I have to say a fabtastic thanks to my fellow author Suzanne Tyrpak for  graciously bestowing upon this blog The Inspiration Award. Yay! 

I've just finished celebrating with a few glasses of wine, my party frock is back in the cupboard, and now it's time for me to pass it on to other inspiring bloggers.  

(Yes, of course that's me at the award ceremony!)

Ready for the rules? Here we go...

Thank and link back to the person who awarded this to you. 
Link posts by you and ten fellow bloggers you find inspirational. 
Forward the award to those ten fellow bloggers.

So...the choice was a hard one, and narrowing it down to a mere ten was tres hard, so don't hold it against me! Drum roll pleaaaaaase...

Here are my choice of hard-working and informative people who definitely earn an award of inspiration:

1) JA Konrath - He's an inspiration to all Indie Authors, and I'm sure if it wasn't for him and his fab blog, A Newbies Guide To Publishing, many Indies would still have their books gathering dust in their bottom drawers.

2) DD Scott - Not only is she a great author, but she also co-hosts the fabulicious blog WG2E. This is a MUST read for anyone who wants to e-publish! It's packed full of info, ideas, and the real scoop behind being an Indie Author. 

3) Nick Spalding - As well as being a successful comedy author, his blog, Spalding's Racket, features daily Indie Authors and their books. A brill opportunity for anyone wanting to get their books noticed.

4) Val Maarten - She's a great author and a champion of Indies! Val formed the Indie Authors Unite website to showcase fellow authors and makes it fun doing so. 

5)  Red Adept Reviews - Red Adept and the busy review team are always hard at work reviewing Indie Books. They reviewed Fourteen Days Later for me! They also have some great competitions on their blog, too. On behalf of all Indies, I'd like to say a huuuuuge thanks for all the reviews you do! 

6) Being a romance writer, Coffee Time Romance & More is close to my heart. They also review Indie Authors (here's one they did for Fourteen Days Later), and allow promotion of their work through their forum.  A must-see blog for any romance lovers with comps and giveaways to check out. 

7) David Wiseheart - His Kindle Author Blogspot is all about letting readers discover new authors. He's interviewed me several times, and I'd like to give a big shout out to his blog. 

8) Pixel of Ink - Sharon Rosen works hard bringing all the scoop on quality bargain books to you. If you like free & cheap ebooks, this is the place to be!  

9) Scott Nicholson - Another great guy who features and interviews Indie Authors to get the word out there about great books. Keep up the fantabulous work! 
10) BigAl's Books and Pals - I don't think Al sleeps because he's so busy revewing books! He welcoms Indie Authors, and recently reviewed My Perfect Wedding for me.  On top of that, he reads chicklit! So he gets an extra point just for that! 

So we've come to the end of the list and I can't wait to see who these wonder-bloggers give their award to!

Happy Blogging!

Sibel XX