So, here I am, just stumbling through the ether that is our social world on the web, and up pops an email. So I dutifully click to read, and what do I find? My buddy Big Jim Wright has nominated me for the Liebster Award. How cool is THAT?
After digesting this delicious little tidbit, I continued on my merry way and ventured into the bowels of my blog – where I discovered that my pal Superphoenix (has there ever been a cooler screen name than that?) has also nominated me. Hoo boy. I barely have time to wipe the sweat from my brow when I go to Facebook and trip over the posting that my dear friend Jenna Brooks has seen fit to include me in her nominations for The Next Big Thing. Now, I’ve put on a bit of weight over the last few years, due in large part to flying a desk for a living and having a beautiful wife who can cook like the Galloping Gourmet, so I wasn’t quite sure how to take that, at first. However, upon discovering that “NBT” is actually a pretty cool writer recognition doo-hickey, well, then my chest started puffing out even more – even far enough it got past my belly just a bit. I took a picture, if anyone wants to see….
So, suffice to say, thank youguysl….you having my undying gratitude :)
It’s truly been a grand week. I solicited for, and received, many new authors for my “Chatting with the Authors” segments, and garnered three very nice nods from my fellow pen-bearers – life is grand :)