The wonderful Caroline Peckham has given me this very magical, very sparkly blog award! Thank you Caroline! I’m so excited about this because, even at 28, I’m still a sucker for unicorns. It’s all Peter S. Beagle’s fault.
This award is Caroline’s own creation, and she describes it as such:
This award is designed to celebrate your individuality as a person and fellow blogger. If you think about it a unicorn is just a horse with a horn and YOU are just a person with a blog and yet both equate to something special and unique!
As a condition of accepting the award, I have been challenged to write a 400-word max blurb about my life, as if it were the back of a book. Alright folks, here we go:
It all begins when an act of DNA swapping goes DANGEROUSLY CORRECT. Nine months later, on a spring morning in 1987, a girl named Shannon Noel Brady… IS BORN!
She grows up bouncing around U.S. state after U.S. state, finally settling down in New Hampshire, where she climbs lots of trees and writes lots of stories. She adores writing, and writing adores her—it’s a romance that will last forever. OR WILL IT?
Upon moving to California at 17, Shannon turns her attention elsewhere. At college she majors in dance, setting aside her romance with the written word. She and dance stay strong for many years, all the way up to graduation and beyond. But her first love is not far from her mind, and it’s on one fateful day in autumn—probably raining, because that sounds appropriate—when that love walks back into her life and A STEAMY AFFAIR ERUPTS!
Dance understands, tells her it only wants her to be happy, and so Shannon and writing gallop off into the sunset. She pens her debut novel, half so far of a second, and several short stories, one of which even gets published.
BUT THE STORY’S NOT OVER.
Will Shannon finally find an agent for the novel she’s been querying? Will she finish her second book? Will she ever stop watching that cat video and get back to work?
READ AND FIND OUT!
Now, my 5 nominations for the next recipients of this fine award. I did this only a few weeks ago for this award here, (a post which, weirdly enough, also includes a unicorn! [sort of] ) but I will choose 5 new blogs. These are all blogs that I actively seek out to read for their great posts, authored by super great, nice people.
1. Ruby Browne | Creative Nonfiction and Poetry
2. brainsylvania | stuff and nonsense
3. Pieces of mind | the official website of L Thomas Cater
4. Blood & Ink | The ravings of a frazzled writer
5. A New Lowe | Writings of things by Tristram Lowe
If you’ve been nominated and want to receive this shiny award, just complete the same challenge that I did (back-of-book blurb about your life) and nominate 5 more people. Unicorns all around!
And of course, read Caroline’s blog as well. It’s awesome, she’s awesome!