Monday, August 17, 2009

Awards Day


Today is Awards Day on Mystery Writing is Murder. Look around you—see all the celebrities in evening clothes, the multimillion dollar bling the stars are wearing, the hilarious Master of Ceremonies, the orchestra? No? Sorry about that. But please use your imagination…we’re all writers here!

I’ve received some fantastic awards from my blogging friends and wanted to return the favor during an awards ceremony. I read a lot of blogs. I have many favorites. Today I’m recognizing some of my favorite places to hang out online, and some of the friends, new and old, I’ve made in my browsing trek.

Please accept the award with my thanks for your comments and your wonderful blogs. You’re welcome to post them or not, pass them on or not—with my thanks to you all!

I also want to thank everyone who takes the time to comment on Mystery Writing is Murder. I appreciate your thoughts and insights so much and only wish I could list everyone here who regularly visits me.

(****If you want to pass the Kreativ Blogger award or the Superior Scribbler award along to others, see the bottom of this post for details.)


Kreativ Blogger Award

Awarded to me by Dorte

My recipients are:

Marybeth Smith—Desperately Searching for my Inner Mary Poppins

Galen Kindley—Imagineering Fiction

Helen Ginger—Straight from Hel

Hart Johnson—Confessions of a Watery Tart

Nancy Sharpe—Realms of Thought

Patricia Stoltey—Patricia Stoltey

Cleo Coyle from Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen and her cool website at Coffeehouse

When passing the award to others, we list 7 favorites. Here are 7 of my Favorite Mystery Authors (of many authors and in no particular order)

M.C. Beaton Elizabeth George P.D. James Deborah Crombie Louise Penny Agatha Christie Ruth Rendell


The Humane Award is to honor certain bloggers that I feel are kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in my blog and always leave the sweetest comments. If it wasn't for them, my site would just be an ordinary blog. Their blogs are also amazing and are tastefully done on a regular basis. I thank them and look forward to our growing friendships through the blog world.

imageAwarded me by Helen Ginger

My recipients are:

Elspeth Antonelli—It’s a Mystery

Alan Oroff—A Million Blogging Monkeys

Glynis Smy—Author Blog: Glynis Smy ; New Scribbles from Glynis Smy

Dorte H-- DJ’s Krimblog

Karen Walker—Following the Whispers (Karen, I know this might be a repeat for you, but I wanted to show my appreciation for your comments!)

Labanan at Crazy Jane

imageAwarded me by Marybeth Smith.

My recipients are:

Julie Lomoe—Julie Lomoe’s Musings Mysterioso

Terry Odell—Terry’s Place

L. Diane Wolfe--Spunk on a Stick

Marvin Wilson—The Old Silly’s Free Spirit Blog

Jane Kennedy Sutton--- Jane’s Ride

Thanks so much everyone! I only wish you could leave the award banquet with full tummies, and goodie bags.

*****Rules for Passing on the Superior Scribbler Award

The blog award rules are as follows (which according to rule #5 I am required to post here):

  1. Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
  2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  3. Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  4. Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
  5. Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

*****Rule for Passing on the Kreativ Blogger Award

It functions as a meme---list 7 of your favorite things, 7 of your favorite activities, 7 things no one knows about you, etc.