Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My 2nd and 3rd Liebster Award!

I've been given this award by Nancy LaRonda Johnson forever and a day ago... and also more recently by C.J. Sullivan. Thank you so much ladies! **Blushing**
Rules of the Liebster Blog Award:
- Tell 11 random things about yourself.
- Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
- Post 11 questions for those who will be nominated by you.
- Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
- Get in contact with those 11 bloggers in order to inform them that you nominated them.

11 Random Things About Me
(I'm cheating here and sharing the same ones from my first Liebster)

1.~ I am afraid of Spiders.
2. ~ I am a mother of twins.
3. ~ I am addicted to my kid's laughter.
4. ~ I don't like talking on the phone. Unless it's my husband, mother or important. Cell phones are for texting and browsing the Internet. The home phone is for Telemarketers, whom I hang up on after wishing them good luck with the next call. (true, I feel for them) (bonus fact!)
5. ~ I like writing under the influence of wine.
6. ~ I like editing under the influence of coffee or Red Bull.
7. ~ When I paint my nails, my toe nails must match. Always.
8. ~ I very rarely watch scary movies.
9. ~ I live in Cyber Space, NY.
10. ~ I am fluent in Spanish, because....
11.~ I am half Spanish and half West-Indian.
I'm about to answer 22 questions, either get your drink of choice or skip to the end to find out if you have been nominated, you've been warned ;)
My 11 questions from Nancy LaRonda Johnson: 
1. Does your name have a backstory? Were you named after someone, does it have a special meaning, etc.
~ Yes! My Mom found my name from a book she was reading when she was pregnant with me. And I fancy myself a writer, so coming from a book is fitting and cool :D
2. What’s the one thing you wish you could brag to everyone about?
~ That I once took care of a spider that was about to attack one of my babies. I did it all by myself and didn't even faint in the process. Kudos to me.
3. What’s your favorite word and why?
~ YES. It doesn't get more positive than that!
4. If you could eat as much of anything you wanted without stopping until you could pop whenever you wanted, what would it be?
~ Ice cream!
5. What’s the one thing you wish you could say to your spouse/parents/siblings/best friend but haven’t?
~ Well my parents and husband know... so not them. But my best friend and siblings: "I'm publishing a book by the end of the year, eeek!" (Yes, I would include the eek in the announcement)
6. If you could make someone in your family the MC in a book or story, who would it be and what type of character would they be?
~ My kids. In a kids story. They would use their super powers to help other little ones in need.
7. If you could be a #1 NY Times bestseller for the one book you’ve written and can ever write, or be a relatively unknown writer of many books, what would you choose and why?
~ This one is tough. I would of course love to hit the NY Times bestseller list, but ultimately I just want to share what's stuck in my head. There is a lot of stuff in there, so I guess it would be the relatively unknown writer of many books.
8. Who’s your favorite actor and in what movie?
~ I don't know! I like too many of them. I suppose RIGHT NOW, I can mention Hugh Jackman because I liked him in Les Miss... and I LOVE him as Wolverine, you know, for his abs claws. I even gave one of my characters the last name Logan in his honor.
9. If you could only have a TV or stereo system (and no other music playing device), which would you pick?
~ Hmm, TV... I would find a music channel and make it all work ;) {Its not a different device!}
10. Would you rather vacation somewhere hot or cold, and where would that be?
~ Somewhere hot for sure.  Hawaii again would be fantastic!
11. What’s your most controversial belief?
~ Well, I'm not sure who finds it controversial, but I believe everyone has the right to marry the person they love. I don't care who or what they are. I love my husband and can't imagine how crushing it would be if I wasn't allowed to marry him. What in the world is wrong with loving someone? It's love. That's all that matters.
Speaking of marriage... today is my 9th wedding anniversary, thought I'd throw that in there...
My 11 questions from C.J. Sullivan:
1. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
~ No idea. None of the ones I come up have many pros, being human is good enough for me.
2. Is there anything you collect? If so, what?
~ Umm, books, shoes & shot glasses from all of our vacations.

3. What is your overall goal for your blog?
~ Connect with other writers and (hopefully) with future readers. Also, to share what I've learned... when I learn it..

4. How do you feel in big crowds of people?
~ Okay, I guess. I'm really shy so better in a crowd where I can hide than with very few people where I'll have to create chit chat.

5. Cell phones - what's your opinion of them?
~ They are for texting and social media purposes. Calls are for emergency only. I NEED mine.

