Grinning from ear to ear – the ‘Joker’ has nothing on me!

This post is dedicated to my fellow bloggers, the people who read, comment and support me in all I do.

In particular this is for Mishka – A Writers Life For Me (Harliqueen) who, not only offers support and encouragement, but who also nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks, Mishka, sincerely. It thrills me to know that you enjoy my blog. Sharing my writing with like minded people, people who understand me, and more importantly understand my need to write, makes it all worthwhile.

As an avid reader I try to explore as many blogs as I can. I have so much to learn, but in this last few months I’ve met some incredible people. There’s so much more I need to do, so many ways I need to develop, but I’m not alone and I’ve enjoyed every step of the journey so far.

I’m always looking to improve my blog, and will endeavour to make it more visually pleasing. It’s not always about the words, and a good picture can complement a post. So here’s my attempt at sprucing things up a little.

Thank you

As per the rules for being nominated, here are seven things about me:

1. I am a total geek. I love Marvel and DC Comics, and would love to attend a Sci-Fi convention!

2. The Missing Link (my fourth novel) was inspired by a real life incident – a close friend of mine died in similar circumstances.

3. I am an Idealistic Dreamer (thanks Chris Donner for the intriguing post, by the way).

4. I suffer from insomnia.

5. I have two amazing daughters, who are my light, and my joy (this should have been number 1).

6. I currently live in a large house with several members of my family (grandmother, mother, two sisters, nephew, and daughters). A house which used to be home to a practicing witch!

7. My brother is in the Army, and the inspiration for Sins of the Father and Hands of Evil – both in the Morgan and Fairchild series.

The following are blogs I would like to nominate for the Versatile Blogger Award.

A Writers Life For Me (Harliqueen)

Laura Josephine

Helena Hann-Basquiat

Chris Martin

Chris Donner

Isabella Norse

Erik S. Lehman

S. J. Paige

Zainab Javid


Ann Johnson

Heather Christena Schmidt

Kellie Elmore

Jodie Llewellyn

Irene Waters

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Until next time.


Published by mbarkersimpson

Melissa Barker-Simpson is a multigenre romance author. Her stories are about connection, friendship, and love in all its forms. So whether in a magical setting, an alternative universe, or a world where anything can happen – and often does – there is always an element of romance. Melissa is currently residing in the North of England with her two daughters, and when not writing, is fulfilling her other role as a British Sign Language Interpreter.

5 thoughts on “Grinning from ear to ear – the ‘Joker’ has nothing on me!

  1. Ahhh!!! That’s so cool, thank you so much 😀 I am so happy, I called all my family to the computer (I live with lots of family members too) to have a look at the photo! Can’t stop smiling 🙂

    It really is so nice discovering new blogs, I’m a very avid reader of other people’s blogs and your blog is one I go straight to when I see there is a new post 🙂

  2. We must both look like a couple of jokers then! My face still hurts! Hi to the family – it can be a busy, chaotic household, but so much fun 🙂

    Thanks again. I enjoy reading your blog too, and it’s always great to meet a kindred spirit.
    Take care

  3. Thank you Mel for your nomination. I am honoured that you have chosen me. The thing that I love about these awards is that you are given a new group of people in your other nominees to go and visit, some of whom you have not yet visited and as they come recommended by you are most likely other people that you will enjoy seeing their postings. Thank you once again and congratulations yourself as you well deserve it.

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