Melanie Robertson-King is the proud recipient of the prestigious SHINE ON Award in the ‘books involving her Celtic connections’ category.
I’ve been nominated for the SHINE ON award! In order to accept the honour bestowed upon me by fellow Ottawa Romance Writer, Maureen Fisher, I have to share seven random bits of information about me with you – my readers.
So without further ado,
- Like my nominator, I’m an only child but both my parents came from large families. My mother was one of eight children and my father was one of twenty (his father was married twice and had 10 children with each wife).
- I’m a first generation Canadian. My father came to Canada as a Home Child through the Orphan Homes of Scotland.
- Not much of a surprise, but I love Scotland and all things Scottish and travel to the ‘auld country’ as often as possible, most recently this past August. I’m rather partial to a certain 18 year old Glenlivet single malt whisky and love haggis.
- I’ve never lived any further away from Brockville than 15 miles. Before I started school, I lived in a winterized cottage on the shore of the St. Lawrence River.
- I have a background in Computer Programming and work in payroll for an Eastern Ontario trucking company.
- I’ve been a story-teller since I was a kid. My cousins and I would gather in the woodshed at my grandmother’s in the dark and scare each other silly with ghost stories.
- I can live without chocolate. Yup, you read that right. If I have it fine and if I don’t, well that’s fine, too. Doesn’t say much for someone who writes romance.
The SHINE ON award is one that keeps on giving, so now it’s my turn to nominate the following worthy authors:
Nicky Wells – the ultimate Rock Star author who writes Romance that Rocks Your World
Janice Horton – Scottish Author who writes Contemporary fiction with humour and heart
Joanna Lambert – who writes Stories Written with Passion & Inspired by Music
And, you can read Maureen’s SHINE ON post here.