ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD

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I am honored to have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Euphonos of euphonosbooks.com. She is a great author and one lovely blogger. Check out her blog.

To accept this award, the nominees have to follow a few rules:

* Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
* Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
* Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
* Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog. 

7 facts/things about myself:

1) I was born in Brooklyn, New York.

2) I graduated with an M.B.A. in Finance.

3) I discovered late in life that I loved to write.

4) I love to read.

5) I have an over-active imagination.

6) I live on Long Island.

7) I love to shop and swim.

I will now announce the list of bloggers who deserve the One Lovely Blog Award. I enjoy reading their posts and I hope they continue with their wonderful work.

https://maniparna5002.wordpress.com/

https://angelflysaway.wordpress.com/

http://raulconde001.com/

http://photopaulm.com/

http://www.bulanlifestyle.com/

http://thecrackedcrone.com/

http://thewallgalleryblog.wordpress.com/

https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/

http://richardankers.com/

http://sacredtouches.com/

https://dain54.wordpress.com/

http://saymber.wordpress.com/

https://purplerays.wordpress.com/

http://ravensnight.wordpress.com/

https://meracorner.wordpress.com/

 

 Thank you everyone.

VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD

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Thank you, Anna Celeste Burke, for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. An award from a great writer is something to be proud about. I’m very proud.  Her link is: http://www.desertcitiesmystery.com/#!VERSATILE-BLOGGER-AWARD-POST-THANKS/c1g4i/A1469DBB-3FA1-4370-B7D2-33319E867560

I’m very happy to accept this award and pass it on to 15 other lucky bloggers. Please click on their links and visit them. I’ve been following them and enjoying their writing.

The only requirement for this award is to share it with 15 others and tell 7 interesting facts about you or your writing.

It’s fun to share!

My 15 Versatile Bloggers are:

  1. http://anniesbeautyblog.wordpress.com/
  2. http://purplerays.wordpress.com/
  3. http://abozdar.wordpress.com/
  4. http://thechicagofiles.wordpress.com/
  5. http://kimgosselinblog.com/
  6. http://mirrorofyourhealth.wordpress.com/
  7. http://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/
  8. http://www.the-dreams-weaver.blogspot.com
  9. http://gardenofeady.com/
  10. http://klewismusings.wordpress.com/
  11. http://storytimewithjohn.com/
  12. http://throughopenlens.com/
  13. http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com
  14. http://stylebreakdown.me/
  15. http://michellejoycebond.wordpress.com/

 

 

One of the requirements for this award is for me to say 7 interesting things about myself. I don’t know if these things are interesting but here goes:

  1. I was born in Brooklyn, New York.
  2. I now live in Long Island, New York.
  3. I find Brooklyn to be much more interesting than Long Island.
  4. I want to travel the world.
  5. The only foreign countries I’ve visited so far are Canada, Israel, and England.
  6. I have two beautiful daughters.
  7. I love to swim.

WRITING PROCESS BLOG TOUR

WRITING PROCESS BLOG TOUR

Writing Process Blog Tour

Thank you Bethanie Hardie, a fine author and blogger, for inviting me to participate in this blog tour. I’ve enjoyed her posts and so when she invited me, I was very pleased and honored. I want to make her proud by answering the questions and finding three bloggers to continue the tour.

Why do I write what I do?

I have been reading murder mysteries and thrillers since I was a teenager. I’ve read all types of mysteries, from Agatha Christie to Sherlock Holmes. In recent years, I’ve begun to read paranormal mysteries. These books bring fantasy and surreal to the simple murder mystery.
It’s hard to find books that combine paranormal with mystery. That’s why I decided to write a paranormal, murder mystery of my own. It’s the type of book that I search for and love to read.
My book, The Dead Game, has dead bodies and suspects like a traditional murder mystery. However, it also has humans, vampires, and vampire derivatives. And don’t forget the haunted house—we must have one of these.

How does my writing process work?

This is the first book that I’ve written. I began with a basic idea in mind. I wanted a murder to take place in a small town. This murder would involve a house that was rigged with supernatural or mechanical traps and moving rooms. But I had no idea how the story would evolve or end. The end turned out to be a surprise to even me.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

The vampires in my book were created from my creepy imagination. They look human—that is until they attack. Then they have red or green glowing eyes. They stand out from other vampires by the way they form alliances and mate.

I introduced a new type of vampire, a product of a human and a vampire. They are called human vampires. Their powers are different from a vampire’s power. Vampires can fly, shape-shift, control minds, and be killed by fire or spells. They must stay out of the sunlight—unless they’re protected by a special green glass. Human vampires don’t have these powers but only the power of suggestion. They’re stronger and live longer than humans. They die of old age—if they’re not killed beforehand.

These facts are revealed over time in the book, and are kind of, a spoiler.

What am I working on at the moment?

The Dead Game is the first book of two books. The first book resolves the murder mystery, but at the same time, opens a Pandora box of new mysteries. Its surprise ending will lead to more surprises.

I’ve just begun to work on the sequel. I have my outline and notes ready and waiting. My writing often leads me in unknown directions, so I won’t know how the book will end until it does.

