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Tuesday, January 18, 2011


First, I'd like to thank everyone who entered the Dreaming of Books Giveaway for a copy of Huntress.  Over 100 people entered and the winner is Katpash! (She's been notified by e-mail.)  If you joined the blog while entering, thank you so much!  I promise there will be more giveaways in the future.

And now, I'd like to thank Ezmerelda for making me a winner too.  She nominated The Daily Harrell for The Stylish Blogger Award.  I'm so flattered!  Thank you.
And now, here are the rules that go along with accepting the award:
The rules are that you 1) Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award 2) Share 7 things about yourself  3) Award 15 or so, recently discovered great bloggers 4) Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

#1 - Done.  You can visit Ezmerelda's blog by following her link above.

#2 - 7 things about me:
     *  I was always the youngest in my classes, so I still think of myself as being pretty young (although I'm not anymore)
     *  I love scrapbooking and being creative
     *  I always wished I could dance and sing - unfortunately, I am horrible at both
     *  I'm the only one in my family with high blood pressure - I'm also the only one with two kids (who are only 13 months apart in age). Coincidence?
     *  I don't like exercise. Or dieting. Laying around with a book and some chocolate is more my speed.
     *  I listen to either The Pulse (channel 12) or The Coffeehouse (channel 30) on Sirius, literally all day long. I can't stand silence when I'm working.
     *  I'm lucky to have two best friends -- my husband and my mom.  They're both awesome!

#3&4 - Pass the award on to 15 or so recently discovered great bloggers.  Well, since I found some new folks as part of the giveaway hop, I definitely have some new blogs to tell you about (but, in full disclosure, I'm not going for a full 15).  Consider checking these out:

     *  Heather Howland's Darkness Bleeds Hope - she's an acquiring editor at a small press and an agented author who offers insights and loads of good stuff on her blog
     *  Matthew Rush's Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment - informative & inspiring posts for aspiring authors (like himself)
     *  Brenna Braaten's Writing and Reading - because she offers good advice on both for lovers of YA
     *  Shannon Whitney Messenger's Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe - another aspiring author offering insights, reviews and contests
     *  K.M. Weiland's Word Play - an author who enjoys mentoring others and helping everyone who's on the road to publication
     *  C. A. Marshall's Self-Titled Blog - she's a YA author, an editor, and an agent intern. She talks about it all on her blog.
     *  Jennifer Daiker's Unedited - another aspiring author and prolific blogger with a super-cool header