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Mystery Blogger Award!

mysterybloggerThe Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto of Okoto Enigmas Blog ,and I was nominated by Hayley of Fangirl Fury — thanks so much Hayley!

The purpose of the Mystery Blogger Award is to honor bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do so with love and passion.



The Rules

  • Put the logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and link their blog.
  • Tell your reader 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

3 Things about Me

  1. I bake–I think people will already know, but I love it. I make my Mum’s birthday cake every year.
  2. I once skipped school after my piano teacher reduced me to tears. The afternoon class was P.E so I was like “Peace” and basically left the piano lesson and walked home without telling anyone. I was fine, cause it was only a few streets away but I think I almost gave my grandma a heart attack.
  3. I keep a dream diary because my dreams are weird

I nominate:

Anna Mercier

Lex @ Lex Writes

Destiny @ Howling Libraries


Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek

Kristi @ Confessions of a YA Reader

If you’ve done the award already or you’re currently writing like you’re running out of time enough, no worries!

My Questions:

  1. If you could make ONE character come to life, who would you choose?
  2. What was the first book you remember being obsessed with?
  3. Have your favourite genres changed over time?
  4. If you could cast yourself in a TV Show which one would it be?
  5. You’re stuck in jail. Your favourite Disney princess is in there with you. Who is it, and what did you get jailed for?!

Hayley’s Questions For Me:

If you could revive any past TV show, what would it be?

BUFFY. That show was incredible when I was a teenager and I loved how much I saw women being strong and vulnerable all at once. I wanted to be Willow so bad and it completely fit my spooky little aesthetic far more than Charmed ever did. It also showed vampires in their (imo) best incarnation yet.

Do you celebrate any holidays during the winter season?

Mostly Yule and Christmas. And the winter solstice, which is Yule, but sometimes I take it without the pagan reference. OH and my birthday which is 7th November — while it’s technically autumn it’s cold enough to be frickin winter 90% of the time.

What is or was your favorite subject in school?

Art and English. I loved being creative. I also got my highest marks in that. Not sure what the lesson came under, but I also loved weather–where we did little experiments outside or learned about clouds. Anything to do with nature was a plus for me.

If you had a soundtrack of your life, what would be three songs on the album? 

  1. May It Be by Enya
  2. Wicked Game by Chris Isaak
  3. Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend – Moulin Rouge! version

What books are you hoping to get to before the end of 2017?

The Hate U Give
Scorpio Races
Language of Thorns
Forest of A Thousand Lanterns.

I can do it, right?! I haven’t read so much lately because of PitchWars edits/revisions but I hope to remedy that and fulfil my 40 books read this year.

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One Lovely Blog Award!

PictureYay! I was nominated for the “One Lovely Blog Award” by the lovely Micaela Eagle! I met Micaela during Pitch Wars in 2016, and we continue to regularly connect on Twitter about the writing trenches.

PitchWars was a fun time, with constant gif parties and endless support which seems to keep on going! So, according to the rules, I have to put 7 facts about me you wouldn’t know from my bio, and link to the referrer’s blog!

The Wonderful Micaela Eagle!

PictureI am a Native Texan, currently living and teaching in the south portion of the Lone Star State.  I lead a new generation of “Theatre Weirdos” and love every minute of it.

I have always been an avid reader and I come by it honestly – my mother and grandmother always had books in their hands when I was growing up. They are the ones responsible for getting my nose stuck between the pages of a good book for hours at a time. I feel blessed to say I have had the same influence on some of my nieces and nephews.

I have been writing stories since I was very young. I’ve always said someday I would write a book. And now I can say I have – I’ve written two actually. (Infected’s sequel is already in the editing process.)

The only person is who gets annoyed by my hours of writing and reading on end is my Miniature Schnauzer, Hanes. He has to remind his Momma that bathroom breaks and food are necessary…not just for him but for her too.

Read more on Micaela’s blog and website HERE

Seven Things About Me That Aren’t in my Bio

  1. It took me 10 years to write my first novel, an Urban Fantasy set in my home town (in my defense, I was travelling and at Uni for most of that)
  2. While I never used to have a fear of anything like it, I HATE Zombies. I can’t stand any programme or story that involves them. Nope.
  3. Despite this, I know precisely what I’d do in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
  4. I was essentially homeless for about 4 months in 2007 before we finally found a house to rent.
  5. I love swimming, but I have a fear of open water – go figure – and boats, because apparently (and I forgot this) I was knocked from a pedal boat into the lake in the park. My dad told me about it years later.
  6. My favourite pudding is hot chocolate fudge cake, preferably with gooey sauce, and ice cream. Hot and cold puddings are my weakness.
  7. My ideas book currently stands at 35 individual ideas and counting

The Rules for the Nominees

When you get his award, thank the person who nominated you and link their blog

Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post!

Share 7 things about yourself that are not in your Bio.

Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15).

Include this set of rules.

Inform your nominees.

ALRIGHT! Nominees, who I will inform individually anywho – Angel @ Avid Reader, Kaelan Rhywiol, Faith Rivens, Alex Harrow, Tristen Van De Berg, Anna Mercier and Nicolette Elzie!