Friday, June 6, 2014

The Versatile Blogger Award

Such an honor just to be nominated! Because, let't be honest, the only thing I've ever won is a big white Christmas bear (I think we called him Chris...awww, the originality of the tween years).

All joking aside, I really am honored to be nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award, mostly because I get to share the love with other exemplary bloggers.  Oh, and I get to tell you a little more about myself at the end.

First off, let me recognize the lovely and talented Claudia Y. Burgoa who nominating me for the award. Thanks, dear!  Follow the link to learn more about her.

Here are a bunch of phenomenal writers, bloggers, authors and artists you might enjoy meeting (links are embedded):
  • Prairie Wife  Fashion, recipes, & darn good stories
  • Cindy Iverson Artist, photographer, & web designer, as well as a born inspiration
  • Eve Jacob Talented writer and all-round funny girl
  • Fiona Quinn Author inspiring other writers with cool tips like surviving the zombie apocalypse with only the items in your heroine's handbag
  • BeYouDesignsUt Fashionista with a penchant for thrifting, bargains, and journaling
  • Jo Ann Schneider Author, kung-fu fighter, & weaver of awesome tales
  • StuckInScared Writer sharing the hope she's found in the midst of hardship
  • Karen Soutar Driving instructor by day & gifted writer by night
  • Gina Stoneheart Writer with a passion for fostering youth education & creativity

And Seven Things About Me:
(Don't worry, I'll make 'em good!)

  1. I love rollerskating! That's right, I'm thirty-something and nothing makes me feel more free than buzzing about in my fabulous white and baby blue, old-school, boot skates.  I keep them in the trunk of my car, because you just never know when you might need them.
  2. Chocolate and I have an unhealthy relationship.  It taunts me from afar and not-so-afar with it's creamy goodness.  But I usually come out on top of the situation!
  3. Hobbity feet run in the family, so I keep my toenails painted to distract from the squareness of my feeties. At present, my toesies are sporting neon pink with bejeweled flowers. So fancy!
  4. As a young girl, I wanted to be a singer. Okay, originally I wanted to be Dolly Parton, but that dream died with my early affinity for country music.  The dream transformed to performing solos in a slinky, sequined dress...which I never actually did either.  However, I always maintain a presence in some sort of vocal group, even if it's just the church choir.
  5. I have always loved books.  My aunt introduced me to Anne Shirley as a tender age and I have never looked back!  
  6. During my girlhood, I relied greatly on the enchanting power of my three dimples and smiled instead of talking to people.  No one believes it now, but I truly was the shy girl who'd rather be reading books.
  7. Until a couple of years ago, I had never shared my writing with anyone.  So in December, when I received the email from Cedar Fort saying they wanted to publish Becoming Beauty, I was ecstatic, to say the least.  All the pounding on the floor and shouting probably put the downstairs neighbor's dog into a hissy fit.  
Thanks, for stopping in!


  1. Such a lovely 'who I am I' share Sarah!
    I share your love for roller skating (or rather shared it) I suspect if I were to plant my feet in a pair of roller skates these days I might not live to tell the tale lol - I was however rather good at it when I was younger.

    Thanks so much for the mention - kind of you :)

    I enjoy your writing and have enjoyed getting to know you better

    Take care

    Kimmie x

    1. Thanks, Kimmie! And you never know when the urge to do things you enjoyed as child will hit. I finally got my mom back on a bike in her late 60s & she loves it :)

  2. Sarah, you are so YOU!! Delightful, unvarnished, funny, clever, creative YOU!! So glad we have each other.
    BTW, I love roller skates AND bikes, at my advanced age!!
    You are just amazing!!

    1. Thanks, mom! See why you're my biggest fan? And yes, you do love biking but I haven't seen you on skates in for-ev-er! :)

  3. And by the way, she still has an amazing voice!!

  4. I love your 7 facts and that you are living proof that shy girls can get published. Good luck on the award nomination!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Monica! Luckily, I'm over being shy...otherwise book signing & launches would freak me out. Now I just them exciting. :)