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
Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award
Saakahi Kale http://meanthe30dayproject.wordpress.com
Real Neat Blog Award – Petrel41 http://dey1.wordpress.com
Premio Dardos Award – David Paley http://vancouvervisions.com
Tour Through Blogland – Linda Bethea https://nutsrok.wordpress.com
Very Inspiring Blogger Award – Sandrine Tunka – http://sanwajourneys.com
Encouraging Thunder Award – Saakshi Kale – https://meandthe30dayproject.wordpress.com
Dragon’s Loyalty Award – Jean Cogdell – http://jeanswriting.com
Two blogosphere friends, the incredible Author Promotions Enterprise-The Story Reading Ape’s Blog, Chris Graham – http://thestoryreadingblog.com and creative Sci-fi, Epic fantasy & Children’s Stories author, Nicholas C. Rossis – http://nicholasrossis.me inspired me to create this Awards Page. A brilliant way to accept these wonderful awards, continue to write books, and support/promote fellow authors.
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-er.
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, and 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!
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 snow storms, 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.
Here’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:
- Display the logo on their web/blog site
- Link back to this page
- Write 7 things about themselves
- Nominate 7 other people
If you’d prefer flowers, please choose from the Field of Flowers Gallery at the end.
http://photos.tandlphotos.com – Timothy Price
http://teagansbooks.wordpress.com – Teagan’s Books – Teagan Geneviene
http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com – Chris Graham -An Author Promotions -Enterprise
http://nicholasrossis.me – Nicholas C. Rossis – sci-fi, epic fantasy & children’s stories
https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com – Author Sally Georgina Cronin
https://itshardii.wordpress.com – Fifty Shades of Reality – Hardi H. Goradia
http://mythsofthemirror.com – Myths of the Mirror – D. Wallace Peach
https://vanbytheriver.wordpress.com – Vanessa
https://jgifederizo.wordpress.com – The End Justifies the Journey – J.Gi Federizo
https://essenfia.wordpress.com – Blog in 100 Words – Fia Essen
https://rudinahp.wordpress.com – MetroGirl unstoppable – Rudina Heroi-Puka
http://poeticparfait.com – Poetic Parfait – Christy Birmingham
http://bemuzin.com – Musings and Amusings – Sammy D.
http://007pandas.com – Retirement Lifestyle/Nomadic Adventurer – Marty Leake
http://cdogco.com – C-Dog and Company – Debra Levy
http://motherhendiaries.com – Doreen
http://thethoughtsandlifeofme.com – Masgautsen
http://sanwajourneys.com – Sandrine Tungka
http://rudinahp.wordpress.com – Rudina Heri-Puka
http://nofacilities.com – Dan & his photographs
http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com – Wandering Iris
http://bluefishway.com – Ralph lives in Spain
http://silverthreading.com – Colleen is the Fairy Story Keeper
http://tonningsen.wordpress.com – Eric Tonningsen
http://poeticparfait.com – Christy Birmingham
https://youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com – Robert, the bellman
http://megdekorne.com – Doorway to Jubilee –Meg
http://notanothertallblog.com – Angie K
http://bipolarforlife.me – Laura Shulman, MD, MA
http://writerinsoul.wordpress.com – Collette
http://lifeinbetween.me – Jodi McKinney (Thanks card featured)
http://meridethcohrs.wordpress.com – Essential oils and health topics.
http://nutstrok.wordpress.com – Kathleen
http://bemuzin.com – Sammy D.
http://farmerfarthing.com – Sam – The Asylum Manager!
http://barbarapyett.wordpress.com – Children’s Book Author
http://notesfromtheuk.com – Ellen Hawley
https://rachelcarrera.wordpress.com – Rachel Carrera – Novelist
http://hugsnewsandviews.com – Hugh
https://africolonialstories.wordpress.com – Jo Robinson
http://legendsofwindemere.com – Charles Yallowitz
https://letscutthecrap.wordpress.com – How the Cookie Crumbles –Tess
https://katecolby.wordpress.com – Kate M. Colby
https://photopaulm.com – Paul Photography
http://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com – David Prosser
https://doctorly.wordpress.com – Victo Dolore – Behind the White Coat
https://eloisedesousa.wordpress.com – Eloise – Thoughts by Mello-Elo
http://sheldonkleemanartworks.com – Sheldon
Field of Flowers Gallery