6. If you could decorate your home in any style, what would it be?
~ Modern contemporary.

7. Do you believe in Extra Terrestrials?
~ Yes. I am one. Do not try to do experiments on me, it will not end well for you.
Ok, I'm not really one. But I am crazy about astronomy and such, and I cannot imagine than in the whole universe we are the ONLY planet where life was created. Maybe not in our own Milky Way Galaxy but somewhere out there.. I think so...

8. If you could meet any mythological creature, what would it be and why?
~ Oooh maybe a Zombie so I can smash its brains! (Obviously I have Walking Dead withdrawals) but since I'm not sure it counts as a mythological creature (though it popped up on google search as one) I'll go with a sweet Angel so he/she can tell me how it all really works.

9. Would you rather stay busy or have a lot of free time? Why?
~ I just want a great combination of both so I can use all my free time to get busy writing.

10. If you had a chance to travel to the moon, would you do it?
~ Nope. I'm scared of heights... and that's waaayy up there.

11. What music album are you still frequently listening to now that you also listened to years ago?
~ The oldest that I can think of is Bob Marley's album. Been listening to him since I was a very young kid and his music still brings a smile to my face.
Their Questions:

1 ~ Does your name have a back story? What is it?
2 ~ Is there anything you collect? If so what?
3 ~ What's the one thing you wish you could brag about?
4 ~ What would be your dream vacation spot?
5 ~ Who is your biggest supporter?
6 ~ What is your biggest pet peeve?
7 ~ What books have most influenced your life?
8 ~  So you believe in Extra Terrestrials?
9 ~ If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one thing, what would it be?
10 ~ What is your most controversial belief?
11 ~ What music album are you still listening to now that you also listened to years ago?


  1. Wow! Congratulations on your awards!!!

    I love the love you have for your twins - they could totally be superhero kids with a mom like you!

    Great answers to some great questions!

    1. Thanks, I love my love for my kids too lol

  2. LOL A zombie so you can smash its brains. Too funny!

    1. :D
      In reality I'd faint or run far away as fast as I can!

  3. Thank you so much for the nomination, S. K. A mom of twins! I'm sure you're a super mom and your little urchins are so blessed to have you. Wishing you the best, as always

    1. Thanks you Deanie :)
      I'll be looking for your answers!

  4. Thanks so much for the award! I will add it to my neverending list of things to do will get done...eventually...

    1. lol
      I was just trying to help you NOT have a void... o_0

  5. You are the Liebster Queen! :D Congratulations on the well-deserved awards. And I enjoyed learning more about you! I had to laugh about the phones. I HATE to talk on the phone. Glad I'm not alone there. :)

    1. I knew I liked, you. I knew it! Can't wait to not talk to you on the phone lol

  6. The third Liebster! It's because you are dear to all. :D I'm afraid of spiders too, ridiculous idea coming from a dragon but that's life. So you're an alien? hahahaha. That's so cool!

    1. Yes, sir Drago I am an alien... a nice one though ;)

  7. Cool never gotten a blogging award. Thank you I will try to answer these promptly. Congrats on the anniversary.

    1. Thank you!
      Will be looking for your answers ;)

  8. Thanks so much for the award. I think it's our 3rd or 4th Liebster Award!

    1. I tried to look through my nominees to make sure they were spanking new to this award but... yeahh, oops!?

  9. Thanks for the award!

    I hate spiders, too, and talking on the phone. And I don't watch many scary movies, either. I avoid things with zombies and serial killers like the plague.

    Congrats on your receiving it.

    1. You are welcome!
      Hope you are not too busy to answer my very deep questions lol

  10. Congratulations on your award! Thank you for sharing it with Effectively Human. Spiders...don't even get me started. Ugh! Wine - yes, I enjoy a good glass of wine now and then too. Best of Wednesday to you:)

  11. Thanks so much for the award! How sweet of you :) Lol! This is my 3rd time too. I'll get it up next week (still recuperating from April ;) )

    1. Ah sorry, I looked around but guess I missed them. Take your time ;)

  12. Love your answers. I hate spiders too. This week there was a BIG, ugly one near my bed. I used a vacuum hose to suck it up. The vacuum is my secret weapon agains those big suckers.

    I agree with you about your controversial belief, but not about the use of cell phones! I hate texting and only do it for convenience or to get a quick message through. I'd much rather explain in more detail via talking. Writer’s Mark

    Congrats on your anniversary!

  13. Hi S. K., I nominated you for another award. I know I'm keeping you busy with nominations for these, but this one is so perfect for you. Please go to: to find out more.

  14. Thank you again for the award S. K. It took a while, but I finally created my post for it.