Sunday, April 14, 2013

Blog Award

 I was recently nominated for a Liebster award!  (I've been nominated for 3 awards in the past month!  Which is amazing but time consuming.)
Here are the rules-
  1. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  2.  Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter, ask your nominees 11 questions, and list eleven random facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers. you T.  I appreciate you taking time to stop by my blog and for liking it well enough to nominate it!
  1. Why did you start your blog? Because I wanted to get serious about my writing and I need a starting place.
  2. Are you going to participate in the A-Z writing challenge in April? Why or why not?Yes! Which is why I am so late getting back to this award.  I decided to do it because I thought it would be great for my writing to come up with something new every day.
  3. Enough about writing, we talk about that all the time... let's get to know you! What was the very last thing you ate?a piece of boneless buffalo chicken :)
  4.  How many pairs of shoes do you own? I don't know.  I live in my sandals or running shoes(or bare feet!) but I have several pairs lurking in my closet.
  5. What book are you currently reading? Tiger's Voyage, Code Name Verity, Clockwork Princess and a handful of review books, oh and a few books on revising
  6.  What is your least favorite thing about yourself? I constantly stress myself out about trivial stuff.
  7.  What is your favorite thing about yourself? My sense of adventure.  Its keeps life exciting.
  8. What are your thoughts on happy endings? They are real.
  9.  What was the last movie you watched? Did you like it? Breaking Dawn, part 2.  I hated it.

  10. What is the farthest you've ever been from home?  I guess that depends on where I call home...  I've lived in pretty much all of the places I have been.  Most recently was the move from Montana to Florida.  
  11.  Do you have any odd or special talents? I am amazing at balancing a spoon on my nose.  
  1. I love to play my mountain dulcimer.
  2. I seldom read just one book at a time.  Right now I think I have 5 going.
  3. I can't stand canned tuna fish.
  4. Jackaroo by Cynthia Voight inspired me to write YA.  I read that book so many times growing up.
  5. I used to act out "Swiss Family Robinson" with my brothers and sister.  We would set up camp and gather "food", then battle pirates.  I miss those days .
  6. I fell in love with the first and only guy I ever dated.  We have been married for close to 8 years!
  7. I grew up in the west and I can't stand country western music.
  8. If I'm having a bad day I walk to the ocean. It is the most soothing place ever. 
  9. I adore coffee. 
  10. Buffalo meat makes the best burger.
  11. I detest shoe shopping.  I would live in bare feet if I could.  
My questions for you are"
  1. What was your favorite book as a child?
  2. What type of book do you love reading but hate writing?
  3. Its raining, not just a drizzle, but a full downpour, you have nothing planned for the day.  What do you do?
  4. If you could hide away anywhere in the world to write your next book where would you go?
  5. What is your favorite hot beverage?
  6. What historical figure do you find the most inspirational?
  7. Do you prefer to call or text?
  8. Do you listen to music when you clean? What type?
  9. What is the last book you have read?
  10. Do you prefer to watch a movie or a tv show ?
  11. Do you prefer to read a book that focus's on a action filled plot or a character based one?
I wish to nominate: (Its suppose to be 11.  For simplicity's sake I am doing 5.)
  1. Wendy Jo
  2. Alana
  3. Rebecca
  4. S.P. Bowers
  5. Vicky Orians
If any of you are swamped with blog awards or just don't have the time I understand!  I just want you guys to know I enjoy your blogs immensely :)


  1. Sarah I love your answers....wish I could go to the ocean when I'm in a bad mood.:( I enjoy your a to z postings....the stories are wonderful.

    Stopping by and following you.

    1. Thanks for following :) I don't know what I'm going to do when we move some day. I love the ocean.

  2. Your questions to others are as fascinating as your answers. Congratulations on the well deserved award!

  3. Wow, we could be siblings. I love going barefoot, I loved Voigt's Jackaroo, I always read multiple books at a time, I fell in love and married the first man I dated (15 years next week) I grew up in the west and can't stand country either.

    Thanks for thinking of me with the award!