Leibster Award Response


I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award thanks to Gwen at “The 4 A.M. Writer” What an honor to be recognized by a fellow blogger. Thanks, Gwen!

The Liebster Award is intended to recognize up-and-coming blogs, particularly those with fewer than 200 followers. Here are the rules:
• Post eleven facts about yourself
• Answer the questions posed by your nominator
• Pass the award on to eleven new recipients
• Pose eleven new questions to your recipients
• Post a copy of the badge on your blog (type “Liebster Award” into Google images; you’ll find plenty to choose from). Notify nominees and include links to the originating blog, as well as the new recipients.

Facts about me:
1.  In May I’ll celebrate 25th writing anniversary.
2.  I love to research and share what I learn with my readers.
3.  My nonfiction is more popular than my fiction.
4.  I have 27 books published plus thousands of articles & other pubs.
5.  My first book published in 1996.
6.  I quit my writing career twice before I finally began earning a living at it.
7.  Can’t imagine focusing on anything other than writing.
8.  Have been teaching writing workshops for close to 20 years.
9.  I get more excited now about my “students” publishing than my own pubs.
10. I often read more than 1 book at a time.
11. Spent about 6 years reviewing children’s and YA books.

Q & A:
1. Current read: Haven by Kay Hooper (I think she’ll become a new fav) and Immortal by Gillian Shields (YA)
2. Something you can’t live without: My iPad. Love the apps for productivity and writing in snippets of time.
3. Social media platforms you’re active in: Mostly Facebook (LisaWrobleWriting) and Twitter (@lisawroble) though I use LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+ too.
4. Day job: Children’s Author + Seasonal Workshop Instructor (with a few semesters a year as an adjunct Developmental English professor)
5. Preferred reading genre: fantasy & sf
6. Somewhere you dream of traveling: Barbados (ever since I read  The Witch of Blackbird Pond in 5th grade)
7. Do you speak a 2nd language? Not fluently.
8. Personal preference: eBook or traditional? Depends on situation. Travel = ebook for sure; mostly still buy print/traditional books.
9. Favorite bestselling author? Anne McCaffrey and Terry Brooks
10. Best book you’ve ever read: Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind (immediately reread and learned about weaving in sensory description and plot pacing)
11. Most desired writing goal:  Make time to work on a fantasy series for YA readers and to be recognized for my fiction as well as my nonfiction.

Questions for my nominees:
1. At what age did you catch the writing/art bug?
2. Is the book better than the movie or the movie better than the book?
3. Do you prefer ebook or print?
4. What social media do you use most?
5. What is your favorite time of day?
6. What is your favorite holiday?
7. Who is your favorite fictional character?
8. If you could meet an author (or artist) for lunch whom would it be and where would you eat?
9. What are you currently reading?
10. What is your favorite genre (or medium)?
11. Who has been most encouraging of your writing/art career?

My nominees: (Not everyone responded to my nominee message but all are worthy of  following, so check them out.)
Writer’s Block 
Write with Warnimont 
The Journal Files
The Hippie Bookworm
Beth Rayner Art 
Bowen Diaries
Wes DeMott
Canadian Hiking Photography
Bottled Worder
The Better Man Project