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One Lovely Blog, Beautiful Blogger & Black Wolf Blogger Awards

For those who nominated me, I apologize for the long wait.

Today is a Lovely Ceremony because I have two types of Lovely Awards to give out and a Beautiful one as well.

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First I have the One Lovely Blog Award from LoudThoughtsVoicedOut.

LTVOYou know I really enjoy nice people and she’s a very nice person. That’s pretty much the best thing you can say about someone, isn’t it?

 

Then I have another Lovely Blog Award from Meredith of Meredith’s Musings.

MeredithsMusingsMeredith is a special LADY in my life. There are people that choose to be in your life sometimes that makes you feel good about yourself just by their choosing to be friends with you. Meredith is one of those people. I love the LADY very much but never tell her. Well I am telling her today. I capitalize the word LADY when speaking about her because she is one in every sense of the word.

Here are the guidelines for those who are nominated for the award.

1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award.

2. Display the One Lovely Blog Award on your Blog.

3. Share seven things about yourself.

4. Nominate fifteen Bloggers you admire. Inform them by commenting on their Blog.

 

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And there is the Beautiful Blogger Award from Tempest Rose of Nonsense & Shenanigans.

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Well can you imagine getting the Beautiful Blogger Award from a beautiful woman? Well I don’t have to. Tempest is a lot of fun to read and pulls no punches. Her name says it all and she really enjoys helping her fellow bloggers out.

THE RULES (though I follow them more like guidelines):

  1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award!
  2. Add The Beautiful Blogger Award logo to your post and blog (and add the rules/guidelines).
  3. Nominate 7 beautiful bloggers and say a little something about why you love their blog. (below)
  4. Notify the nominees by commenting on their blog.

 

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And one new award I hadn’t seen before called the Black Wolf Blogger Award from asmukti.

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The rules for the award are:

1) The nominee shall display the respective logo on her/his blog.

2) The nominee shall nominate ten (10)  bloggers she/he admires, by linking to their blogs and informing them about it.

 

I am going to combine the rules here as I nominate 10 people.

#1

Katie of Plus+ Beauty

I am new to Katie’s Blog World but I was just impressed by her.  She has a nice heart, a great personality, great sense of encouragement about her and there is a lot more.

My fact about me: I like ladies names beginning with the letter K apparently, as you will find out as you go through this list.

#2

PS Bartlett of PS Bartlett

What can I say about Bartlett? Great author, lovely lady to talk to, great to work with, loves to promote other authors, and just really an all around amazing person.

My fact about me: Her Bartlett’s husband and I share a name, and I have never been a pirate.

#3

Chris of  Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

A guy who promotes every author he can find.  That should tell you all you need to know about this guy. Well that, and he has no idea about how talented he is.

My fact about me: I once saw Willie B, the famous Gorilla of the Atlanta Zoo. My son has his picture taken on a statue of him.

#4

Hugh of Hugh’s Views & News

Well here I am with Hugh again. I can’t do an award ceremony without mentioning this guy. I don’t think anyone who knows him would say he isn’t deserving of this award. I am actually considering starting a Blogger Award as well and I might use Hugh as the Badge Image for it.

My fact about me: I told Hugh not long ago in a private conversation that he was an incredible person and one of the best friends I had. Everyone has someone they think of as their best buddy. Well I had a lady best buddy, lost that one now, but I haven’t lost the best guy buddy.

#5

Amanda of insidethelifeofmoi

One of the best bloggers around. I’ve worked with her on articles and seen how she does her creative work. Although those creative compilations were only for a brief time it was a great experience. If you know her, you love her.

My fact about me: I still am not sure what a jammy dodger is. But I do love a good chocolate chip cookie and a glass of milk. Only hold a cookie in the milk for 10 seconds, no longer, or you end up with cookie cereal. Yes, my son does it on purpose.

#6

Faith Unlocked

Inspiring, always participates in my Haiku Challenge, and just a very peaceful place to visit. I have no idea if Faith Unlocked is a guy or woman. Doesn’t really matter, just curious. The message is the same.

