I’ve been nominated for another award! This time, it’s the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and I was nominated by Pam McIlroy whose wonderful blog about reading and writing can be found here.

Here are the rules of the award:

  • Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
  • List the rules and display the award.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  • Optional: follow the blogger who nominated you, if you don’t already do so.

Seven Things About Me
Well, this is starting to get a bit difficult because I’ve received a few of these awards now and I’m not sure there’s anything new for me to say about myself but I’ll try! I’ve decided to go with a romance theme since it is a very important theme in my life.

  • I write romance novels in my spare time. I hope to publish my first novel before the end of this year so it’s a very exciting time.
  • Talking of romance, I have been married for 25 years and celebrated this milestone with my husband and family with a trip to New York earlier this year.
  • We got engaged in Paris and spent our honeymoon there too. I spent my last big birthday there and we also took my older daughter there for her 16th birthday last year.
  • My husband and I met when we were travelling on a ‘plane to Rome to perform in some choir concerts there. It was to take us more than twenty years to get back again!
  • Travelling is one of my favourite things to do and there are still so many places I would like to see. Apart from Europe, I have only ever been to America so that leaves a heck of a lot of world still to see!
  • I play the piano (not very well) and a little guitar too, as well as being a singer.
  • My favourite romance stories or films are often ones where someone dies! I’m not quite sure what this says about me 🙂 Anyway, I love the film ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ and I also love ‘P.S. I Love You.’ In my view, the best romances make you cry your eyes out!

And now for my 15 nominees:
1. Cat Lumb: The Struggle to be a Writer
2. Heidi-Jo Swain: Writer’s Blog
3. Joanne Phillips: A Writer’s Journey
4. Helena Fairfax: Romance Author
5. Cynthia Harrison: Novelist
6. Karen Soutar: Fact and Fiction
7. J.E. Nice: Writer
8. Rebecca Bradley: Crime Writer
9. Janice Preston: Writer of Regency Romance
10. Bernadette O’Dwyer: Writer
11. Norah Colvin: Teacher and Writer
12. Debi Smith: Writer and Chocolate Lover
13. Sandra Danby: Writer
14. Ruth Livingstone: Fiction Writer and Blogger
15. John de Gruyther: Freelance Writer


17 Comments on Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. Thanks so much for the nomination, Julie! I’m thrilled to receive it. I enjoyed reading your list of seven things. What a romantic way to meet your husband! There’s the start of a great story 🙂 And I enjoyed your list of nominees, too. Some more writers to check out. Congrats on your own award!

  2. Thank you for the nomination! Love the ‘romantic’ facts about you. I’m off on holiday in a couple of days so my post will have to wait until I get back. Thanks again! xx

    • No problem at all, it was my pleasure and I’m glad you enjoyed those romantic facts 😉 Have a great holiday. I look forward to reading yours soon 🙂

  3. Congratulations on the award, Julie. I loved reading the seven romantic things about you. How delightful to both get engaged and honeymoon in Paris. I visited Paris once briefly a few years back and am looking forward to going again sometime. You are very fortunate being able to visit so many countries without travelling far. Visiting other countries from Australia requires a lot of travel.
    I greatly appreciate your nomination of me for this award. I will responds soon. 🙂

    • Thank you, Norah and I’m glad you’re able to accept. You’re right about us being lucky to have so many lovely places to visit which are so near to us. We might never get as far as Australia, although we’d like to but at least the internet is bringing us all closer together 🙂

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