Friday, June 11, 2010


The winners of signed hardback copies of Judy's books are...Angela and Vicki.  Congratulations, Ladies!  Please email your addresses to: skmayh at q dot com.  I hope you enjoy the ALL THE NUMBERS as much as I did.  If you didn't win, please order a copy today....

I am so bad at posting awards...It's not that I don't appreciate them because I really do.  It makes me feel wonderful, like my words and photographs matter to you. 

Shannon O'Donnell gave me this lovely award.  Shannon is an inspiration to all of us.  I don't think I've ever seen a blog without one of her comments in the comments section.  She ROCKS!

I'd like to pass this award along to:

Jackee and Jill who have really inspired me set goals and to work harder.  If you haven't met them yet, go check them prepared to be inspired.

Amy is one beautiful person and puts up some lovely blog posts....I've had the privilege of reading some of her work and it is AWESOME!

Carolina just did the funniest, heart wrenching vlog (I think that's what they are called)...You've got to check it out!  Seriously, I mean it!

This adorable award was presented to my by action and suspense author Stephen Tremp.  If you haven't met Stephen he's one smart cookie and you should check him out.

I'd like to pass this award along to several awesome bloggers:

Lenny is an awesome blogger for sure!  He is bright and witty and a sweetie on top of all of that.

Sierra is a lovely young woman that shares bits of her life with us.  She talks about fashion, travel, pop culture and pretty soon she's getting her own pad!

Brian is one of my newest friends.  He helps me a little bit every day since Stripes died.  He's one cool cat!

This award was presented to me by one of my blog idols, Buffy Andrews.  Buffy is an assisting managing editor to a variety of publications on the East Coast.  She has a beautiful "voice" and is an even more beautiful friend.  Buffy is one of the founders of The Inkwell, an awesome (free) writing community, that covers picture books to young adults.  If you haven't been there please go and join.  (I am the moderator on one of the forums and would love to see you guys over there!)

I'd like to pass this award along to a few bloggers that I think have beautiful "voices."

Sharon McPherson is an awesome (adult fiction) writer from Scotland.  Her blog is a riot!  So check it out if you want to be immersed in her dating life and Scottish culture.

Donna Aviles is has written a series of books about her grandfather and his adventures on the Orphan Train.  Her writing is exceptional!

Hema has one of the deepest blogs.  Her discussions are thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking.  I recently had the privilege of reading a bit of her work....(Nice stuff!)

I don't usually do the "this is what I did today" thing , but today my daughter and I did something and it's going to affect all of you.  I'm only 823 people away from having a 1,000 followers!  Can you believe it?  I can't, so I've been thinking of what I could do to celebrate when I'm only 800 followers away from 1,000.  My daughter (now a high school freshman) and I decided to have a Really Random Prize of EPIC proportion!  It's going to be sooooo (I could add more o's) much fun for you, me and a committee of judges....That's all I'm saying for now.  (wink wink)

Have a great weekend!


  1. I love it! You are so close to 1000! Can't wait to find out what you did . . . and thanks for all the links. Can't wait to check them out. :)

  2. Thx for the links... and the effort you put into your blog.

  3. LOL. And to think I was celebrating (silently) that I have 254 to go to get to 500 followers. Now I'm going to think bigger like you. :D

    Congrats on your well deserved awards. And congrats to Angela and Vicki. :D

  4. Congratulations to the winners. And congrats, Sharon, on almost reaching 800 followers before 1000! Can't wait to know your surprise.

  5. Such nice awards and thanks for sharing that special one with me! I think you're gonna have lots of give aways because your gonna have lots of followers! Thanks for being my friend!

  6. Great post. Thanks for the links. Congrats on your blog awards.

  7. Congratulations on all your awards...Hope you have a fun weekend.

  8. Congratulations on your award and to the winners of your lovely book!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  9. You've got a whole latte awards going on here! Congrats to all :)

  10. OMG! I won I won I won! Sorry (composing self) that wasn't very sportsmanlike was it? Seriously, THANK YOU! Awesomesauce in a bottle!

