Friday, March 1, 2013

Liebster Awards 2013

I would like to thank Jai at And Then...  for choosing me to share eleven questions and answers with you.  Thanks Jai for the invite.
The following are the rules:

Liebster Award Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who presented you with the Liebster Award, and link back to his or her blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator; list 11 random facts about yourself, and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Present the Liebster Award to 11 bloggers, who have blogs with 200 followers or less, whom you feel deserve to be noticed. Leave a comment on the blogs letting the owners know they have been chosen. (No tag backs.)

4. Upload the Liebster Award image to your blog.
Eleven Questions from Jai:
1.  If you could have a super power what would it be?
 To be immortal, never have to sleep or feel tired. To be invincible. 
2.  Coffee or Tea?
 Neither. I do like hot chocolate while walking on the beach during the winter.
3.  Favorite color?
Blue and white. I love both colors together.
4.  Why did you start blogging?
Because I had something to say and to learn. Also, for the purpose of sharing with others of like interests.
5.  Who was your favorite teacher and why.
 Mr. Dunn, my English teacher in 8th grade was my all time favorite. He was a giant of a man with a heart to go with it. He taught, he loved, he inspired. He sparked your interest and showed you that "You can write." Helped you to believe in yourself. He was remarkable.
6.  Who is your favorite author?
I love so many authors. I especially enjoyed the Harry Potter Series. So I must say J. K. Rowling. I like Stephen King, Charles Dickens, Brandon Mull (The Fablehaven Series), Edgar Rice Burroughs, and so many more that teach us great lessons on writing.
7.  What kind of music do you enjoy?
All types of music. I listen to Rock, Easy Listening, Pop, Classical and some movie musicals.  Whatever inspires me when I write. My first novel takes place on the island of Maui, thus I listen to IZ (He has such a smooth, calming voice). I just love music like Fray, Coldplay, Muse, some Blue October, and Jason Mraz.
8.  Do you have a favorite movie?
I love the Twilight Series, and I love all the Harry Potter movies. Again, there are so many great movies out there. I love Gone With The Wind, and anything that is colorful and entertaining.
9.  What would be your dream vacation?
I would love, love, love to go to Hawaii for vacation, especially Maui. I'm so attached because of my book, The Veil by K. S. Collier. 
10.  What is your favorite healthy food?
I love cabbage with carrots, potatoes, and onions.
11.  What is your guilty pleasure?
Moist, rich, dark chocolate cake.
1. I'm on Nutrisystem. Well, I am starting back. I went off at Thanksgiving and well, ten pounds later, I refuse to gain eleven back.
2. My office walls where I write are covered in beautiful scenes of Hawaii.
3. I have a beautiful view of the bay where I live, which happens to be on an island.
4. I am as young as I think and feel.
5. I'm a writer/author, daughter, mom, grandmother, and friend.
6. I love walks on the beach with a cup of hot chocolate.
7. I have a stuffed ape in a leather jacket. (My husband bought it for me to hug when he is away. I always call him my ape man. He almost died in a motorcycle accident, so he promised he would never ride bikes again, and bought this ape man as a reminder to keep that promise.) 
8. I love to read English books, dictionaries, and anything to do with writing. One of the ones I'm presently reading is Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch by Constance Hale. Don't you just love that title?
9. I love my children and all 18, soon to be 20, grandchildren.
10. I love life, and people, and enjoy watching them react in real life situations.
11. I'm 101 years old? Yeah right. Actually, I'm 29 Forever.
The Following Are the Questions for the next lucky 11 Chosen.
1.  What would your perfect world look like?
2.  How many hours a day do you spend writing?
3. What inspired you to write?
4. Who do you have to critique and edit your work?
5.  Do you have a Muse? (Mine happens to be a wooden model carved in great detail of a Hawaiian native.)
6.  What time do you write (day or night)?
7. Describe your work area where you write.
8. Who is/are your favorite author(s)?
9. What have you written so far? (Published or unpublished, poetry, etc.?
10. What's your favorite color?
11. What's your favorite kind of pizza?

Have fun! I love these great-to-get-to-know-you moments. Life's a Journey, so enjoy it while you can!

Kathy S. Collier-Mehl



Jarm Del Boccio said...

Kathy, it's so good to get to know you better through these questions. And thanks for the nomination...I am honored!
Unfortunately, I am so overwhelmed at this point, with writing, challenges, and home educating our two children, that I can't fit another thing on my plate. I hope you will understand...cheers!

Kathy Collier said...

Sure. I so understand busy. I usually have so much on my plate that I go without sleep to accomplish everything, and then I pay the sandman back later.

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations on the award! I'm not a coffee or tea fan either. We have many of the same favorite authors as well. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sally @ Breaking Cover said...

Thanks for looking in on my blog, it's great to meet and thanks too for the nomination. I've made a start on my reply and I'll post it as soon as I can.

Good luck with the A-Z challenge. I'm a newbie but I've done NanoWrimo so I know how these things take over your life. Looking forward to it though.

Patricia Lynne said...

Thanks for the nomination and looking forward to seeing your during the A to Z Challenge.

Marie said...

Thanks for the shout-out! Here's my post. I had fun, and I'm looking forward to taking up the A to Z challenge for the first time!

Sally @ Breaking Cover said...

Just to let you know I've posted:

See you in the A-Z

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Kathy - just popped by to welcome you to the A - Z .. I see you're prepared with your badge up (I have yet to get mine there) ...

I'm one of Tina's minions and so am helping her out, welcoming a few bloggers etc ...

Congratulations on your award .. I could do with a holiday in Maui - sounds wonderful.

Good luck and enjoy the Challenge .. cheers Hilary

Jessica Schley said...

Kathy, it's great to meet you also! I had a lot of fun answering your questions. It's here.. I'm looking forward to reading your A-Z and getting to know you even better.

Masked Mom said...

Thanks, Kathy. It was nice to meet you and I had a good time answering your questions. Looking forward to the A-Z challenge--hoping it will drag me out of a recent blogging slump. :)

My post is here:

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Tina said...

Also here to welcome you to the A-Z Challenge, I'm one of the co-host, Tina. Congrats on the award and we look forward to seeing more of your posts in April.

Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Sharon Himsl said...

Congratulations on the award, Kathy! You share my love of cabbage and the Twilight series. Ooh and you live on an island with a beach~~sigh~~Lucky you. Looking forward to your A-Z.

Kathy Collier said...

Thanks Sharon for your comment. I tried to leave one for you on your awesome Mercy Ship adventure, but you had an advertisement that blocked my being able to send the comment. Good luck with trip. I think it's awesome what you are doing. See you during the A to Z campaign.

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