Thank You Laura! My Blogger Award & 5 Star Review!

Hello everyone! I’ve been really sick this last week, and I have not been able to get much done where the social media is concerned. I am now finally feeling well enough to dive back into it all! The first on my agenda is to send a great big THANK YOU to Laura Thomas aka “fuonlyknew” for nominating me for “The Most Inspiring Blogger Award”!! I am very honored to have been nominated by such a wonderful friend and blogger!! This award is also my very first and I will display it proudly! Thank you again Laura!

Most Inspiring Blogger Award

I couldn’t resist putting my own twist on the award image! ๐Ÿ™‚

I highly recommend visiting and following Laura’s blog! She always has something fun posted! —>


I believe the next step is to share 7 things about myself and to nominate 7 other inspiring bloggers, so here goes:

1. I have 2 grown kids (my son Dallas and my daughter Cirocco) and 4 granddaughters between the two of them.

2. My wife and I were in a rock n’ roll band called “Starchild” for nearly 15 years.

3. I am dyslexic and love to invert words and sing entire songs backwards for comedic relief.

4. I can’t feel heat in my hands after being given a tetanus shot when I was 12.

5. I worked as a Professional Commercial Photographer for over 20 years and have a Masters degree in Photography.

6. My two favorite breeds of cats are Manx and Siamese (specifically blue and lilac point). Over the course of 30 years I have owned at least 6 siamese cats named Dejah.

7. My favorite color is green, the only true color…of course. He he he


Now, in no particular order, I would like to nominate these 7 awesome bloggers!

Caron Rider

Alex Laybourne

Kay Glass

Nick Thacker

Eden Baylee

Tanja Segal

Belinda Witzenhausen


I was also incredibly honored to receive an amazing 5 star review of my Poetry book “Tapestry” from Laura Thomas! This review was very heartfelt and I am beyond pleased to hear that she enjoyed reading my poetry!

Tapestry by Solitaire Parke

Here is the link to her review of “Tapestry”

Be sure to visit her blog…she is currently holding a giveaway for aย chance to win one paperback copy or one of five e-book copies of “Wormwood” by D.H. Nevins! Here is the link to go read her review of “Wormwood” and enter the contest:

Many, many thanks Laura! ๐Ÿ™‚

About solitaireparke

Solitaire Parke is an author of Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy, Poetry and Larger World books. He is a lover of dragons, the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, and has a large collection of science fiction books and movies. After becoming an award winning photographer and earning a degree in music theory, he worked in graphic and web design, but he always returns to writing. When he is not writing, you can find him reading, watching a sci-fi television show or movie, or researching a new โ€œtechno gadgetโ€ on the internet. He now resides in Arizona with his family and two very spoiled dogs.

Posted on July 21, 2012, in Blogger Awards, Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Thank you for the nomination. I am honored.

    Have a great Sunday



  2. So thrilled you nominated me Solitaire, and the best thing about these awards is connecting with everyone and learning more about the person who gave me the award. Green is your favorite color? Ha, why am I not surprised? Mine is red and it’s the complementary color of green, so that explains why we are friends ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hope you’re feeling better, lovely.


  3. Congratulations Soitaire! It’s a very fitting award for you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Big props to Laura for nominating you as well.


  4. Congratulations Solitaire, you definitely deserve it my friend! Thanks so much for nominating me, I am truly honoured! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s so great to learn more about you! I like Siamese cats too, we have a blue point..they are definitely….hmm hmm “unique” in character…LOL! Wishing you a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thank you so much Belinda! I felt the exact same way when I nominated you! ๐Ÿ™‚ My daughter also has a blue, named Sorsha – beautiful animal! If nothing else, Siamese are definitely auditory! Thanks again! Looking forward to reading your post – been a bit behind these days.


  5. Congrats Solitaire. Kudos to Laura for nominating a worthy blogger.


  6. So happy you are enjoying your award Solitaire. It is very much deserved! My review of Tapestry was from the heart. I am still reading your poems. Try to read a couple every morning before work. It is going to become my travel book, a book I take with me to relax while away from home:) I reread some favorites and your book is full of post-it notes to make it easy to find them:) Thank you for your kind words.
    Is there a story behind the name Dejah?


  7. Hello again, here is my response to your wonderful post! Hope you are feeling better! Wishing you a wonderful week my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Thank you very much for the nomination Solitaire! I am very happy for you too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations! Sorry, that I did not respond right after you wrote me the message. Right now I have so many problems here and I don’t know anymore what to do… But Really, I appreciate, that you put me up for your nomination! ๐Ÿ™‚


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