Writer. Adventurer. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a series of steampunk novels and short stories.
I have been writing this blog for many reasons, mostly to share my writing experiences, talk about my novel-in-process, and connect with other socially minded individuals. Personally, this has been very rewarding for me. Awards aren’t something I’ve been shooting for, so when Laura Hogan from Just One More Edit nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger award, I was quite surprised. Bless this girl, she is writing a novel, planning her wedding, and buying her house all at the same time. Save something for after the honeymoon!
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 bloggers for this award.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by pingback.
1. I went to college on full academic and golf scholarships.
2. I used to live in Shanghai, China, and speak Mandarin.
3. The Citadel wanted to recruit me. (It was a few years after Shannon Faulkner)
4. My favorite book of all time is The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.
5. My day job is in logistics.
6. I finished my MBA in December and graduated, but decided I wanted to take one more class because it sounded awesome.
7. I want to be a good role model for my little girl, Sweetpea.
1. Przemek Kucia – Charisma Workshop
2. RW – Why Are Things the Way They Are?
3. The Consortium of the Curious
4. Michael Allan Leonard – Public Domain
5. Sophie Merifeld-Tan – i.am.sophus
6. Gabriela Blandy – The Sense of a Journey
7. Laekan – Laekan Zeakemp
8. Gwen Stephens – The 4AM Writer
9. Michelle Proulx – The Blog
10. Michael D. Kelleher – Crow Dreams
11. Emmy – Flaming Colours
12. Jess – Waiting on a Word
13. Katie – The Corner of the King
14. Gus Sanchez – Out Where the Buses Don’t Run
15. Mark – We Are Not Connected
I think it is silly to have a post about an award for inspiration without having sometime super-awesome and inspirational on it. Otherwise, this would be a wasted trip for everyone. Steve Jobs was an amazing innovator and leaves behind a legacy that challenges me to reach a little bit higher every day. If you have not seen this video, I encourage you to watch. It’s not as edgy as other TED Talks, but the message is good.