A suitably vague blog title, I thought to myself...sweet, yet with a naughty undertone.
I again take the podium for another acceptance speech for an award bestowed upon me. Those of you who have followed this blog for any length of time probably remember that I'm terrified of public speaking. Ergo no speech.
The lovely Laurita Miller, regional friend and writer in crime, has present myself and 4 others with the 'Circle of Friends Award' aka 'The Big Blue Doughnut with Heart-Shaped Centre Award.' I am humbled to be included in her group of on-line friends whose work I admire and whose level of skill I hope to achieve one day. Check out her blog, Brain Droppings, and enlarge your circle of friends as well.
I am instructed to pass this on to 5 people within my circle of friends and will select those who have entertained me with their writing skills, lifted my spirits when I had little confidence in my own abilities and generally entertained me with their blogs. It's a tough call, but I think that I will select ones I hope run in different circles to help 'spread the joy'. I won't pass on any instruction regarding how many to pass this on to, just pick as few or as many you are happy to call friend. Oh, yeah. The five people are:
Mercedes 'super mom' Yardley at A Broken Laptop.
Elspeth Antonelli at It's a Mystery.
Dezmond at Hollywood Spy.
Aaron (yes, the guy from the fan club) Polson at The Other Aaron.
Anton Gully aka the Flash B*stard at The Black Dogs of Despair Reading Room (note to readers: I choose Mr. Gully as he loathes receiving these things and I enjoy his reaction--also, he is my longest running friend since blogging and a talented writer and I would be remiss not to include him in such a list...)
Do check out all of their blogs and be educated, entertained, amused or perhaps left in awe.