Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Look What I Got! Tagged and Awards!

The blogging goodness continues with another round of Tag and the Kreativ Blogger award. Thank you to Alexia Chamberlynn for the tag and to Kevin Hiatt over at Graphophobia for the award.
I shall hereby combine Alexia's 11 tag questions with Kevin's 7 interesting facts for the award.

1. What setting best describes you? A forest with a winding path and tall, tall trees. (Psychoanalyze that!)

2. What was your favorite childhood book? The very first book I can remember is a 7-page Hello Kitty that my grandmother read to me over and over. Considering the amount of times I put my poor grandmother through that torture, it is safe to say it was my favorite book.
3. Besides reading and writing what are at least two of your favorite pastimes? Karate. I love martial arts and nothing is quite like it. I also enjoy TV surfing, because sometimes we all need a little down time.
Photo credit: Sensei Thomas Casale, JSKA
4. What is the coolest/strangest thing you've ever done? Hmm... I went to Japan to teach English after finishing grad school. Not so strange, but I think it is pretty cool. :)

5. If any character from any book could be your best friend, who would it be? Hands down Sam from Lord of the Rings. That is one loyal friend.

6. If you could be invisible for one day, what would you do? Oh I could see this getting me into a lot of trouble so...I plea the fifth!

7. What famous person (dead or alive) do you consider a role model for your own aspirations? Some of the current authors in the urban fantasy and paranormal romance genres are HUGE inspirations for me. Here's three off the top of my head: Gena Showalter, Jeaniene Frost, Patricia Briggs.
8. Which Greek or Roman (or other culture's mythological) deity would you be (either who you'd like to be or who you most resemble)? I'd go with Athena, because she used her intelligence in battle, unlike Ares who used more brute strength. I like a cunning deity.

9. Would you like to marry a Vulcan? This will be a contradiction from my admiration of intelligence, but I don't think I could marry someone who suppressed their emotions.
10. Do you believe in any conspiracy theories? I find them entertaining, but we'll never know the truth, so I try not to buy into them too much. Well, except for that one about...

11. If you were to reincarnate, what would you like to be? I have faith in reincarnation, so I'd like to put in a bid for the next lifetime...happy and healthy. That's all I'd ask.

Now, onward to the awards! Here's some of my favorite blogging buddies, each deserving of the award. Claim your prize and tell us some interesting facts about you - 7 or 11 - winner's choice!
  2. A. E. Martin
  3. Robin Weeks
Congrats! Don't forget to grab your badge at the top of the page.


  1. Nice role models, Tina! Congratulations! :)

    (By the way, did you see that I tagged you in that Lucky 7 thing yesterday?)

    1. Thanks Carrie! Just hopped on over. I missed this one. Lucky 7!

  2. Thank you, Tina!! I shall wear my award with pride! :))

    Love the answers to you questions too! That's an awesome picture of you! :)

  3. Thanks for the award Tina. I appreciate it. I think it's great you were able to teach in Japan. What a great experience.