Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sentimental Serendipity

Cartoon courtesy of Dave Walker

Celebrating Two Years in Blogosphere!

You can see by the cartoon I chose to feature on this momentous occasion, that topics to blog over the last two years were not always easy to come by!

Questions have rolled around in my mind like: Should I review this book? Should I participate in another blog tag? What is happening on my writing journey that others would find interesting? Then of course the biggest question of all: What whimsical word should I feature this week?! It would be easy to go on with a myriad of tongue in cheek comments, but the truth is my blogging experience over the last two years has been nothing less than extraordinary.

Here are a few of the benefits I have received from blogging:

Encouragement, enlightenment, inspiration, & the list goes on.

However, the biggest benefit by far is the opportunity to not only meet writers, but to become friends with so many. Since it is my two-year blog-anniversary I am excited to issue the blog award that I designed last year:
This award is given to a writer/blogger who possesses these three attributes:
1- The writer has been recognized for the excellence of her "quill" by being agent-represented and/or published.
2- She has reached out and generously encouraged others in blogosphere, while maintaining a quality blog.
3- The integrity of her character is of such a high level that her very life inspires others.

(Note: I chose to design this award because I was so encouraged by last year's winners; not because I in any way possess the traits mentioned above.)

The very first winners of the Queen of the Quill award were two wonderful writers, bloggers, and friends: Julie Musil & Carol Riggs.

I am happy and thrilled to announce that the two very special people who have been chosen to receive the 2013 Queen of the Quill award are...(Can you tell I enjoy a bit  of drama?)

Loree Huebner and Ruth Schiffman! Each of these writers has enlightened, encouraged, and inspired so many. Congratulations, ladies! In addition to the blog award, each of the winners will receive a $25.00 gift card to either Barnes & Noble, or Starbucks.

If somehow you have not visited the blogs of these special writers, be sure to do so. The names of this year's winners, as well as last year's winners, have been linked to their blogs.

Thanks to every one of my blogging buddies - you're all awesome!


  1. Ha, like that cartoon!

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary and you award. I always enjoy visiting here.

    1. Thanks, Theresa. It's been great to get to know you this past year!

  2. Congrats to the winners and congrats to you Victoria! I'm so glad I've been able to meet you.

    1. Thanks, Sara. I find you to be a kindred spirit! Take care ~

  3. Congrats to you on two awesome years of blogging! Happy Blog Birthday! I always love to visit here. You encourage, enlighten, and inspire me!

    I'm humbled and thrilled to receive your Queen of the Quill award! Thank you!

    1. You're welcome, Loree. I'll be contacting you and Ruth soon about your choice of gift cards. (She spoke to me via FB)