Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for this award by Sylvia Heike. You can check out her blog here and her updates on her writing process: 
You can also see the other awesome blogs she nominated. 

The rules of nomination:
1) thank the person who awarded you
2) include a link to their blog
3) select & nominate 15 blogs/bloggers you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and
4) tell 7 things about yourself

Versatile Blogger Award

I nominate the following bloggers/blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award:

Fifteen seems a lot, a lot. . . like way too many. . . I might tweak the rules a bit because I am evil that way.
  1. Carolynn at This is a fun blog about crafting, creating, and everything in between. I've been following the blog for a while because it is fun, but I think it (and the author) deserve a Versatile Award because I never know what to expect when I click on a post. It covers a wide range of topics that I enjoy. 
  2. Clarice at, Clarice is a book blogger. I follow a lot of book bloggers, but Clarice is one of the ones who posts regularly and goes out of her way to be helpful to authors, which I appreciate. Plus she's got a cool logo. Isn't that a cool logo?
  3. Paige at is another blogger who goes out of her way to support authors (you'll see a theme with these in this post, probably.). Her blog is full of honest book reviews and cover reveals, and she's also extremely active on Facebook.
  4. Kelsey at, this one will probably come as a surprise to this blogger because unlike the last three blogs which I openly follow and interact with, I basically just lurk on this one and wait for new pretty drawings to pop up, and there are so many and they are all so pretty. I JUST WANT TO HAVE ALL THE DRAWINGS!!! 
  5. Gillian at is an author of fantasy (which makes her my direct competition), but I really started hanging out on her blog because of the awesome question prompts and her serial "readers choose what happens next" stories. I recently got pulled into a blog hop with authors who are going to be doing a serial story, and almost all of them referred to hers as something that inspired them. 
  6. If I'm just looking for a "pick me up" or something to boost my mood, I go straight to Why? Because cats! Awesome cats! From all over the world. It never fails to brighten my day. 
  7. Christina at has great linky parties, book reviews, and color posts of her family and their life in South Africa. 
  8. Elizabeth at has a great blog about writing, promoting, and the ins and outs of indie authorhood.
  9. Susan at is another Indie Writer with a series of fantasy novellas. Her blog also includes book reviews and awesomeness (fantasy world maps, anyone?
  10. Bethany at, she has questions, writing prompts, and thoughts on fantasy, writing, and Christianity.
You know, I'm stopping here! Those who I've tagged/nominated, I hope you get a chance to share your posts with me as well.

So now, 7 things about me. . .hmm. . . 7 . . .

  1. One of my long term goals is to write for computer or video games. I'm working on it. I think I just really appreciated the story telling that went into Myst, and it has always been in the back of my head as something I've wanted to do. 
  2. I worked at a pizza parlor for a bit and had pizza multiple times a week, but still think I could probably eat it every day without getting sick of it. 
  3. I like to write about character relationships. That's what interest me. Once I find the defining relationship in a book (be it a friendship, a romantic relationship, or a familial one), that's when the writing really takes off.
  4. I currently have 5 novels, 1 novella, and three short stories published, all self-published. (view them here). I never seriously considered traditional publishing with these. I just like the speed of self-publishing and how it enables me to get my work out faster to my readers. I also have a pair of novellas combined into one volume. It was the first thing I put out when I was a noob and it needs to be reformatted and edited (things I didn't know much about when I first started). I love the story so I don't take it down, but I don't promote it because my other books are just so much better.
  5. I love ASMR videos on youtube and follow a ton of awesome artist. I would like to someday make my own. 
  6. I don't usually use celebrity inspiration for my characters (though sometimes after the fact I'll google search until I find actors who look enough like them to be passable), but I've made a few exceptions. In the book I'm currently editing Lands of Ash, I have a character I wrote specifically so Nathan Fillion will play him in the movie. It's a convoluted way to get his autograph.
  7. Does seven seem like an oddly arbitrary number to anyone else? Especially when paired with the number 15 for how many people they want you to nominate. Like those numbers don't really match. 7 and 14 would make more sense. . .or 10 and 15 . . . Where was I? Oh, about me. Well, I once owned a cat named Nathaniel Pawthorne. Also another named Ivanhoe. 


  1. Oh wow. Thank you so much! :) Also, Nathaniel Pawthorne is an awesome name for a cat.

    1. He was an awesome little cat. A bit odd, though. Liked to sleep with his nose in my ear.

  2. Hahaha! Love your list. :) If these awards weren't so painful to reciprocate, I'd accept mine and take on the challenge, but I get stuck at the "painful" part and usually won't move an inch from there. Thanks again for nominating me and I certainly don't blame your for sticking to 10. At least, I feel like your list is real and not squeezed out of you. If I had made it in your 15 list, then I might wonder. ;) Take care and God bless!

    1. No problem. I always feel like I'm going to offend people I leave out when they have such a high number to list to. If you only list five, people don't expect to be included, but when you get up there people are like, "Hey, you did 20 people and I'm not on your top 20?!?!?"

  3. Thanks for the nomination! ^_^ Plus the awesome description--that made me grin so much!! I am so with you on the pizza thing. That stuff is heavenly.

    1. Thanks for stopping by . . . and now I want pizza. . .hmm. . .


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