It is a truth universally acknowledged that all bloggers write for attention and accolades. And though blog awards take us back to the cruel days in which kids did not bring valentines for the whole class but only for a select few, they also provide convenenient content inspiration, so I'm accepting this one bestowed by the brilliant Veronica Sicoe.
As per the rules, I have to share 7 things about myself. (For all my claims to oddness, this was not that easy, which much mean I'm not as abnormal as I like to claim. "And after all this time to find we're just like all the rest.")
1. Growing up, I had pet snakes (very plural) and a Bearded Dragon. Now it's just the dogs
2. For most of my youth, I was much better at math than English. I was even on some sort of math team in middle school. In the end, I pretty much stuck with the math when it was socially ostracizing and then quit right before it became a gateway to wealth, wisdom and the ability to cast spells on others with statistics.
3. I like jalapenos in almost everything.
4. I've never lived in the same place for more than four years. (Yes, I have boxed A LOT of books.)
5. As a kid, my bikes got stolen multiple times. As an adult, I have almost no interest in biking or cycling or whatever it's called. This might be related, though it probably isn't.
6. I wrote songs long before I wrote fiction.
7. John Elway was my favorite #7 and I even had a bright orange Elway jersey. (I also like the color orange, so there's a bonus detail. I especially like orange when it is on a tiger. So please do not contribute to the killing of tigers.)
PASSING ON THE AWARD
Some of these people have probably already received it, but that's usually how awards work.
Kelly Barnes at Words Have a Way, whose posts range from science to myth to writing to beyond. I think there are multiple dimensions and alter-egos as well.
Caitlin Niccol at Logically. Her A-Z posts covered an ambitious chunk of world history and mythology.
Aimée Jodoin at A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman. She hosts Peace Blogfests, posts Hamlet essays, dissects characterization and more.
Mira at Mira's Corner, a new blog that has already shown impressive versatility in her first month.
Finally Sommer Leigh, who may or may not be my benevolently evil twin. She's the go-to source for YA, superheroes, spec fiction and more.