How lovely!

I was nominated for the “One Lovely Blog” award by Evan C. of the “From the Wastes” blog. Thank you, Evan! He and I met on Twitter and bonded over our love for Mad Max.

I’m new at blogging, and I haven’t connected with many other bloggers yet. Technically, I’m supposed to pass on the award, but I’m afraid I’m going to break the chain. (Sorry, Evan!) It’s the spirit of the thing that counts, right? So I’m still going to tell you five random things about me and post the award on my site.

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5 random facts about Alex Kourvo.

1. I am the middle child of five siblings. We are  sarcastic and obnoxious and competitive and I love those goofballs more than anything.

2. My decorating style is minimalist. Plain furniture, simple art, no knickknacks. Having too much stuff makes me feel frazzled, so I keep my space very calm, very Zen.

3. One of my favorite parts of being a writer is beta reading for my friends. Getting to read a new book before anyone else has read it is my secret thrill.

4. I like my handwriting.

5. I recently realized that I hadn’t sung a single song in about a decade. I didn’t sing along to the radio, I didn’t sing in the shower, I didn’t even hum. I still spoke and wrote as much as ever, but somewhere along the line, music went out of my life. I went through a difficult time where my family life was a mess, and even though I handled everything okay, I lost the joy of song and I never even noticed.

But in the last few weeks, I’ve been surprised to find myself singing, and even humming happy little songs for no reason.

I’m glad I found my voice again.

About the author: Alex Kourvo writes short stories under her own name and near-future thrillers under the pen name M.H. Mead. She thinks all her readers are lovely people.

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