Nominated Bloggers
http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/
http://gardenofeady.com/
http://thegadabouttown.wordpress.com/

These are great authors. Check out their blogs and enjoy their colorful words and extraordinary imaginations.

Don’t forget to check out Bethanie Hardie’s blog at: http://www.bethaniehardie.co.uk

DRAGON’S LOYALTY AWARD

 

 

 

Thank you seaangel4444 at http://thechicagofiles.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award.  I love her blog and read it daily.

One of the requirements for this award is for me to say 7 interesting things about myself. I don’t know if these things are interesting but here goes:

  1. I was born in Brooklyn, New York.
  2. I now live in Long Island, New York.
  3. I find Brooklyn to be much more interesting than Long Island.
  4. I want to travel the world.
  5. The only foreign countries I’ve visited so far are Canada, Israel, and England.
  6. I have two beautiful daughters.
  7. I love to swim.

 

Here are my nominees for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award:

  1. http://abozdar.wordpress.com/
  2. http://anniesbeautyblog.wordpress.com/
  3. http://purplerays.wordpress.com/
  4. http://simonjohnsonofclowne.com/
  5. http://kimgosselinblog.com/
  6. http://mirrorofyourhealth.wordpress.com/
  7. http://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/
  8. http://www.the-dreams-weaver.blogspot.com
  9. http://elliebelfiglio.wordpress.com/about/
  10. http://lynettenoni.wordpress.com/
  11. http://soup-heart.blogspot.com/

 

Here are the guidelines for the award:

1. Display the Award on your Blog.

2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you.

3. Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award.

4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded.

5. Write seven interesting things about you.

MY LIEBSTER AWARD NOMINATION

MY LIEBSTER AWARD NOMINATION

 

LIEBSTER AWARD

 

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Thank you http://worldofharley.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for a Liebster Award. I love to read his quirky posts that have an element of darkness to them. Check him out and you won’t be disappointed.

Once you receive a nomination for this award, you have to answer questions, create your own questions, and find nominees. The nominees are supposed to have no more than 500 followers. Some of mine have a little more. I can’t help it if you are all popular. And who is Liebster anyway? I’m sure he’s not watching me.

I’m happy that I’ve found great blogging friends to nominate.

 

4 RULES

Answer 11 questions.

Write 11 random facts about myself.

Nominate 11 bloggers.

Come up with 11 questions for my nominees.

 

11 QUESTIONS FOR ME TO ANSWER

Are you afraid of clowns?

I have never been afraid of clowns. I love their mystery.

If you were asked to spend a night in a supposedly haunted mansion for a fortune, would you?

I would spend a night in a haunted mansion for free. I love being scared and scaring others.

Do you prefer poetry or prose?

I prefer prose. It takes more time to read poetry and it’s harder to figure out the underlying meaning.

What is your favorite genre?

My favorite is genre is mystery. If there’s no mystery, then what is the book’s purpose?

On a relaxing night in, do you prefer a book or a film? Why?

I prefer books. I could set my own pace and relax.

Cats or dogs?

I’ve had cats. But now that I have a dog, I prefer dogs.

What is your opinion of the situation in Ukraine?

This is a strange question for someone who doesn’t like politics. I don’t speak about politics or religion.

Do you listen to music while writing? What kind?

When I write I need total quiet. I get lost in my words.

Do you like/watch anime?

Describe yourself in three words?

I believe I’m sensitive, serious, and giving.

What is your quote of the day?

If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. I believe Dumbo said that.

 

 

11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

 

  1. I love animals.
  2. My favorite item of fashion is a handbag.
  3. I love Chanel handbags.
  4. My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing.
  5. My favorite TV show is Supernatural.
  6. My favorite play is Phantom of the Opera.
  7. My favorite author is Brad Meltzer.
  8. I love reading magazines like US, Marie Claire, and Vogue.
  9. My best friend is my Maltese, Nounous.
  10. I became an author at the age of 54.
  11. I’m writing the sequel to my first book.

 

 

 

11 NOMINEES

  1. http://abozdar.wordpress.com/
  2. http://anniesbeautyblog.wordpress.com/
  3. http://rasecklerfiction.wordpress.com/
  4. http://thechicagofiles.wordpress.com/
  5. http://purplerays.wordpress.com/
  6. http://simonjohnsonofclowne.com/
  7. http://kimgosselinblog.com/
  8. http://mirrorofyourhealth.wordpress.com/
  9. http://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/
  10. http://www.the-dreams-weaver.blogspot.com
  11. http://gardenofeady.com/

 

 

 

11 QUESTIONS FOR NOMINEES:

1       Who is your favorite author?

2       What genre of book do you like best?

3       What is your favorite movie?

4       What is your favorite TV show?

5       What is your favorite book?

6       Where would you like to travel? Why?

7       What is your favorite spot in the world? Why?

8       What do you do for fun?

9       What is the most important characteristic in a person—in your opinion?

10  Who is the one person, dead or alive, you would like to meet? Why?

11  If the world were to end tomorrow, what one item (not a person) would you take with you? Why?