Winners in More Ways Than One

First, I want to thank all y’all (that’s grammatically corrrect in the South) who dropped by and left lovely comments about your “letters from home.” Both Kristina McMorris’ book, Letters from Home, and your heartfelt sharing, made me wistful for a letter of my own. And as always, I wish I could give all y’all (okay, maybe it’s not really grammatically correct. We’re still going to say it) a copy of the book.
But there can be only one. And the one who shall receive this winning book is LISA! Lucky Lisa shall hear from me shortly.

Now to move on to other winners. Namely, me! Linda O’Connell, over at Write from The Heart, gave me this swell blog award:

A proviso of winning this award is posting a picture of yourself, blogging. Now, if I were to post a true picture of myself blogging, small children would run from the room, folks with heart conditions would drop on the spot, and the rest of you would need a brain sweep.

It is not a pretty sight. So, I’ll just post me sitting at the computer, in one of those lovely, posed pics.

Also, I get to pass along this award to a fantastic blogger. And I choose…DEBRA MAYHEW! Debra has a lovely and sparkly new blog where she shares thoughts about children’s writing. And a little about herself. Oh! And her new dog, Indy. But mostly about her writing journey. I think you’ll enjoy her charming philosophy, so please drop by if you have a minute.

So on this lovely Monday morning, everybody’s a winner. (Well, maybe not all y’all won an award or a book today. But all y’all are winners in my book!)

Finding Something Friday: An Award! For Me? Aw, Shucks

Look what I found today!

My friend, Madeline, over at the The Shellshank Redemption (which is one of my very favoritest blog names. Ever.) passed the Circle of Friends Award along to me. And now, not only am I feeling pretty sweet from that bloggy hug, but I’m also passing the bloggy love on to five of my friends and their lovely blogs.

So please give a warm “Hallo” if you have the chance to visit this circle of friends:

If you have the time, friends, pass along this award to your friends, passing along a little link love. But don’t worry if you forget. You’ll always be an award-winning friend in my book. Um, make that blog.

Finding Something Friday: I’m a Blogger of Note!

I feel pretty! Oh, so pretty! I feel pretty and witty and bright!

That’s what being a Blogger of Note (or BON, as we like to say in the business) will do for you! Here’s what happened:

First, scathingly brilliant blogger Becky nominated me. Then, I had to send in three of my favorite posts. To wit:

What Not To Do Wednesday on the I Thing (’cause you know grammar is one of my things)

April 1st, Not Just for Fools Anymore (’cause I couldn’t leave out Sally the Crazy Dog)

Tuesday Tip: Just So You Know, I’m Taking Notes (’cause I had to throw something writerly in)

Then, I had to promise that for every day, rain or shine, up or down, in or out, I would sing at the top of my voice, a show tune from my vast repertoire.

Yeah, I know. I thought that was a little odd, too. But mine is not to question the wonderful folks over at Words of Wisdom. And I’d just like to extend a hearty welcome to any and all visiting folks who might be dropping in here today at the Hall of Fame. I hope you find something you like, and that you’ll come back often for a little writer wit and wisdom, such as it is.

In fact, I was going to draw a name this morning for Accidental Cowgirl, the memoir by Mary Lynn Archibald that I’m giving away. But I think I’ll wait one more day so that any of you fine folks who’d like to comment on that post will have a chance to win, too!

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some loud singing to do. (I feel charming! Oh, so charming! It’s alarming how charming I feel! And so pretty, that I hardly can believe that it’s real!)