Susan Speaks: Smiling


JM, at the fiction scribe, gave me the When you Smile Award.

You guys know that I love awards. They make me smile, but they do more than that. I take probably too much validation from them, which is sort of sick in the head, but what do you expect from a girl like me who writes about rock stars, anyway? I mean, that fact alone speaks volumes about insecurity and delusions of grandeur.

Anyway, I love these things, and part of loving getting them is the love of passing them along.

My friend Bunnygirl‘s created a world that’s real and vibrant. If you haven’t checked out her fiction, you should. AND she’s done what I don’t have the guts to do yet — published a volume through Called My New-Found Land, it’s got to be good, if her outtakes are any indication. (My own copy hasn’t arrived yet. I’ll holler when it does)

So… with no small flourish and a great bit of envy for Bunny’s writing ability, I present this award to her.

And if you see this before Halloween and you have some fiction to share, read the comment trail. Bunnygirl’s throwing a last-minute Halloween story carnival. Why not join in??



  1. Breeni Books

    October 30, 2007 3:22 pm


  2. spyscribbler

    October 30, 2007 4:02 pm

    You definitely deserve this award, Susan!

  3. Susan Helene Gottfried

    October 30, 2007 4:06 pm

    Thanks, but don’t forget about BunnyGirl!

  4. bunnygirl

    October 30, 2007 4:09 pm

    Awww… thank you! :-)BR/BR/And if I may be so bold as to co-opt your comments for a sec, I’m hosting a last-minute Halloween fiction carnival on my blog tomorrow. Anyone who has an appropriately-themed story on their blog can send me the link at uhamp (at) yahoo (dot) com and I’ll add it to the list!

  5. Haley-O

    October 30, 2007 10:00 pm

    congrats on the WELL-DESERVED award! 🙂 LOVE!!!

  6. Thomma Lyn

    October 30, 2007 11:50 pm

    Yay Susan, and Yay Bunnygirl! Both awards are well-deserved — you’re two wonderfully talented gals. 🙂

  7. Tempest Knight

    October 31, 2007 9:32 am

    It’s always fun to get awards. 🙂 Happy Halloween, chica!

  8. Christine d'Abo

    October 31, 2007 12:28 pm

    Congratulation, Susan. You always make me smile. 🙂

  9. Christine d'Abo

    October 31, 2007 12:28 pm

    Congratulation, Susan. You always make me smile. 🙂

  10. Christine d'Abo

    October 31, 2007 12:28 pm

    Congratulation, Susan. You always make me smile. 🙂

  11. Daisy Dexter Dobbs

    October 31, 2007 12:57 pm

    Congrats on the award, Susan! It’s well-deserved. :-)BR/BR/Happy Halloween!

  12. Wylie Kinson

    November 2, 2007 10:23 am

    I can’t think of a more deserving gal! Congrats!!

  13. Camille Alexa

    November 3, 2007 2:00 am

    Susan,BR/you’ve self-published enough fiction on your blog to fill two volumes.

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