Wednesday, September 02, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

I've been greatly honored to receive the One Lovely Blog Award from a special friend and writer, who is also herself a very worthy recipient of the award: liana Metallinou, writer of Art Stories blog.

Liana's blog features interviews with writers and artists as well as book reviews. She has also written a children's book: The White Snail. The White Snail is a collection of three short stories with lovely illustrations.

liana is a teacher, an artist and a free lance writer, writing travel, lifestyle, and food articles as well as fiction and non fiction for children. We met her because she also writes book reviews and has reviewed several of Henry's books. Very talented, she is also an artist with drawing, painting, and photography.

You can see her artwork and postcards at: Liana's where there are links to her art and her articles

It is now my pleasure to pass on this award. These are the rules for those individuals I choose. They are simple:
1) Accept the award, and don’t forget to post a link back to the awarding person.
2) Pass the award on.
3) Notify the award winners.

There are two persons I would like to pass this award on to, who have inspired me in different ways:

David and Linda Gregersen are teachers and missionaries living at the Namwianga Mission in Zambia. Their blog shows their daily life at an African school. Namwianga mission has a secondary school and college, an orphanage and a health clinic. The people they meet are fascinating and the stories real. I love the stories from the chicken coop and the people at their door. The students are excited about their education and will be teachers in villages when they finish college at George Benson Christian College. The Gregersens are having a great adventure in Africa and I am blessed as I follow along with their blog.

Bill Crider is a mystery writer and a retired college English professor. The Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery series is set in small town Texas and each book has been a delight to read. He also has written mysteries with college English teachers as reluctant amateur sleuths. The first book in the Truman Smith series was nominated for a Shamus Award by the Private-Ey Writers of America. Bill's webpage will show you his books as well as taking you along on some of his amazing vacations! His blog is eclectic - from announcing the deaths of celebrities from past and present to strange and marvelous events to humorous links - you won't have time to be bored as you read the numerous posts he makes each day.

Both of these blogs are unique in their own way. Enjoy!!!!!

1 comment:

Liana said...

Great post Mary Ann! I am glad I got to know about your two chosen bloggers and friends. Thanks a lot,