Sunday 6 March 2011

Awards & Winners

Firstly, thank you to Janice Horton - whose book, Bagpipes & Bullshot is out on Kindle on 1st April - for presenting me with this gorgeous Stylish Blogger Award, which came just when I needed a little 'pick me up'. The rules are that I post seven things about me that you didn't know and then nominate seven other bloggers for this award.

1. I love animals and have so far had 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, but right now I have one dog who probably makes more noise than all the others put together.
2. Last year I left my job of nine years to work for and love it there.
3. I used to have a landscape gardening business.
4. I live close to two beaches and can see the lights on the coast of France from my bedroom window.
5. I can't park in a straight line no matter how many times I try to do it.
6. When my mother was pregnant they thought I was twins (!) I still have the x-ray they took, which is weird, but sweet at the same time.
7. I'm a member of the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers' Scheme.

I'd like to nominate: pat posner, sue (flowerpot), karen clarke, Talli Roland, B.E Sanderson, Pauline Barclay and Kath at The Nut Press for this award.

Talking of awards, on Friday I attended the Jersey Enterprise Awards. Approximately 850 people were at Fort Regent for the awards which were televised (local tv thankfully, just in case I can be spotted dressed from head to foot in black as if I'm going to a sequin inspired funeral), and the keynote speaker was Heather Rabbatts, Chairman of Shed Media and who was 2008 Business Woman of the Year, among other things. It was a fun, evening with entertainment provided by Honeybun, a local girl band who sang backing vocals on Joe McElderry's latest album and various sponsors, including sponsored well-earned awards to various businesses, schools and other enterprising groups.

The Pure Passion Awards are being held on Monday for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award as well as other awards including the Romantic Comedy Prize - which my lovely friend, Christina Jones is up for with her brilliant book, The Way To A Woman's Heart, the Historical Novel Prize and Love Story of the Year. You can find the shortlists here and I look forward to hearing all about the winners, outfits and seeing photos of everyone who went.

Talking of winners, the winners of the signed copy of Christina Courtenay's excellent novel The Scarlet Kimono goes to Janice Horton. Christina has been shortlisted for the Historical Novel Prize at the Pure Passion Awards for her first novel, Trade Winds. The winner of the copy of Kate Johnson's novel, The Untied Kingdom, out on 1st April, is Pat Posner.


B.E. Sanderson said...

Thanks for thinking I'm a Stylish Blogger, Debs. I'll try to post my answers later today. =o)

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Debs, congratualtions on your Blog award. I enjoyed reading your seven things, straight line parking, LOL I am hopless! Also a HUGE thanks for awarding me the Stylish Blogger, I will be adding my 7 later in the week. Hugs x

Kaye Manro said...

Congrats to you Debs! You do deserve any award you get. I enjoyed reading about you. Loved the fact that you live close to the beaches. Wish I did The parking thing seems to be universal! Can't do it either.

Thanks for being a part of my life/blog and leaving nice comments!

Feisty Crone said...

good for you, Debs! It's good to read things about you I didn't know--I can't park in a straight line either :)

Janice said...

Im VERY excited about winning the 'Scarlet Kimono'. Thank you very much! Janice xx

Talli Roland said...

Whoop whoop! Thanks so much, Debs! My blog has been the place where award go to die these days, but I will try my best to honour its legacy!

Lots of good stuff going on these days in the publishing world. Best of luck to all those at the RNA awards today!

Troy said...

Have you tried parking at an angle?

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

b.e. & pauline - I look forward to reading your seven things.

kaye - thanks so much for such a lovely comment. x

gran - I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a problem with parking.

janice - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, it's an excellent book.x

talli - you must be incredibly busy, so please don't worry. x

troy - now why didn't I think of that?

Casdok said...

2 beaches!!!
And congrats :)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

casdok - I know, and they're both very beautiful beaches too.

Thank you.

Pat Posner said...

Ooh, Stylish Blogger Award and Kate's book, too! That's great.

Debs, will do award thing as soon as...


Carol said...

I added you to my list for an award too.

Sorry that it has come along so soon after the last one :)


Flowerpot said...

Thanks for the award Debs! Your week has been full of them hasn't it? I must now get my thinking hat on....

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

pat - I look forward to seeing your seven things.

Dizzy C - thanks for the award, I'll post about it later in the week/next week.

flowerpot - My pleasure. Looking forward to reading your answers.

Alice said...

Congrats on your award Debs! and you have had horses *sigh* and you can see the lights of France from your bedroom window *double sigh* ... how lovely! x

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Alice - I loved my horses and had them from aged 5 to 20. It is lovely seeing the lights in France. x