Monday, August 25, 2008

Brillante Weblog Premio Award For This Blog

Isn't this a beautiful award? Joyce Anthony over at:

nominated me for it. This is a pay-it-forward award and my instructions were to now choose some blogs I find worthy of this award. The choice wasn't easy, but I have finally narrowed it down to the following. These are in no particular order; that would be impossible to do.

Joyce Anthony - - I know she nominated me, but Joyce is always willing to work with me and to help the authors that I work with each month. She puts together an event on her blog which is a part of my tours. Her help is wonderful and very appreciated. I hope that I've been able to introduce her to some interesting new people.

Yvonne Perry - - I met Yvonne as I was coordinating my very first blog tour- it was for her. We worked together and got to be friends and when I started doing more tours, she was one of the people I contact about upcoming tours. She's hosted a number of people for me, on her blog and in her newsletter. Its been great getting to know her even more as we;ve worked together on various projects and she offers a wealth of info for writers and others on her blog.

Kathleen Gage - - I heard of Kathleen long before I actually got to talk with her. She shares a wealth of information for authors, speakers and others on her blog and she hosts a number of authors for me on her blogs as well. Kathleen and her blog are both wonderful resources that should not be overlooked and she is one of the nicest and most caring people that I know.

Dyan Garris - - I met Dyan early in 2008 and we've worked together for a while. During this time I've come to know her as a person who truly wants to help others. She wants to share the information she has that can help other people improve the quality of their lives. She shares plenty of great information on her blog and her website. She has also become a friend and someone who has words of wisdom and comfort at the right time.

Carolyn Howard Johnson - - Carolyn created a review blog where she is willing to post reviews for all sorts of authors, not just big name authors, but even the lesser known authors. Her instructions are very clear and it is very easy to take advantage of her offer. She has hosted a number of authors for me on their tours and her assistance is certainly appreciated.

Philip Harris - - Phil Harris has been a good friend and he has hosted a number of authors for me. There are a number of topics that he is very knowledgeable about and those are great opportunities for him to host an author and to ask very targeted questions. He has a knack for getting to the heart of a topic and asking great questions. This has been helpful on a number of tours and I think he's also made some friends along the way.

I'm sure there are others that I've forgotten and I am sorry. I've also discovered some new blogs that are going to be very good for the authors to work with me. More great resources to come in the near future.

The rules for the above recipients are as follow:

Rules for next recipients of the Brillante Weblog Premio are as follows:

1. The award may be displayed on a winner's blog.

2. Add a link to the person you received the award from.

3. Nominate up to seven other blogs.

4. Add their links to your blog.

5. Add a message to each person that you have passed the award on in the comments section of their blog.

There you have it, folks, my nominees for this wondrous peer-driven award. Please stop by the above blogs and drop everyone a note of congratulations!!!


Joyce Anthony said...

Great choices, Nikki!!! Congratulations to all your recipients!!!!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Wow! First of all congratulations! Next, thank you for nominating my The New Book Review ( for Brilante Weblog Premio Award. I view that blog as a service for writers, a way for them to extend exposure for their books. But it is also a service to reviewers who recycle their favorite reviews and for readers who just want to speak out.
Thank you, Nikki!
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers.

Yvonne Perry said...

Thank you, Nikki! I appreciate the nomination and our networking friendship.


Philip Harris said...

Thanks much. Will spread the light and the word.

Dyan Garris said...

Nikki: You are a very special person and I admire you tremendously. Thank you for this award and your very kind words. I'm honored.

Janet Grace Riehl said...


What a wonderful collection of blogs you've chosen. Thanks for explaining the award so clearly as well.

Yes, Yvonne definitely is a Tennessee peach.

Janet Riehl

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki,

Thank you! I am so very honored to receive this award from you.

Appreciate much.

My Best,
Kathleen Gage