Sunday, October 14, 2012

And I Humbly Accept...

The Liebster Award!

Given to me by the lovely Tamara over at  One Magic Bean Buyer Thanks!

-Answer the presenter's 11 questions
-Choose 11 lucky recipients
-Formulate 11 questions for them to answer
-Plaster the award on your blog

Here were Tamara's questions for me:

1. What is your favorite month of the year? 
Soooo easy. October! My birthday, Halloween (also my anniversary), beautiful foliage, energizing weather, no more bugs, I could go on...

2. What's the number one most played song on your iPod?
Radiohead Lotus Flower (I just cannot listen to that song enough, and I'm not even sure why)

3. Name three writers you admire and tell us why. 
Jeanette Winterson (inventive and passionate)
Daphne du Maurier (suspense genius)
Tracy Chevalier (dreamy prose w/fascinating historical settings)

4. If you were reincarnated as an animal, what would you want to be? 
I WAS going to say one of my own spoiled rotten doggies.
But then I thought a Phoenix would be even better - reinvent yourself whenever those gray feathers start showing up...

5. What is one of your favorite quotes? 
Those three words
Are said too much
But not enough
(Gary Lightbody lyrics)
Everyone knows what the 3 words are, even though he didn't actually say them. Brilliant.
6. What chore do you hate doing? 
What chore DON'T I hate doing...
Weed-whacking. Hot and buggy, makes my arm hurt after a while, and I always end up with several nasty nicks out of my shins from flying debris.
Another reason to love October-no weed whacking.

7. If you could throw any kind of party (money is no object) what would it be? And for whom?
Ha! A book release party for me, of course! Ideally sometime in October, and in costume.
For anyone who wants to come, especially if they want to buy my book. I'd like it to be in a massive old barn, at night, with great food and music.

8. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would you stay?
25. It was a great year :)
9. If you could have any talent in the whole world, which one would you choose?
That's a tough one because there are so many possible answers.
I think I'd like to be able to sing like Adele.
Excorcise my own demons. Travel the World. Entertain people.
Make heaps of money doing something I love to do.
10. Which superpower would you pick if they were up for grabs? 
Reincarnation. One life is NOT enough.
11. If you had to change your first name, what name would you want? 
Katherine - mostly because I like all the nicknames (except Kitty, that's just silly).

This prestigious and higly coveted award can only be given to those whose blogs have fewer than 200 followers - but not for long, eh?

Here are the next Lucky Eleven-

1. Chris Allen-Riley

2. E L Adams From the Writer's Nest

3. The Writerly Exploits of Mara Valderran

4. Brianna Shrum A Shortcut to Shrums

5. Catherine Scully

6. Kristina Perez

7. Yolanda Renee Defending the Pen

8. Heather Riffle

9. Robbie MacNiven

10. SJP's Title by Jaq

11. Aldrea Alien-Thardrandian Thoughts

And here are the 11 Questions

1. If you were to choose a Nom de Plume, what would it be?

2. What is your favorite flower?

3. If you had to live prior to 1900, what century would you choose, and why?

4. What is your motto?

5. Lake or ocean, and why?

6. Tell us three things about a favorite character you've created.

7. You're in a car and this song comes on the radio - you can't change the station fast enough.

8. Which author influences you most as a writer, and in what way?

9. When you get writer's block, doing this helps. (If you never get writer's block I'm blowing raspberries at you).

10. What movie scared you (and maybe scarred you)?

11. What's your favorite Halloween candy?


  1. Rhiann,

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I humbly accept your award. I've made so many new connections via this award and look forward to reading the answers to my questions from the folks I've pinned. This was a fun morning / afternoon, and a way to rest after insulating the attic yesterday. But now it's to the WIP, I've been negligent!

    1. Ugh, insulating an attic does NOT sounds like fun. Good luck with the WIP :)

  2. This'll be my fourth Liebster Award. But how can I resist those questions? ^_^

    1. Oh goodness, I hope you're not annoyed <:)

    2. Not at all. I love awards. Especially when they come with questions. ^_^

  3. Haha happy October :) man iv still got answers from another liebster i have not got round to publishing yet :S but thanks for the motivation, better start typing! And congrats on your award!

  4. Looking forward to your answers. Congrats to you too.

  5. Thank you so much for the award! I'll get those answers up as soon as possible!