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For this award, I am to name 5 fabulous moments, 5 things I love, 5 things I hate and then nominate 5 Fabulous friends. This is a tough one, I think, but forge ahead I must.
1. Marrying the love of my life, who I've known since the age of two!
2. Giving birth to my son, Ayrton, who is the light of my life.
3. Having the guts (much like Dannie) to take the bull by the horns and enter the world of social media.
4. Starting this here blog.
5. Meeting some of the most amazing people worldwide albeit in Cyberspace.
1. All of the above.
2. Reading, movies and music.
3. Playing PS3 with my son. (It's true)
4. My family.
5. My dogs.
1. People who walk over other people to get what they want.
2. Anything political - it's just a power struggle and brain washing scheme. Promises are never kept.
3. People enforcing their religious beliefs on me. I don't enforce mine on them. Respect.
5. Bullies, who thrive on hurting others in order to feel 'good' about themselves. Grrr!
EMMA MEADE: an author who writes paranormal fiction, and whose YA debut 'Under the Desert Moon' is due for release soon. This was quite a funny encounter. Once in a while, Emma would leave a comment on my blog. Never an e-mail left behind. It eventually began to bug me as I couldn't approach her directly to say thank you. So, I went on a cyber hunt, lol. After numerous attempts, I found her on Twitter, followed and sent a message to the effect that I'd now searched high and low, but was glad I had tracked her down. Emma is from Ireland and for those who haven't yet visited Emma's site, you can so do at emmameade.com Emma reviews not only books, but movies too. She's also done a post recently with some awesome videos of songs and artists we all know and love.
NATASHA SLIGHT: an author who writes fantasy adventure and one of the first people who became a true friend. I've now known Natasha for close to a year and our e-mails always have a tendancy in resembling mini-novels. Natasha's YA debut, 'Guardians of the Grimoire' is one of my all time favourite books. She lives in Canada, and besides her love of writing she has a great passion and love for cooking. Natasha is also someone who cares, is always willing to help and someone who manages to put a smile on my face when I'm having a bad day. Visit this fabulous author at NatashaSlight.blogspot.com
CARLYLE LABUSCHAGNE: an author who writes sci-fi/dystopian, and whose YA debut 'The Broken Destiny' has just been released. I've also had the good fortune of meeting Carlyle in person. We meet for coffee once in a while, chat up a storm, run out of time as usual as we have more to say than time allows, but speak daily via text! Carlyle is a busy bee with her hand in many, many pots, and manages to survive on little to no sleep. Her book is just as amazing. Visit her blog for anything YA, blog tours, cover reveals and bi-weekly blogger interviews at worldsawaybookblog.blogspot.com
JUNYING KIRK: an author of literary fiction, who is in the process of publishing her third novel. They are 'The Same Moon', 'Trials of Life' and soon to be released 'Land of Hope'. I still have yet to read Junying's work, but it's most definitely on the cards. Junying is another lovely lady who became a friend quite early on. Always upbeat, even though she's been extremely busy with her third book. This never stops her stopping by to say hello, or just sending a message with something sweet to make me smile. Her site is quite amazing. I warn you though, once you visit, you will be staying quite a while so make sure the coffee/tea is made before settling down. Junying posts on anything from food, to world travel (I envy her this bit), to book reviews, author interviews and so much more. You truly lose yourself on her site and will spend some time going through all the wonderful photos and videos. You will find her at JunyingKirk.com
KATHY LYNN HALL: author of quite a few books, one of which I've read and thoroughly enjoyed named 'Red Mojo Mama', and the sequel 'Red is an Attitude', which I still have to read. Kathy isn't someone who I talk to on a daily basis, but we have spoken once or twice via e-mail. When she has the time she pops in and leaves a comment, or we happen to occasionally cross paths on Twitter. Kathy is another of those lovely people who I can't help but like, and I know you will too. Her posts are varied, interesting and many of which I'm sure will benefit you in regards writing and anything books. Visit Kathy at inthewritinggroove.blogspot.com
Right, ladies, I do apologise for putting you in this position where you will have to sit, think about, prepare a blog post and then nominate your own fabulous people. It's a good thing though, so I hope you're all smiling! If I could, I'd nominate a few more people including Dannie, but for once I will stick to rules. Congrats to you all!