Today really is a “Whatever Tuesday.” There is so much to share. I was honored by Misha at My First Book with the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you, Misha.
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.
List seven things about yourself.
Give the award to seven friends.
I’m going to be totally selfish and list my editing news right along with everything else.
1. I am at the gate. I have six chapters to go. It’s a process; first I go through the printed copy along with the word.doc copy and highlight all the changes. That usually takes one day if I’m not interrupted.
2. There are seven people living here as of last Saturday. I get interrupted a lot.
3. I had an emotional attack last week and took a nose dive. I never understand those things. I worked it out by blogging. Yeah!
4. My writing has improved because I blog. I never thought I could write short stories or flash fiction before this.
5. The most important book in my formative years was, The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper, George Hauman, and Doris Hauman.
The Little Engine That Could, Amazon.com
6. The reason that book was important is that I couldn’t read in the third grade. I had been switched from my left hand to my right and the schools quit teaching phonics. My Mom taught me to read using phonics and through that difficult time she would quote from the book above, “I think I can, I think I can, I knew I could.”
7. Women who have suffered verbal abuse appear to be strong when they are crying out inside. I know. It takes every ounce of strength to get up in the morning, breathe all day long, and be there for your children. Don’t worry, the abuse is over.
All of you deserve this award, but there are rules. I love you all. You encourage me, read my stuff, comment and are generally great pals. If your name isn’t on the list, go ahead and take the award if you want. Breaking rules is fun!
Here are the seven awesome bloggers I have chosen for the award.
1. Patricia Stoltey
2. Nicole MacDonald
3. Marian Allen
4. Clarissa Draper
5. Holly Ruggiero
6. Karen G.
7. Monti (Mary-Montague Sikes).
My seven blogger friends are fabulous. They have many virtues and I am sure a few flaws. I hope you visit their blogs and follow them. They are truly versatile.
Drum roll…here it is, my book cover. I love it. It tells you immediately that there is a flute involved in the story. That flute, while being played by my heroine, Missie, empowers The Treasures of Carmelidrium. Watch out Renwyk, Lord of the Symberveen, there’s trouble coming your way.
Book Cover was designed by
Thursday I will host guest author, Jan Markley.
Friday I will host guest author, Marian Allen.
Feel free to share any news you have.