Monday, February 06, 2012

Awards & Upcoming Events

It's the first Monday of the month, and you know what that means. It's time to get organized!

Awards:
You can always find mine listed here, but I wanted to give a few shout-outs. Here are the awards I've received in the past month or so:


Thanks to Nancy, CassieLisa, and Victoria! You guys are amazing, and I'm so grateful to have been mentioned in your posts. *Hugs* :)

Since there have been so many awards going around, I'm only going to nominate a few who--to the best of my knowledge--haven't received these yet. First, let's check out the requirements:

Great Comments award: Ah, this one is easy. I just have to pass it along to one of my dedicated commenters.

Great Commenter: Iain!

For the Kreativ Blogger and Versatile Blogger awards, I'm supposed to list facts about myself and tag people. I know you guys are busy, so let's go with one fact and three nominees.

Fact: I don't know how to ride a bicycle. ...What? I never learned! I don't suppose anyone is willing to teach me? :D

Kreative Blogger #1: April Plummer!
Kreative Blogger #2: Lindsay Currie!
Versatile Blogger: Joylene Nowell Butler! (No relation, in case you're wondering...)

Last, but not least, we have the information on the Skunk award
"The thumbs up from Skunk award' since 'we all feel like stinky, stinky skunks some days' and there are people who 'make us feel (and smell) a lot better'. To pass the award on, name one thing that you love about yourself, then pass on the award to as many bloggers as you want to"

Something I love about myself: Hmm... well, I always tell it like it is. I can be tactful, but don't ask me things unless you really want to know. I value honesty. *grins*

Thumbs up to: Melissa Maygrove!

There you go, guys! Just hop on over to my Awards Page, and grab the appropriate image. Cookies and punch to follow. ;)

Upcoming Events:
  • Rach Harrie's Fourth Writers' Platform-Building Campaign starts today! It's always a lot of fun, and you'll "meet" a ton of other writers. Don't forget to sign up! :)
  • Alex Cavanaugh's second book, Cassafire, comes out this month. There's a huge release party happening on the 28th, so be sure to make blog rounds that day. :D
  • Guess what? Jessica Therrien's debut novel, Oppression, comes out on the same day! That means we get to have two parties*. Woohoo! :)
    *Which probably means I'll skip my post on the 27th and post twice on the 28th.
  • I'm also participating in the Get Fired Up blogfest this month. Talk about a great way to give back to the blogosphere! Stop by on March 1st to hear about the blogger I worked with. :)
Have anything else to add? Shoot me a comment, and I'll put your event here. :)

Image by David Castillo Dominici.

Have a great week, guys! ♥

70 comments:

Rachel Morgan said...

Congrats on your awards! And yay for the upcoming events! I'm also participating in Jessica Therrien's virtual launch party and blog tour :-) And I came over to say that we're both in the YA group and paranormal romance group for the Fourth Campaign :-)

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on the awards. And wow, look at everything going on in the blogosphere. Busy times!

Margo Kelly said...

Great job on the awards! I'm a new follower from the writers' campaign. Nice to meet you! :)

Lisa L. Regan said...

You are certainly deserving of all the awards! Congrats!

Jessica Salyer said...

Congrats on the awards. It’s definitely a busy month. I'm also a new follower from the Writer's Campaign. Hi!

Christy said...

Congrats on the awards! Saying hello from the Write Campaign and it is a pleasure to meet you!

Emily R. King said...

Congrats on the awards! I am so behind on them, it's sad. I need to do a catch-all post like this, too. Thanks for reminding me!

bridgetstraub.com said...

Just stopping by to say hi from the campaign. You certainly seem busy. i'm impressed and look forward to seeing what you are up to next.

Iain said...

Awwww. Thank you!
As for the bike thing? Just remember the saying: It’s just like riding a bike – You never forget how to fall off.
Or, something like that. If you can’t ride a bike, then you’ve got a head start on the rest of us when it comes to falling off!

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats on all the awards! You've never ridden a bike?

Lots of great links.

cleemckenzie said...

You've got my head spinning, Carrie! Awards, Blog Challenges . . . Fabulous.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the thumbs up. *blushes* Enjoy reading your posts as always...

Leigh Covington said...

WOW! Congrats on the awards! That's fabulous. And I didn't know Rachel's next campaign started today. YIKES! I better hop over and check it out.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Rachel! We must be on the same wavelength this month. I look forward to "seeing" you around! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Talli! The tricky part is finding time to enjoy it all. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Margo! It's nice to "meet" you, too! :D

Carrie Butler said...

...Or I just have really generous friends. :) Thanks, Lisa!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jessica! It's great to have you here! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Christy! It's a pleasure to meet you, too. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Empress King! Don't feel bad. I was pretty behind, too. :)

jamieayres said...

Kuddos to you for all the awards:) Thanks for the heads up on the campaigns, too!

Angela Scott said...

Awards are awesome!

We're in the same YA group and I wanted to pop by and say howdy :)

Fairview said...

