Tuesday, January 20, 2009

TAG...I'm it! "5 Things..."

Thanks to Robin, I am officially "tagged" with a meme...a little self-centered thingy we writers post about ourselves, and then "tag" other writers with so they can also provide little known factoids about themselves.

Besides the word "factoid" which always makes me happy when I hear, read or speak it, there are too many things on the planet that make me happy; I cannot possibly narrow it down to 5. So, I've decided to change this Meme a bit and add my own twist:

5 Bloggers That Make Me Happy:

1.  Robin Mellom:  Funny, loyal, beautiful in every way, I've cherished her friendship for 6 whole years and can always count on her for all my "BFF" needs.
2.  Suzanne Young:  Positive, upbeat, driven and committed, Suz defines the word "perseverance" and can make me laugh until I cry.  I cannot wait to read her forthcoming books! (And hang out with her again in person some day soon!)
3.  Christy Raedeke:  Super-smart, comedian-funny, and dedicated to family, friends and her writing, I love spending time with this always fascinating girl.  And her writing is so insanely good, I want to be her in my next writing life!
4.  Graeme Stone:  One of the funniest people I've ever met, GS is dedicated beyond belief to honing his craft, and he writes gay-mystery-thrillers for boys!  Does it get any cooler than that?
5.  Lee Wind:  Possibly one of the sweetest humans on the planet, I've known Lee for several years.  And even though I only see him a few times a year at conferences, we always pick up where we left off.  Somehow, he remembers everything about my writing and is uniquely encouraging, even when I want to give up.  Bonus is that he is a tireless gay-rights activist and writes amazing "YA Fantasies with gay teen characters" You must check out his incredibly insightful blog.  I insist! 

Oh, and I've decided not to tag anyone with this Meme because people always get mad when I tag them and they are put on the spot.  And, anybody who knows me well knows that my goal in life is to NOT have people mad at me.  (How's that for a little-known factoid?  Factoid...HA! I'm cracking myself up over here!)

Thanks for reading!



  1. I'm a blubbery baby right now. All the stuff you said about everyone was so sweet. I love you, Eve!

  2. Hell of a start, Eve. You and Barack. The sky's the limit...

  3. thx for new bloggers to follow. Love Suzanne, Robin and christy too!

  4. Awww, you make me happy, too! You always find the good in people and I love that! (You also have an amazing recollection for great lines from Sixteen Candles...I am humbled.)

    Love ya!

  5. Are you kidding me? I wake up with a massive sinus headache, get the kids to school late (braving the sneers of righteous whole-grain-Moms by slipping an emergency “Uncrustable” into the pre-schooler’s lunch) and come home to finish a freelance project that is overdue -- all before 8:37 am. So before I open Word to get to work, I check in on my daily blog reads and find THIS! You know when you’re on the brink and someone says something nice to you and you loose it? Yeah, that’s me right now. I’m not only touched by your amazingly kind words but also by the company I’m keeping – I know and LOVE all those fellow bloggers/writers. Can’t believe I made it to the cool-kids table.

    Thank you, Eve. You have made my day!
    XO Christy

  6. I know... you're saving me for the 5 right handed bloggers who make you giggle on alternate Tuesdays. Right? Right????

    I knew it :-)

  7. I just wanted to say, I think you should get paid to blurb PEOPLE! haha. I love this post.

  8. Eve,
    I was updating my links, and I was so happy to find your blog up and running (and so fabulously pink!) So I start reading, and lo and behold, I'M FAMOUS... well, er... I'm appreciated by someone I like and respect, which is perhaps something better! I am so honored and humbled at all the super-sweet things you said. Thank you for making me happy, too.