Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Pat on the Back Award from Celia Yeary

Over the past year, I've had the privilege to get to know Texas author, Celia Yeary. Celia's been an inspiration to me in how she writes, promotes, and sells books. She's so down to earth and approachable. Just recently, I got a "Pat on the Back Award from her and I thought I'd passed that on myself. If anyone wants to check out Celia's blog you can find it:


Our blogs are our "brand" as much as our books. So, there's a lovely little award going around that encourages readers to at least take a peek at our blogs. The award doesn't come with a banner or a sticker—it's an honorary thing.

First, I'll tell seven things about myself. Then, I'll list seven blogs I believe are worthy of a visit from you—any of you. My seven blogs consist of several I read on a regular basis, and the others are new blogs I have recently discovered. Next, I'll contact each of my seven authors and tell them their blog is on my list. Hopefully, each will do the same thing.


#1 - I was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.

#2 - I joined the U.S. Army 1986 as an MP.

#3 - I been all over Europe visiting Paris, Berlin, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.

#4 - I was married in Nykobig, Denmark in 1991.

#5 - I have a B.S. in Political Science from California Baptist University with a minor in Socialogy. I was also selected as the Outstanding Evening College Student that year.

#6 - I now live in California and work as a 911 dispatcher for LAPD

#7 - One of my favorite places I've visited in America were the manisions in Newport, RI.

Here's the 7 blogs I give I "Pat on the Back to."

#1 - http://www.thepenmuse.com/

#2 - http://lindsaysromantics.blogspot.com

#3 - http://sherrygloagtheheartofromance.blogspot.com/

#4 - http://shawnawilliams-oldsmobile.blogspot.com/

#5 - http://www.typosandall.com/

#6 - http://lkhunsaker.blogspot.com/

#7 - http://monarisk.blogspot.com/


  1. STEPh-I found this on my Google alerts. Thank You! You are a wonderful person, and I'm so happy to know you. I feel positively inadequate around you, when I see how many things you have accomplished. Let's keep writing--

  2. Celia, haha!! I feel the same way, Sweetie. Write - and inspire - on!


  3. Steph, thank you so much. I feel honored to be chosen among your SEVEN. You had a great life and a lot of accomplishments.

  4. Steph, well thank you! And the award is well-deserved. I don't get to every entry, but I try to keep up since I enjoy it when I get here. ;-)

    I'll give this some thought and pass it along.