Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I've been presented the Sunshine Award for inspiring bloggers by fellow blogger Cher Green. Thank you, Cher. I love awards and being nominated is a surprise and a big treat. I love the chance to thank those bloggers who have come before me and to celebrate a new list with you.

The rules for accepting the Sunshine Award are:
- Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
- Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
- Link the nominees within your post.
- Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

These are 12 blog sites that stand out as the altimate place to go for sunshine and knowledge. Thank you, everyone. I hope you enjoy your award as much as I enjoy your blogs.

Careann's Musings - Carol Garvin

JaxPop - Dave Elbright

Katts Komments - Kathryn Neff Perry

Kim Smith

Christopher Hoare

A.F. Stewart

Marta Stephens

Children's Books at the Cake and Custard - Carole Anne Carr

Meg Westley

Christine Hart

Bronzeword Latino Authors - JoAnn Yolanda Hernandez

Pat Brown

Bertram's Blog - Pat Bertram

Thank you for always inspiring me.

--Happy Sunshine


  1. Thanks, Joylene! (When I was little my Dad used to call me Merry Sunshine.) It's nice to think people find some inspiration in my jottings.

    As with the Prolific Blogger and Kreativ awards, however, I'm left wondering how best to deal with it. I wish I could just pick one or maybe two people to pass awards along to because so many of the most informative and/or inspiring blogs I enjoy belong to people who have already received the award or who are publishing professionals and likely haven't the time or inclination to meet the criteria of forwarding to twelve others. But I really do appreciate this Sunshine Award, so will work out a compromise that hopefully will suit everyone.

  2. I don't think it matters if you choose just a few. I thought of that when I received it from Cher too. I couldn't imagine finding 12. But I ended up choosing 13. So go figure. Pick less if you like.

  3. Hi Joylene,
    Hearty congratulations for receiving the 'Sunshine Award'.
    I shall duly check out those blog sites you have noted. Of course, one of them is very well known by me.
    Well done and happy writing.
    With respect, Gary

  4. Thank you, Gary. I appreciate your support. I hope you enjoy these blogs; they are a terrific bunch.

  5. Thanks Joylene - I'm gettin' spoiled. Will have to follow up in a few days.

    Going through the meat grinder that is 'starting a new project' (out of town of course). In a meeting with the client today - they more or less said that the job & schedule is almost impossible. Sheesh. Lucky me.

  6. Congrats to you, Joylene, and to the other winners. I'll have to check out their links:)

  7. Thank you, Joylene! I sure can use that bit of sunshine. I'm thrilled that you thought of me. Looking forward to your guest posting!

  8. You're very welcomed, Dave and Pat. And thanks, Karen. This has been fun.

  9. Congratulations Joylene; I'll go check out the blogs you've listed, too.

    Am reading Dead Witness right now, just started it last night.

  10. Thanks so much, Kate. I'm anxiously awaiting your thoughts on my book. Thank you for reading it. That means a lot.

  11. Congratulations and thanks for the Sunshine, Joylene. Now I'll have fewer excuses to avoid spending time checking out other people's blogs.

    Now, how do links work? I've developed a technology block.

    Christopher Hoare.

  12. Chris, you're very welcomed. And I hope this does prompt you to blog more often. You have such interesting stuff to say. As per the link instructions, they're in the mail and should be there soon.

  13. Congrats to you and thanks for passing on the award.
    I would gotten to this sooner but it's been an extra busy week.

  14. Thanks, Anita. It's bloggers like you that make this fun and interesting.

  15. Joy, oh my goodness! I just got home and wonder of wonders! What a surprise! I had a about 500 emails to go through---am still sorting through those. And what a sweet, unexpected surprise! Thank you so much! It may take me a few days, but when I just saw your email I had to come thank you. And thank you too for all your support and love. I'm so blessed to have you for a friend!
    Hugs and blessings

  16. Katt! I was just going to email to see what you were up to. I'm thrilled to present you with the Sunshine Award. You A R E sunshine!!!


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