My First Nomination Ever!
I have been nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award! Many thanks to novels from the ground up for the nomination. Novels From the Ground Up is a wonderful blog about novel writing from the perspective of a ‘rank amateur’. Please go check out his work; you will enjoy it.
As per the Kreativ Blogger Award rules I must:
- Thank my nominator and provide a link to their blog.
- List seven things that readers might find interesting about me.
- Nominate seven other bloggers.
Seven things about me that readers might find interesting
- I train and coach professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighters
- Although I have written hundreds of short stories, screenplays and poems, it took me twenty-five years to finally commit to writing a novel and finish it because the idea of writing a novel scared the hell out of me.
- I have eight children – seven daughters and one son – in the age range of 25 – 3.
- I am a master of indigenous Afrikan martial arts.
- I usually spell Afrika and Afrikan with a “k” because the letter “c” is non-existent in traditional Afrikan language phonetics.
- I am an initiated High Priest (“Babalawo”) and Priest of Obatala (“Olorisa”, or “Awo Obatala”) – the Spirit of intelligence, humor, peace and light – in the Yoruba tradition of Ifa.
- Although I am a martial artist, unlike most of my peers, I am not a fan of Bruce Lee, nor a fan of martial arts movies in general.
And finally here are seven blogs I subscribe to and I am nominating for the Kreativ Blogger Award:
Phenderson Djèlí Clark – A terrific blog by the Afro-Caribbean-American author of speculative fiction.
PANTERIAN TALES – The blog of the brilliant and talented L.M. Davis, author of the Blacktastic novels Interlopers and Posers.
Towrestlewithdarkness – The blog of Alan D. Jones, author of the dynamic and exciting science fiction novel To Wrestle With Darkness.
Beyond Victoriana – Ay-leen The Peacemaker’s blog about multicultural steampunk and retro-futurism – that is, steampunk outside of a Western-dominant, Eurocentric framework.
Aker: Futuristically Ancient – This powerful blog explores African diasporic cultures and re-examines “popular diasporic cultures” through the afrofuturist and afrosurrealist perspectives.
STEAMED! – A great resource for all things Steampunk!
COLLISION OF WORLDS – The blog of Valjeanne Jeffers, author of the steamy horror / fantasy Immortal series of novels and the Blacknificent Steampunk novel, The Switch.
Please check out these awesome sites. I regularly read many more blogs than these, however, I could only choose seven. I believe you will find my choices to your liking.