My fact about me: I am very much a Christian guy. I am into apologetics

#7

Kat of Dandelion Fuzz

Likes my articles, is a Beatles fan, has a dog that thinks it’s a person. Cool, huh?

My fact about me: I saw Paul McCartney in concert and have a cat that thinks it’s a dog. It comes when you whistle for it.

#8

Colleen of Silver Threading

Colleen was  a surprise addition to my Blog World. I guess really everyone is, but this is another one of those LADIES. A very wise woman and very lovely in every way. Oh and one last thing . . . she really is that gorgeous because she posted photos of her daughters and she passed on the gorgeous genes to them.

My fact about me: Well, Colleen’s husband and I share a name, and I used to do embroidery for a uniform company on a very expensive computerized system. What connection is that to Colleen? You’ll need to check out her blog, and it has nothing to do with the title of her blog.

#9

Kate of Dazzling Whimsy

Real life friend and a wonderful person. Dedicated mother to three beautiful daughters who I like to pretend are my own sometimes. An encouragement to others and did I mention a dedicated mother? I wish I could fully explain that but I don’t know that I really could.

My fact about me: I get  on the crazy train sometimes, or used to and Kate  has been there to suffer the brunt of it a lot. She hangs in there and is like “Get better and I’ll be here to talk to.” Oh, and that train was mostly before the concussion.

#10

Jenna of Jen’s Pen Den

And finally Jenna. I love Jenna’s blog because she shares some great information and does it quietly. She finds these great articles about writing and we also share a lot of the same thoughts about things. She is one of those great people to have as a friend that you don’t have to worry about turning whack on you. She just puts into her writing instead. Oh, and she has her dimples insured for like a million dollars or something like that.

My fact about me:  I used to write everywhere. I even wrote a book sitting in a car at the University during the afternoons in the heat and the cold. I have dimples too. The ones you can see are the one in my chin and I have one on the right side of my smile. Well that one may not be a dimple if I lose more weight.

 

Well, there you have it. My nominations for all three awards. If I didn’t mention you it’s not because you didn’t deserve it, it’s because I was interrupted about a hundred times while doing this.

Tempest put a video at the end of her award and so I shall too.

Much Respect

Ronovan

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Very Inspiring Blogger Awards from . . . Sharu, Jill, Colleen & LoudThoughtsVoicedOut

No, these did not all come in today. Unfortunately I have been extremely neglectful in showing appreciation to these ladies for honoring me with these awards. There are many awards out there and I like receiving whatever happens to come my way. New types fascinate me, but knowing I inspire someone I think much be the best thing a person can be made aware of. (I have no idea if that made sense it went on so long.)

Very Inspiring Blogger Awards

(The rule is not to use blue for text because links are blue. I like blue, so neener neener neener.)

Let me throw down the rules then get into the good stuff.

  1. Thank and link the amazing person(s) who nominated you. (Wait for it . . . )
  2. List the rules and display the award. (No doubt! Duh!)
  3. Share seven facts about yourself. (Gonna have to dig deep for this one. Any kids reading this?)
  4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated. (Only 15? But then others will hate me. Now I am gonna be a hater baiter.)

 

First off I gotta say, this is like the most beautiful quartet of people to appear in a VIBA acceptance ever.  Let me take a moment.

Okay moment over. Now this is how y’all make me feel, but I know the ladies won’t be wanting to use this on their blogs, although I created it. It doesn’t go with every blog. So scroll down and you can save and use the next one.

VIBA

 

 

Very Inspring Blogger Award

 

First we have Sharu of life, laugh, love

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Next up Colleen of Silver Threading

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                                                                              And now LoudThoughtsVoicedOut

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Thank y’all for the award.

