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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers and Liebster is a German word which means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

The rules:

1.Each person must post 10 facts about themselves

2.Answer 10 questions the tagger has given you and give 10 questions for      the people you’ve tagged.

3.Choose 10 people and link them in your post.

4.Tell them you’ve tagged them.

5.Remember, no tag backs.

10 Facts about me (Liesel)!

1. I am a novelist who writes across three different genres: historical fiction, crime drama, and fantasy.

2. I am the second of twelve children, all of whom have the same two parents. (Deep breaths, everyone. It's all going to be okay.)

3. I'm a Christian.

4. I love dark chocolate and stuff my face with it way more than I care to admit.

5. I am affiliated with two publishing companies: Tate Publishing and Jolly Fish Press.

6. My first book entitled Persistence of Vision will be out this fall. It's a futuristic dystopian fantasy with elements of romance and scifi.

7. My twitter account is at twitter.com/lkhill. My facebook pages are: facebook.com/lkhillbooks and facebook.com/lieselkhill (one for each published genre). Shameless plug, I know, but it's still a fact!

8. I love to read epic fantasy.

9. I love movies and TV--especially the CW network!

10. It's getting dark in my room right now, but it's too hot to turn on the light!

Here are the questions from my tagger:

1. How long have you been blogging for?

I've had a personal blog for a couple of years but I've only been blogging seriously for a few months--probably six or so.

2. Why did you start a blog?

I started my blog(s)--yes, there's two. The other is musingsonfantasia.blogspot.com--when my books got picked up by publishers. It's a way of networking and getting my name and work out there.

3. What has been your best experience with blogging?

Meeting interesting people and hearing nice comments!

4. What is your favorite book?

Entirely too many to name. A few I read over and over again, though, are Heart of Darkness, the Wheel of Time Series, Harry Potter, and the Lord of the Rings.

5. Who is your favorite author?

Robert Jordan, hands down.

6. What do you want to be when you grow up/what is your profession?

Right now I work a day job at a corporate building, splitting my time between the deli and the legal department. Novel writing is what I truly want to do, though. I have two books slated for publication, though neither is out, yet, so hopefully I'll realize my dream soon.

7. How many books do you think you have?

A few hundred at least.

8. Do you prefer reading a proper book or an ebook?

Depends on where I'm trying to read. I like the feel of a book in my hands but sometimes ebooks are simply more convenient.

9. If you could choose to live one character's life in a book, whose would it be?

Awesome question. I have to pick just one? Well, right now I'm pretty obsessed with George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series. My favorite character is Arya. I'd like to have all her adventures, I think. Don't get me wrong, she has some terrible things happen to her that I wouldn't like, but I also want to slap her sometimes for the decisions she makes and her short-sightedness. If I was her, I'd make all the RIGHT decisions so that I could find the happiness that has, as yet, eluded her. So much fun!

10. Ten items....hmm. Well, at least one would have to be an e-reader with unlimited downloads. Then there's my laptop, with internet access, of course. How about a few of my siblings to keep me company, and a few of my writer friends? An unlimited supply of chocolate. And George R.R. Martin--just so I can grill him about what's going to happen in book 6. :D

Blogs I've tagged:

Here are my questions to them?

1. How long have you been blogging for?
2. Why did you start up a blog?
3. What has been your weirdest experience with blogging?
4. What is your favourite book?
5. Who is your favourite author?
6. What do you want to be when you grow up/what is your profession?
7. How many books do you think you might have?
8. Do you prefer reading a proper book or a ebook?
9. If you could choose to live one character's life in a book, who would it be?
10. If you were stranded on a desert island what 10 items would you want to have with you?


  1. Yes it was a self - contained story. :)

  2. I really need to read Robert Jordan's books. I've heard great things about them for years.

    1. You totally should! They're awesome! :D

  3. Great post Liesel! I also eat way more dark chocolate than I care to admit:) Thanks for tagging my blog!

    1. Yea! Another dark chocolate eater! Glad we connect on that point! :D

  4. Congrats on the award! It's a fun one.

    1. Thanks! And thanks for stopping by! :D

  5. Thanks for letting us learn more about you and for the blog award. I guess that will become my post next Monday. Happy writing!

  6. One of 12? Whoa, my mom is one of six and I thought that was a lot. I loved growing up with ten million cousins though. :) And Lord of the Rings is also one of my favorite series. :) Congrats on the award!

    1. Yeah, it has its moments, but I always loved that our house was kind of a zoo. It made us unique and instilled an...we'll call it interesting sense of self and patience! :D Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Hi Liesel. This is my third attempt to try to post this so hopefully you don't end up with two prior abbreviated versions!! Please delete them if you do! Thank you for your encouragement with the Liebster Blog Award and tagging me in your blog. I will endeavour to pass on the encouragement when I can, but I want to take time to find some worthy blogs. I have been very busy too just starting full time work covering for an absent colleague and am way behind my editor in the final edits. I even have the publisher chasing me for the final copy. I really appreciate your support and helpful comments on my blog.