Tuesday, January 25, 2011


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.


  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!

  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

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

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

  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!
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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

  7. Congratulations on the award!

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

  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.

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

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

  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! ;)


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

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

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

  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!!!

  16. Hi Michael,

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

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

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