My Versatile Blogger Award Nominees

The Versatile Blogger

Fellow blogger and writer Sally A. Moore has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚

Basically, the VBA is a game of tag. I have been tagged and now I must tag 15 other blogs/bloggers that I enjoy. I also have to list 7 things about myself.

So, in no particular order, here are my 15 nominees for the Versatile Blogger Award! These are all people (or groups of people) that inspire and inform me on my writing journeyโ€ฆ

1. Ksenia Anske: She is a lovely/crazy Russian whom loves vodka, ballet, and socks. She also has great advice for writers and is exceptionally open about her writing adventure! She also gives away her books for free! (Remember when I said she is crazy?)

2. Katie Cross: A self-publishing powerhouse! Seriously, she blows me away with the ideas she comes up with for marketing her book series (The Network Series).

3. Raven Oak: She posts helpful tidbits about Scrivener every Saturday as well as other entertaining and informative posts!

4. Matt Price (Mattโ€™s Tech Corner): Okay, so he is my husbandโ€ฆ But seriously his blog is great! He even writes about me sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‰

5. Lori Lesko: Honest and open about her writing journey.

6. ProBlogger: They post some really great tips and advice for running a successful blog.

7. K.M. Weiland: Gives lots of helpful tips for writers.

8. Rachel Thompson: Lots of helpful social media tips for writers and really any entrepreneur.

9. Kate Tilton: She has some great book reviews as well as give tips to writers. She also is all about connecting readers and writers.

10. ReadWriteMuse: They post a great variety of writing related information and anecdotes. Love it!

11. Quill Pen Editorial: Some good tidbits about editing now and then ๐Ÿ™‚

12. Jason Cantrell: Entertaining and sometimes informative posts about his writing and life adventures.

13. Ann Bisky (Bisky Scribbles): She hasnโ€™t posted much recently (hopefully she will get back on that!), but she is quite entertaining when she does!

14. Angelina Williamson: I just like her writing style. She talks openly about her writing journey.

15. D. Emery Bunn: And another blogger who blogs about writing! He also does reviews and interviews and such.

Please make sure to check out each of these bloggers!

And now my list of 7 things about me!

1. The first book I wrote was a short picture book in elementary school about a frog that was trying to get home for Christmas. I gave it to my Gramma and she always kept it in her china cabinet in the dining room. Now that she has passed away, it still sits in the same china cabinet at my parentโ€™s house until one day when I own a house and it can sit in my Grammaโ€™s china cabinet in my dining room.

2. I have had the same favourite band for 15 years. For those who know me, this doesnโ€™t come as a shock. (PS, the band is Linkin Park!)

3. My favourite book series is The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Sometimes I wish more of my friends and family had read them but then other times I am selfishly happy that I have it for myself.

4. When I was a teenager I thought I would never want kids. Then I thought I would only want boys. Then I thought one of each. Now I really just want girls. I think thatโ€™s because everyone I know that has had a baby recently has had a boy.

5. I have about 11 unfinished first drafts of novels. Seriously, I need to actually finish somethingโ€ฆ

6. I used to hate the idea of an e-reader, but now I do about half of my reading on my kindle. I still prefer paperbacks though! (I also like hardcovers but they are expensive and not very portable.)

7. Sometimes I doubt myself so badly that my fingers become completely immobilized and I cannot write a single word.

Thanks again to Sally!

Here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award nominees:

  • Display the Award Certificate (go ahead and steal it from my post)
  • Write a post and link back to the blogger who nominated you – thatโ€™s me!
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers
  • Inform them of their nomination via comment on their blog
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself

About the author

Leetah Begallie

Leetah is a writer and graphic designer who lives on Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia. She enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband (Matt), her dog (Isla), and her three pet rats (Avi, Lily, and River).

She writes mostly fantasy but enjoys tying in other genres to her stories.


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  • Love the frog at Christmas story! Especially that it ends with a china cabinet. Does anyone have one of those who isn’t past 50? I have one….it was my mom’s who got it from an elderly lady then bought a new one of her own some time later. I love it though. Solid wood and genuine art deco. Also love the interesting blogs you’ve posted. I will check them all out! Write on Leetah!

  • Hey Leetah! I am enjoying checking out everyone’s blogs. It occurs to me that you may not know about WCDR. We have members all over the world and we give Scholarships, publishing opportunities and contest prizes to writers. Right now we have our grants and Scholarships programmme on. Submit 5 pages of your writing and answer some questions about your career path by Feb 28 and you could get up to $500 to support your writing quest. You have to be a WCDR member, but that’s only $65 per year, and less than half that if you are a student. We give away thousands of dollars so if you put in a good application you have a good chance of getting something. We have a short story contest judged by award winning writers too, and you don’t even have to be a member to submit. And we pay members for successful submissions to our newsletter Word Weaver. It’s a great writing credit. Check it out!

  • This is like a list of my favorite websites! Awesomesauce.

    Also, the little tidbit about your story in your grandma’s China closet brought tears to my eyes. Then your parents, and now I’m a little hormonal and maybe dabbing my eyes.

    And, okay, so I’ve started the Wheel of Time series, and I like it, but it’s a huge time commitment and I have so many other things that I kind of literally HAVE TO read for my job that I set it aside and haven’t picked it back up. But I fully plan on reading the entire series. #truestory.

    • Awe! You’ll be a mommy soon, do you have a china cabinet? It’s a requirement! ๐Ÿ˜›

      I hope you get back to the Wheel of Time soon! It is well worth the time commitment! And then we can have conversations about it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • What a great list of bloggers… I may have to check each of them out.

    And #5… totally relate. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Muse works faster than I can write sometimes…

  • Love this! This is so cool of you ๐Ÿ™‚
    Some of thaw blogs are my favorites, too! Especially Katie Cross. I get such a kick out of her – and she’s so smart!

    PS I am totally with you on the number of unfinished manuscripts. I have a few finished as well, but man I have a wonderful ability of starting a draft just to make sure I don’t lose the idea ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • What a great list of websites! I’ve read and love seven of them, so I have eight more to check out.

    And I love the tidbits about yourself. My first story was about Santa and how he got a red suit, in grade 2. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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