What a delightful surprise and honor to receive this nomination for the Premio Dardos Award from David Brian Paley at Vancouver Visions http://vancouvervisons.com – an award that recognizes cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values in the form of creative and original writing. Visit Vancouver Visions and enjoy David’s writing. He’s working on a novel, and a couple of long reads. And of course there’s his poetry! Like David I had stopped accepting awards in favor of spending more time writing. But, I’d accept any award that had to do with writing itself and promoted other writers in turn. So, this is my chance to enjoy this award, and to nominate 15 fellow bloggers that I admire for their writing ability. A good feature of this award is that it doesn’t require answering questions or making up questions, and there’s no article that must be written upon acceptance. Plus it has a very cool logo, an old manual typewriter with a scroll of words streaming from it. I’d like that magic stream of words to end up on my computer screen!
I must admit, it was difficult to narrow it down to 15 amazing blogger friends for this award. And of course some that I’d like on the list have declared award-free zones. So, for my nominees, it’s your choice to accept or not. I’ll be happy if you do, and understand if you don’t. I’ll continue to follow and love your writing anyway!
No Facilities – http://nofacilities.com – Dan’s photographs are awesome. He’s also a woodworker, cyclist, Geek, and writer. Automotive work is his hobby.
Wandering Iris – http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com – Iris loves to wander and take road trips. Her photographs and write-up of the places she goes are incredible.
Bluefish Way – http://bluefishway.com – Ralph lives in Spain and his blog is colorful, and serious with lots of humor and photographs. I’d like to acknowledge his site and his writing.
Silver Threading – http://silverthreading.com – Colleen is the Fairy Story Keeper for the story about the Swamp Fairy. She has a lifestyle blog that will keep you interested and entertained.
Eric Tonningen’s Awakening to Awareness – http://tonningsen.wordpress.com – Eric creates awareness for Baby Boomers (and others) around ways in which choice can shift one’s focus.
Vanbytheriver – http://vanbytheriver.wordpress.com – Vanessa is a writer, teacher, photographer and student of life. She loves poetry and music. Her dream job is to be a motivational speaker!
Nicholas C. Rossi – http://nicholasrossis.me – Nicholas is an author who lives in Greece. His book for young readers, Runaway Smile, is a delight. He’s the author of the epic fantasy series Pearseus and a science fiction story, the Power of Six, both at #1 on Amazon.
Poetic Parfait – http://poeticparfait.com – Christy’s blog site invites you “to read poetry and enter discussions about the poetic word, listen to music and embrace words that tend to inspire.” She has a first poetry collection on the website, Pathways to Illumination.
Photo of the Day, Etc.- http://photooftheday.com – Timothy Price specializes in daily art, documentary and promotional photography. His photos are pretty awesome!
Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life – http://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com – Author Sally G. Cronin lives in Spain. She’s published books and developed Indie Moyhill Publishing. She has many writing talents and her projects are a health book focused on the care of the elderly at home, and a people management development programme, and a novel.
Myths of the Mirror – http://mythsofthemirror.com – Diana Wallace Peach loves to write and has sci/fi fantasy books that will delight and hold your attention. She’s also a poet.
You’ve Been Hooked – http://youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com – Robert, the bellman, has a career that “requires a few people skills, a loud voice at times, and plenty of ingenuity.” This stories about “his job’ are funny classics. He also writes “What the Bellman Saw” for Bullet News Niagara.
Megdekorne – Doorway to Jubilee – http://megdekorne.com – Meg is a talented writer. Her stories are descriptive and compelling with exceptional photographs for visual effects. Her continuing story, Beatitude Point, is one of my favorites.
Not Another Tall Blog – http://notanothertallblog.com – Angie K’s “an expatriate, a busy tall Mum of two who loves good books, movies, heavy rock music, progressive metal…and writing” She has a lot of categories on her site and some great writing!
Bipolar for Life – http://bipolarforlife.me – Laura Shulman, MD, MA has a huge following and many informative blogs about her experiences in life and living with Bipolar Disorder. She is an extraordinary writer and captivates her audience with a variety of interesting topics.
That’s all folks! Now I’ll personally notify the nominees after I publish this acceptance post. Laugh and Stay Healthy, and above all Keep Writing!