Wednesday, March 10, 2010

From Me To You!

Niki has graciously given me the From Me To You award. Click on her name to visit her blog because it's a lot of fun. I've just started following it and have really enjoyed her posts. Niki and I have a few things in common -- we both write for children and we both have four children. In addition, she lives in the one place in the world I want to travel to the most -- New Zealand. In order to accept this award, I am to list seven truths about myself. I've done things like this in the past on my blog, so I'm going to try to come up with something I haven't already posted before ...
  1. I have a strange fear of high places. I'm scared to death on steep mountain roads while driving in our big van, but I love it in my little Jeep. I also don't like gondola cars, but am perfectly fine sitting on a chairlift all out in the open.
  2. I don't like salmon. I tried it for the first time when I went on a cruise back in the early 80s. Then just recently, I tried it again and still didn't like it. I had a hard time swallowing one bite.
  3. I was in a bad bike accident in the 70s. I got on a bike barefoot that had no brakes and then rode down a steep hill. The only way I could stop was by making a sharp turn into a driveway, crashing into a teacher's car. I lost most of the skin off my heel and had some nasty cuts. Not the smartest thing I've done.
  4. I write picture books, but read political books. Yeah, I'm weird.
  5. I get majorly creeped out when my husband uses his back scratcher when I'm in the room. All I think about are skin cells flying in the air and going into my nose and lungs. It totally grosses me out.
  6. I am pretty fast at typing. I took typing class every year I could in high school. However, when it comes to taking a timed test to see what my WMP is, I clam up and usually get an awful score.
  7. I was accused of a crime I didn't commit when I was a little kid. I was looking at a candy display in Kmart when I noticed one of the packages was opened. Remember those candy dots that were stuck on sheets of paper? An employee walked up and accused me of eating the candy -- what a worm.

I would like to nominate the following bloggers for this award ...

  1. Edward
  2. Miss Daphne
  3. Elysabeth
  4. Doda
  5. Kim

And don't forget about my book giveaway! It's a few posts down. I'm giving away an autographed copy of Lemur Troops & Critter Groups. Check the blog below for details and remember to tell your friends to enter if they would like. Thanks so much!


  1. Interesting. I'm not a fan of Salmon either. I keep thinking I should like it, because so many people do and I'm not a picky eater, but I just don't.

  2. Like the list.
    I've tried twice to put a review of your book on Amazon but I'm obviously doing something wrong.

  3. I'm afraid of high places too! I wasn't meant to be on them, that much I'm sure of.

  4. Oh I love salmon and am not afraid of high places - oh, wait, I'm giving everything away ;)

    Thanks so much.

  5. Thanks for nominating me, Rena. I will have to think of something to post (reminds me I was supposed to do something similar to this a while back for someone else and totally forgot, now I have to do two things - lol) - too busy here - E :)

  6. People scratching skeeves me out too. And that stinks about the false accusation. Who eats those dots anyway? The paper sticks to the backs!

  7. hahaha skin cells!! yuck!

  8. Oh, man, your description of your bike accident made me cringe. That must have hurt!
    And yikes and a giggle on the back scratcher. :)

  9. Rena, Thank you so much for nominating me. If thete is anything I can do for you, let me know.

  10. Owww! I don't like salmon either. High places sort of freak me out too. I take it that Rick has a back scratcher because you won't scratch it for him? heehee


  11. Hey Rena! I share #1 with you but I have decided it is not the heights that bother me - it is being enclosed! I don't like to fly in planes but I would love to go hot air ballooning. :) Great blog as usual.