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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Liebster Awards for Fab Blogs Under 200 Followers Go To...

The Liebster Blog Award was given to me by the awesome Beth Fred, whose blog is magical and has purple sparkles that follow you everywhere you put your cursor! Check it out here.

This award spotlights bloggers who have less than 300 followers (like me, so far). As recipients pay it forward, Liebster love keeps growing. Recipients are also asked to share their 5 top picks, then include the following in their blog:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who awarded you.

2. Reveal your top 5 picks & let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

3. Copy & paste the award on your blog. (see award image above!)

4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.

5. And most of all—have bloggity-blog fun!

Lots of my picks are indie authors to watch. So, here goes:

1. Arthur Slade, a well-published kids' fantasy author, who is turning all of his out of print books into indie gold! Learn how here.

2. Christine Murray, a journalist and author of urban fantasy, who lives in Dublin. Her blog is always thoughtful.

3. Katie Klein, successful indie author of YA fantasy, tells it like it is about her publishing experience. Worth a look!

4. Jenny Phresh's Party Pony blog. OMG, she is the funniest writer alive. I'm not kidding!

5. Angela Carlie, a middle grade & YA author of fantasy. Check her blog here. She's a member of the indie collective, DarkSide Publishing, a very impressive group. And her novel, Land of Corn Chips has the best title and cover everrrrr.


  1. Thank you for the shout out! All of these blogs look great. I'm on my way to check them out. I always love to find good info about writing/publishing. I will get published (one day)!

  2. What a great idea for a blog award. I'll have to check out these other blogs.

  3. You just reminded me I need to post the award too. I'm so absent minded. Thanks. More blogs to visit. Fun.

  4. That's kind of you, Catherine. Thank you so much!

  5. Congratulations, everyone! I love the purple sparkles...

  6. Yes, everyone should have purple sparkles following them as they walk!

  7. Great way of awarding a blog. I really like ur fresh out of the box ideas!:)

  8. Thanks Catherine. Finally my very own Liebster on the shelf! : )

  9. What a wonderful award. Congratulations. I love Beth Fred, she is wonderful.

  10. Thanks for the great list & synopsis! I really like Arthur Slade's books and recommend them to any MG lovers! :)

  11. Hi Catherine. Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments. Our blogs are almost about the same thing! Coming from a fine arts background, I completely agree with your comparison between painting and writing. I tell my writing students that the skills they learn in one art can be applied in all arts. The best to you.

    Stuart Land

  12. I have finally returned (from the tummy of a hungry bear) to claim this great award! Thank you so much--I shall post it with pride very soon.