Saturday, February 11, 2012

Up and Coming

Hey Redwood's Fans!

Recently, I was gifted two blog awards by fellow writers and I want to acknowledge them in their kindness.

The first was the Versatile Blogger Award given by Carrie Rubin at The Write Transition.

The second was the Sweetest Blog Award given by Faith, Fiction & Friends.

Both of these blogs are deserving of your perusal so I hope you'll take the time to check them out. I want to give a big shout out of thanks for their generosity and support.

I'm going to modify the requirements a little-- you know healthcare people never follow directions too well as my current physical therapist has been griping to me about-- yes that pesky shoulder dislocation. Instead, I'll share some of the blogs I regularly visit that I think are definitely go to sources for other writers. And then I'll share some fun facts about me!


1. The WordServe Water Cooler: I'm a little biased here as I do administrate this blog but it is a group of agented authors sharing their wisdom and advice to those a little further back on the publishing road. These authors are amazing people-- and so is their writing. Recently mentioned on!

2. Michael Hyatt: This should be standard reading for all writers everywhere. Michael blogs on several topics ranging from social media to leadership.

3. Novel Rocket: Again, standard reading for novelists. Author interviews from debut to bestseller and everything in between. I mean, it was started by an RN so how could it not be good!

4. Suspense Novelist: Musings from the writing world.

5. Mike Dellosso: Mike's a suspense novelist and all around great guy. Wears his heart on his sleeve and blogs the same.

Five things about me:

1. I recently bet my personal trainer that I would cut out caffeine and diet pop if he would keep getting his six-month-old immunized. That's what I'll do for a child and if you knew how much I liked those two things you'd be amazed!

2. I am a little cranky about having done the above-- but do feel better.

3. Favorite shows: Biggest Loser (which I often eat ice cream in front of), Flashpoint (though not for its medical accuracy by any means) and Castle (love him!).

4. Favorite authors: Dean Koontz hands down. Though I have recently discovered Harlen Coban, Linwood Barclay and Karin Slaughter (who has the best suspense novelist name of all time) and am loving their books.

5. I cross stitch and quilt-- when not mothering, working, reading, blogging and writing fiction.

How about you? What's one interesting thing I should know? Leave a comment!

Now back to business...

This Week:

Monday: Rob Harris guest blogs about caregiving and the real life drama of almost losing his wife.

Wednesday: Rob Harris concludes about caregiving. It really is a sweet story. No Valentine's tears.

Friday: Author Beware. My favorite posts to write where I examine a published work of fiction and the medical error in the ms. This post deals with unsecured narcotics.

Hope everyone has a great week and a fun Valentine's Day.



  1. That was a fun post. Id share something interesting, if I had something to share;)

  2. So fun to learn a few things about you! Being in health care myself, I was particularly impressed (and grateful) for #1 on your list!

    Thanks for sharing some wonderful blogs. Looking forward to checking them out.

  3. Harlen Coban is indeed an excellent author--awesome story teller!

    So sorry to hear that you're in PT. I can't praise physical therapy enough. 12 years ago I couldn't lift my arm above my shoulder (brachial neuritis) and 9 months of PT had me kissing the paralysis good-bye. PT can be painful, time consuming, a nuisance... but don't give up.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Thanks all for the comments. Mart, I think you'd have some very interesting things to share.

    Carrie-- I do think it has made a difference though I hate saying it.

    Elaine-- I am a big believer in PT. Definitely worth it compared to having surgery-- that for sure. The shoulder is about 75% back. Just need to get it to 100%. I'm glad your paralysis is all gone. Praise, God!