Loni Edwards

Illustration and Paintings in Digital, Watercolors and Ink

Liebster Award


I have been awarded the Liebster Award by my kidlit friends, Joanna Marple ,Diane aka Patientdreamer, and my homeschooling/kidlit friend, Heather Newman. They are all 3 part of the Perfect Picture Book Friday group as well as members of the 12×12 in 2012 group. It has been a pleasure to get to know them. Please visit their blogs as they are very talented and are enjoyable to follow!

Liebster  is a German word, meaning dearest or beloved, but it can also mean favorite.” It’s meant to be given to blogs with 200 or few followers. However, sometimes it is hard to see how many followers someone has, so I am giving it to blogs I like  that I think my friends should know about! 

5 Facts about me (that you may, or may not know):

1.  I lived in Alaska for over 10 years and ran up a 3200 ft mountain for fun! Every year, on July 4, my former home town of Seward, Alaska holds a race called the Mount Marathon Race.

2. I have met a number of celebrities including the cast of Glee, So You Think You Can Dance, and Rent. But, my all time favorites were Pierce Brosnan and Liam Neeson!

Here are a couple of pics of Pierce (Yeah, I think we are on a first name basis).  Unfortunately, I met Liam in an elevator and I don’t have any proof except my sister who was a witness.  You will have to just trust on us on that one…and no, we weren’t drinking!

This one is funny because it shows the glassy “I am a fangirl” look in my eyes.

And this one is just him being dreamy (note the open shirt). His accent was wonderful, especially when he said my name 🙂  Ok, enough about Pierce. Onto the other 3 facts…

3.  I have worked at many odd jobs including shoe salesperson, charter boat reservations, zoo concession stand, ice cream scooper and coffee barista.  I can make an awesome Café Mocha!

4.  (Yes, nerd alert!) I love to play computer games. I love puzzle games like Tetris, MMORPG’s like Everquest2 and I enjoy games on the consoles as well.  Legend of Zelda is my all time favorite game.

5.  I am a vegetarian for over 5 years.  I have never felt so healthy in my life.  I love being veg!


5 blogs that I want you to know about in the Kidlit community are:

Renée M. LaTulippe – kidlit author

Diana Evans – kidlit illustrator

Kathy Weller – kidlit illustrator/product designer

Erik @This Kid Reviews Books – kidlit writer and reviewer of children’s books

Patricia Tilton – kidlit author


All 5 are an inspiration for me.  Patricia, Erik and Renee are from the Perfect Picture Book Fridays group and post wonderful reviews of books. They also blog about kidlit related news including interviews. Kathy and Diana are inspirations to me for their hard work, dedication and talent. Their posts usually make me want to grab up my pencil. They each have their own unique style that is fun and enchanting.

Again thanks to my three friends for awarding me this neat award. 

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  1. Heather 04/02/2012

    I love that three people chose you for this award! Congratulations!

    I also love the fan girl pic, very cute 🙂

    • Loni 04/02/2012 — Post Author

      Haha! I knew you’d like that one 🙂

  2. Renee LaTulippe 04/02/2012

    Thank you very much, Loni! It’s nice to be appreciated. I’m so pleased that we’ve all met through PPBF and 12×12 (it’s like our own language!) – I’m having such a good time getting to know everyone!

    Love your fan pic, haha! I believe your elevator story, too. My brother rode one with Jon Bon Jovi once. 🙂

    • Loni Edwards 04/02/2012

      Hi Renee! I agree it has been great getting to know such creative people! Oh, Jon Bon Jovi is dreamy too. Lucky brother!

  3. Patricia Tilton 04/02/2012

    Thank you Loni. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you and your work through our numerous connections. I am a fan of your blog and your illustrations!

    • Patricia Tilton 04/02/2012

      Also meant to comment on your five items. I love Alaska, have visited there, but to live there would be exciting. And, I also found your odd jobs amusing — makes you employble for most anything. And, getting to meet Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan and Liam Neeson must have been exciting! Love Liam.

  4. Erik -This Kid Reviews Books 04/02/2012

    Thank you so much! 🙂 I really appreciate you nominating me 🙂 That’s cool you lived in Alaska! I would like to visit there…someday 🙂

    • Loni Edwards 10/02/2012

      Hi Erik!
      You are so welcome! I went up to Alaska when I was 13. I spent every summer up there working. It was an awesome experience and great $$ 🙂

  5. Beth Stilborn 05/02/2012

    Congratulations on your Liebster Award, Loni! Enjoyed reading your “five things” very much, and your choices for who to pass the award on to are excellent.

    Here’s my “celebrity” claim to fame — I have met Joanna of Miss Marple’s Musings, Diane of Patient Dreamer, and Patricia of Children’s Books Heal, IN PERSON and they’ll all be featured on my blog the last full week of February!

  6. Hannah Holt 05/02/2012

    Yay! Congrats. You ran up a mountain for fun. Wow. You are wonder woman. Love the fan pictures. LOL.

    • Loni Edwards 10/02/2012

      Thanks Hannah! No, my sis is the wonder woman. She runs the women’s race every year and has won it! Now, that is amazing to me! Glad you liked the pics.

  7. Joanna 07/02/2012

    I am envious of all your years in Alaska. I have done some mountain running myself, but not in snow conditions! Loved your five facts; Loni!

    • Loni Edwards 10/02/2012

      Haha! I don’t usually run in snow conditions either. Although at the top of Mt Marathon sometimes there is snow. You would love mountain running in Alaska.

  8. theartofpuro 07/02/2012

    Congratulations for the award:)Loved the post:)

  9. Sally 07/02/2012

    Congrats on meeting Pierce, oh – and for winning an award too 🙂

  10. Loni Edwards 10/02/2012

    You are welcome, thank you for the link 🙂

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