Awards and Challenges


Liebster Award – A Reader’s Life

23 December 2016

Yes true, JA Goodsell from The Course of Events Blog nominated me for this award ages ago, but I really wanted to respond the call before the year ends.

So here I am, answering her questions.

Hope you’ll enjoy.


The Liebster Award Liebster Award – Sharing the love

4 May 2016

Nasim from nominated me for the Liebster Award. This is the second time that a fellow blogger nominates me for this award and I can’t tell you how excited and grateful I am. Receiving an award is always thrilling, but it’s even more so when a fellow blogger awards you for you efforts on your blog.


lieber-awardLiebster Award

8 Septermber 2015

Sara Letourneau nominated me for the Libster Award and I can’t tell you how excited I am about it! Receiving an award, especially from a fellow blogger, is always such a fulfilling feeling, so Sara, thanks so much for this beautiful award!



very-inspiring-blogger-award1The Very Inspiring Blog Award

9 March 2015

Then, while browsing around the blogs I follow, I discovered one of my fellow bloggers received an award, so of course I headed over to congratulate for her Very Inspiring Blogger Award. But what was my surprise when I saw she had then nominated ME (together with fourteen others) for the same award!
I was beside myself with excitement, and I still am. This is the first time I receive an award for my blog and I’m – I can’t even start to describe what it feels like.




You have to know this about me: I will never resist a challenge. And there are a lot of challenges floating around the blogosphere, and when one ends up on my desk, I’m very unlikely not to take it up.

Here is what a few fellow bloggers threw at me.

Try It You'll Like It Blogathon 2015Underworld (Try It, You’ll Like It! Blogathon)

6 December 2015

This post is part of the “Try It, You’ll Like It!” Blogathon, hosted by Sister Celluloid and Movies Silently, where we write about “gateway films” that might bring non-classic-film lovers into the fold! For all the entries, click here!



777 Challenge banner777 Challenge – A small smile on her small mouth

17 November 2015

Last summer Lucy Flinch passed me on the 777 Challenge. I know I’ve already done one, but I really enjoyed it, and anyway, I’m working on a new story now and can sure post seven different sentences.



Tagathlon 2015Tagathlon

8 August 2015

It’s all about how you feel about book and reading.

I was tagged by Ali Isaac.



Love/Hate Challenge

14 July 2015

Celine of the Down the Rabbit Hole blog was the one who got me. You can read her hilarious post here. As you can see, the challenge is actually about what you love/hate in general, but since this is an author’s blog, I’ve decided going with what I love/hate as a author/reader.


777777 Challenge – Ice crept into her voice

27 June 2015

Good for you that a couple of weeks ago, Melissa tagged me for the 777 Challenge. I declined her invitation on account that I already post snippets of eight sentences every other Sunday for the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks, but then Sue also tagged me for the same challenge, so gals… grand, you’ve talked me into it!


10 Favourite Screen Characters

18 May 2015

Back in March, Crispian Thurlborn tagged me for this challenge to list my 10 favourite screen characters. Because I was already very busy with the AtoZ Challenge, I couldn’t do it right away, but now here I am ready to oblige. Thanks Crispian for being this patient.


Then there are challenges I take up for myself because they’re just fun.

AtoZ Challenge

Jazz Age Jazz - Theme RevealAtoZ Challenge 2016 – Jazz Age Jazz

April 2016

Just like last year, most of what I’ll be blogging about comes from my research for my stories. This year’s challenge is actually based on one of my favourite books from my research, The Jazz Revolutionby Kathy J. Ogren.

Many people don’t realise (I certainly didn’t before I started researching) that jazz had a huge impact on 1920s America (and partly Europe). There’s a reason why the 1920s are also called the Jazz Age – and not just because jazz was the most popular music of the time. As Ogren thoroughly exposes in her book, jazz was the expression of a profound change in the American society of the time, but it was also part of the cause.



A2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0AtoZ Challenge 2015 – The Roaring Twenties

Aprile 2015

This is the first year I take part to the A to Z Challenge and I’m so excited! I first learned about it last year when it was just over and I immediately decided I would take part next year. Then I discovered many people have a theme, and I immediately decided I would have one. I don’t know whether this is going to make things easier, as it’s supposed to do, since this is the first time ever I’m doing the challenge, but it sounds like fun.



I’ve been taking part in NaNoWriMo since 2005 and I’ve always enjoyed it a lot. Ghost Trilogy was born during NaNoWriMo 2010 and since then, I’ve always worked to the trilogy during the November challenge. I know NaNo isn’t for everyone, but for me is always a bust of energy.

Participant-2014-Web-Banner30 Days NaNoWriMo Meme

November 2014

A few days before I started NaNo this year, I discovered a challenge to talk about my challenge for NaNo during NaNo. Couldn’t resist. I had a gret time with it.


NaNo 2015 Participant Badge (Large Square)NaNoWriMo 2015

November 2015

I wasn’t even going to partecipate this year, because I didn’t have a project that would produce 50k words. But then I thought, well, I may not have a project that long, but I do have many shorter projects that can have me reach that amount of words.
So with this NaNo I wrote so many different things. I revised Give in o the Feeling completely, and wrote many blog posts, including the conclusion of the New Woman’s New Look Series and the launch of my book, together with the Characters’ Speak series.
It was a good challenge.

My NaNo Roll

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