I’ve been nominated by Makaylin Felton for the coveted LIEBSTER AWARD. It may be questionable, or even dubious, for some, but I kinda like the idea. You can find out about this information trivia from at http://mckaylinfelton.wordpress.com. Visit her site and read some her posts.
Here are the rules for acceptance of the “LIEBSTER AWARD.” This is important because at the end I will be nominating eleven blogs for this coveted award.
When you receive the award you must post eleven random facts about yourself
You must answer eleven questions posed by the person who nominated you
You pass the award on to the eleven blogger friends you are nominating, making sure you notify them of their nominations
You write-up eleven new questions for the bloggers you are nominating (and you cannot nominate the blogger who nominated you)
You paste the award picture into your blog along with eleven random facts about yourself and your eleven questions and answers given by your nominator. (Not much different from the Next Big Thing)
Eleven Random Facts About Myself:
1. I don’t remember learning to read. My earliest memory is 4 years of age and I was reading fluently.
2. I love soap operas, especially General Hospital.
3. I discovered with this year’s election that I have a political side.
4. I am the youngest of 9 children in a blended family.
5. One of the many jobs I’ve had was working with mentally handicapped adults. I found it very satisfying.
6. I prefer mystery, suspense and horror to romance.
7. I love to travel but haven’t been anywhere for over 8 years.
8. Most plots develop in my head when I am in the shower.
9. I would love to live near the water but I live in the desert.
10. I don’t like to talk on the telephone.
11. I am a list maker and a note taker. I express my thoughts better in writing.
My Questions From Mckaylin Felton:
Q. If you could be any animal what would it be and why?
A: I would be a bird. They are free to fly whenever they wish. I am a free spirit.
Q.What is your favorite genre to read?
A. Mystery/Suspense and horror..but without the zombies! and Historical Fiction.
Q.When did you realize you wanted to become an author?
A. Deep down, I think I’ve always known, but I never realized it until college. Then, I let myself be talked out of it because it wasn’t practical. How would I pay the bills? So, I let life get in the way. Now I am retired, and with the wonderful invention of the internet, I am living my dream.
Q. If you could pick a decade to live in, what would it be and why?
A. I think around the Civil War era. It seemed so much more respectable and genteel.
Q. What is a life goal you hope to accomplish?
A. To become a published author with multiple books. I do not want to be a one book wonder.
Q. What are you most frightened of?
A. One star reviews!
Q. Which do you prefer: pen or pencil?
A. Pen, definitely. I do crosswords in ink. I don’t like to write with a pencil at all.
Q. What is your favorite movie of all time?
A. Of all time..hmmm..I would have to say Gone With the Wind. But I have many favorites.
Q. What is your favorite book?
A. Either The Stand by Stephen King or The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie..it’s a tossup.
Q. Which do you prefer: independent publishing or traditional?
A. This is the toughest question of them all I think. I see the pros and cons of both. On the one hand, independent publishing is attractive because I can set my own rules and get more of the profit and it is instant. There is not that long wait to first see if someone else feels that I am worthy of publication and then if the answer is yes, the long wait to see it in print. But..you have to do all of your own promotion, hire an editor..etc. Traditional publishing is a plus because you have the validation from a professional that you’ve made it, and they do all of the footwork. I am still weighing pros and cons on this, but I am leaning toward independent and let the ones who matter the most validate my work..the readers.
Q. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A. I’d love to be somewhere around the water with a moderate temperature, so maybe San Diego, CA or in my wildest dreams..Malibu.
My Questions for my Nominees:
1. What makes you stand out as a writer?
2. If you could only pick one author, living or dead, that you could spend an evening with to interview, who would you choose?
3. Where do you get your ideas?
4. Are you a pantser or an outliner. Why?
5. What is your favorite part about being an author? Your least favorite?
6. Do you have a favorite character, either your work or another author’s?
7. Do you have a particular habit or a piece of clothing, that is your lucky writing charm?
8. Do you incorporate any of your favorite things, places, or hobbies into your books?
9. What movie do you flat-out refuse to watch, no matter how good people say it is? What book do you refuse to read?
10. At what age did you begin writing?
11. Describe your ideal vacation.
Cheryl Kaye Tardif