I was surprised and excited to be nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award! What an honor. Thank you to Tamara Rokicki for nominating my blog.
The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Enigma. According to the creator “this award is for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”
I was asked to share 3 things about myself. I hate when I’m asked to do that, lol.
A – I always say I’m a late bloomer because I seem to do everything much later than everyone else. I became a teacher late in life, a writer even later, and who knows if I will finally learn how to ride a bike in my golden years. Now you know why I picked the name of this blog.
B – I speak, read, and write in five languages in various degrees of fluency. In order of the most fluent to the least (mostly for lack of use throughout the years): Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, and German.
C – My first degree is in foreign languages and tourism and I started my adult life as a tour guide in my native Portugal. Challenging for an introvert like me, but I loved it.
Now for Tamara’s questions.
1. At what age did you realize you were a creative person?
Hard to say. I was dancing by the time I was three and writing by ten. I don’t thing I “realized” it as much as I was shocked to find out that not everyone was like me, lol.
2. What is the strangest food combination you’ve ever eaten?
When I first moved to the US I thought peanut butter and chocolate was a weird combination but I learned to love it. I would have to say it was the crunchy big butt ant I ate a few years ago as a dare (Colombian delicacy). It was not bad.
3. What is your favorite book genre?
Hard to say. I love paranormal, fantasy, realistic fiction, chicklit…but it has to have some kind of romance in it. I read YA, adult and sometimes even middle grade and children’s picture books. I just love a great story with awesome characters.
4. Who is your most memorable school teacher?
Her name was Gravata (which translated into Tie in English) and she was one of my highschool Portuguese teachers. She was very strict, hardly ever smiled, but somehow managed to make me love Portuguese lit. She also was amazingly cool under pressure as she proved it by staying super calm during an earthquake during class.
5. What is the one piece of technology you absolutely hate?
I don’t think I hate any technology. In fact I love it and always seem to have an easy time learning new gadgets. We live in an amazing time when our lives are simplified by all kinds of tools straight from an old episode of Star Trek. It’s more hating the way some people use the technology.
And now for some nominations and questions:
- Ailish Sinclair
- Books, Vertigo, and Tea
- Selma P. Verde
- Raine Balkera
- Unwrapping Romance
- Love Books Group
- Paula Harmon
- Austen Prose
1.What made you start a blog?
2. Where would you travel to if money was not an issue? Why?
3. What is your biggest fear?
4. If someone was writing your biography what would be its title?
5. What is one thing you’ve never done but would love to to do?
My Best Posts (or those I liked the best, lol):
The Life and Tribulations of a Pantser