The Beautiful Woman Has Come

The Beautiful Woman Has Come
A Historical Novel by Debra Giuffrida

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Liebster Award

Today is an amazing day. Not only did I wake up to a beautiful sunny day but I found that I had been nominated for an award. How awesome is that? I don't win many unsolicited awards. I win the occasional random drawing and have been lucky enough to place first in art competitions. But never has anyone nominated me for an online award for my writing (blog or otherwise).

So thank you Lara! Below I have attempted to fulfill my obligations to the Liebster Award!

1. What's your favorite writing/reading snack?
    I don't eat while I write. But I do drink wine occasionally, coffee mostly but only in the mornings. 
2. Where have you always wanted to visit?
     Egypt and Scotland, desperately!
3. What's your favorite accent?
     Scottish for men, but I also enjoy a French accent and a well bred (posh) English accent. 
4. What movie do you always watch when you find it on TV?
     Several...Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and Young Frankenstein.
5. What's your favorite hobby?
     All of my hobbies are my favorites: horseback riding, reading, drawing, knitting, baking, is difficult to nail down just one.
6. Say you can quit your day job and do whatever you want.  What would you do?
    Ahem, I did and I am doing whatever I want which is taking care of horses, riding occasionally, writing my novels and gardening and enjoying my collie and my cat.
7. What made you want to start writing?
     I think the writing bug bit me back in the 1970's, my first foray was a really bad piece of romance. But I have been a poet since I was in my teens. Published too!
8. What is your favorite genre?
     I adore Historical Fiction.
9. Where is your writing/reading nook?
     I don't have one. I write in the living room, sitting on the couch with my laptop perched on my lap.
10. What book do you wish you had written?
     Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
11. Early bird, night owl, or something in between?
     All of the above as the need arises.

I also understand that I must nominate 5 blogs with a following of 200 or under, well, now that is something of a problem. I have little time to follow blogs and most of them are well over the 200 mark, but I did find these favorite seven cause I couldn't stop at 5! So here they are. Wonderful doesn't describe them well enough. And below these nominees are the 11 questions that they need to answer. Oh...and they have to, in turn, nominate 11 more blogs and ask 11 other questions. A huge cycle of recognition!

I found the rules on another blog and here they are:

If you receive the award, you should: 

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you. 

2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog. 

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog. 

4. Hope that the people you've sent the award to forward it to their five favourite bloggers and keep it going!

My Liebster Award Five (Seven):
Lavender Ironside
Purl One, Yarn Over, Knit Together
Divine Secrets of the Writing Sisterhood
Jodie Pierce Author
Harriet Schultz
Modern Scribe
The Time Traveler Rest Stop

Questions for the nominees:
1. What prompted you to start your blog?
2. Have you ever published anything, and if so what?
3. Do you belong to a writers group (if you are a writer)?
4. If you could only take one book with you on a desert island, which would it be?
5. What is your favorite time in history and why?
6. If you could live anywhere on earth, where would it be?
7. What is your favorite beverage?
8. Who is your favorite person in history and why?
9. What book are you currently reading?
10. What season is your favorite and why?
11. If you could go back and change anything in your life what would it be?

So there it is. Thank you very much Lara for nominating me and good luck to my nominees!


  1. Great responses! I too love a Scottish accent, and I write on the couch as well [g].

  2. Two of a kind! :) I am not sure that my picks will keep the ball rolling...oh well, I hope so. Thank you again for picking me!

  3. Hi Debra!! Thank you so much for the award and congrats on yours!


  4. Thank you Debra! It's so much fun answering questions!