I have been lax, very lax indeed, in acting on the awards that have been so generously blown in my direction. There was the side trip to Costa Rica that consumed my life in July and August 2012, a trip to my familial heartland at the end of August 2012, the back-to-school rush of soccer, baseball, a library remodel, Halloween, son’s birthday, death of my father, the winter holidays, the final touches to the library remodel in January, and the mad revision process for my picture book trilogy that is ongoing until I head out to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference at Asilomar on March 1.
I know, excuses, excuses…but now I’m making good on my promise to thank and then send out my sincerest admiration of other bloggers’ efforts, send it out into the ether, the abyss. Here goes in the order in which they were awarded:
I received The Illuminating Blogger Award from ReadnCook,
a blogger who is also an extremely dedicated and talented teacher in California, willing to take high school students to Europe–by HERSELF!!!!! For that she deserves more than a round of applause; she should be crowned “Queen Courageous!”
The Inspiring Blogger Award from NYParrot,
an East Coast blogger who’s also a self-professed shop-a-holic. I cannot identify with this aspect of her nature, but she has other redeeming qualities. )
And finally, I received Beautiful Blogger and Reader Appreciation Awards from Scribblerbean,
a blogger who lets everyone know how she spends her “life in the margins–caffeinated.” I’m sure you all can relate! Now go wipe off your desks.
Thank you again for the thoughtfulness and generosity that shines through these awards. So now it’s my turn.
I’m just going to list a few bloggers who give me food for thought (and lots of laughs), something to look forward to when I start those longs days and nights in front of the demanding, flashing cursor. They are:
HeyLookAWriterFellow, a children’s book writer who thinks (rightfully so) that celebrities ought to stick with what they do best and leave the writing to professionals. The movement is called Humans Against Celebrity Kid Stories (H.A.C.K.S.). Check out his site and join the movement!!
101 Books, a blogger who’s determined to read and review Time Magazine’s 100 Greatest Novels + Ulysses. His current Valentine post asks the burning question: Who are the worst couples in literature? Give him an answer!!
Limebird Writers, a group of bloggers spread far and wide, always have some insightful tidbit to share about the writing process or writing life, from soup to–well, birds.
LaurelLeigh, a fabulous editor/writer/teacher (and co-conspirator in the Dogpatch) whose posts make me smirk. She heads up an Open Mic Night at Village Books in Bellingham Washington, so if you’re in that neck of the woods—
There you have it. I’m giving them all a:
Thank you to this glorious tangled Web of communication that flows from East to West, North to South, and from the very Center of the Heart to Infinity–and Beyond!! (Thank you, Buzz.)