Monday, December 6, 2010

News flash

Just a quick news flash --go here (Check out the interview by SA Larsen, The Writer's Alley) to check out the amazing contest for Lisa and Laura's new book, The Liar Society. Winner to be announced December 20th. You know they rock, and if you don't, get your butt over to their blog or one of the many pages they have (they are everywhere) . There is also a new website for the book where you can go and vote for which cover you would like to see on the bookshelves.
They are sweet.

In other news, I received this lovely award from Michelle Gregory.

Kristie Cook is starting her Purpose Virtual Release Party with a blog award. She says, "It's the brand-spanking-new 'Living My Purpose Blog Award,' because I believe we are all living our purposes in one way or another."
To accept the award, all you have to do is:
Right-click the picture to save and post on your blog.
Share one way you are living your purpose.
Share three other things about yourself.
Give the award to at least three other people, including links so we can check out their blogs.

This is a new one for me. So sweet.

One way I am living my purpose. hmmm. That's a toughy. I'm not like a scientist curing cancer or anything. I guess my purpose is to help others. I'm not expert at writing, but I love reaching out to others when they need a shoulder or a celebration. I love sharing stories of encouragement. Whew! That was a tough question. I probably sound a little silly or lame.

Three things about myself:

1. I still can't believe that I'm writing openly. I used to hide it, and was so scared when someone read it. Well, I'm still scared, but I'm more comfortable with the fact that it is what I love to do, and I'm not afraid to tell anyone.

2. I'm scared of failure. I'm sure everyone is, but I'm afraid I'll let my kids, hubs and myself down.

3. I can't be without music. It's always playing somewhere near me.

So the rules say to choose three people for the award. I, of course, would love to chose everyone, but the post would be super long. Here are a few folks to check out.

Kelly Lyman (Kelly's Compositions)

Crystal Cook (write because you must)

SA Larsen (Writer's Alley)

So for the rest of you, go up there and take the award because you all deserve it.

Have a great day!


  1. Congrats on your award! I hope you're having a great holiday season. :)

  2. Congrats on the award. And dude, everyone is afraid of failure. In the end, that's what we all don't want to do in front of other people. Cuz falling flat on my face in private? No big deal. On the world wide web? Uh...

  3. Aw, congrats on that lovely award! Very clever of Kristi to celebrate her new book this way!

    I'm sorry to hear that you struggle with a fear of letting people (yourself included) down. ((hugs)) You are amazing in so many ways, and I've personally been the beneficiary your reaching out to other writers to lift and inspire. Thank you for that!

  4. Congrats on your award! And for being brave enough to write openly and let people know about it - that's a big step!

  5. Christine, you ARE living your purpose. You are amazing. I wish I could somehow make you see that. :) Thanks for the award. :):):) You rock!

  6. Hey, thank you!! I just saw my email. I'll definitely post this next week. ((hugs))