Wow, I am so honored to have received the Liebster (a German word in origin which means beloved, sweetheart, lover, darling) Award! The Liebster award, is an award given to new bloggers and is given among the blogger community to get to know each other and highlight a newbie. Gina from Next Door Painting nominated my blog, One Woman’s Adventurous Journey.
My blog is about my journey as a writer, a wife, a mommy, and an adventurer seeking ways to evolve, learn and experience new things.
Thank you Gina for the incredible honor of nominating my blog. I’m so touched by your thoughtful gesture. For those of you that don’t know the lovely Gina Henning, please allow me to enlighten you. She’s one of the most amazing women I know. Her generosity of spirit has no bounds. And she’s a talented writer to boot. So hop over to her website and check out her books and download them immediately. You’ll devour them from cover to cover. http://www.ginahenning.com
After receiving the award, I’ve been asked to answer a series of questions asked by my fellow blogger/nominator Gina:
What time of day do you blog?
Usually late at night after the kids have gone to bed
How many blogs do you read regularly?
One or two a day at most. I’m in the middle of editing my second book and struggle with finding the time to read everything I want to read. There are never enough hours in the day
Salty or sweet?
Hmmmm! Sweet but a mixture of the two would be decadent
Your favorite Blog entry (include link).
I loved writing this blog. It’s the story of how A Leap In Time came about. http://www.engyalbaselneville.com/story-born
What city would you love to get lost in?
In October, I traveled to Australia and New Zealand on a business trip. From what little I saw, I was in love with both countries. I would love to go back and explore without a time frame
What do you find most interesting about blogs?
Learning about the writers’ perspective and experiences
Last song you listened to?
Shut Up & Dance by Walk the Moon (hehehe)
Last book you read.
The Real McCaw by Richie McCaw
Have you ever read something you wrote to a group?
A couple of months ago, I did my very first book signing and reading. I was really excited and super nervous. I’ve never read anything I wrote to a group before that day. Once I started reading, it wasn’t nerves that got to me, it was the surreal moment of reading an excerpt from A Leap In Time to an attentive group eager for more. Yup, I chocked up and got teary eyed reading to them.
Do you like interviewing people?
I love it. I was a broadcasting major and getting to know people by talking to them and learning about their life.
Share an exciting experience Liebster.
A few months ago, I traveled to Australia and New Zealand for work. Both were on my bucket list so going was a dream come true. I traveled with a co-worker that I adored. We’re very good friends actually. While driving from Auckland to Rotorua with me behind the wheel, the GPS died on us. We were literally in the middle of nowhere New Zealand, no GPS and dying cell phone batteries without chargers. We were beyond lost and surrounded by farm land. Not a single person in sight. After the panic subsided, we looked at each other and started laughing hysterically. With nothing but our own instincts to guide us, we continued driving for about 45 minutes before the GPS miraculously came back to life. We were spared further mishaps and despite the moody GPS, we loved every single minute. I felt a spiritual reawakening that I’ll never forget. It was the trip of a lifetime and the experience of a lifetime.
- Acknowledge and link back your nominator.
- Answer 11 questions given by the nominator.
- Nominate other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
- Here’s the challenging part: Think of 11 new questions to ask your nominees.
- Let your nominees know that you have nominated them.
Here’s my nominees list:
- Tracy Krimmer
- Sheryl Babin
- Laurie Baxter
- Suzie Jay
- Connie Wicks Stephany
Here are my 11 questions for you:
- What was your first blog about?
- How do you pick the topics for your blog?
- Have you ever shared a blog that you later regretted? And if so, what was it & why did you regret it?
- If you could time travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and what time frame?
- Describe the idea man for your main character?
- Who’s your favorite heroine?
- What’s the most memorable meal you’ve ever cooked?
- What’s your latest book about?
- If you could play any character on TV from any decade, who would you be?
- Beach or Mountains?
- If you weren’t an author, what would you be?
Please let me know when you answer your questions, I would love to read what you have shared.
Thank you Gina for the wonderful opportunity to participate. I had a fun time answering the questions and really enjoying coming up with my own questions for fellow authors/bloggers.