The Beautiful Blogger Award is an honour bestowed by fellow bloggers to show how much they love reading your blog and appreciate the beauty in your words. A wonderful award – and I was honoured with it three times! You could have struck me with a feather…
Please visit their blogs, dear readers – to see what these amazing writers are up to!
The rules are as follows…
1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo.
2. Thank the person who nominated you and create a link back.
3. Nominate 7 (yes only seven) other bloggers and say a little something about them.
My nominees for this prestigious award:
Amanda Staley – Fulfilling the dream of becoming a writer
Writing has always been Amanda’s hobby. She wrote her first short stories as a child, the next story in her early teens. She never finished the plot to figure out how it would end. For many years she quit writing, only keeping a journal. One day out of the blue about five years ago, she decided to pick up a pen and started writing. This year she hopes to have finished the first two books of the Malcolm Stone series and have them available through Smashwords, Amazon and other popular platforms. In her blog, Amanda shows the adventure and possibly misadventures of writing, self-publishing, and marketing. She will attempt to catalogue her experiences in hopes to be entertaining or educational.
MOVIES & MUSIC CAFE
Tom describes himself as a thirty-something family man who likes movies and music. He likes to watch movies and to write about them. He likes to listen to music whilst doing the writing. He promises to post blogs about anything that takes his fancy, from posts about screen-writing to posts about soundtracks. Tom’s blog posts are very entertaining and straightforward. Whenever he writes about movies or soundtracks I know, I realise that we have rather similar preferences. As his reader, you are in for a great time, and following his recommendations will not be a waste of time.
Carol Balawyder – Writer
Carol was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Started as kindergarten teacher, then high school teacher. She taught ESL Later she did some research on Alice in Wonderland at The British Museum Library as she wanted to read from the original Lewis Carroll manuscript! Carol wrote a few ESL books. One of them: “Open For Business and Windows on Sci-Tech” (Jan 1990, under her married name Carol Ann Fournier). She wanted to write crime novels; went back to university to get a M.Sc. in criminology and ended up teaching Police Technology and Corrections for 18 years in a college in Montreal. In the meantime, she got divorced and found herself side-tracked from crime writing – writing about dating.
Cleopatra Loves Books
For as long as she can remember she has loved reading. She was often asked to recommend a ‘good book’, particularly by those who don’t regularly read. Moreover, she proof-reads and reviews published work for her colleagues. She was invited to join Amazon Vine in 2011 – ever since authors and publishers contact her for reviews so she decided to spread her wings and put all the information onto this blog. She loves reviewing – it is her way of offering her opinion on books she has read. She wants others to have that magical feeling when they find a book they will love as she knows how much other people’s reviews help her to find great books to enjoy. Thanks to Cleo my TBR list is constantly growing.
BEST OF My Favourite Things and her other blog Oreos & Spilt Milk
Erin covers wonderful topics in her BEST OF blog (some examples – for a complete overview, please visit her blog): Art, Benedict Cumberbatch, Best Of Bob Ross, Blogging, Blues, Books, Classic Movies, Daily Inspiration, Folk Music, Geek, Ireland, Irish Phrases, Mumford&Sons, Netflix, Patrick Stewart, Poetry, Shirley Temple, Social Media, Spain, StarTrek, Twitter, VanGogh, Writing, etc.
In her Oreos & Spilt Milk blog, Erin posts her beautiful photographs, writing prompts, quotes, etc. There is always something new to discover, as well as great opportunities to discuss.
Syl65’s Blog – Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire
Syl was born in Chicago, Illinois. He wrote his first poem in the third grade. It was a Mother’s Day poem, which he still has to this day. He has been seriously writing poetry since he was in high school. In his ‘About’, Syl writes the following: “I have been writing poetry since high school. The first poem I wrote was a mother’s day poem in the 3rd grade. I have been fortunate to have two poetry collections published. The first being “Life Through Celestial Lenses” and the second “The Darkness, The Light , And The Glory“. My purpose is to inspire and share God’s love through poetry.” Syl’s poetry is strong, touching, thought-provoking. His intense creations are something you should not want to miss.
aliisaacstoryteller – “You have just passed through the Cloak of Concealment and into the magical realm…”
Ali grew up on a Greek island. Now, she is fortunate to live in beautiful rural Ireland, but must confess to the occasional Greek escape to enjoy a little Mediterranean sun and cuisine. She began writing her first novel at the age of fourteen. She never finished it, but it lurks in the bottom of her desk. Her book ‘Conor Kelly and The Four Treasures of Eirean’ by her daughter, Carys. She also wants to share with others Ireland’s many astounding ancient sites, and the characters and legends associated with them. She is currently working on ‘Conor Kelly and The Fenian King’, Book 2 in The Tir na Nog Trilogy, and the final book is called ‘Conor Kelly and The Three Waves of Eirean’.