One Lovely Blog Award

I love my blog, and try to make it look as lovely as possible for my readers, so thank you Ronovan for nominating me for the Lovely Blog Award. I feel proud and honoured to receive it.



Bloggers have to make an effort to be lovely and care about our blog entries and our readers, and that’s what Ronovan does. He spoils us all with poems, tips, and insightful reflections, which he generously offers us almost every day, please take the time to look up his blog, Ronovan Writes. You will not be disappointed.


These are the guidelines that come with accepting this award.

1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award. (Yes)

2. Display the One Lovely Blog Award on your Blog. (Yes)

3. Share seven things about yourself. (Yes)

4. Nominate fifteen Bloggers you admire. (Yes) Inform them by commenting on their Blog (in the process…).


Seven Things About Me

  1. Luccia Gray is my pen name. I chose it to reinvent myself as a writer. It is an anagram of my ‘real’ name, Lucy Garcia, which isn’t my real name either, because it’s my nickname and my first surname only, and I have a middle name and two surnames of my own, because I have never used my husband’s surname, which would be my third surname. But what’s in a name anyway? As Juliet so rightly asked Romeo.
  2. I am writing a neo-Victorian trilogy called, The Eyre Hall Trilogy. I have already published the first volume, All Hallows at Eyre Hall, and I am writing the second volume, Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall.
  3. I was born and brought up in London, but I live in the south of Spain.
  4. I have three wonderful children and three fantastic grandchildren.
  5. I love reading. I combine reading and rereading the classics, especially 19th and 20th century literature, with contemporary fiction by established novelists and new or independent authors.
  6. I love writing. It is what keeps (and has kept) me sane. I would have given up on myself (and everyone else) if I didn’t write.
  7. My three favourite novels are Persuasion, Jane Eyre, and Rebecca. I reread them regularly, and every time I do so, I feel differently about them.

I am nominating the following blogs because I think they’re lovely.

I’m not sure whether they are willing to accept or have time to accept, but in any case, they are lovely blogs, so please check them out!












Rosie Susan



Thank you for being part of this wonderful blogging universe, and I’m looking forward to reading your posts!



Most Influential Blogger Award: ‘Like a Room Without a Roof’! But ‘Slow’

A Very Musical Award

I am very honoured and surprised that such an influential blogger as Ronovan  should nominate me for the Most Influential Blogger Award! Check out his blog! You’ll find reflections on life, short stories, poems, and much more to inspire you to think and write…

Here are the guidelines for acceptance.

To accept this award, the awardees must do the following:

1. Display the Award on your Blog.
2. Announce your win with a blog post and thank the Blogger who awarded you.
3. Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award.
4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded with a comment (or a pingback).
5. Include an embedded video of your current favorite song (YouTube has almost everything, just copy and paste the link into your WordPress editor). If a video is not possible you can embed a SoundCloud track.

My Favourite Song(s)

First I’d like to include my favourite song at the moment, ‘Happy’, because it makes me feel ‘like a room without a roof’. I often forget that I can be my own worst enemy by defining my limits and being my most ferocious critic. I need to break free creatively, and this song reminds me that there are no limits: if I can imagine it happening, it can happen…


I know it’s only one song, but I’m not very good at following rules, I’m afraid!

The second song is ‘Slow’ by a great young artist, Rumer. I love this song. When I’m stuck for inspiration, I close my eyes and listen (sometimes I sing, too!), sometimes it works, other times, I’m still lost for words, but at least I feel better, at ease with myself, which is often all I need…



I’d like to nominate the following inspirational blogs, please check them out!

As this is the second Award I’m offering this month to Inspiring Blogs, and as it’s limited to 10, I haven’t included bloggers I’ve nominated earlier this month, although you know you all deserve it!

I’m not sure that all the nominees like receiving Awards. I hope you can accept, but if you can’t accept, that’s fine. I just want you to know you are inspiring!



John Mark Miller
Days and Months
Miscellaneous Inanities
Tempest Rose
S. K. Nicholls