Dec 1, 2009

Best Blogger Award & 'An Interview with a Vampire'

Because I've been AWOL for the past week, I'm just now getting around to checking in with some of my favorite bloggers and guess what I found out?! Last week, my writer-friend, Sara McClung, awarded me my very first blog award!

The Best Blog Award--awarded by:
Sara McClung who blogs at The Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Scribbler.

I'm so excited to get this award! Thank you so much, Sara. I'm so honored!

In keeping with the Best Blog Award traditions, it's my turn to pass on the love. Here are the rules for the BBA:
  1. To accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.
  2. Pass the award to other bloggers that you recently discovered and think are great! Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
I have so many favorite blogs that its really hard to ONLY select five for the award -- but I have to limit myself or this post will be really long. So, here goes. These are five of my must-read bloggers.

Congrats guys! Now its your turn to pass on the love; get to it!

On another (and still super excited) note, I am pleased to announce that Caleb's Interview has been posted on Carol's Print's. His interview is part two in a two part series. To see part one (Kate's interview) click here.

I have to say... Carol, you could be in advertising; you made me look good! I definitely don't feel nearly as awesome as you made me out to be on your blog! You've been such a sweetheart to work with. Thank you for hosting Caleb's Interview. We both applaud your patience as we struggled to keep ourselves in "interview mode". What can I say? I'm a writer not an interviewer; I live for descriptions!

For anyone who doesn't know, Carol AKA Carolina Valdez Miller is currently blogging a series called Totally Sane Interviews with Vampires, Hobbits, and Talking Toads: A Series of Character Interviews. This series is a collection of author/character "interviews" from different writers throughout the writing community. Can I just say, WOW! Talk about funny stuff...seriously. We writers are constantly saying things like, "Man, my poor character is going to hate me when I'm finished with this chapter," and "I feel bad for what I'm about to do to [insert character name here]." But after these character interviews, you can forget it! The characters (yes, the one's inside our heads) totally get back at us! They so deserve that broken bone, gunshot wound, or crippling heartache. I don't even feel bad for the near-death-experience that my MCs are headed into... muahhahaha!


  1. Courtney, you are too generous. Oh my gosh, I love you! Thank you for the award! I can't wait to get it up, although I'll wait until tomorrow since I haven't even advertised your interview yet (I only got it up late last night!) But I'm very touched. And thank you for all the gushing praise. It's been such a pleasure to work with you and all the authors. Truly, it's easy to say great things when you have great people working with you. I'm very excited about your series. It's a paranormal with a distinct fantasy feel (at least from what I can gather from the interviews), and I LOVE that! What a thrill it must be to write it. I hope everyone gets their tushies over to see Kate and Caleb's interviews!

    Again, thank you thank you thank you!! XOXOXO

  2. Thank you so much for the blog award. I'm quite flattered. :-)

    *Love* the character interviews. Intriguing characters always draw me in. You seem to know yours really well.

  3. Thank you Courtney - you're such a sweetie :)

    Now, to go put on my sorting hat...

  4. Many thanks, good lady! And I'm in such esteemed company, as well! I shall be prolix and prolific in my thanks later this week.

    Now I'm off to read your guest post at Carol's blog. Fun!

  5. Congratulations on your blog award!

  6. Congrats on your award! Will have to check out those blogs... :)

  7. Congratulations on your award! ;-)

    Thanks for dropping by Book Dreaming - I look forward to knowing you better!

  8. Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog! Great blog you have here, keep it going.

  9. thanks for the follow - look forward to reading your blog. :)


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