2 More Awards!

Real Neat Blog Award

I have recently been awarded the Real Neat Blog and Premio Dardos Awards by Marjorie Mallon at Kyrosmagica. Thank you very much, Marjorie! I really enjoy writing this blog and it’s nice to know that others enjoy reading it.

So here goes…

Real Neat Blog Award

The rules for the Real Neat Blog Award:

  1. Put award logo in post.
  2. Answer 7 questions by person who nominated you (my questions are at the end of this post).
  3. Nominate any number of bloggers (with their links).
  4. Let these bloggers know you nominated them by commenting on their blogs.

Premio Dardos Award


Rules for the Premio Dardos Award:

Premio dardos means “prize darts” in Spanish. It is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.

  1. Post award on your blog with the name of the person who gave you the award and link to their blog.
  2. Pass the award onto 15 worthy blogs.


Questions for me:

  1. Do you have any unusual pastimes? – Why yes, I do. I enjoy building and decorating doll houses and miniature scenes. I’ve created two houses, a woodland scene and am now creating a houseboat. This is a picture of one of my houses, my Victorian cottage where a Confederate General’s widow lives with her seven cats.doll house
  2. Have you ever fallen in love at first sight? – Of course, with my husband. We met through mutual friends just after high school and have been together ever since. Let’s hear it for 30 years of marriage!
  3. What kind of books do you like to read and do you have a favorite? – I enjoy romances, which is good since that is what I write 🙂 To get a sneak peek at my new romance, Hong Kong Treasure (released very soon by Assent Publishing) go to Romance by D Dominik Wickles. I also enjoy reading mysteries, young adult adventures and some horror. There are so many good books out there, it is impossible to have a favorite.
  4. If you had a choice of listening to a music concert, going to a film or attend the theater or art/photo exposition, which would you choose? – I love to go to the theater, the stage, the atmosphere and the actors are all stimulating.
  5. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? – I have always wanted to see Hong Kong and China. Chinese columns - Morgue file
  6. What is your favorite and least favorite foods? – I’m unusual since I love vegetables and fruit. I won’t eat seafood.
  7. Are you good at keeping secrets? – Yes, I am. In fact, I never told anyone that my friend…oops 🙂

My 15 worthy blogs:

  1. Vegetarian Wife’s Blog – A blog of a wife married to a vegetarian.
  2. Katzenworld – If you love cats, you will really enjoy this blog!
  3. Misifusa’s Blog – “The Presents of Presence.”
  4. Hairball Express – Another wonderful blog about cats 🙂
  5. One Spoiled Cat – Another wonderful blog about cats 🙂
  6. Three Cat Yard – Cats – are you sensing a pattern here?
  7. I Do Wander Everywhere – A great travel blog.
  8. Think Positive, Be Positive – A blog with wisdom and humor about life.
  9. Where’s My Backpack? – “A love affair with travel.”
  10. Wind Against Current – This blog covers a little bit about everything of life.
  11. The Task at Hand – “A writer’s ongoing search for just the right words.”
  12. American History & Ancestry – A blog about American history.
  13. China’s Lost Panda – A great blog about China and the Chinese.
  14. Eating Whole – Plant-based, gluten-free and allergy-free cooking.
  15. Food, Passion & Love – More recipes!

My Questions for My Blog Nominees:

  1. Would you rather read a book or watch tv? What are some of your favorites?
  2. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
  3. Where have you traveled and do you have a favorite place/trip?
  4. Do you have any pets?
  5. Do you believe in romance?
  6. Would you rather get a bouquet of flowers or a bottle of wine?
  7. If you won the lottery what is the first thing you would buy?


And there you have it. Hope you connect with some new (to you), great blogs and meet new people. After all isn’t that what this Internet thing is all about? We’ve made the world seem a little bit cozier.


Hong Kong Treasure – A devastating typhoon stole Annie’s memory. And now, can a handsome Chinese stranger save her from the danger she has forgotten?

Coming soon! Look for it on Amazon, B&N, Sony and others.

An Interview with Deshi Han From Hong Kong Treasure

Since the release of Hong Kong Treasure is so close, I thought it would be fun to interview Deshi Han.

(Deshi walks in dressed casually in wind pants, a t-shirt and sneakers, and I am immediately aware of his energy and maleness. He sits with an easy, confident grace of one in peak physical condition which is visible from the fit of his clothes. Very sexy!)

Deshi, thanks for coming in to talk with us. I know you’re a very busy man.


“Yes, very busy but am pleased to talk to you. “

So you are forty-four years old, Chinese and a famous movie star and producer in Hong Kong. How did you get into acting?

Hong Kong Shoreline with ferry

“I like to jump around when I was kid so my Mother sign me up for movie. Very small part in movie but make me want to learn acting and Kung Fu.”

Then you eventually started making your own movies. Did you ever make any here in America?

film set

“Yes, I make two movies in America but they not make big success. Maybe I try again some day.”

You’re really big into charity work. Can you tell us about that?

“Yes, charity, everyone should do. If everyone help someone, then not so many people need help. You understand? My English not always so good.” (chuckle and smile)

(Deshi has a cute little boy smile)

I can understand your English just fine. So, what kinds of charity do you do?

“When bad storms come, typhoons, tsunamis, hurricanes, I bring money and supplies to the people. We also build centers for our seniors who need food and care while families work. I also take presents to children hospitals for sick kids. Any thing I can help, I like to do.”

That’s how you rescued Annie. Taking food and supplies to the Philippines after a typhoon, right?


“Yes, she lose her memory in typhoon. She too upset in shelter so I take her home to Hong Kong so she rest and get memory back.” (frown) “I thought it be so simple. She get memory back and I take her back to family.”

Things aren’t going as you planned?

“No. She mix-up my schedule all the time, she has nightmares that are memories of some one who wants to hurt her and everyone tease me that I fall in love with Annie.”

You mean you aren’t falling in love with Annie?

(runs his hands through his hair and looks away) “I have no time for love. I am very busy man. Make movies, do charity. People need me. No time for silly love story.”


Yet, when Annie confesses her fear that someone in her past is after her, you assign one of your stunt crew to be her bodyguard when you can’t be with her.

Yes, I need protect her, but more trouble starts…


If you want to know what else happens to Annie and Deshi, you’ll have to pick up a copy of Hong Kong Treasure at its release. (eBook release February 19 and print book in March)

Until then, you can read an excerpt here: Hong Kong Treasure

A deadly typhoon stole Annie’s memory. And now, can a handsome Chinese stranger save her from the danger she has forgotten?

Hong Kong Treasure will be available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony and others.