A Blog Award

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one-lovely-blog-award-e1447361998422I don’t normally pay a lot of attention to blog awards–too busy blogging, book reviewing, and writing–but, I have to stop and say thanks to Anatomy of Perceval for One Lovely Blog Award. I’m really not sure what I did to deserve it, but it’s always nice to learn that there are actually people out there who read what I write.

So, having that out of the way, I’ll follow the rules for this award.

7 Interesting Facts About Myself

I’ve been writing since I was about 12 or 13 – got my first short story published in a national magazine back then.

I have a short attention span, and get bored easily, so I write and read in a lot of genres.

My first full-length work of fiction took eight years to write–but, now I finish a book of 60,000 words in about a month.

I was a paratrooper in the army, but I’m afraid of heights. I can’t stand on the edge of a three-story balcony without getting dizzy.

I like animals, but am allergic to cats.

Because of a childhood accident that damaged my eye nerves, I don’t have binocular vision. But, it was undiagnosed until I was nearly 20, so I’d learned to compensate–including playing baseball and shooting expert with a rifle in basic training when I joined the army at 17.  Go figure.

I love to travel, but I hate flying.

Blogs I’m nominating

These are bloggers I follow, even though I don’t visit them as often as I probably should. When I do, though, I always find something to make my day. Not everyone has the time to respond to these awards, and I’ll certainly understand if they fall into that category, but I just  had to express my appreciation for the great writing they do.

Richard Bunning

Dancing Palm Trees

Vickie McKeehan

Jeri Walker

Patrick Jones

DV Berkom

Jacqui Murray

Coach Muller

AR Rivera

Jessie Jeanine

Helen Treharne

Elisabeth Zguta

S. A. Gibson

Cindy Knoke

Olga Godim



Rules for the Award

In conclusion, to all my blogger nominees, here is the list of rules to participate:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to her/his blog.
  2. List 7 interesting facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers and inform them by posting on their site.
  4. List the rules and display the award.

12 thoughts on “A Blog Award

    ccyager said:
    November 16, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Yay, Charles! I read you fairly regularly…..:-)


    dancingpalmtrees said:
    November 16, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks for the nomination and the shares. I feel honored but at this time I’m doing lots of overtime, working 12 hours a day six days a week so there’s no way I can respond to any Blog Awards. I appreciate the good thoughts.


    dvberkom said:
    November 17, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Cool! Congratulations, Charlie! You’re one busy blogger, that’s for sure–and the content is (of course) fabulous. I love that you’re afraid of heights but were a paratrooper…

    And thanks for the nomination 🙂 I’ll acknowledge in a post in the next day or two.


    Elisabeth Zguta said:
    November 17, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Charlie you’re a man of contradictions 🙂 which keeps us all interested in your work. Recognition of your blog is well deserved. Keep writing. I’ll post 7 facts by the end of week and point back to you. Thanks for thinking of my blog.


    richardbunning said:
    November 17, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Thanks Charlie,
    I haven’t the time to follow through, but I’ll certainly shout your site. This sort of thing is too like pyramid selling for me- whenever I join in I seem to find I’m on the top layer just as the edifice falls. You have one of the very best book orientated blogs- mine isn’t even in it’s shadow.


    Patrick Jones said:
    November 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Reblogged this on The Linden Chronicles: The Wolf's Moon/The River and commented:
    Wow…humbled by the nomination by Charles Ray for The Lovely Blog Award. Thank you so very much!


    Jeri Walker (@JeriWB) said:
    November 17, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks for the nomination. I too am afraid of heights, but it started when I was in my mid-20s and has grown worse in the past decade. I don’t know why, but I still go hiking and try to test my mettle a bit on various precarious trails.


    Yvonne Hertzberger said:
    November 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Cool. And I see a couple of familiar bloggers on your list. 🙂


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    ARRivera said:
    November 19, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you for the nomination! I’m humbled.


    Blog Award | EZ Indie Publishing said:
    November 20, 2015 at 6:25 pm

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