Sunday, August 19, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Liebster Blog Award

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What is the Liebster Blog Award?

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is German for favorite. This award is the favorite blog award."

The rules for this one state that you answer the 11 questions asked of you by the Blogger who gave you this award. These would be Raani York's questions for me.

I really appreciate your nomination Raani Thank you very much!!!

Here are the questions and my answers:

1.     What genre do you usually write in?

I have written only one book so I have not yet found my genre to be specific. I seem to enjoy writing in first person non-friction but who know what direction I will yet explore.

2. What genre do you prefer reading?

Mystery and romance with happy endings almost like a fairytale or stories that make you happy.

3. What is your favorite book and why?

Raani, I do not have a favorite book. There are so many that each book I read becomes my newest favorite if I like it enough to finish reading it!!

4. What music do you like?

I love classical and piano. I particular love to listen to Charles Suniga when writing when I want to reach my emotions. Otherwise, I love a sound that gets your spirits rocking. Singing is so relaxing but love the sounds of the 60's.

5. Jeans or linen pants?

Definitely jeans-I hate to iron!

6. Cake or chips?

I am not suppose to eat either but if I had to choose-it would be the new kettle cooked chips.

7. When you go for dinner do you like dessert?

I love dessert but never seem to have the room for it.

8. Are you a burger fan?

Not really. At home I love to BBQ burgers but not out. I mostly enjoy chicken, steak or fish out.

9. Soda or water?

Nothing quenches thirst like water and I am a big water fan.

10. Whats the best thing you ever ate?

This is a hard choice since there are several great memories for recipes I have enjoyed but if I have to choose, the Filet Mignon barbecued just right with small new potatoes and fresh green beans straight from the garden. And of course served with fresh caught crab legs.

11. What was your favorite stuffed animal as a kid?

I really never had a favorite stuffed animal other than bears but did have vinyl faced and stuffed bodied dolls and my favorite was a beatnik.

Dont forget to grab the Liebster Award button for your blog!

Im then supposed to nominate some blogs for this one and leave my list of questions for the bloggers.

The award goes to:

1.     Delinda McCann-

2.     Linda

3.     Sandra Humphrey-

4.     Sandra Nichlinger-

5.     Peggy Strack-

6.     Micki

7.     Jon Magee-

8.     Peter Healy-

9.     Martha Char Love-

10.            Christine Hannon-

11.            Lori Foroozandeh-

13. Sharla Shults-

We are waiting confirmation for Jon Magee's blog address but until then enjoy his interview. I could not limit myself to 11 authors so I broke the rules-sorry. There are so many others as well that deserve this award.


1. What or who influenced you to write?

2. Are you currently working on another book?

3. What is your favorite past time?

4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

5. What advise would you give someone that is thinking about writing a book?

6. If you had to select a public office to hold, what would you choose for yourself and why?

7. Do you have any hobbies?

8. Where is your favorite restaurant and favorite food to eat?

9. What is your fondest memory?

10. What is your favorite movie or TV series?

11. What is your reason for writing?

Thank you Raani York for your generous nomination.


  1. Mamie, I can't believe I am just now getting to this! Thank you so much for the award, my friend! Catnip is most humbled. I am going to work on it today and hopefully get it posted. Loved reading about you:>)

    [Here come the robot. . .I am going to GET him this time!]

    1. Sharla, I do not know why I was not notified with your response. Thank you for visiting and being excited. You are so amazing with your post. I hope you enjoy working on this award.
      Hugs My Friend

  2. 1. What or who influenced you to write? My experience in Iran. Then I realized I had more to give than just that, my life was an experience to be shared and hopefully inspire others to overcome their "demons".

    2. Are you currently working on another book? No

    3. What is your favorite past time? Playing with my two "kitties". well they are actually cats but will always be my "kitties". They were there for me all the time I was writing this book. That is why some of the profits of my book goes towards HSUS. Pets are wonderful and love you no matter WHAT!

    4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I don't think I would go anywhere outside of the USA due to what happened to me in Iran. It really made me appreciate what a great country we have and shouldn't take our freedoms or rights for granted. Nor should we abuse or manipulate them.

    5. What advise would you give someone that is thinking about writing a book? Do an online search and review the comments on the publisher that your going to sign with. Whether it's a print on demand publisher or a well-known one, always check out their references and track records.

    6. If you had to select a public office to hold, what would you choose for yourself and why? None, it's too complicated. Politics are just too upsetting for me after what I had to deal with when I was in Dubai asking our USA embassy to help me get back home. They made me sign a non-disclosure agreement just to get home. Thank God once getting here we have freedom of speech so that non-disclosure agreement meant nothing.

    7. Do you have any hobbies? Not really, I am on the computer alot, ALOT more since I've joined this site and started meeting other people with the same interest. And I also just started a gym...but we will hold out on that decision to make it a hobby until after my circuit training today:)

    8. Where is your favorite restaurant and favorite food to eat?
    I don't really have one. If I went on the choice of desserts alone I'd have to say BIG BOY, their fudge brownie sundae is to die for! Thats my fallback...desserts!

    9. What is your fondest memory?
    When John kept being so persistent even though I was ignoring him for a relationship. I never thought I'd be in love again and didn't trust ANYONE, then he sold his John Deere Dealership so he could stay home and take care of me after I returned from Iran...

    10. What is your favorite movie or TV series? Big Bang Theory

    There you go, now what is next in order to claim the award, and what award button are you talking about...remember I'm naieve to these sites on blogs:)

    11. What is your reason for writing?

  3. If I'm supposed to write 11 questions then here they are:

    1. What inspired you to start blogging?
    2. How many hours a week do you spend blogging and what priority number would you give your blogging compared with other responsiblities in your life?
    3. What is your favorite song?
    4. How do you choose what to blog?
    5. Do you have pets?
    6. How does your family feel about the time you spend on the computer?
    7. What was your biggest accomplishment in life?
    8. What was your favorite childhood memory?
    9. Do you prefer the East Coast or the West Coast?
    10. Explain your answer above:)

  4. I'm confused Rosemary, do I copy and paste the sign that says Leibster Blog with a heart sign onto my post with the questions and my nominations. And exactly what do the nominations do, do they actually allow us to receive the award. I'm just confused as to what I do when I post it?

  5. Lori, I am sorry I missed this question here. I saw and replied to this elsewhere. You have done a wonderful job.
    Thanks for responding. Please visit here again. Your comments are always welcome.