Monday, July 20, 2009

Another Blog Award!

My new friend, Ivy, from Croatia gave me a blogger award, Kreativ Blogger. Now I must list seven of my favorite things before I pass this award on. See the beautiful new award on the left side.

1) My Boys, yes even the big one. They have changed my life in ways I could not have imagined. I'm very proud of you guys.

2) My family, the ones I gave to Kathryn in Kathryn's Beach, but they are even more awesome than I made them sound in the book. This includes my sister-in-law Jan who is wonderful.

3) My friends, old and new. The adventures of friendship have brought a richness to my life, and hopefully to them too.

4) California, my home. The beaches, memories, and desert.

5) Arizona, my second home. Big city life and Native American culture.

6) Midnight swims in the summer and lots of blankets (on my side of the bed) in winter. Things that flower, hummingbirds, and garden herbs.

7) Hopes and dreams, not yet realized. Leaves something to strive for.

There are so many creative people in my life, but not all of them have blogs.

Jen Garsee: My oldest writer friend, very successful YA writer ~ we go way back to the days we only had a rough draft of our mss. Please say I am one of your trusted betas!

Ivy and Ella: Two young writers just starting out, you are our future, the pen bearer to convey writing to yet another generation when we are gone.

Ella in Argentina:
Ivy in Croatia:

Carrie, June, Joy, Anita, Susan, Irene, Carol Anne, Carolyn, and Barbara: The women who inspire and stretch me.

Carrie in England:
June in England:
Joy in USA:
Anita in England:
Susan in USA:
Irene in USA:
Carol Anne in England: (ck out her crop circle post - amazing)
Carolyn in USA:
Barbara in USA:

Wow! All women? Sorry guys, since Michael Allen quit the Grumpy Old Bookman, no other guy has stolen my heart quite the same. I hope I haven't forgotten anyone, but I probably have. Seems everyone I know is special in so many ways.

Congratulations. Post your award.


  1. Hi Nadine ... Congratulations on the award! Also, I'm so glad that I'm amongst the women who inspire and stretch you in your creativity. Knowing that I'm able to do that is worth more than any accolade on the planet. :-) Sending you much love and magical moments. xx

  2. Congratulations, Nadine! And YES, you are most definitely a trusted beta--which means get ready cuz it won't be long now. :) (((HUGS)))

  3. Thank you, Carol Anne, you are amazing.

  4. Jen, Okay - I'm ready; desk is cleared off! (threw everything on the floor!) I'm dying to finish that ms - I want to know what happens next.

  5. Thank you Nadine, now I have to think who I can pass it on to ... Too many to mention ...

  6. Wow! Aren't you having fun with your blog! Aren't you glad I nagged you!
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging at Writer's Digest 101 Best Website pick

  7. June,

    I'm sure you'll come up with a list. You always come through.


  8. Yes, Miss Carolyn,

    You are 100% right. I'm going to put that in my 100th blog too!

    Are you going to put one of your 7 favorite things is nagging Nadine?


  9. I am late to this but thank you so much!
    Been a busy week. Need to talk with you soon.
    I really enjoy reading your thoughts here.
    Thank you again for the recognition. I'm honored to be on the list of people who inspire and stretch you. You do the same for me as well. It's so great to have an author who is also a trusted friend who "gets" it and isn't afraid to speak her mind to me to keep me grounded..

  10. Joy,
    Thank you for being my friend. You are a treasure.
    Lots to tell, we must get together soon. My side of town or yours?