The Liebster Award 5

I want to thank the wonderful erotic author Tara Finnegan for nominating me for this award and for her excellent questions. Click the link on her name above to get to know more about Tara.
The rules of the Liebster Award are:
1.    Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2.    Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
3.    Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4.    Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
5.    Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
6.    Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
7.    List these rules in your post. Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
8.    Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)
 My questions from Tara are:
1.       How often do you blog and why did you start?
Well I didn’t start blogging until February 28th of this year and at this point, I have only blogged nine times, weekly.  I started after I wrote my first book and sent it to the publisher.  I wanted to find a way to get my name out there before the book was published.
2.       Are there any blogs you follow regularly outside of your preferred writing genre?  If so, what makes them appeal to you?
No, I pretty much stick with spanking, DD and D/s blogs.   It is what I am gravitated to and what draws me.  I have tried other blogs, they don’t keep my interest at all.  I guess I suffer from tunnel vision or tunnel kink.  LOL
3.       What was the first book you ever wrote? 

The book I just wrote, tentatively called, “What a Girl Wants.”

4.        What prompted you to start writing?
I wanted to write a sexy story for Natasha Knight.  Just something to make her laugh and say, “OMG, that was HOT!  You Dork!”  LOL.  But once I started, I couldn’t stop.  I had taken college writing courses and received good grades, but I LOVE writing spanking fiction.
5.       Is there any one book that you’ve read over and over? If so what was it?
Gone with the Wind (3 or 4 times), Jane Eyre (3), and Pillars of the Earth (2).  I just melt thinking of these three books, I love the romance, the tragedy. And I guess this is a good time to say, I think I loved them because there isn’t a HEA for two of the books (Gone with the Wind and Pillars of the Earth).  Life isn’t always HEA, it just isn’t.   I think you are left with a longing and you just sigh thinking about these books. Even in Jane Eyre, she marries Mr. Rochester for her HEA, but only after he becomes blind.  I may have to pull one of these out again.
6.      Aside from writing, what is your favorite pastime?

Gardening, weeding and reading!
7.       What is your proudest achievement, either in writing or in life?
My first proudest achievement is my two children.  They aren’t fully out and flying on their own yet, but I am very proud of them.  They are good people, kind-hearted, sensitive and caring.   My second proudest achievement has been opening a local food shelf with four other members of the community.  I grew up very hungry and poor, so this is an area that is very near and dear to my heart.  We opened it sixteen years ago and it is still going strong. 
8.       What do you most want to achieve in life? Have you already achieved it or are you actively working on it?
Mmmmmm.  Not sure.  I always wanted to open a food shelf.  Done.  Never thought of publishing a book, but that is just about done!  I have always said I want to get my Bachelors in Theology and/or Religious Studies when I retire.  Bucket List!!
9.       If you had the opportunity to meet one person you really admire, who would it be, and what would you want to ask them?
You didn’t say if they had to be alive.  So I am going with two people I would love to talk to who are deceased—Mother Theresa and Harriet Tubman.  I have been fascinated with both of these women for years.  My first report as a child was on Harriet Tubman and I have had a fascination with the Underground Railroad since.  I have read just about every book there is on the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman—fiction and non-fiction.  I think I would ask the same question to both women.  When you were faced with what seemed like insurmountable odds, how did you overcome the fear and criticism and do what needed to be done and do it with such  grace and courage? 
10.   What makes you happiest?
I am happiest when I am spending time with my family.  I love days where we do nothing but sit on the deck sipping Margarita’s.  Or when we are at the amusement park laughing and eating our way through the park.  Or family gatherings with extended family.  I prefer most of those times to have alcohol and music so we can sing and dance and be just plain silly. 
Eleven Random facts about myself:
1.       I am absolutely petrified of spiders.  I mean screaming like a little girl scared of spiders.   But I also have to see them dead.  Carry their little dead bodies to the trash, yelling the whole time.  I will go to great lengths to kill them.  Throwing things, stomping on them and, again, screaming the whole time. 
2.      I talked so much in 4th grade that one day a nun put me in a small closet as punishment, making me sit on a stool for over an hour with the door shut. 
3.      I wanted to be a nun at 20, thankfully the Mother Superior told me to join the workforce for a year and if I still wanted to be a nun, she would accept me.  I got over that quickly! 
4.      I didn’t skip a class until my senior year and the vice principal threatened to paddle me if I didn’t find a better place to hide.  Eeeeeek.  But I found a great hiding place!
5.      I am very, very accident prone.  I have tripped and fallen in just about every situation you can name, except my wedding day!!
6.      I met my husband through a dating service before computers.  Two women in their 50s matched people based upon questionnaires and a three hour interview. We were both workaholics and could never find the time to find someone.  He will always be my best friend and the love of my life.  
7.      I was afraid of dogs when I met my husband. 
8.      I lived in a haunted house for 4 years, where my daughter talked to several ghosts, knew all their names, and the ghosts played with the kids’ toys and moved things around the house OFTEN! 
9.      My desk faced and touched the blackboard for most of 3rd grade because…..I wouldn’t stop talking.  Noticing a trend? 
10.  My husband and I were caught late one night, literally with our pants down by the Forest Ranger, lights and loud speaker and all.
11.   I have dreams that are pretty accurate for pregnancy and death. If I dream you are pregnant, you better buy a crib tomorrow.  and (12) I have terrible ADD. Surprised?  I think not.   LOL  
I am nominating Etta Stark, Rayanna Jamison, and Ruth Staunton as the next recipients for the Liebster Award.  Their eleven questions are: 
1.       What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
2.        Do you have any pet peeves?
3.      What were you like as a kid?
4.      Did you—or do you—have a nickname? What’s the story behind it?
5.      Who was your favorite schoolteacher or college professor? Why?
6.      If your house was on fire, what’s the first thing you’d grab to save? And why?
7.      What was your favorite childhood toy? And why?
8.      What was your worst job?
9.      Where is your happy space?
10.  What is in your fridge right now?
11.  If you could travel back to any one point in time what would it be? And why?

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5 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  • Tara Finnegan

    Megan, I totally loved your post. You made me laugh out loud too often to specify where and when.
    I love your achievements, especially the food shelf. It made me happy and sad at once.
    Totally with you on the spiders. My husband hides them in the airing cupboard unless I actually witness him exiling them outside the back door.
    I'm so glad the nun told you to hit the workforce first.
    Really sweet note on how you met your husband.
    And I love your next questions.
    So glad I read this.It's lovely to know these things about you.

  • Natasha Knight

    OK, the talking part surprised me… 😉 You had written a totally hot story so I'm glad it's going to be available for others to enjoy!! You want to hear something funny? I've never told anyone buy my dad this. I wanted to be a nun when I was young! OK, like pre-teens I'm talking but how weird is that? I want to know why you wanted it and I'll think on why I wanted it.

    Lovely post. Awesome about the food shelf. That's a huge achievement – that and the kids and just being happy with your family sitting and sipping margaritas. That's awesome.