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Inspiring Blogger Award
Recently I was bowled over to be honored by the fabulous Angela Orlowski-Peart when she named me as a winner of her Inspiring Blogger Award. What a thrill to think that I inspire someone as inspiring herself as Angela.
During the process of coming up with the names of five people to pass this award on to, I came to a couple of preliminary decisions. First, I didn’t want to award one to anyone in my Warrior Writers Boot Camp. There are several inspiring people in that group, but I didn’t want to name some and omit others, so I just omitted the entire group.
Secondly, I didn’t want to award it to any of my fellow Life List Club members. Again, I couldn’t award it to some and not all. They’re all very inspiring.
Finally, I decided to go down the list of bloggers in my Blogroll. Even then I had to omit some very deserving writers, but I finally came up with the following list. To avoid having to evaluate among them, I alphabetized them by first names.
Karlene Petitt is an airline pilot, wife, mother, grandmother and writer. She writes several blogs a week and is wrapping up a novel.
Piper Bayard is a wife, mother and recovering lawyer whose blog is probably one of the most popular among followers of #MyWANA. She recently completed a novel which my BFF Kristen Lamb swears is a bestseller.
Renee Schuls-Jacobson is a wife, mother and school teacher. She writes primarily about matters related to education.
Susie Lindau blogs about different things and is 70% finished with a paranormal novel.
Tamara Lunardo is a wife and mother of five. Her blogs frequently expose her sweet Christianity while avoiding any trace of fake piety.
If you don’t already subscribe to all five of these writers’ blogs, treat yourself by clicking on their names and reading one or two posts by each of them.
This particular award doesn’t require a recipient to bore you with a list of facts you didn’t want to know, so I won’t. I just ask each of these recipients to pass the award on to five people who inspire them.
David N. Walker is a Christian father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of that career was spent in Texas, but for a few years he traveled many other states. He started writing about 20 years ago, and has six unpublished novels to use as primers on how NOT to write fiction. Since his retirement from insurance a few years ago, he has devoted his time to helping Kristen Lamb start Warrior Writers’ Boot Camp and trying to learn to write a successful novel himself.