My daughter Beatrice has nominated me for a 7×7 Award. Her blog, Adventures for the Faint of Heart, is funny, fresh, an inspiration to writers, and especially young writers, as you will see when you read her tagline. I’m a big fan of hers, and I’m not just saying that because I’m her mother. Thank you, Bea, for the nomination, kind words, and especially for the original illustration.
To accept the nomination, after thanking the person who gave it to you, you must tell something about yourself no one else knows. So here you go…
Since 7×7 is the theme, I’ll tell you I’m one of seven children, that it took seven years to write and sell my first novel, The Keeper of the Crystal Spring, and seven more to complete my newest novel, Real Troopers. Bea says I must have broken a couple of mirrors in my wild and wicked youth.
Next, you have to choose seven of your posts that fit the criteria below. When the doctor asks me how much it hurts on a scale of one to ten, I say, “How should I know?” This decision was so subjective, and once again I ask, “How should I know?” Please feel free to decide which is which for yourselves.
Most Beautiful Piece: Editing Monet’s Garden—It’s Monet’s Garden, what else can I say?
Most Helpful: The Secret Object I Keep Hidden in My Underwear Drawer—Because.
Most Popular Piece: Befriend the Ides of March—Party time!
Most Controversial Piece: The ‘S’ Word—You know what I’m talking about.
Most Surprisingly Successful Piece: The Real Thing—And the moral is, see for yourself.
Most Underrated Piece: Remembering Fort Detroit–Social studies.
Most Pride-worthy Piece: Survival Stories—Proud of my sister the artist, proud of the people of Ptigliano, and proud of some pretty good storytelling.
Now, it is my privilege to nominate seven other worthy blogs…
The Urge to Wander–An exceptionally classy travel blog with great photos, history, and stories.
She Kept a Parrot–Lovely photos, and thoughtful personal stories.
Annika Ruohonen Photography–Stunning photos of Finland, and gentle observations of life.
The Obamacrat–A passionate blogger with a strong sense of justice and a good heart.
Talinorfali–Musings every day of the year from my first follower. Thanks for the warm welcome!
Musing by Moonlight–Intelligent and varied, and because I like it.
Crossroads-Cathryn Wellner–Two sixtysomethings’ journey, and also funny animal videos!