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Blog Award

I’m posting a little later this week than I intended (there goes my New Years Resolution to blog consistently on the same day each week). I just got back from a little getaway with my husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary and I’m feeling relaxed and refreshed. I was surprised to find when I arrived back that I had a message telling me I’d received a blog award from the lovely Brooke Johnson over at brookenomicon.

I’ve never received one of these kinds of awards before, so I hope I’m following the rules correctly.

Seven Facts About Me

1. I have been writing stories since I could first wield a pencil and I’ve always been drawn to fantasy. I remember when I was about seven I wrote a story about my best friend turning into a fairy. Back then I thought I’d written a chapter book, but it was really only five pages (with illustrations).

2. I have an absolute phobia of snakes, yet I live in Australia on a farm where snakes are pretty much a given.

3. At school I loathed computer class and nearly failed one semester, now I love computers and practically live on mine.

4. One of my biggest writing idols is Australian author John Marsden. I actually got to meet him once as a teenager and got his autograph. I still have it to this day. (Everyone go read one of his books – he’s the master of YA voice.)

5. Whenever I go out for dinner I nearly always order carbonara – it’s my favourite dish. My mum used to make it for me from scratch, and even though I know how to make it from scratch too, I rarely ever make it for myself.

6. I wrote my first complete novel as a teenager and got enough courage to send it to a publisher. It got rejected and I was heartbroken. I was too scared to submit it to any other publishers after that. In hindsight I shouldn’t have let one rejection get me down, but on the other hand, looking back at that manuscript, I don’t think I would have had much luck with any other publishers anyway. It needed a lot more polishing and I needed to hone my writing skills a lot more at that stage.

7. I have never travelled overseas (I’ve never even been to Tasmania), but if I ever went overseas it is my dream to travel Europe.

And to pass on the award to some fellow writers’ blogs…

The Peevish Penman

Harry Potter for Writers

Beth Hull

Rach Writes

Karen Collum

Kathryn Apel

Kangaroobee’s Blog

Be sure to check them out.