By Anita Stewart, 17-Apr-2013 07:30:00
I have to say I am totally blown away that anyone would nominate me for anything. So with a heartfelt thanks, along with a double dose of humbleness, (I think humbleness is a word) I want to shout out a massive thank you to Jane Risdon for nominating me.
Jane decided to ask me a few questions, here goes nothing.
Q: If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?
I would change my health. To have excellent health, which everyone, or rather I’m sure everyone would want, in order to live happy, fulfilling lives with family and friends. So. Yeah. I’d go with that for me.
Q: If you could repeat any age which would it be?
Well now. Since I’m 38, soon to be 39 I’m not sure which age. OH YES! *smiling* I’d like to be 21 again. That age is symbolic of my marriage.
Q: What really scares you?
Zombies, drowning, snakes, spiders (allergic to spider venom – serious – I swell up like a helium balloon. It’s not a pretty picture let me tell you) Ghosts (I live with one) scary movies, (thanks to my grandma for that one – who makes their 6 year old grandchild watch Aliens?) *shakes head* Where was I? Oh yeah, being alone. Sorry for the long winded answer.
Q: If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?
Cleopatra! To be her for one day would be awesome! With the knowledge of the past, the insight into one of the most famous figures in history, I would be in heaven!!
Thank you, Jane for all the interesting questions. I really enjoyed participating. *smiling*
Please visit Jane and read her blog at:
I would like to nominate my fellow authors/bloggers for this award:
Jenna Roads: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJennaRoads?fref=ts
Louise Wise: https://www.facebook.com/louise.wise.96/about
Thanks once again to Jane for nominating me. Please visit the authors I have listed above and give them your support. I would appreciate it and I know they will.
By Anita Stewart, 02-Mar-2013 14:55:00
I want to thank Jane for taking time to spread the word about Me and my work. She works hard at what she does and I can't say thank you enough for nominating me for the Next Big Thing Blog. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anyone that had time to participate.
So please take time out to visit Jane Risdon on her blog - show her some love and spread the word.
FROM JANE RISDON'S BLOG
I’d like to thank Suzie Tullett http://suzietullett.blogspot.com for nominating me for this lovely award. It is such a fab thing to have happen.
Suzie is author of ‘Going Underground’ and her latest book, ‘Little White Lies and Butterflies’ is out now. Do visit her blog and check her out.
I have been nominated for several other Awards from fellow bloggers but (until now) I’ve not managed to post the Award or links. What am I like!! I’ll have a go at posting the others now that I think I have the hang of this.
Anyway, I have to tell you 7 things about myself and then nominate other bloggers/authors I want to receive the Award. All they need to do then is link back to me, choose their nominees and answer 7 things about themselves and post links to their nominees…..simples!
So 7 things about me which may surprise you, though I am sure you would have survived perfectly well without knowing:
Once when on tour in the USA with a band, we were invited on to a US Air Force Base and into the Traffic Control Tower. I got to ‘talk down’ several pilots; this meant instructing them to land on to the runway where they touch their wheels to the ground briefly before taking off again….without stopping. They were doing dummy bombing and landing/take-off runs. I seem to recall they were flying B52′s. Such a thrill. No-one crashed.
I have done the voice-over for an American Trans-Atlantic Airline long-haul Entertainment programmes, where the in-flight Music needed descriptions and listings.
Some years ago I was interviewed by the BBC World Service for a programme about Women in Rock (female managers) – in those days there were few of us and I can only think of Wendy Dio and Sharon Osborne who were well known then.
I’ve studied Image and Style and gave lectures all over England/Wales, including to a very posh Girls’ School in Kent, and to several titled ladies – they were great fun and I had such satisfaction seeing them putting my advice into practice and being told I ‘changed their lives’.
Can’t recall the year (possibly early 1980′s) but I was one of a few, specially invited people, to make the inaugural Trans-Atlantic phone call (via fibre optics) from Reading Berkshire to Reading Pennsylvania USA.
