Posted by Kathleen Pooler/@kathypooler
The blog-o-sphere is full of inspiring people and their stories. Meeting them is one of the best parts of the blogging experience.
Cate is the author of This New Mountain: a memoir of Al Jackson as told to Cate Macabe. This memoir takes you into the life of a female private investigator in the Southwest. Cate is also a member of the board of directors of SouthWest Writers. She blogs at thisnewmountain.com.
Here are the rules for the Seven Awards:
- Display the logo on your blog.
- Link back to the person who nominated you.
- State 7 things about yourself.
- Nominate 15 (or so) bloggers for this award.
- Notify the nominees of their nomination.
7 Things About Me:
- I love to dance—with or without a partner.
- Any day I play the piano is a good day.
- I’m a homebody.
- I’m a hugger.
- Autumn is my favorite time of year.
- I am a cancer survivor/thriver of 18 years (NonHodgkin’s Lymphoma, Stage 4).
- I love, love, love being “Nana” to seven “angel-boys”, ages 5-11.
My Nominations: Many of the blogs I follow combine writing /publishing advice with sharing stories. I’m sorry I couldn’t include everyone I follow. It’s really hard for me to limit the list to 15 (or so) but if I included everyone, this would be a very lengthy post. You are all terrific and I appreciate your presence on my journey.
Here are my 15 (or so) nominees:
Sherrey Meyer: Writing to Heal
Susan Weidener: Women’s Writing Circle, a place to share our stories
Sonia Marsh: Gutsy Living
Cate Russell-Cole CommuniCATE Resoures for Writers
Shirley Showalter: Shirley Hershey Showalter, discover the power of writing your story
Linda Austin: Moonbridgebooks, write your past for the future
Pat MacKinzie X-pat Files From Overseas, inspiring courage, breaking barriers, creating connections
Victoria Noe Friendgrief, a place for you to share your experience dealing with the death of a friend.
Marian Beaman Plain & Fancy, Marian Beaman: Former Plain Girl
Debbie Pierce Musings of an ND Domer’s Mom, life’s too short not to be Irish!
Lynne Spreen Any Shiny Thing, Midlife Magic
Janet Givens And So It Goes, a collection of musings on life
Mary Gottschalk’s blog Welcome to my world, where I ponder the illusion that daily life is something we can control as well as the wonder of learning to live in the moment.
Carol Bodensteiner Writing inspired by the places, people, culture and of the Midwest.
Dawn Herring Refresh with Dawn For a Fresh Perspective in All of Life’s Dimensions
Madeline Sharples Choices, where Madeline Sharples, author of Leaving the Hall Light On, writes life stories in poetry and prose.
Linda K Thomas Spiritual Memoirs 101: Alway remember the things you’ve seen God do for you and be sure to tell your children and grandchildren. Deuteronomy 4:9
Sharon Lippincott The Heart and Craft of Life Writing: Tips, guidelines and observations for all facets of life writing.
Sue Mitchell An Untold Story: Write That Memoir–It’s Time.
Jerry Waxler Memory Writer’s Network
Thank you, fellow bloggers, for your inspiration, encouragement and enlightment in my life and journey. I appreciate the stories and lessons you share.
OK, your turn to pay it forward!
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