Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WELCOME NEW FOLLOWERS .... AWARDS TO GIVE OUT.

First I would like to officially welcome my new followers. AS you know I appreciate all of you, but I like to try and welcome everyone personally.

Jeffrey, E.Elle, Morgan, Kitty, Julie, Lydia, and my newest M. I hope to see all of you often. I love to make new friends.

Now that I have entered ABNA, I finally have the time to hand out some awards that are way over due. Over the past month, thanks to many wonderful bloggers, I have received six awards. As most of you know many of these awards come with rules. I don't remember them all, but I will try to what I can to follow them.


I received two Stylish Blog Awards.  First I must thank Nicki athttp://nickielson.blogspot.com/ and Quinn at http://seeingdreamingwriting.blogspot.com/ Make sure you stop by and visit these to fun and
informative bloggers.
Now seven things about myself.

1. I don't really like to cook, but I love to bake. I make the best cranberry walnut bread.

2. Some of you may not know that I am an artist. I have my BFA in illustration. If you get a chance check out my illustrations for my first book.

3. I love dogs. I am a sucker for a wet nose and floppy ears. I can never not pet any dog I see.

4. I love to drive. If I can get there by car I am all the happier. I've traveled all over the world by plane, but I prefer the car.

5. I always wanted to play the piano and someday plan to study it.

6. You all know that I am a huge Harry Potter fan, but another one of my favorite authors is Terry Brooks. His fantasy series are at the top of my reading list whenever I feel like a good fantasy novel.

7. Although I'm not a huge sports fan, I do love Hockey. It adds excitement to see a sport played on skates.

I'd like to give this award to some bloggers I enjoy. Here they are:

Lydia @ The Sharp angle http://lydiasharp.blogspot.com/

Christine @ Christine's Journey http://christinedanek.blogspot.com/

Jemi @ Just Jemi  http://jemifraser.blogspot.com/

Francine@ Romancing the Blog http://tgunwriter.blogspot.com/

Congratulations to you all. Tomorrow I will award the others. I have too many to give.

Have a great day everyone.

19 comments:

  1. Meeting new bloggers is a great thing, that's for sure. I'm looking forward to seeing what you're all about writing wise!

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  2. Congratulations on the awards. Thanks for letting us know more about you. Gypsy forgives you your fondness for dogs. She's a magnanimous princess. Have a great, healing Tuesday, Roland

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  3. Thanks so much for the award! And I am in total agreement on number one. Love to bake. Cooking? Not so much. :)

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  4. Congrats to you and all your blogger buddies.
    A guy who loves to bake -- that's great!

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  5. Congratulations on the award, Michael, you deserved it. And congrats to all the recipients. I too have multiple awards to give away after my blog book tour is done.

    P.S. I entered ABNA today per your suggestion. However, I couldn't enter as YA since I couldn't change it on kindle and smashwords without pulling the book off the self and resubmitting. Besides, the characters are too old for YA. Good idea though Michael

    Good luck, I hope you win!
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  6. Congratulations!
    Brooks' Shannara series is great. Definitely his best work. And nothing beats a great hockey game!

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  7. Congratulations on the award!

    I've heard a lot of good things about books by Terry Brooks--I really should check them out.

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  8. Congrats on the award. Thanks for passing it on to me. It's so sweet of you. :) I'd rather bake than cook. I also like hockey. Not really into any other sports except soccer. Oh and Formula 1.
    Thanks again.

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  9. Congrats on the awards. Enjoyed getting to know you. I like hockey, too! Just wished you had a little meow-er as well.

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  10. I didn't know you were an artist! How cool! Congrats on your awards! They are much deserved.

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  11. Hi,

    Congrats on awards, and thank you so much for gifting me with the Stylish Blogger Award. I shall add it to my Award Page straight away.

    Artist eh? So, not just a pretty face and author to boot. My writing is forever inspired by paintings: I absolutely adore art galleries! ;)

    best
    F

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  12. Thanks for the welcome. I'm opposite of you. I don't care for baking much, but enjoy cooking.

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  13. Congrats on the award and to your awardees. :O)

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  14. I love anything with cranberries in it. Especially bread. Thanks for commenting on my blog and congrats on the awards.

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  15. Thanks so much! You made my day :) I'm honoured to be included in such great company!

    Hockey rocks! Of course, I'm a Canadian, but I think everyone should love hockey!!!

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  16. Hi Michael,

    Just stopping by to say hey. =) I enjoyed getting to know more about you.

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  17. What a relief to be entered, huh? Good luck (but don't beat me, hehe)!!
    erica

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  18. Congrats on your award, yay! It was fun to learn more things about you. Have a great week!

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