Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's not a Stoker, but I'll take it.

So, here I am, minding my own business in the dark over the past two days, when out of nowhere this guy comes along and slaps me with an award. The drive-by nomination came from Jeremy Kelly over at Join the Birdies. So, with tears in my eyes and the lights finally back on, here we go.
I have to say that Cate was the first regular visitor I ever got over here. It was fun. She's been a good buddy, a great writer, and an amazing proofreader. Not a week has gone by lately without there being an acceptance from her, and we're loving it! Besides, for a supportive soul, she is one who can both do and cheer. Looking at her daily habit of writing, the constant pursuit of perfection, should serve as an inspiration for any aspiring writer.
This is a fellow with an amazing writing style, I know because I've read his work. Never an unhelpful word, Mike has a blog that gives you a stare into the daily life of a published author. To get a look into the industry, you can't beat Mike Stone.

Join The Birdies by Jeremy Kelly

Sure, it seems like a bit of a cop, I admit it. The man nominates me, I nominate him. Well, here's the truth. This guy captures the stress of family, working, and writing perfectly. If there's something to be said about struggling, well, he's said it. For the empathy factor, among other things, I really do enjoy reading his blog.

The Other Aaron by Aaron Polson
I just want the chance to refer to him as Mr. Polson once in my life.

Written by Sin by Natalie Sin
Alright, let's just accept the fact right now that Jeremy put the reasons I like this woman's work far better than I ever could. Now, go get me some coffee.

What's that? I still have two more?


Ghosts in Parantheses by Barry Napier
Barry is a prolific fellow, even if he doesn't think so right now. Among everything else, he finds the time to work on novels. See, I don't write novels. I wish I could, but I can't. So I very much enjoy reading over his trials and tribulations when I feel bad my tiny little short story isn't falling into place.

Gospel of the Living Dead by Kim Paffenroth
Yeah, so I'm in a maybe pile for one of his anthologies. That does not mean I'm sucking up. I promise.

Okay, so, now the rules as they were given to me:

If nominated (and not insanely busy):
1)Add the logo of your award to your blog.
2)Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3)Nominate at least seven other blogs.
4)Add links to those blogs on your blogs.
5)Leave a message for your nominees on your blogs.


Natalie L. Sin said...

The coffee I make causes seizures. Luckily I'm already on medication for that ; )

Catherine J Gardner said...

Eek! I'm going to have no one left to nominate.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I just nominated you again anyway.

Aaron Polson said...

I'm cheating (with tag-backs). You've received another: I love your blog.

Barry Napier said...

As I've said to the other "regulars" in the blogosphere, there is no way I'd have the time to do this exercise right now. So please let this harty "thank you" suffice. Besides, you and the hanful of others that are now sorta like a tightknit little group know there's love abounding.

Again, thanks!

Jeremy Kelly said...

You said "among other things". Would that, by chance be in reference to our assumed shared appreciation of whiskey and Tom Waits?

J.C. Tabler said...

The Waits factor, Jeremy, mixed with my love of good whiskey, is a large part of it. I personally can not stop listening to "Sight for Sore Eyes" tonight...