Monday, January 05, 2009

The Premio Dardos Award

Straight From Hel has been honored with the Premio Dardos Award. Jane Kennedy Sutton and Holly Jahangiri nominated Straight From Hel -- Thank you both!

According to Jane, Premio Dardos means “prize darts” in Italian. She said it’s given for
recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.
Holly went even further in her explanation, writing it out in both English and Italian. I don't speak Italian, although I do love lasagna, so I'm quoting her English translation:
The Prémio Dardos is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.
Wow! And in case you’re wondering, the tiny letters on the award say: "Best Blog Darts Thinker."

Here are the rules:
1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.
2) Pass the award to another 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

Here are the wonderful bloggers that I choose for the Premio Dardos Award:

Writers Plot - I’m counting this as 5 nominations since 5 authors post here and all their posts are wonderful: Lorraine Bartlett, Jeanne Munn Bracken, Sheila Connolly, Kate Flora, and Leann Sweeney

Ramsey’s News Corner - Gwyn Ramsey does a great mix of posts, from previews of her books to interviews to updates on her research to publishing news.

Lifescapes - Susan Albert’s beautiful blog is worth coming to again and again for her pictures, her writing news, and her wonderful tales of her life in Texas.

On the Edge of the Chair of Literature - Gayle Carline blogs about her book, Freezer Burn, as well as her life. Just seeing what she has on her “Read Books” shelf is worth a daily visit.

Women in Crime Ink - If you write mystery, suspense, or true crime, this is a blog you have to bookmark. The bloggers are true crime writers, prosecutors, mystery writers, police women, journalists and more. Talk about experts! Twenty of them, all in one place.

Count those up, and I’ve nominated 28 bloggers at five blogs. They’re all blogs I have bookmarked to check every day. I hope you will become a regular visitor to them as well. Let me know, if you do!


  1. Whoa, thanks for the nomination, Helen! The authors at Writers Plot are honored!

  2. Thanks, Helen! I really appreciate the kind words!

  3. All the contributors at Women in Crime Ink thank you for the nomination!

  4. Kudos on the well-deserved award, Helen!

  5. You're welcome to all those to whom I passed on the award. Every blog and every blogger I chose was deserving!

  6. And you can all hug it in your sleep (you're passing on a copy, like at the Oscars) - I'm just pleased as punch that it means that much to you!

  7. Congrats on this award, Helen and Happy New Yr 2009!


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