According to the rules, recipients of The Lovely Blog Award must pass it on. It's an honor to have the award, and it's even better to acknowledge someone else.
I'm passing The Lovely Blog Award to Kathy Stemke for one very special reason: she believes in herself. Kathy is one of those people you know you can count on. She actually reads the Virtual Book Tour blogs and makes good comments, does her own posts on time and doesn't complain about the amount of work. However, what really impressed me about Kathy was her decision to self-publish her book: Moving Through all Seven Days. My mother was a teacher who believed in movement and physical activities to unlock the language arts and teach people to read. She would have loved this book. Check out the reviews at Nancy Famolari's Author Spotlight.
I hope Katy gets lots of readers, but I think she'll gain most from the experience of being published. It's wonderful if you find an editor or publisher who's interested in your work, but most important you have to believe in it yourself. Therefore, I applaud Kathy and present this award. If you don't believe in yourself, who will.
Kathy, please retrieve the picture from my blog, paste it on yours and, of course, make a link back to my blog. I hope you enjoy the award as much as I enjoyed giving it. Now it's your turn to pass it on.