I Won the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award!”

Fellow writer on the Easter Bunny Apocalypse flash fiction project, David Eccles was kind enough to award me The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Seriously, I’m quite flattered! Many thanks to you, David.

You can check out David’s wonderful blog on writing right here: http://vikingbeard.wordpress.com/


Anyway, as I receive this award, I must pay it forward, so let me roll my eyes back into my mind and think about whose blogs inspire me. Hmm…

Oh wait! First, there are some rules. To keep in the form of this chain, please follow these guidelines:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. State SEVEN facts about yourself.
  3. Link back to the person who had already nominated you.
  4. Nominate FIFTEEN other bloggers who deserve this award.
  5. Notify each of the bloggers of your nomination.

Seven facts about M.C. O’Neill. Well, they’re more like factoids, but you’ll get the gist.

  1. When I was five, I was punched in the eye by a kangaroo in Indiana. No one ever believes me that this happened, but it is the truth. Like the truth, it really hurt!
  2. My father worked on rockets and nuclear weapons for the U.S. Army as a JAG.
  3. Three, three… I forgot what three is.
  4. I have recently developed lower back problems and must now get a cane. This sucks because I’m not even forty yet.
  5. A few years back, I used to ink comic books.
  6. I am of Rh- blood type and naturally immune to chicken pox.
  7. I used to create fake mailers featuring absurd adverts and slip them into magazines.


The fifteen bloggers who richly deserve this award are featured here in no particular order:

  1. Lada Ray. Leader of the all-new YA Revolution and author of the amazing Earth Shifter series. None of my lists would be complete without her! http://ladaray.wordpress.com/
  2. 1 Earth Unite. Curated by Madeline Walsh, this survey of spirituality is more valuable than most books out there on the topic! Check out her entry on the Sufi Path. http://1earthunite.wordpress.com/
  3. Three, three… I forgot who three is.
  4. Seer Pathways. Lisa Frideborg’s wonderful site about angelic tarot studies (among other types of decks). Uplifting and definitely inspiring! http://seerpathways.com/
  5. The Legend Begins. Author Wendi Potocki’s thoughts and analyses on the horror genre. Really insightful stuff I’d never considered. http://legendofthingsonsticks.wordpress.com/
  6. Middle Chamber FX. Curated by Knight Templar Freemason and insider Frater X. ‘Nuff said. http://middlechamberfx.wordpress.com/tag/frater-x/
  7. Ksenia Anske. Author of The Siren Suicides and Glorious Leader of the Easter Bunny Apocalypse. Great information on writing. Definitely one for the YA Revolution, but damn, girl, you gotta finish this! http://www.kseniaanske.com/
  8. Katherine Vucicevic. Aussie Sci-fi writer who actually badges me! Really great wisdom on how to write. Love the site, but I’m still trying to find her novel O’Tura! I wanna read it!!! http://sci-fi-novel-otura.blogspot.com.au/
  9. Dionne Lister. Another amazing Aussie who is the author of Shadows of the Realm. It’s about dragons! DRAGONS! Wellspring of info on self-publishing. http://dionnelisterwriter.wordpress.com/
  10. David Van Dyke. Love this author’s blog. Great advice on writing. Case in point: BE ENTERTAINING! And always wear a gasmask… http://davidvandyke.wordpress.com/
  11. Books of the Dead Press. Brainchild of the goriest horror author out there – James Roy Daley. Really, need I say more? http://www.booksofthedeadpress.com/
  12. JJ Collins. A fountain of information on book reviews and writing in general. Love the blog! http://jjcollinsauthor.com/
  13. James Riklef’s Tarot Blog. A surgical analysis of tarot. Card-by-card. Great stuff! http://jamesricklef.wordpress.com/
  14. Paulette Mahurin. Author of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap. Read the book. Read the blog. Just do it! She may know more than all of us combined! http://thepersecutionofmildreddunlap.wordpress.com/
  15. Andersen Prunty. Author of The Fuckness and one of my favorite writers possibly EVER! The blog has lots of cool info on writing and book production. http://www.andersenprunty.com/

So there you have it. These are folks I think you really need to follow.

Look, don’t feel obligated to partake in this, just feel warmed in the knowledge that you guys have made a difference in someone’s life. Namely, MINE!

Have a good day!


12 Responses to “I Won the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award!””

  1. I’m so glad that my award prompted you to write such an entertaining blog entry, M. C,, and that you’ve given me a fantastic source of information to draw from, with regard to the 15(?) bloggers you’ve nominated. Many thanks!

  2. Wow, what a surprise and what a classy way to receive your honor. Congratulations and thank you for your very kind words. Going to have to cruise around your site and get to know you. Always love expanding my writer family. Paulette 🙂

  3. Thank you, Mark and congrats! 🙂
    You rock!

    P.S. YA Revolution badge coming soon.

  4. BTW, that wee Joey was vicious!

  5. Congratulations! Well earned and well deserved. I’m thrilled to bits for you. Sending lots and lots of thanks for your very kind words too! The BEST surprise….tease! 🙂

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