Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I'm a Winner!

My undergrad degree was in musical theater and I have to tell you, no offense to you acting folk, the writing community is much more eager to share in your wins than the theater community was. At least for me. Of course, an author getting a book deal doesn't mean anything for her fellow authors but an actor getting a part means one less part for her fellow actor. Essentially you're always competing. Makes it harder to bond without undertones of jealousy.

So when I entered the world of writers I had no idea it was going to be so warm and welcoming. But, wow, it truly is.

And proof of that, on the heels of my last week's win, I am again a winner this week! Not once, not twice, but three times!

  • First, the lovely author of four published books, Kathi Oram Peterson drew my name for her weekly book giveaway. Soon I will receive a copy of Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen's book Trapped.  Yay, me! It looks like just my type of story, too. Stop by her blog and check her out.
  • Next, the awesome Gail Shepherd of the blog Paradoxy gave me TWO blog awards: The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award and The Versatile Blogger (which I've won before from Michelle Fayard.) 
  • AND I won the Versatile blogger award from Elizabeth Stillborn of As a recipient of these awards I must:
    1. Thank and link to the person who gave me the awards. Thank you so much, Gail!!
    2. Share 7 random facts about you. I did that here.
    3. Pass the award to 5 blogger friends. (Though Elizabeth says I need to pass to 15 blogger friends.) I will do that next Wednesday, so return and see who I pass them on to.
    4. Contact and congratulate the nominated blogs.
Hmm, so many great blogs out there. Especially new ones I'm discovering through the campaign. Wonder who I'll choose...

Meanwhile, since I've previously shared my random facts, I'd like to hear from you. If you've stopped by, please leave a random fact about you in the comments. I can't wait to read!


Stina said...

That so true about writers verses actors. I know there are a lot of similarities between the two, but this is the first time someone has pointed out a major difference.

I'm so glad I'm part of the supportive group. :D

Carol Riggs said...

Look at you! Congrats on all the winnings and good stuff. :) And yep, I love how supportive and encouraging the writerly community is!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura! Congrats - well deserved! I know what you mean by the acting community (I did a Drama and English BA).

Random fact - I will walk home in zig zags if it means there's a crunchy leaf to step on. Just can't resist stepping on a crunchy leaf. : D

Emily R. King said...

Congrats, Laura! One random fact about me: I like to organize things. My garage, closet, drawers, you name it, I like to make it look neat and purty.

Coleen Patrick said...

Congrats Laura! One random fact from my 10: When I pull up to the drive thru at my library I inhale deeply when they slide back the window because I love the smell of books.

Stacy S. Jensen said...

A new random fact: yes. I will run if I believe a buffalo (or 3, as last night) decide to walk over the family picnic table. I grabbed our toddler and ran into the RV. I left grandparents and adults outside.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Congrats on all the wins :) Random fact: when we were kids, my mom didn't like us to have cookies that were too sweet so she gave us these kind of flat raisin cookies that apparently no longer exist - probably because they looked like what my best friend called them: squashed fly biscuits :)

Michelle Fayard said...

Congratulations, Laura! Wouldn't it be great if all colleagues were as incredibly supportive of one anothers' goals as writers are? The first random thing that just popped into my mind? I can hum and whistle at the same time, but it took me years to learn how to whistle for the first time. :)

elizabethanne said...

Randomly factual -- I have a mean ping-pong serve. I rarely get the opportunity to demonstrate this, however.

Congratulations on your awards!

Laura Barnes said...

EEK! I never said thank you for all the support and wonderful posts!! What kind of host am I???

So thank you, all. I especially enjoyed your random facts. Thanks for sharing!!

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