I want to thank BT, all the way down under for nominating me for an Honest Scrap award. Truly and honor to have him think so highly of me as friend and as a writer. His opinions in the past have been invaluable for honing some of my stories.
The Award and Rules:
This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.
The rules are as follows:
1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.
2. Choose a minimum of 5 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have five friends. Show the five random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!
I could have included everyone on my blog roll for this, but I will keep it narrowed down to 5 for the sake of the rules (damn rules)
The Honest Scrap Award goes to....
2. Barry Napier- Talk about a man who is doing what I wished I could do. This man has more irons in the fire than - Anyone. and he still has time to blog about it.
3. Felicity Dowker- Would any of my lists be complete without mentioning Felicity? I didn't think so either. She has a new chapbook coming out this month, although her short stories will leave you speachless as well. An inspriration to new writers everywhere.
4. K.C. Shaw- She likes fuzzy things that talk. She likes to hike through the Tennessee Wilderness. She writes books and dislikes short time travel stories (at least when she writes them, although an editor thought it was pretty good). She is also someone we are all glad to call friend around here.
5. Ransom Noble- I actually went to school with this girl and she has a book coming out this month as well; The Art of Science will be available later this month. She is a YA writer and a lover of science fiction in general. She is also a new mother.
And now 10 things about me you might not have known:
1. When I ran a pool hall, people didn't start fights on my shift because they were scared of me. I am about as scary as a cheese sandwhich.
2. I am a big ol' comic book geek from way back. I managed to sell them all way back when, but I wish I still had them.
3. I would rather go fishing than write, but I have to have something to do when I have to stay home.
4. I have never been involved in any organized sports. The coach tried to get me involved in football my senior year. I turned him down because I didn't know the rules of the game.
5. We recycle everything we can in our house. Mostly becuase we don't have a garbage service pick up our trash and tin cans don't burn.
6. The quickest way to get me to buy a book of yours is to autograph it. There is something about signed books that draw me to them.
7. I learned to cook completely by accident. I really just wanted something more than peanut-butter and Jelly one night and I was broke.
8. I have a high tolerance for electricity. What would knock my cousin out only feels like a tickle to me.
9. My idea of a perfect vacation would be to load the family up and go on a restaurant tour, stopping at little cafe's across the country looking for pie. My wife would go along with me, but the kids would be bored silly.
10. I have never been out of the country. I have never lived outside of Iowa (although I did work in Nebraska and live in Iowa for a time.) needless to say, I have a pretty limited view of the world.