Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Posted by Laurel Garver on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 13 comments
Thanks to Simon over at Constant Revision for naming me a Superior Scribbler! He must've gotten wind of my love of jotting notes on ATM receipts and in el-cheapo spiral notebooks. I feel honored to be named among his fave blogs and so thankful to know him IRL. If you haven't read his blog, drop everything and go now!

With this award comes responsibility: I get to share the love with some blogs I enjoy, but, alas, only five. I thought I'd draw attention to a few you might not have heard of. Here goes, in alpha order:

Carolina at Carol's Prints writes YA fantasy and paranormal romance and blogs with feeling and wit about craft and how our imaginations run with us as writers. Plus, she's lived in Britain, which makes her all kinds of awesome in my book.

Elle Strauss - Author, writes YA chicklit and is fairly new to the blogosphere. I've enjoyed her posts on craft and her book reviews as well.

EspressoLatteMocha is a group blog of three writers, including two wonderful women from my children's critique group, Chrysa and Carmen. All three have loads of pointers for pursuing different paths toward becoming published. Carmen's Two Moon Princess was published with a traditional publisher, Chrysa started her own publishing venture, the Well Bred Book, and their friend MaryFran took the print-on-demand route.

Mindy Withrow has published five YA nonfiction books, co-written with her husband, that bring church history to life. She's an insightful reader and book reviewer and is working oh-so quietly on her first novel.

Scathing Reviewer reads widely in YA and has a no-holds-barred approach to reviewing I find refreshing. She'll be swinging by soon to do a guest Q&A that should be informative for YA writers hoping to engage even the toughest YA audience members.
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13 comments:

  1. Hi Laurel,

    Thanks for naming me! I will definitely check out the other highlighted blogs and bloggers as well.

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  2. You're most welcome, Elle. Feel free to share the love by passing the award on to five other bloggers whose blogs you appreciate.

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  3. Oh, and I added you to my blog list. Good job on a great blog.

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  4. Laurel, I feel so honored!! Thank you for the award. And your description--geez, I'm practically blushing over here. Very generous and kind of you. I look forward to checking out the others on the list. And I'll be sure to pass on the award to five other great blogs (though it may be a few days as I have a few posts lined u already). Many thanks, Laurel!

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  5. Hi Laurel. You're welcome for the blog bling. I'm looking forward to the Scathing Reviewer post!

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  6. Congrats on your Superior Scribbler Award! That's fantastic! :)

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  7. Thanks for the shout out, Laurel! My blog has been fallowing for a few days while I focus on our upcoming move, but your award is motivating. I'll be sure to drop in on the other blogs you recommend. Just today I met another local writer and was reminded how much I appreciate these connections. Keep up the great blogging!

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  8. oo, awesome! Some of those blogs sound really great! I'll have to check them out. Thanks for spotlighting them!

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  9. Laurel, thank you! I'm honored you appreciate my blog so much.

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  10. Shannon and Tamara: thanks! I appreciate both of your blogs, too, and hope my picks will help you meet some more folks as kewl as you.

    Elle, Carol, Mindy and Scathing: you're most welcome. I appreciate you all and thought what better way to show it than paying forward Simon's kindness of drawing me into bigger blogger circles.

    Scathing: I hope the Q&A questions got to you OK. I had to become my own blog follower in order to send the message, which was kind of weird. I hope the interface worked. Readers are eager to hear our interview!

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  11. Congratulations on the award, Laurel! Simon's blog and Simon are fantastic!

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  12. Thanks for stopping by, Davin. I do feel mighty fortunate to know Simon IRL. It's through him I found Literary Lab and happily stalk you and Scott and Michelle (and try not sound like too much of a dork in your comments).

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  13. *blushes*

    *stops blushing 'cause it's not particularly manly*

    Seriously, guys. Stop talking about me when I'm not around...

    (But thanks, the both of you. Really.)

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