them…and I truly love being an English teacher and published author, for the opportunity both careers afford me to share that love with others.
And now I will nominate:
1. Kristen Lamb’s blog – entertaining and full of writing and social networking tips.
2. Optimistic Kid – soothing colors and uplifting, heartfelt messages and quotes.
3. Kris Fletcher, Author – a wonderful, warm, and witty blog.
4. Write on the River – blog of “factual fiction” author Bob Mayer, founder (along with Jen Talty), of Cool Gus Publishing.
5. Maggie Shayne’s Bliss blog – uplifting, beautiful, and enlightening blog of wonderfully-talented NYT bestselling author.
6. Randy Susan Meyer’s blog – one of my newest author finds and a writer of enjoyable, insightful fiction.
7. The Creative Penn blog – all sorts of great tips for writers.
8. Jane Friedman’s Blog – more wonderful writing advice from the former editor of Writer’s Digest.
9. No Rules Just Write – blog of NYT’s bestselling author C.J. Lyons. Full of great info and inspiration.
10. The History Blog – lots of fascinating stories, background, and facts; for history-lovers like me, there is never enough!
11.Heavenfield – Exploring Early Medieval Landscapes – blog for all things Anglo Saxon and Medieval…wonderful information and pictures.
12. Adirondack Lifestyle Blog – all about the mountains where I grew up…great info and nice pictures.
13. Tracy Chevalier – website and blog by the author of Girl With a Pearl Earring, offering fascinating insights into her writing processes.
14. A Tea Addict’s Journal – lovely pictures and information galore about another of my favorite subjects: tea!
15. Baking Bites – yummy recipes, tips, how-to, tools and gadgets, and basically a blog about all things baking.