 

Now for the facts:

  1. You pronounce my name like Donovan but with an R. That’s right. I know it is a difficult concept, but it is not Ron OOO von nor is it Rononninvnnanna. That last one is for those of you who have probably seen the name, attempted to say it out loud, and did not give up in the middle thinking you could save it. Didn’t happen, did it?
  2. I eat salmon or tuna almost every day for either lunch or dinner. Even when I might cook something else, although my hands get burned often and I am almost bodily removed from the kitchen, imagine that for a moment. I am a tall man, I will pick my tuna or salmon, or a salad instead.
  3. I fall in love daily with the same person. No, this has nothing to do with my amnesia, y’all are just that amazing.
  4. I am the worlds worst writer when it comes to punctuation.
  5. I sleep about 2-3 hours a day.
  6. I once saw a concert by Henrietta the Singing Chicken when I was a kid.
  7. I freak my son ‘B’ out at times when I start dancing to make him laugh. He had no idea his Daddy had rhythm and could bust a move. Even though it hurts like crazy, it still gets him out of bad moods and back to laughing. His Daddy’s got some Bass.

 

Who am I nominating?

K.S. Fause of K.S. Fause -“I sense great things for you. Develop your craft; write your book; you will be a success.” Meredith of Meredith’s Musings. I thought that summed up her site fairly well. A love her poetry. I discovered her through her participation in my Haiku challenge and it has pushed me to try harder.

 

Amie of Confessions of Amie – Loving her poetry. She puts her heart and her battles/struggles in it. What else can you ask for than that. The link takes you to one of her works called ‘Writing in the Sand‘.

 

Battered Wife Seeking Better Life -Met this wonderful lady through my Haiku Challenge on Twitter when she tweeted her Haiku. I raved over it, took it, and put it in the comments on the challenge. We’ve been friends since, with her even catching up with all of the challenges. You need to read her story and support her. There’s a lovely lady behind that title.

 

Becca of On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea – What a great addition to my world. Love her enthusiasm for my Haiku Challenge and I love her site, both for content and visually. You need to check her out.  The blog people!!!!

 

Faith Unlocked – Another Haiku Challenge participant, dedicated to the challenge but more important dedicated the Word. I can’t stand not knowing who someone is. It’s one of the concussion things. If there is something my brain does not have the answer to, it will dwell on it for days. I’ve had to learn to try and distract myself with this unknown, but their name is known where it counts.

 

Kat of Dandelion Fuzz – A more recent encourager of mine that I have enjoyed exchanging words with, in a friendly way. There are different ways to inspire someone, and one way is to simply talk to them, and enjoy. At times that is the MOST inspiring way. For that I thank Kat greatly.

 

Georgia Mom of Far From Grey Street – Sometimes you run across someone who is there to look out for your own good. Well Georgia Mom is one of those people. She and I have our moments but she has a great heart and really puts herself into her blog.

Jo Robinson of Jo Robinson-Writer – And that she is, a writer and author at that. In fact, on September19, 2014 she will be the next Author Interview on my LitWorldInterview site. (That’s tomorrow as of this writing.)

 

There are a lot more I am forgetting and I know it. There are those that continue to Inspire me that I have given the award to before, and will in the future if I am offered again, but for now I will simply say thank you to Amanda, Hugh, Jen, Kate, Cat, Nishi, Serin, FlorenceT, Eloise, Cyril, and the countless ones I am forgetting . . .  oh, Meredith and Colleen for certain. I would give the award to all of you each time.

 

That’s all for me now until next time, I have another award to write up. See you soon,

 

Much Respect

Ronovan

 

 

 

 

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Very Inspiring Blogger Awards From . . . Jennifer Terry & Blondewritemore.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

 

As some may have noticed, or perhaps not, my content output is decreasing. If not for the Haiku challenges there would not be that much these past few days.  Why do I mention that?

 

I once again am having to combine award recognitions. As my ability to come through with content has  decreased for certain reasons that I will not dwell on, I will simply get to the recognition of two wonderful people that nominated me and ask for forgiveness in combining them into one article.

 

Jennifer Terry of The Things I Yell At My Television. As I mentioned in a previous article about this lady, do you really need any other reason than the name of her blog to actually click and visit her? Do you really? You do? Seriously? Oh give me a break!

