Awards, Mythological Creature Archive

The ‘Cryptid Cora’ Blogger Award- Nominations-📚

What is this Blogger Award about?

The ‘Cryptid Cora’ Blogger Award is a peer recognition ‘nod of excellence,’ and exercise…executed by writerly bloggers to other writerly bloggers who are creative, positive and inspiring…while also very busy doing their due diligence in blasting cryptozoological characters towards the greater blogging community. These writers who are nominated, shoot straight into our imaginations and into our hearts. The purpose of this award is for idea generating, inspiration and friendship building. I’m a fantasy writer, and so I found this exercise very useful, and hopefully you will too.

Once nominated (and if you accept the ‘award’), bloggers are required to:

1) Write a post in which they thank the blogger for nominating them and link back to their blog. Nominate them via Twitter using hashtag #CryptidCora, too with a link to your post…if they use social media.

2) Answer 13 questions asked by the person who nominated you. The questions should be about an unusual cryptid found in an obscure book or on a run-of-the-mill folklore site… whatever…Wikipedia is useful here too, of course. Remember to source the best you can. Creatures from long lost cultures are a plus! Please include pictures of the creatures and be sure to photo credit the images as well.

3) ‘Pay’ your good creature ideas forward by nominating 5 other blogs specifically with Cryptozoological themes or writing themes. Writing bloggers or cryptid loving blogs will benefit from this exercise the most, it seems. Gamers, programmers and illustrators too. Heck, visual artists…you get the idea. Also, if you receive a nomination, it means that your nominator loves what you are doing and that is a really cool thing. Congratulations! Be proud!

4) Give your bloggers of choice, 13 questions to answer…you can recycle the same ones that I used, if you wish, it’s the easiest and most uniform way to organize this mass of information that will be coming in. All cryptids are public domain and are for idea generating as this is the point of the exercise. Your cryptid WILL BE ADDED TO THE MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURE ARCHIVE by AR Jung. Don’t post a precious, secret cryptid that will appear on your upcoming comic strip or in your award winning screenplay to us….someone viewing this material could very well be inspired to write a short story or develop a protagonist off of this exercise…for their very own upcoming award winning debut novel! So be smart about the character you choose to showcase. I will be talking about a Sumerian Demon as my cryptid here today. It’s Halloween, what can I say?

5) Notify your nominees, through the contact page on their blogs… display the rules as well as The “Cryptid Cora’ Award logo in your new post. Remember, this is suppose to be fun! This is suppose to be thought provoking. 🙂 The BEST entries will be eligible (with the authors permission, of course) for publication in a #CryptidCora anthology.

Happy Halloween 2018! Please use hashtag #CryptidCora in your blog title, so that we all can easily find your creature for continued inspiration long past Halloween. #CryptidCora will nominate 5 new bloggers each month to keep things moving. Consider Cora your spark…your short term muse…that push you needed to get to writing again. She’s elusive… you need to feed and coax her out…she’s that beautiful thing we call imagination and that’s why we love him/ her/ it/ them, so.The Questions


The Sunshine Blogger Award, #sunshinebloggeraward, #spreadalittlesunshine

sunshine-blogger*The Sunshine Blogger Award is awarded by bloggers to other bloggers who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.
Once nominated (and if you accept the award), a blogger is required to 1) write a post in which they thank the blogger for nominating them and link back to their blog, 2) answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you, 3) nominate eleven other blogs and 4) give them eleven questions to answer, 5) notify your nominees and display the rules and The Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

I have been nominated by Richard Keys from Photosociology – one of my followers. Richard nominated me about 4 months ago, but I have been working on my novel and wasn’t aware of my nomination! I am very happy to accept this nomination, because I think its good to follow and support bloggers, especially new ones, to help them to grow their followers and motivate them to continue blogging.  Thanks for nominating me Richard. Check out his site here.  There are many curriculum based activities and amazing photography! Click here to watch my youtube video about it.

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Richard’s questions and my responses


What is your most embarrassing moment?

My most embarrassing moment recently in regards to my writing is; I went to the book signing of a local author and fawned all over her.  She represents where I want to be in my career. I told her how important I thought that her book was and thanked her for writing it. The thing is…writers are people too and they can see through all of that stuff. I thought…since I didn’t know what to say…and that she was where I see myself in the not too distant future, that I should fill the silence with that kind of fluff.  While all of it was true…it didn’t come off as genuine. She let me know through her body language that she saw through my thinly veiled words and I was embarrassed. I learned a lesson that day. Less is more, and nobody asked my opinion about their work of art. I will keep the idle chatter to myself next time. 🙂 No hard feelings, only a hard pill to swallow.


How long did it take you to set up your blog?

The blogs on Word press are easy and quick and I think that this is one of the reasons that it serves us bloggers so well. I think I was up and running in a half an hour or so, but this blog is my second go around. My first blog was unclear about it’s topic and was rambling. This blog hopefully will be more streamlined and helpful as a resource for other serious writers. 


How long have you been blogging for? 

Off and on for about 4 years.


A sentence that describes you?


Three words to sum up your blog?

Writing, Tips, Fairytales

Your favorite place in the world?

In my home, with my small family. 

Why is it your favorite place?

Because my husband and I have worked hard to make this place a home for our daughter. It’s filled with love and that’s all that I could ask for. 

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

A dancer.

Do you still have a cuddly toy in your bed?


Dogs or cats?

We are a dog family. We have two dogs. One is a great dane and lab mix and the other is a terrier mix. Both were pound puppies.

If you had to move to a new country where would you go?

I would choose Italy! The intersections of food, culture, architecture, art and history would have me there for the long haul, I’m pretty sure. 🙂

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My Nominees

Shalini Book Reviews – here is her site.

Boston book Review- here is the site.

Jennie, a Teacher’s reflections- here is her site.

Milly Schmidt, the Cat’s write- here is her site.

Priyasha, Books & Co. – here is her site.

Lynx, real cooking- here is her site.

Kate Davies Designs- here is her site.

Book Tales by Me- here is her site.

Zezee Books- here is the site.

The Bloggers- here is the site.

Radhika’s Reflections- here is her site.

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My questions to you are going to be the same as Richard’s questions to me.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

How long did it take you to set up your blog?

How long have you been blogging for?

A sentence that describes you?

Three words to sum up your blog?

Your favourite place in the world?

Why is it your favourite place?

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Do you still have a cuddly toy in your bed?

Dogs or cats?

If you had to move country where would you go?