MORE awards????? (and a flip attempt at a Meme)


I might be getting immune to these honors, guys!

Jenny McB, who is fast becoming one of my most recent groupies, has awarded me with the Nice Matters Award. She said she gave it to me because of my positive comments here and at other blogs. I do try my best to always be positive and upbeat. Misery may love company but smiles make everyone feel good.

Here’s the details about this one:
This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you’ve been awarded please pass it on to 7 others who you feel are deserving of this award.

The next one is the Thoughtful Blogger Award, given to me by one of my groupies and buds, Amy Ruttan. Amy’s one of my favorite blog reads; one of those people I always turn to first when I see her listed in my reader. If you don’t read Amy’s blog, why not???

Now, another Meme, but this one’s cool ’cause some of you have no clue what’s hiding in my archives. I’m aiming to fix that rather permanently, but not just yet. I’ve got some other small details to take care of, first.

Marcia, at MeeAugraphie and Tumbled Words (and whose RSS feed I miss dearly), tagged me with this one.

Here we go…
Link 1 must be about family: One of my all-time favorites. This scene actually existed before the blog. Although I like this one a lot, too. Or… Or…

Link 2 must be about friends: This was a hard one to pick. Friends are important in my fictional world. Friends take the place of family, and family takes the place of friends.

Anyone think I’m trying to make a statement?

Link 3 must be about yourself, who you are, what you’re all about: Umm… Help! This blog isn’t about me! It’s about my fiction!

Link 4 must be about something you love: I’ll explain more later about why this is such an important thing.

Oh, hell, I’ll do it here: people are trying to ban this book because of its liberal use of the F-word (I did it delicately for you, Marcia!). But really. If you’re going to set a book in the world of punk rock, you may as well do it authentically. And KL Going has done just that. Trust me. I used to live in places like she creates. Or so it felt at the time.

Furthermore, does anyone REALLY believe that by the time our kids are old enough to form bands and hang out in clubs, they haven’t heard words like fuck?

Fat Kid Rules the World. Buy it. (it is still in print, if you’d like a new copy) Let’s turn the negative publicity into huge sales.

I just might have to help author KL Going take on the idiot wanna-be book banners… That’s really got my dander up.

Now, back to the Meme. Really, it’s more fun to talk about Fat Kid. Helloooo? I’m boring, remember?

Link 5 can be anything you choose: Oh, really. Just go play in the archives. But here’s one I particularly like. Then again, I particularly like them all. The ones I don’t like are waiting to be revised into that state of being particularly liked.

Go find some you like. Report back to me; it’ll help me know what to feed you guys next.

Oh, and rather than pass this one, really. Just go buy Fat Kid. It’s about book banning, people. I mean, other than the sales the publicity will generate, do you want your book to be banned? And if it is, who’ll fight for it — and you???

Well, other than me. *wink*

I’ve got all the prizes for the Summer’s Hidden Treasures contest sorted out now, thanks to my Opening Act. If you entered the contest, look for a message from me starting tonight!



  1. David

    August 21, 2007 3:56 pm

    The comment you posted on the KL Going blog was excellent. (It’s also great that you read to your kids.)

  2. Tempest Knight

    August 21, 2007 4:48 pm

    Congrats on all the blog awards! 🙂

  3. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 21, 2007 8:22 pm

    Thanks, Tempest! I love it when you drop in!BR/BR/And David, thank you. I spent a lot of time on it.

  4. Robin

    August 22, 2007 3:44 am

    Great link choices. I really liked the late night load out one. There’s something special about Trevor letting his guard down and giving us a peak at what’s really going on deep inside.

  5. Joy Renee

    August 22, 2007 4:50 am

    yep. you deserve double the goodness:BR/BR/ the pink sparkliness!BR/BR/note that Joystory has moved

  6. Nancy

    August 22, 2007 8:30 am

    You are loved!BR/BR/I read your comment about the Fat kid book on the authors blog. Very nice. Very articulate.BR/It still blows my mind that parents can think that their kids do not swear or have hormones or whatever. I don’t ban my kids music even though I don’t like some of it. And, trust me, Slipknot freaks me out. I won’t ban the books my kids read either. If my mother had banned my books or music I would be very different from who I am now. And, not for the better.

  7. Rhet

    August 22, 2007 1:37 pm

    The best way to get people of substance to read a book is to ban it. Of the folks who would abide the ban? They are better off remaing ignorant.

  8. Rhet

    August 22, 2007 3:41 pm

    And why was I not mentioned in link 4?

  9. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 22, 2007 3:58 pm

    Uhhh… ’cause I was too busy ranting and raving about Fat Kid?

  10. ERiCA

    August 22, 2007 4:35 pm

    LOL on all the awards! (And getting tagged and re-tagged with the same memes. *g)BR/BR/*off to visit all the links*

  11. Bob-kat

    August 23, 2007 12:11 pm

    Hi. Just got round to visiting you as I am working through visiting everyone that dropped by when I was Michele’s SOTD. It’s taking a while! Thanks for dropping by anyway – always nice to see ya!BR/BR/Yours is a great take on that meme and it was great to read some of your past stuff that I missed. I am pretty sure I worked with Trevor backstage once! 🙂 BR/BR/I peeked at your profile. Cool list of fave music! Congrats on all the awards.

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