Friday, October 30, 2009

Kreativ Blogger

Debra L. Schubert awarded me this wonderful blog award the other day over at her blog. Thank you, Deb! Her blog is Write on Target, and if you haven't been over to visit her, you really need to check it out!

So, now I have the enjoyable job of nominating seven other worthy bloggers who must also follow the rest of these directions:

1) Copy the pretty picture and post it on your blog. (I can't figure out how to post the picture in the body of the post - so I've posted it on the side bar!)
2) Thank the person who gave it to you and link to their blog. (Thanks so much again, Debra!)
3) Write 7 things about yourself we don't know.
4) Choose 7 other bloggers to pass the award to.
5) Link to those 7 other bloggers.
6) Notify your 7 bloggers.

7 Things You Don't Know About Me...
1. I intend to go on an African Safari as a present to myself when I retire.
2. I drew cartoons for my university newspaper.
3. I love, love, LOVE being Canadian.
4. My iPod list includes Barry Manilow, Nickelback, Queen, Shania Twain, Diana Krall, & Daughtry... (It's hard to find music I don't like!)
5. My sister is my best friend.
6. I love Star Trek in all its many forms.
7. I've been sworn to secrecy over the recipe for a treasured family treat.

Now for the best part. Here are 7 great bloggers. If you haven't visited their blogs, you've been missing out on a lot of fun! Check them out:

Calista Taylor at A Steampunk Reverie.

Calista introduced me to steampunk. It's such a fun genre! For all things steampunk, check out her blog and website.

Jean Oram at

Jean runs 2 awesome blogs. The link is the one to her writing blog, but she also has a Kids Can Play blog that is full of awesomeness :)

Jenny Martin at Book Binge

Jenny's a librarian with a great eye for books and for delicious food! She combines her 2 loves in a great blog :)

Quillfeather at WM Morrell

My new friend from New Zealand has another great blog! She talks about all of the different aspects of writing.

Cate Woods at Words from the Woods

Cate's new blog is full of insights on the writing process and experience. She's thoughtful and always makes you think and feel!

Elizabeth Spann Craig at Mystery Writing is Murder

Elizabeth writes great cozy mysteries. Her blog is super informative and friendly too. All mystery writers, actually all writers, must check it out!

Elspeth Antonelli at It's a Mystery

Elspeth writes mysteries and murder games. She writes the best analogies! Her blog always makes you think about how you write. Great stuff :)

Check out these blogs - you won't regret it for a moment!


  1. You're the best!!! I huge thank you!!

    I'll have to go make my list now. : )

  2. You're welcome Calista! You've got such a great blog/website and you've been a huge help and inspiration to me :)

  3. I am truly speechless.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jemi XX

    And like, Calista, just said....I have a list to make!!

    This is going to be SOoooo much fun :)

  4. You're very welcome! I've really enjoyed visiting your blog. It is fun making that list!!! Enjoy :)

  5. Wow.

    That's a cool idea. Thanks, Jemi. Thanks for the mention too. Let's see 7 things the cyber world doesn't know about me...gee, that could be almost anything!

    I can't wait to check out the other blogs.


    P.S. A safari would be so cool!

  6. Jemi, I'm so glad you are passing along this auspicious award to such awesome bloggers! And, it was my honor to pass it along to you, my Canadian friend. ;-)

  7. Jean - You're welcome! Can't wait to see what I don't know :)

    Yeah - I've always wanted to do the safari thing. Few more years to go though!

  8. Debra - this was such fun :) There are so many truly deserving writers & aspiring writers who have great blogs! I hope you enjoy some new blogs from this post. Thanks again!

  9. You are awesome! Thanks so much, Jemi. I really appreciate it!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  10. Congratulations, Jemi! A well deserved honor. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some new blogs to check out... :)

  11. Elizabeth - You're welcome! I'm thrilled to be able to pass it on :)

    VR - Thank you so much! Have a great time checking these blogs out - they're awesome :)

  12. Congrats Jemi. You are the awesomest! I love reading your blog and spending time with you an AQ. I can't wait to check out all the other blogs on your list.

    As to your 7's great fun to learn more about those we know, but don't really know. "Cyber writers are like Onions." I love your layers!

    Lastly, thanks so much for the kind words and the nomination. Now I feel like I have to kick it up a notch to merit them!

  13. Cat - Thank you!! Hope you have fun checking out some of my onion-y friends :)

    You're so welcome - it's a great thing to be able to do a shout out about my wonderful cyber-buddies!

  14. Thanks, Jemi. You are one of the sweetest Tweeters I know. This will be a lot of fun to pass on. Thanks!

  15. You're so welcome, Jenny! I had a lot of fun with it - hope you do too :)

  16. Go Canada!

    I hope are pleased with your Nano start. I just couldn't wait to get something done. Today is manic I'll be lucky to hit the total for the day - and make sure everyone has clean clothes for the week! :)

    I'm with you when it comes to Star Trek - SG too though

  17. Hi Elaine! I'm so glad you got off to a quick NaNo start before the craziness of the Sunday took over :) I've got 1000 done, and will aim for more a bit later! Laundry calls on this side of the drink too - LOL :)