eFestival of Words – My Sore Hush-a-Bye nominated!!

Yesterday I was looking for another thing on the Internet and found out, to my absolute astonishment and delight, that my novel My Sore Hush-a-Bye was nominated this week to The Best of the Independent eBook Award from the eFestival of Words – Virtual Book Fair Award, in the Best Thriller category!!

I’m in excellent company, as you can see looking at the the full list of nominees. The Best of the Independent eBook Awards is a peer-nominated program designed to showcase the depth and range of content available in digital format from small presses, micro publishers, and independently published authors.

This year’s competition includes 482 nominees across thirty-two different categories, including format specific awards (novel, novella, audiobook, etc), genre-specific awards (horror, romance, historical fiction, etc) and special awards.

Finalists will be selected by the eFestival of Words volunteer staff and announced on July 1, 2013. Winners will be selected through public vote at the festival site and announced during this year’s festival, scheduled for August 23-25th.

The eFestival of Words Virtual Book Fair is a free virtual event held annually in August. You can buy all the nominee’s books at their Bookstore.

Thank you so much for this honor!! 🙂

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My Sunshine Award!!

Sometimes good people are hard to find, and I’m so lucky to have found lots of good and kind people on the internet, since I started writing and blogging. Lord David Prosser is one of them. A great, warm guy, and an amazing writer. I love his blog, and he, being the gentleman he is, nominated me for a blog award last week!! The Sunshine Award.

I’m still in shock, thank you so much, David!! I hope my humble post doesn’t make you regret choosing me!! O.O

So, first, I answer some questions:

What inspired you to start blogging?

Well, I was told that every writer should have one, so, as a good girl, I obeyed! 🙂

How did you come up with the name of your blog?

Oh, there was a lot of brainstorming, huge creativity and…who am I kidding?? It’s just the usual… It’s about my fiction, so… Renata F. Barcelos’ fiction! 😀 But I like it, sounds good!

What is your favorite blog that you like to read?

I swear it’s not because he nominated for this blog award, but I truly love reading The Barsetshire Diaries, by my dear friend David Prosser. He has a gift with words, and can write compelling and funny stuff all at the same time, even when the subject is not easy. Really great!

There are others I enjoy, but as I’m sure I’ll forget someone, I’ll only mention David’s.

Tell about your dream job.

As every other author, I wished to be a full time writer, having a nice studio with an amazing view, from where I’d be writing as long as I wanted every day…

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Always half full. I’m so optimistic that sometimes even I find it enervating! 🙂

If you could go anywhere on a week’s vacation, where would you go?

New York, but actually, just for one week is not good enough… My goal is to live there in the future!

What food can you absolutely not eat?

Dead animals! I’m a vegetarian, so, actually, I don’t even consider it “food”!

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

I don’t really like chocolate, but if I have to choose… dark. At least it’s not sweet, which I absolutely dislike. (Yeah, I know… weiiiiird!!)

How much time do you spend blogging – in other words, are you one of those lucky people who can dash off a blog post in no time, or like me and take forever on one post to get it just right?

No lucky here, nope! Same thing… A blog post can take forever, and sometimes never be published because I simply don’t think it’s good enough… That’s why I don’t have a regular schedule for posts, but write just when the inspiration comes…

Do you watch TV – if so, what are some of your favorite shows?

If I watch TV? Are you kidding me?? Boy, TV is part of the family here! My daughter and I can’t live without it! Well, to be absolutely honest, I can’t live without it, my daughter might…

I love old TV shows and movies — black and white appeals so much to me!! I Love Lucy is our favorite of all times. For the new ones, we adore Once Upon a Time, The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, The Soup and The Middle.

And now, to my nominations:

www.battyforbooksandlovingit.blogspot.com

http://bevjoneswriting.wordpress.com/

http://qwiklit.com

http://katevsworld.com

http://hcelliston.co.uk/#/new-blog

http://acflory.wordpress.com

www.booksasportablepiecesofthought.blogspot.com

Have fun, guys!