One of the rules about the Kreativ Blogger award is that I’ve been asked to pass it on to seven others. Of course, the real difficulty with that is that there are so many blogs more than worthy of this award that I find it nearly impossible to choose only seven! Here is my valiant effort : ).
Maxine at Petrona - I’ve learned so much from Maxine about such a wide variety of crime fiction and crime fiction news that I am awestruck. I also have an incredible amount of respect for her leadership of the Crime and Mystery Fiction Friendfeed.
Norman at Crime Scraps - Norman’s knowledge of crime fiction is humbling, and his sense of humor lifts me up no matter what is going on in my life.
Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise - Kerrie is one of the most well-read crime fiction readers I have ever encountered. Her blog is full of information, fine reviews, community memes and other things to keep a mystery fan coming back time after time. It was also Kerrie who introduced me to the wonderful online crime fiction community of which I’m a proud member.
Rob at The View From the Blue House - Rob is one of the most versatile bloggers I’ve “met.” He blogs about crime fiction, social and economic issues and more. He’s forgotten more than I have ever learned. As though that weren’t enough, Rob’s a crime fiction author himself. His The Rule Book is an excellent police procedural.
Chris at The Thrill of it All ; Chris has an enviable knowledge of crime fiction from all subgenres and eras. He posts fascinating interviews and other useful information. He’s also an accomplished writer.
Elizabeth at Mystery Writing is Murder - Her interesting and informative posts are some of the most helpful I’ve ever read about writing. Please, please – if you’re a writer, follow her blog!
Elspeth at It’s a Mystery! - Elspeth’s posts about the writing process are informative, helpful and humorous. She’s creative, too, and always gives me something important to think about.
There are about twenty other blogs that I visit regularly that also inspire me and teach me, but I was asked to stick to seven
Another rule of this fabulous blogging award is that I’ve been asked to share seven things about myself. So……here goes:
1. I once spent a summer in Brazil on an exchange program.
2. Jeg er at lære dansk - I am learning Danish. Well, at least I am trying to learn. I’m not making a lot of progress yet, but step by step…
3. My handwriting is nearly illegible. Fortunately, much of what I write is word-processed.
4. I can’t parallel park. I try. Really, I do. I do not do it well, though.
5. My favorite airlines are Quantas and British Airways. Perhaps I was just on some exceptional flights, but I’ve always had good flying experiences with them.
6. I’m glad that I learned the Heimlich maneuver. I’ve had to use it twice; once was on my daughter. Talk about your scary experience!
7. I’ve always been the shortest one in my family, both my family of origin and my immediate family. At just over 1.5 m, I suppose I should expect that.
So there you have it – seven random things about me. Thanks again to Dorte for this lovely award.