  11. OMG, I am so STOKED!!! Boy you just made my weekend! Thank you so much. I can't wait to read this book.

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  12. Congrats on the winners, and congrats on all your lovely awards! Sweet.

  13. Hi Sharon .. congratulations to all & being near your goal of 1,000 followers - that's wonderful.

    Have a lovely weekend ..Hilary

  14. Wow!! Look at your new blog!! Yay!!!!

    And congratulations to the winners of your fab giveaway!

    And congratulations with all your brilliant blog awards!

    And best of all - here's to your 800 plus and more followers to come very very soon!!


    take care

  15. hi miss sharon! wowee i got an award from you and its a really cool one. thanks for giving it to me. youre real special. im gonna get it put on my blog. oh and guess what. i got one more follower cause of it. now i got 11! yipppeee! ...hugs from lenny

  16. Congrats to the book winners and the award winners! Don't forget Top Title Blogfest today, Sharon - I'm excited to see yours!

  17. Sharon, thank you so much for thinking of me! I'm so flattered to have been included for the Beautiful Blogger award. Thank you for lovely praise as well. You are so kind. <3 <3

    Congratulations on receiving all these awards!! I can tell you I'm not surprised. I've enjoyed reading your posts.

  18. So fresh and summery over here. I spent last night revamping my blog as well...maybe it's in the air.

    Congrats to the book winners!

  19. Sharon, congratulations on all the awards -- you deserve every one of them. I always come to your blog prepared to find something amusing, or thoughtful, or beautiful. And I just noticed your weekly goals -- how do you juggle so many WiPs? Wow!

    Thank you so much for the "Versatile Blogger" award and the kind words about my blog and work. They means so much to me!!

  20. Lovin' the new look around here. For some reason I'm itching to go and sit at a cafe by the beach. Can't imagine why... :o)

    Thanks so much for the award. I don't think I'm all that inspirational, but I love that we can unite as a writing community and support each other in this crazy dream of Published.

    Congrats to the book winners and congrats to you for being so close to reaching 1000 followers! :o)

    Have a lovely weekend!

  21. Thank you, Sharon! This was so sweet of you, and what you said almost made me cry (I've been a little weepy lately....). Thank you, my friend.

    I'm excited for your new contest. Sounds intriguing. And I love the reason for it!! Made me laugh. :)


  22. Janet--I know, it's totally exciting!

    Jeff--Thanks for stopping in. I'm glad you're enjoying my posts. :)

    Stina--So you're only 754 away from your thousandth follower. That is awesome!

    Sandy--Thanks. :) It's going to be a lot of fun.

    Brian--There might be some catnip involved in the prizes. :)

    Kathi--You're welcome...I hope you find some new blog friends. :)

    Jacqueline--I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

    Catherine--I'm hoping the winners enjoy their books. Thanks for dropping in.

    Joanne--Thanks for stopping in. I hope you have a super weekend!

    Vicki and Angela--They will be in the mail on Monday. :)

    Lydia--Thanks...It's so hard to decide who to pass the awards along to. (Feeling guilty about not giving one to every blog I read...)

  23. Hilary--Thanks for coming back. :)

    Kitty--I hope you and Charlie have a wonderful weekend!

    Lenny--I hope you get tons of new followers. I think you are a special dude!

    Susan--Thanks for the reminder...I was a bit late on my Saturday post. (oops)

    Carolina--Your vlog was awesome. I hope some of my blog buddies hop over and view it. :)

    Tess--Thanks, there was a new little button on my blog customizer I played with it. (I thought green and purple best represented me.)

    Hema--I'm glad you find my blog amusing. (That's what I'm going for. *big smile*) You have a wonderful blog!

  24. Jackee--You have been very inspirational to me! I hope you get to sit somewhere nice and have a coffee at some point this weekend. :)

    Amy--OMGoodness...I almost made you cry and laugh...then my job is done for the day. :) You are such an amazing person.

  25. Thanks so much for the award, your blog is just lovely too! :) I hope you had a wonderful day, thanks for handing out all of lovely awards to us all!