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!