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It’s a lovely thing to have one’s work recognized by one’s peers. I was blessed to have that very thing happen to me this week, when my fellow [sister] Writers’ Digest April Author Platform Challenge participant Kelly Williamson nominated me as “A Writer to Watch”. It was a wonderful surprise, and I deeply appreciate it.

I’ve been following Kelly’s blog, This Is Mine…Seriously, for the last couple of weeks. Her writing about her journey, and her family’s journey, through her mother’s hospitalization is incredibly moving. I would have nominated her for this award, had someone not beat me to it, for her sensitive, honest, introspective voice.

According to the rules, it’s now my turn to nominate five blogs that I follow.
The Liebster Blogger Award Rules are:
1. Thank the one who nominated you by linking back.
2. Nominate five blogs with less than 200 followers.
3. Let your nominees know by leaving a comment on their sites.
4. Add the award image to your site.

The Liebster Blogger Award

~A Writer to Watch~

My nominees for the Liebster Blogger Award are:

  • keynoncoaching ~ Kathy Eynon’s blog about the challenges and joys of the caregiver experience, particularly for those of us in the Sandwich Generation, is a must-read. Her point of view is both personal and universal. Even though both of my parents are gone now, I find her blog to be a source of excellent information and emotional support.
  • Help! Aging Parents ~ Susan’s information-packed blog is a great resource for people who are preparing themselves for becoming caregivers for their aging parents. She has several senior advisers for her blog, and their contributions are very helpful.
  • Caring for Mom ~ A lovely blog where you can share your own caregiving experiences. There is lovely, lyrical writing here ~ I consider this blog to be a caregiver oasis, a place to rest, reflect, and gather strength and sustenance for the next leg of the journey.
  • Leslie Ann Clark Images ~ I’ve known Leslie and her work for more than fifteen years now; we first met on the Illustrators listserv in the mid-90s. She’s come a long way from creating images and wanting to license them, to becoming a published author of children’s books. She is as sweet, kind, and lovely as her work is, and she is a walking, talking, drawing example of the value of persistence and hard work.
  • Drawing a Fine Line ~ Paula Pertile is another friend from the Illustrators listserv days. I am a big fan of her work, which is endlessly creative and unique. She also has a Zazzle shop, which features her work on a range of beautiful and useful gifts and products. Check out her adorable Etsy shop too!

I hope you find my nominees for the Liebster Blogger Award as inspiring as I do!

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