 

Now, onto the next lovely person . . . I said the next one. Stop harassing me about Jennifer, yes I know the Lion scared you when you went to look, but it was just a picture. No, it was yawning, not trying to eat you.  And yes she has  a book available at Amazon called You’ll Know Her When You See Her and it has a dog on the cover. Why not a lion? I don’t know go ask her in her comments!

 

Now where was I? Oh yes, a VERY lovely person I only know as Blondewritemore. Perhaps her name is Blonde Writemore? But anyway, if that is her picture on her page then she looks great in glasses and a book. Yes, I am sure she’s read the book. No, I don’t know how many pages the book is. Does it really matter? Yes, Cyril, it’s okay if you click on her article Hairdressers and Writers.

 

I believe there are rules to this engagement:

  1. Thank and link to the amazing person who nominated you.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Share seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  5. Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

 

My Seven Facts That

  1. I think the flour tortilla is an amazing creation that can be used as an edible plate. You can put anything on it and don’t have to worry about dishes. It’s biodegradable as well. This goes along with a previous fact I mentioned somewhere else in an article of some sort about any food worth having can be eaten as a sandwich. A flour tortilla is floppy bread.
  2. I was once bitten by a spider right before the release of the first Spider Man movie. When I arrived at a private viewing of the movie and talked to the host he asked about my hand. I explained. During the moments before the movie started he made the announcement that if I suddenly shot webs out of my butt or climbed the walls, it was okay. I had simply taken the theme of the night to the extreme. I went home with a door prize.
  3. No I do not know what Jennifer Terry looks like so please stop asking.
  4. I once felt like I was going to fall on top of Andre the Giant’s head when I was no more than 3 years old. It was in Florida at an arena and I was sitting on the floor with my legs hanging over the edge. Little did I, a 3 year old, know that the tunnel to backstage was beneath me. Then Andre walked out. I’m not sure if I Pirates of Penzance or perhaps there was a beverage spill that I had not noticed before, but it was a very unusual experience.
  5. Pac-Man for Atari became so easy I began laying on the couch with my feet on the back of it and my head hanging upside down and playing it that way. I am sure you all tried it. Admit it. I see you Nishi. I know you did it. Don’t hide over there Amanda. You’ve admitted to far stranger things in our interview that I left out.
  6. When I first had the courage to skateboard down the street in front of my MawMaw’s house, well I did not consider the fact that at one point, if I managed to stay on long enough . . . it turned into a very steep . . . you guessed it, hill. Needless to say a young boy, a skateboard beginner, no breaks. A six foot deep ditch. There you have it.
  7. I have recently been wanting to do an article on Salt of Salt-N-Pepa, the rap duo. I apparently think she was an extremely attractive woman. Talk about a woman that can work the short hair? Mmm Mmm Mmm

 

 

I apologize, I had to take a moment.  Did you know Salt’s real name is Cheryl James and if you google and the click images you get a whole page of beautiful? (sigh)

 

Okay, now my nominees.

Amira Makansi of The Z-Axis Why? A writer that knows what she is doing and puts some long hours in. I have an interview her that I am actually putting the final touches on. It is about the writing process from beginning to publishing. Not a normal author interview and to be honest there were moments I just went ‘yes’ and I felt like I was doing the right things and then there were moments of ‘duh’ as I realized I was blind to the obvious.

 

Kuheli S of Kajori only one LIFE We recently came to know one another but she had some kind words that kept me going. Sometimes that’s all you need, a few kind words. Who hasn’t been inspired by that before? Who becomes uninspired by kindness? I thank you, Kuheli for your following and for your being.

 

The Owl Lady She likes my work, reblogs and helps a lot. When I am feeling a bit low, she is there to help. Do I depend on that? I never assume anything. When I do see she has been at her special work it does make me pleased and able to continue on. Thank you for your quietly doing what you do.

