Monday, March 21, 2011

I’m Stylish. What?

I’m a professional food spiller, and yet some people out there think I’m stylish?
Duhthat’s not it.  They think my BLOG is stylish!  Oh.  Still… *rubs eyes in disbelief*

Anyway, the amazing people who gave me the Stylish Award are:

Leah Petersen, who created the awesome 5MinuteFiction contests, and her sci-fi novel, Fighting Gravity, is coming in 2012 from Dragon Moon Press.

Catlin Darrel, a lovely YA writer, who loves sharks, and looks like one of my best friends from college.

Cambria Dillon, my awesome new cyberspace friend, who’s repped by Vickie Motter of the Andrea Hurst Literary Management.

So Leah, Catlin and Cambria, thank you VERY much! You’ve made my day.  =D And now, when my hubby says I’m not stylish because of how clumsy I'm eating, I’ll prove him WRONG!

As part of the award, I’m supposed to reveal seven things about myself and follow these rules:
1: Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2: Share seven things about yourself.
3: Award 5-10 recently discovered great bloggers.
4: Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

So here are Seven Things about Moi:

1) I’ve married my husband 3 times.  One of those weddings was in India.

2) I hate to share cookies, and I'll come up with silly pretexts to trick my mind into thinking that it’s good not to share them. Like, “I’m doing the other person a favor, b/c cookies aren’t nourishing.” 

3) I’m a very overprotective mom, and maybe that’s one of the reasons I’ve breastfed my kids up to when they were 2(+) years old.

4) Some of you already know this, but here it goes again: I was born in Peru, and at the age of 8 my parents dragged me to Chile, escaping from terrorism.  Usually, bombs exploded near our house, and there were lots of robberies, etc. Hard times.

5) I’m a really forgetful person. In fact, I was going to say something else here and I forgot. No kidding!

6) When I was little I either wanted to be a primatologist or an astronaut.

7) I LOVE the YA community.  I love my peeps, my CPs, my friends, my followers.  And I’m so happy to be writing this now!

Since I recently discovered all my agency sistah’s blogs, I’m passing this Stylish Award to the 5 of them!  Go Wolf Pack Go!
(In alphabetical orderyeah they are all so cool that I couldn’t decide who to put first!)

1) Tawna Fenske.  She’s so funny that her tweets and her blog make me laugh even when I’m cranky. How cool is that?

2) Linda Grimes. She is so imaginative that she even makes up hilarious meanings for blog verification words.  And she’s so sweet she brightens my day!

3) Kimberly Sabatini:  She’s like my twin sister in the Wolf Packwe were almost “born” the same day.  And she’s been so supportive and awesome that I <3 her for that! (Also, I love her *grins*)

4) Kasie West: She’s really cool and sweet, and when I comment silly things on her blog, she doesn’t think I’m crazy. (Or at least she doesn’t say so!) And I couldn’t be happier that she joined The Pack!

5) Kiersten White: She’s like my big sister.  Opening up the path so I can follow her steps.  And, since we’re talking about blogs, her posts are really helpful for us writers and I wanted to THANK her for that! =)

You guys don’t have to do anything about the award, but I just wanted to send you my <3


  1. Awww. Thanks, sistah! The Wolf Pack is a brighter place now that you've joined us. :)

    And, wow, I never realized how precarious your childhood was -- thank goodness you moved when you did.

  2. Awwwww Love you too!!!! You're a stylish pup and I can't wait until you get a stripe on that head! *grin* BTW-I'm REALLY forgetful too--might have something to do with having three kids LOL!

  3. Hey Linda! See? You're so SWEET! :D Thanks!!
    And about my childhood? It was hard for my parents, but not so much for me... I mean, it was kind of "normal" for little Monica that bombs went off here and there, and I was so small that I think I just couldn't grasp the seriousness of it.

    Kim! Aww, thanks! See that I was right and you're so supportive? Thx! <33333 And you might be right about the 3 kids! Maybe if we have another kid we won't be so forgetful! LOL

  4. Rawr! Wait, was that a good Wolf Pack noise? Lemme try again...


    Better. Seriously, this is one of the things I love best about being repped by a smaller, boutique agency (and by Michelle in particular). The camaraderie and sense of team is fabulous.

