Liebster Award!

I am honored to have been nominated for a Liebster Award!  I keep seeing it pop up on other people’s blogs, and I am absolutely tickled to get the chance to be a part of it.  I was nominated by Anja, whose blog is full of inspiration, motivation, and a lot of wisdom.  And she’s got great hair.  You should go check out her blog.

And now, down to business.  The Liebster Award is very unique in the fact it brings recognition to the smaller blogs of the ‘verse. With that in mind, all of the nominated blogs will have less than 200 followers.

The rules:

  1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Post 11  facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.
  3. Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.
  4. Display the Liebster Award logo.
  5. No tag back thingys.

Now eleven utterly random facts about me

  1. I have been married for seventeen years
  2. When I was 18, I traveled to England with a teenage theater company.
  3. I have met a surprising number of celebrities in my life, which is odd considering the fact that I live in a very small town in Michigan.
  4. I make fantastic peanut butter no-bake cookies.
  5. Snakes make me pee.
  6. My favorite flowers are lilacs and daffodils.
  7. I am either the unluckiest person on Earth, or the luckiest.  I’m not sure which, but I wouldn’t recommend standing next to me in a thunderstorm.
  8. I believe that a good laugh can fix almost everything.
  9. I used to be fluent in German.
  10. I can’t sing, but I do it anyway.  All the time.
  11. I believe that any day that involves Lake Michigan is a good day.

Eleven Questions I Have Been Asked

  1. If you could be any flavor ice cream, what color  would you be?  I would want to be lemon ice cream, because it’s sweet and tart at the same time.  And I’d want to be purple because that would be really unexpected.
  2. What authors, photographers or artists inspire you?  John Keats, Chopin, Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain and Douglas Adams.
  3. Do you have any regrets in life?  Of course!  But life can’t be lived in reverse, so I try not to dwell on them.  Although I really wish I could go back and un-say a few horrible things to my friend Kathy.
  4. Why do you blog?   I blog to to reach out to others, to give them something to think about or make them chuckle.  I also do it as a way to improve my writing habits.
  5. Are you an introvert or extrovert? Combo?  I am a recovering extrovert.
  6. Who is your hero?  Nancy Gideon.  She is a successful novelist who still has a day job and somehow still found time to raise her children while encouraging and helping aspiring writers.  And she is so astonishingly nice.
  7. Was there ever a food  you refused to eat as a child, but now can’t get enough of?  Brussels sprouts. 
  8. What do you think the color red tastes like?  Like good chili – spicy and tangy, but oh-so-yummy.
  9. If you could pick your own theme song…what would it be?  “I Will Survive”  (although there are days when Nugent’s “Kiss My A**” is a close second).
  10. What hobbies do you have NOT blog related?   I love needlework, especially embroidery and hand-quilting.  It’s my Prozac.
  11. What is your favorite number?  Six

Eleven Questions for My Nominees

  1. If you could be a superhero, what power would you want?
  2. Coke or Pepsi?
  3. What do you believe in?
  4. Who inspires you?
  5. Are you an Old Soul or Young at Heart?
  6. What was your first job?
  7. Pick your own question here…..
  8. What is your dream car?
  9. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  10. Dog person  or cat person?
  11. What one place would you like to visit before you die?

My Eleven Nominees (added a little bit late because I can’t count!)

Author: A.J. Goode

I am a romance novelist, single mother of three, and a high school lunchlady. To be completely honest, I have no idea which of those jobs is the most rewarding and which is the biggest challenge. I love them all. I write romance novels about the kind of people who might pass me on the street every day. My characters are often hurting in some way, and need to learn to trust others in order to heal themselves. I also blog about trying to focus on writing, and about my day-to-day experiences in small-town America. I write about life. The good, the bad, and the just plain odd.

5 thoughts on “Liebster Award!”

  1. I enjoy reading answers people give to questions posed to them. 6 is an interesting favorite number (Stan Musial fan?) and chili as a red taste is great! My mind went to something sweet like cherry candy. Of course now it’s lunchtime and I have a hankerin’ for a bowl of chili.


  2. Sorry about he chil craving! I actually wanted to nominate YOU for this, but I think you have more than 200 followers. If I’m wrong, let me know . . . because I just noticed I only nominated 10, not 11. Oooops. 🙂


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