Jeanne Owens, author

Blog about author Jeanne Owens and her writing


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Sunshine Blogger Award

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Thank you very much to Bob’s Turtle Ambush Adventures for nominating me for this award. I truly appreciate it 🙂

For this award, I’m supposed to list 7 things about me. So here goes:

1.I’m a chocoholic. Especially dark chocolate.

2. I enjoy just about every type of music, except for (modern) rap or hip-hop.

3. I have quite a few fandoms, but my top favorites (right now and not counting anime) would probably be Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and Star Trek.

4. I enjoy the ghost-hunting tv shows (like Ghost Adventures), but have never had an experience myself.

5. I hate cold weather.

6. I love going on nature walks.

7. If asked what my favorite flower is, I’d probably say carnation, but it’d be a hard decision.

As part of this award, I’m supposed to nomiate 5 other blogs, but I’ll just say if you’re reading this and are so inclined to take part in it, consider yourself nominated. If you do so:

  1. Give your thanks to the blogger who gave the award to you
  2. Include the picture – the bright yellow one – in your blog post
  3. List 7 facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 5 other bloggers that you respect and let them know by posting a comment on their blog.

 


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First Post Challenge

Thank you to Linda for tagging me for this challenge. It’s a nice little nostalgia trip, going back and looking at my first post after a year here on WordPress.

The rules are:
Copy-paste, link, pingback, etc. your first post.

Identify the post: introduction, story, poem.

Explain why it was your first post.

Nominate five other bloggers.


My first post:

Hello

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Hi! This is my first blog post on this site, so please bear with me as I learn my way around WordPress.  As you can see from my profile, I’m an animal/cat lover, a bit of a geek, and am an author. I have one book published so far and am working on a new book that I hope to have out soon. Visit my website for more info.


So, this was a short and simple little introduction post, obviously.  I wasn’t really sure what to do, as I wasn’t all that familiar with blogging. I had a general idea about it, but didn’t really have much experience with it. And at the time, I was just trying to build up an online presence as an indie author, and have a blog to go along with my social media presence. So I decided to start with just a short and sweet intro post.

After a year, the main reason for the blog hasn’t really changed, but I’ve learned more about blogging, and enjoy it and hope to do more with it in the future.

Now, who to nominate? Whose first posts would I like to see? Hm. How about these 5, and anyone else who would like to take part.

Shelia Renee Parker

By Hook Or By Book

Mollie Hunt

MeganElizabethMorales

Katzenworld


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Reading Habits

I would like to thank Shelia Renee Parker for nominating me for this and giving me these very interesting questions to answer. I shall do my best!

You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?   

I feel like I have that many already!  How do I choose? I guess it pretty much depends on my mood. I decide what type of book I’m in the mood for (fantasy? mystery? suspense? animal? horror? YA? light and fun or heavy? etc.) and go from there as to whether I want something that’s been sitting for a while or something newer.

You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit? 

Probably commit. I’ve already gone halfway, I might as well finish it out, and who knows, it might get better.

The end of the year is coming and you’re so close yet so far away on your GoodReads challenge. Do you quit or commit?  

I’ll keep going and see just how far I can go with it, for g.p.

The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?  

Doesn’t bother me. I enjoy books for the story, not the cover, and what I picture when I read doesn’t usually match the covers, either. Kinda like the in Dresden Files, where they insist on giving Harry a hat to wear on the covers, even though he doesn’t wear one in the books. I do admit, though, that the hat looks pretty good on him in the covers.

Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?  

I just let them be. I’m sure I probably like books they don’t, as well. But if I happen to find someone (like someone online, for instance) who shares my dislike of said book, so much the better.

You’re reading a book and you’re about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

If anyone asks, tell them it’s a really, really  good book

A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a summary on GoodReads? Cry in frustration?  

If it’s been a long time coming, I’ll re-read, otherwise, I’ll just start the sequel and usually I’ll  be able to recall most of what had happened.

You don’t want ANYONE borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people “nope” when they ask?  

I don’t usually keep people from borrowing a book. I just ask them to make sure they return it when they’re done.

You’ve picked up and put down five different books in the past month. How do you get over the reading slump?

I don’t know that I’ve ever really had a reading slump. Granted, I’ve got about 5 books going right now, some I’m reading more on than others. But I will finish them. I just get in different moods to read different things.

There are so many new books coming out that you are dying to read! How many do you actually buy?  

I buy one or two at a time, depending on which ones I want most at the time, and if it’s close to Christmas or my birthday, ask for the others as gifts.

After you’ve bought a new book you want to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf until you actually read them?  

If I’m really eager to read it, I’ll start it that day or within a day or two, otherwise I usually wait at least until I’ve finished a book I’m currently reading.

