Before I get to the award, I'd like to mention that Rebecca Thompson at Sonshine Thoughts is giving away many of the gently read advance review copies she brought back from Book Expo America (BEA) in several separate giveaway packages. Her rules aren't too tough, and the books are worth the trouble. The tales are for young folks and teens, so you might be extra interested if you have kids or grandkids. To find out more, check out Rebecca's post BEA Bonanza Giveaway Day 4. There you will find the links to the rest of the information.
Many thanks to Blogger extraordinaire Holly Jahangiri at It's All a Matter of Perspective who has presented me with the infamous "Creative Writer" Blogger Award, formerly known as Lesa's Bald-Faced Liar Award. While "Creative Writer" may sound a lot better, we know what this award is all about. It's about telling really good tall tales and getting away with it.
Holly claims I look trustworthy, at least judging by my photo, but she'd be very cautious if we were to end up at the same poker table someday. Wise woman, that Holly.
This is one of those wicked blogger awards that comes with rules. These be the rules, mates:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link to them.
2. Add the award to your blog.
3. Tell six outrageous lies about yourself and one truth. (Another variant: Tell six truths and one outrageous lie. YOU get to guess which variant I chose – and which statements are true, as well as which are lies.)
4. Nominate six creative liars–I mean writers–and post links to them.
5. Let your nominees know that they have been nominated.
Here are 6 "things" about me (from my high school years, just for fun). I've written 5 truths and 1 lie . . . or 5 lies and 1 truth. Tell me what you think. I'll give you the answer tomorrow.
Truth or fiction?
1. I played violin with the school orchestra. Senior year I was first violin.
2. When I was a senior, I performed in my first (and last) play -- as Penny in "You Can't Take It With You." I was a victim of terrible stage fright. Although I remembered all of my lines, I couldn't recall one second of the performances after they were over (both nights).
3. My senior year of high school I was President of Student Council and Vice-President of the Senior Class.
4. I only skipped one class in four years of high school--a physical education class--and I got caught.
5. My husband and I were friends in high school, although we did not date. We became reacquainted about the time of our 25th class reunion.
6. I graduated in the bottom half of my class.
Now I get to pass the curse...er, award...on to six more victims...uh, creative writers. I choose the following bloggers because they're creative and they have a great sense of humor (I hope):
Elspeth Antonelli at It's a Mystery
Cat Woods at Words from the Woods
Hart Johnson at Confessions of a Watery Tart
Cruella Collett at The Giraffability of Digressions
Arlee Bird at tossing it out
Now it's in your hands. You've read my list. Did I tell one lie? Or did I tell five lies? What do you think?