Monday, August 24, 2009

Award Monday

It’s Award Monday on Straight From Hel. I recently received three awards. (Thank you very much!) Of course, the best part about getting awards is sending them on to others. Some of the bloggers I chose have received awards from me before, but I decided to pass on another because I really thought you deserved it. Some of the bloggers are fairly new to me, but I’ve enjoyed getting to read your posts and hope others will too.

Elizabeth Spann Craig gave me the Kreativ Blogger Award. There are two parts to this award. First, I pass it on to 7 other bloggers:

Laura Eno with A Shift in Dimensions
Lori Tiron-Pandit at Daily Writing
Bermudaonion at Bermudaonion’s Weblog
Dana Fredsti of Zhadi’s Den
Sheila Deeth of Sheila Deeth
N.A. Sharpe of Realms of Thought
Marvin Wilson of The Old Silly’s Free Spirit Blog

Then, I list 7 favorite mystery authors (of many authors and in no particular order)
Susan Wittig Albert
Jeff Abbott
Nancy Bell
Karen MacInerney
Diane Fanning
Susan Rogers Cooper
Roberta Isleib

The second award I received was the Superior Scribbler from L. Diane Wolfe of Spunk on a Stick blog. (Thank you very much, Diane!)

Here are the rules to this award:
Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to this post, which explains The Award.
Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

I choose…
Miriam Forster with Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes
Glynis Smy of New Scribbles From Glynis Smy
Stephen Tremp of Breakthrough Blogs for the Aspiring Author
Lauri Kubuitsile of Thoughts from Botswana
Heidi M. Thomas of Heidi M. Thomas: Author, Editor, Writing Teacher

Diane also gave me the: This "B-I-N-G-O" Beautiful Blog Award (Thank you again, Diane.)

The rules to this award are fairly simple:
This "B-I-N-G-O" BEAUTIFUL BLOG AWARD means that this blog is...

B: Beautiful: Stephanie Faris at Steph in the City
I: Informative: Elspeth at It’s a Mystery
N: Neighborly: Bob Sanchez of Bob Sanchez: Writing, Reading and a Bit of Travel
G: Gorgeous: L.J. Sellers with Write First, Clean Later
O: Outstanding: Jane Kennedy Sutton of Jane’s Ride

All in all, that’s 17 great blogs and bloggers, along with 7 great mystery writers. Gonna be a fun week, I can tell, with this many places to visit.

I hope the recipients will be happy to receive the award and will pass it on so we can all find new and interesting people to follow. Happy Monday to all!
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31 comments:

  1. Congratulations to your recipients! And thanks for all the great links to check out. I'll be busy! :)

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  2. Congratulations on all of your awards! The Scribbler Award is so cute!

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  3. Oh, lots of awards for you! Wonderful. Congratulations!
    And thank you for passing one to me too. It's greatly appreciated.

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  4. Hey Helen!

    I'm shortly going to be launching my inaugural "Casual Blog Award" award. The winner only has to make a list of their 100 favourite blogs, in order of merit, and write a short 1000 word essay explaing their decision. For each of them.

    I don't want to give too much away, but you might be my first winner...

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  5. Congratulations on your well-deserved awards. I was noting the other blogs I need to go visit, when I came across the most pleasant surprise- my blog listed by the O in Bingo. Thank you! I am really quite flattered. What a nice way to start the week.

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  6. Pretty soon your shelf is going to be groaning from all these awards Helen. :-) Nice feeling though.

    Since they're virtual, at least you won't have to worry about dusting them all, lol!

    Congratulations!

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  7. Congratulations on all of your awards, Helen!

    Thank you so much for awarding me with one. I feel quite honored (read: overwhelmed). :)

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  8. Anton, you are quite silly. Just remember, since you're starting this award, you get to be the first to write those essays!

    I have to say, it was intimidating to be giving away this many awards at once, but it was also fun.

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  9. Congratulations, Helen. You so deserve these awards. Have to go now, to check out these other sites....
    Karen

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  10. No, Helen, not focused...but it helps that I'm on the other coast!

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  11. Well deserved, Helen my dear! And muchas gracias for the bestowing of the Kreativ Blogger award upon the Old Silly. I got the Scribbler one recently also, so two our of your three today ain't too bad. (wink)Nice of you to pay these forward to so many good bloggers. Such a wealth of good blogs these days, eh?

    Marvin D Wilson

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  12. I guess I'm on the Third Coast, Laura. At least that's what we Texans call the Gulf Coast. ;-)

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  13. Thank you! I'm honored. I've already added it to my page...now gotta figure out which bloggers to nominate.

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  14. Congratulations, and thanks for the award Helen. I've got a busy week ahead of me, but I'll enjoy working my way through these award-winning blogs and mystery writers.

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  15. Thanks for the award, Ginger! I'm honored.

    Bob Sanchez
    http://bobsanchez1.blogspot.com

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  16. Congrats on the awards, Helen, and thanks for the links to so many interesting blogs. Need to find time later to visit them all. Just taking a quick break from working and I need to get back to that. :-)

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  17. Congratulations on your well deserved awards.
    Thank You for awarding me one!

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  18. Thank you Helen for thinking of my blog and giving me one of these awards! You've made my Monday morning. I shall investigate the other blogs with interest. And a warm handshake of congratulations to you for your many well-deserved awards. Your posts have given me many things to ponder - thank you!

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  19. If Google has an alarm for having too many links in one post, I probably set it off with this one! But I had great fun visiting so many wonderful blogs gathering them.

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  20. Congratulations to you, Helen, you are deserving of all these awards. And thank you for bestowing the Superior Scribbler award to me! I'm honored!

    Heidi
    http://heidiwriter.wordpress.com

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  21. I wonder why I thought you were on the West Coast? I think it's your header - reminds me of Seattle. :)

    Third Coast, huh? I'll have to remember that!

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  22. And so deserving of all those awards!

    L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”
    www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com

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  23. Laura, that pic is actually from South Carolina. I took it on a visit to Charleston. I would love to go to Seattle, though.

    Thank you everyone for stopping by to meet all the award winners.

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  24. Congrats on those award. Many of them I had never heard of. Good for you. :)

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  25. Congratulations on all your awards - they are certainly well deserved! So many great links to check out - I definitely have to check out "Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes" - love the name, lol! Lots of great new blogs to check out - one of my favorite things to do. Thanks so much Helen - especially for thinking of me as one of your recipients. I truly appreciate it!

    Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

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  26. That's a great idea doing an award day. I've got some I haven't had time to follow up on. After my tour is over, I'll have to look into doing an award day.

    Morgan Mandel
    http://www.morganmandel.com
    http://choiceonepublishing.com

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  27. Awww, thank you, Helen! Zhadi's Den is proud to accept this award and apologizes for being a day late in collecting it.

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