Hello,
We're in the same YA group. Still following (we were in the same group last time too). Hello again!

Lynda R Young said...

wow, that's a lot of awards.
Many events are happening. So cool.

Komal said...

Hi, we're in the same YA group for the campaign, so I thought I would stop by and say hi!

I'm also a new follower. :)

Melissa Dean said...

Hello! Stopping by from the YA Campaign Group, and I'm a new follower. I'm looking forward to reading more posts from you. Cool Blog Header!

Siv Maria said...

We are in the same group for the platform-building campaign so I thought I would stop by and say hi!

Hildred said...

Hello from the campaign! We are also in some of the same group. Nice to meet you!

writesbymoonlight said...

Hi Carrie! We're in the same para romance and YA groups. Looking forward to getting to know you and your blog.

Joylene said...

Hmm, some versatile blogger I am -- I'm late! Sorry, Carrie. But thank you so much for thinking of me. It's been a weird week. Mostly I'm feeling sorry for myself because I have baby Blake withdrawals. But this isn't about me. It's about your generous and kind nature. You're a peach! In the olden days (60/70s) that meant you were one hell of a nice person.

Thank you for making my day.

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Bridget! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Lydia Kang said...

I did the platform campaign last year and it was fun! So much stuff going on. How do you stay on top of it all???

Nancy Thompson said...

Oy vey! You're both popular and busy! I've got lots of blogfests, too. This feels like awards season, just like the Oscars and stuff! Congrats on all of yours, you deserve it!!

Carrie Butler said...

You're very welcome. :) Hah! That's one way to look at it!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Clarissa! Sadly, no. Maybe someday! :)

Carrie Butler said...

I've got my head spinning, too! Whew! So much going on. :)

Carrie Butler said...

You're welcome! You deserve it. :D Thanks!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Leigh! :) The campaign snuck up on me this year, too. If I hadn't seen Rach's facebook post, I might've missed out!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jamie! Oh, no problem. I'm on my way over to visit your blog! :)

Carrie Butler said...

They're fun, aren't they? :) It's nice to "meet" you, Angela!

Carrie Butler said...

Hey, Fairview! Nice to "see" you, again! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks for stopping by, Lynda! It's shaping up to be a busy month. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Komal! It's nice to "meet" you! I'll be over to visit your blog shortly. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Melissa! It's nice to "meet" you! I can't wait to check out your blog. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Natasha! I just signed up to follow your posts via email. :) You too!

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Siv! I love these campaigns. It's always fun getting know everyone! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Hildred! Nice to "meet" you, too! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Better late than never, Joylene! You're very welcome. :) Aww, I can't blame you there. Blake is such a little cutie. I hope they're sending you plenty of photos!

A peach, huh? I like it! Thank you! Now when people ask how I am, I can respond, "Just peachy, thanks!" :D

Carrie Butler said...

Me too! You know, honestly, I have no idea. I just made a calendar dedicated to the blogosphere. Hopefully that will help! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much! :)

Hah! You're right. It is like awards season. (Thank God we don't have to dress up! LOL)

YelenaC said...

Just wanted to say hi to a fellow Campaigner. I'm in your Paranormal Romance group. This is my first time participating and I'm excited to meet new writer friends and discover new blogs.

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Yelena! Oh, you'll love the Campaign. It's a great way to get to know everyone. :)

KSCollier said...

Hi Carrie:
I'm finally a part of the YA campaign group 3, and I'm looking forward to a long friendship of blogging and getting to know you. Kathy

Jessica Therrien said...

Congrats on your awards! Much deserved :) AND...woooo. Campaign time!

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Kathy! Me too! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jessica! :) Woooo, indeed!

Elise Fallson said...

Hi Carrie,
Stopping in from the campaign and I'm so excited. This is my first campaign and already I've connected with so many wonderful people. You've got a great blog and congratulations on the awards!

Daniel Noyes said...

Hi Carrie,
New follower - same YA group in the campaign - It is nice to meet you. I like your blog and will be looking forward to your posts.

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Elise! It's nice to meet you. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Daniel! It's nice to meet you, too. I'll be over to your blog shortly. :D

jonyangorg said...

Popping by to say hi from the campaign!

Carrie Butler said...

Hi! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Kimberly said...

Hi, Stopping by from the campaign. I've enjoyed looking at both of your blogs. I look forward to visiting both blogs often.

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Kimberly! It's nice to meet you! I'm on my way over to your blog. :)

Alynza Smith said...

Hi there! I'm a fellow groupie (and new member) from Group 3-YA! Just wanted to pop in and say hello. Have fun with it!

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Alynza! I look forward to seeing you around the Campaign! :)

Elodie said...

Congrats on the awards and hello from the campaign trail :D

Carrie Butler said...

Hello and thank you, Elodie! :)

Becky said...

Hello, fellow YA campaigner! And new follower :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Becky! I'll be over to follow you, too. :D