 

Tempest Rose of Nonsense & Shenanigans is another great WordPress community member and Friend. I am surprised it’s taken me this long to publicly recognize her help to my blog through what she does. It’s not always  about the comments or the likes. Sometimes it’s about support and promotion. She’s one of the best and her giving some attention to what I do is greatly appreciated and definitely inspires me. Thank you Tempest Rose for what you do. And I love your new Header Photo. At least I think it’s new. With the concussed head of mine who knows?

 

Jolene of Valley Girl Gone Country does a great job of liking my work. Sometimes you just need that person you can depend on. And when you don’t see them around for a while you worry. Jolene is one of those for me. You know when it gets to that point you count someone as a friend, even if you don’t talk often. You don’t have to talk to have a friend.

 

Eloise of Thoughts by Mello-Elo has recently become a good friend to me. Her self motivated writing and publishing career, never stop attitude, and her participation in my Haiku challenge have been wonderful for my spirit to continue blogging. She is a lovely lady, the real thing, the smile in the photo on her site is not just a picture it is what she is. I’ve read one of her books and enjoyed it. (Which reminds me I need to do a review.) And  yes, there is an interview coming eventually. Thank you Eloise for giving a man a boost when he needs it and a kick when he refuses the boost.

 

Much Apprecation to you All

Ronovan

 

 

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One Lovely Blog Award From . . . Monika Cornec.

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First of all, I apologize in the lateness of the acceptance of this award. I have never received this one and it brings a smile to my face, as do all of those who nominate me, each time I think about it. My blog being considered lovely by someone means a lot to me. It goes to show that no matter what one looks like or what one might be they may create something others find enjoyable, thus never consider anything you do to be not interesting or worthy of sharing. Someone will find it and connect with it.

I never would have called my blog lovely. But I do like it. And now I have the One Lovely Blog Award courtesy of Monika Cornec of monimorphism. “I appreciate good writing and individual expression. That is why I follow your Blog. I may not agree with everything you post but I admire the “way” you present it.”-Monika Cornec’s About.

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There are a few guidelines that come with accepting this award.

1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award.

2. Display the One Lovely Blog Award on your Blog.

3. Share seven things about yourself.

4. Nominate fifteen Bloggers you admire. Inform them by commenting on their Blog.

Seven Things About Me

  1. It’s 3:23 AM right now and I am still awake. Most of you know why.
  2. I once picked up a sharp object off the ocean floor at the beach and it turned out to be a  sharks tooth. That was kind of cool.
  3. I have an about to be 10 year old son that can bat right and left handed. He did it naturally. Now he is trying to teach himself to pitch left handed as well. It’s going okay, but I stand well away from him.
  4. When I make a peanut butter sandwich I use creamy peanut butter and then put peanuts on it. It has a fresh taste to it and doesn’t have that chewy feeling like chunky peanut butter does.
  5. I can make homemade caramel and butterscotch sauce. And vanilla wafers too.
  6. I make homemade pizza chips. Fresh and seasoned the way you like and taste great. Baked not fried. 🙂
  7. I write poetry that makes people think I may be suicidal but I’m not. I have to let it out or I might turn that way. So no worries when you see the crazy poetry. It’s a good thing. 🙂 Just enjoy the insanity.

 

My Nominees

DazzlingWhimsy

Eclectic odds n sods

Ways of Life

Her Other Lovely Sides

ReReading Jane Eyre

Jen’s Pen Den

Mizshazz Style

Active Army Wife

Insidethelifeofmoi

Inked Roses

The Showcase

Mara Eastern

Words with a View

Sweeter than Honey

The Lit Bear

Hugh’s Views & News

There are so many others that I enjoy and find beautiful and have not listed here. I believe as I do come across you I will share this award with you. You know the reasons for this forgetful mind. Just know that many of you will be receiving this award. I love all of my Friends here in this community, and I appreciate each one of you, new and familiar.

 

Again, thank  you to Monika for this special award. It does make one feel lovely.

 

Much Appreciation to you All

Ronovan

 

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Brave Heart Award

Brave Heart Award

Brave Heart Award

The lady of Embracing a Wounded Soul honored me with this award. I had never heard of it before now, but I think I like it. I don’t know if I would call myself brave but I do have a heart. So I’ll take half credit for it. The lady deserves it for sure.

