Mystery Blogger Award

Today seems like a good day for this!

I’ve been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award. Am I a mystery? Maybe. I did admit to having alien origins. I’m not sure if there are any rules besides nominating more people and answer the questions asked of me. I just kind of did a copy pasta situation. If more rules exist you’ll have to check Mark’s blog since he so graciously nominated me; thank you! You should check out his blog anyway because he writes the most thrilling stories! Each day is something surprising and different and his imagination is wild.

Here are my questions (and answers):

What does writing do you for you, as far as your day-to-day mood?

You know I never really saw myself as a writer until now. I was a quiet child. You could always find me with my nose in a book somewhere. You still can. Everyone knows me as this giant book nerd and everyone is always curious what I’m reading. I took a few writing courses in high school; creative writing, poetry writing, Shakespearean writing and even research paper writing. I think then I loved it because I liked school and learning new things. As I grew older, writing just never stuck; maybe because technology exploded (I’m also a tech nerd). Now, I kind of live for this along with reading. I really enjoy sharing my random with everyone and it usually puts me in a great mood.

Do you believe that one does not need to read, in order to write?

That’s an interesting question. I think anyone can write without having a well read background but I think in order to find the continued inspiration to write, you have to have some kind of reading background.

Do you have a personal favourite blog post you have read in the past month?

I can’t say it’s a particular post but cwhiteweb has been slowly torturing me with her 6 word romance serial. I love to read so I pretty much look forward to any and all stories you all share.

I nominate:

Soulstories

Mainepaperpusher

Eyeforapic

Traintodaytoreaptomorrow

Roda

My questions:

  • What’s your favorite book or book series of all time?
  • If you could write for a TV show or movie, which one would it be and why?
  • If you could sum up your personality in 3 words, which words would you choose?

I’d like to end my mystery with a discovery! If you haven’t seen nodosaur yet, check it out. It’s a 110 MILLION year old dinosaur that was found pretty much intact. It’s so well preserved, it looks like this thing could wake up tomorrow! The coolest thing I’ve ever seen!

‘Alala aka The Hawaiian Crow

Crows of any sort aren’t typically my thing, but because my co-author spent quite a bit of time in Hawaii, this post is pretty near and dear to her. As with anything, if something is extinct or nearing extinction there’s a pretty clear problem. Getting to the root of that problem can sometimes be a little challenging, but well worth it, IMO.

…because there are no living ‘alala in the wild these birds have been reproduced in captivity. Upon being released into the wild, researchers are learning of many difficulties that these little guys have been facing. Some aren’t finding proper mates and others aren’t feeding their babies properly.

Crows on the mainland are a large part of the literary world. They can symbolize death, mystery, and magic. Have any of you had any experience with wildlife conservation in any capacity? I’ve been lucky enough to befriend two conservationists. I believe that they are invaluable to the sustainability of our little winged friends and hope that you do, too!

For more information on them here’s a quick excerpt from the San Diego ZooContinue reading “‘Alala aka The Hawaiian Crow”