Liebster Blog Award!

“Liebster” is a German word for favorite, and the Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers deserving wider recognition, and who have less than 200 followers. The purpose of the Liebster Blog Award is to spread the word about these folks and their fine work.


Thank you, Tricia Drammeh, for nominating me! I encourage all my readers to check out her wonderful blog: Authors to Watch.


Here are the rules for participation on the Liebster Blog Award:

  1. Tell 11 things about yourself.
  2. Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
  4. Post 11 questions for those who will be nominated by you.
  5. Get in contact with those 11 bloggers in order to inform them that you nominated them.

Here are 11 things about myself:

  1. In addition to being a writer, I’m a psychologist.
  2. I love the show Iron Chef America.
  3. I have a cat (I swear this is true) who struts like a Lipizzaner stallion.
  4. I wrote a large portion of Wyndano’s Cloak commuting on a train.
  5. I wish I didn’t need sleep!
  6. While in college, I cooked in a seafood restaurant.
  7. I could never live in a big city; I’m a country boy at heart.
  8. Walking is my favorite exercise, and I get my best ideas while I walk.
  9. I’m into Shabby Chic interior design, which scores big points with my wife!
  10. I have a weakness for Thai food.
  11. Ditto for chocolate!

Here are the 11 QUESTIONS, given to me by Tricia, which I will pass on to those 11 bloggers nominated at the bottom of this post:


1. Why did you start blogging?


Blogging is a great way to update my followers about what I’m doing. I also love being able to interview other authors, introduce them to others.


2. What is your favorite genre to read?


Triller and suspense.
3. What fictional character do you most wish were real?


4. Describe your dream office for writing.


The one I have. It has a fabulous view of sand dunes, and I’ve scattered figurines and other collectibles on shelves to stimulate my imagination (sort of like what you see in Ray Bradberry’s office, though not so cluttered).
5. Name one thing you couldn’t live without.


Art in any form, but mostly music and stories.
6. If you could only keep one book, what would it be?


Lord of the Rings. I take it a trilogy doesn’t break the rules!
7. If you could magically transport yourself into any book, which one would you choose,
and what character would you be?


I’ve been tempted to inject my Silverberry persona into one of my stories. Otherwise, the stuff I read is too scary to even think about injecting me into those worlds. I’m very happy to read about them by the fire, thank you.



8. Do you have any phobias?


9. What is your biggest pet peeve?


Getting trapped in the endless loop of am automated phone system, with no way to reach a live person, then getting disconnected, and having to start all over again.
10. Describe yourself in five words.


Loyal, caring, compassionate, creative, loving.



11. Who is your favorite well-known author and your favorite rising star author?


Oh, this is so hard. I go in sprees. I was on a Dickens tear for a number of years. And also Dean Koontz. I’ve been listening to a lot of audio books during my commute. My attention span requires the author to have a strong, compelling voice. Crank, by Ellen Hopkins, really grabbed me. Also, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor. But those wouldn’t exactly be rising stars.


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Okay, I can’t swear that these folks don’t boast more than 200 followers, but they are all awesome! So pull up a chair and get to know them! My nominees for the Liebster Blog Award are (drum roll):


Shevi Arnold

Lloyd Russell

Elle Thornton

Emerald Barnes

Virginia Lee

Micheal Rivers

Yvonne Anderson

Andrea Buginsky

Kathie Shoop

Beth Elisa Harris

E. W. Greenlee


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