Sunshine Award and blog tour update ~ Calisa Rhose


Before I get to today’s fun I want to make a short announcement about my Risk Factors blog tour. I was going to announce the winners of the gifts today, but I have decided to do that at the end of the month to give time for others to comment on all the posts and me time to catch up with recording the ones who did. So, on April 30 I will announce the commenting winner and the blog host.


The winners will get either a Gift Certificate or a Rose Rock, depending if they are US or overseas/Canada, and a PDF of Risk Factors.

Thanks for helping make this book tour a fun and exciting success!


I’m tickled to announce that dear friend and sister Wild Rose Press author, Jerrie Alexander, has awarded me and several other deserving recipients with the Sunshine Award! I met Jerrie when she sold her first book, The Green-Eyed Doll to our shared publisher last year. She’s a kind and very talented writer and has an amazing blog I’ve been invited to a time or two. She deserves this award and I’m honored she passed it on to me.

SunshineAwardThe Sunshine Award is a lovely sunny flower that bloggers give to other “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

Thank you for your thoughtful gift, Jerrie!

Here are my answers to the questions:

Favorite Color: Dark green, though I also like dark red

Favorite Animal: It’s a toss between my horse, Sonny, and my toy Chihuahua, Cocoa (Li’l Miss Cocoa Rio)

Favorite Number: 2

Favorite Non-alcoholic Drink: Coffee and time of day or night and various blends. I love mochas with lots of whipped cream and drizzle.

Facebook or Twitter: Both, though I’m pretty lazy about either. lol

Your Passion: Being a learning influence for  my five granddaughters.

Giving or getting presents: Giving. That’s not to say I don’t like to receive! I just like to watch someone’s face when they open a present from me.

Favorite Day: I don’t know why, but I’ve always liked Tuesday. I even got married on a Tuesday because it’s just the day I like most.

Favorite Flowers: Carnation. They are just so wild and pretty and smell so lovely.

As with most awards, the Sunshine Award comes with a few simple rules:

(1) Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post.
(2) Do the Q&A above
(3) Pass on the award to 10-12 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.

And these are the 12 fantastic bloggers I’m tagging for this award (Now, I’m off to tell them, so maybe they’ll have posts up in a few days. If not, at least you can look around some terrific sites!):

Beth Trisell

Mae Clair

Joanne Wadsworth

Piper Denna

Stacy D. Holmes

Sarah Grimm

Arial Burnz

Roni Loren

Rachel Brimble

Vonnie Davis

AJ Nuest

Kayelle Allen

 What are your passions?


Posted on 04/11/2013, in awards, Blogs, inspirations, Pen of the Dreamer and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. What a cool award. Congrats on receiving it, Calisa. I like Tuesdays, too. Thanks for awarding me. Fabulous.


  2. Calisa! Thank you for the kind words. You are so willing to host and showcase other authors that you were an easy choice!!


  3. Aww, thanks for thinking of me on this lovely award, Calisa, and congrats on receiving it from Jerrie! I love your blog and your sunny disposition, so it’s well deserved 🙂

    Loved your answer about Tuesdays!


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