Monday, March 11, 2013

The Sunshine Award

I have just received The Sunshine Award from author/blogger C. J. Sullivan!

The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The recipients of the Sunshine Award are “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere.” The way the award works is this: thank the person who gave you the award, and link back to them. Then answer questions about yourself. Finally, select up to 10 of your favorite bloggers, link their blogs to your post, and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award!

Thanks, C. J., for thinking of me! You rock! Check out her blog, Journey of a Soul, here. She's flipping adorable.

And now my answers:

What inspired you to start blogging?

After I become so active on Twitter, I decided there were things I wanted to say that just didn't fit in the limited 140 word count. And now I can't seem to shut up.

How did you come up with the name of your blog?

I wanted something easy that people would remember and I know my last name can be a real stinker to spell. Since I'm such a huge fan of anything dealing with paranormal, I decided to keep it simple and added on the "YA" since I primarily write young adult (although I have a few new adult in the works).

What is your favorite blog that you like to read?

Emma Meade's. We have so much in common and she makes me laugh.

Tell about your dream job.

Honestly, I'm living it. I've wanted to be a writer since I was eight. I have my own hours and I can write from anywhere in the world. I especially love summer time when I can retreat to our lake home with the kids. I don't have anyone telling me what to do or how to do it (with the exception of my editors, whose opinions I value). You know you're in love with your job when your family begs you to step away from it at times.

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Ever since I left my "day" job, I've been trying like hell to keep it half full. There's not much to gain from negativity.

If you could go anywhere for a week’s vacation, where would you go?

I'd have to say Italy. Something about the coast looks so stunning and romantic. I'd love to explore the cobble stone streets and eat some of their delicious food and drink their wine...

What food can you absolutely not eat?

Mushrooms and onions. Don't even get me started. Sick.

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

MILK all the way.

How much time do you spend blogging?

Probably five hours or better a week. I also co-blog on two other websites, so I keep busy!

Do you watch TV – if so, what are some of your favorite shows?

I've cut way back in the past few months and have only found time for The Walking Dead (my favorite show of all time) and Saturday Night Live. But during the year I also watch Dexter, Breaking Bad, Homeland and Nurse Jackie. And I watch old episodes of Supernatural when I'm working out. Some of my favorites that have ended are X-Files, Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sex and the City.

Now to pass on the award! These guys are amazing and full of positive energy, so please take a moment to check them out!


LTM said...

I hear that about working hard to keep the glass half full! :D And mushrooms I can understand, but onions? No onions??? Jen.

LOL! <3 ((hugs)) fun stuff~

C.J. Sullivan said...

I will go to Italy with you and food/wine it up.

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

What? No onions or mushrooms! :)

It's great to know more about you. Man, I'd do just 'bout anything short of kill to be able to write as my job! Good for you.

S.K. Anthony said...

No Italy! I've been traumatized by Italy. I went on a mother/daughter trip back in 2007 and Mom got her purse stolen at the hotel while having breakfast... our passports where inside. Took us a whole 4 days to get everything straightened out. It was horrible!

But yeah... you go and have fun... just hold on for dear life to your passport lol

Thanks for nominating me ;)

Julie Flanders said...

Thanks so much for nominating me, Jen! I need a little sunshine as its so grey and dreary here LOL. It was fun to read more about you!

Jen Naumann said...

What can I say? I swear I'm allergic to them... ;)

Jen Naumann said...

SWEEEET! Sounds like a plan!

Jen Naumann said...

Thank you. :)

Jen Naumann said...

Oh boy, that does not sound fun. :/

Jen Naumann said...

You're welcome! :)

Anonymous said...

This was a lovely surprise and favourite blog? I'm flattered, Jen. :)
Thanks girl. I am so bad for doing these kinds of posts but I will try to get to it sometime this century!
You're very brave for leaving your day job.I think about doing that all the time, but the fear is too big.

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