I’m inspired!

We all need to experience at least one inspiring thing every day. Inspiration makes the world go around. Small things inspire me… the sunshine, a smile, a piece of music by Mozart. So thanks to writer Julie Stock for nominating me for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I am inspired every day by things I read in the newspaper, in novels, online, and am pleased my blog inspires Julie in return. the very inspiring blogger award - logo 28-7-14Please click here to read seven facts about Julie and learn more about her novel.

The rules for this award are:-
Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
List the rules and display the award.
Share seven facts about yourself.
Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
Optional: follow the blogger who nominated you, if you don’t already do so.

Here are seven new facts about me… short, sharp and sweet!

[photo: northyorkmoors.org.uk]

[photo: northyorkmoors.org.uk]

Danby is a small village [above] on the North Yorkshire Moors…
… near Danby Low Moor [below]
[photo: wonderfulwhitby.co.uk]

[photo: wonderfulwhitby.co.uk]

Middle name? I don’t have one.
My best subject at school was Geography.
The subject I loved most at school was English
I call a spade, a spade.
When ‘down south’ I am told I have a Yorkshire accent, went in Yorkshire I am told I ‘talk posh’. Can’t win!

Now the blogs which inspire me…

Crime novelist Christina James who writes about DI Yates. In the Family and Almost Love are published in the UK by Salt Publishing.

Short story writer Sally-Anne Wilkinson has a childhood love of the Narnia Chronicles. Read more at Writing – Beginning and Beyond.

Poet Beth Winter, whose lovely blog Eclipsing Winter includes poetry and prose.

Phases of the Moon is a poetry anthology by Louise J Hastings, published by Winter Goose Publishing. phases of the moon by louise hastings 29-7-14Crime writer Gary Dolmam is from North Yorkshire, like me!

The Red Pearl Effect by Scott Corlett is the first in the Sam Quick adventure series.

Mike Sutcliffe writes poetry for fun.

Libby: another poet, another Yorkshire woman! Check out her blog, Libbypoetry.

Ian Probert is not an award-winning author, but he has written lots of novels including Internet Spy and Rope Burnsrope burns by ian probert 30-7-14Marlene M Bell: whose first romance novel Annalisse is the first of a series.

By day, Laura Evans edits The Zoological Society of London’s magazine Wild About. By night, she writes novels.

Iain Parke is a crime writer, his novels include the ‘biker lit’ Heavy Duty People about the Brethren Motorcycle Club.

Jenna Brandt blogs about writing, blogging, poetry, and her romance novel Window to the Heart.

Scottish writer Emma Gwynn writes and blogs about love, romance and passion. Her favourite genre is Mills & Boon/Harlequin because they are tightly-written, fast-paced with great dialogue.

Paris Baker from Jersey, Channel Islands, is writing her first novel. She blogs about writing, films, life and Jersey!


  1. Ha! I’m also told I ‘talk posh’ up north, and I’ve got a ‘really strong accent’ down south! The funny thing is, I’ve always thought that I start sounding very quickly like the people that I talk to, picking up quirks of regional accents in no time at all, but obviously, this is much more in my head than in actual life!!! Often, I also ‘say it how it is’, but I’m not sure how much this is down to me being frank, or how much it is linked with my foot being permanently in my mouth. Ooops! Anyway, thanks for the nomination, Ms Danby – lovely to read your post, and I shall be posting my own after I return from my holiday x


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