Friday, February 13, 2015

Liebster Award Nominee

I was graciously nominated for the Liebster by fellow Lake Writer, Juneta Key. The Liebster is a getting to
know you kind of post. A fun way for bloggers and readers to get acquainted. The nominator picks 11 nominees and gives each of them a set of 11 questions to answer on their blog.

In response, the nominees choose 11 nominees from their circle and gives them a different set of 11 questions. Basically, it's kind of like an interview. You might even be nominated more than once. Which is okay because you get to answer different questions and yes... have more fun lol. Now on to my set of questions provided by Juneta :)

1. Who is your favorite author?
Oh, that's a hard one, I don't really have a single favorite so I'll name one of them. Elmore Leonard. Elmore wrote noir and westerns. Quite a mix of genre eh? He is responsible for my favorite movie 3:10 Yuma, which was based on Elmore's short story of the same name. I love his no nonsense approach in his writing. He is precise in his descriptions and his dialog sharp and to the point. 
2. If you had 3 wishes what would they be?
To have security in life, to be able to make my son's dreams come true, a new car that doesn't give me weird dash light messages like it's trying to give me spy code. 
3. If you were given a free round trip ticket to anywhere, where would you go?
Scottland! Castles, Kilts and rich history :) 
4.  Would you rather live near the ocean, forest, mountains or the fourth option;)? 
Um don't know what the 4th option would be but I already live in the forest with the black bears and panthers. I think I would like to live in the mountains and experience some new wildlife. 
5. What is your favorite genre of music?
I don't have a favorite I don't think, I listen to just about everything. I love big band 40s music, I've gotten into some steampunk bands lately The Cog is Dead and Steam Powered Giraffe. 
6. Plane, Train, Boat, Car or other for vacation travel?
I've always wanted to take a train cross country. My dad told me stories about taking the train across the US during his training and travels during WWII. He loved that trip and made it sound like such a great adventure. Well until he got to Alaska where he was stationed. He didn't like the cold much lol. 
7. Where is your favorite place to escape from the daily grind to?
The library! Yeah, I'm a geek. It's quiet and there are treasures and adventures on every shelf just waiting to be discovered. I love to go to the library and browse or kick back and get lost in a book for a while. 
8. What is your best memory?
One of my best memories is the day I spent with my mom and my boyo at Sliver Springs when they had the Sarcosuchus Imperator (super croc) on display. We had a great time playing with the dinosaur fossils and taking pictures with this monstrous skeleton. We learned about some historic bone finds there in the springs and central Florida. It was a fun relaxing day topped off with a ride on the Glass Bottom Boats :) 
9. Do you have a hobbit? if not, what would you like to do for a hobby? ROFL @ SELF  okay this error was too good to correct—go ahead tell me who is your favorite hobbit? 
I love Merry and Pippin they have to go together. Too cute they are :) For hobby, I like to paint watercolor, and archery when I can. 
10.  What is the most memorable book you have read, or movie if not a big reader?
I guess the most memorable book I've ever read would be the Conan the Barbarian Series written by Robert E. Howard. They were the first novels I'd ever read and something in them just captured my imagination and turned me into a voracious reader ever since. 
11. Would you travel around the world in 80 days if you could? 
Why not, there might be something amazing out there to discover. 
Well, there you have it 11 random things about me. Now it's my turn to choose victims... I mean nominees.
1. Outlaw's pRose
2. Ink Dipped Moon
3. Elicia Hyder
4. Katherine Starbird
5. Katerina Dennison
6. Lorraine M Harris
7. Rebecca Vining
8. MaryAnn Bernal
9. Joe Triggs-Smith
10. Jean E. Lane
11. Brian Miller
Alrighty victims... er nominees :) here are your 11 questions. 
1. If you could spend a day in a book which book would it be and what would you do?
2. What are 3 things that are rarely known about yo?
3. What is your favorite coffeehouse treat?
4. Do you like to write with music or utter silence? If music, tell us what inspires your muse.
5. Tell us what makes your hometown awesome.
6. What inspired you to become a writer?
7. What is your favorite book to movie adaption?
8. Where is your favorite place to write?
9. Have you ever participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)?
10. Do you have a routine or thing that makes you feel ready to write? Like a special shirt or a writing exercise.
11. If the Tardis appeared outside of your house. What would you do? 
There you are my little Liebsters, now it's your turn to answer the questions and create a few for your own post victims... er nominees :) 


Pearson Report said...

Congrats to all your nominees!
It's fun giving, and getting awards.

I enjoyed reading your answers.

Cheers, Jenny
2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
Twitter @PearsonReport
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Juneta Key said...

Great answers. I like the train trip idea. I took 3 hour dinner train trip in Napa Valley that was fun. Thanks for playing.

Ink Dipped Moon said...

Thank you for the nomination. I love Silver Springs. Sounds like a wonderful day. Merry and Pippin are awesome, but Sam is my favorite hobbit.

Click said...

Congratulations on your award.

I'm stopping by on my way down the A to Z Challenge list and had to comment. :-) Yes, definitely visit Scotland, I live here and it's beautiful.

Good luck with the challenge.