Thursday, September 17, 2009

Reasons to Celebrate: Splish-Splash Award and a Fellow Writer's Success!

Thank you Suzette Saxton at Shooting Stars for the Splish-Splash Award!! Here is a list of fellow recipients:

(and to add your name to this award list, all you have to do is splash a little comment!)

The Sound of the Rain (Natalie Murphy)
Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost (Alison)

Do you have anything to celebrate?? I'm excited to report twenty-five followers on the Coaster! Thank you guys, and I hope you're having fun!

In some even more exciting news, Bethany Wiggins, sister to the fabulous Suzette Saxton (who I mistakenly mistook for Bethany in an earlier version of this blog. Thank you Elana!!) just accepted an offer of representation by the Stringer Literary Agency! Bethany Wiggins and Suzette Saxton can be found at Shooting Stars, a fun, positive blog that I love. Enormous congratulations and all the very best Bethany!! 

On top of these already wonderful reasons to celebrate, Suzette kindly invited me to her blog Award Party! I didn't have a thing to wear but how could I refuse? It's great fun, and if you go over I'm the quiet one sipping Shirley Temples against the wall. Just don't drag me out to the dance floor, I have NO rhythm! I mean it!! Okay well maybe just one dance.

While I was at the party, (which you should definitely check out), Suzette gave out the cutest party gifts...our choice of award! I chose the Splish-Splash Award, and now I'm having a party of my own! Come on in, have some chips, do a little dancing or chill on the couch and play Wii. I think someone's setting up a karaoke machine but you won't get me near it... and if you'd like to take home an award of your own just splash a comment on this post and I'll add your link!

So what's your good news? Did you interview a great author or finish a book you loved? Maybe you got through another chapter in your wip or finally came up with the perfect villain name...let's hear it! :)


  1. aw thats brilliant. I'm delighted for her!! she was our first book bundle winner too!!

  2. I saw that on her blog about being the book bundle winner, she had just received her prize :)

  3. This is such a cool idea! I got to interview Christine Feehan, she's one of my favorite authors. I'll be posting the interview today. :)

  4. Hey Diana! Suzette didn't get the offer from Marlene, it was actually her sister, and fellow blogger, Bethany Wiggins. ;-)

    Congrats on the award!

  5. Congrats on reaching 25 and on the award! =]

  6. Danni that is so awesome!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing that and I CAN'T WAIT to read the interview!

  7. Hi Elana, thanks for the correction and I will edit to show that :)

    Congrats on your ebook, and I love the Query Ninja blog!

  8. Hi Natalie, thanks for stopping by :) Good luck with your "Stupid English Class" :)

  9. Haha thanks! I have to miss Monday's class to go to a funeral so I'm worried what he'll make me do on Wed (the next class). He loves to put people on the spot and I'm not very good at dealing with people attacking me (which is what he does) because i tend to attack back... =\ Ah well, we'll see how it goes.

  10. Oh Natalie he sounds exactly like two or three professors I had to suffer through. Back then I hadn't figured out how to take things with a grain of salt AT ALL and if I wasn't arguing back I was glaring at them and gnashing my teeth in frustration. One Political Science teacher in particular comes to mind... *shudder*

  11. LOL! Yep, that's me right now. I'm hoping I can get that under control by the end of the semester.

  12. Hi Diana! Thanks for the heads up about the party :-)

    As you know, I got to interview Jocelyn Drake - I'm still so happy about that!
    And, I'm getting to go to Canada for 9 days in a couple of weeks time, which is really exciting!

  13. Aw Alisa, thanks for coming :)

    I loved your interview with Jocelyn, that's definitely great news!

    Once you go to Canada I hope you post about your trip in your travel blog...I LOVE traveling and whenever I have a trip coming up my brain is on location for weeks before I am!