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People Finding People – Nominated for Blog Awards!

Celebrating being found AND liked!

I have just been nominated for the “Inspiring Blog Award” and the “One Lovely Blog Award!”  The fascinating thing about this nomination is that is comes from Jane, the author of In My Mother’s Room.  Jane found my blog most likely due to the recent publication of my own care giving experience, “Who I Am Yesterday.”  I am honored.  Jane is a graduate from Ohio State University with a degree in journalism.  She is among those new friends that I have found since hanging my “author” shingle out in cyberspace.   I encourage you to visit her blog where she has written about her experience with her mother, as well as her blog describing the adventures of an empty nester.  Both are hyper-linked above. So, according to those who pass the torch, there is a protocol that must be followed by each nominee.

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you (check)
  2. Post the award image to your page (working on it)
  3. Tell seven facts about yourself (check)
  4. Nominate 15 other blogs (check)
  5. Let them know they are nominated (next task)

So, Jane, here I go:

Seven things about myself.

  1. I am older than Jane but younger than the Queen of England.
  2. Beer is okay, but I prefer wine (see Jane’s page for more detail)!
  3. I am married to the love of my life and my soul mate.  Although his current mental state has driven the man I met far away from me, I still cherish every moment I can share.  We still find humor in life and we still find joy.
  4. I love music of all shapes and sizes, as long as I can understand the words and if the words have some vague meaning (if there are any).  I also don’t care to walk away with ringing in my ears or have my heart pounding at escape velocity.  I do like form so, well, heavy metal is off the plate.  I have, however, heard some rap that impressed me.
  5. I am a stepmother and step-grandmother.  My husband’s offspring are very bright and a joy to know.  I myself have never had children.
  6. I graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a BA in Business Administration and have never stopped “going to school.”  This means I have accumulated a number of miscellaneous licenses, professional certifications and courses relevant to real estate and accounting careers.
  7. I love writing.  I was hooked the moment I held that first published copy of a book I had written in my hands.  I love the community of artists and creative people I have found in the process of growing into my new career.  This nomination makes me feel as though I have found a home.


Now I get to nominate 15 blogs that I enjoy or that inspire me.  Some of these people have been unknowing mentors; some are relevant to my diverse interests and searching mouse.  THIS is going to be fun! (Even if it did take me forever).
















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WANA Commons–Beautiful Blog Images without the Worry


Photo by Lisa Wiedmeier, WANA Commons

WANA Commons–Beautiful Blog Images without the Worry.

One of the things I have noticed as I browsed through author groups on Facebook and on blogs, is a concern for using the right things on our blogs without getting into copyright issues.  As authors we understand why people what to get paid for their efforts, but there is also a great, big world of the SHARE button out there.  Here is a place recommended by Kristen Lamb on her site, WANA (We Are Not Alone).

I intend to be a contributor!

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The Five Mistakes Killing Self-Published Authors

The Five Mistakes Killing Self-Published Authors.

As mentioned on my “What I Write” page, I have become another avid follower of Kristen Lamb.  I think that part of what an author’s blog should do is share the precious gems of tips and tools we find as we wander around on the web researching marketing avenues and writing techniques.   This lady is awesome.  In fact, I’m reading her Kindle book, “Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer.”  What a refreshing and empowering book!  I am finding cause to be less timid and to actually enjoy communicating with other authors and exploring ways of communicating.  You will find her blogs on this website on occasion, but be sure to visit her place yourself.  Who knows what treasurers you’ll find!

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Other Contact Points

Just for the sake of expanding networks, Victoria’s Reading Alcove is also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/readingalcove


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Welcome to the Reading Alcove ~ A Place on the Window Seat

This is the official blog of Victoria Adams, a published author.  It has been established as the contact point between the readers and the author and as a “window seat” where we can talk about the books and subjects that we find of interest.  The primary interests here are Caregiving Backstage (because I am one), Humanities for the Unbound Mind (because I love all related subjects), and Natural Science from the Observation Deck (because I am an amateur Natural Scientist whose heroes spend a lot of time thinking). It is the type of place where you can imagine grabbing a cup of tea, a comfy thing to sit or sprawl on and a warm place in the sun (or a quiet place to listen to the rain).  It is a place where we will explore the world of the word together.

Courtesy WANA Commons, Rebecca Burray

Courtesy WANA Commons, Rebecca Burray


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