Liebster Award – New Nominees Listed


  1. Tell eleven things about yourself (you can skip this part and go to questions #2 if you prefer).
  2. Ask eleven questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer.
  3. Choose up to eleven new up-coming blogs (with less than 200 followers) to nominate.
  4. Go to each blogger’s page and tell them about the award.
  5. Thank the person who nominated you.

This was truly a surprise to be nominated for the Liebster Award by talented author, Deannie H. Dunne.  I am grateful for your unending support and confidence in me, Deannie.   This is an honor for me to be recognized in this way.


1.  I get my love of music and singing ability from my father’s side of the family where several relatives can sing, play instruments, have their own bands and are talented dancers.  The musical ability continues in my grandson who is a very talented singer and actor.

2.   I am deathly afraid of heights but force myself to fly and climb to high places.

3.  I will not ever go on a roller coaster because of the fear of heights and falling.  I would be physically sick just thinking of it.

4.  I have been writing since I was nine years old.  I used to make my own cards for occasions such as Mother’s Day.

5.  I have written over one hundred or so poems.

6.  I have won hula hoop contests in the past and can still hula hoop for an hour without stopping.

7.  I won a couple of limbo contests on cruise ships and on an island back in my younger days.  Can’t get that low any more.

8.  I can twirl a baton but haven’t done it in a long time but I’m sure I can still do it.  I used to march in local parades with my group of twirlers when I was much younger!

9.  I can’t draw very well and will never illustrate my own books.  My husband is the artist in the family.

10.  I love to bake and do a lot in the colder weather.  My husband says I make the best apple pie.  Bless him!

11.  I love going to the movies at least once a week with my husband who as long as he has his popcorn will go see anything I pick.

The questions for the nominees:

  1. What is your favorite thing to do?
  2. What is your favorite season of the year?
  3. If you could be an animal, which one would you be?
  4. If you could change your name, what would it be?
  5. What foods do you prefer?
  6. Who is the most important person in your life?
  7. Who has been most influential in helping you with your career?
  8. If you could go back in time to change something you did or didn’t do, would you?
  9. If you won a million dollars how would you spend it?
  10. How many books do you read in one year?
  11. What is your favorite recipe?

Here are the nominees:

Congratulations to all the nominees.  You all have wonderful blogs with interesting themes and fantastic ideas.  Keep up the good work.

About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 7 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 3 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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3 Responses to Liebster Award – New Nominees Listed

  1. Deanie Dunne says:

    It was fun to learn more about you, Janice! We match because I can’t ride anything at amusement parks. I’m really prone to motion sickness. Even being on a swing made me queasy. You and I both love music and singing too! My dad was good at that as well. Thanks for sharing all those interesting things with us.

  2. Deanie Dunne says:

    It is, funny and special. D

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