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Friday, November 11, 2011

Blog Award: Introducting the Earl of Altamont

Many thanks to Faye of Labor Not In Vain for honoring me with the "Tell Me About Yourself Award" for my blog "The Way of Impressions"!  Faye reviews Christian Fiction books with a thoughtfulness and attention to detail that all bookworms can appreciate.  I'm always looking forward to her next review!

Ok so the rules for accepting this award are simple.

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Give the award to 15 other bloggers.

Since I've already received this blog award and revealed 7 things about myself, I thought I would be different this time around and reveal 7 things about the Earl of Altamont, the hero of my story "The Way of Impressions".  (After all, he and Louisa get the credit for this blog award ;-)

Ok, my lord, you're on.

I beg your pardon, Madam?

I mean, proceed...go ahead and share seven things about youself.

Very well...

1. People look at me and assume that I box.  The truth is, I'm not a fighter, and I detest duels.  Rather, I enjoy working with my hands.  I'm in the process of building a town near my home in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.

2. I am terrified of being on a ship.  My father, the late Earl of Altamont, took me on a trip to France when I was a wee lad.  While playing on the deck, I fell overboard and had to be rescued.

3. I love seafood.  Salmon topped with shrimp and crawfish broth has to be my favorite.

4. While I am a Protestant Christian, methinks 'tis wrong for Great Britain to deny Catholics landownership simply because of their beliefs.  For that reason, some of my Irish countrymen believe I secretly side with the rebels, but I in no way support the seperation of Ireland from Great Britain.

5. I am eight and twenty and still unmarried.  I suppose I've stalled in choosing a wife because most ladies of quality bore me.  But just the other day, I met a young woman of quality who is turning my world upside down.  I continually find myself in disconcerting situations with her family.  I'm sure they think that I'm a navie fool.

6. I love the theatre.  I'm designing a theatre for the Westport village, and I'm very anxious to start building it.

7.  I don't care what the fashion in Paris is, I will never wear ruffled shirts.

Wow, that's all very interesting, my lord.  What blogs do you want to pass this award on to?

Pardon, Madam, but what is a blog?

Never mind...I'd better not try to explain that.  Okay, so on Lord Altamont's behalf, I'm going to pass this award on to the following fifteen blogs:

1. A Day In The Life Of An Apiring Author
2. Chrisitan Girly Girls
3. Cornhusker Academy
4. Debra's Reading Corner
5. Faith, Friends, and Frappuccinos
6. Fiction Addiction Fix
7. Footnotes: Novel Inspiration from History
8. InSpire
9. Jesus & My Orange Juice
10. Karin Kaufman's Blog
11. medieval research with joyce
12. Steps
13. Stuff & Nonsense II
14. What In The World R U Doing 4 Christ's Sake?
15. Writing to Distraction


Carol said...

Congrats on the Award! It is well deserved. Lord Altamont sounds like an interesting person and a sweetie besides!

Gwendolyn Gage said...

Thanks Carol! He is my favorite character. I guess because in real life, he was such an oddball for an 18th century lord - he really did build towns and garden. He hated gambling, and would not tolerate cursing in his presence. Even the books I've read about him called him an oddball! :-)

Joyce DiPastena said...

What a fun variation on the award theme! Thanks for passing the award on to my blog. :-)

Loree Huebner said...

Very fun post, Gwen! Good job, Earl!

Gwendolyn Gage said...

You're welcome, Joyce! I always enjoy reading your posts about medieval times. :-)

Gwendolyn Gage said...

Thanks Loree! Ha ha, Lord Altamont bows and says, "Thank you, Madam." :-)

Jewelsy said...

Thanks Gwen!

Gwendolyn Gage said...

You're welcome, Jewelsy! You've got a great, encouraging blog! I love it! :-)

Shannon Milholland said...

Thanks for the sweet shoutout! I love Lord Altamont's answers - particularly not caring about ruffled on that one!

Gwendolyn Gage said...

You're welcome, Shannon! I always appreciate your little devotionals. Yeah, Lord Altamont, is a character. Leave it to him to refuse ruffled shirts, despite the fact that most men in the 18th century wear a little lace on their sleeves. :-)

Susan said...

Ha - loved the answers from Lord Altamont, sounds like someone I'd like to get to know better - let him know I love salmon too:) Thanks so much for the award!

Gwendolyn Gage said...

You're welcome, Susan! Ha ha, I'll tell him ;-) I'm blogging his and Louisa's story at if you'd like to read more.