Before Sundown Awards Page

Thank You Card - Jodi McKinney

Thank you to the amazing people who have visited and nominated Before Sundown for blog awards. Click on the site’s Awards to read blog posts about each award, the nominators and nominees. Click on the addresses and go directly to their sites.

 One Lovely Blog Award – Sally Cronin and Greg Mercer

Liebster Award – The Mindful Expat,

Hardii Goradia and Marty Leake

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Saakahi Kale

Real Neat Blog Award – Petrel41

Premio Dardos Award – David Paley

Tour Through Blogland – Linda Bethea

Very Inspiring Blogger Award – Sandrine Tunka



sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award11          Premio Dardos Award              Tour Through Blogland



Two blogosphere friends, the incredible Author Promotions Enterprise-The Story Reading Ape’s Blog, Chris Graham – and creative Sci-fi, Epic fantasy & Children’s Stories author, Nicholas C. Rossis inspired me to create this Awards Page. A brilliant way to accept these wonderful awards, continue to write books, and support/promote fellow authors.

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Before Sundown was nominated for four awards in a row. As a newbie blogger, I had brain overload with the work to accept them, and two WIP books to write. I had to declare the site award-free, even though I loved awards, and the connection with worldwide fellow bloggers.

Then the Premio Dardos Award and Tour Through Blogland came along. I gladly lifted the no awards please and accepted both. I rationalized that the work involved a creative writing process, a help to spark my creative thoughts, and book writing. In turn I’d nominate and recognize other bloggers for their writing.

Recently Marty Leake nominated me for my third Liebster Award. Marty’s site is An Inspiring Writer, Short Stories, Flash Fiction & Photography. It has all of that, and amazing photos of Florida sunsets. This is Marty’s first award and I wanted to support him. I’m honored that he nominated me, and happy to accept it. Thank you Marty!

I realized the all-in-one Blog Awards Page would fit the perfect path to recognize, show support and gratitude to award nominators, and all my fellow blogger friends; nominees, dedicated visitors, even the award-free ers.


April marks my one-year Blogversary! Let’s start an early celebration. I’ll bake petits fours, and pop the cork on champagne. Please join me in a fun party!


 Seven Things About Me

 I love whimsy and humor, and try to add a touch of one or the other in writing. This is not easy for a left-brained, analytical, detail oriented thinker, but I’m working on it.



In my younger years I modeled for an Illustrator photographer, and featured on east coast billboards, Give Life a Lift in West Palm Beach – Tropical Florida’s First Resort. Imagine me with jet-black hair and violet eyes like Elizabeth Taylor!


I’m older than dirt today!


I attended Washington State University (WSU) with my sons. I knew their girlfriends (now wives) there. I was a proud honorary frat Mom at Kappa Sigma, and at times a designated driver.

I’m an ex-pat and lived in Italy, Greece, and Japan, 5 years in each country. The highlight was traveling around Europe, skiing the Matterhorn (Italian Alps), and other great slopes in France, Austria and Switzerland.

Dogs rule this house! Shih Tzu Sammy (age 7) and Charley (age 4) pretty much act like kids. Charley teases Sammy, he barks & growls! Sammy bosses Charley, he whimpers & complains to me!


sammy-portrait             charley-portrait-1

I live in SoCal with its many days of sunshine! But, I keep track of weather on the east coast, and the North West where family lives. I don’t make a big deal about our glorious weather during their snowstorms, fog banks & rainy days.

A year ago (this April), I was a tech challenged blogger. I learned the WordPress ropes “ by fire” and kept the site “blazing” with published posts, and The Sun also Rises and Sets Gallery. Worldwide blogger friends have loaned me their extraordinary, beautiful, incredible, amazing sunrises and sunsets for the gallery.


drumrollHere’s that long list of blogger friends that I follow, and those who visit Before Sundown. I know there are new blog followers not on the list. No worries, you’ll be there soon with updates!

