Wednesday, 8 February 2012

This blog has been given an award!

Actually, it's been given it twice - from a couple of good chums and great bloggers:

J Q Rose at 'Journey of a Newbie Novelist,

and by Annie Duguid at the Slow and Steady School of Writing.

J Q is keeping us all on our toes as we wait for the release of her novel Sunshine Boulevard - I'm telling you, a novel never had as many pre-release recommendations as this one, and it's going to be great!

Annie is the world's best editor (fact) and the ultimate go-to gal when it comes to writing well - she really is the cat's pj's, and has my favourite dry Scottish wit to boot. I am in exalted company!

What is the Liebster Blog Award?

Legend has it that The Liebster Blog Award originated in Germany. Liebster means dearest or beloved, and Liebe is love. The award is meant to encourage readership of small, lovable blogs with fewer than 200 followers. (Lovable! My blog is lovable! ;-0 )

In accepting the Liebster Blog Award, the recipient agrees to thank the person who gave them the award and link back to that person’s blog - happily done as requested, ladies - and must reveal five snippets about themselves that readers may not already know.

Um...okay. Here we go....

1. I have one leg slightly shorter than the other.

2. I have won prizes for singing.

3. I have been kissed by Johnny Depp.

4. I talk to myself in supermarkets.

5. I can eat two Cadbury's Creme Eggs in one sitting and not feel sick.

Now - in true One-Link Lowdown fashion, one of these is a fib! Can you guess which one? Har-de-har-har, I'll keep you in suspense and tell you later.

I also must nominate five other blogs to receive the Liebster award - easy!

Rosemary Gemmel at Reading and Writing. Ros not only writes great features, she's a great champion and promoter of new writers, and that gets my vote every time.

Celia Yeary at Romance...and a Little Bit of Texas. Celia's is one of the best, most informative, funny and thought-provoking blogs around.

Sharon Donovan's Blogspot. Because she's Sharon, and she's not just a great writer, she's fabulous in many, many other ways.

Elizabeth Bailey at Helping Writers Get it Right. A recent and lovely find for me, and the name of the blog says it all.

Kay Dee Royal at Kay Dee's Romance Musings. I did two interviews with Kay Dee recently, and was bowled over by how helpful and supportive she is to other writers. She deserves a big shout-out!

I do hope you all enjoy your Liebster awards. Thanks again, Annie and J Q!


  1. Weellll, Jane...just guessing here. Maybe being kissed by Johnny Depp is a fib? If not, watch out for jealous ladies!

  2. I'm going to go with the less obvious as a've won prizes for singing.


  3. I'm the one who is bowled over. *smile* AND, feeling unworthy and humble...and oh, so grateful. Thank you so much, Jane, for thinking of me for this most awesome award.

    Now, how can I pick only five great blogs when I have a blogroll list of soooo many? LOL

    All right - as far as your little fib...

    Okay...I'm going to go with eating the 2 Cadbury Creme filled eggs. Is that a little fib, Jane??

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  5. I think kissing Johnny Depp might be a fantasy?? :-)

    PS I have one leg shorter than the other, too - I wonder if we match or whether we make a mirror image of each other?

  6. Thanks so much, Jane - and for those kind words! Now I'd like to believe you really did kiss Johnny Depp...

  7. Okay, it's time to own up! A couple of you got it right. Snogging the Deppster is the fib. Mind you, it's amazing how many people have wanted to believe that in the past - I've been asked to walk around the room and sing a few lines of a song before they'd face that one as the fib!

    Not that I'd win many prizes for singing these days....that was a long, long time ago!

    Thanks for popping in, everyone!

    Jane x

    (Paula - the slightly shorter leg is my left!)

  8. Jane, thanks so much for recommending my blog in your five. How lovely! I did so want kissing JD to have been true. Could have been a poster of him, after all.

  9. Liz, you are hugely welcome! I know, I feel guilty about letting everyone down about JD! But never give up hope....!! ;-)

    Jane x

  10. Grins--knew you were a worthy award winner. As did JQ. Great minds...LOL and thanks for the fab complimentary write up.