Now, I’ll nominate the following blogs, as well as anyone else who might like to answer these questions:

By Hook Or By Book

LindaGHill

The Writing Chimp

Natacha Guyot

J. Giambrone

Mary Blowers, Author


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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award #3

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Thank you so much to Megan from meganelizabethmorales for nominating me for this award for my third time. I truly appreciate it and apologize for having taken so long to get to this. And if you haven’t yet, please check out her blog and support her attempt to spread awareness about epilepsy. Anyway, for this award:

The rules:

1) Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.

2) Answer the questions the nominator has provided.

3) Nominate 10 other bloggers.

4) Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

The questions…

1. What made you start blogging?

As a self-published author, I was trying to get myself out there more, besides just creating a social media presence.

2. What is your favorite show?

I don’t have just one show. There are quite a few shows I watch regularly, such as Doctor Who, Big Bang Theory, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Bones, Sherlock, and CSI.

3. Do you prefer spicy or non-spicy food?

I like a mild to medium spicy food on occasion. But unfortunately though I may like spicy food, spicy food doesn’t seem to like me much anymore.

4. Do you have a favourite song at the moment?

No one favorite song at the moment. There are just so many songs I enjoy, in different genres, that I can’t just pick one.

5. Are you a Marvel, or DC fan? Or both?

I enjoy both

6. What’s your favorite book?

Again, I love so many that I can’t pick one. I love Harry Potter, The Dresden Files, Sherlock, Agatha Christie, Count of Monte Cristo, Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, Lord of the Rings, …

7. Do you have a favourite colour?

Purple!

8. Do you read fanfiction?

Not so much. I did dabble in writing a little anime fanfiction a few years ago for fun, but didn’t stick with it.

9. Would you rather sit down and be on the computer 24 hours a day, or go outside and get sunburn?

Outside. I love spending time outside, and wish I could do it more.

10. Do you automatically connect to the fangirl memes, and say, “HEY, THAT’S ME!” Or just stare at it and wonder why you understand all of those fandom’s quotes and hairstyles…

A little of both, I think

The questions for my nominees:

1. Are you a morning person?

2. What was your favorite tv show as a kid?

3. Do you consider yourself a geek?

4. Are you a cat person or dog person?

5. Do you listen to music when you’re working on a project?

6. Who are some of your favorite authors?

7. What is one place you would like to visit if you could?

8. Do you enjoy doing things outdoors (nature walks, camping, etc.)?

9. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

10.  Do you believe in ghosts?

Since there are so many great blogs out there to choose from, I will just nominate anyone reading this who would like to accept it and go for it.


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The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award #2

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Many thanks to Natacha Guyot from Science Fiction, Transmedia & Fandom for nominating me for this award. I am honored and truly appreciate it 🙂

 There are four rules:

  1. Say “Thank You” to the person who nominated you & link their blog to your post.
  2. Answer the 10 questions given to you.
  3. Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers and let them know they have been nominated.
  4. Include the Award Badge in your post.

My answers:

  1. What are you currently reading?
    I’m currently in the process of re-reading both Harry Potter and The Dresden Files for now, though I have a huge stack of books still waiting to be read. I’ll probably get around to one of them shortly. 
  2. Do you enjoy crafty hobbies?
    I dabble in making jewelry
  3. What is one of your favorite foods?
    Just one? Cheesecake, though I rarely turn down Chinese food and anything chocolate
  4. What movie are you most looking forward to in 2015?
    The new Avengers movie, which I saw a couple weeks ago for my birthday
  5. What brought you to blogging?
    It was an effort to get myself out on social media and all, since I’m fairly new to the indie author thing.
  6. Do you like poetry?
    I enjoy reading poetry, but I don’t really write it much. My writing muse seems to give me ideas for stories more than for poems.
  7. Do you have a favored computer brand?
    Whichever works and will let me do what I need.
  8. What is the one software you couldn’t live without?
    A word processor.
  9. What book(s) from your childhood left a most significant impression?
    I don’t know about leaving a significant impression, but some of my favorites were Nancy Drew, James Howe’s Bunnicula books, and the Pern books (which helped get me into fantasy novels).
  10. Do you like notebooks?
    I take one with me to work every day in case I have time to write on lunch or have an idea to jot down 🙂

The questions for my nominees:

1. Are you a morning person?

2. What was your favorite tv show as a kid?

3. Do you consider yourself a geek?

4. Are you a cat person or dog person?

5. Do you listen to music when you’re working on a project?

6. Who are some of your favorite authors?

7. What is one place you would like to visit if you could?

8. Do you enjoy doing things outdoors (nature walks, camping, etc.)?

9. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

10.  Do you believe in ghosts?

My nominees:

Instead of choosing this time, since there are so many to pick from, I’ll just nominate whoever reads this and would like to take part 🙂


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One Lovely Blog Award #2

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Bee from Just Fooling Around With Bee did me the honor of nominating me for this award. Thank you very much! I really appreciate it 🙂

 

According to the rules, I have to list 7 interesting facts about myself, then nominate 15 other blogs. So, here goes!