I’ve been interviewed live on air on USA Video TV channels across the USA as part of a Promotional Tour with my artists. At one stage in an interview – much to my horror, I had to give ‘relationship’ advice to couples who called in live to the station. I had no idea I was going to have to do this. Apparently I handled it all very well. I couldn’t wait to get out of there. Nightmare.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with a lot of very famous recording artists, songwriters, record producers and actors, and I have found them (mostly), to be a lot nicer than their PR has led me to believe, and a great deal nicer than most of those who were not as famous or successful, and who thought they had to sell their mother’s to get somewhere. I have found myself making records and touring with people whose posters I’ve had on my bedroom walls as a teenager, or my son has had on his! A big thrill for me – still.
Well, you may or may not find any of this of interest. It is hard to list things about oneself which might possibly float someone else’s boat. These are some of the things which have left pretty big impressions on me.
My nominations are:
My very good friend Christina Jones.
Prolific writer and award-winning author of many, many books including:
‘Never Can Say Goodbye,’ ‘Love Potions,’ ‘Hubble Bubble,’ ‘Walking on air,’ ‘Heaven Sent,’ ‘Stealing the Show,’ ‘Tickled Pink’…….
Her latest book, ‘An Enormously English Monsoon Wedding’, is published in Hard back Feb. 7th and in Paper back May 2nd 2013.
Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog – prolific blogger and writer who has given me lots of opportunity (short stories and flash fiction), to peddle my wares and those of many others also. Morgen’s latest book is ‘The Serial Dater’s Shopping List’ – details on her blog.
Jenny Milchman blogger and writer and now first time published author with the publication this week of her novel, ‘Cover of Snow’ which she is on the road in the USA promoting now.
Susan Hymer, poet and writer. She has numerous poems and pieces published including ‘Poetry: From Pen to Print’.
Phyllis Burton, writer. She has published ‘Paper Dreams’ and her latest, ‘A Passing Storm,’ is published 1st Feb 2013.
Gerry McCullough – Irish writer and author of ‘Belfast Girls’ and ‘Lady Molly,’ ‘Danger, Danger,’ ‘Angel in Flight,’ to name a few.
So, ladies, congratulations upon your awards and I look forward to reading all about you soon. I know that Jenny Milchman is off on tour with her novel and may be a while responding, and Morgen Bailey is bogged down with her various projects, but do visit their blogs anyway. So much to see and read in the meantime. Actually ALL these ladies have wonderful blogs and website well worth a visit anytime.
Now I have the hang of this I shall endeavour to add my other awards as soon as time permits….what a lark!
By Anita Stewart, 21-Feb-2013 12:39:00
Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog
By Anita Stewart, 21-Feb-2013 12:36:00
Welcome to my author blog. I post about my writing, things I enjoy such as photography and life in general. Feel free to look around, comment and get involved. I love to hear from you and especially new visitors. Your visit is appreciated.
By Anita Stewart, 15-Feb-2013 11:40:00
Sensual! Exciting! Passionate! Scott Maclaren, a strong, Special Forces Scotsman, terribly injured during his tour of duty in Afghanistan. His journey begins with a broken heart after his wife leaves him for another man during his time in the hospital. Traveling across the Atlantic to visit family, his story now begins.
After years of physical therapy and being alone, things were about to look up. Katie Johnson, a beautiful Ohio schoolteacher, was where his ‘dream’ of passion and love were to become reality. Smoldering embers became a passionate, raging fire between them. A wanting and desire that burned for one another as neither had ever experienced before. Scott’s love for Katie and her two girls would lead him to great lengths to make all their dreams come true, including a six-month security contract in the Middle East. The money would ensure financial security for life.
The contract was to secure the safety of a young attractive businesswoman, Britney Parnell, who is accustomed to getting what she wants… and she wants Scott. She wastes no time in making her yearnings known. All can see her motives, but Scott. His only thoughts while in Baghdad are to keep her safe amidst terrorist attacks, shootings and bombs exploding all around them… This sensual, sexy adventure begins with the ultimate betrayal and is filled with action, intrigue, passion and steamy love scenes. Inspired by true events…
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