Spreading Some Sunshine

I apologize! I've been a bit remiss in formally accepting and thanking a few of my fellow blogging writer mamas for presenting me with the Sunshine Blog Award. Just the right Rx for me this time of year!

The Sunshine Award is presented to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blog world. (Awww, shucks!) I was blessed to receive this award from three different bloggers within a few weeks of each other.

First, I'd like to thank to my friend Vivianne from Vivianne's Vista. Vivianne is a talented writer who walked away from an abusive marriage, experienced the life of a single mom and has just recently remarried. She has a very powerful and descriptive writing style that is sure to draw you in.

I would also like to thank Meagan Frank. Her blog is What the Blog is Going On Around Here? Meagan is an extremely prolific and perceptive writer who blogs about life experiences that cause her to grow as a wife, writer and mother.

And finally, I received this award from a lovely writer I've only recently discovered, Lisa Lawmaster Hess. Her blog is The Porch Swing Chronicles. Lisa is an author of two books in the educational market: Diverse Divorce, stories for use with children of divorce, and Acting Assertively, an assertiveness program for children in grades 4-8.

Now the rules of this award state that I'm supposed to pass it on to ten other blogs. But I'm breaking the rules. Yup, that's me, I'm a radical! I'm paying it forward to three blogs I really enjoy reading and encourage you all to visit.

I'm officially passing the Sunshine Award onto…

C. Hope Clark, who puts out the awesome Funds for Writers newsletter, she's got a great post on her site right now about the future of the publishing industry. Be SURE to watch the Youtube video link she has included in the post. Watch the full 2:26 minutes of it for the full effect!

Linda Formicelli's The Renegade Writer blog is excellent as well. She is co-author of the book by the same name. I've gotten some really helpful writing info from her blog and teleconferences and I'm saving up to take some of her online writing classes. She's awesome!

And I encourage you to visit Kristine Meldrum Denholm's blog, Stories of life: One writer mom's odyssey. Her blog is always chock full of great advice as well as terrific interviews with a variety authors. I'm always encouraged in my writing after a visit to her blog.

That's it for now, folks. Have an excellent "sunshiny" weekend everyone!


Kristine said...

Thank you so much for the honor Holly! I love yours as well!! :)

Lisa Lawmaster Hess said...

Wow, thanks, Holly! See, I told you I love your blog ;-)

NanaRuth said...

Congratulations on the awards! You deserve them.

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Thanks, mom! You might be a little biased, though. (Heh, heh!)