The invitation is open for anyone listed to select and accept one of the featured awards, and follow these simple rules:

  1. Display the logo on their web/blog site
  2. Link back to this page
  3. Write 7 things about themselves
  4. Nominate 7 other people

If you’d prefer flowers, please choose from the Field of Flowers Gallery at the end. – Timothy Price – Teagan’s Books – Teagan Geneviene – Chris Graham -An Author Promotions -Enterprise – Nicholas C. Rossis – sci-fi, epic fantasy & children’s stories – Author Sally Georgina Cronin – Fifty Shades of Reality – Hardi H. Goradia – Myths of the Mirror – D. Wallace Peach – Vanessa – The End Justifies the Journey – J.Gi Federizo – Blog in 100 Words – Fia Essen – MetroGirl unstoppable – Rudina Heroi-Puka – Poetic Parfait – Christy Birmingham – Musings and Amusings – Sammy D. – Retirement Lifestyle/Nomadic Adventurer – Marty Leake – C-Dog and Company – Debra Levy -Danaye – Doreen – Masgautsen – Sandrine Tungka – J.Gi – Rudina Heri-Puka – Dan & his photographs – Wandering Iris – Ralph lives in Spain

. – Colleen is the Fairy Story Keeper – Eric Tonningsen – Christy Birmingham – Robert, the bellman – Doorway to Jubilee –Meg – Angie K – Laura Shulman, MD, MA – Collette – Jodi McKinney (Thanks card featured) – Essential oils and health topics. – Emily – Lin – Iris – Kathleen – Sammy D. – Sam – The Asylum Manager! – Children’s Book Author –Maggie – Ellen Hawley – Rachel Carrera – Novelist – Hugh – Jo Robinson – Charles Yallowitz – How the Cookie Crumbles –Tess / – Kate M. Colby – gpcox – Ali – Paul Photography – David Prosser – Victo Dolore – Behind the White Coat – Eloise – Thoughts by Mello-Elo Sheldon

Field of Flowers Gallery


About C.E.Robinson

Christine Elizabeth Robinson, a former nurse practitioner ventures into the world of fiction to write books. Published in May 2022, THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, a historical fiction, comes from her love of researching family history. A background as a published poet, experience in writing fiction, non-fiction and screenplays, is an advantage in her writing career. Christine lives in Southern California. A sequel to the debut book, BEYOND THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, in progress, will be available in 2023. The plot explodes and the characters evolve, moving forward. Even their victories create conflict and consequences.
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27 Responses to Before Sundown Awards Page

  1. Ali Isaac says:

    Congrats! That’s a lot of lovely awards you have there, and a great idea to post them all together on their own dedicated page!


  2. Ralph says:

    Congratulations on your plethora of awards Christine plus your thought and link. 😀 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jodi says:

    Great post Christine! What a lovely person you are and also how you share about all of us too! 🙂 Thanks for sharing my “thanks” card – LOL! Keep up the great work!

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thank so much, Jodi, for your kind words. I loved your thanks card & glad you liked the sharing. Your name on it is a bit small, so added to your blog address on the list. We have a great community, and sharing is what it’s all about. Happy to be part of it. Christine


  4. Sammy D. says:

    You are amazing, Christine!! And a well-deserved recipient of your many awards. Your sunset pictures are stunning, and you do so much to support your fellow bloggers. I love seeing your posts.

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  5. What a lovely bunch of awards Christine – congratulations! And thank you very much for including me in your list – I’m proud to be in the company of such cool bloggers. Is that you on that billboard?

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thank you so much, Jo! Glad you like the “blogger” company. I’m finding there are more and more amazing blog sites in the Blogosphere! Yep, that’s me on the billboard (age 19). Cold October in CT, in and out of a pool to get just the right pose & smile on the edge. In time for marketing the warm winter weather in Florida! My Dad took the polaroid photo. Said he was tired of seeing me on too many billboards as he drove to FLA! HA!


  6. Congratulations on your awards, Christine, and thank you for including me on your list. I am very honoured. Thank you so much.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. D. Parker says:

    Congrats on your awards, Christine! Love the info and billboard. 🙂
    And thank you, I found some more bloggers to follow. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Angie K says:

    Good job, well deserved recognition xx

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  9. You deserve every one of the awards you receive, Christine. Thank you for including me so kindly in your list of friends here and for your generous spirit that we all adore! Happy Friday to you, sweetie, and I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead 🙂 xx

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Christy, thank you so much for your kind words! Of course you’d be on my friend’s list! That’s what I love about awards, I can support and promote blogger friends. Happy weekend to you. ((Hugs)) Christine

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  10. Wanna share THIS to you, C.E. 🙂


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