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Versatile Blogger Award!

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Versatile Blogger Award!

blog award, versatile-bWaaaay back in July, Kate over at My Next Life gave me the Versatile Blogger Award—and I’m apparently trying to set the record for longest-time-to-reply-and-participate, since I’m just *finally* (!) responding. Thank you, Kate!

Here are the rules for accepting this award:

  1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
  2. Pass the award on to five newfound blogging buddies.
  3. Share seven random facts about yourself.
  4. Contact the winners to congratulate them.

So here are the bloggers that I chose to receive my Versatile Blogger Awards, chosen because their blogs both inform and encourage me as a writer.*

  1. Kathleen Doyle: Writing, Reading, and Life
  2. Charissa Weaks: A Day in the Life of an Aspiring Author
  3. Callie Kingston: Better Write Than Wrong
  4. Sarah Pearson: Empty White Pages
  5. Susan Gorley: Susan Says

As for seven random facts…hmm…

  1. Over the years, my kids have had pet rats, mice, and guinea mice1pigs—and I loved them all. I don’t love the smell, but small furry critters make me smile. At least, when they aren’t nesting under the bookshelf in my living room without permission.
  2. I wrote one of my first novels longhand, in Geometry class, sitting in the middle of the front row. (It was a verrrrry slow-moving class.)
  3. I’m diving to visit the NOAA Aquarius laboratory in October (yay!). A book proposal is in the works….
  4. I know a fair bit of sign language and used to interpret—badly, but I was the only one available!
  5. I broke my collar bone in college—because I was playing follow-the-leader with my younger brother. On a ski slope. He likes to do aerials; I, apparently, do not.
  6. I grew up on a farm in Gettysburg, PA, and although I now live in a subdivision, I look forward to the day when I need a bike to reach my next-door neighbor’s house.
  7. I love to sing. Love, love, love. As in, the resolution of a dissonant harmony makes me feel kinda floaty. In a good sort of way.

* I sorta cheated, because these blogs aren’t all *totally* new to me (although most are new finds through the Writer’s Platform-Building Campaign), but by scanning my entire blog-reading pool I came up with some terrific blogs to share. That said, my apologies for all the fantastic bloggers I *didn’t* include. It was so hard to choose!

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At September 5, 2011 at 8:01 PM , Blogger Kerri Cuev said...

Cool award! Little critters are so darn cute. I used to have a pet mouse that would stay in my pocket.

At September 6, 2011 at 8:51 AM , Blogger Sarah Tokeley said...

Awww thank you Cheryl, this made my day. I love the idea of you writing your first novel in geometry class. See, who says geometry is a waste of time? :-)

At September 6, 2011 at 9:01 AM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Kerri, my son wanted only shirts with pockets for that exact reason! The current rodent pets (rats) are too squirmy for pockets, though...they'd rather use the kids as jungle gyms.

Hi Sarah! I'm so glad! As for geometry, yeah, I didn't learn the most in that class...

At September 6, 2011 at 3:39 PM , Blogger Katie Dunn said...

Thanks for the award!! And Holy Cow! How cool is it that you get to visit an underwater lab? I'm not naturally green, but right now the color suits me, lol!

At September 7, 2011 at 7:31 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Awe thank you Cheryl! You are amazing...And the underwater thing TOTALLY ROCKS! Can't wait to see your post on that one :)XOXO

At September 7, 2011 at 7:48 AM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Hi Kathleen and Charissa--Yeah, I'm pretty excited about that one. I want to write a children's book on one of the research projects they do there. I'm doing a lot of research right now!


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