Liebster Award

I’ve been nominated by the lovely Sandra Yeaman for the Liebster Award. Actually, she nominated all three of my blogs at once. I am deeply honored and humbled by her kind words.

Sandra is a fascinating woman who, in her own words, “has been writing her story and her journey from young woman seeking adventure to a mature woman who found her mission.” Her A2Z posts are filled with the amazing places she has lived and/or visited.

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers. This is a way to recognize great fellow bloggers for their work and to promote their blogs and our blogs as well.


These are the guidelines to keep this award going when you decide to accept the award.liebster-award

  1. Display an image of the award and write about your nomination.
  2. Thank and link the person who nominated you for this award.
  3. Answer the 11 questions prepared for you by the blogger who nominated you.
  4. Nominate 5-11 awesome bloggers who you think  deserve this award, and create 11 questions of your own for your nominees to answer.
  5. List these guidelines in your blog post.


  1. What book(s) are you reading now? Currently, I am reading the following books: Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling (The Tazor’s Adventures Pirate Tales) by Ronovan Hester and P.S. Bartlett, The Oracle Philon 2 by Jerry Kubicki, and The Raven – The Secret Chronicles of Lost Magic by Aderyn Wood.
  2. Who else do you think would enjoy reading [them]? I’m not sure. They are all different genres. So, I guess anyone who isn’t limited to just one genre. 
  3. Which author would you like to write your life story? Probably Stephen King. Why? I think he could capture my darkness well.
  4. Name three authors you would like to invite to dinner. I would say Ray Bradbury, Lisa Jackson, and Stephen King. Why? They represent my three favorite genres – science fiction, thriller/suspense and horror. It would also make for some fascinating conversations.
  5. Summarize your life in three sentences. “I suffered. I endured. I overcame.”
  6. What was the last book you read that kept you up late into the night to finish? Wow, it has been so long since I’ve had the luxury of reading a book long into the night to finish it. I read so many books at once, that I generally schedule them each night for 2-4 chapters each night. I cannot recall the last time.
  7. Have you read a book recently you decided was a waste of time? If I think it might be a waste of time, I don’t even begin it.
  8. What’s your favorite genre? Science Fiction Why? I love the possibilities, the world-building, aliens and the technology.
  9. What genre haven’t you read much of yet? I’ve probably read just about all genres. Contemporary Romance is my least favorite.
  10. What would be a good title for your autobiography? A Delicious Torment
  11. What’s the title of the next book you plan to begin reading? I’ve promised to review Soul Retrievers by David Burton, will begin it mid-May


Most everyone who knows me here in the blogiverse know that although I happily accept all awards that are issued to me, I do not do nominations. My reason for this is that many of my favorite bloggers have award-free blogs and I do not wish to violate their decisions. So as usual, I will list 11 questions and anyone who wishes to answer them can consider themselves nominated. Snag the badge, display the rules, answer the questions and link back to me so I can read them. Or, if you’d prefer, just answer the questions in comments.


  1. What brings a smile to your face? Why?
  2. You’ve just settled down with a few close friends for a lovely evening. What do you talk about?
  3. What is your favorite beverage? Why?
  4. Who is your ‘dirty little secret’ (that one celebrity you don’t admit to watching, but never miss anything they are in)?
  5. What are you grateful for? Why?
  6. If money were no object, where would you live? Why?
  7. The love of your life just gave you a present. What is it?
  8. What do you daydream about?
  9. What is your birth order? Do you fit the stereotype?
  10. If your life was a book, what genre would best represent it? Why?
  11. Would you rather have a lot of acquaintances or a few close friends? Why?