Facts about me:

1.  I’m a bit on the short end at 5 ft. tall.

2. I’ve been writing since high school, but never thought about publishing until a creative writing class in college.

3. I enjoy video games, especially RPGs.

4. I enjoy watching shows about ghost hunting (I’ve never had an experience but am open-minded).

5. As a kid, I wanted to be a teacher, a veterinarian, an astronaut, and a librarian. Didn’t happen. But obviously I’ve loved animals and books all my life, and am still interested in astronomy 🙂

6. I enjoy playing with tarot cards, but haven’t used them lately.

7. I hate winter.

 

My nominations: (sorry if I chose anyone who doesn’t do these)

1. Top of JC’s Mind

2.fabricating fiction

3.Miss Lou Acquiring Lore

4.fisticuffsandshenanigans

5.Mindful Digressions

6.Katzenworld

7.Bdhesse

8.By Hook or By Book

9.writingfordesire

10.Phoenix-The Rebirth of My Life

11.lindaghill

12.trying to make things right

13.Rumpydog

14.J. Giambrone

15.Project Light to Life

 

 

(And a bonus item about me:  I’ve fallen victim to procrastination yet again, but fully intend to get my short story collection out asap.)


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Liebster Award #3 and Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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I’ve been honored by once again being nominated for the Liebester Award, this time by Prajkata of An Armchair Perfectionist (I also had an honorable mention nomination by Some Kernels of Truth). Prajkata also nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award, for which I am also greatly honored. Thank you very much! I will do both in this post.

 

Liebster Award:

Rules: 

  1. Post the award on your blog.
  2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  3. Write 5 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5 bloggers (they should have less than 300 followers)
  5. Answer 5 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 5 questions. 

 

5 Random Facts about me:

1. I’m right-handed but tend to do a few things like a lefty

2. I’m a proud geek.

3. I’m a Taurus.

4. My favorite color is purple.

5. I can’t swim.

 

The questions for me to answer:

 

  • A superpower you wish you had.
  • Some type of teleportation, I think. That would be neat.
  • Do you believe in ghosts? Any experiences?
  • I’ve not had any experiences, but I kind of think it would be neat. I don’t know that I believe (without having an actual experience), but I am interested in the paranormal and do enjoy watching shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.
  • Who is your most favourite person in the world?
  • Hm. It’s hard to chose. There are so many people I like. But I guess it would probably have to be my boyfriend 😀 And Johnny Depp.
  • Introduce a great plot twist in the world we live in.
  • A plot twist? Well, my writer’s creativity can come up with all sorts of plot twists. Let’s see. How about snow in summer?
  • Link up your best/favourite post from your blog.
  • Hm. Hard to say. Maybe this one or this one.

 

My Nominees: (sorry if I chose anyone who doesn’t do these or has already done it recently)

jgiambrone

FabricatingFiction

Kurt Brindley

Blue Insomniac

Fascinating Animals

 

My questions for the nominees:

1. Your biggest pet peeve?

2. If you could have one last meal, what would it be?

3. Would you rather have a healthy body but a poor mind, or a healthy mind but unhealthy body?

4. Has this year gone by too fast?

5. Do you believe in Santa?

 

The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award:

 

Rules: 

  1.  Provide the link to the person who nominated you.
  2. Add the reward logo.
  3. Answer the questions your nominator has asked.
  4. Nominate 5 other bloggers and let them know via comments.
  5. Ask your nominees 5 questions.

 

Answer the questions from my nominator:

  • A superpower you wish you had.
  • Some type of teleportation, I think. That would be neat.
  • Do you believe in ghosts? Any experiences?
  • I’ve not had any experiences, but I kind of think it would be neat. I don’t know that I believe (without having an actual experience), but I am interested in the paranormal and do enjoy watching shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.
  • Who is your most favourite person in the world?
  • Hm. It’s hard to chose. There are so many people I like. But I guess it would probably have to be my boyfriend 😀 And Johnny Depp.
  • Introduce a great plot twist in the world we live in.
  • A plot twist? Well, my writer’s creativity can come up with all sorts of plot twists. Let’s see. How about snow in summer?
  • Link up your best/favourite post from your blog.
  • Hm. Hard to say. Maybe this one or this one.

(Yes, the questions I was given were the same as for the Liebster Award.)

My Nominees: (sorry if I chose anyone who doesn’t do these or has already done it recently)

lindaghill

Bdhesse

writingfordesire

By Hook or By Book

SomeKernelsOfTruth

The questions for the nominees:

1. Do you prefer warm weather or cold weather?

2. Do you like reality tv?

3. Your favorite author?

4. Are you a pet lover?

5. Favorite type of music?