Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Are Authors Natural Born Liars?


This fun award was created by Lesa Holstein at Lesa's Book Critiques.

The rules are simple.
1.Thank the person who gave this to you.
2.Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3.Link to the person who nominated you.
4.Tell us up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.
5.Allow your readers to guess which one or more are true.
5.Nominate seven "Creative Writers" who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6.Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7.Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

THANKS FOR NOMINATING US MYSTERY LOVERS' KITCHEN!!

So here's the fun part. Each of the Cozy Chicks will nominate a blogger for the award and will tell one lie and one truth. It's up to you to figure out which is which. Each of us will reveal the truth in our next post.

Kate

I was abducted by a camel driver while on a tour of the Great Pyramids in Giza.

I was a runner-up in a Miss Indiana pageant.

I nominate Jungle Red Writers for the "Creative Writer" Blogger Award!

JB

I have had my pilot's license for ten years.

I legally changed my name to Obi-Wan Kenobi.

I nominate Powered by Books for the "Creative Writer" Blogger Award!
Lorna

During high school, basketball was my life. I was the star scorer, and our team went on to win the Section V Championship. There's a plaque with my name on it in the main lobby of Greece Olympia High School. If only women had the opportunity for a career in basketball, my life would have been profoundly different.

It took four years of concentrated speech therapy for me to lose my lisp. All that work was undone when I went to work for a man with a lisp. The next thing I knew, every time I'd speak to my boss, I'd be lisping up a storm, which he took as reticule. Is it any wonder my job was eliminated not too long after.

I nominate Wordplay for the "Creative Writer" Blogger Award!
Leann

I am adopted.

I once crossed the Atlantic on The Queen Elizabeth I.

I nominate Hey There's A Dead Guy in the Living Room for the "Create Writer" Blogger Award!

Maggie

My Border Collie/Lab Katy and I participated in a Northern Colorado Agility Trials event last year.

I sang Mozart in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in front of 2000+ people.

I nominate Yooper Adventures for the "Create Writer" Blogger Award!
Heather

I once sent Ellen Degeneres a signed copy of A Hoe Lot of Trouble after her interview with Sex and the City actress Kim Catrall turned to gardening hoes...and well, the other kind of ho, too.

I once met Oprah Winfrey at a rally taking place at the University of Cincinnati for Barack Obama and couldn't work up the courage to tell her about my books.

I nominate Babble and Blog for the "Creative Writer" Blogger Award!
Deb
Unpublished and discouraged, I once ran for public office because that was the only job where I could still make up stuff.

I play chess and am ranked with the American Chess Federation.

I nominate Dazed and Confused for the "Creative Writer" Blogger Award!

So take it from here! What's the whole truth, nothing but the truth?

13 comments:

Dru said...

I'll give it a shot -

Kate:
1 - True
2 False

JB:
1 - True
2 - False

Lorna:
1 - False
2 - True

Leann
1 - True
2 - False

Maggie:
1 - True
2 - False

Heather:
1 - False
2 - True

Deb:
1 - True
2 - False

jbstanley said...

Boy, oh boy! I can only guess three of them correctly for certain. I can't wait to read the reveals as the week goes on!

Heather Webber said...

I only know four for certain, and I think I know Maggie's, but we'll see. I'm stumped on Leann's and yours JB. The Obi Wan thing sounds like something you'd do. *g*

Jessica said...

Oh I love this!!!! Here goes....

Kate

1. Truth
2. Fib

JB

1. Truth
2. Fib

Lorna

1. Fib
2. Truth

Leann

1. Truth
2. Fib

Maggie

1. Truth
2. Fib

Heather

1. Fib
2. Truth

Deb

1. Truth
2. Fib

Ok, so I'm not confident about all of my answers, but it will be fun to see if I'm right! ☺

Jessica said...

awww nuts! Dru, I promise I didn't copy your answers! Cross my heart...! I just went back to see whether Dru and I agree on most of our answers and we match perfectly. *sigh* Well, at least I know right or wrong, there is someone right there with me!

Lover of Books said...

Here are mine:
Kate
1.Fib
2. True

JB
1.True
2. Fib

Lorna
1. Fib
2. True

Leann
1. True
2. Fib

Maggie
1.True
2. Fib

Heather
1.Fib
2. True

Deb
1.Fib
2. True

Not sure if it's right but oh well. lol
Krista

Dru said...

LOL Jessica!

signlady217 said...

I think I read the post a while back about being abducted by a camel driver, so I'm pretty sure that one's true; as for the rest, who knows!

Cleo Coyle said...

HA! These are all GREAT. No wonder you chicks are so good at writing red herrings!

~Cleo

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Y'all are GREAT liars~! :)

I'm going to say:

Kate = Miss Indiana
JB = Pilot's license
Lorna = Basketball
Leann = QE II
Maggie = Agility training w/ pooch
Heather = met Oprah
Deb = Chess

But I could be talked into the other statements, too!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Computer Repair said...

People in general are Natural born liars. Ever had kids?

Lindy said...

I was abducted by a camel driver--he started going faster and said my fee was double what we agreed upon, so I told him "Slow this camel down, or I'm going to fall off, and believe me, you're going with me and I'll make sure I land on top of you!" I'm not a light weight, so he slowed down real fast, and I told him we agreed to my price and he would not get more. Riding the camel wasn't much fun, but I got a good story out of it. So, I'm saying Kate's camel abduction was true! That makes the Miss Indiana statement false--sorry about that Kate.

Sarah MacCallum said...

Kate:
1-True

Lorna:
2-True

Leann:
2-True

Maggie:
2-True

Deb:
2-True