The Golden Globes, BAFTAS and Oscars are finished. The book prizes are yet to come in 2014. So I thought that was it for this awards season. So I got a real kick to receive a nomination for a new award ‘A Field of Flowers’ from the lovely Rachel Carrera. Thanks Rachel! She likes blogging awards because they ‘pass the love around’ and help us all to find new bloggers. So check out her blog here. Rachel is a writer, and like me she’s been thinking of and writing stories for as long as she can remember. Then last year came a turning-point, for three nights in a row she dreamed the same dream which she is turning into her novel The Prison.
As Rachel [in Florida] and I [in the UK] are both writers, I thought I’d take this opportunity to pass on this award to my fellow authors in the global blogging world. Please check out their blogs:-
My London writing buddie Alison Chandler has just posted a new excerpt of her novel Tidings which tells Marty’s story, the rise of his rock band from Wales and what happens when success hits. She’s now working on her next novel The Greenhouse.
James [left] at ZenXen is a ghostwriter in Tasmania, principally writing books for other people with their names on the front covers. Now, he has got a publishing deal under his own name. Congratulations James!
Kitty Brody at A Pencil Skirt hates kitten heels, has two children, and sometimes wears Mum jeans. Like me, she is also a contributor to the wonderful anthology about motherhood The Milk of Female Kindness.
Peter at Counting Ducks [his blog is named after the view from his desk] has just published his book The Man Who Missed the Boat. Congratulations Peter! Sabrina Garie [above] is an author after my own mind. She relies on coffee, red wine and laughter to make her characters come alive. Except I drink tea instead of wine. In The Milk of Female Kindness: an Anthology of Honest Motherhood, she writes about getting the kid you get, how kids raise their mums, and how to watch from the shadows. Lynette Noni [above] in Australia has just flown back from Sydney where she signed her first book deal with Pantera Press. A letter from Khaalidah [above] to her 21-year-old son, featured in The Milk of Female Kindness: an Anthology of Honest Motherhood is incredibly moving. It starts, “Son, You are older now than I was when I gave birth to you. I can honestly say that you are as beautiful to me now as you were to me then.”
The Rules of the ‘Field of Flowers Award’ are:-
- Thank the blogger who nominated you
- Place the award on your blog
- Nominate 7 other bloggers and write a little something about why you would give these bloggers “A Field Of Flowers”
- Let your nominees know that you nominated them