Tuesday, August 11, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

My friend and fellow author, Ginger Simpson, surprised me with the One Lovely Blog Award yesterday. She made the announcement on her blog, Dishin' It Out.

I was really touched by the reason she chose me and this is what she wrote about me: A great friend and confidante, and a very smart lady. She has some amazing articles on her site. Maryann is one of those people who comes into your life for a purpose, and she's certainly served hers well in mine.

So it is with the same gratitude that I pass this award to three authors who have enriched my life with their friendship and support.

Helen Ginger -- who has a terrific blog and newsletter packed with helpful information for writers. She is so generous with her time and expertise, and I really admire her for that. She is also a terrific editor.

Dani Greer -- another lady who shares her expertise graciously and frequently. She was the founder of The Blood Red Pencil blog, and can also be found at Blog Book Tours blog. I also chose Dani because she so appreciates my humor.

Morgan Mandel -- I chose Morgan primarily because I admire her courage in publishing her own book, Killer Career. Not only did she take the publishing bull by the horn, so to speak, she did so with an attention to detail and professionalism that I respect greatly. She shares advice, resources, and book reviews on her blog.

All three of these ladies also manage to do more in 24 hours than most people I know. I stand in awe of all of them. So ladies, I pass the honor along to you.

Here are the rules:

1) Accept the award, and don’t forget to post a link back to the awarding person.
2) Pass the award on.
3) Notify the award winners.


Morgan Mandel said...

Thanks for the award, Mary Ann. It's a beautiful award and I appreciate your kind words!

I'll figure out when I can pass it on in the midst of the Killer Career blog book tour mayhem that's happening starting 8/12.

Morgan Mandel

Helen Ginger said...

Maryann, you are so sweet. And I totally understand why the award was given to you in the first place. I'm going to really think about who I could pass this on to. Thank you so much.

Straight From Hel

Maryann Miller said...

Morgan, I almost didn't pass it on to you knowing how busy you are with the tour, but your name just kept popping up. :-)

And, Helen, thanks so much for the kind words. Ginger made me blush when she announced this on her bog, and now I'm blushing again. :-)

©DGreer said...

Okay, so I'm totally behind on everything. Nothing like a vacation to lose your momentum! Thank you so much for the lovely comments, Maryann. In fact, all you ladies are great pals and I adore you!


Maryann Miller said...

Dani, I knew you were still on vacation when I did this, but wanted to include you. And we think quite highly of you, too. :-)