Nominated for the Liebster Award!


The other day, fellow blogger Mike Coville of “Random Thoughts,” nominated my blog for the LIEBSTER AWARD (awarded to up-and-coming bloggers). Thank you so much, Mike!! Unfortunately, however, the LIEBSTER is only awarded to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers and I just hit the 200 hundred mark about three days ago (yay! and, now, boo, at the same time).

At any rate, though I know I’m no longer eligible for the LIEBSTER, I’m still very flattered to be nominated, and will go ahead and answer Mike’s chosen questions.


– Link back the blogger that nominated you

– Nominate 10 others who have less than 200 followers

– Answer the 10 questions provided by the blog that nominated you

– Provide 10 questions for the bloggers you nominate

– Let your nominee’s know of their award


  1. Got hobbies?
  2. Pets?
  3. A favorite television show?
  4. A favorite artist (any type of art)?
  5. A favorite city?
  6. Do you like ranking things in favorites/least favorites or do you prefer to leave things hanging and unlabeled?
  7. What are you working on right now?
  8. Are you a coffee drinker or do you prefer tea in the mornings? (or booze?) hot chocolate?
  9. What is your opinion on this weird news story on guinea pigs?
  10. What was your dream job when you were a little kid?

My Nominees:

  1. Jeff Markowitz, The Chalk Outline
  2. John Mead, Blue Lion Blog
  3. The Bibliophile
  4. Author’s Thought
  5. Devin Proctor’s Blog
  6. Rainy Day Girl and Guy
  7. Retracing Jack Kerouac
  8. Lane Heymont’s Blog
  9. Michael Alexander Chaney’s Blog
  10. Writers for Writers

Here are my answers to Mike’s questions:

  1. Where do you live? Baltimore, MD
  2. Favorite Book? I don’t have a favorite (there are too many), but I will name-drop Stephen King’s Just After Sunset, Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, Pat Murphy’s “Rachel in Love,” and Josh Ritter’s Bright’s Passage
  3. Favorite Movie? Same issue as the favorite book, I’m afraid, but I’ll go ahead and name Lynch’s Wild at Heart, Tarantino’s Death Proof, and Fragasso’s Troll 2
  4. Favorite Band? Wow, this’ll be a long list of lists; think, The Darkness, Josh Ritter, Lyle Lovett, Nina Simone, and Mary Chapin Carpenter
  5. Favorite Vacation? Honeymooning in Norway!!
  6. Summer Heat or Winter Cold? Winter Cool — always
  7. Swimming: Ocean or Pool? No swimming, but ocean
  8. Favorite Sports Team? Gryffindor (Quidditch)
  9. What are you writing? Right now, I’m working on a longer nonfiction piece as well as a few science fiction short stories
  10. NaNoWriMo? Trying it out for the first time this November 🙂

2 thoughts on “Nominated for the Liebster Award!”

  1. Reblogged this on Back Road Bound and commented:
    Thank you Katherine!
    Am finding the rules a bit tough, but will do my best. Think I’ll start answering the questions first:
    1. Hobbies?: Hiking, music, books, cinema, art (Paintings mostly)
    2. Pets? Not yet, but I guess I will get a dog someday, and call him Jack Kerouac. Would love to have a chipmunk too, they are the cutest!
    3. Fave TV show: The Wire Season 2 (by far the best)
    4. Fave artist: Too many to mention, but Edward Hopper, Maynard Dixon, George C Ault, Marvin Cone are pretty high on the list
    5. Fave city: That’s easy – San Francisco, naturally (I quite like London a lot too, though)
    6. Ranking things or leave them hanging and unlabeled? The latter, ranking is too hard
    7. What are you working on right now? My new blog Back Road Bound and my travel memoir (forthcoming in about 5 years if all goes well)
    8. Coffe or tea? Coffee, always, tea for breakfast? Ugh!
    9. No opinion, sorry.
    10. Dream job as a little kid: Truck driver

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