I am proud to announce that I have won a Major Award.
OK, it’s not that major. If it played baseball, the Liebster Award would be in the Carolina League. Regardless. I won an award!
The Liebster Award is given by another blogger who enjoys the content and personality of your blog to spotlight it for more readers to discover. (I edited the original award text here to fix some pronoun agreement problems. Once a copy editor …)
Matthew Peters, member of the Straw Valley Scribblers and author of the forthcoming thriller The Brothers’ Keepers, honored me with the Liebster, as did Cornelia Oancea, another Scribbler and accomplished short fiction writer. Thanks, guys!
The rules say I have to link to those who nominated me (done). Then I have to answer the questions given to me by the nominating blogger. In this case, I’m answering one question from Matthew and another from Cornelia. Here goes:
- Coke or Pepsi? Cheerwine. Duh.
- What are you doing today in another universe, if parallel universes actually exist? Sleeping. OK, too easy. In the Star Trek spirit of this question, Evil Chris would be a YouTube literary critic who makes his living trashing popular e-books with his vicious sidekick, Wally the Carnivorous Wombat.
- Choose a character in your latest story and tell us how he/she is similar or not similar to you. The most recent character I’ve created is a swimming instructor who lost half of his fingers in an industrial accident. I’m pretty sure I have all my fingers, but I’m not that good of a swimmer.
- If for some reason you couldn’t read or write, how would you spend the time you used to spend reading and writing? Probably building defensive earthworks around the perimeter of my yard.
- Tell us one of the biggest revelations your own writing has given you. Creativity is a limitless, universal resource.
And choose more bloggers to nominate. Hmmm. So many to pick from! I know — how about Jen McConnel? Jen writes YA and NA (New Adult) novels, the latest of which is The Secret of Isobel Key, out now from Bloomsbury Spark. I’m not going to add a question for Jen, because five is enough for anyone.