  • Tell us a little bit about your blog. Who designed it?
The Theme is a free one from WordPress and I have put together the look and feel of it to match the place I was in at the time I began the blog. I’ve thought of changing it a little but each time something seems to make the look appropriate. I’ve done a bit of experimenting with the various aspects available to come up with something a little different here and there.

 

  • What is the title and description of your blog?
 RonovanWrites. Author of MG/YA/NA/A Fiction through the eyes of a Lost Mind.

 

  • Who is your intended audience? Whoever happens to wander through. I want to be a place people can come for a little variety, enjoyment, and understanding.

 

  • How did you come up with the title of your blog? My name is Ronovan and I write . . . anything and everything. If people are wondering about the Lost Mind part, well, that has to do with amnesia.

 

  • Give us an interesting fun fact about your blog. It will be 3 months old on July 17 and I put out at least 3 pieces of content each day. Why? I’m nuts.

 

  • What other blogs do you own and what makes them alike? I have some in the thought process but not sure if I will actually do anything. I do have an actual website that isn’t hosted, why, money. It’s ronovan.com, very original, huh?

 

  • Do you have any unique talents or hobbies? Talents? Hmm, I can teach little girls to drive golf carts. Actually I don’t know of any. Hobbies? I write. Unique ones? I love people. Actually maybe one talent is the ability to listen and just be open to actually listening to what others have to say and putting aside my own feelings in order to try and help them to get to where they need to be.

 

  • What can we expect from you in the future? I need to, as they say down in my part of the country, hunker down . . . and get to work on revising my YA novel. I just this week started three Haiku Challenges and have Author, Cross Culture and Blogger Interviews on the way. But in truth, I want to get back to more of the writing, although I am learning a great deal about writing in everything I do. I have found the more you write, no matter the kind of writing, you learn, you learn your voice, and you learn your art. Oh, and I also have a second book in a romance novel trilogy that I was writing that I actually want to do possibly as a stand alone book instead. It’s a bit of a unique take on romance I think. I’ve found my writer’s voice now, I think I can do something more with it.

 

  • Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers/bloggers? I like to say that tips from me are like chastity and relationship tips from the Kardashians, not worth much. But I suppose for writing . . . keep writing, read a lot, and not just books, but anything you can get your hands on. I read blogs of other writers and learn what does and does not work. For Bloggers . . . just don’t stop. Proofread what you put out, preview before you publish, take advice from other bloggers, engage with your those who comment on your articles and posts, and do not argue with an internet troll. Don’t feed the trolls. Also don’t be afraid to experiment with your blog early on. Also always be honest. A reader can smell a fake a mile away and won’t come back.

 

  • Before you go, could you share a snippet from your blog? I will share a post I wrote once. “I don’t write poetry, I write micro chapters of my life.”

 

I would like to nominate the following blogs for the Braveheart Award:

To be honest I don’t know what constitutes a brave heart for this award. We all have them. We all live each day and don’t give up. Perhaps those who are willing to give of their hearts even when they know it won’t turn out well for themselves or perhaps follow their hearts when it won’t make loved ones happy.

 

I suppose Kate of DazzlingWhimsy comes to mind as she raises her daughters by working so hard. I don’t know how she does it all, but she does. I’m not sure her girls even realize what all she does yet, but they will someday. Moms don’t come better than this one.

I think Cielo of Ways of Life for loving as she does and showing fun on her website. A brave front and brave face to go with a bravery to follow her brave heart. I read her site and see these funny articles and all of her fascination with makeup and I know there is more behind it. She’s helped me understand there is a lot more to people sometimes than you think. She’s a good one folks. Just don’t tell her I said that.

Hannah of Inked Roses comes to mind for bravery to throw herself out and into her writing in spite of her tendency to hold back. I want that brave heart to break a lot of walls down.

 

I think the rules are to answer the above questions, post the award, link back to who gave it to you and nominate others.

 

Much Respect

Ronovan