Friday, September 9, 2011

UPDATED: Paradoxy Wins Two Bloggy Awards!

Thanks to generous fellow blogger and writer Cortney Pearson, who was kind enough to recognize my new blog, just under a month old, with a Versatile and a Sweet award. By accepting these awards I agree to:

1. Thank and link to the person who nominated me. Check
2. Share 7 random facts about myself. -- I've previously posted 10, click here to see them
3. Pass the award to 5 blogger friends. Will do Done.
4. Contact and congratulate the nominated blogs. Will do Done.

I'm formatting a scintillating interview with sci-fi author Louis Lowy today, and hope to have it posted soon. And I'm thinking about a post on self-publishing: pros, cons, and the changing consensus (or lack of it) on the topic. There's a tremendous amount of buzz on the net about self-publishing lately, including from respected agents. Anybody who's had experience with self-publishing, please email me or comment, because I'd love to pick your brain. 

Check back tomorrow to see who I passed these lovely awards to! 

And The Award Winners Are:

But Lo: I seem to have squeezed in an hour to pay forward these blog awards, to writers I GENUINELY admire. The blogs below are absolute founts of info: they are wise, they are witty, they have tons of links, and I learn something every time I click over to them: 

I don't know who the bluestocking is, she appears to maintain her anonymity. But lawd, she is smart

2) Laura Barnes, Laura is a marketing maven and writer, and her tips and tricks for social networking have been invaluable to me.

3) Lynda R. Young W.I.P It. Not least because I love the name of her blog, but also because she's a deep thinker on craft.

4) Susan Kaye Quinn, Conjuring Tales for Young Minds. She's a former rocket scientist. 'Nuff said?

5) Sommer Leigh,, Tell Great Stories. Because she does.  

Thanks to all you peeps for increasing my net-pleasure.


  1. Thanks for the award! I'll post about it later today when I get to my flash fiction post for the first campaign challenge!

  2. Thanks for the award and sweet words! And I'll have to click over and check out these awesome ladies...

  3. Congrats on all the awards! nice blog design and welcome to the blogosphere! :)

  4. Thank you for the award! I'm glad you enjoy the blog. I have enjoyed yours as well!

  5. Thank you so much for the awards!! You totally made my day! And congrats to all the other winners. You've given me some new places to check out :) I will post about this on Sunday since I already have tomorrow assigned as a guest blog :) Thanks again!!

  6. Congrats on the awards and yes, these are all awesome blogs! Have a great weekend!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  7. Thanks back at you all*. And Laura, didn't I see that you got bumped up for some mega critique prize in a contest for your middle grade book? Please share the news, if so.

    *this reminds me, in Deborah Sharp's book Mama Sees Stars, the main character, Mace says "back at ya" when her boyfriend tells her he loves her for the first time. I died laughing at this. It tells so much about her character. Needless to say, the boyfriend isn't impressed.

  8. Congrats, Gail. You deserve them!

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

  9. Congrats on your award, and it's nice to meet you! Happy writing, and rah for my CP Lynda Young! :)

  10. Congrats for receiving the awards and thanks so much for passing it on to me. I really appreciate your kind words too.

  11. I know two of these blogs (and they're great). Now to check out the others.

    Congrats on your award. :)

  12. What an amazing background design! How did you do it?

  13. @L.A. Speedwing: I wish I could take credit, but this is a free background by the incredible artist "Itkupilli." Go to, he has many backgrounds to choose from and they are pretty easy to install. If you have a problem installing, let me know and I'll walk you through.

  14. Ha, ha, Gail, thanks for telling me about the bump up, I had missed that blog for some reason! And I am linked up to you today about my fabulous award. Thanks again!!