Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Sunshine Award!

Many thanks to S.K. Anthony for nominating me for the Sunshine Award!  What's this, you ask?  Here are the details...

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!

Without further ado, here are the questions and my responses...

What inspired you to start blogging?  As a new writer, I thought blogging would be a great way to connect with other authors.  Writing can be a lonely endeavor, and having someone to talk to, even if only digitally, creates a great sense of companionship and provides me with a lot of encouragement.  It's also a great way to spark creativity.

How did you come up with the name of your blog?  I thought it best that I not try to be too clever, so I used my pen name.  Romance With An Edge came about because the books in my romantic suspense series are all tentatively titled "Edge of...", so I figured that was a good way to link my books to the blog.

What is your favorite blog that you like to read?  It's too hard to pick just one!  I love romance review blogs like Dear Author and SBTB.  I also love to read the blogs of my friends (way too many to list here!) so I can keep up with their accomplishments and cheer them on!

Tell us about your dream job.  I pretty much have it.  My day job is science professor, and I love it!  It would be amazing if I could teach part-time and write the rest of the time, but I really can't complain.  Although if someone could come up with a reason to pay me to sleep, read, and write, that would really be perfect!

Is your glass half-full or half-empty?  Half-full.  There's too much negativity in the world for me to add to it.

If you could go anywhere for a week's vacation, where would you go?  Scotland.  I've always wanted to go, and while a week wouldn't be enough time, it would definitely be a good start. :)

What food can you absolutely not eat?  I've never tried, but I think I would have a hard time eating bugs.  I know they're a major dietary staple in most of the world, but it kind of squicks me out.  I'd have to be pretty dang hungry...

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?  Milk chocolate, unless we're talking about Mounds.  Love me some dark chocolate and coconut!  Mmmmm....

How much time do you spend blogging?  A few hours a week.  I try not to let it take over my life, because if I spend too much time blogging I don't get any writing done.  It's important to read  other blogs and comment, because that's how I maintain connections, but I try to get that done in the space of a few minutes a day.

Do you watch TV?  If so, what are some of your favorite shows?  I watch a little TV, mostly as background noise.  I loved 30 Rock, Scrubs, and West Wing.  I also like pretty much anything on the History or Discovery Channel (I loved Dirty Jobs!).  I'm always up for a Stars hockey game (and I'm watching one now, as a matter of fact.)

I'm going to share the love by nominating 5 other blogs for this award!  So, in no particular order, here are my picks!

Thanks again, S.K.!


  1. awww you are so sweet! thank you! And, I somehow managed to miss that you are a science teacher-- that is AWESOME!

    1. You're welcome! I'm looking forward to seeing your post.

      Yep, I teach biology and microbiology. It's pretty cool, if I do say so myself :)

  2. Thanks Lara, I am so impressed, biology and microbiology. I memorized the book to pass biology in high school and college, so I truly admire you!

    Thanks for the award -- I'll try to post soon, and will let you know when, it's a wonderful honor, I love learning about other bloggers -- this will be fun!

  3. Yay you did it :)

    I love the "Edge" in your titles, clever idea! Ewe bugs, why didn't I think of that? I'll be adding that to my list of food-not-to-eat lol

    1. Thanks, S.K.! I don't get to keep the titles, so that tag line is probably going to change...

  4. Your name is your brand. It works great as a blog title. And bugs? Eww, I wouldn't even consider them food.

    1. Yeah, I'd have to be starving before I'd voluntarily eat them.

  5. WTG Lara! Actually eating some bugs are tastier when dipped in milk chocolate. There isn't much that I haven't eaten once.

    1. Chocolate tends to make everything better. Kind of like bacon. Aaaannnnd now I'm hungry! :)


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