    Go Wolf Pack! And thanks for the award.


  5. Hey Tawna! Yes! I also LOVE that about being repped by a boutique agency! I <333 you guys! :D

  6. Congratulations on your award! It is well deserved for sure. Looks like you're in great company with the Wolf Pack. ;)

  7. You married your husband 3 times? That's soooo romantic!

  8. Aww! Congrats! I didn't know all that about you. You've led a really interesting life. Plenty of experience to draw on for writing!!

  9. Oh yeah, totally with you on the cookies thing ;)


  10. Yeah, I want to know the story behind marrying the hubs three times. ;)

    And GO YOU for breastfeeding so long. I did the same with my two, even nursing my son through the pregnancy with my daughter. So I'm a bit of an advocate there. ;)

    Congrats on getting the award THREE TIMES!

  11. Oooh, I love your excuse for not sharing. I'll have to try that. :)

    Thanks for the award. I too, like the others, love being a member of the Wolf-Pack. I'm in such good company. It's been so fun to get to know you guys. :)

  12. Hey Heather! Thanks so much. And yes! I'm in a really good company here ;)

    Jenny AND Leah: yep. 3 times! First, we did the civil wedding, then we went to India and got married by a Hindu ceremony, and then by the catholic church. And YES! It was really romantic! :D

    Hey Lisa! Thanks so much. And lol, I haven't written anything about my life. :P (yet?)

    Kasie! Hey! It is a good excuse, isn't it? LOL

  13. Love the cookie excuse! You are serving the greater good :)

  14. I love that you had 3 weddings. And in India! Exotic! I was married in Jamaica on the beach. Not quite the same caliber, but still very pretty.

  15. Oh, wow. What a brave thing your parents did! ((Hugs))

  16. Congrats on your award. :D

    I didn't know you were from Peru. That's scary you had to escape because of terrorism. No kid should have to deal with that.

  17. Hey Carrie! YEAH, that's what I thought... I'm serving the greater good, lol.

    Anne! Oh JAMAICA! I'd LOVE to go there someday! I'll bet it was so ROMANTIC! :D

    Kristin, (((hugs))) for you too! And thanks for stopping by!

    Hey Stina, Thanks so much!
    And yeah, it was kind of scary. Luckily, I have no trauma there ;)

  18. Congrats on the award, Monica. Wow, I want to read your autobiography. I'm dying to hear about the wedding in India. Cool!

  19. You ARE stylish! And interesting. I can't believe the cool places you've been. Mexico's the only other country I've visited, and that shouldn't count because I live in So Cal!

  20. Three times, that's awesome, especially doing it in India. Congrats on the award and being part of the Wolf Pack, looks like you're in great company.

  21. *Raises hand* Forgetful person here, lol! It seems the older I get, the more forgetful I am. That's so sweet that you married your hubby three times and in India:)

  22. Hey Leslie! Aw you're so sweet :D My wedding in India? It was just a little ceremony, with like 15 guests and a brahman officiated the ceremony. I was dressed in a white and golden Sari, and...well, I guess I'm blabbing now, lol!

    Julie, hey! Thanks so much! I'll bet soon you'll publish a novel, and with that money you'll travel around the world, and come visit me! (I LOVE to dream big, lol.)

    Thanks Patti!! And yes! I love the company!
    Nice seeing you around :D

  23. Hey Melissa! :D
    You know what happened to me today? I remembered I had the groceries from yesterday in the trunk of my car! Vegetables were all wilted. LOL.

  24. Congrats on your award! What an exciting life. I have been quite a traveler myself. I love the music in Peru. Sounds so romantic an Indian wedding.

  25. Congrats on the award! And just for the record - I think your blog is mucho stylish. :)

    And wow - married three times to your husband! That is so interesting.

  26. Hey Jacqueline! Thanks so much. I just stopped by your blog and saw how much you have traveled! So awesome! YAY! Nice to meet you, btw!

    You've made my day...erm, my night? I mean it's past midnight! LOL!

  27. "Sweet" is always in style..and that's you all the way!